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On 8/24 Councilmember Curren Price Announces Plans to Rename Portions of Figueroa Street to “Kobe Bryant Boulevard”
August 27, 2020
Councilmember Curren Price on Aug. 25 introduced a motion to rename a stretch of Figueroa Street from Olympic Boulevard to Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard in honor of the basketball great Kobe Bryant, ... read more »
Los Angeles Mayor Announces Progress Made Under Community Safety Partnership in LAPD; Captain Emada Tingirides Appointed Deputy Chief of CSP Bureau
July 27, 2020
Garcetti stressed the co-ownership of protection from both local legislation and the community they represent. He shared the progress of the Community Safety Partnership Bureau in the Los Angeles Police Department. “This bureau makes CSP both a program and a philosophy,” Mayor Garcetti stated. The program cultivated a set of procedures that hold the body of the organization accountable to maintaining a civil approach to policing. ... read more »
Councilmember Curren Price Leads on Police Reform, Re-Inventing Public Safety to Better Serve the City
July 2, 2020
Councilmember Curren Price this week continued to champion efforts that reimagine public safety in Los Angeles and address systemic racism and injustices in communities of color.  ... read more »
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City Council Cuts $150 Million From LAPD Budget to Fund Community Programs
July 1, 2020
The Los Angeles City Council voted today to cut $150 million from the police department's budget next fiscal year, following weeks of demands from activists to reduce funding for law enforcement. ... read more »
Councilman Wesson and Good+Foundation Donate 200k Diapers to Families in Need
April 2, 2020
Despite the global COVID-19 pandemic, several community leaders gathered to collect and donate 200K diapers to families across Los Angeles during a time of great need.    ... read more »
Wesson Hosts Final Art Exhibit on The Bridge
March 5, 2020
His last exhibit is a display of legacy and contemporary stand up African-American comedians, producers, writers, publicists and venue owners.  The exhibition honors past African American stand-up comedians and features current African American comedians of achievement. In addition, local African Americans. ... read more »
Casa De Rosas Groundbreaking Ceremony
November 28, 2019
At a time when the availability of affordable housing is not keeping pace with the need for this precious resource, Ward Economic Development Corporation (WEDC) has partnered with Integral Group to transform the historic Casa de Rosas into a campus for formerly homeless single-parent veterans with a child.  ... 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 »
Councilmember Curren Price Welcomes South Park Community Safety Partnership (CSP) Officers in Effort to Reduce Crime, Build Relationships
April 18, 2019
In an effort to build a safer and healthy community, Councilmember Curren Price welcomed 10 specifically trained LAPD officers who will be working with local residents to reduce violent crime in the South Park area in Council District 9. The new Community Safety Partnership (CSP) program launched on April 15 aims to build trust between residents and law enforcement by developing sports, recreational and other community programming. ... read more »
New Study: Racism Drives Black Homelessness
March 1, 2019
Researchers found that discrimination in housing, employment, criminal justice, and child welfare policies have led to disproportionate numbers in Black homelessness. Lasting change requires a dismantling of institutions barriers across agencies and mainstream systems, they found. ... read more »
L.A. City Council, LAPD Target Sex Trafficking with New Approach 
February 7, 2019
Councilwoman Martinez, the LAPD, and service providers are bringing the resources, strategies, and tools to the Operations-South Bureau to end sex trafficking.     ... read more »
Top Local Stories of 2018
December 27, 2018
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Mothers In Action Gears Up For Another Great Thanksgiving Feed 
November 15, 2018
Ward Villas becomes the hub for a day of giving back to our elders, love and a delicious Thanksgiving dinner.  ... read more »
Mothers In Action to Host 20th Anniversary of Annual Back to School Health & Family Festival
August 2, 2018
Summer is coming to an end and school is almost back in session. Help prepare your child for school by attending the 20th Anniversary of Mothers In Action’s Annual Back to School Health and Family Festival on August 4, 2018 ... read more »
Local Black Leaders Announce Support of Villaraigosa for Governor 
May 10, 2018
On Thursday, May 3, 2018 a press conference was held at the Los Angeles Sentinel Newspaper announcing the support of former Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa for Governor. Villaraigosa was surrounded by faith and community leaders, and local prominent political leaders from the City of Carson, Inglewood, and Compton.   ... read more »
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