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City Council President Herb Wesson
Wesson Steps Down From City Council Presidency to Focus on Supervisor Campaign
November 29, 2019
Wesson Nominates Councilwoman Nury Martinez to Lead Legislative Body of Nation’s Second Largest City  After a distinguished and accomplished eight years serving as president of the Los Angeles City Council,  ... read more »
Council President Asks Cannabis Head to Suspend Special Retail Applications
November 1, 2019
Amid questions about the fairness of the process and potential problems with the online application system, City Council President Herb Wesson announced today he has asked the Department of Cannabis Regulation to suspend processing of requests for specialized marijuana retail licenses. ... read more »
Success On “The Way” Ask Dr. Jeanette: ‘The Mustard Seed’
October 10, 2019
(Thanks for reading) It’s fascinating to watch the growth of an idea, a seed, a dream. More than 350,000 neighbors attend yearly, Taste of Soul Festival. Many might like to know about its beginnings. “It’s been 14 years, now since beginning Taste of Soul Family Food Festival on Crenshaw Blvd. Bakewell Media boasts multiple thousands yearly visitors; an institution in the Crenshaw community and draws people from L.A. and beyond. ... read more »
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Los Angeles City Council President Herb Wesson to Dedicate Jewel Thais-Williams Square at the Corner of Pico and Norton
September 26, 2019
Forever commemorating the owner of the legendary ‘Jewel’s Catch One’ club, Thais-Williams. Williams becomes second Black woman and first Black lesbian to receive honors. On Saturday, ... read more »
The Evolution of Bakewell Media’s Taste of Soul Festival
August 29, 2019
For 14 years, Los Angeles has enjoyed the annual Taste of Soul Family Food Festival on Crenshaw Blvd. The day-long festival presented by Bakewell Media boasts over 350,000 visitors just last year alone. Taste of Soul has become an institution in the Crenshaw community and draws people from L.A. and beyond, coming to enjoy live music and entertainment on more than five stages, delicious food from hundreds of vendors and shopping – including blocks and blocks of art, jewelry, clothing, beauty products as well as a plethora of free community services. The festival is family-friendly and known for being one of the largest and safest events in Southern California. Originally founded by Bakewell Media CEO Danny J. Bakewell, Sr. in 2005, Taste of Soul has grown exponentially over the years, and Mr. Bakewell says he can’t believe it’s been 14 years since its beginning. ... read more »
L.A. Panel Backs Measure Requiring Advance Notice of Work Schedules
July 1, 2019
A Los Angeles City Council committee today advanced a proposal that would require retail employers with more than 300 workers to give their employees more advance notice of their work schedules. The Economic Development Committee approved a requirement that would mandate retailers to provide employees with a work schedule at least 14 days in advance. It would also require that workers receive 10-hour breaks between shifts and be given the right to refuse changes after the schedules are posted. ... read more »
Mothers In Action Mark Founding President’s Birthday by Serving Seniors
April 18, 2019
Community Service Legacy of Brenda Marsh-Mitchell Continues Focus on the Underserved Five years after her passing, the legacy of Brenda Marsh-Mitchell continues to positively impact the South Los Angeles community. ... read more »
Wesson Hosts Anniversary Kick-Off for L.A. Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta
March 28, 2019
There were more than 125 Delta Women gathered to commemorate 90 years of service to the greater Los Angeles community. ... read more »
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Vigilance, Solidarity Urged for Houses of Worship
March 20, 2019
In light of the horrendous mass shooting at mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand on March 15, faith leaders, law enforcement and elected officials issued a call for vigilance, ... read more »
L.A. City Council President Calls for Expungement of Pot Convictions
March 15, 2019
City Council President Herb Wesson today expressed his support for accelerating the expungement and resentencing of cannabis- related convictions in greater Los Angeles. ... read more »
Suits & Solidarity Members Celebrate Holidays
January 3, 2019
Suits in Solidarity members recently celebrated their end of year meeting with a holiday reception with City Council President Herb Wesson, Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas and Kerman Maddox, Co- Founder Suits in Solidarity.  ... read more »
First ‘Bridge Home’ Temporary Homeless Shelter in L.A. Opens
September 13, 2018
The "Bridge Home'' program was first announced by Garcetti during his State of the City speech in April as a new front in the fight against homelessness, which has grown by about 75 percent over the last six years. The 2018 Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority found that more than 31,000 people are homeless in the city, including more than 23,000 living without shelter, which were both slight drops from the previous year. ... read more »
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