Thursday, May 19, 2011

Change your future at the American Diabetes Los Angeles Expo 2011

Learn how to eat and live healthier while changing the future of diabetes at the American Diabetes Association Los Angeles Expo 2011. The free Expo is from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. on Saturday, May 21, at the Los Angeles Convention Center South Hall K, 1201 S. Figueroa St., in Downtown. The Expo features more than 100 exhibitors, as well as free health screenings, healthy food sampling, cooking and fitness demonstrations, children's activities, bookstore and English and Spanish presentations by medical experts. "Diabetes goes undetected because of rising medical costs that keep many from getting regular checkups," said Reyes. Statistics show that diabetes rates in California have doubled in the last decade. One in two Latinos will develop diabetes in their lifetime, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. To read Councilmember Reyes' personal message, click here. See video to experience the Expo. Information: (888) DIABETES ext. 7503, or visit

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Reyes, locals light Highland Theater sign

Reyes, children light up the historic Highland Theater sign.

Reyes and locals flipped the Highland Theater sign switch at the Old Farmers Market on Tuesday in Highland Park. The Highland Theater is designated a Historic Cultural monument designed in 1924 by Lewis "L.A." Smith. The 502-bulb display has been dark since 2004, and is one of only two large incandescent bulb signs still in use along Route 66 in Los Angeles. The project is funded by private donors and the National Park Service Route 66 Corridor Preservation Grant Program.

To view more photographs of lighting ceremony, click here.

Saturday, May 14, 2011

Reyes, Northeast leaders and community unite for peace

Councilmember Ed Reyes joined by Senator Carol Liu, Capt. Bill Murphy and Pastor Augie Barajas of Victory Outreach in Eagle Rock at the Community Resource Fair at Nightingale Middle School in Cypress Park.

The family of Bryan Stow, the San Francisco Giants fan who was brutally attacked at the Dodger Stadium on March 31, thanked the Northeast community for their support at a peace march kick-off event at the Glassell Park Senior Center.

Nearly 1,000 came out for a three-mile march to promote public safety, raise awareness about victims and their families, and reduce violence in the Northeast.

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

More than 300 attend concert at St. Thomas the Apostle in Pico-Union

Reyes recently welcomed Los Angeles Philharmonic musicians and students of Youth Orchestra Los Angeles at a free neighborhood Chamber Music Concert at St. Thomas the Apostle Church in the Pico-Union community. The performance included works by Brahms, Mozart, and Romero.

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

North Spring Street Bridge-Proposed Design Plans

Help make the North Spring Street Bridge more bike- and pedestrian-friendly at a Community Meeting tonight, May 10, from 6-8 p.m. at the Lincoln Heights Senior Citizen Center, 2323 Workman Ave. Information/Para información en Español llamé:
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The proposed bridge design plans(above) will be discussed at tonight's meeting.

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Weigh in on future of North Spring Street Bridge

Many of you walk, ride and drive across the North Spring Street Bridge to get to and from work, school, recreational activities and home. We want to hear from you! Come to a community meeting TONIGHT to discuss the future of the bridge and how to make it safer and more accessible. The design option that will be discussed can be viewed at this Flickr link. Light Refreshments will be served.

Tuesday, May 10, 2011
6–8 p.m.
Lincoln Heights Senior Citizen Center
2323 Workman Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90031

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Monday, May 09, 2011

Los Angeles Philharmonic returns to the First District TONIGHT

Children play at Heart of Los Angeles (HOLA).

Los Angeles Philharmonic musicians return to the First District to perform with young artists at a free Neighborhood Chamber Music Concert in the Pico-Union community. The concert takes place at 8 p.m. on Monday, May 9, at St. Thomas the Apostle Church, 2760 West Pico Blvd. (at Mariposa Ave.). The performance, which includes works by Brahms, Mozart, and Romero, will feature woodwind students of Youth Orchestra Los Angeles (YOLA) and Heart of Los Angeles (HOLA). The concert is supported by grants from the City of Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs and the Los Angeles County Arts Commission. Information: (323) 737-3325.