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Feb 182018
 
Lawsuits Against Three Port Of Los Angeles Trucking Companies

LOS ANGELES CITY ATTORNEY MIKE FEUER FILES LAWSUIT AGAINST THREE PORT TRUCKING COMPANIES Alleges Companies Intentionally Misclassified Hundreds of Truckers As Independent Contractors, Rather Than Employees, to Avoid Providing Benefits And Paying Applicable Taxes   Los Angeles City Attorney Mike Feuer announced that his office has filed lawsuits against three Port of Los Angeles trucking […]

Feb 152018
 
Tragedy At Florida High School

The news about the Parkland (Florida) Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting is everywhere. An ex-student (Nikolas Cruz, 19) expelled for behavioral problems the year prior set off the fire alarm and using legally purchased .223 caliber riffle killed 17 (both, students and adults) and injured 14. The Parkland gunman is in custody. Ironically, in […]

Feb 132018
 
Obamas Portraits Break With Tradition

This week portraits of the Obamas were officially unveiled. Barack Obama’s portrait will become a permanent part of the Smithsonian Institution’s Portrait Gallery which features the complete collection of presidential portraits. The portrait of Michelle Obama is a part of a temporary exhibition of new acquisitions and will be on display until November. The Obamas’ […]

Feb 132018
 
2018 Free Tax Prep

  Mayor Garcetti launches 2018 Free Tax Prep Los Angeles Campaign to support low-income working families Campaign provides families with free tax preparation services and helps them claim State and Federal tax credits up to $9,000   Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti launched the 2018 campaign to provide low-to-moderate income households with free tax preparation […]

Feb 122018
 
Schedule Of 2018 Winter Olympics

  A record total of 102 gold medals will be awarded in 15 disciplines on snow and ice at PyeongChang 2018.   Here is the day-by-day preview of what you can look forward to. Thursday 8 February The sporting action begins on the eve of the Opening Ceremony of the XXIII Olympic Winter Games, with […]

Feb 112018
 
PyeongChang 2018: Technology, Beauty And Hope

  The Opening Ceremony of 2018 Winter Olympic Games in PyeongChang, South Korea, dazzled with impressive display of technology, ancient wisdom, beauty and a message of peace.   The centerpiece of the ceremony was the Bell of Peace which is the Korean symbol of calm and peace. There was a spectacular display of fireworks and […]

Feb 102018
 
Successful Launch Of SpaceX’s Falcon Heavy

  SpaceX’s successfully launched its Falcon Heavy on Tuesday, February 6th 2018 from NASA’s Kennedy Space Center at Cape Canaveral Florida.   This is how SpaceX described its expectations prior to the launch: “When Falcon Heavy lifts off, it will be the most powerful operational rocket in the world by a factor of two, with […]

Feb 072018
 
Wage Theft Prosecution

  CITY ATTORNEY FEUER CONTINUES CRACK DOWN ON WAGE THEFT; SEEKS RESTITUTION FOR WORKERS Alleges Operators of Silver Lake Car Wash Don’t Pay Minimum Wage and Overtime, Among Other Labor Violations   City Attorney Mike Feuer announced that his office has filed a civil enforcement lawsuit against Silver Lake Car Wash, Inc. alleging the business […]

Feb 062018
 
Los Angeles Mayor Garcetti Partners With Occidental College

  Mayor Garcetti announces partnership with Occidental College to advance Sustainable Development Goals Partnership will help City collect data and track progress on broad range of economic, environmental, and other targets adopted by United Nations members   Mayor Garcetti announced a new partnership to accelerate L.A.’s pursuit of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) adopted by […]

Feb 052018
 
L.A. Metro Groper Convicted

  CITY ATTORNEY FEUER SECURES CONVICTION AGAINST LA METRO GROPER Defendant Sentenced to Jail, and Banned From All Stations, Must Register as a Sex Offender After Grabbing Four Women on Red Line   City Attorney Mike Feuer announced that his office has secured a jail sentence, a ban from all metro stations and mandatory sex […]

