Los Angeles Commemorates 101st Anniversary of the Armenian Genocide

LOS ANGELES - On Wednesday, Councilmember Krekorian, the first Armenian-American member of the Los Angeles City Council, led the commemoration of the 101st Anniversary of the Armenian Genocide at City Hall.  Continue reading

Budget Hearings Begin Next Week

LOS ANGELES - This week, Mayor Eric Garcetti released the details of LA's 2016-2017 budget proposal. The $8.76 billion spending plan hopes to prioritize homelessness, safety and neighborhood service.  Continue reading

Krekorian and Bonin call for 100% clean energy in LA

In a landmark effort to revolutionize the way the energy is generated for Los Angeles, City Councilmembers Paul Krekorian and Mike Bonin coauthored legislation aimed at creating a pathway to 100% clean energy for the nation’s second largest city. Continue reading

Taking a Ride on Metro's NoHo-Pasadena Express

NORTH HOLLYWOOD - Metro Director Paul Krekorian took an official ride on the NoHo-Pasadena Express bus, Metro's newest express service connecting the San Fernando and San Gabriel Valleys.  Continue reading

Universal City Pedestrian Bridge is Now Open

LOS ANGELES - Metro unveiled its new pedestrian bridge that safely connects travelers from the Red Line station to Universal Studios Hollywood.   Continue reading

City Leaders Gather for Peace at City Hall

LOS ANGELES - In response to the shelling of ethnic-Armenian villages in Artsakh by Azerbaijan, elected officials and Armenian-American civic and religious leaders organized a Vigil for Peace in Artsakh, drawing hundreds of people to Los Angeles City Hall on April 12.  Continue reading

CleanStat is Helping Beautify LA Streets

LOS ANGELES - The city just launched a new initiative to keep LA's streets clean. CleanStat is a new street index that scores the cleanliness of all of the city's public streets and alleys. More than 22,000 miles of streets were assessed by the Bureau of Sanitation to create the new database. Of the 39,915 road segments documented, 61% were rated clean, 35% were rated somewhat clean, while streets rated unclean made up 4% of total street segments. Continue reading

¡Que Ricos! in Valley Glen Serves Delicious Mexican Food

VALLEY GLEN - When Gustavo Castillo opened Que Ricos in 1992, he set out to create a gathering place for the community where authentic Mexican dishes would be made with the freshest ingredients. Two decades later, the family-owned and operated business has six locations across Los Angeles and is holding true to its promise. Continue reading

Metrolink Launches Mobile Tickets App

LOS ANGELES - Metrolink's new mobile app lets riders purchase tickets on the go through smartphones, tablets and other mobile devices. The app is now available for all Metrolink trips, including trips connecting to Los Angeles Union Station. Continue reading

LA Celebrates the Arts

LOS ANGELES - This week, hundreds of arts advocates gathered at City Hall to celebrate Arts Day 2016. The annual event brings artists, art lovers and arts organizations with the city leaders to foster stronger relationships between those crafting the vision of LA's future and those who make it a reality.  Continue reading

Tips to Lower Your Water Bill

LOS ANGELES - As the drought continues, Californians are doing their part to conserve energy and cut water usage. This past year, Los Angeles made significant progress by cutting its water use by 19 percent. But with summer approaching, conservation is more important than ever.  Continue reading

Community Forum on Traffic Discusses Safe Streets and Neighborhoods

VALLEY VILLAGE - This week, Councilmember Krekorian, in collaboration with the Neighborhood Council Valley Village, hosted a community forum to discuss traffic and speeding issues. Nearly 100 community members attended the Traffic Safety and Speed Reduction Summit to learn about the concerns plaguing neighborhoods, and find out what solutions the city can implement to improve enforcement and make streets safer. Continue reading

City Council Honors LA's Pioneer Women

LOS ANGELES - Councilmember Krekorian honored Laurie Saffian as Council District 2's Pioneer Woman of the Year, the 28th annual event sponsored by the city's Commission on the Status of Women. Continue reading

Metro Unveils Ballot Proposal to Transform LA Transit

LOS ANGELES - Metro released the details of a proposed measure for the November 2016 ballot that aims to raise as much as $120 billion for new highway and transit projects in LA County. The spending plan includes improvements to existing infrastructure and programs to facilitate active transportation, including bicycling and walking paths to be built over the next four decades.  Continue reading

Neighborhood Cleanups Underway in Sun Valley

  SUN VALLEY - Cleanup efforts continued this week as community volunteers helped clear trash and debris in the East Valley neighborhood of Sun Valley. Continue reading