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Feb 172017
 
City Attorney Goes After Predatory Loans

  CITY ATTORNEY FEUER SUES TO PUT AN END TO ALLEGEDLY PREDATORY PENSION LOAN BUSINESS Lawsuit contends seniors, veterans and other vulnerable Californians among alleged victims Defendant Scott Kohn charged with issuing loans secured by pensions. Charging 96% interest. Peddling illegal investment opportunities. City Attorney Mike Feuer today announced that his office is suing an […]

Feb 142017
 
Valentine’s Day: Love NOT Violence

Mayor Garcetti builds on impactful domestic violence awareness campaign New advertisements reach out to young people during Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month Will your Valentine’s Day be a romantic celebration of a healthy, loving relationship? Or will the holiday evoke thoughts and messages of “Fear Me,” “I Own You,” or “You Are Nothing”? Those are […]

Feb 122017
 
L.A. City Attorney Takes On Casting Fraud

  CITY ATTORNEY FEUER TAKES ON ALLEGED PAY-TO-PLAY CASTING WORKSHOPS IN HOLLYWOOD FIVE BUSINESSES, 25 INDIVIDUALS CHARGED FOLLOWING UNDERCOVER INVESTIGATION Following an undercover investigation begun a year ago by his office, City Attorney Mike Feuer today announced the filing of criminal charges to stop alleged pay-to-play casting schemes in the entertainment industry. “As the entertainment […]

Feb 092017
 
Mayor Garcetti On Immigrants’ Contribution To L.A. Economy

New Study Details Immigrant Community’s Powerful Impact on L.A. Economy   New research unveiled details the powerful impact that immigrants have on a surging L.A. economy that is experiencing historic job growth, attracting new investment, and bringing more economic opportunity to communities across the City and County of Los Angeles. Mayor Eric Garcetti was joined […]

Feb 082017
 
Winners of Great Streets Challenge

Mayor Garcetti announces winners of Great Streets Challenge Mayor Eric Garcetti announced the winners of the Great Streets Challenge, a program that will award a total of $2 million to community-driven initiatives to re-imagine Los Angeles’ iconic commercial corridors. The seven selected projects span from Panorama City to Watts, and from the Westside to Boyle […]

Feb 062017
 
Free Tax Prep For Los Angeles Low Income Families

Mayor Garcetti announces Free Tax Prep Los Angeles to support low-income working families Campaign will provide families with free tax preparation services and help them claim State and Federal tax credits up to $9,000. Mayor Eric Garcetti launched a campaign to provide low-to-moderate income households with free tax preparation services, and help taxpayers claim State […]

Feb 032017
 
Alert On Roofing Scams

CITY ATTORNEY FEUER ISSUES CONSUMER ALERT ON ROOFING SCAMS Warns Public of Dangers of Hiring Unlicensed Contractors; Seeks Restitution for Elderly Victims of Shoddy Roofing Work In the wake of recent heavy downpours and with more rain on the way, L.A. City Attorney Mike Feuer today highlighted the significant dangers of hiring unlicensed contractors to […]

Feb 022017
 
Federal Judge Blocks Enforcement Of Travel Ban At LAX

U.S. District Judge Andre Birotte Jr. issued temporary restraining order which blocks the enforcement of President Trump’s travel ban barring entry to the United States by Muslim visitors from seven Muslim-majority countries via LAX. The injunction was issued in response to a federal lawsuit filed in Los Angeles on behalf of twenty eight American citizens […]

Feb 012017
 
Celebrate Valentine’s Day With Metro

Metro is becoming a part of Los Angeles in more ways than one. Not only more Angelenos are using Metro to commute but we’re discovering the role Metro plays in supporting culture in L.A. Last Sunday, Metro extended its support to Los Angeles museums and its visitors by offering discounted fares. Now, with Valentine’s Day […]

Jan 312017
 
Los Angeles For Human Rights

L.A. Will Lead With Strength And Open Arms “We are in a moment that we will look back on and ask ourselves what we did to stand up, speak out, and live up to our values. That’s why I spent this morning at LAX meeting with Congress members Maxine Waters and Ted Lieu, U.S. Customs […]

