LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. yesterday signed SB 1029, which will create thousands of new jobs in California by modernizing regional transportation systems and linking them to the state’s future high-speed rail line. The $4.7 billion investment will be matched by an additional $7.9 billion in federal and local […]
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LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today signed the California Homeowner Bill of Rights to halt the “abusive tactics” of loan servicers and protect struggling homeowners who are trying, in good faith, to renegotiate their mortgages. “Californians should not have to suffer the abusive tactics of those who would push […]
LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Mayor Villaraigosa on Monday signed a City ordinance exempting new car dealers from the City’s gross receipts tax, or business tax, at KIA of Downtown. “Ending the auto dealer business tax is smart policy that will pay dividends for years to come,” said Mayor Villaraigosa. “New dealerships mean new […]
LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ — The Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers, Inc (SHPE) Chief Executive Officer, Pilar Montoya, has been nationally recognized by U.S. STEMconnector(TM), "100 Women Leaders in STEM," for her efforts to increase STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) awareness, access, support and leadership development among the Hispanic community. In a special reception […]
LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ — ‘Sarcophagus’ by Jean-Pierre Chevalier (ISBN: 978-0-595-67678-1; ebook: ISBN: 978-0-595-83618-5) is now available in Kindle Edition at Amazon.com. This underground classic is a compelling literary phenomenon, read by patient advocates and would-be whistle-blowers.
LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Catholic Online is announcing their adoption of the new Mobile Politics application for the iPhone to share the social message of the Church. Mobile Politics is being touted as ‘the most powerful tool in politics since the invention of the ballot.’
LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced the appointments of Debra A. Cole, Halim Dhanidina, Peter A. Hernandez, Bruce G. Iwasaki, H. Clay Jacke II, Virginia Keeny, David B. Walgren and Jeffrey K. Winikow to judgeships in the Los Angeles County Superior Court.
LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa and Los Angeles Police Chief Charlie Beck announced today that 1,673 firearms were collected during the 2012 Gun Buyback, bringing the total number of firearms collected through the program to 7,942.
LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa issued the following statement today in response to President Obama’s support for same-sex marriage:
LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Jackie Fame, Inc. (FAME), the leading kid/teen social network www.JFame.com, is joining forces with The Weinstein Company to promote the movie ‘Bully.’ After much debate over the rating, the PG-13 version of the anti-bullying documentary will open in 115 theaters.
LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ — L.A. Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa signed the Multiple Approvals Ordinance on Monday, cutting red tape and simplifying the development review process. Under the new ordinance development projects that require multiple approvals from the City of Los Angeles will now have one deadline rather than multiple expiration dates for individual entitlements.
MONTEBELLO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Tom Calderon’s campaign for State Assembly announced the endorsement of the Los Angeles County Young Democrats (LACYD) today. Their membership voted on the endorsement at their March 31 meeting in Long Beach.
LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ — The U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs and the Brooklyn Academy of Music will send Jazz Tap Ensemble, a Los Angeles-based dance company, to the Democratic Republic of Congo, Mozambique, and Zimbabwe to tour as part of DanceMotion USA(SM), April 9 – May 5, 2012.
LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ — L.A. Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, councilmembers, and bike community members this week invited Angelenos to get out of their cars and onto the streets for the City’s fourth CicLAvia.
LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Whether you call it publicity, media relations or hype, everybody needs it and John Scott G has been providing it for a decade. ‘Just by visiting the Internet, you have been influenced by our work,’ states the head of G-Man Marketing. ‘We create and publish media announcements, press alerts, video messaging, social networking communication, and what I call ghost marketing.’
LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Tom Calderon’s campaign for State Assembly announced the endorsements of the Los Angeles County Firefighters (IAFF Local 1014) and Montebello Firefighters Local 3821 today.
LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa on Wednesday announced the release of the Los Angeles Regional Export Plan and new funding for programs facilitating exports through the Los Angeles Regional Export Council (LARExC) during a keynote speech at the Inaugural Brookings Institution and JPMorgan Chase Global Cities Initiative (GCI) Forum.
LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa and the Los Angeles City Council will honor five Minority Business Enterprises (MBEs) during the two-day 17th Annual Minority Business Awards and Conference ‘Fostering Strategic Business Growth for Job Creation’ to be held March 23rd and 27th.
LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Tom Calderon’s campaign for State Assembly announced the endorsement of the Association for Los Angeles Deputy Sheriffs today. Calderon is running in California’s 58th Assembly District, which includes the cities of Artesia, Bell Gardens, Bellflower, Cerritos, Commerce, Downey, Montebello, Pico Rivera and portions of Norwalk. He represented the 58th […]
WASHINGTON, D.C. /California Newswire/ — Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa asked U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan on Friday to empower school districts to apply for Race to the Top grants and for waivers from No Child Left Behind’s rigid regulations.
LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Neotrope(R), a public relations, advertising and marketing firm established in 1983, today announced the recipients of the Non-Profit PR Grants Program for 2012. This year’s 10 recipients, selected from over 300 applicants, will receive approximately $50,000 total in pro bono services. Originally launched in 2000, the Neotrope PR Grant program has helped raise awareness for worthwhile causes all over the U.S. by providing public relations, news dissemination and online marketing, donated by Neotrope’s accredited staff.
LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ — On February 17, U.S. Vice President Joe Biden and Chinese Vice President Xi Jinping visited the International Studies Learning Center (ISLC), a public middle and high school in South Gate, California, within the Los Angeles Unified School District.
LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa today joined Councilmember Jose Huizar and the CEOs of Fifth and Pacific Companies and Lucky Brand for the grand opening of the new Lucky Brand Headquarters in downtown Los Angeles.
LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ — In remarks today at a U.S./China economic forum, Calif. Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. announced his intention to form a China-California Joint Task Force to drive more collaboration, investment and trade between California and China.
LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa issued the following statement Saturday on the passing of Whitney Houston: Today, Los Angeles mourns the loss of Whitney Houston, one of the greatest voices of all time. It is with deep sadness that we reflect upon a life taken from us too soon, and a woman whose talents touched so many.
LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Today, the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) released a request for proposals (RFP) for up to 30 Super Low Emission Buses (SLEBs) and/or Zero Emission Buses (ZEBs) as part of a pilot program to evaluate burgeoning technologies for LA’s future bus fleet.
LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa today issued the following statement regarding the resignation of Martin Gomez as City Librarian. Gomez will assume the post of Vice Dean of the University of Southern California Libraries on April 2.
LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ — The U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs and the University of Southern California’s School of Cinematic Arts (SCA) announced today the 29 films selected for the American Film Showcase, an international cultural diplomacy initiative that brings people together worldwide through film.
LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ — L.A. Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa and community partners today launched the Greater Los Angeles Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) Campaign Partnership, an annual effort to help qualified low and moderate-income families claim the tax credits they deserve.
LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, the City Council, and business and community leaders launched a month of cultural events honoring African-American history and culture at the City’s annual African-American Heritage Month celebration. This year the City of Los Angeles honored Sheryl Lee Ralph, Walter Mosley, and Dr. Keith Black.
LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. asks Los Angeles business leaders to stand with him on two major priorities for 2012: passing his balanced budget plan and persuading the legislature to enact his 12-point pension reform proposal.
LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa announced on Monday that six newly improved BusinessSource Centers are reopening across Los Angeles. The BusinessSource Centers are part of the Mayor’s strategy to create a healthy environment for job creation in Los Angeles.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Assemblymember Isadore Hall, III (D – Los Angeles) will lead fellow legislators in honoring Los Angeles County Reserve Deputy Sheriff Shervin Lalezary for his acts of bravery during a ceremony in the Assembly Chambers on Thursday, January 19, 2012.
LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ — L.A. Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa and LAPD Chief Charlie Beck today announced the 2011 results of the City’s Gang Reduction and Youth Development (GRYD) program including a successful 2011 Summer Night Lights (SNL) program resulting in a 35 percent reduction in gang related Part 1 crimes for all SNL sites.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — On the same day as the college football national championship game, California State Senator Alex Padilla announced he will be introducing legislation that would require that student-athletes injured during their college career be provided the necessary medical and financial support to complete their degree.
LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa and Los Angeles Police Chief Charlie Beck today announced the City’s 2011 year-end crime statistics that showed violent crime and property crime were reduced across Los Angeles for the 9th consecutive year.
LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Delivering on his promise to reduce pollution at the Port of Los Angeles and protect public health, Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa today marked a major milestone in the Clean Truck Program. The program required all trucks at the Port of Los Angeles to meet the toughest environmental standards in the nation by January 1, 2012.
LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Mayor Villaraigosa released the following statement on Monday on the string of arson fires in Los Angeles: Over the past few days we have been faced with an ongoing series of arson fires committed by an individual with wanton disregard for the lives and property of Angelenos. Thankfully, there have been no lives lost to these criminal acts and only minor injuries to date.
LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. on Tuesday announced the appointments of Kerry R. Bensinger, Michelle Williams Court, Holly J. Fujie, Michael Garcia, Roberto Longoria and Michael J. Raphael to judgeships in the Los Angeles County Superior Court.
LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ — At approximately 12:30 a.m., the LAPD began enforcing the closure of City Hall Park after giving those in the park a final opportunity to leave without facing arrest.