People to People Relationships around the World

Dear Friends,

I am proud to share with you this information about the great City of Los Angeles and its 25 Sister Cities around the globe.

Tom LaBonge
Councilmember, City of Los Angeles, 4th District
www.TomLaBonge.com

Los Angeles City Proclamation for Anupam Kher

The Los Angeles Mumbai Sister City honored acclaimed Indian actor Anupam Kher (recently seen in “Silver Linings Playbook”) with a Proclamation on February 26th.The Proclamation was presented by Los Angeles Councilmember Tom LaBonge (4th District) who is also the chairperson of Sister Cities of Los Angeles. Board members of the mumbai group and several members of international press were present at the event held in Council Chambers.

“This is the first time the Los Angeles Mumbai Sister City is honoring a Bollywood actor with a Proclamation in the Los Angeles City Hall,” said Mira Advani Honeycutt, chairperson of the organization. The LA Bombay Sister City (later renamed Mumbai) was established in 1972.

The Los Angeles Mumbai Sister City promotes Indian culture in the city of Los Angeles with various programs throughout the year including the annual Diwali Gala Dinner. Funds raised through its activities are donated to the Connecticut-based Americares organization that has a branch in Mumbai. One of Americares projects is the Mobile Medical Program that provides medical services in the slums of Mumbai.

LA Mumbai Sister City’s Mission Statement - To promote peace through cultural understanding, mutual respect, and cooperation by cultivating cultural and economic exchange between the individuals and communities of Los Angeles and Mumbai.

Sister Cities of Los Angeles Featured with Tom LaBonge
in 2013 Tournament of Roses Parade

Sister Cities of Los Angeles was honored to participate in the 2013 Tournament of Roses Parade on Tuesday, January 1 on the LAWA/LAX/City of Los Angeles float entitled “Oh, the Places You Will Go.” The float won the MAYOR’S TROPHY for “MOST OUTSTANDING CITY ENTRY and featured a rendering of the LAX Bradley West expansion that will open in March.The Sister Cities of Los Angeles signpost was prominently displayed on the float with six riders in costume representing Auckland, New Zealand; Guangzhou, China; Mexico City, Mexico; Berlin, Germany; Salvador, Brazil; and Nagoya, Japan.

See the KTLA-TV news story below on the City of Los Angeles float!

INTERNATIONAL CHILD ART COLLECTION EXHIBITIONS1000 Cranes Project on display at the Nagoya City Hall

Barnsdall Arts created the 1000 Cranes Project with schools throughout Los Angeles. Children at Ivanhoe, Mayberry, and Temple Israel Elementary and Westside Charter Schools made origami cranes with their best wishes.

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Los Angeles Nagoya Sister City Affiliation (LANSCA) will “fly” to Japan the origami cranes made by LA school children in Barnsdall Arts Project 1000 CRANES. They were on exhibit as part of A Tribute to the Children of Japan.

Japanese children’s art from Barnsdall Arts International Child Art Collection at Kaiser-Sunset Main Concourse from April 2011 to February 2012.

Pictured: ERNEST HIDA of the NAGOYA, JAPAN, SISTER CITY

The Sister Cities of Los Angeles float was featured in the 2012 Hollywood Christmas Parade on Sunday, November 25.

A Streetcar Named After Los Angeles in the City of Bordeaux

The City of Bordeaux has a history of naming its trams after their Sister Cities, and on the 26th of October 2012, The City of Bordeaux named one of its street cars after the Sister City of Los Angeles, the relationship between the two Cites is 48 years old and for the 50-year anniversary, the City of Bordeaux has asked our City to be honored guests of the Fete Le Vin, for the first time ever, the Sister City of LA will showcase a diverse arts program from some of Los Angeles’s most famous arts institutions.

Click HERE for a link to the full story in French on the Academie-Bordeaux website.

2013 Gala Dates to be Announced Soon

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