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Pink's Hot Dogs Debuts Tom LaBonge ‘Mr. Los Angeles' Hot Dog

Pink's Hot Dogs debuted a “Mr. Los Angeles” hot dog named after Tom LaBonge, the beloved former Los Angeles city councilman who died on Jan. 7. The hot dog debuted Friday at the 82-year-old Hollywood landmark located at 709 N. La Brea Ave. Photos: Pink's Hot Dogs Debuts Tom LaBonge...
Los Angeles, CALarchmont Chronicle

All aboard! Wilshire / La Brea station dedicated to Tom LaBonge

Councilman Tom LaBonge’s dream to connect residents and visitors from far and wide on seamless transportation throughout his favorite city is coming closer to a reality. When the Metro “D” (formerly Purple) Line subway station opens at Wilshire / La Brea — scheduled for 2023 — passengers will see signs honoring the former local councilman, also known as “Mr. Los Angeles” and an all-around great guy.
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Voice of late LA Councilman Tom LaBonge may greet 311 callers

On the day a private funeral service was held for former Councilman Tom LaBonge, two council members introduced a motion today seeking to have LaBonge's voice added to the recorded welcome message on the city's 311 information line. If approved, the motion would direct the Information Technology Agency to add...
Los Angeles County, CACanyon News

Griffith Park Summit Re-Named To Honor Tom LaBonge

GRIFFITH PARK—The Mount Hollywood summit located above the Griffith Observatory was recently re-named in remembrance of Los Angeles Councilmember Tom LaBonge who passed away on Thursday, January 7 at the age of 67. Known as “Mr. Los Angeles” by his colleagues, LaBonge worked at Los Angeles private sector since 1947...
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Griffith Park's Mount Hollywood Summit Re-Named in Honor of Long-Time Councilman Tom LaBonge

One of the best viewpoints in Los Angeles’ Griffith Park has been re-named to honor one of the best friends the city and its crown jewel park ever had. The Mount Hollywood summit, located above the Griffith Observatory, was re-named Tom LaBonge Summit in remembrance of the long-time city councilman who died Jan. 7 age 67. At 1,625 feet, the peak provides hikers with a 360-degree view of the city that LaBonge, aka ‘Mr. Los Angeles,’ loved.
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City honors Tom LaBonge by naming peak in Griffith Park

Mayor Eric Garcetti on Jan. 27 announced the establishment of Tom LaBonge Summit in historic Griffith Park, joining the LaBonge family in honoring the late councilman’s life and legacy. LaBonge died on Jan. 7 at the age of 67. Nothing was closer to former LaBonge’s heart than the hikes, trails...
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Wilshire/La Brea Metro Station to be Dedicated To Tom LaBonge

The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) board voted today to dedicate the Wilshire/La Brea station on the Purple Line extension to former Metro director and Los Angeles City Councilmember Tom LaBonge, who died Jan. 7. The station, which is scheduled to open in 2023, will still have signs...
Los Angeles, CALarchmont Chronicle

Los Angeles’ ‘cheerleader,’ Tom LaBonge, 67

Former City Councilman Tom LaBonge brought his love of Los Angeles and enthusiasm everywhere he went, from his regular hikes in Griffith Park, to dining at Pink’s Hot Dog stand and to city streets, where he would help city crews pick up trash. He lit up the Larchmont Chronicle offices...
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Mt. Hollywood Summit Renamed for Tom LaBonge

Griffith Park’s Mount Hollywood Summit was renamed “Tom LaBonge Summit” yesterday to honor the former Los Angeles City Councilmember Tom LaBonge, who died on Jan. 7. Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti said today that there was no better way to honor LaBonge than forever attaching his name “to his beloved Griffith Park, our crown jewel.”