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Legacy eNews February 2006

Maury Weiner, Chairman
Tom Bradley Legacy Foundation

"Bradley converted a Los Angeles consisting of many scattered enclaves into the second largest city in the United States, widely considered to be the capitol of the Pacific Rim, a major trade, commerce and cultural outpost that serves as an inspiration for Americans..." - Maury Weiner

T A B L E   O F   C O N T E N T S
 COVER STORY: Mayor Antonio R. Villaraigosa Presented with the Tom Bradley Legacy Achievement Award
 Thomas Spiegel Family Foundation - Tom Bradley Legacy Foundation, Hold Joint Workshop Conference
 TBLF: The Mission
 FEATURE: Green Technology Institute Projects and Programs
 The Tom Bradley Gallery
 EDITORIAL: Tom Bradley Legacy Foundation Board of Directors
 EVENTS IN PICTURES: Photographs
L e g a c y   e N e w s   F e b r u a r y   2 0 0 6

C O V E R   S T O R Y F E A T U R E


Mayor Antonio R. Villaraigosa
Presented with the Tom Bradley Legacy Achievement Award



Mayor Antonio R. Villaraigosa was presented with the Tom Bradley Legacy Foundation Achievement Award for following in the footsteps of the first African American Mayor of Los Angeles who served the city of Los Angeles for 51 years, at the Tom Bradley Legacy Foundation Fund-raising Dinner at the Millennium Biltmore Hotel, September 29, 2005The first fund-raising dinner since its inception in 1993.

Johnny Grant, Hollywood's Honorary Mayor, a long time friend of both Mayors was Master of Ceremonies and Emmy Award Winner Laura Diaz, CBS news anchor was Mistress of Ceremonies.


Mayor Villaraigosa with
Ethel Bradley and Maury Weiner


Tom La Bonge, Lorraine and
Ethel Bradley, Mayor Villaraigosa,
Mrs Villaraigosa and Wendy Greuel


Citing the similarity of the two Mayors in building coalitions among diverse communities, taking action in solving traffic problems, bringing new jobs to Los Angeles, working with Labor, solving the problems of the Port of Los Angeles and the LAX airport, care of the environment and making a bid for the Olympic Games, the speakers praised Villaraigosa for his vision for the City of Los Angeles.

Speakers included Tom Spiegel, President and CEO of the Spiegel Foundation and Chairman of the Dinner; Maury Weiner, Chairman of the Tom Bradley Legacy Foundation at UCLA and William Elkins, 1st Vice Chairman of TBLF.


Tom La Bonge, Tom Spiegle,
Mayor Villaraigosa,
Mrs Villaraigosa and Wendy Greuel


Tom La Bonge, Lorraine and
Ethel Bradley, Mayor Villaraigosa,
Mrs Villaraigosa, Laura Diaz
and Wendy Greuel


The dinner brought together Mrs. Ethel Bradley and daughter Lorraine and many of Tom Bradley’s former staff members to celebrate both Mayor Tom Bradley and Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa.

For details and more photographs of Tom Bradley Legacy Foundation Achievement Award 2005 Dinner, click here.


Thomas Spiegel Family Foundation,
Tom Bradley Legacy Foundation,
Hold Joint Workshop Conference


The Thomas Spiegel Family Foundation and the Tom Bradley Legacy Foundation held a joint Workshop Conference on the future youth leadership of our community, December 9-10, 2005. Discussed was the long term future success of Los Angeles as a global village and gateway to the Pacific Rim and the importance of working together in the development of the youth who would be the future leaders of tomorrow, thus, establish the Tom Bradley Youth Leadership Institute.

Key partners in this endeavor would be: City of Los Angeles-Mayor and City Council, UCLA-Chancellors and Riordan Program, Community Based Organizations, and other selected business and foundation partners.

TBLF: The Mission

The Tom Bradley Legacy Foundation, with headquarters in the Tom Bradley Hall on the UCLA Campus, was founded with the direct participation of Mayor Bradley in 1993. Its mission has been to continue his vision and accomplishments by bringing together all of the disparate and fragmented communities to work as one in continuing the bold vision for our great city.

From its inception the Foundation has sponsored symposia on fundamental issues impacting the Metropolitan area as well as international business including a symposium on NAFTA at its inception.

The Foundation supports sustainable growth and protection of the environment by the establishment of Green Technology Institute working the Audubon Center at Debs Park that educates and equips youth with information and desire to improve the environment of their communities and Los Angeles as a whole.

The Tom Bradley Legacy Foundation joins with Federal, State and Local government in nurturing and assisting growth and development projects across the city.

The Tom Bradley Legacy Foundation is a non profit benefit corporation and is not organized for the private gain of any person. It is organized under the Non Profit Public Benefit Corporation Law for charitable purposes.



Green Technology Institute
Projects and Programs


Audubon Center at Debs Park

Les Hamasaki, Director of the Green Technology Institute-Tom Bradley Legacy Foundation, Audubon Center at Debs Park, and Earthnetworks.tv sponsored a symposium on Project Green Phoenix Solar Digital Emergency Preparedness Program.


