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A Big One for LA

Michael Brune | Posted 05.21.2013 | Green
Michael Brune

We are going to get the United States off dirty fuels and onto clean energy. Of course, it won't happen overnight nor everywhere at once. Our success will come from winning hundreds, if not thousands, of victories -- big and small. This is about one of the big ones.

From Smog to Sustainability

Antonio Villaraigosa | Posted 05.21.2013 | Los Angeles
Antonio Villaraigosa

Los Angeles will be the first big city in America to kick the coal habit. We are eliminating our dependence on dirty coal plants to power our city.

Bicoastal Clean-Energy Leadership

Michael Brune | Posted 02.09.2013 | Green
Michael Brune

No single "silver bullet" will solve the climate crisis. The good news, though, is that we have a clear objective to keep in our sights. All we need to do is keep moving away from dirty fuels and toward clean energy and sustainable transportation.

Villaraigosa Fires Back At His Critics

The Huffington Post | Kathleen Miles | Posted 12.07.2012 | Los Angeles

LA Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa responded defensively to the backlash he's received for signing onto the Republican-leaning Campaign to Fix the Debt on ...

Where We've Been and Where We're Going: Keeping Los Angeles Safe

Antonio Villaraigosa | Posted 09.23.2012 | Los Angeles
Antonio Villaraigosa

Los Angeles today is the safest it's been since the Eisenhower administration. Together, we have made significant progress, revitalizing Los Angeles and making our city a safer place to live, work and visit. But we have to stay vigilant.

Not Waiting for Washington: Continue Measure R Until the Voters Themselves Decide to End It

Antonio Villaraigosa | Posted 06.27.2012 | Los Angeles
Antonio Villaraigosa

Regardless of what Washington does, we are not going to wait another day. No ifs, ands, or buts: We are going to build the 21st century transit system that Angelenos deserve.

Understanding The Mayor's Budget

2011-04-04-tcmhuffpo.jpg | Posted 04.22.2012 | Los Angeles

Story comes courtesy of The City Maven. By Alice M. Walton. The $7.2 billion budget released today by Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa calls for layi...

A Rabbi's Testimony: The Repression and Elimination of OccupyLA

Rabbi Yonah Bookstein | Posted 02.26.2012 | Religion
Rabbi Yonah Bookstein

There are many reports of the protests, violence and arrests as the final, large-scale Occupy protest in the country came to end. Nonetheless, I feel compelled to tell my story as a clergy witness to the police crackdown.

Reclaiming The Streets Of Boyle Heights

Posted 12.14.2011 | Latino Voices

This article is part of a weekly series published in partnership with the Boyle Heights Beat. It appears on Wednesdays. By Charley Patiño ...

Is LA Making a Big Mistake by Evicting Occupy LA?

Guy Horton | Posted 01.26.2012 | Los Angeles
Guy Horton

After nearly two months of allowing the movement to establish their presence there, the decision to evict stands as an abrupt about-face. What happened?

LA Turns Purple in October: Raising Awareness About Domestic Violence

Antonio Villaraigosa | Posted 12.21.2011 | Los Angeles
Antonio Villaraigosa

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month and as a survivor of abuse and as mayor of LA, I have worked to leverage every resource at my disposal to end this cycle of violence. But we have our work cut out for us.

Amanda Terkel

U.S. Mayors Frustrated With Gridlock On Jobs

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 11.19.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa (D) is traveling to Washington, D.C., this week to meet with congressional leaders and let them k...

A Sense of Community: Increase Your Joy by Getting Involved

Kristi Ling | Posted 07.09.2011 | Los Angeles
Kristi Ling

The healthy feelings of giving, of connecting in person, and coming together with our peers to do good cannot be replaced by texting, emailing, or clicking on a link that gives a penny to a charitable cause.

LA Mayor Urges Vigilance After Bin Laden News

Brentwood, CA Patch | 1:02am | Posted 07.02.2011 | Los Angeles

Southland authorities were mum Monday morning about plans to protect potential terror targets after the news broke that Osama bin Laden had been kill...

Why I Support Janice Hahn for Congress

Antonio Villaraigosa | Posted 06.20.2011 | Los Angeles
Antonio Villaraigosa

My friendship with Janice stretches back years. She has always been an unwavering supporter of job creation, transportation innovation, and a healthy environment. Her track record in these areas is unparalleled.

More Economic Output "Bang" for Our Investment "Buck"

Antonio Villaraigosa | Posted 06.19.2011 | Los Angeles
Antonio Villaraigosa

As the country slowly crawls out of the global economic recession, Los Angeles is taking bold steps to invest in infrastructure, create jobs, increase...

Why L.A. Mayor Villaraigosa Is in Hot, Or at Least Lukewarm, Water Over Ethics Violations

Jessica Levinson | Posted 06.04.2011 | Los Angeles
Jessica Levinson

Villaraigosa should have known better. He is not a rookie grassroots candidate running an election on a shoestring. He is the mayor of Los Angeles.

LA's Message to Cities Across the Country: Collective Bargaining Works

Antonio Villaraigosa | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Antonio Villaraigosa

Instead of laying blame, we invited our employees to the negotiating table. In the end, working with labor, we reached an agreement that is a win-win-win for taxpayers, for employers, and for LA.

Choosing Success at LA Unified

Antonio Villaraigosa | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Antonio Villaraigosa

Today, the lives of more than 20,000 LA Unified students and families changed for the better thanks to one of the most innovative school reform processes anywhere in the country.

Washington's Best Kept Billion Dollar Secret

Billy Shore | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Billy Shore

Governors and mayors around the U.S. are learning to their great surprise that as much as $1 billion available for public food and nutrition programs is going untapped.

Creating Jobs and Building Transportation the Right Way

Antonio Villaraigosa | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Antonio Villaraigosa

Americans need jobs and our country needs a robust transportation infrastructure. America Fast Forward meets both needs now.

Grassroots Movement Launches Campaign To Cut LA School Drop Out Rates In Half

The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

Right To Succeed, an LA-based nonprofit organization, has launched its "Drop 50" campaign, which aims to cut school drop out rates throughout Los Ange...

So You Think You've Got a Better Idea How to Balance LA's City Budget?

Al Abrams | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Al Abrams

The Mayor's Budget Challenge asks for your specific input and opinions how the City of LA should spend the taxpayers' money and where the Mayor needs to cut in order to balance the budget.

Crucial Milestone in Building a Stadium in Downtown Los Angeles

Antonio Villaraigosa | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Antonio Villaraigosa

Yesterday, we took another critical step toward realizing the Downtown Events Center: a monumental development project that will spur job creation, in...

The 30/10 Initiative Revisited

Joel Epstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Joel Epstein

What is the best way to promote economic development and hiring? My vote is for a new New Deal which helps communities accelerate construction of overdue projects.