Welcome New Americans

NORTH HOLLYWOOD - Councilmember Krekorian joined Hermanidad Mexicana Nacional to congratulate members of our community on becoming United States citizens. This week's ceremony celebrated more than 50 individuals who took their citizenship oath, possibly the most meaningful milestone in their long journey as immigrants. Their stories of struggle, hard work and determination show us all what it means to be an American. Continue reading

Studio City's PINZ Bowling Celebrates 60th Anniversary

STUDIO CITY -  A Valley institution for 60 years, PINZ Bowling Center is located in the heart of Studio City's entertainment and business district. It is a 60,000 square-foot facility with 32 bowling lanes, an arcade and space for private events. On it's 60th anniversary, Councilmember Krekorian joined PINZ's co-owner, Eleda Cohen, and it's general manager, Scott Frager, to honor it's contributions to sport and family fun. Continue reading

LA Launches New City Property Database

LOS ANGELES - The City of Los Angeles just launched a new online portal that will help maximize the value of city property, and more efficiently provide options for affordable housing, homeless service facilities and other priorities. The comprehensive, searchable property database will enable staff to manage city property more effectively, and allow the public to track the development of community assets, like police and fire stations, libraries and public parks. The portal is available at lacity.org/property. Continue reading

Costco Business Center Opens in North Hollywood

NORTH HOLLYWOOD - This week, Councilmember Krekorian joined Costco CEO W. Craig Jelinek to celebrate the opening of Costco's first Business Center in Los Angeles, located in North Hollywood. Krekorian's office worked closely with Costco for two years to help them navigate the city's planning process and open their doors for business in the Valley. Continue reading

Community Gathers for National Night Out in Valley Village

VALLEY VILLAGE - Dozens of community members joined this year's National Night Out celebration in Valley Village to promote community safety and strengthen partnerships with local law enforcement. Councilmember Krekorian greeted event goers and shared community updates about the city's continued work to improve services and resources for residents.  Continue reading

LA Examines the Risk of Threatened Federal Cuts

LOS ANGELES - At this week's Budget and Finance Committee hearing, members discussed an initial report on how the White House's proposed budget, as well as its threats on immigration, could impact the city's coffers. Councilmember Krekorian, who chairs the committee, authored the motion calling for the report with the aim of clarifying the degree of danger the city faces if Congress approves massive federal budget cuts. Continue reading

RecycLA: City Launches New Waste Collection Program for Commercial and Multifamily Buildings

LOS ANGELES - The City of Los Angeles recently launched a new waste collection program, recycLA, which aims to expand recycling services to an estimated 80,000 apartment buildings and commercial properties across Los Angeles.   Continue reading

Get Ready for NoHo Summer Nights

Summer is officially here and there are plenty of exciting things to look forward to in the East Valley. That's why we're excited to announce our partnership with the Valley Cultural Center and the Department of Cultural Affairs to bring a brand new outdoor event series to North Hollywood Park, NoHo Summer Nights.  Continue reading

New Traffic Signal Makes Lankershim Safer for Pedestrians, Cyclists

LOS ANGELES - Councilmember Krekorian and community members activated a brand new traffic signal and crosswalk at Lankershim Boulevard and Dundas Drive. The signal and the new crosswalk are vital safety improvements for this busy corridor that will protect pedestrians. Continue reading

LA Kicks Off LGBT Heritage Month

  LOS ANGELES - This week, the Los Angeles City Council celebrated LGBT Heritage Month to recognize the contributions of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender artists and activists who are paving the way for equality in Los Angeles. Among the honorees were Sara Ramirez, Alexandra Billings, Michael Kearns and  Alexei Romanoff. You can read about this year's honorees here.  Continue reading

CREAM: NoHo's Cool New Ice Cream Spot

NORTH HOLLYWOOD - This week, dozens of community members joined Councilmember Krekorian at NoHo Arts District's newest dessert shop, CREAM. The ice cream shop specializes in handcrafted ice cream sandwiches made to order with fresh baked cookies and plenty of toppings to choose from. Continue reading

LA Will Lead on Climate Goals

LOS ANGELES - This week, the White House announced its intention to remove the United States from the Paris Agreement to combat global climate change. In anticipation, Councilmember Krekorian worked with his City Council colleagues to put Los Angeles on record as supportive of the agreement and committed to continuing to achieve those goals. The motion asks the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power to adopt the stipulations of the Paris Agreement as the policy of the City of Los Angeles. Continue reading

North Hollywood High Scores Again at Regional Science Bowl Competition

LOS ANGELES - Councilmember Krekorian honored North Hollywood High School on their 18th win at the annual Los Angeles Department of Water and Power Science Bowl Regional Competition. Continue reading

Metro to Study Restructuring Bus System

LOS ANGELES - Metro announced plans to embark on a three-year study to reimagine and restructure the region's bus system. The study will look at the system's 170 bus lines, 2,200 buses, and 15,000 stops. Continue reading

LA Chamber Cancels Turkey Business Forum Amid Concerns From Krekorian, Community

LOS ANGELES - This week, the Los Angeles Chamber of Commerce announced the cancellation of the "Los Angeles Turkey Business Forum," scheduled for Thursday, May 25. Billed as a roundtable meeting with CEOs and board members from 12 of the most prominent companies in Turkey, the event was to serve as a way to develop business alliances in LA and Turkey. Continue reading