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Compton Leaders Add to Reward for Capture of Gunman Who Shot Deputies
September 24, 2020
Compton's City Council is adding $10,000 to a reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the man who ambushed and shot two sheriff's deputies at a rail station in the city, officials announced today. ... read more »
CHANGE: By the residents of Watts, For the residents of Watts
September 24, 2020
In their Sentinel op-ed last month, Tim Watkins and Mark Ravis made an argument that in the upcoming round of redistricting Watts should be moved from the 15th Council District, which I represent, to the 9th Council District. ... read more »
L.A. Council Declares Fiscal Emergency; Approves Furlough and Buyout Plans
September 8, 2020
The Los Angeles City Council voted today to declare a fiscal emergency and approved plans to furlough more than 15,000 city employees and carry out early retirement buyouts for another 1,280 employees to try to recoup as much anticipated lost revenue as possible due to the COVID-19 pandemic.  ... read more »
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L.A. City Council Meeting Diverts From the Norm During Coronavirus Outbreak
March 17, 2020
In a shift from its normal routine of hearing public comments, the Los Angeles City Council today allowed people to speak their peace remotely from the Spring Street Forecourt at City Hall, in an effort to prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus. ... read more »
Celebrate the Holidays at Winter Wonderland in South LA
December 12, 2019
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. ... read more »
 City Council Approves the Name Change of ‘Rodeo Road’ to ‘Obama Boulevard’ 
September 13, 2018
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.  ... read more »
LA County Poised to Develop Vermont Manchester Project
May 3, 2018
The County plans to build affordable housing and retail, as well a Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) transit plaza, preparatory boarding academy and training center on the site. Renderings for the project were released in February. ... read more »
City Sets Aside $12.4 Million for Homeless
December 19, 2015
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, ... read more »
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L.A. City Council ​Recognizes Tuskegee Airmen at L.A. City Hall
July 2, 2015
L.A. City Council President Herb Wesson recognized the Tuskegee Airmen of Los Angeles during a full presentation at a recent City Council meeting ... read more »
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