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Calif. Assemblymember Hall Names LaFlorence Marie Hollis Assembly District 52’s Woman of the Year

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Assemblymember Isadore Hall, III (D- Los Angeles) has named LaFlorence Marie Hollis the 52nd Assembly District’s 2011 Woman of the Year. Ms. Hollis, a resident of Compton, grandmother of five and great-grandmother of two is a retired teacher and a vital community leader. After 33 years of service to […]

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Calif. Assemblymember Hall to Receive 2011 Groundwater Ambassador Award

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ — In recognition of his legislative leadership and support for local groundwater issues, the Water Replenishment District of Southern California (WRD) will award Assemblymember Isadore Hall, III the 2011 WRD Groundwater Ambassador Award. The WRD Groundwater Ambassador Award honors individuals who champion groundwater issues for south Los Angeles County. Past […]

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Better Business Bureau of the Southland Lists Top 10 Scams and Rip-Offs of 2010

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ — The Better Business Bureau (BBB) of the Southland on Friday (Feb. 11) released a list of the top 10 scams and rip-offs of 2010. Distressed homeowners seeking loan modifications, job hunters, and those struggling to make money and get out of debt were common targets of fraudsters, hackers and […]

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Los Angeles: Unveiling Of The First Building Retrofitted Through The American Recovery And Reinvestment Act

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa and Councilmember Herb Wesson attended today the unveiling of the first building – the Vineyard Recreation Center – to be retrofitted by workers trained through the Green Retrofit Workforce Program. Funded by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA), the first-in-the nation, workforce development […]

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The Los Angeles & San Gabriel Rivers Watershed Council and the Sacramento River Watershed Program will host a conference Feb 23-24, 2011

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ —The Los Angeles & San Gabriel Rivers Watershed Council and the Sacramento River Watershed Program will host a conference February 23 in Sacramento and continuing February 24 in Los Angeles to discuss the value of environmental “report cards” to California’s society and ecosystems. The conferences will bring together experts from […]

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Los Angeles City Hall Hosts Briefing on California’s Green Economy – Assembly Select Committee Focuses on Job Creation

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Assemblymember Pedro Nava (D-Santa Barbara), Chair of the Assembly Select Committee on California’s Green Economy, held an informational briefing in Los Angeles today focused on job creation in California’s emerging Green Economy. See Agenda below. The informational hearing featured representatives of the City of Los Angeles, CALSTART, other local […]

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‘A Night In Paris’ takes place at the historic Million Dollar Theater in Los Angeles on Oct. 16, 2010

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Donna Rayford and Crown Jewel Studios, in association with Safe Passage, are pleased to announce the groundbreaking multimedia theatrical runway modeling production, aptly titled, A Night In Paris. The multifaceted spectacular takes place at the historic Million Dollar Theater in the heart of downtown Los Angeles on October 16, […]

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Informational Briefing on California’s Green Economy at Los Angeles City Hall

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Assemblymember Pedro Nava, Chair of the Assembly Select Committee on California’s Green Economy, will be hosting an informational briefing regarding green jobs and clean car technology on Monday, October 18th from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the Los Angeles City Council Chamber, Room 1070, 200 N. Spring Street, […]

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Fashion’s Night Out and Shop L.A. will Generate Revenue for Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Under the leadership of Mayor Villaraigosa, this is the first year Los Angeles will participate in Fashion’s Night Out, the unprecedented global initiative to celebrate fashion and boost the industry’s economy. Shop LA will raise awareness for Angelenos to shop locally, since every ten dollars in sales tax generated […]

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Assemblymember Hall Legislation to Create a New School and Park in South Los Angeles Signed into Law

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger (R- California) has signed AB 1732 into law by Assistant Speaker pro Tempore Isadore Hall, III (D- Los Angeles), which will facilitate the construction of a new elementary school and community park in South Los Angeles. “This measure is a huge win for my constituents,” said Assemblymember […]

