Weekend News of Note

Kevin James speaking at the Comfort & Joy Cafe on Commerce (photo by Abby Diamond)

Lydia Grant and myself gave a tour of Sunland-Tujunga to Los Angeles mayoral candidate Kevin James on Saturday afternoon. Our tour took Kevin from the Angeles National Golf Course to the Verdugo Hills Golf Course with stops at McGroarty Arts Center, Bolton Hall, the Samoa Project, the soccer field, and the K-Mart property, to name a few. It was the first time I’ve had the pleasure of meeting Kevin James and I was impressed by both his intellect and comprehension of our local land use issues.  Later, Kevin made an appearance and spoke at the Olde Town Comfort & Joy Cafe where Mayor Sam (Michael Higby) did a live internet interview with Kevin that you can listen to the podcast at LA Talk Radio. Keep an eye on Kevin; it’s refreshing to have a candidate that is not a professional politician, yet he is very informed about our local issues and has some practical ideas about how to fix this city.

On Sunday afternoon at Chapel of the Hills Church on Oro Vista, Councilman Krekorian is sponsoring Homeless Connect Day #2. Besides the hot meals served by the church, there will be free flu shots provided by LA County Health Services as well as representatives from LA Family Housing , the VA, and other organizations to offer assistance to our local homeless population. The event runs from 3pm to 4:30pm.

On Monday, the Los Angeles Redistricting Commission comes to North Valley City Hall to gather input from us on the best way to redistrict Council District 2. Redistricting is an event that occurs every 10 years and is based on the new census count. See our earlier post for the details.We need a full house for this one folks, so please spread the word!

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