Sunday, August 30, 2009

Vegan Celebrations in Los Angeles


The City's first Vegan Bake Sale at the Los Angeles City Hall Farmers Market was a sweet success. Hundreds of baked goods--ranging from banana bread to brownies to blueberry pie cupcakes-- sold out in less then three hours. The Los Angeles River Keepers benefited from the proceeds and bake sale customers learned that vegan cooking is delicious and nutritious.

Fun vegan events continue throughout Los Angeles, especially in September, with 30 Days of Celebrating Vegan. The events include a potluck in our district on Monday, September 7, Labor Day at 4 p.m. at the Milagro Allegro Community Garden Potluck.

Event: Slow-Food Eat In Milagro Allegro Community Garden Potluck
Time: 4pm
Place: Milagro Allegro Community Garden
115 S. Ave 56
Los Angeles 90042
www.hpgarden.org
RSVP to hpeatin@gmail.com

I thank all the bakers, donors and supporters who supported the Vegan Bake Sale and the 30 Days of Celebrating Vegan events.

They are: Councilmember Jan Perry, Susan Hutchinson and Georgia at the Farmers Market, Gary Loewenthal, Worldwide Vegan Bake Sale organizer, Whole Foods Market on Arroyo in Pasadena and Colleen Patrick Goudreau, author of the award-winning The Joy of Vegan Baking.

A list of all the wonderful people who donated baked goods:

Chocolate Clusters, Danielle Allen, Alhambra, CA

Mexican wedding cookies, Chef Jeroen Ashton, Daniel's Choice

Zucchini bread, Pearl Joan Baez, Pasadena, CA

Peanut Butter Rice Crispy Treats, Trina Jacona Biery

Jungle Juice, Raw Cane Juice, Sam Farmer, Raw Cane Super Juice

Power VEGAN Healthy Bars, Chef Juan Gonzalez, Los Angeles, CA

Raw Carob-Coconut Haystacks, Hop Hopkins, Los Angeles Conservation Corps

Cranberry Muffins, Dela Jimenez, Office of Councilmember Bill Rosendahl

Chocolate Chip Cookies, Dela Jimenez, Office of Councilmember Bill Rosendahl

Cranberry Cookies, Dela Jimenez, Office of Councilmember Bill Rosendahl

Monster cookies, Monster Kat, Handmade Store On A Bike

Tamalitos urbanos, Miguel Luna, Urban Semillas

Chocolate and vanilla swirl cupcakes, Celene Magallanes, Community Development Department

Blueberry Pie Cupcakes, Annie Morrissey, Highland Park

Cookies N’ Cream Cupcakes, Annie Morrissey, Highland Park

Vanilla Mini-Cupcakes with Sprinkles, Annie Morrissey, Highland Park

Maple Walnut Brownies, Kellee O’Rourke, Office of Councilmember Bernard Parks

Chocolate Cupcakes, Kellee O’Rourke, Office of Councilmember Bernard Parks

Oatmeal Raisin Cookies, Mary Rodriguez, Office of Councilmember Tom LaBonge

Banana Bread, Mary Rodriguez, Office of Councilmember Tom LaBonge

Berry cobblers, sweet potato pie, Shae Seward, Cobblermania

Sweet potato pie, Shae Seward, Cobblermania

Rosemary cookies, the shojin restaurant (Little Tokyo)

Mini banana muffins, Heather Slater, Simply Sweets

Banana bread, Manuel and Chela Valencia, VPE Public Relations

Chai-spiced almond cookies, raspberry oatmeal bars and brownie pops, Monica Valencia, Office of Councilmember Ed P. Reyes

Oatmeal Raisin Cookies, Lupe Vela, Office of Councilmember Ed P. Reyes

Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies, Lupe Vela, Office of Councilmember Ed P. Reyes
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Friday, August 14, 2009

4th Semi-Annual Tardeada and Art Auction Fundraiser


(El Torito, Isabel Martinez)
Councilmember Reyes, Avenue 50 Studio Honorary Board Member, encourages you to support the arts at the 4th Semi-Annual Tardeada and Art Auction Fundraiser. Poetry, music, great food and drinks, and most importantly, wonderful affordable art by some of the best artists Los Angeles has to offer.

SAVE THE DATE: August 22, 2009, 2 - 6 p.m.
Ricardo Muñoz, Raoul De la Sota, Lara Medina, David Stowe, J. Michael Walker, Vanessa Acosta, Ulisis Diaz, Poli Marichal, Kathy Mas-Gallegos, The Board of the Avenue 50 Studio
Cordially invite you to:
4th Semi-Annual Tardeada and Art Auction Fundraiser
As we journey through our ninth year in the Northeast neighborhood of Highland Park, we ask you to join us in celebration of art, friendship and community.
At the home of Ricardo and Maria Teresa Muñoz
Tickets: $25/per person or $40/couple

Information: (323) 258-1435

(Selected artists as of 7/7/09) include:
Lalo Alcaraz, Abel Alejandre, Michael Amescua, Esau Andrade, Linda Arreola, Sam Baray, David Botello, Joseph Botello, Joe Bravo, Armando Brito, Yrneh Brown, Barbara Carrasco, Camilo Cruz, Mita Cuaron, Beau Daignault, Raoul De la Sota, Victoria Delgadillo, Roberto Delgado, Ruth DeNicola, Val Echavarria, Kikki Eder, Ofelia Esparza, Donald Ferguson, Kathi Flood, Emilia
Garcia, Margaret Garcia, Germs, Pat Gomez, Yolanda Gonzalez, Mark Steven Greenfield, Tina Gulotta, Roberto Gutierrez, Gerardo Hacer, Cidne Hart, Kevin Hass, Brandy Healy, Wayne Healy, Peter Hess, Carlye Hild, Heather Hoggan, Amy Inouye, Luis Ituarte, Patricia Lazalde, Leo Limon, Ronald J. Llanos, Pola Lopez, Jose Lozano, Heriberto Luna, Maja, Poli Marichal, Daniel
Martinez, Isabel Martinez, Stephanie Mercado, Andres E. Montoya, Toti O'Brien, Angela Penaredondo, Beth Peterson, Stuart Rapeport, Tina Rodas, Nancy Romero, Sonia Romero, Peri Shefik, Kevin Spitze, Cindy Suriyani, Howard Swerdloff, John Urquiza, John Valadez, Richard Valdes, Sergio Vasquez, Alberto Varela, J. Michael Walker, Nan Wollman

Tuesday, August 04, 2009

Reyes and Families of Westlake Enjoy a Summer Day at the Francis Community Garden

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Councilmember Ed P. Reyes recently joined families to enjoy the beautiful Francis Community Garden in the community of Westlake.

The Francis Community Garden has been blooming since 1995 and is now a place where families can take advantage of music lessons, arts and crafts, family counseling, among other activities they can enjoy. They are also given the opportunity to socialize with their neighbors.

Refurbished Gymnasium Sets Stage for Children's Summer Camp

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Councilmember Ed P. Reyes recently secured $500,000 for the restoration of the indoor basketball court at Toberman Park. Reyes also provided new bathrooms, lighting and fencing.

With the improvements nearly 30 children are given a safe, fun and educative place to spend their summer.

Westlake Community Receives Major Street Improvements

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Councilmember Ed P. Reyes recently secured $2.5 million for a Pico Corridor improvement that has added trees, benches and trash receptacles, among other upgrades to the boulevard.