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Student Engineering Program Was a Success!

The Los Angeles Beirut Sister Cities’ Engineering Students Exchange Program this September was a great success! Sarah El Kadry and Julie Younes, two civil engineering students from the Lebanese University, were selected to participate in this two-week intensive program where they met with experts in the field, government officials, and members of the Lebanese community […]

LABSC Board Members Meet with Lebanese Consul General

On Wednesday, June 19th, 2019, Consul General Mirna Khawly received the board members of Los Angeles Beirut Sister Cities Committee at the Lebanese Consulate in Los Angeles. The two sides discussed future plans of LABSC and ways in which they can create bridges between the two cities and collaborate to further strengthen the ties between […]

Lebanese Engineer Ahmed Jaber attends the Water Innovation Lab in Lebanon

Los Angeles Beirut Sister Cities sponsored the participation of Ahmed Jaber, a Civil Engineer with the City of Los Angeles – Department of Water & Power; to participate in the International Water Innovations Lab (WIL) in Beirut from June 8-14, 2019. Jaber, a California native of Lebanese origins, works in water resources planning and management and […]

Torrance Pops Orchestra featuring Lebanese Composer/Pianist George Tomb

On April 26th, 2019, Los Angeles Beirut Sister Cities co-sponsored the participation of Lebanese composer/pianist, George Tomb, as one of the featured artists in the performance of the Torrance Pops Orchestra under the baton of Dr. Joanna Medawar Nachef. The concert featured two compositions of George Tomb. This debut attracted over 300 attendees from the Greater Los Angeles […]

Benches Repair in Downtown Los Angeles

In May 2019, the benches installed by LABSCat the steps of Los Angeles City Hall in Downtown Los Angeles were renovated. The benches were originally presented in 2011 in celebration of the 5th anniversary of the formal declaration of a Sister City relationship between Los Angeles and Beirut. Make sure to visit them at Los Angeles City Hall South […]

The World Lebanese Cultural Union WLCU is honoring Ferris Wehbe with The Courage Award

The World Lebanese Cultural Union (WLCU) is presenting its first annual Courage Award to our very own Ferris Wehbe. The Courage Award honors those who demonstrate the ability to act on their beliefs despite opposition and hardship while working conscientiously for the betterment of the people living in Lebanon and abroad.  Ferris’s dedication to his […]