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Latinos' Political Future Depends on Self-Empowerment

Ana Guerrero | Posted 10.06.2015 | Latino Voices
Ana Guerrero

This is the month when Latinos are officially celebrated for everything we have achieved and contributed to this country. Yet the celebration of Latino Heritage Month is bittersweet, because we remain the most underrepresented group in politics and government leadership.

Los Angeles Officials Declare Homelessness 'State Of Emergency'

The Huffington Post | Matt Ferner | Posted 09.22.2015 | Impact

Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti and city council members declared a homelessness "state of emergency" on Tuesday and proposed $100 million for h...

LA Judge Doesn't Approve DWP Overcharge Settlement, Calls for Improvements & Dealing With Ratepayer Objections

Jamie Court | Posted 09.11.2015 | Los Angeles
Jamie Court

Angelenos deserve an objective process to get their money back and real oversight of its renegade utility. And they shouldn't have to cough up money for more inflated bills.

Does LA DWP Billing Scandal Extend to Sweetheart Settlement With Over-Billing Attorney?

Jamie Court | Posted 09.10.2015 | Los Angeles
Jamie Court

The LA Department of Water and Power's overbilling scandals are epic. DWP is one of the least accountable agencies in the city. When it said it was cleaning up its act, it reached out to a Chicago attorney and cut a deal to allegedly pay ratepayers back.

LA Ethnic Media Promote Citizenship in September

Elena Shore | Posted 09.08.2015 | Los Angeles
Elena Shore

Saul Montoya had his green card for 35 years before he decided to become a U.S. citizen. It was his wife Leticia, who is a U.S. citizen herself, who f...

Los Angeles Pioneers Electric Car-Sharing for Low-Income Residents

Gina Coplon-Newfield | Posted 08.13.2015 | Green
Gina Coplon-Newfield

California state Senate President Pro Tempore Kevin de Leon recently announced a new electric vehicle car-sharing grant for the City of Los Angeles that will make zero emission driving available to low-income residents.

Millions Of 'Shade Balls' Protect LA's Water During Drought

The Huffington Post | Lydia Oconnor | Posted 08.14.2015 | Science

Los Angeles can't make it rain, but it can shield its precious water with "shade balls" -- 96 million of them to be exact. For months, the Los Angeles...

Community Activists Crush Conservative Politicians With LA County $15 Minimum Wage Victory

Peter Dreier | Posted 07.23.2015 | Politics
Peter Dreier

Starting next year, the Altadena Walmart, which opened in March 2013, will be paying all of its employees at least $10.50 an hour and will be paying $15 an hour by 2020. If you think that the Waltons -- the heirs to Walmart founder Sam Walton -- suddenly developed a social conscience, think again.

Los Angeles Mayor Meets With Black Lives Matter Activists

Reuters | Phoneix Tso | Posted 07.13.2015 | Black Voices

Activists with the Black Lives Matter movement on Thursday called on the Los Angeles mayor to fire the city's police chief over his handling of the sh...

'Green News Report' -- April 9, 2015

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 06.09.2015 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

The Green News Report is also available via... IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Climate change-denier Sen. Rand Paul is running for President (and Brad...

LA Mayor Gives Airplane! a Big Salute, Pundits Be Damned

Ben Hellwarth | Posted 05.06.2015 | Los Angeles
Ben Hellwarth

Airplane! also comes loaded with a brand of shtick, which, 35 years after the movie's release, might make the more politically correct Angelenos feel, well, gagged with a spoon, to use some Airplane!-era phraseology of the San Fernando Valley, where Garcetti grew up.

Port Driver Efforts Show the Long, Hard Fight for Justice

James P. Hoffa | Posted 04.27.2015 | Business
James P. Hoffa

Over the last 18 months, port truck drivers at the twin ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach have dramatically escalated their decades-long struggle against trucking companies.

Go West, Young Dan

Art Brodsky | Posted 02.13.2015 | Los Angeles
Art Brodsky

It's been 20 years since a professional football game was played in Los Angeles. For our second-largest city, with all of its wealth, entrepreneurial spirit and energy, that's simply not acceptable. True, you have near-professional quality some years with UCLA and USC. Unfortunately, it's not quite the same.

This Is How We #DroughtHack

Eric Garcetti | Posted 12.30.2014 | Los Angeles
Eric Garcetti

L.A. is water. Our story begins on the banks of the L.A. River -- and it was man-made rivers we built that provided the lifeblood that allowed our city to grow from its original pueblo into the global metropolis we are today. Now, amidst a record drought, water is becoming increasingly scarce -- and increasingly precious.

A Fight for the Music of Griffith Park

Charles Karel Bouley | Posted 12.08.2014 | Los Angeles
Charles Karel Bouley

"There are venues that go hand-in-hand with their operators, and the Greek is one of them. You can't say Greek without saying Nederlander. It's Nederlander that has brought the Greek again to be a world class venue over the last decade."

LA Expected To Debate Raising The Minimum Wage For More Than Half A Million Workers

Capital and Main | Bobbi Murray | Posted 10.05.2014 | Politics

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Kevin Short

LA Mayor's $13.25 Minimum Wage Would Benefit 40 Percent Of Workforce | Kevin Short | Posted 08.28.2014 | Business

If Los Angeles raised its minimum wage to $13.25 per hour, roughly 40 percent of the city's workforce would benefit and LA's poverty rate would declin...

Elise Foley

Los Angeles Stops Holding Immigrants For Deportation | Elise Foley | Posted 07.07.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti dealt another blow on Monday to the Obama administration's deportation programs, saying city police will...

California Falls Short on Water Conservation: But There's Still Hope

UCLA Inst. of the Environment and Sustainability | Posted 08.25.2014 | Green
UCLA Inst. of the Environment and Sustainability

It seems that California Governor Brown's January 2014 plea for 20 percent water conservation has done little to actually reduce consumption across the state.

L.A. Mayor Foresees Lengthy Battle With Donald Sterling

Reuters | Posted 07.04.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON, May 4 (Reuters) - Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti said on Sunday he expects Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling to put up a "long...

L.A. Can Lead the Way with Solar Rooftops

Craig Lewis | Posted 05.18.2014 | Green
Craig Lewis

Opponents of expanding solar power in L.A. continue clinging to the tired argument that renewables are too expensive but the economics have quickly changed. Solar panels now cost 60 percent less than they did in 2011.

Crashing the Democratic Convention

Christopher Caen | Posted 05.10.2014 | San Francisco
Christopher Caen

The Democrats gathering in California had the happy, bouncy appearance of a sequel to The Big Chill. In a year where the governor's race is all but over before it even begins, what exactly was there to rally around for three days?

This Is What Mayors Do When They Get Together

AP | Posted 03.06.2014 | Latino Voices

MEXICO CITY (AP) — What do the mayors of gigantic cities do when they get together? According to Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti, "Compare apps." G...

LA Mayor Says Obama Should Cut Deportations

AP | Posted 03.06.2014 | Latino Voices

MEXICO CITY (AP) — U.S. President Barack Obama should cut deportations of migrants and focus resources on the 2 million people in the U.S. who are e...

8 Reasons Los Angeles Depends On Mexico To Survive

Posted 03.05.2014 | Latino Voices

Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti is in Mexico City on a three-day trade mission he says underscores the reasons why the City of Angeles needs its south...