LA City Council

Statement From Danny Bakewell Sr. Regarding Leaked Audio of L.A. City Council President and Members

“I have not heard any of the comments attributed to Nury Martinez.  I am currently seeking a copy of the audio.  All I can say is I’ve never heard Nury make any racist comments about her colleagues or anyone else for that matter.  If these statements are true they are completely unacceptable indefensible and must be dealt with immediately! However, assuming  these statements are in fact true, we cannot let it break up or fracture the long standing coalition that we have had between the Black & Brown community.” -Danny Bakewell Sr. Bakewell Media Chairman & Executive Publisher of Los

Influential Nurse and Community Activist Celebrates 100th Birthday

Community Activist Stella Pecot Robinson, RN, PhD celebrates her 100th birthday on August 25th, 2022. Her journey has been marked by numerous academic achievements and personal triumphs. Her work as a nurse has been influential, and she has lived and taught in states throughout the country.

LA City Council OKs Plan To Deter Street Racing

The Los Angeles City Council passed a motion today aimed at curbing illegal street racing by adding deterrents at common locations of races. The motion was introduced by Councilwoman Monica Rodriguez, who noted that street racing typically happens in areas with wide, straight roads that have low levels of traffic and easy access to freeways and major roadways that allow participants to quickly disperse.Traffic calming measures — such as street humps, rumble strips, raised center medians, curb extensions and traffic circles — could be engineered in these areas to deter racing, Rodriguez’s office said.  The motion, which was seconded by Councilman

Celebrate the Holidays at Winter Wonderland in South LA

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas in South Los Angeles. The tree is lit on Century and  Broadway, Spotify released their zillionth holiday playlist and Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Plaza has become a Winter Wonderland filled with holiday decorations and a melanated Santa Clause. December can quickly become a month-long sprint from store to holiday gathering and everywhere in between. Sometimes we can allow holiday stress to to define the holiday season. We try to budget for more gifts or try to squeeze in more holiday house visits than Mr. Claus himself, but our holiday memories are rarely about the stuff. The toys and gadgets, even those most desired, will gather dust before long. How many of these holiday gifts do we remember years later? Our strongest memories are connected to the people we love and as adults, children remember their family or community traditions more than any gift. Winter Wonderland is a remarkable opportunity to celebrate the simple things that make the holidays in South LA so beautiful and start or continue a family tradition and create life-long memories.

 City Council Approves the Name Change of ‘Rodeo Road’ to ‘Obama Boulevard’ 

The City Council closed out their August meeting with a vote of a lifetime. Last month, members of the council were asked to vote on changing the street name “Rodeo Road” to “Obama Boulevard” after Los Angeles City Council president Herb Wesson motioned for the rename back in 2017. 

City Sets Aside $12.4 Million for Homeless

The city of Los Angeles has set aside $12.4 million to help house the homeless and provide more temporary shelter during El Nino storms expected this winter, Mayor Eric Garcetti and Los Angeles City Council members announced last week. The funding, proposed by Garcetti and approved by the City Council, includes $10 million for “rapid re-housing” subsidies for nearly 1,000 transients to help them with rent or move-in costs. The remaining funds will increase shelter beds this winter by more than 50 percent — to a total of 1,300. These beds will be targeted to those living in the Los