Greetings on a Friday!
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- Today, Tom joined Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger, Speaker of the California Assembly Karen Bass, City Council President Eric Garcetti and a host of California government, labor and environmental officials in supporting construction of a High-Speed Train system here. At a press conference in Union Station, the officials announced their joint request for $4.7 million in federal stimulus funding for the engineering, design and construction of the new train system. For more information, click here: http://www.cahighspeedrail.ca.gov/
- If you're an avid or casual biker, you'll be happy to hear that the City of Los Angeles has released its Draft Bicycle Plan and will be holding a series of workshops throughout the Los Angeles area to gather public feedback on it. The workshops are scheduled to begin on October 22. The Department of Transportation will also make presentations to Neighborhood Councils, bicycle advocacy groups, and other groups. To see the plan, please click here: http://www.labikeplan.org/
- Councilmember LaBonge honors traffic safety officers at with a big “10-4” to their commitment and values on Sunday (10/04/09) when he sponsors a parade of vintage patrol cars through Hollywood. K-EARTH Radio’s Shotgun “Tom” Kelly will join the parade, which will end at the Walk of Fame star of Broderick Crawford, legendary actor from the classic 1950s-era TV show, “Highway Patrol.” See the attached flier for more information.
- If you've always wanted to visit the Hollywood Wax Museum and never did, now is the time to go. Many Hollywood museums, attractions, restaurants and hotels are offering discounts this month to anyone who lives in Los Angeles, Orange, San Bernardino, Riverside or Ventura Counties through the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce's LOHO program.
- Tom and actor/activist Ed Begley, Jr. switched on the first solar-powered lights in a Los Angeles park this week. The 28 energy-efficient, cost-effective lights will keep North Hollywood Park on Magnolia Avenue safe for joggers and residents long into the evening.
- The California Department of Food and Agriculture is holding a meeting in Los Angeles for anyone interested in learning more about the Asian Citrus Psyllid. The meeting will be held on Monday, October 5, 2009, 6-8 p.m., at the Los Angeles Police Academy Lounge, 1880 Academy Road, Los Angeles, CA 90012. For more information, click here: http://www.cdfa.ca.gov/phpps/acp/
- John Marshall High School is looking for community members who'd like to volunteer their time to help high school seniors apply to college. If you're interested, please contact Susan Philips at firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 323 660-4799. A meeting for volunteer "mentors" will be held on Thursday, November 5, from 3:30-6:00, where they will be matched with students.
Have a great weekend, and as always, continue to enjoy and love Los Angeles