So where are the jobs? We’re seeing organized demands for jobs across the country and in our own backyard. Discontent is a theme that’s not unfamiliar at Town Hall Los Angeles – whether expressed by speakers who grace our podium or protesters exercising their First Amendment rights. The free expression of displeasure is one of the joys of the American way of things. Jobs and the U.S. economy – hot topic. Don’t miss the senior senator from California, the Honorable Dianne Feinstein, as she speaks on jobs and the economy next Wednesday, Oct. 26. Mr.
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I've been going over some of the remarkable Town Hall Los Angeles files, and was struck by how the same issues come up over and over and over and over and over. Here are a few, the latest from a speech 30 years ago - and I'll update with more current ones in the next post. I think you will chuckle as I did. Jon Goodman, President
“When we find a people spending more on old age pensions than in educating our youth, we have a civilization that is bankrupt."
Dr. Fredric P. Woellner
Professor of Education
October 28, 1940
"This year, more than in any election year in modern memory, Americans are examining their deepest dissatisfactions. Beyond the crackle of gunfire half a world away, beyond the cries of men too long denied their dignity at home - beyond all this is the quiet crisis of the American spirit; the sense that we have lost that personal commitment and personal control which is at the heart of the American experience." Presidential Candidate Robert Kennedy - April 19, 1968
Town Hall has developed an extraordinary opportunity for you. We live in one of the most remarkable cities in the world - a sophisticated megalopolis in a seductive physical setting. As we have gotten to know more of our members, we have responded to their interests and curiosity and discovered that the name "Town Hall" opened doors for members-only tours.
The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) voted today to expand top-level domains – those letters that follow the “dot” – to virtually anything and in virtually any language. Of course, like so many things these days, it will cost money ($185,000). A minor thing, perhaps, but this brings new meaning to “the good old days.” I once thought “old” meant that you could remember when there wasn’t color TV, or when there were only four outcomes when you called someone: no one answered, the line was busy, you got the person you were calling or you left a message.
Los Angeles, CA—January 5, 2011, Town Hall and arts organizations throughout Los Angeles kicked off the third annual LA Arts Month with a free, open-to-the-public performance on the Music Center Plaza featuring a performance from Cirque du Soleil™, which is launching its first permanent production in Los Angeles later this year, and David Hidalgo and Louie Perez of Los Lobos, performing selections from “Evangeline, the Queen of Make-Believe,” a theater work co-written by Perez and produced by About Productions.
Los Angeles, CA – Monday, November 29, 2010 – Gary Ervin, Corporate Vice President and President of Aerospace Systems, Northrop Grumman, will deliver the address “California Dreaming: The Place for Aerospace in Driving Innovation and Economic Growth,” to TOWN HALL Los Angeles on Thursday, December 9, 2010, at the Sheraton Los Angeles Downtown.
On behalf of the members, staff and those we inform, we thank all of you who participate in Town Hall Los Angeles for your support of our nonpartisan, far-reaching and relevant podium. Thanks to the generosity of individual members, corporate members, foundations and the public, in 2010, we have thus far convened over 30 events where we welcomed thousands and we have reached over 100,000 listeners through our two radio programs.
Los Angeles, CA – Tuesday, November 9, 2010 – “Transforming Health, Making Reform Real,” is the keynote address that Dr. Benjamin K. Chu, MD, MPH, MACP, president ofKaiser Permanente’s Southern California Region, will deliver to TOWN HALL Los Angeles on Wednesday, November 17, 2010 at the Millennium Biltmore Hotel.
Los Angeles, CA – Tuesday, November 2, 2010 – Jeremy P. Anwyl, Chief Executive Officer of Edmunds.com Inc., will address TOWN HALL Los Angeles on the future of the auto industry, including the highlights of the upcoming LA auto show. Anwyl’s presentation will take place on Wednesday, November 10, 2010 at Shutters on the Beach in Santa Monica.
Los Angeles, CA – Wednesday, October 20, 2010
Timothy J. Leiweke, President and Chief Executive Officer of AEG, will return to TOWN HALL Los Angeles to share his vision of sports, entertainment, development and tourism, and their role in revitalizing downtown’s economy, Thursday, November 4, 2010 at the Millennium Biltmore Hotel.
Los Angeles, CA – Monday, October 18, 2010
The Honorable Condoleezza Rice, 66th US Secretary of State and author, will return to TOWN HALL Los Angeles to discuss her newly released book “Extraordinary, Ordinary People: A Memoir of Family” on Monday, October 25, 2010 at the Millennium Biltmore Hotel. Dr. Rice will be in conversation with her cousin and Los Angeles civil rights lawyer, Constance Rice, Co-director of the Advancement Project. This will be the only pairing of the cousins in the national book tour.
Los Angeles, CA – Tuesday, October 12, 2010
In its mission to better inform the public, TOWN HALL’s Civic Series will convene the panel “Redistricting California: Understanding Propositions 20 & 27,” on Tuesday, October 19, 2010, at the National Center for the Preservation of Democracy in Little Tokyo.