Get Prepared for El Niño

LOS ANGELES - This winter, El Niño is expected to bring heavy rains and severe weather to the southland. As public safety officials track the storm system, the city urges that resident take the necessary steps to prepare for potentially fierce weather conditions.  Continue reading

City to Review Cost-Saving Measure on Police Overtime

LOS ANGELES - Councilmember Krekorian recently introduced a motion to tackle the high cost of police overtime as a result of court appearances for traffic citation cases.  Continue reading

LA Will Begin Enforcing Large-Capacity Magazine Ban

LOS ANGELES - This Thursday, the LA Superior Court denied the request by National Rifle Association lawyers to block Los Angeles from enforcing its recent ban on the possession of large-capacity magazines. The ban, authored by Councilmember Krekorian, passed by the full City Council and signed into law by Mayor Garcetti this past summer, will allow police to enforce the ban beginning on Nov. 19, 2015. Continue reading

Lankershim Off-Ramp to Close for Pedestrian Bridge Construction

LOS ANGELES - Starting Monday, Nov. 16, the Northbound Lankershim Blvd. off-ramps from the 101 freeway will be closed due to ongoing construction of the Universal Pedestrian Bridge. Continue reading

Carter Sexton Artist's Materials, Your Community Art Store

VALLEY VILLAGE - For more than 70 years, Carter Sexton Artist's Materials has been the San Fernando Valley's premier art store for the community and movie studios alike. Continue reading

Create a People Street in Your Neighborhood

LOS ANGELES - The LA Dept. of Transportation recently announced the launch of its 2015 "People St" Application cycle. The award-winning People St Program is now accepting proposals for plazas, parklets, and bicycle corrals from community partners.  Continue reading

Sun Valley Middle School Cleans Up the Community

SUN VALLEY - Earlier this week, Sun Valley Magnet School students joined community members for a neighborhood clean up. With the help of Councilmember Krekorian's office and the Sun Valley Graffiti Busters, 80 volunteers picked up trash, pulled weeds, swept sidewalks and cleaned alleys along Bakman, Valerio and Fair avenues.

LA Kicks Off Smart Cistern Program for Water Conservation

NORTH HOLLYWOOD - City officials unveiled a new water collection system and conservation program to reduce stormwater runoff, capture rainwater and increase our local water supply. Councilmember Krekorian joined Mayor Eric Garcetti and Supervisor Sheila Kuehl to unveil the pilot program in North Hollywood. Continue reading

Crossfit Training Yard Keeps North Hollywood in Shape

LOS ANGELES - North Hollywood's CrossFit Training Yard gym is keeping the community in shape, led by eight-time CrossFit Games competitor and CrossFit veteran Becca Voigt. Councilmember Krekorian recently joined Voigt on a tour of the NoHo based business. Continue reading

Orange Line Celebrates 10th Anniversary

LOS ANGELES - This week, the Metro Orange Line celebrated its 10th birthday as the busiest bus route in the San Fernando Valley, one of the most popular in the transit agency's history and one of the most successful Bus Rapid Transit lines in the country. Continue reading

Steering Toward Valley's Transit Future

VAN NUYS - San Fernando Valley leaders gathered for the Transportation Summit to discuss the region's transit future. Councilmember Krekorian, who is a member of the Metro and Metrolinks boards, pushed the importance of adding more rail projects in order to improve connectivity for the regions residents.  Continue reading

Halloween Safety Tips and Tricks

LOS ANGELES - With ghouls and goblins roaming neighborhood streets, Halloween is one of the busiest nights for the community. To keep trick-or-treaters safe, the LA Dept. of Transportation has important tips on what to do: Continue reading

LA Prepares for Strong Winds and End of Daylight Savings

LOS ANGELES - A change in weather is bringing strong winds across Southern California. The LA Fire Dept. is urging residents to use caution with flame, heat and spark producing equipment, including vehicles, barbecues and power tools. Continue reading

How to Do Business with Metro

  LOS ANGELES - Metro is hosting an educational workshop for veterans and veteran business owners on "How to Do Business with Metro." The Nov. 10 workshop will provide information on Metro's Disabled Veterans Business Enterprise Program.   Continue reading

Metro Approves New NoHo-Pasadena Express Bus

  NORTH HOLLYWOOD - The Metro Board approved funding for a new 180-day pilot program to add a North Hollywood to Pasadena bus route - a route that connects the Orange and Red lines to the Gold Line.  Continue reading