Posts filtered by tags: Tom LaBonge[x]


 

LA City Council creates new youth council, hearkening back to Tom Bradley’s era

The Los Angeles City Council on Tuesday, May 4, unanimously voted to create a youth council similar to one created by former Mayor Tom Bradley, which two of the council members served on. Los Angeles Mayor Tom Bradley in 1982. Associated Press The motion, introduced by Councilwoman Monica Rodriguez and Councilmen Mark Ridley-Thomas and Paul Koretz, instructed the Department of Neighborhood Empowerment to create the “Olivia Mitchell Youth Council” made up of two youth representatives from eac...
Tags: News, Education, Government, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Community, City Council, Los Angeles City Council, Mitchell, Bradley, Rodriguez, Tom Bradley, LA City Council, Mark Ridley Thomas, Tom LaBonge


Voice of the late, former LA City Councilmember Tom LaBonge now heard on city’s MyLA 311 call center

Councilmember Tom LaBonge stops traffic on Riverside Drive as he kicks off the resurfacing of Clybourn Avenue. project in Toluca Lake Thursday, June 10, 2010. (Andy Holzman/Staff Photographer)   The idea came to her at his funeral, she says, when everyone was standing outside talking about what a great guy Tom LaBonge was and such an inspiration in this city. Councilwoman Monica Rodriguez swears she felt her old mentor trying to get in touch with her with a question. “Why does it have to stop ...
Tags: Hollywood, La, Los Angeles, Sport, History, Carol Burnett, Soccer, Community, Hugh Hefner, NHL, City Council, Local News, Eric Garcetti, Sierra Club, Los Angeles Kings, City Hall


Pink’s honors former City Councilman Tom La Bonge with ‘Mr. Los Angeles’ hot dog

Richard Pink, of Pink’s Hot Dogs, is joined by his wife, his sister and members of the late L.A. city councilman’s family as he dedicates a new hot dog to Tom LaBonge in Hollywood on Friday, March 12, 2021. (Photo by Axel Koester, Contributing Photographer) Timmy LaBonge bites a Pinks’ Tom LaBonge hot dog during a dedication celebration of his brother, the late L.A. City Councilman Tom LaBonge, at Pinks Hot Dogs in Hollywood on Friday, March 12, 2021. (Photo by Axel Koester, Contributing Phot...
Tags: Hollywood, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Tracy, Charles, Pink, City Council, St George, Bobby, Tom, Gloria, Tarzana, LA County, Los Feliz, John Wooden


Hal Holbrook, famed for playing Mark Twain, dies at 95

LOS ANGELES — Hal Holbrook, the versatile actor of stage, films and television who over a six-decade career portrayed characters as diverse as Mark Twain, Abraham Lincoln and the Watergate mole “Deep Throat,” has died at age 95. Holbrook’s ex-wife, Carol Rossen, confirmed the actor’s death to the Los Angeles Times. The New York Times reported that he died at his Beverly Hills home on Jan. 23. Holbrook, who was born in Cleveland in 1925, was a five-time Emmy winner as well as an Oscar nominee in ...
Tags: Celebrities, News, Washington Post, China, Massachusetts, California News, America, Los Angeles, Sport, David, Soccer, Alaska, Obituaries, Broadway, Beverly Hills, Obituary


Salas, longtime spiritual leader of Gabrieleno Band of Mission Indians’ Kizh nation, dies at 88

The longtime spiritual leader of the Gabrieleno Band of Mission Indians’ Kizh nation, Chief Ernest “Ernie” Perez Teutimez Salas, died at home on Jan.19 at the age of 88 — one week after the passing of his wife of 70 years, Virginia Rose Murrieta Salas. Salas was one of the oldest living descendents of the band that regards itself as the original people of the Los Angeles River Basin. Married in 1951, the couple had five children and were about to celebrate their 70th anniversary. Both passed awa...
Tags: News, California, La, China, Virginia, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Obituaries, Long Beach, Community, Obituary, Las Vegas, Andy, Assembly, Ernest


New York Dolls co-founder Sylvain Sylvain dies at 69

Sylvain Sylvain, co-founder and rhythm guitarist of legendary early 1970s proto-punk quintet the New York Dolls, died Wednesday after a battle with cancer, according to a social media post by his wife and multiple media reports. He was 69. While often lambasted in their era — either as Rolling Stones knock-offs or for their shocking-at-the-time androgynous look — the Dolls were one of the single greatest influences on punk rock, on both sides of the Atlantic. Their vast influence can be heard in...
Tags: New York, London, Celebrities, News, France, Daughter, Los Angeles, Sport, David, Things To Do, Atlantic, Soccer, Obituaries, Obituary, Nolan, Rod Stewart


