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Los Angeles Leaders and Calif. Gov. Brown Call for Action on Plan to Improve School Funding System and Restore Local Control

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Today, Calif. Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today joined with education and business leaders and elected officials at Humphreys Avenue Elementary School in East Los Angeles to call for action on his plan to direct additional resources to the state’s neediest students and restore local control over how money [...]

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Calif. Gov. Brown Issues Proclamation Declaring May 9 as Korea-California Friendship Day

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Today, in a meeting with South Korean President Park Geun-hye, Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. presented a proclamation declaring May 9, 2013 as “Korea-California Friendship Day” in the State of California. The full text of the proclamation follows: PROCLAMATION BY THE GOVERNOR OF THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA WHEREAS, California [...]

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Los Angeles Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk Makes Groundbreaking Efforts to Change the Way Citizens Vote in L.A. County

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Today, the Los Angeles County Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk (RR/CC) is kicking off the design phase of the Voting Systems Assessment Project (VSAP) — an unprecedented endeavor to modernize and streamline the voting system for the largest electoral jurisdiction in the United States. In collaboration with IDEO, a global design and [...]

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GROW Elect welcomes Josh Valdez, DBA to Board, will help to Ensure California Latino Republican Voices Are Heard

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Josh Valdez, DBA, the former Regional Director for the Federal Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), has accepted an appointment to the Board of GROW Elect, Latino Consultants announced today. GROW Elect is a political organization founded in 2011 for the purpose of electing Latino Republicans to local office in California.

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Calif. Assemblymember Al Muratsuchi Backs Law Enforcement, Introduces New Bill on Realignment

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Calif. Assemblymember Al Muratsuchi (D-Torrance) announced a bill that will aid law enforcement with the effects of prison realignment. He was joined by Torrance Police Chief John J. Neu, Gardena Police Chief Ed Medrano and other local law enforcement representatives. “Prison realignment is the number one public safety concern [...]

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Condoms in All Adult Films Made in California: Assemblymember Hall Introduces Legislation to Address Health Concerns

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Today, Calif. Assemblymember Isadore Hall, III (D-Los Angeles) introduced legislation, AB 332, requiring condom use in all adult films produced in California. Joined by Michael Weinstein, President of the AIDS Healthcare Foundation and Darren James, a former adult film actor who contracted HIV while working in the industry, Hall’s [...]

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Calif. Assemblymember Hall to Introduce Legislation Requiring Condoms in All Adult Films Made in California

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Calif. Assemblymember Isadore Hall, III (D-Los Angeles) will hold a Valentine’s Day press conference to introduce legislation requiring condom use in all adult films produced in California. Joined by Michael Weinstein, President of the AIDS Healthcare Foundation and Darren James, a former adult film actor who contracted HIV while [...]

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Calif. Senator Alex Padilla Introduces Legislation to Create Earthquake Early Warning System in California

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ — “Three weeks ago, the California Institute of Technology and the Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology published a study concluding for the first time that a statewide California earthquake involving both the Los Angeles and San Francisco metropolitan areas may be possible. This morning I introduced legislation to [...]

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L.A. Mayor Villaraigosa Issues Statement on City Council Vote to Send Sales Tax to March 2013 Ballot

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ — L.A. Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa announced today that he will return without signature a City Council election ordinance to place a half-cent sales tax increase on the March 5, 2013 ballot:

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L.A. Mayor Villaraigosa Announces Plans to Develop New Online Resource for L.A. Apparel Industry

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ — On Monday, Los Angeles Mayor Villaraigosa announced the development of an online resource for the Los Angeles apparel industry. The Mayor’s Office of Economic and Business Policy will partner with the Los Angeles Regional Export Council (LARExC) to research …

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Calif. Gov. Brown Signs Legislation (SB 1029) to Improve California’s Transportation System

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. yesterday signed SB 1029, which will create thousands of new jobs in California by modernizing regional transportation systems and linking them to the state’s future high-speed rail line. The $4.7 billion investment will be …

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Calif. Governor Brown Signs California Homeowner Bill of Rights

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today signed the California Homeowner Bill of Rights to halt the “abusive tactics” of loan servicers and protect struggling homeowners who are trying, in good faith, to renegotiate their mortgages.
“Californians should not have …

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Calif. Governor Brown Appoints Eight to Los Angeles County Superior Court

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced the appointments of Debra A. Cole, Halim Dhanidina, Peter A. Hernandez, Bruce G. Iwasaki, H. Clay Jacke II, Virginia Keeny, David B. Walgren and Jeffrey K. Winikow to judgeships in the Los Angeles County Superior Court.

