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Friday, October 16, 2009

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Greetings on a Friday!

For more information on any of the items below - or to see photos from Tom's events this week - please visit the Council District 4 website:

- Tom helped unveil the largest piece of the Berlin Wall outside of Berlin today in the Museum District on Wilshire Blvd. The thirty-foot piece of wall is available for public viewing at any time at 5900 Wilshire Blvd. in anticipation of ceremonies to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the fall of this infamous Cold War symbol. The 20th anniversary event will be held on Nov. 8, 2009 at the same location. For more information, visit:

- You're invited to tour the new Marshall High School track and field with Tom next Friday, Oct. 23 at 4 p.m. School officials will hold a dedication ceremony beginning at 5 p.m. Councilmember LaBonge worked with LAUSD officials for years to identify funding for this much-needed project. See the attached flier for more information.

- Third Street School students learned about pedestrian safety today as part of a citywide Safe Paths to School program.

- Councilmembers LaBonge and Wesson pulled on their work gloves and tossed out a few abandoned mattresses on Thursday to demonstrate a coordinated effort to keep the streets of Koreatown clear of bulky item refuse. If you would like a city crew to pick up a bulky item for disposal, please fill out the form at this link:

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

Image from the LA Weekly "Tom LaBonge's Griffith Park Body Language"