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Apr 262017
L.A. Commemorated Armenian Genocide

Tens of thousands of Armenians and their friends (including Los Angeles city’s leadership) marched on Monday outside the Turkish Consulate on Wilshire Boulevard in commemoration of the 102nd anniversary of the Armenian genocide. The Armenian genocide took place between 1915 and 1918 (and again between 1920 and 1923) and resulted in a mass murder of […]

Apr 252017
Mayor Garcetti Protects Affordable Housing

  Mayor Garcetti continues to tackle housing crisis with new law strengthening Rent Stabilization Ordinance   Mayor Eric Garcetti continues to aggressively address Los Angeles’s housing affordability crisis with a new law that strengthens enforcement of the City’s Rent Stabilization Ordinance (RSO). The new legislation will preserve rent-stabilized units or require that new affordable housing […]

Apr 242017
Mayor Garcetti’s 2017-2018 Budget And Vision For Los Angeles

  Mayor Garcetti proposes new budget that builds on first-term progress, and charts a course to L.A.’S future   Mayor Eric Garcetti today unveiled his proposed 2017-18 budget — a fiscally responsible spending plan that focuses on the City’s commitment to ending homelessness, builds on the Mayor’s efforts to improve basic services, and puts voter-approved […]

Apr 212017
L.A. Cracks Down On Gang And Drug Dens

CITY ATTORNEY FEUER ESCALATES CRACKDOWN ON GANG AND DRUG DENS THROUGHOUT LA   Five Lawsuits Seek to Curb Rampant Criminal Activity at Properties In the San Fernando Valley and South Los Angeles Intensifying his ongoing effort to rid the city of gang and crime infested properties, City Attorney Mike Feuer announced that his office has […]

Apr 182017

CENTER THEATRE GROUP PRESENTS “COLLEGE & CAREER FAIR FOR THE ARTS” SATURDAY, APRIL 22, 2017, AT THE MUSIC CENTER ANNEX Free Workshops, College Counseling and More Offered to High School Students   Center Theatre Group invites current high school students, parents and teachers to attend the second annual “College & Career Fair for the Arts” […]

Apr 112017
San Bernardino School Shooting

Non-terrorism related shooting at the North Park School, an elementary school in San Bernardino, resulted in the death of an eight year old child, a teacher and the shooter. Although details are still sparse, it seems that the shooting was the result of a domestic dispute between a husband (53-year-old Cedric Anderson, of Riverside) and […]

Apr 072017
LA Mayor Supports 2nd Chances

  Mayor Garcetti Partners in New Effort to Give Angelenos a Second Chance Partnership with 70MillionJobs.com aims to increase employment opportunities for formerly incarcerated Angelenos.   Mayor Eric Garcetti launched a partnership with 70MillionJobs.com, the first online job board to match formerly incarcerated individuals seeking work with employers interested in hiring qualified applicants of all […]

Apr 012017
L.A. City Attorney Denied LAX Clearance

  US CUSTOMS DENIES LOS ANGELES CITY ATTORNEY’S REQUEST FOR ACCESS TO SECURE AREAS AT LAX FEUER APPEALS DENIAL After being denied access in January to secure areas at Los Angeles World Airport where dozens of immigrants were unlawfully detained, City Attorney Mike Feuer applied for a security clearance provided to other law enforcement officials. […]

Mar 292017
Mayor Garcetti Defends L.A.

  Mayor Garcetti on the President’s Executive Order to roll back federal climate action   “President Trump’s moves today to undo the Clean Power Plan and roll back other key climate policies undermine the important efforts — throughout the country and the world — to tackle the single greatest threat and economic opportunity of our […]

Mar 272017
LA City Attorney Warns Against Immigration Fraud

  CITY ATTORNEY FEUER LAUNCHES PUBLIC AWARENESS CAMPAIGN AGAINST IMMIGRATION CONSULTANT SCAMS, SUPPORTS LEGISLATION TO LICENSE NOTARIOS   In the wake of increased action by Federal Immigration and Customs Enforcement Officers, City Attorney Mike Feuer today announced a multi-agency collaboration to educate the public on immigration consultants and to crack down on those who misrepresent […]

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. […]