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Toyota Signs on as Naming Rights for Ontario, California Arena
June 28, 2019
SMG Worldwide has announced today they have entered into a partnership agreement with the Southern California Toyota Dealership Association in a new naming-rights deal for the Southern California arena located in Ontario. Formerly known as Citizens Business Bank Arena the landmark venue has been renamed as the Toyota Arena. The naming rights agreement was negotiated through Vicki Higgins with ConneXion Partnerships and agreed upon by SMG Worldwide.  ... read more »
Statement by DCBA Director Joseph M. Nicchitta on the Advancement of California Assembly Bill 539 through the Senate Banking and Financial Institutions Committee
June 28, 2019
The Los Angeles County Department of Consumer and Business Affairs released the following statement on behalf of director Joseph M. Nicchitta, following the advancement of California Assembly Bill 539 by the Senate Banking and Financial Institutions Committee: ... read more »
Assemblywoman Autumn Burke Unlocks Billions in Tax Revenue 
June 27, 2019
Now serving her second term, Assemblywoman Burke has been writing legislation to address the nation’s flawed access to resources like reproductive health, adequate and affordable healthcare and environmental justice. Burke has invested much of her work in an initiative to end childhood poverty and her influence towards this cause is visible in Governor Newsom’s budget which includes proposals to directly address child poverty and support families in breaking the cycle of poverty through work and education, including a grant increase for the lowest income families served by the CalWORKs program. ... read more »
Juneteenth Reparations Hearing on H.R. 40 Puts Reparations Debate in National Spotlight
June 27, 2019
“These are the vestiges of enslavement that people don’t want to deal with,” said Dr. Julianne Malveaux, the former President of Bennett College. ... read more »
Community Build Celebrates New President, Sausedo ‘New Beginnings, New Leadership’
June 27, 2019
In a scenic setting of live music, cuisine, and ambiance, Community Build, Inc. in Leimert Park, welcomed public officials, colleagues, family and friends, and a who’s who list of community influencers who convened to celebrate the organization’s new president and CEO, Robert Saucedo, with a reception and ribbon cutting ceremony. ... read more »
Bank of America Offers Grants to Make Homeownership More Affordable in Greater Los Angeles Area
June 27, 2019
Bank of America is bringing its new Down Payment Grant program to Southern California as part of its recent $5 billion commitment to help more than 20,000 individuals and familiesbuy a home. The new program and existing offerings are together called the Community Homeownership Commitment. ... read more »
Reject Charter School Bill: Black Parents, Civil Rights Groups Ask Gov. Newsom
June 27, 2019
In May, the state Assembly voted 44-19 in favor of the legislation. If passed and signed into law, AB 1505 would strip away the existing right charter schools have to an appeal process if a local school board denies its petition for authorization or renewal. Laster joined leaders of the California chapters of two prominent civil rights organizations, the National Action Network (NAN) and the National Urban League (NUL), for the meeting held at the Governor’s office at the Capitol. Both groups have been outspoken opponents of the legislation. ... read more »
New Income Guidelines Can Save Qualified Customers Money on their Electricity Bill
June 27, 2019
Effective June 1, the California Public Utilities Commission(CPUC) announced new 2019-2020 income qualified guidelines for three financial assistance programs—California Alternate Rates for Energy (CARE), Family Electric Rate Assistance(FERA) and Energy Savings Assistance(ESA). The income changes mean more SCE customers may be eligible to receive program discounts of up to 30 percent on their monthly electric bill. ... read more »
Global Car Designer Andre Hudson Gives Us a Peek Inside of ‘Tomorrow’s’ Self-Driving Cars
June 27, 2019
Global car designer Andre Hudson, who spent the first half of his career working for both General Motors and Hyundai, recently led a team of designers and sculptors, while working at the Italy-based Icona Design, re-imagining the next wave of vehicles. ... read more »
Exceptional Director, B. Monet, Rides into History with Cadillac
June 26, 2019
“Because it’s not to say that women can’t direct car commercials, or direct stop signs, or explosions, or all that, unfortunately, we didn’t get a seat at the table when it came to those things,” B. Monet said. “And we’re always in, like, the melodrama. And like, the super sappy things and stories. For me, I want to be able to do what the boys do. I want to do the car shows.” ... read more »
West Basin Increases Popular Grass Replacement Rebate to $3 Per Square Foot
June 25, 2019
Beginning July 1, the West Basin Municipal Water District (West Basin) will add one dollar to the popular Turf Replacement Program rebate offered by the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California (MWD). ... read more »
Rep. Waters Hosts Housing & Homelessness Community Forum in Inglewood
June 25, 2019
More than 800 residents of Inglewood, Lennox, and the surrounding areas gathered at Inglewood High School on Saturday to participate in Congresswoman Maxine Waters’ (CA-43) Housing and Homelessness Community Forum ... read more »
Hidden Parking Revenues: CSU Concealed Millions and Violated State Laws
June 21, 2019
The California state auditor reported that the CSU has been funneling hundreds of millions to accounts outside of the State Treasury, disregarded state laws, and used millions of dollars in revenue from campus parking permit fees to fund projects unrelated to the CSU parking program. Through the audit, it was discovered that the surplus from these fees were hidden in separate accounts from public and state overview.  ... read more »
Devastating LA Homeless Count Underscores Need for Santiago Bill to Speed Emergency Housing Projects
June 21, 2019
A bill that would expand CEQA exemptions for certain supportive housing projects crossed a significant hurdle in the California Senate this week, earning unanimous support in the Environmental Quality Committee. AB 1197, authored by Assemblymember Miguel Santiago (D-Los Angeles), would ensure that state and local funding to build temporary and supportive housing projects can be spent more quickly and efficiently in the city of LA. ... read more »
State Audit Shows CSU Concealed $1.5 Billion in Surplus
June 21, 2019
In a highly critical report, the state auditor found the California State University funneled hundreds of millions of dollars to accounts outside of the state Treasury, disregarded state laws covering transparency and used millions of dollars in revenue from campus parking permit fees to fund projects unrelated to the CSU parking program. The audit also showed that CSU campuses are keeping surplus funds in locally held accounts that are hidden from public view and state oversight. ... read more »
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