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L.A. Mayor’s House Vandalized
July 30, 2021
Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti's home in the Windsor Square area of Los Angeles was vandalized overnight. ... read more »
Mayor Garcetti Appoints Taelor Bakewell to Housing Authority Commission
July 8, 2021
Taelor Bakewell represents a strong voice for the Black community as the newly commissioned board member for the Housing Authority of the City of Los Angeles (HACLA). Bakewell pulls strength and motivation from her loved ones and incorporates that support into bigger strides for improvement within the City of Los Angeles. Commissioner Bakewell was appointed to HACLA’s Board on May 25, 2021. ... read more »
Photo Exhibit Commemorates Juneteenth and Black Music Month
June 10, 2021
The outdoor self-guided walking exhibit is open daily, free to the public and can be viewed through the months of June and July at the offices of Community Build, Inc. along Degnan Blvd. and 43rd Street in Leimert Park Village. ... read more »
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Garcetti Signs $11 Billion Budget, With Nearly $1 Billion for Homeless Crisis 
June 4, 2021
Mayor Eric Garcetti today signed the city's $11.2 billion budget for the 2021-22 fiscal year, which allocates historic spending of nearly $1 billion to combat Los Angeles' homelessness crisis.  ... read more »
Library Begins New Chapter with Phased Reopening of Central Library and 37 Branches Beginning May 3
April 29, 2021
The Los Angeles Public Library serves the largest and most diverse urban population of any library in the nation through 73 libraries, more than 6 million books, and resources available at lapl.org. ... read more »
LA City Council Finalizes $5 ‘Hero Pay’ Emergency Ordinance
March 5, 2021
 The Los Angeles City Council today finalized an emergency ordinance to require large grocery and pharmacy retailers to offer employees an additional $5 per hour in hazard pay amid the COVID-19 pandemic. ... read more »
What would Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. say about the State of America if he were alive today?
January 14, 2021
Dr. King’s belief in non-violence as a moral and political basis for achieving the “Dream” he envisioned did not include a passive or patient acceptance of a lower place in society. He knew this would be a multi-generational quest for our freedom, and prophetically told us that we would eventually get to the mountain top even if he were unable to be there with us. ... read more »
Los Angeles City Mayor Announces ‘SERVE’ Initiative; $800 Grant Available for 4,000 Employees Affected by COVID-19 in the Restaurant Industry
December 2, 2020
There are new adjustments to the working sector that the mayor outlined, the mayor noted that four out of ten people already lost their jobs this year. Garcetti stated, “ With limited federal support, and the County Public Health Department new orders about outdoor dining, the city must step up to provide relief to restaurants, so tonight I can announce the launch of Secure emergency relief for vulnerable employees.”  This fund is open to a plethora of eateries including wineries and food trucks. ... read more »
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Laser Pointers Banned from Public Demonstrations in Los Angeles
November 5, 2020
Police announced today that effective immediately, the Los Angeles municipal code has been amended to prohibit laser pointers and other laser devices at public demonstrations, rallies, protests, picket lines and public assemblies. ... read more »
Mayor Eric Garcetti launches Racial Equity & Newly Empowered Workplaces (RENEW) Task Force
October 5, 2020
Monday, October 5th, the City of Los Angeles received notification of the Racial Equity & Newly Empowered Workplaces (RENEW) Task Force launch; it looks to expand the reconstruction of diversity within the workforce and private sectors. ... read more »
THE ELECTION OF OUR LIFE
September 17, 2020
Noted activist, playwright and novelist, James Baldwin, wrote “Not everything that is faced can be changed, but nothing can be changed until it is faced.”  His words are as relevant today as they were when Baldwin first wrote them. ... read more »
Los Angeles City Mayor Announced “L.A. Connected” Responding to Massive Financial Struggles Among Family Households
August 12, 2020
The goal for L.A. Connected is to Magnetize the resources to the communities that need them the most. The city plans for this platform to be an educational tool to empower families to receive the help they need. It is a network that includes various service providers through Los Angeles City WorkSource and FamilySource that will help Angelenos apply to the following: unemployment insurance, file their taxes, apply for as much as $8,000 in tax credits, and access federal stimulus checks, known as Economic Impact Payments, which total up to $1,200 per adult and $500 per child. ... read more »
City’s LA Alfresco Program Supports L.A. Restaurants During COVID-19
July 30, 2020
Expanded outdoor dining options provides a safe way for restaurants to remain open during COVID-19. ... read more »
Mayor Garcetti Announces LAX will have a Travel Safety Ambassador Program
July 29, 2020
The mayor Announced that Los Angeles International Airport will have a Travel Safety Ambassador Program. It encourages passengers to practice physical distancing and follow hygienic guidelines, in the Southwest Terminal 1 and at the Tom Bradley International Terminal there will be ambassadors to hand out free masks. ... read more »
Los Angeles City Mayor Looks to Update Safer at Home Order, to Align with New State Directives
July 13, 2020
The city is still in an emergency condition, Garcetti emphasized the need for physical distancing, face coverings, and extreme attentiveness to hygienic practices. Lives are at stake and each day more are at risk; the pandemic has gotten worse across the country. The mayor admittedly stated, "we never had so many people infected or infectious." L.A. is on the border of level ‘red’ indicating severe conditions. ... read more »
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