Joanne Rogers, concert pianist who was married to TV’s Mister Rogers, dies at 92

By Mark Kennedy | Associated Press  Joanne Rogers, an an accomplished concert pianist who celebrated and protected the legacy of her husband, the beloved children’s TV host Mister Rogers, has died in Pittsburgh. She was 92. Rogers died Thursday, according to the Fred Rogers Center. No cause of death was given. “Fred Rogers Productions is deeply saddened by the passing of Joanne Rogers,” according to a statement from the center. “The loving partner of Fred Rogers for more than 50 years, she conti...
Tags: Amazon, Florida, TV, News, Daughter, America, Los Angeles, Sport, Cnn, Tom Hanks, Things To Do, Soccer, Pennsylvania, Obituaries, Sheldon Adelson, Classical Music


Illusionist Siegfried of Siegfried & Roy dies in Las Vegas

BERLIN — German news agency dpa is reporting that illusionist Siegfried Fischbacher, the surviving member of the duo Siegfried & Roy, has died in Las Vegas at age 81. The news agency said Thursday that Fischbacher’s sister, a nun who lives in Munich, confirmed his death of cancer. “He was at home in Las Vegas,” Sister Dolore told dpa. She said she talked to her brother on the phone before he died and they prayed together. “I could pray with him and tell him that I will always be with him in my h...
Tags: News, Germany, Berlin, Daughter, Los Angeles, Sport, Munich, Soccer, Obituaries, Sheldon Adelson, Switzerland, Roy, Las-vegas, Bavaria, Monte Carlo, Tropicana


2-year prison sentence recommended for ex-LA Councilman Mitchell Englander

By FRED SHUSTER | City News Service LOS ANGELES — Federal prosecutors are recommending a two-year prison sentence for former Los Angeles City Councilman Mitch Englander, who pleaded guilty to obstructing an investigation into allegations of bribery in City Hall politics, according to court papers obtained Wednesday. Englander was a “powerful and wealthy Los Angeles city councilmember who swore an oath to serve the interests of his constituents,” prosecutors wrote in sentencing papers filed in Lo...
Tags: Politics, News, Los Angeles, Sport, Fbi, Soccer, Las Vegas, Los Angeles City Council, City Hall, Santa Monica, Los Angeles City, Los Angeles Police Department, San Fernando Valley, City News Service, Huizar, Jose Huizar


John Reilly, actor known for roles in several soap operas, dies at 86

By Hollie Silverman, Jamiel Lynch and Leah Asmelash | CNN John Reilly, a longtime soap opera actor known for his time on “General Hospital,” died on Saturday, his daughter confirmed to CNN. He was 86. “John Henry Matthew Reilly AKA Jack. The brightest light in the world has gone out,” Caitlin Reilly said in an Instagram post. “Imagine the best person in the world. Now imagine that person being your dad,” she wrote. “I am so grateful he was mine.” In a career that spanned more than 30 years, Reil...
Tags: TV, News, Daughter, Los Angeles, Sport, Hospital, Things To Do, Soccer, Obituaries, Obituary, Dallas, Jack, Reilly, John Reilly, Caitlin, Michael Apted


Michael Apted, who directed ‘Coal Miner’s Daughter,’ dies at 79

By Lindsey Bahr | Associated Press Michael Apted, the acclaimed British director of the “Up” documentaries series and films as diverse as the Loretta Lynn biopic “Coal Miner’s Daughter” and the James Bond film “The World Is Not Enough,” has died. He was 79. A representative for the Directors Guild of America said his family informed the organization that he passed Thursday night. No cause was given. An incredibly prolific director, Apted’s legacy is perhaps most defined by the nine “Up” films, w...
Tags: Movies, News, Yosemite, California, John Cleese, Los Angeles, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Obituaries, Showtime, Cambridge, James Bond, Jennifer Lopez, Obituary, Steven Soderbergh


Longtime Councilman Tom LaBonge, known as ‘Mr. Los Angeles,’ dies at 67

LOS ANGELES — Former colleagues shared fond memories Friday of longtime Los Angeles City Councilman Tom LaBonge, who died Thursday at age 67. Paramedics responded to a call of a person in cardiac arrest at LaBonge’s home, according to ABC7. Further details were not disclosed. LaBonge — known as Mr. Los Angeles for his knowledge of and love of the city — represented the Fourth District from 2001-15. The district includes Koreatown, Mid-Wilshire, the Miracle Mile, the Fairfax District, much of Hol...
Tags: Politics, Hollywood, News, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Obituaries, Tracy, Obituary, City Council, St George, Eric Garcetti, Los Angeles City Council, Silver Lake, Los Angeles City, Los Feliz


