In a much-anticipated astronomical anomaly, a dozen or so stars were visible in broad daylight Thursday—no telescope required. It’s all about the grand opening of the Best Friends Animal Society Adoption and Spay/Neuter Services at the Northeast Valley Animal Care Center in Mission Hills.
Elected officials and civic leaders were also here. Sharing the podium were Richard Alarcón, Tony Cárdenas, Paul Koretz, and Dennis Dine, members of the Los Angeles City Council; Jim Bickhart, representing the office of Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, Gregory Castle, co-founder and chief executive officer of Best Friends Animal Society; and Francis Battista, co-founder and vice chair of the Best Friends Animal Society board of directors.
Entertainment celebrities who attended were: Hilary Swank (Million Dollar Baby, Boys Don’t Cry), Teri Polo (Meet the Fockers), Emmanuelle Vaugier (Lost Girl, Two and a Half Men), Eric & Eliza Roberts (The Dark Knight, The Expendables), Julie Marie Berman her husband Mike (General Hospital), Jackson Galaxy (My Cat from Hell), Amy Smart (The Butterfly Effect, Shameless), Rachelle Lefevre (Twilight, A Gifted Man), Danny Trejo (Sons of Anarchy, Spy Kids), Tim Omundson (Psych, Judging Amy) and Jason Gray-Stanford (Monk, A Beautiful Mind).