LaBonge Introduces Motion To Bring Back Olympics
Above, Councilmember Tom LaBonge is interviewed regarding his motion to bring back the Olympic Games to Los Angeles. Councilmember LaBonge introduced a motion today in support of a future Olympic Games to be held in Los Angeles. The City of Los Angeles played host to the Summer Olympics in 1932 and 1984. "Los Angeles has the weather and the history," Councilmember LaBonge said. "And now, with 45 London medals to Los Angeles's name, we have the athletes, too." The motion called on the Southern California Committee for the Olympic Games to explore a future bid. In 2024, it will have been 28 years since the United States hosted a Summer Olympic Games.
Councilmember Leads Bus Tour With NoHo Leaders
Above, Councilmember LaBonge leads a group of North Hollywood stakeholders on a recap tour through the area now represented by Councilmember Krekorian, who also came along on the trip. Together, the two officials reflected on a decade of changes in this Valley neighborhood. Below, Councilmember LaBonge received some recognition on the marquee of the El Portal Theatre, as seen from the bus.
Councilmember Cleans Radio Walk
Councilmember LaBonge took some time with the Council District Four beautification team to clean up the alley at Radio Walk, the public staircase at Prospect Avenue. Together, they picked up four truckloads of leaves and other debris yesterday.
North Hollywood and LaBonge Say Their Goodbyes
Above, Councilmember LaBonge stands with Linda Fulton, owner of the Avery Schreiber Theatre, and Bob Akhavan, president of the NoHo Business Improvement District. The NoHo BID held an event this past Monday to commemorate Councilmember LaBonge's 10 years of serivce to the North Hollywood community. Redistricting has removed this vibrant neighborhood from Council District Four.
LaBonge Celebrates Pioneer Woman Day
Councilmember Tom LaBonge honored Hyepin Christine Im as his "Pioneer Woman" today, as it was "Pioneer Woman Day" in the City of Los Angeles. Im is the president and founder of Korean Churches for Community Development and has served as a bridge from the Korean community to the rest of the world.
Councilmember Meets with VICA
Councilmember LaBonge spent some time yesterday at the annual luncheon for officeholders held by the Valley Industry and Commerce Association. He was there to talk about all things Valley and answered questions about high-speed rail, which one day may travel through the San Fernando Valley on its way to the San Francisco Bay Area.
Forum Held on Gun Safety
Councilmember LaBonge served as a panelist this past Tuesday evening at a forum convened by Assemblyman Mike Feuer to talk about gun safety issues. He spoke along with LA County Sheriff Lee Baca, LAPD Assistant Chief Michel Moore, and Councilmember Paul Koretz. Councilmember LaBonge reiterated his opposition to hyper-lethal handguns.