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‘Suspect wore a hoodie’
September 13, 2019
For a piece of clothing, the hoodie carries a lot of baggage. The hooded sweatshirt has been at the center of heated debates about racial profiling, most famously following the 2012 shooting death of unarmed black teenager Trayvon Martin. ... 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 »
Heroes in Our Midst: ‘War Machine’ Don Cheadle Celebrates Marvel Studios’ ‘Avengers: Endgame’ Global Premiere Weekend with Los Angeles’ Real-Life Heroes
May 10, 2019
Marvel Studios’ “Avengers: Endgame” star Don Cheadle spent the blockbuster movie’s global premiere weekend surprising real-life heroes uplifting their Los Angeles neighborhoods. On Sunday, Cheadle — who plays ‘War Machine’ in Marvel Studios’ “Avengers: Endgame”  ... read more »
L.A. City Council President Herb Wesson Honors Black Trans Woman for International Women’s Day 
March 14, 2019
Annual Award recognized leaders who are survivors in the City of Los Angeles.  ... read more »
LADOT Transit Launches Demand-Response, Shared Ride Pilot Program in Los Angeles’ Westside
March 8, 2019
LADOT Transit announced the launch of an on-demand transportation service pilot program called LAnow that will serve the Del Rey, Venice, Mar Vista, and Palms neighborhoods of the City of Los Angeles beginning March 11, 2019. LAnow is a shared-ride service that matches passengers traveling to, from, and within Del Rey, Venice, Mar Vista, and Palms service areas. The new service offers residents, visitors, and commuters of these areas the opportunity to hail a ride using a convenient mobile application on their smartphones, on a computer, or by phone.  ... read more »
Statement From Councilwoman Nury Martinez Declaring “Pothole Emergency” in the City of Los Angeles
February 22, 2019
Los Angeles City Councilwoman Nury Martinez (Sixth District) issued the following statement after introducing a motion to Council in order to secure money to close major potholes in the City of Los Angeles:  ... read more »
Study Finds: Attacks on Public Sector Unions Put Black Community at Risk
January 31, 2019
According to the report, “An Ongoing Demand for Los Angeles:  A Bright Future Requires Organizing More Black Public Sector Union Workers,” public sector jobs and unions that represent such employees contribute to the economic and social stability of the Black middle class in Los Angeles. ... read more »
City Leaders Recommend Strategies to Keep the Port of Los Angeles Competitive
January 28, 2019
The Port of Los Angeles is a major engine for economic growth and job creation, handling more than 20 percent of all incoming cargo to the United States. Owned by the City of Los Angeles and operated by the City’s Harbor Department, the Port of L.A. accounts for one of every 13 jobs in Los Angeles. ... read more »
California African American Museum Martin Luther King Jr. Day Celebration 2019
January 7, 2019
Celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day by surrounding yourself with art, culture, and community. Enjoy an array of vibrant programs and activities for all ages. Bring the kids for art-making activities, a march, and delicious food truck fare; visit our exhibitions, hear a marathon reading of King’s lesser-known speeches and sermons, groove to DJ-provided tunes, and much more—free for everyone! ... read more »
City of Los Angeles Has Collected $100 Million in Taxes From Airbnb Hosts and
December 6, 2018
As the city continues to discuss regulations to legitimize short-term rentals in Los Angeles, Airbnb announced its host community has remitted more than $100 million in transient occupancy taxes to the City in just over two years. This represents 10% of the more than $1 billion in taxes Airbnb has remitted on behalf of its host community around the world. ... read more »
Accessory Dwelling Unit (AKA Granny Flat) Workshop
November 8, 2018
An Accessory Dwelling Unit (ADU) also known as granny flat can be a garage, add on room or existing main dwelling room all built or remodeled to become a livable space with kitchen and bath. State legislation was passed in January 2017 to allow home owners to use this law. While many local laws regarding such use are still being worked out, it is now legal to add an ADU to almost any single family residential property. ADU's might help to ease the housing crisis. ... read more »
Public Banking is on the Ballot. Vote Yes on B.
November 2, 2018
On Tuesday, voters will decide the fate of Charter Amendment B, ballot measure unanimously approved by city council which would open the door to a public bank of Los Angeles.  ... read more »
L.A. Area Chamber and UNITE-LA’S Annual College & Career Convention
November 1, 2018
17th annual convention helps thousands of local, low-income students plan for college and maximize federal and state financial aid  The Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce, ... read more »
Councilwoman Martinez Recognizes Three-Year Anniversary of the LAPD Operations-Valley Bureau Human Trafficking Task Force
October 25, 2018
Los Angeles City Councilwoman Nury Martinez, LAPD Deputy Chief Kris Pitcher, and LAPD Lieutenant Marc Evans announced the official three-year anniversary of the formation of the Operations-Valley Bureau Human Trafficking Task Force and the staggering results the impact has made in the northeast San Fernando Valley. Since the Councilwoman’s inception of this OVB Task Force in October 2015, a first of its kind in the City of Los Angeles, 1,717 arrests have been made for human trafficking, pimping, pandering, supervise, johns, loitering, lewd conduct, and other miscellaneous acts. ... read more »
Festivalgoers ‘Felt the Love’ at the 13th Annual Taste of Soul 
October 25, 2018
Saturday, October 20, marked 13 years of the largest street festival in Southern California and the Taste of Soul (TOS) nation still hasn’t come down from the festival high! ... read more »
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