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A-MAN, Inc. STEM Int’l. Science Center Honored Laser Scientist/Prof. Hildreth “Hal” Walker
October 4, 2019
Laser Scientist Professor Hildreth “Hal” Walker was honored in grand style at the Apollo 11’s 50thAnniversary Celebration and Engineering Day& Dinner hosted by A-MAN, Inc. STEM International Science Centerat Holman UMC White Hall. Toni Guinyard, KNBC’s  Los Angeles Reporter was the Mistress of Ceremonies at the Program which included an Engineering lesson to over 200  K- 12, Collegestudents and adults.Brian Monacelli, Ph.D., Optical Engineer for Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) led a discussion on future plans for Moon and Mars exploration and how underserved students can prepare to participate. ... read more »
Ward Villas Celebrated the 100th birthday of Mrs. Ada Marie Blair
September 26, 2019
Ada Marie Blair has reached a milestone of honor - Five scores - in her life's walk.  On Wednesday Sept 18, 2019 she charted 100 years of life.  The celebrations have been joyous with family, friends and church family giving thanks and gifts, yet it was not enough to join with others, so Ward Economic Dev Corp planned a five-star party that surprised Mrs. Blair after she thought everything had been done. ... read more »
L.A. City Council Confirms New DWP General Manager Amid Utility’s Overhaul
September 17, 2019
The Los Angeles City Council today unanimously confirmed Martin Adams as the new general manager and chief engineer of the Department of Water and Power. ... read more »
Mayor Eric Garcetti and Nickerson Gardens Residents in Watts Celebrates Being Awarded $3.7 Million Jobs Plus Initiative Grant
September 12, 2019
The Jobs Plus Initiative Grant was given by the US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) will train and place residents for careers in healthcare and construction. Wednesday, September 4, residents and special guests celebrated the new opportunity and multiple centers set up for peak prosperity among the community. ... read more »
L.A. City Council Votes to Allow Police to Remove People from Fire Zones
September 6, 2019
Los Angeles police will have the authority to order homeless people out of encampments in high-risk fire-danger areas during heightened wildfire conditions under an ordinance approved by the City Council.  ... read more »
Congresswoman Maxine Waters Held a Public Hearing To Discuss the Homeless Epidemic of Los Angeles
August 22, 2019
Wednesday, August 14, 2019, Congresswoman Maxine Waters held a hearing entitled, “Examining The Homelessness Crisis in Los Angeles” to discuss ending homelessness with key stakeholders in Los Angeles County. ... read more »
The Proposed Ban on Menthol Cigarettes Will Hurt People of Color and It Will Hurt Our Kids
July 26, 2019
While I applaud the intentions of Los Angeles lawmakers in attempting to prevent underage tobacco use, a ban on flavored cigarettes that includes menthol cigarettes will be counterproductive to this goal and detrimental to the society at large. The City Council should reconsider this ban. ... read more »
DWP Recommends New General Manager in Wake of FBI Search
July 26, 2019
One day after the FBI served a search warrant at the downtown offices of the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power, the utility's general manager was replaced today months ahead of his previously announced departure. ... read more »
Honoring Central Avenue’s Past, Preparing for the Future
July 25, 2019
Central Avenue is a vital artery at the heart of South Los Angeles with great history and a bright future! The legendary street includes historic landmarks like the famous Dunbar Hotel, Lincoln Theatre and the 27th Street Bakery. In the early 1900s, African Americans established organizations and institutions that defined and defended the community. Commerce, music and entertainment would go on to shape the beloved corridor. ... read more »
City Attorney Feuer Challenges FAA Changes to Flight Pattern Over Mid-City/Central LA in Federal Court of Appeals
June 28, 2019
City Attorney Mike Feuer announced that his office, on behalf of the City, is suing the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) in the U.S. Court of Appeals, challenging the FAA’s recent changes to procedures that affect incoming aircraft flying over mid-City and central Los Angeles on their way to Los Angeles International Airport (LAX).  The FAA’s changes allegedly were done without proper environmental review or public input and represent the latest example of FAA’s persistent failure to address noise and other negative impacts from aircraft overflights in those areas.  ... read more »
Garcetti Nominates Longtime DWP Employee as General Manager
June 20, 2019
Mayor Eric Garcetti has nominated Marty Adams as the next general manager of the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power. ... read more »
LACCD Officials Applaud Mayor Garcetti’s Announcement To Double The L.A. College Promise Enrollment By 2022
May 10, 2019
A new goal announced by Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti to double the amount of students in the L.A. College Promise Program from about 5,000 to 10,000 by 2022 has won praise by the Los Angeles Community College District (LACCD). ... read more »
Garcetti Outlines `Green New Deal’ for Los Angeles
May 2, 2019
The Los Angeles City Council earlier this month approved a motion instructing city staff to draft a policy which mirrors the ``principles and priorities'' of the Green New Deal. ... read more »
Follow up to ‘FBI Aims to Build Relationship with Los Angeles’ Black Community’
April 25, 2019
A few nights ago, I had a terrible nightmare. In my dream, a casual conversation with a law enforcement agent resulted in my employment as an informant. In desperation, I screamed, “Oh no, what have I done? Will I have to kill and sabotage my people now? Black Lives Matter help me! Please get me out of this mess.” ... read more »
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