Jan 292018
 
Victory For Los Angeles Animal Lovers

  Mayor Garcetti announces that L.A. has reached ‘No-Kill’ for dogs in City Animal Shelters New strategies will further strengthen L.A.’s commitment to saving animals’ lives and finding homes for pets.   Mayor Eric Garcetti announced that the City of Los Angeles has reached its “no-kill” goal for dogs under the care of the Department […]

Jan 282018
 
L.A. Is THE City That Works

  L.A. earns America’s only Gold Certification from ‘What Works Cities’ Initiative Mayor Garcetti accepts award for City’s landmark use of data to improve services that “make a real difference in people’s lives.”   Los Angeles is America’s leader in “using data and evidence to improve results” in government effectiveness and delivery of services, and […]

Jan 262018
 
Gov. Brown’s Last State Of The State Address

  Governor Brown delivered 2018 State of the State Address, his last. It is true to his and California’s spirit. Ever the contender, he named his final State of the State Address “California is Setting the Pace for America”. We agree. Democrat and a public servant through and trough, Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. guided […]

Jan 222018
 
New Los Angeles Family Justice Center

  Mayor Garcetti and L.A. County unveiled new Family Justice Center Center will provide wrap-around services and resources for families and victims of violence at LAC+USC Medical Center.   Mayor Eric Garcetti and Los Angeles County Supervisor Hilda L. Solis joined Councilmember José Huizar, the Los Angeles Police Department, The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department, […]

Jan 202018
 
Los Angeles Against Order To End Protections For Salvadorans

  Mayor Garcetti on Trump administration order to end temporary protected status for El Salvador   “America has always been a place of refuge and healing for people fleeing violence or rebuilding their lives after a natural disaster. Ending temporary protected status for El Salvador is a cruel, disastrous strike against that legacy — forcing […]

Jan 192018
 
2017 Record-Breaking Year For L.A. Economy

  Los Angeles’ economy continued to surge in 2017, as tourism, travel through LAX, and Port cargo broke all-time records yet again.   Mayor Eric Garcetti announced the record-breaking numbers at LAX’s Tom Bradley International Terminal, alongside Councilmember Joe Buscaino and leaders from the Los Angeles Convention & Tourism Development Department, the Los Angeles Tourism […]

Aug 012017
 
L.A. Puts Two Counterfeiters Out Of Business

  CITY ATTORNEY FEUER SECURES 10-YEAR INJUNCTION, $1M IN PENALTIES AGAINST COUNTERFEIT LAUNDRY DETERGENT DEALERS City Attorney Mike Feuer announced that his office has successfully secured a 10-year injunction and more than $1 million in civil penalties against two counterfeit laundry detergent dealers and their supplier operating in six Southern California cities including Los Angeles. […]

Jul 312017
 
Drug-Dealing Day Care Shut Down

  CITY ATTORNEY FEUER SECURES INJUNCTION SHUTTING DOWN AN UNLICENSED HIGHLAND PARK DAY CARE CENTER OPERATING AT A PROPERTY ALLEGEDLY KNOWN FOR LARGE SCALE COCAINE SALES   City Attorney Mike Feuer announced that his office has successfully secured a preliminary injunction ordering the owners of a Highland Park property to comply with numerous safety and […]

Jul 292017
 
Los Angeles Supports Trans Youth

  Mayor Garcetti Removes Barriers to Employment For Trans Youth Case managers, career advisors, and advocates attend training to learn how to better serve transgender youth seeking employment   A new series of trainings spearheaded by Mayor Eric Garcetti and LGBTQ advocates are promoting employment practices that can expand career opportunities for transgender young people. […]

Jul 282017
 
Conviction For Falsely Triggering Amber Alert

  CITY ATTORNEY MIKE FEUER SECURES CONVICTION AGAINST WOMAN WHO FILED A FALSE CARJACKING REPORT THAT TRIGGERED AN AMBER ALERT   City Attorney Mike Feuer announced that his office has successfully secured a conviction and a 60-day jail sentence against a Los Angeles woman for falsely reporting to police a carjacking allegedly involving the kidnapping […]