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

Krekorian Joins Committee on 2024 Summer Olympic Games

LOS ANGELES - The City Council created a new committee to discuss LA's bid for the 2024 Olympics. Councilmember Krekorian, who chairs the city's Budget and Finance Committee, was appointed to the Ad Hoc Committee on the 2024 Summer Olympics. Continue reading

Restoring Our Neighborhoods

LOS ANGELES - The City Council approved a motion to increase funding for Neighborhood Councils. The measure, which was introduced by Councilmember Krekorian and Council President Herb Wesson, provides $5000 in additional discretionary funds to the neighborhood groups. Continue reading

NoHo High Teams Up with Community for Neighborhood Clean

NORTH HOLLYWOOD - Students from North Hollywood High School joined the NoHo North East Neighborhood Council and the office of Councilmember Krekorian to beautify the neighborhood. Continue reading

Report Shows LA's Homelessness By the Numbers

  LOS ANGELES - Homelessness in the city and county of Los Angeles rose by 12 percent according to a report released by the Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority (LAHSA).  Last week, the agency presented its findings to the City Council's committee on Homelessness and Poverty as LA moves to address the issue.  Continue reading

Gun Safety Measure Banning Large-Capacity Magazines Signed into Law

LOS ANGELES - At an Aug. 7 ceremony attended by gun violence survivors, families of victims and gun safety advocacy organizations, Councilmember Paul Krekorian joined Mayor Eric Garcetti as he signed Krekorian’s law banning the possession of large-capacity ammunition magazines in the City of Los Angeles. With the Mayor’s signature, Krekorian’s law will go into effect in 30 days, making it a misdemeanor to possess large-capacity magazines that carry more than 10 rounds. LA residents who have such magazines will have a 60 days after the law takes effect to dispose of them, turn them over to the LAPD or legally sell them. Continue reading

Jackson Shrub Supply Makes the Movies Green

  NORTH HOLLYWOOD - Local prop house Jackson Shrub Supply, Inc. has helped Hollywood set the scene and keep it green since 1937. Councilmember Krekorian recently stopped by to tour the facility. Continue reading