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Mar 222017
Los Angeles Supports Immigrant Communities

Mayor Garcetti leads more than 60 mayors in ‘Cities’ Day of Immigration Action’ Los Angeles coordinates nationwide, bipartisan effort to inform and empower immigrant communities Mayor Eric Garcetti today led the first-ever Cities’ Day of Immigration Action, an effort by mayors in more than 60 cities to mobilize law enforcement, faith leaders, legal advocates, and […]

Mar 212017
L.A. Local State of Emergency

Mayor Garcetti declares State of Emergency to address unprecedented snowmelt in the Owens Valley LADWP must act quickly to protect communities and critical infrastructure along the L.A. Aqueduct from flooding.   Mayor Eric Garcetti has declared a local State of Emergency to protect the lands and communities near the Los Angeles Aqueduct from flooding, as […]

Mar 212017
2017 Los Angeles Marathon

With more than 24,000 runners from all 50 states and 63 countries raced the 26.2 miles iconic “Stadium to the Sea” course from Dodger Stadium to Santa Monica Pier on Sunday, March 19th 2017, establishing Los Angeles Marathon as the fourth largest marathon in the U.S. and the tenth largest worldwide. And the 2017 Los […]

Mar 182017

  CITY ATTORNEY FEUER SECURES CONVICTION IN LGBT CENTER HATE CRIME VANDALISM CASE City Attorney Mike Feuer announced that his office has successfully secured a conviction and jail sentence against a graffiti vandal for damaging a Los Angeles LGBT Center facility with hate speech. “In these increasingly precarious times, it’s particularly important that my office […]

Mar 172017
Former Sheriff Lee Baca Found Guilty

Jurors found the former Los Angeles County Sheriff Lee Baca guilty of obstructing a federal investigation and then lying to cover-up his involvement in corruption, civil rights violations and inmate abuse in L.A. County jails. (It took the jurors less than two days of deliberations to render their decision.) A total of 10 people – […]

Mar 152017
Los Angeles Against The New Travel Ban

  CITY OF LOS ANGELES JOINS AMICUS BRIEF AGAINST REVISED TRUMP TRAVEL BAN   City Attorney Mike Feuer announced the City of Los Angeles has joined a coalition of local municipalities opposed to President Trump’s revised Executive Order commonly known as the travel ban. The Cities of Chicago, New York and Los Angeles joined with […]

Mar 102017
Re-Elected And Full Steam Ahead

  Mayor Garcetti signs sweeping Executive Directive to streamline efforts to house homeless Angelenos, build affordable housing and infrastructure, and reform L.A.’s planning process   Mayor Eric Garcetti strengthened the City’s commitment to his inclusive, transit-oriented vision for Los Angeles — signing a new executive directive that will streamline transformative infrastructure projects, reform the planning […]

Mar 092017
L.A. Mayor Garcetti On Revised Travel Ban

Mayor Garcetti on revised travel ban Executive Order   “The executive order that the President signed on March 6th 2017 still targets people indiscriminately, is still far out of step with values of religious tolerance and equality, and still goes against everything we believe as Americans and Angelenos. L.A. will always protect the safety and […]

Mar 082017
L.A. Congratulates Mayor Garcetti On His Re-Election

Los Angeles 42nd Mayor Eric Garcetti won the Tuesday (03/07/2017) election by a landslide! Not all votes have been counted yet, but those that have been indicate that our Mayor won over 80% of the vote, leaving other contenders in the dust and setting a new Los Angeles mayoral popularity record. Just like the president […]

Mar 062017
L.A. Convicts Irresponsible Father

  CITY ATTORNEY FEUER SECURES CONVICTION, JAIL SENTENCE IN UNSAFE FIREARM STORAGE CASE   City Attorney Mike Feuer announced that his office successfully obtained a conviction and jail sentence against a father for leaving a semi-automatic firearm and multiple large capacity magazines unsecured in his Studio City apartment while his 12-year old son was visiting. […]

Mar 052017
Local High School Students Advance To 2017 AWMC National Finals

  CENTER THEATRE GROUP NAMES THREE LOCAL HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS FOR 2017 AUGUST WILSON MONOLOGUE COMPETITION NATIONAL FINALS 12 Students Participated in the Los Angeles Regional Finals at Mark Taper Forum on February 27 The National Finals Will Take Place on Broadway on May 1   Center Theatre Group has named Aryana Williams, Alexander Villaseñor […]

Mar 042017
Los Angeles Reacts To Arrests For Anti-Semitic Threats

According to multiple sources, an arrest has been made and a suspect in multiple threats against Jewish Community Centers is in custody. The 31 year old African American man, identified as Juan Thompson was arrested in St. Louis, Missouri. He is accused of making at least eight threats nationwide. It appears that the anti-Jewish threats […]

Mar 022017
Gender Equality In Los Angeles

  Mayor Eric Garcetti and First Lady Amy Elaine Wakeland Announce Inaugural Los Angeles State of Women and Girls and Young Women Assembly March 14th event on the campus of the University of Southern California will focus on issues of gender equality in Los Angeles Women’s achievements, challenges, and future opportunities will be at the […]

Feb 282017
Construction Of A New LAX Terminal

Mayor Garcetti breaks ground on new $1.6 billion LAX terminal   Mayor Eric Garcetti broke ground this week on a new, $1.6 billion terminal at LAX that will make traveling through the airport easier, and help bring even more visitors to L.A. from around the world. The 750,000-square-foot Midfield Satellite Concourse will improve LAX by […]

Feb 252017
LAPD Doesn’t Enforce Immigration Rules

Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti, Los Angeles City Attorney Mike Feuer and Los Angeles City Council President Herb Wesson have taken issue with Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s agents (ICE) misrepresenting themselves as “police” officers while conducting immigration investigations and enforcement. Our City’s leaders expressed their collective dismay and displeasure in a letter to John F. […]

Feb 242017
Los Angeles Metro Will Be Safer

  LAPD officers to patrol Metro buses, trains in the City of Los Angeles Three law enforcement agencies will provide security services, bringing more officers to public transportation.   Los Angeles Police Department officers will soon provide security services on buses and trains serving passengers within city limits, under the terms of a contract approved […]

Feb 212017
Police Officer Killed In Whittier

LASD Homicide Assisting Whittier PD with Officer Involved Shooting, Mar Vista St and Colima Rd, Whittier Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Homicide Bureau detectives are continuing to assist Whittier Police Department personnel investigate the circumstances surrounding an Officer-Involved Shooting that occurred at Mar Vista Street and Colima Road, Whittier on Monday February 20, 2017 at approximately […]

Feb 192017
L.A. Joins A Coalition Against Travel Ban

CITY OF LOS ANGELES JOINS AMICUS BRIEF AGAINST TRUMP TRAVEL BAN City Attorney Mike Feuer announced that the City of Los Angeles has joined a coalition of local municipalities opposed to President Trump’s Executive Order 13769, commonly known as the travel ban. The City joined with New York and jurisdictions across the nation in an […]

Feb 182017
Oscars Street Closures

HOLLYWOOD STREET CLOSURES FOR 2017 OSCAR® WEEK To ensure public safety, support security strategies and facilitate the production of this year’s Oscars®, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and the City of Los Angeles have finalized street closure plans around the Dolby Theatre™ at Hollywood & Highland Center® in Hollywood. To accommodate the […]