You might have missed it (bet you did), but the Senior Senator from California, Dianne Feinstein spoke at Town Hall Los Angeles today. She said important things - really important things - about water, the Iranian plot against the Saudi Ambassador to the US, about the jobs bill and how the Senate is working (or not) these days, about cloture and cabbages and kings.
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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.
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.
Los Angeles, CA – Tuesday, April 12, 2011 – Rick Caruso, President and Chief Executive Officer of Caruso Affiliated will discuss “Los Angeles: A New Kind of Leadership” with TOWN HALL Los Angeles, Thursday, May 12, 2011, at the Millennium Biltmore Hotel. Caruso will share his insights on the city’s current fiscal, social and infrastructure challenges and offer his ideas on how to remedy them.
Los Angeles, CA – Monday, March 14, 2011 – On February 3-4, 2011, Town Hall Los Angeles and Corwin Press convened the first in a planned series of education conferences. The conference was designed to tout and learn from the best practices of K-12 public education. “Full STEAM Ahead! Classroom Techniques for Leveraging California’s Creative Economy” was well attended with educators and business leaders coming together to share 21st century work force requirements.
Los Angeles, CA – Thursday, March 10, 2011 – The Honorable John A. Pérez, Speaker of the California State Assembly will address Town Hall Los Angeles on his legislative priorities for the 2011-12 session including California’s budget and job creation, on Thursday, March 24, 2011, at the National Center for the Preservation of Democracy in downtown Los Angeles.
Los Angeles, CA – Thursday, March 3, 2011 – Pam Kehaly, President and General Manager of Anthem Blue Cross - California will address Town Hall Los Angeles on “Health Care Then, Now, and Tomorrow”, Tuesday, March 15, 2011, at Shutters on the Beach in Santa Monica.
Los Angeles, CA – Wednesday, February 9, 2011 – Mark A. Emmert, PhD, President of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) will address Town Hall Los Angeles on “Achieving Student-Athlete Success”, Wednesday, February 23, 2011, at the Millennium Biltmore Hotel.
Los Angeles, CA – Tuesday, January 25, 2011 – “Full STEAM Ahead! Classroom Techniques for Leveraging California’s Creative Economy,” is a two-day conference presented by Town Hall Los Angeles and Corwin for educators and business leaders on best practices of K-12 public STEAM education (science, technology, engineering, arts and math) that emphasize 21st century work force requirements. It takes place February 3 – 4, 2011, at the Millennium Biltmore Hotel in downtown Los Angeles.
Los Angeles, CA – Thursday, January 6, 2011 – Wayne Clough, Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution, will address TOWN HALL Los Angeles on “New Perspectives at the Smithsonian,” Thursday, January 20, 2011, at the Millennium Biltmore Hotel.
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.