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    State Senator Alan Lowenthal & Councilwoman Bonnie Lowenthal Model Environmentally-Friendly Clothing @ Coalition For Clean Air Fashion Show; We Post Pix

    (December 22, 2004) -- State Senator Alan Lowenthal (D, LB-SP-PV) and LB Councilwoman Bonnie Lowenthal recently joined over thirty state and local officials in modeling environmentally friendly clothing at a fashion show held to benefit the Coalition for Clean Air. posts photos below.

    The fashion show, "Clean Air -- Always in Fashion," was held at L.A.'s California Market Center on December 9. It featured public officials "modeling the latest garments made of organic cotton and other environmentally-friendly fabrics by environmentally-responsible designers and clothing companies to support the Coalition’s programs," says a release by organizers.

    Photos and clothing descriptions below were provided to us on request by a publicist for the event.

    Councilwoman Lowenthal wore clothing from a German company called Pur Natur just becoming available in the U.S.

    "Her long grey coat is made from 100% chemical-free wool. The longsleeved red sweater is also made from pure wool, untreated with chemicals that would irritate skin or harm the environment." (Further information:

    B. Lowenthal, Coalition for Clean Air Fashion Show 12/9/04
    Source: Coalition for Clean Air

    A. Lowenthal, Coalition for Clean Air Fashion Show 12/9/04
    Source: Coalition for Clean Air
    State Senator Lowenthal modeled a "Himalaya Sportcoat" by Norm Thompson.

    The sportcoat is "made from an environmentally-sustainable blend of hemp and yak. Hemp gives this sportcoat rich texture and substance, while yak adds to the luxurious softness. He's also wearing Norm Thompson's tencel jeans. Tencel is a durable, eco-friendly natural fiber." (Further information:

    "This event highlights the role environmentally-friendly clothing can play in helping to improve our air quality, and we appreciate the enthusiastic participation of so many public officials," said Tim Carmichael, President of the Coalition for Clean Air in the release.

    Those scheduled to model clothing at the event were:

    Hon. Todd Campbell, Burbank City Council
    Hon. Kelly Candaele, President, Board of Trustees, LA Community College District
    Hon. Tony Cardenas, Los Angeles City Council
    Hon. John Chiang, State Board of Equalization
    Hon. Laura Chick, City Controller, City of Los Angeles
    Hon. Judy Chu, California State Assembly
    Hon. Maribel De La Torre, Mayor, City of San Fernando
    Hon. Mona Field, Board of Trustees, LA Community College District
    Hon. Marco Firebaugh, Former member, California State Assembly
    Hon. Eric Garcetti, Los Angeles City Council
    Hon. Marlen Garcia, Baldwin Park City Council
    Hon. Wendy Greuel, Los Angeles City Council
    Hon. Bob Hertzberg, former Speaker, California State Assembly
    Hon. Enid Joffe, City Councilmember, City of Sierra Madre
    Hon. Victor King, President, Board of Trustees, Glendale Community College
    Hon. Tom LaBonge, Los Angeles City Council
    Hon. John Laird, California State Assembly
    Hon. Bea La Pisto-Kirtley, Mayor, City of Bradbury
    Hon. Carol Liu, California State Assembly
    Hon. Alan Lowenthal, California State Senate
    Hon. Bonnie Lowenthal, Councilmember, City of Long Beach
    Hon. Cindy Montañez, California State Assembly
    Hon. Chi Mui, San Gabriel City Council
    Hon. Fran Pavley, California State Assembly
    Jenny Pavley, Professional Beach Volleyball Player
    Hon. Jeffrey Prang, Councilmember, City of West Hollywood
    Hon. Marsha Ramos, Mayor, City of Burbank
    Hon. Nancy Ramos, Councilmember, City of Commerce
    Hon. Greig Smith, Los Angeles City Council
    Cynthia Verdugo-Peralta, AQMD Governing Board Member
    Hon. Steve Veres, San Fernando City Council
    Hon. Jack Weiss, Los Angeles City Council

    In September 2004, the Coalition for Clean Air joined in an appeal to the LB City Council, opposing certification of a Port of LB Environmental Impact Report on expansion of Pier J. Following a bruising City Council hearing, the Port reexamined and rescinded its EIR, pledging to rework the document.

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