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  • Karen Gilman
    Aug 11, 2013
      In Alexandra's situation, we have to note a couple of things:
      Not everyone's going to be able to respond to you immediately by email. If you're not home but out walking alone, it's important to go towards people or businesses, Beverly Blvd--highly traveled-------

      And to call 911 if there is a suspicious person acting suspiciously towards you or trespassing on private property.

      Not everyone crossing one's path out walking is going to return a greeting, but if the person looked out of place, you can call LAPD.
      Options: Olympic Division front desk: 213-382-9102
      LAPD dispatch: 1-877-275-5273 (1-877-ASK-LAPD) worth programming into your cell phone as "LAPD ASK"

      I am copying Senior Lead Officer Christopher Landry as SLO Pelayo is not on duty today. 32465@...

      Sorry for the delay in responding!

      Karen Gilman
      LVNA secretary
      Elmwood Ave.







      -----Original Message-----
      From: Alexandra Anderson <sashalaa@...>
      To: Karen Gilman <GiLpErsOn2@...>
      Cc: lvna90004 <lvna90004@yahoogroups.com>
      Sent: Fri, Aug 9, 2013 6:42 pm
      Subject: Re: [LVNA90004] Newsletter from Councilmember Tom LaBonge - 8.2.13--lots of news



      There's a strange man walking down Bronson right now I said hi and he said nothing. What should I do?

      Sent from my iPhone

      On Aug 8, 2013, at 1:24 AM, Karen Gilman <GiLpErsOn2@...> wrote:






      Please review the entire newsletter, lots of save-the-date notes.

      Would love to hear a report from anyone who was able to attend National Night Out on Tuesday night in the Wells Fargo parking lot........great community awareness and crime prevention festival!

      Karen Gilman

      -----Original Message-----
      From: LaBonge News <LaBonge.News@...>
      To: GiLpErsOn2 <GiLpErsOn2@...>
      Sent: Fri, Aug 2, 2013 4:55 pm
      Subject: Newsletter from Councilmember Tom LaBonge - 8.2.13

      Upcoming Events

      Get Ready for National Night Out Across the Fourth District
      National Night Out events promote neighborhood unity and raise awareness about public safety issues and crime prevention. The Los Angeles Police Department will host several events on this year's National Night Out on August 6.

      Silver Lake: Citibank parking lot at 2450 Glendale Blvd. 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. Music, food and special guests. Email Paul Michael Neuman at pmneuman@... to participate.

      Larchmont Village: Wells Fargo parking lot at 245 North Larchmont Boulevard. 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Festival event.

      Hollywood: 1358 North Wilcox Avenue. 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Family fair.

      Toluca Lake: Chase Bank at 10050 Riverside Drive. 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Public safety information, music, refreshments, special guests and giveaways. Email Alice alice.roth@... or Janice at jse06@....

      Sherman Oaks: Bank of America parking lot at 14701 Ventura Boulevard. 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Email Alice alice.roth@... or Rachel at racheltash@....

      Los Feliz: Tables will be set up at Vermont Triangle, Hillhurst Branch Library, Fire Station 35, and Yuca's on Hollywood Boulevard. 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Email Andrea Iaderosa at ammvi@....

      Sherman Oaks: Corner of
      Tobias & Hatteras. 6 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Thirty neighborhood watch signs funded by Councilmember Tom LaBonge will be dedicated.

      Independent Shakespeare Company Presents Griffith Park Free Shakespeare Festival
      The Independent Shakespeare Company hosts free performances of classic works of Shakespeare Thursday through Sunday nights at 7 p.m. at the Old Zoo in Griffith Park throughout the summer. The festival, which began June 27, continues through September 1. For more information, visit iscla.org or call 818.710.6306.

      Van Nuys-Sherman Oaks Park Holds Fundraiser
      The California Pizza Kitchen at 12265 Ventura Boulevard in Studio City will host a fundraiser in support of Van Nuys-Sherman Oaks Park all day on August 6. Give this flyer to your server and 20% of your check will be donated to the park. Purchases include dine-in, take-out, catering, and all beverages.

      28th Annual Children's Festival of the Arts
      The Hollywood Arts Council presents its free 28th Annual Children’s Festival of the Arts on Sunday, August 11, 2013 from 12 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. at Paramount Pictures on 5555 Melrose Avenue. This Children’s Festival is a celebration of the arts and culture in Hollywood. Enter at the Bronson Gate off of Melrose Avenue. There is ample free parking on site. For more information, please call (323) 871-2787 or visit the website hollywoodartscouncil.org.

      US Courthouse To Reach Out to Subcontractors
      All interested firms are cordially invited to learn about subcontracting opportunities for the U.S. Courthouse to be built in Los Angeles. Come meet the team and learn about the project and schedule. The event will be held August 15, 2013 at 12:30 p.m. in Los Angeles City Hall. Registration is available here.

      Van Nuys Airport Hosts Community Day
      Join in for a free Community Day on Saturday, August 31 for a behind-the-scenes look at Van Nuys Airport as it celebrates its 85th anniversary and the grand opening of its newly improved main runway. Enjoy free parking, guided airfield bus tours, plane-spotting, vintage aircraft displays and more. Come be a part of history! Tours are limited and advance reservations are required. Register at vny85.eventbrite.com.

