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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 »
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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 »
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 »
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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 »
Mayor Eric Garcetti Announces the Launch of Mobile COVID-19 Testing Sites
June 23, 2020
Mayor Eric Garcetti announced the deployment of mobile testing units. With the launch of the mobile testing program, the construction of the site is to be flexible to the need and the current moment. This partnership adds to the list of 23 testing sites that are ran by the city and the county. ... read more »
Mayor Eric Garcetti Hosted Reform Round Table with Representative Karen Bass
June 23, 2020
The streets cried for justice and protection reform, Los Angeles City Mayor Eric Garcetti spoke with Representative and Chair of Congressional Black Caucus Karen Bass and together they explored what needs to actively change within the community to meet the needs of the people. ... read more »
Los Angeles City Mayor Discusses New Channels of Funding in Light of a Three- Layered Crisis, in Health, Finance, and Social Concern
June 10, 2020
Wednesday, June 10, Los Angeles City Mayor Eric Garcetti examined the progressive steps that will take place within the city budget. Garcetti acknowledged the three-layered crisis the world is experiencing together; health, economic, and social concerns have all increased and shown the perilous threat they have if left unchanged. ... read more »
Los Angeles Looks to Rebuild Swiftly after Damage from Uprising and Looting; Over 100 Businesses Affected.
June 1, 2020
The small businesses in L.A. are suffering the most, the damage from the looting and destruction impacts employees who were looking to start re-building a life with a consistent paycheck. They were counting on conditions improving, only to be met with property damage and uncertainty. The Los Angeles Department of Building and Safety has been conducting safety assessments to property owners who request one at no cost. ... read more »
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