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Wesson Moves to Create Community Care Corp, Donate Public Land to Bridge Wealth Gap in Communities of Color
June 11, 2020
Councilman Herb Wesson has called for the City of Los Angeles to launch a transitional public/private collaborative "New Deal" style jobs program - titled the People's Bailout Los Angeles - designed to train and hire out-of-work Angelenos as community health workers and contact tracers in order to fill gaps in our inadequate health care system and provide meaningful employment to Angelenos who desperately need it during this economic recession.  ... read more »
Mayor Garcetti Confirms L.A. Will Not be on Lockdown for Three More Months Due to COVID-19
May 13, 2020
Wednesday, May 13, Los Angeles City Mayor Eric Garcetti clarified what the Safer at Home order Extension means for the livelihood of each Angeleno. Mayor Garcetti explained massive amounts of people reached out to him concerned about the initiative. Garcetti broke down the new directive to a digestible size and shared the data supporting the future movements in recovery for Los Angeles. ... read more »
The James Irvine Foundation Donates Funds to Support Brotherhood Crusade COVID-19 Outreach in the Los Angeles Community
April 30, 2020
In response to Brotherhood Crusade's COVID-19 Community Rapid Response Fund designed to mobilize funds and provisions for the most under-served communities that are being adversely affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, The James Irvine Foundation will donate funds to help Los Angeles community youth, young adults and families during this critical time. These funds will directly assist with basic living, academic and household needs and assist students while they are away from their schools and the Brotherhood Crusade YouthSource Center. ... read more »
Councilmember Harris Dawson Joins Labor Leaders and LA Regional Food Bank to Provide Groceries to 5,000 Families
April 23, 2020
COVID-19 has taken an immediate financial toll on the City of Los Angeles. Many families are looking for ways to make ends meet and keep food on the table. Local organizations and elected officials have hit the ground to help residents access the food and resources they need safely. Councilmember Marqueece Harris-Dawson partnered with the Los Angeles County Federation of Labor and the Los Angeles Regional Food Bank to host a drive-through food pantry for more than 5,000 South L.A. Families. ... read more »
Mayor Garcetti speaks with LA’s leading therapist Michelle Cauley to discuss mental health during the COVID-19 pandemic
April 22, 2020
Tuesday, April 21. Mayor Eric Garcetti provided an update on the COVID-19 pandemic surrounding the Los Angeles region. The L.A. City Mayor was joined by licensed therapist, Michelle Cauley to share news regarding the response to coronavirus. COVID-19 has played a major role in the increase of mental strain. Loss of jobs, death, isolation, and worry of what is to come has all contributed to the cases of stress that are escalating. ... read more »
Mayor Garcetti announces five pillars to get L.A. on the road to recovery and strategically lift physical distancing guidelines
April 15, 2020
Mayor Eric Garcetti continues to keep Los Angeles informed; Wednesday, April 15. The elected public official shared in full transparency, there is no certain date for life to go back to the way it was. Mayor Garcetti shared five pillars to get L.A. on the right track to strategically lift quarantine guidelines and construct a new normal. The Los Angeles Mayor believes Testing, surveillance, immediate response, Hospital Capacity, and ongoing research will give L.A. a fighting chance and continue our progress post pandemic. The L.A. elected official broke down the health aspect, but also the economic disproportion that needed to be addressed. ... read more »
South LA Community Standing Together Against COVID-19
April 9, 2020
In just a few weeks, the coronavirus has completely changed life as we know it. This pandemic has also exposed the wealth and necessity of community-based organizations, and a need for a substantial social safety net. Every resident is feeling the devastating impact of COVID-19 within South LA and across the City of Los Angeles. This crisis requires elected leaders, residents, and community-based organizations to collaborate on solutions. The vital role of South LA nonprofits like Community Coalition and other resident led organizations is amplified during times like these. While many residents are rightfully focused on meeting the needs of themselves and their families, many feel a responsibility to help their neighbors and their community at large during this pandemic. ... read more »
Coronavirus Closures: Bars, Gyms, Dine-In Restaurants, L.A. County Courts.
March 17, 2020
A total of 94 coronavirus cases were confirmed in Los Angeles County and Dr. Barbara Ferrer, head of the county Department of Public Health, said the agency is continuing to see an increase in ``community transmission'' of the illness -- meaning people are contracting the virus without any known source of exposure. ... read more »
Councilman Herb Wesson response to Coronavirus pandemic
March 12, 2020
The time has come to pull out all the stops. With so many folks living paycheck to paycheck, or relying on tips or gig work to pay their bills, we know there will be extra stress placed on Angelenos that many simply can’t afford. These common-sense measures will help us keep people in their homes and prevent the even greater public health crisis that mass evictions and foreclosures could create. ... read more »
WATCH: City of L.A. – What You Should Know About the Coronavirus
March 12, 2020
... Mayor Eric Garcetti Statement to Public: Hi, I hear you. I know there’s uncertainty and anxiety right now in our communities about the novel coronavirus outbreak. ... read more / watch video »
‘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 »
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