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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 […]

May 112017
Wage Theft Prosecuted In Los Angeles

  CITY ATTORNEY FEUER FIGHTS FOR RIGHTS OF HOME CARE WORKERS AGAINST ALLEGED WAGE THEFT Lawsuit Alleges Valley Homecare Provider Paid Employees As Little As $5.50 Per Hour or Less, Failed to Provide Overtime Wages   Continuing his aggressive fight against alleged wage theft, City Attorney Mike Feuer announced his office has sued a Canoga […]

May 062017
$10,000 Award for Emerging L.A. Theatre Artists

  CENTER THEATRE GROUP NOW ACCEPTING SUBMISSIONS FOR THE 2018 RICHARD E. SHERWOOD AWARD June 5th is the Deadline to Apply for $10,000 Award for Emerging L.A. Theatre Artists   Center Theatre Group is now accepting submissions for the 2018 Richard E. Sherwood Award. The deadline to submit an application is June 5th 2017, at […]

May 012017
25th Anniversary Of 1992 L.A. Riots

25 years ago Los Angeles was burning…. The riots were believed to be the African American community’s reaction to the acquittals of four LAPD officers accused of the brutal beating of Rodney King. There were however several other factors that likely contributed to the uncontrolled outburst of black frustration, among them are the disproportionately high […]

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 […]