Preserving Our Valley's History

The Masonic Lodge in North Hollywood is one San Fernando Valley's most architecturally modern buildings and one of more than 70 Historic-Cultural Monuments in our Valley. Continue reading

Clean Streets Initiative Improves East Valley

EAST VALLEY - The Bureau of Sanitation, in collaboration with Councilmember Krekorian, installed 20 new trash bins throughout District 2 to reduce trash and blight on neighborhood streets.The city is adding dozens of new trash bins across Los Angeles as part of the Clean Streets initiative. Each new trash bin is expected to remove two tons of trash from the community every year. Continue reading

City Bans Smokeless Tobacco in LA Sports Venues

LOS ANGELES - The City Council voted to ban the use of smokeless tobacco, also known as chewing tobacco, in all city sporting venues, including stadiums, arenas and parks. Continue reading

MLK Day Sparks Community Unity for Clean-Up

NORTH HOLLYWOOD - More than 100 volunteers joined the office Councilmember Krekorian and the North Hollywood East Neighborhood Council for a community clean-up and day of service in honor of Martin Luther King Jr.  Continue reading

City Leaders Work to Prevent Human Trafficking in LA

LOS ANGELES - Councilmember Krekorian joined Councilmember Nury Martinez in a citywide effort to support survivors and stop human trafficking in Los Angeles. Continue reading

LA Moves to Stop Illegal Pot Shops

LOS ANGELES - The City Council voted to stop issuing business tax registration certificates to medical marijuana dispensaries in the city of Los Angeles. The action means that legal dispensaries will be allowed to remain open, but illegal entities will no longer get a certificate saying they can do business in the city. Continue reading

Krekorian's Office Becomes Scene of 'Major Crimes'

LOS ANGELES - This week, Councilmember Krekorian welcomed the production team of Major Crimes to his downtown office in City Hall. Continue reading

Tips On Being a Good Neighbor

LOS ANGELES - Are you hearing noisy pets or seeing bulky items on sidewalks or in alleyways? Are trash bins left out all week on the street? Are there abandoned cars in your community? If you spot problems in your local neighborhood, learn how you can connect with city departments and services to keep the community clean, safe and livable.  Continue reading

Get Involved in Your Neighborhood Council This Election Season

LOS ANGELES - The LA City Clerk is accepting applications for candidates in the 2016 Neighborhood Council elections from now through April 26.  Continue reading

Sharing the Burden to Prepare for the Big One

LOS ANGELES - The City Council passed an agreement to approve cost-sharing between building owners and tenants that will lead to retrofitting buildings with mandatory earthquake safety upgrades.  Continue reading

LAFD Is Saving Lives

LOS ANGELES - The Los Angeles Fire Dept. reported a 54 percent drop in structure fire-related fatalities in 2015. The statistic accounts for 11 structure fire-related civilian deaths last year. Continue reading

LA Sets Record As Tourism Hot Spot

LOS ANGELES - The City of Angels announced record-breaking numbers in tourism growth for its fifth consecutive year. In 2015, LA welcomed 45.5 million visitors, a 1.3 million increase from 2014.  Continue reading

Keep Calm and Prepare for El Niño

  El Niño is already starting to bring heavy rains and severe weather to the Southland this winter. As our public safety officials diligently track the storm system, I urge you to take the necessary steps to prepare for fierce weather conditions. It's not too late to get prepared. Continue reading

Cake Monkey's Sweet Treats

NORTH HOLLYWOOD - Lisa Olin and Elizabeth Belkind are the masterminds behind sweet shop Cake Monkey Bakery. From their North Hollywood commissary, the bakery duo has been dishing out pastry wonders and treats to LA residents since 2008.  Continue reading

Spend a Memorable Night at the Zoo

LOS ANGELES - LA Zoo Lights is back again this holiday season to bring nighttime magic to the Los Angeles Zoo from now through Jan. 3. With flurries of illuminated snowflakes, 3-D animated projections, glittering light tunnels, a musical light-and-water show, the Zoo has been transformed with thousands of LED lights. You can explore the nighttime wonderland with the whole family.  Continue reading