How to Do Business with Metro

  LOS ANGELES - Metro is hosting an educational workshop for veterans and veteran business owners on "How to Do Business with Metro." The Nov. 10 workshop will provide information on Metro's Disabled Veterans Business Enterprise Program.   Continue reading

Metro Approves New NoHo-Pasadena Express Bus

  NORTH HOLLYWOOD - The Metro Board approved funding for a new 180-day pilot program to add a North Hollywood to Pasadena bus route - a route that connects the Orange and Red lines to the Gold Line.  Continue reading

New Striping Equipment Hits LA Streets

LOS ANGELES - Earlier this week, the LA Dept. of Transportation unveiled and tested new roadway striping equipment that is ready to work on LA's streets. Councilmember Krekorian joined LADOT General Manager Seleta Reynold to survey the new trucks and try out the equipment. Continue reading

LAPD 'Operation Copcicle' Brings Treats to Local Schools

LOS ANGELES - The Los Angeles Police Dept. and Councilmember Krekorian joined forces for "Operation Copsicle," an outreach project to create partnerships and improve community relationships with local law enforcement and youth. Continue reading

Community Cleanups in Your Neighborhood

SUN VALLEY - Clean up efforts led by the office of Councilmember Krekorian cleared brush, weeds, and debris from Sun Valley and Studio City neighborhoods.  Continue reading

City and County Partner to Revitalize San Fernando Valley's LA River Greenway

LOS ANGELES - This week, the city and county of Los Angeles announced a $6 million joint investment to revitalize the LA River Valley Greenway in the San Fernando Valley. Councilmember Krekorian, whose district includes a segment of the river, joined Mayor Eric Garcetti and Supervisor Sheila Kuehl to announce the partnership.  Continue reading

LA Film and TV Production on the Rise

LOS ANGELES - Production activity in the Los Angeles region saw a significant increase this past quarter with many TV productions returning to California as a result of the expanded film and TV production tax credit.  Continue reading

Councilmembers Call for Sales Tax on Firearms and Ammo Sales

LOS ANGELES - Earlier this week, Councilmembers Paul Koretz and Paul Krekorian introduced a motion calling on the City of Los Angeles to consider enacting a sales tax on firearm and ammunition sales. The motion requests a report from city staff on the feasibility of enacting a sales tax and suggests that the money collected could be used to fund gun violence prevention research and programs throughout the city. Continue reading

How to Protect Yourself from West Nile

LOS ANGELES - This year, the Greater Los Angeles County Vector Control has confirmed more than 25 cases of West Nile Virus activity in Council District 2.  Continue reading

LA Approves Historic Earthquake Safety Law

LOS ANGELES - The Los Angeles City Council unanimously approved a measure to retrofit nearly 15,000 building in the city with seismic safety measures.  Continue reading

A Taste of Mexico at Daniel's Tacos

SUN VALLEY - A great place for authentic, handmade Mexican food, Daniel's Tacos in Sun Valley is a community favorite. Continue reading

Metro and LA County Transit Partners Create Nation's Largest Transportation Network

LOS ANGELES - Metro and 25 regional transit agencies joined forces on the TAP network to create the largest seamless transportation system in the nation. Continue reading

The Alternative to Billboard Blight

LOS ANGELES - This week, Councilmember Krekorian submitted a letter to the City Planning Commission urging them to reject the draft ordinances before them governing digital off-site signs (aka billboards) and instead to adopt an alternative plan that would reduce billboard blight and improve neighborhood services throughout the city. Continue reading

NoHo's Republic of Pie Hosts Lunch with Paul

NORTH HOLLYWOOD - Councilmember Krekorian's latest stop in his monthly lunch series invited the community to explore one of NoHo's most popular cafes, Republic of Pie. Continue reading

Metro Seeks Input on NoHo Red Line Station Development

NORTH HOLLYWOOD - Metro has started the process of creating guidelines to develop four parcels of land around the North Hollywood Red Line Station, the busiest stop outside of downtown Los Angeles.The agency is seeking community input to develop the 15.6 acres of space, originally acquired during the construction of the Red Line and adjacent Orange Line busway. As part of the plan, Metro will also ask for 2,000 parking spaces for transit riders to be included in the project scope. Continue reading