Posts Tagged ‘Los Angeles’

Holiday in the Park w/South Hills Burbank

November 19, 2017


Another wonderful night @ #Burbank‘s annual Holiday in the Park event! Thank You #HolidayInThePark organizers for a great experience ❤️. We spent most of the evening @ the South Hills Burbank Family Fun Area as part of their #LoveThe818 campaign. Jasmine & her BHS VMA Choir friends sang a few Christmas Holiday songs & we caught up with many Friends enjoying all the fun, food & festivities. The estimates so far are somewhere around 20,000 people showed up.

FLICKR PHOTO Album | FACEBOOK Photos | FB VideoYouTube


BHS Youth Vocal Arts – Night of Magic

November 15, 2017


Amazing time @ 2017 Night of Magic Fundraising Gala & Dinner @ Pickwick Gardens. Kudos to all the Incredible Performers, BYVAF, Dir. Brett Carroll, MC Sean Holland and everyone who came out to support this wonderful program. FLICKR PHOTO’s | FACEBOOK Album

Sundheim for U.S. Senate – Campaign Event

May 27, 2016


I had the privilege of joining Governor Pete Wilson, Councilman Bob Frutos & a host of business leaders for Cocktails & Conversation with U.S. Senate Candidate Duf Sundheim at the beautiful Beverly Hills home of Eric George. After a few words from the Governor & former DA Steve Cooley, Duf shared his background & vision for the State & Country, covering job creation, education & health care, public safety & national security, water & the importance of stopping sanctuary city enabler Kamala Harris from being elected. Harris’ politicization of the Office of AG, unlawful search/seizure of Planned Parenthood videos & failure to defend the will of majority of CA Voters on Prop 8, are just some of the reasons Christian conservatives & constitution loving Americans should look elsewhere this July.




JMMS VMA Pop Show 2016

February 29, 2016

It was Pop Show week @ John Muir & John Burroughs. Kudos to all the performers/choirs, teachers/choreographers & parent volunteers who put on 2 incredible shows. Enjoy a few photos & video from the JMMS show below.

FLICKR PHOTO Album | FACEBOOK PHOTO Album | YouTube Vid1 | V2

TV News Anchor Palmira Perez @ BBB

February 19, 2016


MundoMax TV News Anchor (KWHY Channel 22) Palmira Perez spoke @ this months Burbank Buck & Ballot Brigade meeting @ Alta Dena Express Bakery. Guests enjoyed sandwiches & sweets as Ms. Perez shared her personal story and how the Spanish News Media works here in L.A. Perez took audience questions on a wide range of issues including immigration, presidential candidates, traditional family values, and offered some good career advice. In attendance were last month’s guest – Glendale Mayor Ara Najarian (who also happens to be her husband), former school board members Joe Hoovan, Dave Kemp, Ted Bunch & his wife, organizer Glen Forsch & other interested community members.


Bob Huff for LA County Supervisor (District 5)

November 20, 2015


CA State Senator Bob Huff spoke recently @ the Burbank Buck & Ballot Brigade “Bakery & Politics Night”. Huff covered a wide range of topics including transportation, water, public safety, helping small business, film tax credits, the demise of redevelopment, working with others across the aisle to get things done (sometimes incrementally) as a minority leader, reaching Latinos, his journey into public service from Church to City Council to State Senator, and his upcoming campaign to replace Mike Antonovich (termed out) for LA County Supervisor. For more information on his candidacy, please visit his website: &/or FaceBook page. Links: FLICKR PHOTO Album | FACEBOOK PHOTO Album

Mayor David Gordon and Vice-Mayor Bob Frutos

May 1, 2014




Congratulations to Mayor David Gordon & Vice-Mayor Bob Frutos on your selection @ today’s Council Reorganization Meeting. Check back later for more Photos & Video from today’s event. FACEBOOK PHOTOS | FLICKR HQ

Links: Media City Groove story | YouTube – Gordon speechFrutos support


Family Promise 2014 Empty Bowl

April 5, 2014

Family Promise of the Verdugos 2014 Empty Bowl fundraiser for homeless:

SUN, June 1st from 11:30-2:30 @ First United Methodist Church of Glendale

More Info & Tickets:

* Family Promise hiatus – Announcement Letter | Burbank Leader story *

Family Promise Verdugos (x-ESFV) Corporate Video. Chapters: Homeless Intro; Jaci Intro (01:41); Mission (01:56); Population Served (02:47); Inter-Faith Hospitality Network (05:20); IFHN Participant’s Experiences (06:14); Success Stories (07:36); Fundraising Events (10:53); How Can I Help (12:09); Host Testimonials (12:58); Supporter Testimonials (16:23); Participant Call to Action (17:31).

Burbank City Manager (+ Staff) Meet-&-Greet

November 10, 2013


I had the privilege of attending a wonderful meet-&-greet for new City Manager Mark Scott hosted by Burbank City Councilman Bob Frutos & Marsha Ramos. Also in attendance were Police Chief Scott LaChasse, City Clerk Zizette Mullins & a host of Burbank community leaders. Scott has impressed many since he took over the reigns as CM a few months ago with his humility & willingness to listen to everyone, regardless of whether they wear a suit & tie or a hawaiian shirt, a refreshing change vs. the previous arrogance & indifference displayed by some Staff members. I’ve also been impressed by his professionalism & honesty, and while I didn’t agree with his $300k contract, I have a lot more confidence that with his experience  & leadership approach we can right the ship, make better/wiser decisions & ultimately make Burbank a better place to live, work & play.

Among the topics I heard discussed during the evening; Tuesday night’s marathon 10hr Council meeting that went to nearly 4am, the Lemonade and Family Services Agency Youth Counseling decisions, the new Bob Hope Airport Terminal Measure B vote (2015) & B-6 property use/sale, the BWP fund transfer lawsuit & recent tragic house fire death of a disconnected customer, the Cusamano’s Talaria Condo project w/Whole Foods, BPD Litigation incl. 2 recent arbitration rulings against the City, the $12M price tag  & the Valento “extortion” indictment, the Walmart ruling re traffic mitigations & Staff’s “dishonesty”, as well as the Council decision NOT to appeal the ruling (3-2 vote), the DeBell Golf course ongoing viability, the Starlight Bowl, traffic, and much more. A night of great food, fellowship & conversations.


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