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Tom LaBonge's Mickey Rooney fete helps turn the big city small-town

Tom LaBonge's Mickey Rooney fete helps turn the big city small-town

What could be more fitting, on the first day of his last month in office, than for City Councilman Tom LaBonge to be doing what he loves, standing in the cacophony of Los Angeles' present, taking a moment to commemorate its past? The L.A. native long has turned the big city small-town — with proclamations, commendations, ceremonies galore. ------------ FOR THE RECORD: Mickey Rooney Memorial Square: In the June 2 California section, an article about an L.A. intersection being dedicated to Mickey Rooney quoted actress Marsha Hunt as saying that Rooney wrote a song called "I've got tears in my ears from lying on my back and crying my eyes out over you." The title...

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