|Eye on the Tenth
November 13, 2015
Earlier this week, we celebrated the brave men and women who heroically serve and have served our country to protect the freedom we all cherish. On the eve of Veterans Day, I honored Council District 10 resident Chris Cowser for his unwavering dedication to our country. Thank you Chris, and thank you to all of the men and women who continue to serve our country today and those who made the ultimate sacrifice for our freedom.
--- Herb J. Wesson
Wesson Turns to Shakespeare to Support Youth Arts
To show his support for a Council District 10's local youth Shakespeare troupe’s online fundraising initiative, Council President Herb Wesson recited his favorite passage from William Shakespeare's "Henry V."
This fundraising effort is organized by the Los Angeles Drama Club, which has been helping L.A. kids ages 6 to 17 master Shakespeare’s language and dramatic intent well enough to perform his plays for the last 10 years.
To watch the full video, visit his Facebook page or upload your own video using #10secondsofShakespeare.
Wesson Discusses 2024 Olympic Game Opportunities for Los Angeles
Last week, Council President Herb Wesson discussed the various opportunities associated with Los Angeles possibly chosen as the host city for the 2024 Olympic Games. The conversation was moderated by Southern California Public Radio's Larry Mantle of "Airtalk with Larry Mantle."
"These are huge challenges," said Wesson. "But this is LA, we can rise to meet those challenges."
Wesson was joined by Anita L. DeFrantz, President of LA84 Foundation, Rich Llewellyn, Chief Legal Counsel for the Office of L.A. Mayor Eric Garcetti, Jeff Millman, Chief Communications Officer of LA24, Barry Sanders, Chair of Southern California Committee for the Olympic Games, and Zev Yaroslavsky, former L.A. County Supervisor.
Missed the program? Listen to the audio here.
L.A. City Council Attendee Finds New Best Friend
At Friday's City Council meeting, Council President Wesson presented a one-year old papillion for adoption as part of his monthly Adopt-A-Pet initiative. Within 20 minutes of Dennis Carson (the papillion) being presented to the crowd, he was adopted.
Wesson first introduced the Adopt-A-Pet program which places dogs from the city's animal shelters with responsible owners, when he was first elected Councilman of the 10th Council District. The program has a 100% success rate thanks to those who do their part in making L.A. a "No Kill City."
To find a furry friend and save a life, adopt a pet from your local animal shelter or by visiting LA Animal Services' website! http://www.laanimalservices.com/
Pet Owner's "Know Your Rights" Workshops Available all Month!
If you are a renter, or a landlord, you should be aware of the rights and responsibilities pet ownership. The "Know Your Rights" Workshops are being sponsored by the following L.A. city departments: Housing and Community Investment, Animal Services, and the Housing Rights Center to make everyone aware.
LADWP Customer Service Saturday
Crenshaw Customer Service Center
4030 Crenshaw Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90008
9 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Healthcare Insurance Enrollment Event
Anderson Munger Family YMCA
4301 W 3rd St.
Los Angeles, CA 90020
10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Women Build Metro Los Angeles
L.A. Trade Technical College
400 W Washington Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90015
9 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Free Community Self Defense Seminar - Women Only
Tom Bradley Youth & Family Center
5213 Pico Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90019
3 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
For additional information, please call (213) 473-0200
Debbie Allen's Hot Chocolate Nutcracker
Dorothy Chandler Pavilion
135 N Grand Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90012
Buy tickets now!
Herb J. Wesson, Jr.
Councilmember, 10th Council District