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L.A. Mayor Villaraigosa, Chief Beck Announce Gun Buyback Program Has Collected Over 7,942 Firearms in Four Years

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa and Los Angeles Police Chief Charlie Beck announced today that 1,673 firearms were collected during the 2012 Gun Buyback, bringing the total number of firearms collected through the program to 7,942.

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L.A. Mayor Villaraigosa Signs Development Reform Ordinance Cutting Red Tape

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ — L.A. Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa signed the Multiple Approvals Ordinance on Monday, cutting red tape and simplifying the development review process. Under the new ordinance development projects that require multiple approvals from the City of Los Angeles will now have one deadline rather than multiple expiration dates for individual entitlements.

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L.A. Mayor Villaraigosa Releases Regional Export Plan at Inaugural Brookings and JP Morgan Chase Conference

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa on Wednesday announced the release of the Los Angeles Regional Export Plan and new funding for programs facilitating exports through the Los Angeles Regional Export Council (LARExC) during a keynote speech at the Inaugural Brookings Institution and JPMorgan Chase Global Cities Initiative (GCI) Forum.

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L.A. Mayor Villaraigosa Announces 2012 Minority Business Firms of the Year

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa and the Los Angeles City Council will honor five Minority Business Enterprises (MBEs) during the two-day 17th Annual Minority Business Awards and Conference ‘Fostering Strategic Business Growth for Job Creation’ to be held March 23rd and 27th.

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L.A. Mayor Villaraigosa Urges U.S. Education Secretary Duncan to Empower School Districts

WASHINGTON, D.C. /California Newswire/ — Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa asked U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan on Friday to empower school districts to apply for Race to the Top grants and for waivers from No Child Left Behind’s rigid regulations. Continue reading

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Los Angeles County Students to Study in China Under the 100,000 Strong Initiative

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ — On February 17, U.S. Vice President Joe Biden and Chinese Vice President Xi Jinping visited the International Studies Learning Center (ISLC), a public middle and high school in South Gate, California, within the Los Angeles Unified School District. Continue reading

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L.A. Mayor Villaraigosa Welcomes Lucky Brand Headquarters to Downtown Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa today joined Councilmember Jose Huizar and the CEOs of Fifth and Pacific Companies and Lucky Brand for the grand opening of the new Lucky Brand Headquarters in downtown Los Angeles. Continue reading

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Calif. Governor Brown Outlines Plan for China-California Joint Task Force to Drive Investment and Collaboration

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ — In remarks today at a U.S./China economic forum, Calif. Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. announced his intention to form a China-California Joint Task Force to drive more collaboration, investment and trade between California and China.

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Metro Issues Request for Next Gen Super-Clean Buses for Los Angeles in Pilot Program Initiated by Mayor Villaraigosa

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Today, the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) released a request for proposals (RFP) for up to 30 Super Low Emission Buses (SLEBs) and/or Zero Emission Buses (ZEBs) as part of a pilot program to evaluate burgeoning technologies for LA’s future bus fleet.

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L.A. Mayor Villaraigosa Issues Statement On Martin Gomez Stepping Down as City Librarian

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa today issued the following statement regarding the resignation of Martin Gomez as City Librarian. Gomez will assume the post of Vice Dean of the University of Southern California Libraries on April 2.

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L.A. Mayor Villaraigosa Launches 2012 Earned Income Tax Credit Awareness Program For Working Families

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ — L.A. Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa and community partners today launched the Greater Los Angeles Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) Campaign Partnership, an annual effort to help qualified low and moderate-income families claim the tax credits they deserve.

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L.A. Mayor Villaraigosa and African American Leaders Celebrate African American Heritage Month

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, the City Council, and business and community leaders launched a month of cultural events honoring African-American history and culture at the City’s annual African-American Heritage Month celebration. This year the City of Los Angeles honored Sheryl Lee Ralph, Walter Mosley, and Dr. Keith Black.

