LA Moves to Stop Illegal Pot Shops

LOS ANGELES - The City Council voted to stop issuing business tax registration certificates to medical marijuana dispensaries in the city of Los Angeles. The action means that legal dispensaries will be allowed to remain open, but illegal entities will no longer get a certificate saying they can do business in the city. Continue reading

Krekorian's Office Becomes Scene of 'Major Crimes'

LOS ANGELES - This week, Councilmember Krekorian welcomed the production team of Major Crimes to his downtown office in City Hall. Continue reading

Tips On Being a Good Neighbor

LOS ANGELES - Are you hearing noisy pets or seeing bulky items on sidewalks or in alleyways? Are trash bins left out all week on the street? Are there abandoned cars in your community? If you spot problems in your local neighborhood, learn how you can connect with city departments and services to keep the community clean, safe and livable.  Continue reading

Get Involved in Your Neighborhood Council This Election Season

LOS ANGELES - The LA City Clerk is accepting applications for candidates in the 2016 Neighborhood Council elections from now through April 26.  Continue reading

Sharing the Burden to Prepare for the Big One

LOS ANGELES - The City Council passed an agreement to approve cost-sharing between building owners and tenants that will lead to retrofitting buildings with mandatory earthquake safety upgrades.  Continue reading

LAFD Is Saving Lives

LOS ANGELES - The Los Angeles Fire Dept. reported a 54 percent drop in structure fire-related fatalities in 2015. The statistic accounts for 11 structure fire-related civilian deaths last year. Continue reading

LA Sets Record As Tourism Hot Spot

LOS ANGELES - The City of Angels announced record-breaking numbers in tourism growth for its fifth consecutive year. In 2015, LA welcomed 45.5 million visitors, a 1.3 million increase from 2014.  Continue reading

Keep Calm and Prepare for El Niño

  El Niño is already starting to bring heavy rains and severe weather to the Southland this winter. As our public safety officials diligently track the storm system, I urge you to take the necessary steps to prepare for fierce weather conditions. It's not too late to get prepared. Continue reading

Cake Monkey's Sweet Treats

NORTH HOLLYWOOD - Lisa Olin and Elizabeth Belkind are the masterminds behind sweet shop Cake Monkey Bakery. From their North Hollywood commissary, the bakery duo has been dishing out pastry wonders and treats to LA residents since 2008.  Continue reading

Spend a Memorable Night at the Zoo

LOS ANGELES - LA Zoo Lights is back again this holiday season to bring nighttime magic to the Los Angeles Zoo from now through Jan. 3. With flurries of illuminated snowflakes, 3-D animated projections, glittering light tunnels, a musical light-and-water show, the Zoo has been transformed with thousands of LED lights. You can explore the nighttime wonderland with the whole family.  Continue reading

Give Back this Holiday Season

STUDIO CITY - Make this holiday season a little brighter for families in need by coming to Councilmember Krekorian's Holiday Food and Toy Drive.   Continue reading

Help Plant 100 New Trees in NoHo

NORTH HOLLYWOOD - Roll up your sleeves with Councilmember Krekorian, the LA Beautification Team, and the Dept. of Recreation and Parks to make your community greener. Continue reading

Reaching Out with Hands for Hope

NORTH HOLLYWOOD - Last week, Councilmember Krekorian joined North Hollywood's Hands for Hope to celebrate its 15th anniversary. Hands for Hope honored Krekorian with its Community Leader award at the gala. Continue reading

NoHo Gets New Metro Parking Lot and Bikeway

NORTH HOLLYWOOD - The Metro Red Line and Orange line stations in North Hollywood opened a new 194-space parking facility to improve transit access for commuters. Continue reading

Goodbye Trash, Hello Clean Streets

NORTH HOLLYWOOD - The Clean Streets Initiative is underway in Council District 2. Last week, the city's Bureau of Sanitation took to the streets in North Hollywood and Van Nuys to clean up blight, clear trash and remove bulky items from these neighborhoods.  Continue reading