Summer is a wonderful time to get out of the house and explore your neighborhood. Whether it's trying a new coffee shop or going to a new place for lunch, the East Valley has so many great spots for foodies to enjoy.
Throughout the year, I've had the pleasure of hosting Lunch with Paul community events at local eateries that are committed to serving our city and offer some of the tastiest dishes on this side of the hill. This special edition of Our Valley News takes a look at some of the great places we've explored so far.
Do you have a favorite restaurant, coffee shop or ice cream parlor in your neighborhood? Please tell me about it by emailing email@example.com. Your suggestion could be the next spot for Lunch with Paul.Read more
I love summer. Although it can get hot in the San Fernando Valley, it's a great time of the year. Not only is school out, but the days are longer and everything seems a bit more relaxed. Families go to parks, pools, ballgames and picnics. People venture out into their communities to try new shops and restaurants.Read more
"What does the City of Los Angeles have to do with job creation?" That's a question I've been asked more than a few times as chair of the City Council's Jobs Committee. My answer always starts with, "A whole lot."Read more
Last summer, my colleagues and I proudly voted to raise the minimum wage in the City of Los Angeles. By 2020, wages will increase to $15.00 per hour, something that will put more money into the pockets of hundreds of thousands of hardworking Angelenos and increase consumer spending in our local economy.Read more
After three weeks of budget meetings, input from 44 city departments and 173 public comments, my City Council colleagues and I just approved an $8.76 billion city budget for Fiscal Year 2016-2017. This is the city's fifth consecutive budget that I've had the pleasure to oversee as chair of the Budget and Finance Committee.Read more
LOS ANGELES - Councilmember Krekorian joined Mayor Garcetti, Councilmember Koretz and other city and community leaders to announce the city's new initiative to create equitable job opportunities for LA's underserved communities and restore city services. Mayor Garcetti signed Executive Directive 15, which lays the framework for how the city will grow its workforce by 5,000 employees and expand core city services over the next three years.Read more
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.Read more
LOS ANGELES - Last summer, the City Council passed the most significant minimum wage law in the country so far, increasing the minimum wage to $15.00 per hour by 2020, something that will put more money into the pockets of hundreds of thousands of hardworking Angelenos and more money into our local economy. Councilmember Krekorian played a leading role in shaping the law and his support was critical to its passage.Read more