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Calif. Gov. Schwarzenegger Announces Results of Largest Parole Sweep in Los Angeles

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger today joined officials from the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) and a task force of federal and regional law enforcement agencies to announce the results of Operation Disarm. The operation is the largest parole sweep in the history of Los Angeles, targeting about 300 high […]

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$69 Million Homeland Security Grant Announcement for Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Yesterday (Monday), Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa was joined by Long Beach Mayor Bob Foster and Los Angeles County Sheriff Lee Baca to announce the 2010 Urban Area Security Initiative (UASI) grant funding for the Los Angeles/Long Beach Urban Area (LA/LB UA). In fiscal year 2010, the LA/LB UA received $69,922,146 […]

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Michael Logrande Nominated as Director of City Planning, Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa today announced his recommendation to appoint Michael LoGrande as the Director of City Planning. ”Michael LoGrande has a deep knowledge of the City and its Planning Department that will enable him to immediately implement changes that will ensure the health of our City’s growing communities,” said […]

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L.A. Crime Down 11 Percent at Half Year Mark

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ — On July 9th, L.A. Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa joined Police Chief Charlie Beck to report an 11 percent drop in violent crime, as well as reductions in property crime and gang crime in the city’s 2010 mid-year crime statistics report. “We are experiencing remarkable improvements in crime reduction and need […]

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Progressive Democrats of America, Los Angeles Chapter Endorse Nava for Attorney General

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Attorney General candidate Pedro Nava announced today that he has been endorsed by the Progressive Democrats of America, Los Angeles Chapter. “Pedro Nava will make a great Attorney General. He represents the values of progressive democrats and will put the people of California first,” said Linda Sutton, Co-Chair, Progressive […]

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Calif. Measure to Revitalize Jordan Downs and Nickerson Gardens Communities in Watts Approved by State Assembly

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — The California State Assembly today approved AB 1641 by Assistant Speaker pro Tempore Isadore Hall, III (D- Los Angeles), which would designate the communities of Jordan Downs and Nickerson Gardens in Watts as redevelopment areas necessary to begin a planned $5 billion revitalization of the area. The measure was approved […]

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2011 Microsoft Worldwide Conference Coming to Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa yesterday announced that the City of Los Angeles will host the Microsoft 2011 Worldwide Partner Conference (WPC) July 10-14, 2011. Mayor Villaraigosa and First Deputy Mayor Austin Beutner worked closely with senior Microsoft officials to bring the global conference to the City based on the area’s […]

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Los Angeles Gun Buyback Takes Over 2500 Firearms Off The Streets

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa and LAPD Chief Charlie Beck yesterday announced the results of the 2010 Gun Buyback program. In it’s second year, the day long effort collected 2,511 firearms citywide. The program retrieved weapons in exchange for gift certificates at five locations citywide, in an effort aimed at reducing […]

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L.A. Mayor Villaraigosa Kicks Off The Office Of The Census 2010 Get Out The Count Census Campaign

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ — With the arrival of Census forms scheduled for March 15-17, Mayor Villaraigosa, joined by Councilmembers José Huizar and Paul Krekorian and community partners, kicked off a City-wide campaign to encourage Angelenos to participate in the decennial count, that decides federal and state funding as well as political representation for […]

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Calif. Gov. Schwarzenegger Appoints Seven to Los Angeles County Superior Court

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger yesterday announced the appointments of Karen M. Ackerson-Brazille, David R. Fields, Reva G. Goetz, Laura L. Laesecke, Sally L. Meloch, Shellie L. Samuels, and Paul T. Suzuki to judgeships in the Los Angeles County Superior Court. Ackerson-Brazille, 45, of Los Angeles, has been a deputy attorney […]

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L.A. Mayor Villaraigosa Announces Stimulus Funded Job Training Opportunities As City Nears $600 Million In Recovery Act Funds

