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

A Good Solution: The City's Dispute Resolution Program

LOS ANGELES - Want to settle a dispute out of court? The Dispute Resolution Program, run by the Los Angeles City Attorney's Office, offers free mediation services to residents and businesses in Los Angeles County. Continue reading

The Los Angeles Fire Dept. Valley Bureau is Now Open

  LOS ANGELES - Earlier this year, your Los Angeles Fire Dept. implemented one of the most significant organizational changes in its 128-year history. In January, the command structure of the department divided into four bureaus across the city, allowing firefighters to deliver a more effective and responsive business model and to bring Department leadership closer to the community. Continue reading

A-Waze to Go: Krekorian Seeks to Reduce Cut-through Traffic

LOS ANGELES - Councilmember Paul Krekorian introduced a City Council motion to expand the city's partnership with mobile app Waze.  Continue reading

Neighborhood Clean Ups

LOS ANGELES - At the direction of Councilmember Krekorian, the Bureau of Street Services (BSS) recently cleaned and cemented a median in Sun Valley (above). Continue reading