Celebrating Asian American Heritage Month

LOS ANGELES - This week, the LA City Council kicked off May as Asian and Pacific American Heritage Month to celebrate and honor the contributions of Asian Americans in the City of Los Angeles.  Continue reading

Metro to Study Sepulveda Pass Project

LOS ANGELES - Metro released a request for proposals to study options for alternative transit through the Sepulveda Pass. The Sepulveda Pass Transit Corridor project would connect the San Fernando Valley with LA's west side through a new transit line.   Continue reading

This Week in Transit: New Subway Cars, Transit Oriented Development and NoHo Red Line Station Parking

LOS ANGELES - Here's a rundown of the latest transit news for the East Valley. Continue reading

What You Need to Know: City's New Rules on Vehicle Dwelling

LOS ANGELES - The City of LA's new vehicle dwelling law is now in effect. Here's what you need to know. Continue reading

LAPD Hosts Multi-Faith Forum to Strengthen Communities

VALLEY VILLAGE - More than 100 residents and members of the faith community joined the LAPD Operations Valley Bureau for an open forum to discuss how the LAPD can continue to build better community relationships in the San Fernando Valley.   Continue reading

LADOT Reactivates Speed Hump Progam

LOS ANGELES - The LA Department of Transportation is now accepting applications for the Speed Hump Program. Continue reading

LA to Speed Up Community Plan Updates

LOS ANGELES - On Wednesday, the LA City Council voted to require regular updates of the city's community plans. As a result, the Department of City Planning will build a framework that accelerates updating the city's 35 community plans to once every six years.  Continue reading

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