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa yesterday announced the award of $7 million in stimulus funding for job training programs in high growth industry sectors. The competitive grants are being awarded after the Community Development Department (CDD) and the Workforce Investment Board (WIB) issued Requests for Proposals, in November 2009, to select […]

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Los Angeles Mayor Villaraigosa Encourages Angelenos to Participate in Budget Challenge Survey

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa encouraged community members to participate in the Los Angeles Budget Challenge survey today at the Silver Lake Library. An online survey tool designed to give the community better information and access to the budget process, the Los Angeles Budget Challenge is aimed to make the City’s […]

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Mayor’s Office of The Census Launches Month-Long ‘Make The Homeless Count’ Sock Drive

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Working to ‘Make the Homeless Count’, the Mayor’s Office of the Census announced today a month-long sock drive to support the U.S. Census Bureau’s homeless enumeration program March 29-31. “Socks are a necessity that many in our homeless communities do without, and by calling on residents to support their […]

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L.A. Mayor Villaraigosa Announces Winners Of 2010 African American Heritage Month Poster Competition

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa today announced the winners of the 2010 African American Heritage Month Poster Competition and presented awards to the student-artists who participated in this year’s contest. Wells Fargo, the official sponsor of the poster competition, announced the “Best in Show” winner. “Being creative is not just about […]

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L.A. Mayor Villaraigosa Reiterates Resolve to Balance City’s Budget – A Path To Long Term Fiscal Health

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Today, at the Los Angeles Chamber of Commerce, Mayor Villaraigosa led a town hall meeting with the City’s business leaders, reiterating his commitment to act quickly to balance this year’s budget and put the City on a path to long term fiscal health and sustainability. “Earlier this week, I […]

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Assemblymember Isadore Hall, III to Receive 2010 Martin Luther King, Jr. Award

LOS ANGELES /California Newswire/ — California Assistant Speaker pro Tempore Isadore Hall, III (D – Compton) will be honored as the 2010 recipient of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Award by the Southern Christian Leadership Conference of Greater Los Angeles (SCLC), on Jan. 18. Founded in 1957 by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. in the […]

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L.A. Mayor Villaraigosa Names Joan Sullivan Deputy Mayor Of Education

LOS ANGELES /California Newswire/ — Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa yesterday named Joan Sullivan Deputy Mayor of Education. She is the founder of the Bronx Academy of Letters High School in New York City and is currently a member of the Urban Assembly, a non-profit organization that is at the forefront of new school development in the […]

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Colbie Caillat, Demi Lovato, and Audrina Patridge put their creativity to fashionable good use for Starlight Children’s Foundation

LOS ANGELES /California Newswire/ — On Dec. 19, 2009 Forever 21, Inc. is launching a charitable line of T-shirts personally designed by notable celebrities with 100 percent of the proceeds, or 2/3 of the purchase price of the T-shirts to benefit Starlight Children’s Foundation – helping seriously ill children and their families cope with their […]

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Ca. Gov. Schwarzenegger Highlights Alternative Fuel Vehicles at 2009 L.A. Auto Show

LOS ANGELES /California Newswire/ — Continuing his commitment to alternative fuels and efficient, clean cars, Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger today highlighted the wide range of alternative fuel vehicles that will be on display at the 2009 L.A. Auto Show. This year’s show will feature over 1,000 of the 2010 makes and models of import and domestic […]

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Young Actress to spearhead Starlight Children’s Foundation StarPower Program, proving you’re never too young to give back

LOS ANGELES /California Newswire/ — Starlight Children’s Foundation – which for 25 years has helped seriously ill children and their families cope with their pain, fear and isolation through entertainment, education and family activities – has named 10-year-old actress Bailee Madison spokesperson of its StarPower program. StarPower is an initiative that encourages youth to give […]

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Blood Equity – Controversial Film about NFL Player Injuries opens Nov. 20

