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

#NoTag Campaign Takes on Graffiti

LOS ANGELES - The #NoTag Our Valley campaign is keeping our communities clean, beautiful and graffiti free. Continue reading

A Landmark from Valley's Past Becomes Its Future

NORTH HOLLYWOOD - When the Lankershim Train Depot was built in 1896, it was the Southern Pacific Railroad's first rail line in the San Fernando Valley and quickly became the transit hub of this fast-developing area.  Continue reading

Metro Bus Service Connects Valley to Westside

LOS ANGELES - Commuters rejoice! A new bus line is scheduled to begin service to the San Fernando Valley and the Westside this December.  Continue reading

Krekorian Pushes for Safer Gun Storage

LOS ANGELES - Today, after declaring Nov. 7 as "TALK Day"--a day to educate parents and children about preventing gun violence in the City of Los Angeles--Councilmember Paul Krekorian introduced a City Council motion that would require gun owners in LA to either store their firearms in a locked container or disable it with a trigger lock when not in use.  Continue reading

Community Comes Out for NoHo LitCrawl

NORTH HOLLYWOOD - Thousands gathered on Wednesday night for LA's second annual Lit Crawl. The NoHo Arts District swarmed with LA's literati as writers, poets, comedians, authors and musicians entertained the masses with originals works of literature.  Continue reading

Remembering Guy Weddington McCreary

NORTH HOLLYWOOD - San Fernando Valley businessman, highly accomplished historian, preservationist and descendant of one the Valley's first families, Guy Weddington McCreary lost his battle to cancer earlier this week. Continue reading

Historic Sycamore Trees of Studio City

STUDIO CITY - Cantura Street's Sycamore trees are on their way to historical designation as Councilmember Krekorian moves forward to protect the trees. Last week, he met with the residents of the Studio City neighborhood to discuss the progress. Continue reading

Athens Materials Recovery Facility to Help Los Angeles Reduce Waste

SUN VALLEY - Last week, Athens Services opened its new state-of-the-art materials recovery facility in Sun Valley. Councilmember Krekorian attended the ribbon cutting and received a tour of the facility.  Continue reading

LAPD Unveils Little Free Library, Krekorian Announces Memorial Intersection for Fallen Officer Cortijo

NORTH HOLLYWOOD - In an effort to promote community engagement and honor a fallen hero, city leaders and law enforcement officials unveiled the LAPD Valley Traffic Division's first Little Free Library and the Officer Christopher Cortijo Memorial. Councilmember Paul Krekorian also announced his initiative to name a nearby intersection "Officer Chris Cortijo Square." Continue reading

Metro Breaks Ground on Regional Connector

LOS ANGELES - City and state leaders joined Metro officials, community members and U.S. Dept. of Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx to break ground on the transportation agency's Regional Connector project in Little Tokyo. Continue reading