Things to do – online and in-person – in the San Fernando Valley, LA area, Nov. 12-19

  Chie Yoshii’s “Trickster” is part of the “Myth” art exhibit opening Nov. 14 online at Corey Helford Gallery. (Photo courtesy of Corey Helford Gallery)   Take a chance on cultural and educational experiences, Nov. 12-19   EVENTS   United Way and Los Angeles Rams HomeWalk 2020 – Virtual 5K Family Run/Walk/Ride to End Homelessness in Los Angeles County: The event is held on Nov. 14. Chose your method for the 5K, register and donate and use #HomeWalkatHome on social media to post a photo of...
Tags: Facebook, Minnesota, Abc, California, Youtube, Montana, Scotland, La, America, Los Angeles, Sport, David, Soccer, Alaska, Sydney, Broadway


At Sherman Oaks candidates forum: Councilman Ryu attacked for homeless record

Councilman David Ryu was back in his San Fernando Valley wheelhouse at a candidates debate Wednesday but faced the sort of enmity reserved only for incumbents as challengers sharply criticized his response to the district’s ballooning homeless population. Voters from the Sherman Oaks Homeowners Association were said to have tipped the balance in a 2015 neck-and-neck 4th District City Council election between Ryu and former Tom LaBonge chief of staff Carolyn Ramsay. Five years ago, Ryu was a litt...
Tags: Politics, Elections, Hollywood, News, La, Time, Sport, Fox, Soccer, Levy, Ivy League, Nevada, Local News, Susan Collins, Collins, Bernie Sanders


Richard Close spent decades crusading for Sherman Oaks homeowners. Is it about to get harder?

Richard Close has spent 42 years at the helm of an organization fruitfully working in the interest of thousands of Sherman Oaks homeowners. He’s been called “a lion’s roar in the Valley,” “the Jedi Master of Council District 4″ and “one of the most powerful people in Los Angeles who most people don’t know.” Yet for a lunch meeting with this reporter nearly 50 years his junior at Marmalade Cafe in sunny, casual Sherman Oaks, the towering real estate attorney wore a full suit and scribbled a laund...
Tags: Hollywood, News, Congress, California, Boston, Sports, Sacramento, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, City Council, Local-news, Richard, UC Berkeley, Los Angeles City Council, Usc


City’s Made in Hollywood Honors go to ‘This Is Us,’ ‘GLOW’ and 22 other Emmy nominees

The L.A. City Council’s Made in Hollywood Honors were handed out Wednesday, Sept. 12, to 24 Emmy-nominated television shows that were primarily or entirely shot in and around Los Angeles. “The primary focus is jobs that are created as a result of a production that is filmed local,” said Councilman Mitch O’Farrell, who oversees the annual TV and movie honors. Among this year’s honorees at the Heart of Hollywood Terrace event on Vine Street were “This Is Us,” “Westworld,” “GLOW,” “Black-ish,” “Jim...
Tags: Business, TV, Hollywood, News, Jimmy Kimmel, California, Los Angeles, Sport, Netflix, Things To Do, Soccer, Warner Bros, City Council, Local News, Orange County, Southern California


‘Veep’ and Other Emmy Nominees Honored for Filiming in California

The Los Angeles City Council has honored 18 Emmy-nominated television shows — including “Veep,” which is set in Washington, D.C. — for shooting in California. In ceremonies on Wednesday at the 1600 Vine property, “Scandal” star Joe Morton and former city councilman Tom Labonge presented the 2016 Made in Hollywood Honors for Television. “For actors, shooting... Read more »
Tags: TV, News, California, Washington, Veep, Los Angeles City Council, Joe Morton, Tom LaBonge


Zoo Glows for the Holidays

To kick-start the holidays, the Los Angeles Zoo has been transformed into a Christmas Winter Wonderland, with lights illuminating the entire menagerie. The night starts off with LED lights greeting visitors with “Happy Holidays” and a tree filled with disco balls with reflecting lights. The walking event allows attendees to stroll through the zoo and view the luminous extravaganza. After the 60-to 90-minute hike, the last light show is a tunnel of lights and a miniature set depicting L.A. Many a...
Tags: Features, El Vaquero, Top Stories, Santa, Jennifer Rodamn, L.A. Zoo, Los Angeles Zoo, Los Angeles City, Griffith Park, Tom LaBonge, Greater Los Angeles Zoo Association