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Majority Whip Clyburn Shocked After Congresswoman Bass Takes Him to L.A.’s Skid Row
May 5, 2022
House Majority Whip James Clyburn has concluded a trip to Los Angeles to see in person the condition of Black men and women in a city where they make up less than 9 percent of the population, but nearly 40 percent of the homeless. ... read more »
Andrews Moves from CD 8 Staff to Empower L.A.
April 28, 2022
South Los Angeles community leaders, elected officials and entertainers joined Councilmember Marqueece Harris-Dawson in celebrating his former staffer, Dina R. Andrews, at a farewell gathering as she transitioned from Council District 8 to EmpowerLA/Department of Neighborhood Empowerment. ... read more »
CD-8 Hosts L.A.’s Arbor Day Celebration
April 13, 2022
In celebration of Arbor Day L.A., volunteers came together on April 9, to plant 220 trees on the streets surrounding the Mount Carmel Recreation Center in Council District 8, represented by Councilmember Marqueece Harris-Dawson. ... read more »
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Council District 8 and StreetsLA Begin Cool Pavement & Tree Plantings in South Los Angeles Neighborhood   
March 31, 2022
As part of the city’s efforts to continue to mitigate climate change and reduce urban heat, Councilmember Marqueece Harris-Dawson and StreetsLA announced today the start of cool pavement work and tree plantings in a South Los Angeles neighborhood of Council District 8 as the Next Phase Urban Cooling Program continues.  ... read more »
Best Wishes for a Happy New Year in 2022
December 30, 2021
L.A.’s community, political and faith leaders share best wishes and words of advice on ways to have a happy new year in 2022. ... read more »
Infrastructure Improvements Will Upgrade and Beautify Manchester-Broadway Corridor
December 2, 2021
Infrastructure improvements are planned to beautify the Manchester-Broadway corridor located in Council District 8 in South Los Angeles. ... read more »
CD-9 Welcomes Residents Applying for BIG:LEAP Program
October 29, 2021
The field office of Councilmember Curren Price, Jr. (CD 9) proved popular to South L.A. residents, who lined up on October 29, to apply for the BIG:LEAP – ... read more »
Black Lines Matter: The Fight Over Redistricting Lines in Los Angeles
October 28, 2021
: Council Districts (CDs) 8, 9 and 10 saw minimal changes in the final draft map to be submitted to the Los Angeles City Council by the Redistricting Commission. The adopted draft map, which passed by a 15-6 vote, featured adjustments to the three CDs with the city’s highest numbers of voting age African Americans. Most notably, Exposition Park is now located in CD 8. ... read more »
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Lewis Metropolitan CME Holds Vaccination Clinic
October 27, 2021
Lewis Metropolitan CME Church sponsors a free clinic on Saturday, October 30, offering Pfizer, Moderna and Johnson & Johnson vaccines as well as booster shots. According to Pastor Travis A. Morris and First Lady Garnica L. Morris, the clinic will be open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the church, 4900 S. Western Avenue in Los Angeles. ... read more »
Redistricting Commission Adopts Draft Maps of L.A. Council Districts
October 4, 2021
After multiple public hearings and several special meetings, the Los Angeles City Council Redistricting Commission adopted the first set of draft maps reflecting new boundaries for L.A. council districts (CDs). ... read more »
LA City Council to Elect New President Pro Tempore
September 28, 2021
The Los Angeles City Council will hold a vote today to pick a new president pro tempore to replace Councilman and 2022 mayoral candidate Joe Buscaino with Councilman Mitch O'Farrell.` ... read more »
Illegal Cannabis Warrant Service Turns Out 26 People in Illegal Housing
September 23, 2021
On Tuesday, September 21, the Fire Prevention Bureau Legal Unit / Illegal Cannabis Section served a warrant with LAPD 77th Division Narcotics Enforcement Detail at 5710 S. Western Avenue. Discovered during the warrant service on an illegal cannabis business were six residential units of illegal housing. ... read more »
Residents Proclaim Community Pride at Redistricting Public Hearings
September 16, 2021
“Keep communities together” was repeatedly expressed by residents during the last two public hearings hosted by the Los Angeles City Council Redistricting Commission. ... read more »
South L.A. Residents Testify Before Redistricting Commission
September 9, 2021
The comments were delivered at the latest public hearing that the commission hosted as part of the redistricting process, which requires that the boundaries of council districts be redrawn following each census and that each district be approximately equal in size. ... read more »
L.A. Elected Officials Urge Vaccinations Against COVID-19
August 12, 2021
“Vaccinate now” is the mandate from Los Angeles-area federal, state and local elected officials, who united on August 12 to implore African Americans and Latinos to receive the shot to counteract the latest surge in COVID-19 infections. ... read more »
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