Audubon Nature Center goes off-grid in
Los Angeles, receives highest LEED certification
(Image courtesy of SUN Utility Network)


The symposium was well attended by policymakers in Emergency preparedness for schools and communities. The energetic discussion was centered around the development of a community based Wireless Solar Digital Disaster Preparedness Plan utilizing the wireless broadband mesh technology, solar energy, and digital devices such as computers, cell phones, cameras, walkie-talkie, short-wave, etc. to facilitate communications. The focus "Developing a Wireless Solar Digital Disaster Preparedness Program" for schools and neighborhoods.

Shumei America Taiko Team
Dance of the Redhawks
& Taiko Drums

Green Activities
Green Activities

The symposium was held at the Audubon Center at Debs Park, a working model of a Community Solar Digital Disaster Preparedness center and a Solar Televillage for remote global communities. The Center is totally powered by solar energy. There is no gas line or sewer connection (the wastewater is treated on site), only water is provided by the local utility. The Center is an example of a "perfect solar marriage" of passive solar, solar thermal and solar PV (electricity).

Green Symposium and Earth Day coming soon.

For information about Green Technology Institute Projects, click here.


The Tom Bradley Gallery


Future Gallery for Tom Bradley's memorabilia's
(Image courtesy of FSY Architects, Inc.)


The Tom Bradley Legacy Foundation with support from the City of Los Angeles in collaboration with UCLA, became the official repository of all the Tom Bradley papers, Photos and Memorabilia which will continue to provide the solid factual base data for the history of his 20 years as the longest serving and first African-American Mayor of Los Angeles, since Pio Pico.


Future Gallery for Tom Bradley's memorabilia's
(Image courtesy of FSY Architects, Inc.)


The Tom Bradley Gallery Committee, Richard Amador, Teresa Amador and William Elkins working with UCLA , were pleased to announce that the cabinets and kiosk for the Gallery were near completion and that a dedication and press conference would soon be scheduled.

For more information on Tom Bradley Gallery, click here.


"...I chose Bradley's drive and skill to form the most comprehensive coalition of people this city, and perhaps any other, has ever seen. The coalition that Bradley formed and led represented just about every community and corner of Los Angeles, including every racial and ethnic group, every religious, socioeconomic, senior, youth, civil rights and liberties, women's, service, and political (from left to right) grouping of people." - Maury Weiner


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Photographs

A selection of photographs from Tom Bradley Legacy Foundation events.

Click photograph to enlarge:

Maury Weiner, Chairman
Tom Bradley Legacy Foundation

Mayor Villaraigosa with
Tom La Bonge and Wanda Greuel

Mayor Villaraigosa with
Maury Weiner and Chih Hsing Pei

Mayor Villaraigosa Mingles

Mayor Villaraigosa with
Ethel Bradley and Maury Weiner

Tom La Bonge, Lorraine and
Ethel Bradley, Mayor Villaraigosa,
Mrs Villaraigosa and Wendy Greuel

Tom La Bonge, Tom Spiegle,
Mayor Villaraigosa,
Mrs Villaraigosa and Wendy Greuel

Tom La Bonge, Lorraine and
Ethel Bradley, Mayor Villaraigosa,
Mrs Villaraigosa, Laura Diaz
and Wendy Greuel

Mayor Villaraigosa with
Chih Hsing Pei, Bill Bicker
and Wilfred Marshall

Norman Emerson and
Mayor Villaraigosa

Tom La Bonge, Mayor Villaraigosa
and Wendy Greuel

Lorraine and Ethel Bradley,
Mayor Villaraigosa
and Mrs Villaraigosa

Wanda Moore, Mrs Villaraigosa,
Mayor Villaraigosa
and Bee Canterbury Lavery

Mayor Villaraigosa,
Laura Diaz and Johnny Grant

CBS News Anchor Laura Diaz

Laura Diaz and Johnny Grant

Mayor Villaraigosa,
Laura Diaz and Johnny Grant

Mayor Villaraigosa
and Ethel Bradley




Tom Bradley Legacy Foundation Board of Directors

Maury Weiner, Chairman
Public Policy Administrator
Tarzana Treatment Center

William Elkins, 1st Vice Chairman
Vice President
Spiegel Foundation

Adrian Dove, 2nd Vice Chairman
Chairman of CORE-CA
(Congress of Racial Equality-Legal
Defense and Education Fund)

Richard Amador, Secretary
President Emeritus & Founder
CHARO Community Development Corporation

Chih Hsing Pei, Treasurer
President, Jetway Express

Connie Chappell, Director
Executive Administrator

Alma Fitch , Director
President, Fitch Public Affairs

Les Hamasaki, Director
Director, Green Technology Institute

Wanda Combs Moore, Director
President, W L Moore & Associates

Lorraine Bradley, Ex-Officio
President Human Relations Commission
City of Los Angeles




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