LA Celebrates African American History Month

LOS ANGELES - The City Council and Mayor Eric Garcetti kicked off LA's celebration of African American Heritage Month in City Hall by honoring leaders for their service to the community and as trailblazers in the city.  Continue reading

Transit Summit Sparks Dialogue About Valley's Mobility Future

LOS ANGELES - Councilmember Krekorian joined Assemblymember Adrin Nazarian and Metro staff for a Valley transit summit to hear from community stakeholders and transit riders about the future of public transportation in the San Fernando Valley. Nearly 100 community members came out to discuss what works and what improvements to our transit network would make the Valley more connected for its nearly two million residents. Continue reading

City Announces Fund for Local Artists

LOS ANGELES - The Department of Cultural Affairs announced the launch of a new arts initiative fund to support the work and ideas of local artists in Los Angeles. Continue reading

New Neighborhood Crosswalk on Lankershim Blvd.

NORTH HOLLYWOOD - Community partners and neighborhood leaders joined Councilmember Krekorian to cut the ribbon on a new rectangular rapid flashing beacon crosswalk at the intersection of Lankershim Boulevard and Emelita Avenue. Continue reading

Preserving Our Valley's History

The Masonic Lodge in North Hollywood is one San Fernando Valley's most architecturally modern buildings and one of more than 70 Historic-Cultural Monuments in our Valley. Continue reading

Clean Streets Initiative Improves East Valley

EAST VALLEY - The Bureau of Sanitation, in collaboration with Councilmember Krekorian, installed 20 new trash bins throughout District 2 to reduce trash and blight on neighborhood streets.The city is adding dozens of new trash bins across Los Angeles as part of the Clean Streets initiative. Each new trash bin is expected to remove two tons of trash from the community every year. Continue reading

City Bans Smokeless Tobacco in LA Sports Venues

LOS ANGELES - The City Council voted to ban the use of smokeless tobacco, also known as chewing tobacco, in all city sporting venues, including stadiums, arenas and parks. Continue reading

MLK Day Sparks Community Unity for Clean-Up

NORTH HOLLYWOOD - More than 100 volunteers joined the office Councilmember Krekorian and the North Hollywood East Neighborhood Council for a community clean-up and day of service in honor of Martin Luther King Jr.  Continue reading

City Leaders Work to Prevent Human Trafficking in LA

LOS ANGELES - Councilmember Krekorian joined Councilmember Nury Martinez in a citywide effort to support survivors and stop human trafficking in Los Angeles. Continue reading

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