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Jul 212017
 
Ramifications Of Leaving A Pet In A Hot Car

  CITY ATTORNEY MIKE FEUER SPOTLIGHTS AVOIDABLE TRAGEDY OF PETS DYING IN HOT PARKED CARS Joins with L.A. Animal Services to Detail Legal Ramifications Including Animal Cruelty Charges and Jail for Offenders Asks Residents to Report When Animals are Unattended In Vehicles This Summer   To spotlight the potential double tragedy of having a pet […]

Jul 072017
 
Staying Cool In Los Angeles

The heat is on, again. Air conditioning is costly. The city of Los Angeles has many cooling centers open that welcome Angelenos in need of staying cool. On Friday, July 7th and Saturday, July 8th the locations below will operate on extended hours due to a Heat Advisory. Please call the location near you to […]

Jul 032017
 
Mayor Garcetti Sworn In For Second Term

Mayor Garcetti Sworn In for Second Term: “We Will Build a City That Throws Open Every Door Ever Shut on a Hope or a Dream” On July 2nd 2017, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti was sworn in for the second term. Mayor Eric Garcetti laid out his vision to expand hope, prosperity, and opportunity to […]

Jul 012017
 
L.A. City Attorney Urges Revisions To Travel Ban

  A travel ban separating grandparents from their grandchildren is inhumane and unconscionable. Keeping America safe shouldn’t rip families apart or penalize refugees from extreme Islamism.   Calling the revised travel ban interpretation of bona fide relationships arbitrary, inhumane and unlawful, Los Angeles City Attorney Mike Feuer today issued a letter to the U.S. State […]

Jun 302017
 
Summer Night Lights Are On

  “Summer Night Lights” Kicks Off 10th Year of Providing Fun, Safe Spaces for Young People and Families   Mayor Eric Garcetti kicked off the 10th consecutive year of Summer Night Lights (SNL), a landmark program that keeps parks and recreation centers open late to provide young people and families with safe, fun gathering spaces […]

Jun 292017
 
L.A. Record Rooftop Solar

  Mayor Garcetti Announces Completion of the World’s Most Powerful Rooftop Solar Project   Mayor Eric Garcetti joined the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP) to celebrate the completion of a historic rooftop solar project that will generate enough renewable energy to power nearly 5,000 homes. The 16.4 Megawatt (DC) Westmont Solar Energy […]

Jun 272017
 
Carl’s Jr. Underpays Employees

  CITY OF LOS ANGELES SEEKS $1.45 MILLION IN RESTITUTION, PENALTIES FROM CARL’S Jr. RESTAURANTS FOR ALLEGEDLY FAILING TO PAY L.A. WORKERS MINIMUM WAGE City Attorney Mike Feuer and City’s Office of Wage Standards Join to Protect Workers   City Attorney Mike Feuer and the City’s Office of Wage Standards announced that the City has […]

Jun 242017
 
Grand In Downtown Los Angeles

The Wilshire Grand Center has opened in Downtown Los Angeles, setting records. The 73-story building at 1,100 feet high is the tallest building west of the Mississippi and 9th tallest in the entire United States! Yes, there is more! The spectacular roofline of the new building is designed to reflect the shape of the Half […]

Jun 232017
 
L.A. Justice Fund

Mayor Garcetti on the City of Los Angeles’ $2 Million Share of the L.A. Justice Fund “Immigrants do not stand alone in Los Angeles, and this City is bound to the American values of equal justice and due process. Today’s City Council vote makes possible the allocation of our $2 million share of the L.A. […]

Jun 232017
 
Dangerous Construction Debris Company Brought To A Halt

  CITY ATTORNEY FEUER SECURES INJUNCTION AGAINST OPERATORS OF DANGEROUS BOYLE HEIGHTS CONSTRUCTION DEBRIS COMPANY Operation was the Site of a 25-Foot High Pile of Construction Debris that Caught Fire and Smoldered for Six Weeks   City Attorney Mike Feuer announced that his office has successfully secured an injunction prohibiting further operation at a construction […]

