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Friday, September 11, 2009

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Greetings on a Friday!

For more information on these items, please visit the Council District 4 website:

- Tom invites you to a September 11th Candlelight Vigil tonight in North Hollywood Park. People will gather at 6 p.m. for this powerful annual community event, which is co-sponsored by the Hollywood Beautification Team. The ceremony begins at 6:30. For more information, please see the attached flier.

- The Councilman will continue his monthly Griffith Park clean-ups with an early bird event tomorrow. Please meet Tom at 6:30 a.m. at the north end of the Griffith Observatory parking lot to participate.

- After the clean-up, Tom encourages folks to attend the 10 a.m. memorial honoring the two Los Angeles County firefighters - Capt. Ted Hall and Firefighter Specialist Arnie Quinones - who were killed while battling the Station Fire. The ceremony will be held at Dodger Stadium and is open to the public.

- The Councilman introduced a motion this week that directs the Department of Water and Power (LADWP) to report on the rash of water lines breaking throughout the City and the efforts they are making to address this urgent problem. Besides the major eruptions that occurred over the past 10 days in the San Fernando Valley, several smaller leaks have occurred in the 4th Council District over the past several months. The LADWP is in the process of installing major water lines in the Wilshire and Griffith Park areas to replace the aging infrastructure. For more information on these projects, please click here:

- The California Department of Food and Agriculture has instituted an emergency program against the Asian Citrus Psyllid (ACP) after the insect was detected during a survey of the Echo Park area. This insect poses a serious threat to California citrus trees because it transmits a bacteria, Huanglongbing (HLB) that causes one of the most devastating diseases for citrus crops. There is no cure for this malady, which has caused billions of dollars in damage to Florida citrus trees. No HLB has been found in California. Click here for pictures of the insects and information about what the state is doing to detect and control these pests:

- Visit the Los Angeles Zoo to welcome a pair of playful twins from the endangered species list. Two rare snow leopard cubs were born at the zoo on May 26th and introduced to the public on Thursday. There are fewer than 7,000 snow leopards left in the wild.

Have a great weekend and continue to enjoy and love Los Angeles.