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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
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 / view event »
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 »
Behind the Taste of Soul: Meet the Chairs, Co-Chairs, Sponsors & Partners Who Continue to Make the Taste of Soul Family a Success 
October 18, 2018
For 12 years in a row, Taste of Soul has continued to provide all things soulful and be an economic driver in the Black community because of the chairs, co-chairs, partners and sponsors who support the event and its mission.      ... read more »
Skirball Cultural Center Launches 22nd Season of Sunset Concerts With R&B Soulstress Goapele
Lauded singer-songwriter Goapele kicks off the twenty-second season of the Skirball Cultural Center’s Sunset Concerts on Thursday, July 26, at 8:00 p.m, with her deeply personal take on R&B, soul, funk, and hip-hop. The evening begins with DJ Mamabear of dublab, who will spin a set at 6:30 p.m. ... read more / view event »
Our Authors Study Club Presents an Evening with African American Authors
March 12, 2018
  Mayor Eric Garrett & Our Authors Study Club Presents an Evening with African American Authors, February 21, 2018, Los Angeles, California. Evening with Authors program Featured Actress Kim Coles, ... read more »
Taste Of Soul Nation Helps The Homeless 
October 19, 2017
The city and county of Los Angeles are undertaking a historic effort to address homelessness across the region. ... read more »
DA Warns LA County Seniors of ‘Blessing’ Scam
August 31, 2017
The Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office last Friday warned people with deep religious or spiritual beliefs to be aware of a hoax that can result in the loss of cash and valuables. ... read more »
Mother sues L.A. County and Sheriffs Department in son’s death 
August 3, 2017
The mother of a slain man who suffered from mental illness has filed a federal civil rights lawsuit against the L.A. Sheriffs Department and City of Los Angeles. ... read more »
FEMA to Grant City $1.2 Million to Address Potential Terrorist Attacks 
July 19, 2017
The Federal Emergency Management Agency announced last Thursday that Los Angeles will receive a $1.2 million grant to help it prepare for, prevent and respond to "complex coordinated terrorist attacks." ... read more »
Harlem Globetrotters Set 9 Guinness World Records
November 20, 2016
Harlem Globetrotters Bring New Tour To Los Angeles Area On The Heels Of Setting Nine Guinness World Records™ Records ... read more / watch video »
LA County Endorses LA City’s $1.2 Billion Bond Measure To Build Housing for the Homeless   
September 7, 2016
The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors threw its support behind the City of Los Angeles’ $1.2-billion bond measure to build housing for the homeless. ... read more »
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