Jun 212017
 
Cocaine Dealing At A Day Care Stopped

  CITY ATTORNEY MIKE FEUER SEEKS INJUNCTION AGAINST OWNERS OF HIGHLAND PARK HOME ALLEGEDLY DEALING COCAINE WHILE OPERATING UNLICENSED DAY CARE CENTER   City Attorney Mike Feuer announced that his office, in partnership with LA IMPACT, has filed a lawsuit seeking an injunction against the owners of a Highland Park home where, allegedly, large scale […]

Jun 132017
 
LA City Attorney Cracks A Case of Counterfeit Pharmaceuticals

  CITY ATTORNEY FEUER DETAILS LATEST CRACKDOWN, WARNS PUBLIC ABOUT DANGERS OF ILLEGAL SALE OF MIS-LABELED, COUNTERFEIT PHARMACEUTICAL DRUGS   City Attorney Mike Feuer today detailed his office’s latest efforts to crack down on local merchants known to illegally sell counterfeit or mis-labeled pharmaceutical drugs as well as warn the public about their serious health […]

Jun 022017
 
Climate Mayors Oppose U.S. Withdrawal From Paris Agreement

MAYOR GARCETTI LEADS ‘CLIMATE MAYORS’ TO OPPOSE U.S. WITHDRAWAL FROM PARIS AGREEMENT Mayor Eric Garcetti today led a coalition of mayors across the United States in denouncing President Trump’s decision to walk away from the Paris Climate Agreement. “Climate change is a fact of life that people in Los Angeles and cities around the world […]

Jun 012017
 
Mayor Garcetti Fighting For The Homeless

“The results of LAHSA’s Homeless Count are not a surprise to Angelenos, who have seen the number of unsheltered people in their neighborhoods grow before their eyes. The City of Los Angeles is making progress in our efforts — housing more than 9,000 people in 2016 alone. But the extraordinary number of people falling into […]

May 252017
 
LA City Attorney Mike Feuer On Body Shaming

“This was a very important case to me – as a father, as a son, as someone who recognizes the damage that body shaming can do because it is so humiliating,” said Los Angeles City Attorney Mike Feuer. “The issues that surround body shaming can be devastating – not only to daughters and mothers, but […]

May 242017
 
Los Angeles City Attorney Mike Feuer Office Has Its Hands Full

The very accomplished L.A. City Attorney who has successfully asserted justice in Los Angeles and for Los Angeles on many occasions has more work defending Los Angeles and Angelenos since January. The excess work originates from Washington. The latest example: Attorney General Session’s New Charging And Sentencing Directive. By all appearances the new directive (you […]

May 172017
 
City Attorney Mike Feuer Secures Restitution For Victims

CITY ATTORNEY FEUER SECURES RESTITUTION FOR VICTIMS ALLEGEDLY SCAMMED BY CHATSWORTH WATER DAMAGE RESTORATION COMPANY California Restoration to pay $88,000 to 23 victims, $150,000 Civil Penalty, Establish Restitution Fund of $250,000 In his continuing efforts to protect consumers, City Attorney Mike Feuer today announced his office has secured restitution for 23 victims allegedly scammed by […]

May 162017
 
Mayor Garcetti Facilitates Affordable Housing

  Garcetti creates more affordable housing and protects thousands of Angelenos from eviction by enabling the City to legalize certain unpermitted housing units.   Mayor Garcetti signs Ordinance to legalize more Affordable Housing Units: Mayor Eric Garcetti today signed a new law that will create more affordable housing and protect thousands of Angelenos from eviction […]

May 132017
 
Lee Baca Sentenced To Three Years

U.S. District Judge Percy Anderson sentenced former Los Angeles sheriff Lee Baca – who was found guilty in March – to three years of federal prison for obstructing federal corruption and civil rights investigation. Baca resigned – or “retired”, if you will – in 2014 only after federal agents became suspicious of the way he […]

May 122017
 
Mayor Garcetti Watches Over Owens Valley

  Mayor Garcetti visits Owens Valley to monitor LADWP emergency flood control efforts   Mayor Eric Garcetti traveled to the Owens Valley to survey the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power’s (LADWP) emergency flood control preparations for what the utility expects will be a record snowmelt from the Eastern Sierras. The trip comes after […]