      United Way Hosts HomeWalk
      United Way of Greater L.A. will host the nation’s only 5K fundraiser to end homelessness, HomeWalk, on Saturday, November 23, 2013 at Exposition Park at 700 Exposition Park Drive in Los Angeles, CA 90037. For more information and to register, visit HomeWalkLA.org.

      Wilshire Community Police Council To Host "Night at the Sports Museum"
      The Wilshire Community Police Council will host “A Night at the Sports Museum” to support the Wilshire Police Stations Cadets on Saturday, November 2. Save the date! The location has limited space, so express interest today to be the first to know exactly when tickets will be available by sending your name and contact information. Click here to email.

      Meet Your New Los Angeles City Council

      Councilmember Nury Martinez was sworn into office today at Van Nuys City Hall, bringing Los Angeles City Council to its full membership of 15 members for the first time in months. Every resident of the City of Los Angeles is now represented by a member of the Los Angeles City Council. From left to right, they are Councilmember Paul Koretz, Councilmember Bernard Parks, Councilmember Mitch O'Farrell, Councilmember Joe Buscaino, Councilmember Tom LaBonge, Councilmember Gil Cedillo, Councilmember Nury Martinez, Councilmember Curren Price, Council President Herb Wesson, Councilmember Felipe Fuentes, Councilmember Mike Bonin, Councilmember Mitch Englander, Councilmmeber Jose Huizar, Councilmember Bob Blumenfield, and Councilmember Paul Krekorian.

      Save the Date: 2015 Special Olympics Coming

      Mark your calendars: the 2015 Special Olympics World Games will be held two years from now in the City of Los Angeles. Above, Councilmember Tom LaBonge holds the medals of Special Olympian Jayson Warsuna. A group of local leaders gathered at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum this Tuesday to announce that President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama will serve as honorary co-chairs of the event. Additionally, Mayor Eric Garcetti and Governor Jerry Brown are co-hosts of the event. In 2015, thousands of athletes will descend upon the city for ten days of competition, providing a serious boost to the local economy.

      LaBonge Speaks at Stormwater Symposium

      Above, Councilmember Tom LaBonge speaks at a symposium for stormwater on Thursday morning, hosted by the Council for Watershed Health at the Autry National Center in Griffith Park. The event brought together municipal representatives, regulators, the environmental community, and landowners to discuss ways to improve water supply reliability and environmental quality, while complying with regulatory requirements. Councilmember LaBonge pointed to the Los Angeles Zoo parking lot as a great example of retrofitting a site to capture stormwater and bring other benefits.

      Glendale-Hyperion Bridge Project Planned

      The Glendale-Hyperion Viaduct Improvement Project, set to begin construction in 2016, will improve a series of bridges that cross the Los Angeles River. The bridges, designed in the 1920s and built in the 1930s, do not meet current seismic codes. The project has been conceived with an eye toward historic preservation. New railing will match the historic design, and new energy-saving LED lighting will restore the original lighting color. The project will realign the I-5 northbound off-ramp to provide better visibility and allow movements in both directions on Glendale Boulevard. The Glendale Boulevard bridges over the Los Angeles River will also be widened to provide standard shoulders and wider sidewalks. Due to vehicle speeds on Hyperion Avenue, a median barrier will be constructed to prevent head-on collisions. There will be a new connection between the LA River Bikeway and northbound Glendale Boulevard, as well as a new pedestrian bridge over the Los Angeles River. These multimodal improvements are set to be constructed over the course of three years.

      Council Votes to Allow Parking at Broken Meters

      The Los Angeles City Council voted to allow drivers to park at broken parking meters this week, rescinding a policy that ticketed the drivers in an attempt to discourage vandalism. Above, Councilmember Tom LaBonge stands with a tire on the council floor to make a point on the subject. The new policy will stand for six months and then will be brought back for analysis to ensure that vandalism rates are still low. Since new electronic meters have been installed, only a handful have broken down. Once this ordinance takes effect, if you see a broken parking meter, feel free to park within the appropriate time limits.

      'Operation Blitz' Announced in Sherman Oaks

      Above, from left to right stand Chief of Staff Carolyn Ramsay, Mayor Eric Garcetti, and Jill Banks Barad, President of the Sherman Oaks Neighborhood Council. Mayor Garcetti announced "Operation Blitz" this week in an effort to address neighborhood pothole complaints with a rapid fix-it team. A city pothole repair truck will rotate between neighborhood council areas over the next year, working with local stakeholders to identify the neediest streets to fix.

      Beautification Team Clears Heavy Brush

      Councilmember Tom LaBonge's unique effort to keep the Fourth District streets clean, the LaBonge community beautification team, continued its work this week. Above, the group cleared a block full of brush on La Maida Street in Sherman Village. Below, the group loads a truck full of discarded items found on the street on Canyon Drive. The group also visited many other areas within the district. Feel free to call 213.485.3337 if you have ideas for where the beautification team can go next!

      This message was sent to GiLpErsOn2@... by:

      Councilmember Tom LaBonge, 4th District
      Los Angeles City Hall
      200 N. Spring Street, Suite 480
      Los Angeles, CA 90012
      (213) 485-3337

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