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Friday, October 30, 2009

For the next 36 hours, hide your Silly String

Greetings on a gorgeous Friday!

For more information on any of the items below, please visit the Council District 4 website at: Remember to turn your clocks back one hour on Saturday night. Daylight Savings Time begins at 2 a.m. on Sunday, Nov. 1. The Los Angeles Fire Department recommends checking the batteries in your smoke detectors while changing your clocks.

- Last Friday, Councilmember LaBonge and many school and community leaders watched the John Marshall High School Barristers beat the Abraham Lincoln High School Tigers, 28-0, in the homecoming game on Marshall's brand new artificial turf football field. The Councilmember, a proud Marshall alum, was instrumental in the push to install the new track and field to replace facilities that were too small when the school first opened in 1931.

- On Saturday, more than 60 volunteers from the Gay For Good community service organization worked with Council Office staff, city parks personnel, TreePeople and the Hollywood United Methodist Church to help clean up, plant and restore the heavily used Runyon Canyon Park. Volunteers spent several hours sandbagging, mulching and repairing eroded surfaces around the park in preparation for the coming rainy season. The day concluded with the planting of a new tree in the field by the Fuller Gate entrance to the park. Thank you to everyone who participated - you are truly angels in the City of Angels.

- The public is welcome to see and touch the largest section of the Berlin Wall outside of its home city. It is on display now at 5900 West Wilshire Boulevard in the Miracle Mile. For more information on this fascinating commemoration of the 20th Anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall, visit:

- Councilmember LaBonge will hold his fifth CD4 Schools Collaborative next Thursday, Nov. 5. These conferences bring together staff from city schools and City Hall to iron out solutions to issues that effect them both. Thank you to the Original Farmers Market at Third and Fairfax for hosting this important event. For more information, email:

- The Los Angeles Department of Water and Power is holding a public budget workshop on Saturday, November 21, 2009, at 9:30 AM at the LADWP headquarters,111 North Hope Street, CafeteriaConferenceCenter. LADWP officials will present information regarding the department's multi-year financial plans and the adopted budgets for the 2009/2010 fiscal year. This will be an excellent opportunity for you to learn about the current budget year and its challenges, and to provide your input directly to LADWP executive management.

Have a fun, safe Halloween weekend and continue to enjoy and love Los Angeles!