Community Stories Help End Shutoffs for Low-Income Customers

Residents and community organizations from across Los Angeles, specifically in South L.A., have diligently shared their stories about experiencing high LADWP bills, utility debt, and utility shutoffs to LADWP Board of Commissioners and staff, seeking an equitable solution to long-standing inequities. On Tuesday, November 8, the Board passed a motion ensuring that families enrolled in low-income assistance programs do not need to worry about having their water or power shutoff and extending shutoff protections to all customers during extreme weather events.

Heroes in Our Midst: ‘War Machine’ Don Cheadle Celebrates Marvel Studios’ ‘Avengers: Endgame’ Global Premiere Weekend with Los Angeles’ Real-Life Heroes

Marvel Studios’ “Avengers: Endgame” star Don Cheadle spent the blockbuster movie’s global premiere weekend surprising real-life heroes uplifting their Los Angeles neighborhoods. On Sunday, Cheadle — who plays ‘War Machine’ in Marvel Studios’ “Avengers: Endgame” — made a surprise appearance at The Solutions Project’s annual ONE100 Awards ceremony to honor a group of Los Angeles women and students who are giving their 100 percent to fight for clean energy in their communities. The event, which took place at the Universal Cinema at Universal CityWalk, featured a short video of Cheadle and his fellow Avengers stars Karen Gillan and Mark Ruffalo recognizing the ONE100 Award winners as real-life ‘clean energy superheroes.’ A special screening of Avengers: Endgame followed. Ruffalo co-founded The Solutions Project, and