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    The newsletter returns. I encourage other neighbors to sign up to receive it directly. Always loaded w/ useful community information. Karen Gilman LVNA
    Message 1 of 1 , Mar 19, 2011
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      The newsletter returns. I encourage other neighbors to sign up to receive it directly. Always loaded w/ useful community information.
      Karen Gilman
      LVNA secretary
      Elmwood Ave.

      -----Original Message-----
      From: LaBonge News <LaBonge.News@...>
      To: GiLpErsOn2@... <GiLpErsOn2@...>
      Sent: Fri, Mar 18, 2011 5:57 pm
      Subject: LaBonge newsletter 031811

      Upcoming Events

      Westside Subway Extension Community Update meetings
      Monday March21, 2011
      LACMA West - Terrace Rm.
      5905 Wilshire Blvd.
      Los Angeles, Ca. 90036
      Open House: 6 - 615pm
      Presentation: 615 - 7pm
      Public Comment: 715 - 8pm
      (validated vehicle parking available in the Museum's 6th St. underground garage. Enter from 6th and Ogden.
      Spanish & Korean translation will be provided.
      (live webcast of
      the meeting at metro.net/westside)

      Annual Spring Equinox Hike with Tom LaBonge
      Join Councilmember LaBonge for a Griffith Park hike to ring-in the season of renewal. Tuesday, March 22, 2011 at 6pm at the Charlie Turner Trailhead

      NoHo Cleanup
      Councilmember LaBonge, the Mid-Town North Hollywood Neighborhood Council, LAPD North Hollywood Division, Community Police Advisory Board - North Hollywood and the NoHo Business Improvement District invite you to participate in a neighborhood cleanup Saturday, March 19, 2011 8am-12pm at the NoHo B.I.D. office 5026 Lankershim Blvd. (cross street Hesby Street) Refreshments will be provided. Additional information, contact
      Alice Roth at alice.roth@....

      Four More Years!
      -A thank you from Tom-
      "I’m very grateful to the voters of the Fourth District for re-electing me to the Los Angeles City Council. We had a dedicated group of volunteers who did a fantastic job talking to voters and helping to get out the vote.

      My priority has always been to serve the People of the Fourth District and the City of Los Angeles. Our challenge as a City is to resolve our fiscal matters and to re-engineer Los Angeles City government to be more effective, with a renewed focus on meeting the needs of our communities. I’m confident that – together – we can overcome these challenges. We have to work together to make the hard choices that face us and agree on the best way forward in these uncertain times.
      As one of the authors, I’m so pleased that the voters saw fit to approve Measure L. This is an investment in our city that will pay dividends for decades to come. Our Libraries and our Parks – from Pan Pacific Park to Griffith Park and every one in between -- are treasured resources that must be protected and properly funded to give Angelenos outlets for our minds and our bodies. I look forward to the next four years, helping the residents of Council District Four and the City as a whole to continue to enjoy and Love Los Angeles."

      What's in store the next four years?

      Councilmember LaBonge recently did an interview with the City Maven, a City Hall insider website about his goals for the next four years. Click here to read the entire interview.

      The Japan Earthquake and Tsunami are new reminders to get prepared here at home.

      The magnitude-9 earthquake in northern Japan and the resulting Tsunami are a heart-breaking reminder of the devastating power of seismic events. Experts say it's not a matter of if, but when a magnitude-7 or greater quake will occur on the southern San Andreas fault, and literally rock our world. Seismologists cannot predict when that "Great-Quake" will come, but we can prepare for it now. There's so much you can do, but don't get overwhelmed. You can do a little emergency prep. every weekend. Click here for more information on how to get ready

      A Revolutionary Old Way to Save Water
      Hollywood Beautification Team has been working with LADWP and the Sanitation Bureau's
      Watershed Protection Division on various water conservation projects.
      One project is education about water conservation, and training in
      use of Rain Barrels at the homes of LADWP rate payers,
      with the distribution of a free rain barrel to those who participate in this pilot project. This new rain barrel has been very cost efficient to produce and our City agencies are interested in your feedback. We would like to invite you to participate in one of our upcoming workshops, and request that you pass this invitation on to your neighbors.

      MARCH 26th,
      HOLLYWOOD CITY HALL, 6501 Fountain Ave. Hollywood, 90028
      Next door to Hollywood LAPD and LAFD, between Wilcox & Cole
      WORKSHOPS & DISTRIBUTIONS AT: 9am, 9:30am, 10am, 10:30am, 11am, 11:30am.

      APRIL 2
      1511 Micheltorena Street, corner of Sunset Blvd., Silverlake, 90026
      Hosted by The Mich Elem. School/Community Garden group &
      The Silverlake Neighborhood Council
      WORKSHOPS & DISTRIBUTIONS AT: 9am; 9:30am; 10am; 10:30am

      "McMansions" are off the menu in the L.A. hills

      The Los Angeles City Council has approved an ordinance amending the Los Angeles Municipal Code to establish new regulations for single-family residential zoned properties located in hillside areas. These new building standards govern building height, yard setbacks and building footprint lot-coverage. This is a comprehensive citywide approach to preserving the character of established single-family neighborhoods. The idea is to make sure that new construction or additions to existing homes don't overwhelm and fundamentally change the neighborhood in which they're built. The ordinance now goes to the Mayor for his signature. Click here to read the entire ordinance

      Completing the walkway around the Silver Lake reservoir

      Great news for people who walk around the Silver Lake and Ivanhoe Reservoir. The Los Angeles Department of Water and Power has informed us that the State of California has approved plans for a street-level walkway on Tesla Avenue between West Silver Lake Blvd. and Armstrong Ave. to complete the circle of the Silver Lake Walking Path. In response to public input, Councilmember LaBonge's office directed the LADWP to make a formal request to the California State Division of Safety of Dams to consider a street-level sidewalk in the toe of the north face of the Ivanhoe Reservoir, which parallels Tesla Avenue. Those plans have now been approved. We'd like to recognise the help of 43rd District Assemblyman Mike Gatto in this process.

      A weekend of marathon runners and anti-war marchers

      Be advised. This weekend will pose some challenges to your mobility. On Saturday, March, 19th, anti-war demonstrators will be marching through Hollywood. They're massing at Hollywood Blvd. and Ivar Ave. at 7am for a rally. At noon, they'll march west to Cahuenga Blvd., head south to Sunset Blvd., then continue west to Schrader Blvd., where they'll head north back to Hollywood Blvd. and march west to Orange Dr for another rally. And on Sunday, it's the Los Angeles Marathon, with the course running from Dodger Stadium to near the Santa Monica Pier. Click here for information on Marathon related street-closures The closures will kick-in early in the morning, but streets will be reopened as soon as the runners pass.

      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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