My LA to Z: Tom LaBonge

City Councilman Tom LaBonge likes spotting herons and egrets in the Los Angeles River and is particularly fond of Sergio’s section at Musso & Frank



“My LA to Z” is a new web-exclusive feature on that will ask well-known Angelenos for their must list about the city they love. This week we hear from City Councilman Tom LaBonge, who represents his beloved 4th district and grew up in Silver Lake.

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The Griffith Observatory at dawn

Griffith Observatory
2800 East Observatory Road
Los Angeles, CA 90027

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Mount Hollywood in the Spring when the wildflowers are in bloom

Griffith Park
Los Angeles, CA 90027

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The Los Angeles Coliseum on a fall afternoon

Los Angeles Coliseum
3911 S. Figueroa
Los Angeles, CA 90037

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Driving on any part of Mulholland Drive at night, with the lights of the Valley spread out below

Mullholland Drive
Runs from Hollywood to the ocean
Along the ridgeline of the Santa Monica Mountains

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The Los Angeles River bikeway where you can see herons and egrets in the water

The bikeway starts at Riverside Drive and Victory Blvd. at the base of Griffith Park
Glendale, CA 91201

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Crossing the 6th Street Bridge during the Los Angeles Marathon with the city’s skyline in full view

E. 6th St. and Mesquit St.
Los Angeles, CA 90013

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Musso & Frank, Sergio’s section

Musso & Frank Grill
6667 Hollywood Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90028

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The Original Farmers Market, the John Ferraro Memorial Table

Farmers Market
6333 W. 3rd St.
Los Angeles, CA 90036

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Ringing the bell on the top of the City Hall Tower, on the observation deck just outside the Tom Bradley Tower Room

L.A. City Hall
200 N. Spring St.
Los Angeles, CA 90012

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Strolling on Larchmont Village any day of the week

N. Larchmont Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90004

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All images courtesy of Flickr users (in order): Marcy Reiford, Taylor Flannagan, rappensuncle, Steve Zaslavsky, Unobtanium, Omar Omar, Meltwater, Omar Omar, Fred Camino, and Clinton Steeds 

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