David Meyerhof of Burbank is a published poet, and now everyone in his hometown knows it.
Meyerhof received recognition from the city of Burbank, the State Assembly and the U.S. House of Representatives on Friday at the Little White Chapel during the first public presentation of his book of poetry, “Look Beyond.” It is now available on more than 100 websites around the world, he said.
The event included a piano recital by Sophie Wiegand, who is an eighth-grader at Luther Burbank Middle School. Meyerhof signed his book and Sophie made her music DVD available at the end of the program. Assemblyman Mike Gatto (D-Silver Lake) presented the California State Assembly certificate to the poet.
Meyerhof is a retired middle school teacher who taught for 33 years in the Los Angeles Unified School District.
His parents escaped from Germany and survived the Holocaust. David's grandfather, Otto Meyerhof, won the 1922 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for describing how sugar is converted into energy in the human body.
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Mike Gatto is the Chairman of the Appropriations Committee of the California State Assembly. He represents the cities of Burbank, Glendale, and the Los Angeles neighborhoods of Los Feliz and Silver Lake. E-mail Mike at: email@example.com, or call (818) 558-3043.
Website of Assemblyman Mike Gatto: www.asm.ca.gov/gatto