Jan 302017
 
Americans - Including Angelenos – Against Travel Ban

President Trump’s executive order on immigration which bans the entrance to the United States by travelers from majority-Muslim countries of Iraq, Iran, Libya, Syria, Somalia, Sudan and Yemen for 120 days has caused a wave of unrests throughout the country. Protests have erupted at all major airports. Americans are outraged. A Federal Judge in New […]

Jan 292017
 
New Acquisition For L.A. River Park

City Delivers for River with purchase of G2 Parcel Unanimous City Council vote marks major milestone in extraordinary plan to revitalize the L.A. River. Mayor Eric Garcetti commended the Los Angeles City Council for a unanimous vote to approve the purchase of 42 acres of property at the center of plans to revitalize the Los […]

Jan 282017
 
L.A. Mayor Responds To Presidential Executive Order On Immigration

President Trump’s executive order closing United States’ borders to Muslim arrivals – including Green Card holders! – which took effect immediately, wrecked havoc in the nation’s airports where passengers where stopped and detained. It caused panic in the American Muslim communities and sparked outrage throughout the United States and the world. Extremist Muslim terrorists don’t […]

Jan 272017
 
TechFair Los Angeles To Connect Angelenos With Opportunities In L.A.’s Tech Sector

TechFair Los Angeles: Mayor Garcetti hosts job fair to connect Angelenos with opportunities in L.A.’s growing tech sector TechFair LA features more than 250 high-profile tech employers looking to hire local talent L.A. is home to one of the world’s fastest-growing and most dynamic tech sectors, and Mayor Eric Garcetti is hosting a job fair […]

Jan 262017
 
L.A. On President Trump's Executive Order On Immigration

“An open, welcoming, and compassionate spirit is not just an ideal that we try to live up to – it’s part of the American character. Those are our values in Los Angeles, and we intend to preserve them no matter what happens in Washington, D.C. The safety and well-being of everyone who lives, works in, […]

Jan 242017
 
L.A. Women’s March Larger than in Washington D.C.

Many sources put the number of participants in Los Angeles Women’s March at 750,000. (The Women’s March in Washington D.C. is estimated at 400,000 – 500,000 participants.) It was one of the largest protests in L.A.’s history and yet, there were no unrests and no one was arrested. The march was well organized. Los Angeles […]

Jan 232017
 
L.A. Economy And Tourism At All Time High In 2016

Mayor Garcetti announces a record-breaking year for the L.A. economy Los Angeles’ economy continued to surge in 2016, breaking all-time records for tourism, travelers at LAX, and cargo volume shipped through the Port of Los Angeles. Mayor Eric Garcetti announced the new records at Universal Studios Hollywood’s “The Wizarding World of Harry Potter,” alongside Councilmember […]

Jan 192017
 
Los Angeles Thanks President Obama

Mayor Garcetti on President Obama’s Final Day in Office “I have cherished memories of huddling in the Iowa snow with other early believers in a message of hope and change, knocking on doors in Des Moines to talk to people about a charismatic young senator from Illinois, and celebrating an Election Night that will live […]

Jan 192017
 
Police Officer Convicted Of Inappropriate Conduct With A Minor LAPD Cadet

CITY ATTORNEY MIKE FEUER SECURES CONVICTION AGAINST LAPD OFFICER FOR INAPPROPRIATE CONDUCT WITH TEENAGE CADET City Attorney Mike Feuer announced that this afternoon his office secured a conviction in a jury trial involving an LAPD Officer accused of inappropriately interacting with a female teenage cadet under his supervision. “This was an egregious breach of trust […]

Jan 142017
 
The First Electric LADOT DASH Bus

The launch of a new, all-electric LADOT DASH bus (the first of expected fleet of four) was celebrated during a press conference attended by Mayor Eric Garcetti, Councilmember Mike Bonin, and L.A. City Department of Transportation General Manager Seleta Reynolds on January 12th 2017. The buses manufactured by BYD in Lancaster were purchased by LADOT […]