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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 […]

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 […]