LOS ANGELES /California Newswire/ — Three-time Super Bowl Champion Roman Phifer’s controversial film about NFL Player Injuries to hit theaters November 20th, 2009. Beverly Hills based Walking Shadows has announced the theatrical release of “BLOOD EQUITY,” Super Bowl Champ Roman Phifer’s controversial film about NFL Player Injuries: an expose of the dark side of the […]

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Southern Calif. event offers free diabetes and high blood pressure screenings to African American men at barbershops

LOS ANGELES /California Newswire/ — Some 100 barbershops throughout Los Angeles and the Inland Empire will be bustling with extra activity this Saturday, November 7, 2009, from 10 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. when Dr. Bill J. Releford, D.P.M., founder of The Diabetic Amputation Prevention (DAP) Foundation, launches the Los Angeles Initiative of the Black Barbershop […]

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CCC Panel to Examine How Music Makes Money on the Internet

LOS ANGLES /California Newswire/ — Building a fan base and earning money in a digital world are the topics for a special presentation by the California Copyright Conference (www.theccc.org) in Los Angeles. The CCC event will feature representatives from some of the industry’s top digital companies and content providers. The program, which offers CLE credit […]

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Gov. Schwarzenegger Signs Legislation to Move Los Angeles Stadium Forward

LOS ANGELES /California Newswire/ — Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger today signed Assembly Bill X3 81 by Assemblymember Isadore Hall (D-Compton) to speed up the construction of the long-awaited, environmentally-reviewed Los Angeles stadium complex. Specifically, this bill exempts activities associated with the development and operation of the stadium complex in the city of Industry from the California […]

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CCC Event Examines How Music Makers and Owners Will be Affected by New Rules, Laws and Regulations

LOS ANGLES /California Newswire/ — The annual “Legal Update” of the California Copyright Conference (www.theccc.org) will present a distinguished panel of experts who will address important legal issues facing music professionals and everyone who listens to music. The event, which offers CLE credit for attorneys, will take place Tuesday, October 13, beginning at 6:30 p.m. […]

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Governor Schwarzenegger and United Nations Open Governors’ Global Climate Summit 2

LOS ANGELES /California Newswire/ — In Los Angeles today, Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger and United Nations officials welcomed more than 1,200 attendees from more than 70 states, provinces and countries to the Governors’ Global Climate Summit 2. As the largest gathering of regional leaders focused on climate solutions, this summit will help to develop cooperative partnerships […]

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The Henry Armstrong Foundation Announces First Athletic and Medical Scholarships

LOS ANGELES /California Newswire/ — The Henry Armstrong Foundation announced this week that it has awarded its first round of college scholarships to five high school recipients who plan to pursue higher education in medicine or athletics. Each student was awarded $1,000 to aid in the cost of the initial application, tuition and book fees. […]

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Gov. Schwarzenegger Highlights California’s Push for Education Reform at School Rally

LOS ANGELES /California Newswire/ — Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger today joined the Reverend Jesse Jackson at an assembly at Dorsey High School in Los Angeles to challenge young people to take a more active role in building a stronger future for California. The Governor called on students to work hard in school and persevere through challenges […]

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Pope of Pot and Desolation of Obama Nation ‘Church is Not a Place for Healing’

LOS ANGELES /California Newswire/ — President Obama promised medical marijuana patients that their cannabis collectives would be protected as long as they followed state law. That should have included another caveat too because it seems raids on cannabis dispensaries have not stopped. Beverly Hills Green Cross’ Craig X Rubin, is the creator of the on-line […]

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Governor Schwarzenegger Appoints Eight to Los Angeles County Superior Court

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger today announced the appointments of Stephanie M. Bowick, Henry J. Hall, Ralph C. Hofer, Renee F. Korn, Stephen M. Moloney, Randall F. Pacheco, Olivia Rosales and Gary Y. Tanaka to judgeships in the Los Angeles County Superior Court. Bowick, 46, of Pasadena, has worked for the Los […]

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