Metro Moves to Electrify Bus Fleet by 2030

LOS ANGELES - On Thursday, the Metro Board of Directors unanimously voted to transition the agency's system to zero-emission electric buses on all its routes by 2030, starting with the deployment of 35 electric buses to electrify the Orange Line by 2020.  Continue reading

Krekorian Takes Action to Support Restaurants, Microbreweries

LOS ANGELES - Councilmember Krekorian recently introduced two motions to help cut red tape for small businesses in Los Angeles. Continue reading

Cool Pavements Turn Down the Heat on City Streets

NORTH HOLLYWOOD - This week, the Bureau of Street Services completed a brand new cool pavement installation on Atoll Avenue, from Barbara Ann Street to Gault Street. The pilot project, which applies a light gray coating onto the pavement, aims to reduce temperatures of street surfaces. Continue reading

Alert: Wilacre Park Closed for Improvements

STUDIO CITY - Wilacre Park is temporarily closed for park renovations. Continue reading

Hello Instagram!

LOS ANGELES - Councilmember Krekorian is now on Instagram! Follow along as Team Krekorian shares photos and updates of the work we're doing to serve the East Valley and beyond, and connect with Angelenos about ways improve our community. To find Councilmember Krekorian on Instagram, visit www.instagram.com/paulkrekorian.  Continue reading

Homeless Connect Serves Hundreds in NoHo

NORTH HOLLYWOOD - This week, the North Hollywood Recreation Center was abuzz with dozens of local organizations, volunteers and community members working to provide services and resources to homeless individuals in the East San Fernando Valley as part of Councilmember Krekorian's latest Homeless Connect Day.  Continue reading

Welcome New Americans

NORTH HOLLYWOOD - Councilmember Krekorian joined Hermanidad Mexicana Nacional to congratulate members of our community on becoming United States citizens. This week's ceremony celebrated more than 50 individuals who took their citizenship oath, possibly the most meaningful milestone in their long journey as immigrants. Their stories of struggle, hard work and determination show us all what it means to be an American. Continue reading

Studio City's PINZ Bowling Celebrates 60th Anniversary

STUDIO CITY -  A Valley institution for 60 years, PINZ Bowling Center is located in the heart of Studio City's entertainment and business district. It is a 60,000 square-foot facility with 32 bowling lanes, an arcade and space for private events. On it's 60th anniversary, Councilmember Krekorian joined PINZ's co-owner, Eleda Cohen, and it's general manager, Scott Frager, to honor it's contributions to sport and family fun. Continue reading

LA Launches New City Property Database

LOS ANGELES - The City of Los Angeles just launched a new online portal that will help maximize the value of city property, and more efficiently provide options for affordable housing, homeless service facilities and other priorities. The comprehensive, searchable property database will enable staff to manage city property more effectively, and allow the public to track the development of community assets, like police and fire stations, libraries and public parks. The portal is available at lacity.org/property. Continue reading

Costco Business Center Opens in North Hollywood

NORTH HOLLYWOOD - This week, Councilmember Krekorian joined Costco CEO W. Craig Jelinek to celebrate the opening of Costco's first Business Center in Los Angeles, located in North Hollywood. Krekorian's office worked closely with Costco for two years to help them navigate the city's planning process and open their doors for business in the Valley. Continue reading

Community Gathers for National Night Out in Valley Village

VALLEY VILLAGE - Dozens of community members joined this year's National Night Out celebration in Valley Village to promote community safety and strengthen partnerships with local law enforcement. Councilmember Krekorian greeted event goers and shared community updates about the city's continued work to improve services and resources for residents.  Continue reading

LA Examines the Risk of Threatened Federal Cuts

LOS ANGELES - At this week's Budget and Finance Committee hearing, members discussed an initial report on how the White House's proposed budget, as well as its threats on immigration, could impact the city's coffers. Councilmember Krekorian, who chairs the committee, authored the motion calling for the report with the aim of clarifying the degree of danger the city faces if Congress approves massive federal budget cuts. Continue reading

RecycLA: City Launches New Waste Collection Program for Commercial and Multifamily Buildings

LOS ANGELES - The City of Los Angeles recently launched a new waste collection program, recycLA, which aims to expand recycling services to an estimated 80,000 apartment buildings and commercial properties across Los Angeles.   Continue reading

Get Ready for NoHo Summer Nights

Summer is officially here and there are plenty of exciting things to look forward to in the East Valley. That's why we're excited to announce our partnership with the Valley Cultural Center and the Department of Cultural Affairs to bring a brand new outdoor event series to North Hollywood Park, NoHo Summer Nights.  Continue reading

New Traffic Signal Makes Lankershim Safer for Pedestrians, Cyclists

LOS ANGELES - Councilmember Krekorian and community members activated a brand new traffic signal and crosswalk at Lankershim Boulevard and Dundas Drive. The signal and the new crosswalk are vital safety improvements for this busy corridor that will protect pedestrians. Continue reading