Middle School Marches to the Beat of an Award-Winning Drumline

NORTH HOLLYWOOD - This spring, James Madison Middle School's drumline team won the "Drums Across California" state championship title. The team dominated the competition, winning nine out of 10 categories and capturing the coveted "Gold Drum" award for best overall performance. It was the first year that the team competed in the indoor drumline competition. Continue reading

DWP Is Updating Our Water Pipes

VALLEY VILLAGE/STUDIO CITY AND NORTH HOLLYWOOD - The Los Angeles Department of Water and Power is in the process of upgrading its aging water infrastructure with two critical projects in portions of Council District 2. These projects are essential to our city, but will cause some disruption to the flow of traffic and to area businesses. Councilmember Krekorian is working with DWP to lighten the impact of the projects on our neighborhoods and to support local residents during this process. Continue reading

LAPD Searching for Leads to Solve Violent Homocide

LOS ANGELES - Councilmember Paul Krekorian and LAPD officers recently announced a $50,000 reward for information leading to the arrest, prosecution and conviction of the killer of 53-year-old Suren "Chris" Donoyan. Continue reading

Councilmember Krekorian Sworn in for a New Term

LOS ANGELES - Councilmember Krekorian was just sworn in for his second full term as the representative for the San Fernando Valley's Council District 2. His new term officially begins on July 1, 2015.    Continue reading

Chill Cafe: A Relaxing Spot for Froyo and Lunch

  LOS ANGELES - Dozens of community members joined Councilmember Krekorian at this month's "Lunch with Paul" at Studio City's Chill Cafe. Continue reading

LA Breaks Ground on Riverwalk Project

STUDIO CITY - City officials broke ground on Studio City's Valleyheart Riverwalk Project this week, a project that propels Councilmember Krekorian's ongoing work to revitalize the LA River and restore the area's natural habitat. Continue reading

Winners Wow Student Film Fest-Goers

NORTH HOLLYWOOD - It was the Oscars for high school students, the Golden Globes for budding directors. On Saturday, May 30, student filmmakers dazzled a crowd of more than 350 people with their short movies. Continue reading

LA City Council Raises the Wage to $15

LOS ANGELES - Earlier this week, the Los Angeles City Council voted 13-1 for the ordinance that will raise the minimum wage to $15.00 an hour by 2020, plus an additional one-year "phase in" period for small businesses, bringing all workers to $15.00 by 2021. Councilmember Krekorian voted for the ordinance and played a leadership role in shaping the legislation. Continue reading

Taking Action to Protect Neighborhood Trees

LOS ANGELES - Last month, Councilmember Krekorian introduced a motion to protect the city's large urban forest of mature street trees, thousands of which are removed each year due to private development and new construction. The motion instructs city departments, including the Planning Dept., the Dept. of Building and Safety, and the Bureau of Street Services Urban Forestry Division to study and adopt new policies that force developers to consider existing street trees before plans for new garages, driveways and curb cuts are approved. Continue reading

Filming and the Local Economy

STUDIO CITY - Have you spotted a film crew in your neighborhood? FilmLA shares insight on what that means for the local economy.  Continue reading

Metro Zips into the Future with Car Share Partnership

NORTH HOLLYWOOD - Metro announced its partnership with car sharing service Zipcar to provide 20 vehicles for hourly and daily reservations at 10 park-and-ride locations.  Continue reading

City Council Approves $8.6 Billion City Budget

  LOS ANGELES - On Thursday, after three weeks of day-long budget meetings and exhaustive input from city departments and the public, the Los Angeles City Council approved an $8.6 billion balanced city budget for Fiscal Year 2015-2016, which begins July 1. Continue reading

New Film Festival Coming to NoHo in 2016

NORTH HOLLYWOOD - It's lights, camera and action for the North Hollywood International Film Festival, as it debuts its summer movies series and gears ups for its inaugural festival in Spring 2016. Continue reading

Hundreds of Guns Surrendered at LAPD Buyback Event

LOS ANGELES - Nearly 800 firearms were surrendered last week during the LAPD's annual gun buyback event.    Continue reading

Metro Welcomes New CEO Phil Washington

LOS ANGELES - Metro's new transit chief Phil Washington completed his first week on the job as the overseer of LA's $36 billion transportation infrastructure program.    Continue reading