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Mayor Villaraigosa Announces Reopening of Six Business Source Centers Across Los Angeles

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.

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Calif. Assemblymember Hall to Honor Los Angeles County Reserve Sheriff Deputy Shervin Lalezary

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.

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Los Angeles Mayor Villaraigosa, LAPD Chief Beck Release Gang Reduction Stats

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.

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Calif. Senator Padilla to Introduce Legislation to Require Increased Support for Health and Education of Student-Athletes

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.

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L.A. Mayor Villaraigosa, Chief Beck Announce 9th Consecutive Year of Crime Reduction in Los Angeles

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.

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L.A. Mayor Villaraigosa Celebrates Milestone in Clean Truck Program at Port of Los Angeles

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.

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Los Angeles Mayor Villaraigosa Issues Statement on String Of L.A. Arson Fires

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.

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Calif. Governor Brown Appoints Six to Los Angeles County Superior Court

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.

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L.A. Mayor Villaraigosa Announces Temporary Closure Of City Hall Park – Free Speech Area Will Remain Open

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ — L.A. Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa announced at a Friday press conference that City Hall Park will close at 12:01 AM on Monday, November 28, 2011, because the City of Los Angeles cannot maintain the public safety of a long-term encampment. During the period when City Hall Park is closed, a Free Speech area on the Spring Street City Hall steps will remain open during regular park hours.

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Pin-Ups for Ron Paul 2012 calendar produced by Los Angeles singer-writer-director Juliet Annerino has arrived

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ — The ‘Pin-Ups for Ron Paul’ 2012 calendar produced by Los Angeles singer/writer/director Juliet Annerino has arrived. This sexy collection of female activists is the most innovative way to spread the message of presidential candidate Ron Paul!

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L.A. Mayor Villaraigosa Issues Statement On Paseo Del Mar Landslide

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa issued the following statement today regarding the landslide along Paseo Del Mar: On Sunday afternoon, a portion of the previously closed Paseo Del Mar between S. Western Avenue and S. Weymouth Avenue, in the San Pedro area, experienced a significant landslide. A section of the closed road slid off the hill and into the ocean.

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L.A. Mayor Villaraigosa Delivers Major Address On ‘Building A More Livable City’

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa delivered a major address on Building a More Livable City on Wednesday, highlighting the concrete steps his administration has taken in the face of the Great Recession to build a better, more livable city for generations to come.

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Calif. Governor Brown Celebrates Grand Opening of CODA’s Global Headquarters in Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ — On Thursday, Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. joined business leaders and elected officials for the grand opening of CODA’s global headquarters in Los Angeles. CODA is a clean energy technology company and a leading developer of electric vehicles and energy strorage. It is one of the fastest growing companies in the Los Angeles area.

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L.A. Mayor Villaraigosa Welcomes Google to Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa on Thursday welcomed Google, Inc., to the City of Los Angeles. Google is moving 500 jobs which had been spread across three facilities in the City of Santa Monica and consolidating them into one campus located just a few blocks from Venice Beach in the City of Los Angeles.

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Los Angeles Mayor Villaraigosa Celebrates American Indian Heritage Month

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa and the City Council on Friday officially commenced American Indian Heritage Month and honored the 35th anniversary of the Los Angeles City/County Native American Indian Commission. The event themed “Many Tribal Nations, One Community” recognized the diverse, indigenous communities in the City of Los Angeles. Los […]

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L.A. Mayor Villaraigosa Announces the Launch of The Los Angeles Regional Export Council

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa announced the launch of the Los Angeles Regional Export Council (LARExC) on Monday, a public-private partnership between government, business, and educational institutions that will coordinate export services in the Los Angeles region. “We in Los Angeles are not waiting for Washington to create jobs,” said Mayor […]

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Los Angeles Mayor Villaraigosa: 3-Year Tax Holiday On New Businesses Should Never Expire

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Speaking to the United Chamber of Commerce Annual Mayor’s Luncheon in Woodland Hills, Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa said for the first time on Tuesday that the three-year tax holiday on new businesses that he implemented in 2010 should never expire. The policy is currently set to expire in 2012.

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L.A. Mayor Villaraigosa, Council President Garcetti Announce Los Angeles’ First Annual Nonprofit Day

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa on Tuesday joined City Council President Eric Garcetti in Council Chambers to declare the City of Los Angeles’ first annual Nonprofit Day. The event was organized by the Mayor’s Office of Strategic Patnerships and featured organizations including Peace Over Violence, City Year, Downtown Women’s Center and Conservation Corps.

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Los Angeles Mayor Villaraigosa Signs Low Impact Development Ordinance

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa signed an ordinance into law last Friday that will drastically improve the way Los Angeles deals with its stormwater. The Low Impact Development (LID) Ordinance calls for development and redevelopment projects to manage the stormwater in a way that helps clean it and re-use it.

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L.A. Mayor Villaraigosa Applauds Obama Adminstration’s Acceleration of Crenshaw/LAX Light Rail Project

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa issued the following statement on Tuesday about the Obama Administration’s announcement that the Crenshaw/LAX light rail project is among 14 major infrastructure projects across the nation that will receive accelerated environmental and permit reviews. Mayor Villaraigosa’s office has worked closely with Washington to push this project […]

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Class Action Suit Filed Against ‘Barkworks’ Claiming Pet Stores Deceived Consumers About Selling Dogs from Alleged Puppy Mills

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ — This morning, the national non-profit Animal Legal Defense Fund (ALDF) filed suit in California Superior Court in Los Angeles County against Barkworks, a Southern California pet store chain, claiming the stores repeatedly engage in fraud and false advertising in an effort to conceal from customers that they allegedly source […]

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‘Questing for Uberjoy,’ a New Book from Konrad Ventana, Takes the Reader to New Heights of Action, and Adventure

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Just Released: Konrad Ventana’s ‘Questing for Uberjoy’ (ISBN: 978-1-46202-953-2) is now available as Hardcover, Softcover, and eBook versions. In this stunning new novel, Ventana sweeps the reader off into a world of high drama and adventure in the remote Himalayan mountains of Nepal and Tibet where lofty ideals clash with the myth of the conquering hero until nothing, not even the evening stars, will ever appear quite the same.

