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L.A. Sparks Honors Veterans, First Responders with Resources Panel
September 17, 2020
The Los Angeles Sparks hosted Military/Veterans and First Responders Night during their battle against the Washington Mystics on Thursday. Prior to tipoff, the Sparks franchise hosted a resource panel for veterans. ... read more »
Empowered Residents Provide Safe Passage
September 10, 2020
This is the second year Los Angeles City Councilman Marqueece Harris-Dawson has incorporated Safe Passage into his South Los Angeles Community Safety Initiative (SLACSI, a broad community health and safety program.  ... read more »
LA Council Votes to Initiate Process of Making Juneteenth City Holiday
August 27, 2020
Juneteenth is not recognized as an official federal holiday, although on June 19 of this year the U.S. Senate passed a resolution seeking to make it a federal holiday. ... read more »
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COUNCIL TACKLES PROBLEM OF POLICE STOPPING MOTORISTS FOR ‘DRIVING WHILE BLACK’
July 2, 2020
The Los Angeles Police Department could be removed from enforcing traffic rules under a new proposal that addresses one of the most problematic and racially charged elements of police interaction with people of color — traffic stops. ... read more »
L.A. Community Leaders and Grass Roots Organizations Come Together to Discuss ‘The People’s Budget’, Redefining the City’s Financial Pipeline
July 2, 2020
Elected officials along with activist members unveiled the fear behind the word “defunding” in reference to the irrigation adjustment of city budget. ... read more »
Wesson, City of Los Angeles Declare Racism a Public Health Crisis
June 25, 2020
The Los Angeles City Council has voted to approved a resolution to declare racism a public health crisis in the city. The resolution, put forward by Councilmembers Herb Wesson, Curren Price, and Marqueece Harris-Dawson, also calls on City of Los Angeles departments to review their internal policies and procedures. ... read more »
Councilman Wesson speaks to LAPD on the front lines
June 18, 2020
Herb Wesson, L.A. City Council President Emeritus, speaks to LAPD officers at site of Black Lives Matter protest in front of Mayor Eric Garcetti’s house. (File Photo) ... read more »
Wesson Attends Black Lives Matter Protest to Help De-Escalate LAPD Response
June 4, 2020
Wesson decided to come to the scene after seeing video of hundreds of police officers surrounding the protestors. ... read more »
L.A. Council President Emeritus Herb Wesson to Host Veterans Grocery Giveaway
May 28, 2020
Attendees are required to wear face coverings and observe 6 feet of social distancing guidelines at all times. ... read more »
Leimert Park Fire Damages Historic Vision Theatre
April 23, 2020
During the early morning hours on Tuesday April 21, firefighters from the Los Angeles Fire Department extinguished flames that damaged part of the historic Vision Theatre located in Leimert Park. ... read more »
L.A. Council President Emeritus Herb Wesson To Hold Free Diaper Grab-and-Go Saturday
April 10, 2020
Los Angeles City Council President Emeritus Herb J. Wesson Jr. and Good Plus Foundation will host a diaper grab-and-go for 10th Council District residents on Saturday morning from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. at his district office in Koreatown. Diapers will be given to families in need during the COVID-19 pandemic. Priority will be given to families in the 10th Council District but no families are excluded from applying. Limited quantities and sizes available. All families must sign-up online at herbwesson.com/diapers. No walk-ups will be permitted. ... read more »
Ahead of Mayor’s Mandate to Wear Masks in Public, L.A. Council President Emeritus Herb Wesson Offers Free Masks for Residents
April 10, 2020
“Providing masks for our neighbors will help stop the spread of COVID-19,” Wesson. “We have a responsibility to care for and protect our neighbors and that’s even more true now. We also have to provide whatever assistance we can during this crisis recognizing that everyone can’t afford masks or doesn’t have access to them.” ... read more »
Councilman Herb Wesson response to Coronavirus pandemic
March 12, 2020
The time has come to pull out all the stops. With so many folks living paycheck to paycheck, or relying on tips or gig work to pay their bills, we know there will be extra stress placed on Angelenos that many simply can’t afford. These common-sense measures will help us keep people in their homes and prevent the even greater public health crisis that mass evictions and foreclosures could create. ... read more »
Lacey Wins Big, Wesson And Ridley-Thomas Headed for Run-Off
March 5, 2020
Los Angeles County District Attorney Jackie Lacey, despite controversy surrounding her campaign, overwhelmingly won reelection to her seat. Lacey said she wants to create more transparency in the office so that people will better understand what her job entails. ... read more »
Bright Star and Bethany CDC Partner to Open New Charter School
March 5, 2020
With educational excellence being the driving force, a dream of a facility became a reality for Bright Star Schools, Bethany Baptist Church and the Baldwin Bethany Community Development Corporation.  ... read more »
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