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First ‘Bridge Home’ Temporary Homeless Shelter in L.A. Opens
September 13, 2018
The "Bridge Home'' program was first announced by Garcetti during his State of the City speech in April as a new front in the fight against homelessness, which has grown by about 75 percent over the last six years. The 2018 Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority found that more than 31,000 people are homeless in the city, including more than 23,000 living without shelter, which were both slight drops from the previous year. ... read more »
Council Approves Renaming Rodeo Road Obama Boulevard
August 31, 2018
City Council President Herb Wesson proposed the name change last year and noted that then-candidate Obama held a campaign rally at Rancho Cienega Recreation Center on Rodeo Road in 2007. The 3.5-mile street runs from near the Culver City border east to Mid-City and is not to be confused with upscale Rodeo Drive in Beverly Hills. ... read more »
Los Angeles NAACP Supports Ridley-Thomas’ 
African American Voter Efforts
August 30, 2018
USC said it turned the matter over to the feds because the School forwarded the donation to the United Ways of California, directing it be used for an African American voter research project run by his son, former California Assemblyman Sebastian Ridley-Thomas. ... read more »
L.A. City Council Supports Federal Bill Seeking Banking Relief for Pot Shops
July 5, 2018
The Los Angeles City Council voted today in support of federal legislation that would prohibit banking regulators from punishing a financial service provider for doing business with a state-compliant cannabis business, a move that comes as the panel is exploring the creation of a municipal bank that could serve the cannabis industry. ... read more »
Funds for Earthquake Warning App Approved by L.A. City Council Committee
June 21, 2018
The mobile app will be designed to provide advance notice that an earthquake is about to strike through a text or other electronic means. ... read more »
Koreatown Homeless Shelter Approved by L.A. City Council Committee 
May 24, 2018
A Los Angeles City Council committee today approved a Koreatown parking lot as a potential site for a temporary homeless shelter during a raucous early morning meeting attended by hundreds of people who filled the council chamber to capacity.  ... read more »
The Truth About 15-year-old Gun Violence Victim Hannah Bell
May 10, 2018
Samantha Mays was thankful for the financial donation she received from gang prevention advocates, but she appeared more grateful and relieved that she could speak the truth about her 15-year-old daughter gunned down right before her eyes.  ... read more »
Los Angeles Passes Historic Social Equity Policy on Cannabis
December 14, 2017
On December 6th, the Los Angeles City Council unanimously voted to pass a package of ordinances to regulate the new cannabis industry, including a Social Equity Program spearheaded by Councilmember Harris-Dawson. ... read more »
City Council Aims for 100 Percent Zero Emission Buses by 2030
November 10, 2017
Bonin credited the Los Angeles County Electric Bus Coalition for supporting the motion and helping promote electric buses all around Southern California. ... read more »
The ‘New 9th’ District Welcomes the Lucas Museum of Narrative Art 
June 29, 2017
Legendary filmmaker George Lucas who introduced movie lovers to Star Wars and Indiana Jones, along with his wife Mellody Hobson, received overwhelming approval from the Los Angeles City Council for the construction of the Legendary filmmaker George Lucas who introduced movie lovers to Star Wars and Indiana Jones, along with his wife Mellody Hobson, received overwhelming approval from the Los Angeles City Council for the construction of the Lucas Museum of Narrative Art (LMNA). ... read more »
Proposal would rename LA street Obama Boulevard
June 29, 2017
Councilman Herb J. Wesson Jr. on Tuesday introduced a motion to change the name of Rodeo Road to Obama Boulevard. ... read more »
City Council Approves $9.2 Billion Budget for Next Fiscal Year
May 24, 2017
The Los Angeles City Council approved a proposed $9.2 billion budget for the upcoming fiscal year ... read more »
Hundreds of Local Students Receive Free Laptops and WiFi Helping Bridge Digital Divide
July 20, 2016
L.A. City Council President Herb J. Wesson, Jr. surprised hundreds of local students with a newly refurbished computers and four-years of free WiFi. ... read more »
Attorney who threatened Council President Wesson turns over Assault Rifle and other Guns
June 22, 2016
The Sentinel has learned that none of the firearms that have been surrendered to the Los Angeles Police Department are registered to Spindler. ... read more »
DWP Moving to Clear Up Water in Watts
May 19, 2016
LADWP is taking action to clear up the discolored, murky tap water reported by residents and school officials on May 7 ... read more »
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