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Calif. Gov. Brown Signs Legislation to Streamline Environmental Review and Fast-Track Job Creation

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Taking action to fast-track the creation of thousands of jobs, Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. on Tuesday signed legislation to streamline environmental review for key construction projects. The two bills, signed during a ceremony at the proposed site of the Farmers Field stadium, are expected to drive hundreds of millions in economic investment while ensuring all projects meet California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) criteria.

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Calif. Gov. Brown Signs Padilla Bill to Accelerate NFL Stadium/Convention Project Development Promises Thousands of Jobs in L.A.

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Today at the Los Angeles Convention Center, Governor Jerry Brown signed into law Senate Bill 292 authored by Senator Alex Padilla (D-Pacoima). The new law will accelerate the approval process for an NFL football stadium and a modernized convention center in downtown Los Angeles.

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California Senate Approves Padilla’s Los Angeles NFL Stadium Bill

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — The State Senate today gave final legislative approval to SB 292 by Senator Alex Padilla (D-Pacoima). The bill will help bring a new stadium and convention center to downtown Los Angeles and create more than 23,000 jobs, including 12,000 jobs during the construction process and another 11,000 permanent jobs when finished. The legislation now goes to the Governor for his signature.

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Calif. Senator Alex Padilla and Speaker John Perez Announce L.A. Stadium and Convention Center Legislation

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ –Senator Alex Padilla (D-Pacoima) and Assembly Speaker John A. Perez (D-Los Angeles) were joined by business and labor leaders at a press briefing today to announce legislation that could bring a new sports arena and convention center to downtown Los Angeles.

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Mayors Unveil USCM Common Sense Jobs Plan Before Labor Day

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ — During a time of historic unemployment and stagnant job growth, U.S. Conference of Mayors President Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, Vice President Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter and Second Vice President Mesa (AZ) Mayor Scott Smith released the USCM Common Sense Jobs Plan.

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L.A. Mayor Villaraigosa Welcomes New Farmers Insurance Facility That Benefits From Citywide Development Reform Efforts

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, Councilmember Dennis Zine, and city officials joined Farmers Insurance representatives to welcome the company to their new Woodland Hills facility that directly benefited from the City’s recent development reform efforts.

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L.A. Mayor Villaraigosa Celebrates Major Solar Installation Project In Central Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, Los Angeles Department of Water and Power General Manager Ron Nichols, Dr. Walter Jayasinghe and city officials on Friday celebrated the completion of a major solar panel installation project in central Los Angeles.

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L.A. Mayor Villaraigosa to Film Industry: Let’s Keep Los Angeles The Entertainment Capital of the World

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa today participated in a roundtable discussion at Variety headquarters with film production and location managers to highlight the cost-saving opportunities and film-friendly policies the City has implemented to keep production in Los Angeles.

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L.A. Mayor Challenges Sacramento to Take On Prop. 13 Reform To Increase Education Funding and Train California’s Future Workforce

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ — With California facing a deficit of one million college degree holders in 2025, Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa delivered a speech to the Sacramento Press Club on Tuesday about the need to invest in California’s education system to train our future workforce and keep our state globally competitive.

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L.A. Mayor Villaraigosa Announces Gaye Williams As New Chief Of Staff

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa announced today he has appointed Gaye Williams as his new Chief of Staff. Williams, who has served as Senior Managing Director in the Mayor’s Office of Economic and Business Policy as well as Deputy Mayor for Intergovernmental Relations to Mayor Richard Riordan, will serve as Chief of Staff for the remainder of Mayor Villaraigosa’s term.

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L.A. Mayor Villaraigosa Celebrates Signing Of New Project Labor Agreement At The Port Of Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, Councilmember Janice Hahn, Los Angeles Harbor Commission President Cindy Miscikowski and labor leaders celebrated the signing of a five-year Project Labor Agreement (PLA) at the Port of Los Angeles on Tuesday (June 28). The agreement ensures safety, quality, and timely construction on the Port […]

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L.A. Mayor Villaraigosa Issues Statement On Retirement of Chief Millage Peaks

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa issued the following statement Tuesday, on the retirement of Los Angeles Fire Chief Millage Peaks: “For over 35 years, Millage Peaks has served in the Los Angeles Fire Department with an unwavering commitment to his fellow firefighters and the residents of this City. In […]

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L.A. Mayor Villaraigosa Appoints Sung Won Sohn To The Board Of Harbor Commissioners

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa announced the appointment of Dr. Sung Won Sohn to the Board of Harbor Commissioners on Tuesday (June 28). ”Having served as an economic advisor at the highest levels of government, Sung Won Sohn will bring invaluable economic and practical expertise to the Board of […]

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Long Beach Welcomes U.S. Department of State’s International Visitor Leadership Program Participants from Latin America

LONG BEACH, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Partnering with the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, the International Visitors Council of Los Angeles (IVCLA) announces the 2011 Latin American Art Reception welcoming international arts professionals from Bolivia and Colombia. Community leaders, diplomats and members of IVCLA will welcome these outstanding delegates at […]

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