LA City Council Moves to Reject Anti-Immigrant, Anti-Muslim Policies

LOS ANGELES - The LA City Council unanimously voted to support the drafting of a city law that prevents city employees from participating in President Trump's threatened database of Muslims and refugees. Continue reading

LA Celebrates African American Heritage Month

LOS ANGELES - February is African American Heritage Month. This week, the Los Angeles City Council and Mayor Garcetti kicked off of the month-long celebration to recognize and honor the vast contributions of African Americans to our communities, cities and country. Continue reading

Valley Glen Community Park Temporarily Closed for Upgrades

VALLEY GLEN - You may notice something a little different about your neighborhood. Valley Glen Community Park is currently closed to the public. During this temporary closure, the park will undergo major sustainability improvements to conserve water and update the park's irrigation. Continue reading

Calling All Artists: Mural Art Project Open Call

  EAST VALLEY - Councilmember Krekorian, in collaboration with the Dept. of Cultural Affairs (DCA), is seeking talented visual artists, artist teams and arts organizations to create mural projects throughout the Second District.   Continue reading

LA2050: Shaping LA's Future

LOS ANGELES - My LA2050 is giving $1,000,000 in grant money to fund projects dedicated to improving Los Angeles, and you can vote right now to help support your favorite community projects and organizations. LA2050 is an organization dedicated to civic engagement and making financial investments via the My LA2050 Grants Challenge to support individuals and organizations working to make LA the nation's best place to learn, create, play, connect and live. Continue reading

September is Rail Safety Month

LOS ANGELES - This September, Councilmember Krekorian joins Metrolink in kicking-off Rail Safety Month, a month-long campaign to promote rail safety awareness and how to make your transit experience safe and efficient. Continue reading

Cactus Taqueria Brings Fresh Mexican Flavor to Studio City

STUDIO CITY - When Martha and Marlo Tormel opened Cactus Taqueria #1 in Hollywood in 1992, it marked the beginning of what would become a humble taco stand empire delivering quick, fresh Mexican specialties to people across LA. Nearly 25 years later, Cactus Tacos has four locations and thousands of happy customers.  Continue reading

Jobs Committee Approves Final Recommendations

  LOS ANGELES - This week the City Council's Jobs Committee, chaired by Councilmember Krekorian, reviewed the committee's report, entitled Jobs and Business Advancement in Los Angeles - An Action Plan and approved its final recommendations for a citywide jobs creation plan. The full City Council will hear the report in the coming weeks. Continue reading

Tips on Preventing Car and Bike Theft

  NORTH HOLLYWOOD - In recent weeks, the LAPD reports a slight uptick in auto and bike thefts reports in the North Hollywood area. To minimize your chances of becoming a victim, here are helpful tips and crime fighting strategies to prevent theft. Continue reading

Class Notes from Krekorian's Youth Leadership Academy

The students of Councilmember Krekorian's San Fernando Valley Youth Leadership Academy celebrated the end of the summer program. (l-r) Ivan Bermudez, Isabel Zavian, Ella Pallenberg, Wilder Short and Sheikh Jibran. EAST VALLEY - This week, the five bright students of the San Fernando Valley Leadership Academy's inaugural class completed the program. A civic-engagement program for high school student to learn about city government and cultivate their leadership skills to make a difference in their community, Councilmember Krekorian launched the program earlier this year. The student got an insider's look and shared their experience.    *** Continue reading

National Night Out 2016

National Night Out is an annual celebration for neighborhoods across Los Angeles and the nation to take a stand against crime. The yearly tradition spotlights the partnership of local groups, elected officials and law enforcement officers that keep our neighborhoods safe.  Continue reading

5 Things To Do Before Summer Ends

We're halfway through the summer, but there are still plenty of great things to do in the East Valley to make the most of the long, hot days. From movie nights and art exhibits to community gatherings and family entertainment, you don't have to look very far to find a fun activity for the whole family.  We're sharing a list of great events happening in our community that will make your summer more complete. So, before school starts and this season comes to and end, explore your neighborhood and enjoy an exciting day or night out. Continue reading

Krekorian Talks Transit with Valley Residents

LOS ANGELES - This week, Councilmember and Metro Board Member Paul Krekorian spoke with thousands of San Fernando Valley residents during an interactive telephone town hall meeting to discuss the Metro's plan to ease traffic. Continue reading

From Downtown to the Beach, the Expo Line is Ready to Serve You

LOS ANGELES - The wait is almost over for the opening of Metro's new Expo Line, the second phase 6.6-mile extension of the Expo Line between Culver City and Santa Monica. The current Expo Line runs for 8.5 miles between 7th/Metro Center in downtown Los Angeles and Culver City. The extension adds seven new stations to the light rail line.  Continue reading

Krekorian, Community Break Ground on New North Hollywood Soccer Fields

  NORTH HOLLYWOOD - Councilmember Krekorian joined the Department of Recreation and Parks, the Bureau of Engineering, and community members to break ground on the construction of new synthetic turf soccer fields at the Whitsett Sports Fields Park.  Continue reading