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L.A. Mayor Villaraigosa Issues Statement On Los Angeles’ Latest Step Towards Becoming The Cleanest, Greenest Big City In The Nation

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa issued the following statement after meeting with Secretary of Energy Steven Chu. The two met on Friday (May 13) to announce the upgrading of the public electric vehicle charging infrastructure at Exposition Park. “In the next several years, tens of thousands of electric vehicles will be […]

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L.A. Mayor Villaraigosa Kicks Off Asian And Pacific Islander American Heritage Month

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa joined by members of City Council and the Asian and Pacific Islander American community, on Friday (May 13) officially launched this year’s Asian and Pacific Islander American Heritage Month celebration. This year, the Mayor recognized three female honorees: Judge Jacqueline Nguyen, Aiko Herzig-Yoshinaga, and Tia Carrere. […]

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L.A. Mayor Villaraigosa, Chief Beck And Chief Centeno Announce Enhanced Security Measures At LAX

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, LAPD Chief of Police Charlie Beck and LAWA Police Chief George Centeno announced on Thursday (May 12) the addition of new canines specially trained to detect a moving person carrying explosives at Los Angeles International Airport. “Our highly trained canine bomb detection unit, combined with our […]

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L.A. Mayor Villaraigosa, LAPD Announce Third Year of Citywide Gun Buyback Initiative

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, LAPD Chief Charlie Beck, City Attorney Carmen Trutanich, gang intervention and prevention service providers, and victim advocacy organizations, announced on Friday (May 6) the third citywide Gun Buyback program aimed at reducing the levels of gun violence in Los Angeles. The Gun Buyback will be held […]

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Santa Monica Welcomes U.S. Department of State’s International Visitor Leadership Program Participants at Westside Global Mixer

Santa Monica, 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 Westside Global Mixer welcoming international leaders from Austria, Finland, Germany, Hong Kong, Hungary, Norway, Russia, Slovak Republic and Spain. Community leaders, diplomats and members of IVCLA […]

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Los Angeles Mayor Villaraigosa Issues Statement on the Killing of Osama bin Laden

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa issued the following statement regarding the President’s news tonight that Osama bin Laden has been killed by U.S. forces: “Tonight, we owe a tremendous amount of gratitude to the brave men and women who serve under our flag around the world, as well as to our […]

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Statements From L.A. Mayor Villaraigosa and Council President Garcetti on Ratification of Pension and Healthcare Agreement by a Majority of Coalition Employees

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa and Council President Eric Garcetti issued the following statements today on the ratification of the pension and healthcare agreement by a majority of employees represented by the Coalition of LA City Unions: Statement from Mayor Villaraigosa: “States and cities across the country are grappling with burgeoning […]

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L.A. Mayor Villaraigosa Announces New Construction at LAX Will Generate Nearly 40,000 Local Jobs

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Mayor Villaraigosa, Councilmembers Hahn, LaBonge and Rosendahl, and Los Angeles World Airports Executive Director Gina Marie Lindsey announced on Tuesday (April 19) the findings of a report released by the Los Angeles County Economic Development Corporation (LAEDC) which concludes that new construction at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) will […]

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Los Angeles Mayor Villaraigosa Issues Statement On The Retirement Of Ramon Cortines

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa today issued the following statement on the retirement of LAUSD Superintendent Ramon Cortines: “On behalf of the people of Los Angeles, I want to thank Ray Cortines for his dedicated service to the youth of our City and wish him the best in his retirement. For […]

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L.A. Mayor Villaraigosa Issues Statement on the Retirement of Austin Beutner

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa today issued the following statement on the retirement of First Deputy Mayor and CEO of the Office of Economic and Business Policy Austin Beutner. “At the start of my second term, I promised to make job creation job number one. Austin Beutner accepted the challenge and […]

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L.A. Mayor To Teachers: Let’s Create A Contract That Puts Students First And Teachers At The Center Of Reform

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Mayor Villaraigosa delivered his sixth State of the City Address at Jefferson High School today, where he outlined his education reform priorities and reaffirmed his commitment to transform failing schools and improve learning throughout Los Angeles. “Now is the time to challenge the status quo by putting teacher effectiveness […]

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Calif. Assemblymember Hall and Recording Artist Norwood Young Announce Resolution Declaring April 2011 Child Abuse Prevention Month

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Assemblymember Isadore Hall, III (D- Los Angeles) will join book author and recording artist Norwood Young, LA County Sheriff Lee Baca, Compton City Council Members and child abuse prevention advocates to announce the introduction of Assembly Concurrent Resolution (ACR) 24, declaring April 2011 Child Abuse Prevention Month in California. […]

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Global Music Rights Panel at the California Copyright Conference

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Every day brings news affecting the rights of songwriters, music publishers, and holders of intellectual property. This has led the California Copyright Conference to present an evening exploring “Music Rights from a Global Perspective” on Wednesday, April 13 in Sherman Oaks (Los Angeles). “This is an event where everyone […]

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L.A. Mayor Villaraigosa, Councilmember Hahn Announce Five-Year Project Labor Agreement At The Port Of Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa and Councilmember Janice Hahn yesterday (March 17) announced that the Los Angeles Harbor Commission approved a Port-wide, five-year Project Labor Agreement (PLA) to ensure safety, quality, and timely construction on the Port of Los Angeles’ capital projects that will provide job and apprentice opportunities for local […]

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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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