Councilman Curren D. Price

Price Endorses Marisa Alcaraz for L.A. Council District 6 

L.A. City Council President Pro Tem Curren Price has endorsed Marisa Alcaraz for Council District 6. Alcaraz currently serves as Price’s environmental policy director and deputy chief of staff and is vying for the seat left vacant by former Council President Nury Martinez. A special election is scheduled for April 4. 

Thousands Join Councilmember Price at Jovial Two-Day Celebration to Mark Reopening of “South Park 2.0!”

Thousands of overjoyed children, families and seniors joined Councilman Curren Price, Mayor Eric Garcetti, and the Department of Recreation and Parks and Bureau of Engineering on April 27 to celebrate the renaissance and nearly $8 million makeover of South Park Recreation Center. The facelift coincides with the park’s 120-year anniversary, making it one of the oldest and most historic parks in the city of Los Angeles. Councilman Price hosted the grand reopening Saturday with a deluge of family-friendly activities, including Lucha Libre wrestlers, Krump legend and battle zone creator “Tommy the Clown,” an egg hunt, dunk tank and jumpers and

23rd Annual Central Avenue Jazz Festival

Each year, the Central Avenue Jazz Festival draws tens of thousands of people from across the U.S. In addition to live performances by world-class favorites and up-and-coming artists, the revered summer event includes pavilions focused on arts; Balfour Beatty Youth; GRoW @ Annenberg Health and Wellness; and business/employment services, as well as the participation of merchants and food vendors. Also the Central Avenue Historic Improvement District will host their 2nd Annual Jazz Festival Cultural Tour highlighting the legacy of Central Avenue.

Black L.A. City Councilmen United: Herb Wesson, Curren Price and Marqueece Harris – Dawson (Part 2)

Brandon I. Brooks, Managing Editor with the Los Angeles Sentinel Newspaper and the L.A. Watts Times Newspaper sits down for an exclusive interview with three Black L.A. City Council members, L.A. City Council President Herb Wesson (10th district), Councilman Curren Price (9th District) and Marqueece Harris-Dawson (8th district)

City of L.A. Dedicates Bishop Cook Square

  The dedication ceremony was held October 16 during 40th anniversary celebration of Harvest Tabernacle Bible Church. The designation recognizes his accomplishments and contributions to improving the 9th District and community-at-large. The occasion also marked Cook’s retirement as pastor of Harvest Tabernacle. His successor, son Dr. Donald R. Cook II, will be installed as pastor on Sunday, November 13, at 4 p.m., at 88th Street Temple Church of God In Christ, 8825 South Vermont Avenue in Los Angeles. Bishop Cook, who served 45 years in the ministry, is a graduate and valedictorian of the Los Angeles Police Department Technical Reserve

Recent Events in the Local Faith Community

  L.A. Community Celebrates Bishop Kirkland’s Retirement Hundreds of people attended the retirement celebration for Bishop Theodore and Episcopal Supervisor Mary Kirkland on March 11 at the Los Angeles Airport Hilton Hotel. L.A. Mayor Eric Garcetti (right) was among the many elected officials on hand to present commendations. (photo by Clayton Everett/FAME Church)   L.A. Councilman Curren Price and U.S. Congresswoman Karen Bass presented proclamations to Bishop Kirkland during the celebration. (photo by Clayton Everett/FAME Church) Bishop and Supervisor Kirkland pose with their daughters, grandson and sons-in-law. (photo by Clayton Everett/FAME Church) Holman United Methodist Welcomes Attorney General Harris The Rev. Kelvin Sauls,

McCoy Memorial Honors Pastor and Blacks Leaders

With a stellar cast of recipients, McCoy Memorial Baptist Church conducted its own version of the Oscars on February 28. The southeast Los Angeles church recognized Pastor R.A. Williams, recording artist Jeffrey Osborn, CBS broadcaster Jim Hill, Councilmember Curren Price, LAUSD Superintendent Michelle King, Congresswoman Maxine Waters and the family-owned Woody’s Bar-B-Que as “Outstanding African Americans Giving Back to the Community.”  The program highlights included Osborn singing a melody of songs.  “Hey church, we can’t woo, woo, woo now, but some of these old songs work in praising the Lord, too,” he said. Hill, a 30-year sports journalist, expressed his