Tom LaBonge and His Love of Our Community

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Councilmember Tom LaBonge was instrumental in the campaign to protect the view of the iconic Hollywood Sign. From Left to Right, Will Rogers (Trust for Public Land), Governor of California Arnold Schwarzenegger, L.A. Council District 4 Councilmember Tom LaBonge, and Chris Baumgart (Hollywood Sign Trust) at the dedication of the Cahuenga Peak Preservation Event in 2010. Photo courtesy of the Hollywood Sign Trust. All Rights Reserved. 

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Tom has fun at playground dedication in Council District 4. Photos by Victor Pierce, president GPAC Club.

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Tom and Johnny Grant, the honorary mayor of Hollywood, at the dedication of Firehouse 27 in Hollywood on Cole. Silver Lake Together Co-founder Anne-Marie Johnson, is center, back row.

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Dorsay Dujon, founder/executive director, Make Music LA; Tom; Genelle LeVin, president, Silver Lake Improvement Association. Tom was an avid protector of the environment and natural spaces. 

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Tom and Nina Sorkin at American Cancer Society Relay For Life event in 2007. Tom and his wife Brigid started the American Cancer Society Relay For Life in CD4 and continued being a cheerleader. He secured the Mulholland Fountain location in 2008.  

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Tom La Bonge is the center of activities at the opening ceremony of the Griffith Park Adult Community Center in 2008. He was responsible for initiating the idea of a dedicated facility for older adults on the parking lot of Friendship Auditorium and collaborated with Recreation and Parks to secure funding for the  the facilities.  Photo courtesy Stephanie Vendig,  front row, red jacket.

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Tom LaBonge and his wife Brigid at the opening of campaign headquarters for his first city council campaign in 2000. Silver Lake Together co-founder Anne-Marie Johnson is next to Tom in the first row.