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Calif. Governor Brown to Deliver ‘Call to Action’ in Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. asks Los Angeles business leaders to stand with him on two major priorities for 2012: passing his balanced budget plan and persuading the legislature to enact his 12-point pension reform proposal.

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Mayor Villaraigosa Announces Reopening of Six Business Source Centers Across Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa announced on Monday that six newly improved BusinessSource Centers are reopening across Los Angeles. The BusinessSource Centers are part of the Mayor’s strategy to create a healthy environment for job creation in Los Angeles.

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Los Angeles Mayor Villaraigosa, LAPD Chief Beck Release Gang Reduction Stats

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ — L.A. Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa and LAPD Chief Charlie Beck today announced the 2011 results of the City’s Gang Reduction and Youth Development (GRYD) program including a successful 2011 Summer Night Lights (SNL) program resulting in a 35 percent reduction in gang related Part 1 crimes for all SNL sites.

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Calif. Senator Padilla to Introduce Legislation to Require Increased Support for Health and Education of Student-Athletes

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — On the same day as the college football national championship game, California State Senator Alex Padilla announced he will be introducing legislation that would require that student-athletes injured during their college career be provided the necessary medical and financial support to complete their degree.

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L.A. Mayor Villaraigosa, Chief Beck Announce 9th Consecutive Year of Crime Reduction in Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa and Los Angeles Police Chief Charlie Beck today announced the City’s 2011 year-end crime statistics that showed violent crime and property crime were reduced across Los Angeles for the 9th consecutive year.

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L.A. Mayor Villaraigosa Celebrates Milestone in Clean Truck Program at Port of Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Delivering on his promise to reduce pollution at the Port of Los Angeles and protect public health, Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa today marked a major milestone in the Clean Truck Program. The program required all trucks at the Port of Los Angeles to meet the toughest environmental standards in the nation by January 1, 2012.

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Calif. Governor Brown Appoints Six to Los Angeles County Superior Court

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. on Tuesday announced the appointments of Kerry R. Bensinger, Michelle Williams Court, Holly J. Fujie, Michael Garcia, Roberto Longoria and Michael J. Raphael to judgeships in the Los Angeles County Superior Court.

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L.A. Mayor Villaraigosa Issues Statement On Enforcement Of City Hall Park Closure

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ — At approximately 12:30 a.m., the LAPD began enforcing the closure of City Hall Park after giving those in the park a final opportunity to leave without facing arrest.

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L.A. Mayor Villaraigosa Announces Temporary Closure Of City Hall Park – Free Speech Area Will Remain Open

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ — L.A. Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa announced at a Friday press conference that City Hall Park will close at 12:01 AM on Monday, November 28, 2011, because the City of Los Angeles cannot maintain the public safety of a long-term encampment. During the period when City Hall Park is closed, a Free Speech area on the Spring Street City Hall steps will remain open during regular park hours.

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L.A. Mayor Villaraigosa Delivers Major Address On ‘Building A More Livable City’

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa delivered a major address on Building a More Livable City on Wednesday, highlighting the concrete steps his administration has taken in the face of the Great Recession to build a better, more livable city for generations to come.

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L.A. Mayor Villaraigosa Announces the Launch of The Los Angeles Regional Export Council

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa announced the launch of the Los Angeles Regional Export Council (LARExC) on Monday, a public-private partnership between government, business, and educational institutions that will coordinate export …

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Los Angeles Mayor Villaraigosa: 3-Year Tax Holiday On New Businesses Should Never Expire

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Speaking to the United Chamber of Commerce Annual Mayor’s Luncheon in Woodland Hills, Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa said for the first time on Tuesday that the three-year tax holiday on new businesses that he implemented in 2010 should never expire. The policy is currently set to expire in 2012.

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L.A. Mayor Villaraigosa, Council President Garcetti Announce Los Angeles’ First Annual Nonprofit Day

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa on Tuesday joined City Council President Eric Garcetti in Council Chambers to declare the City of Los Angeles’ first annual Nonprofit Day. The event was organized by the Mayor’s Office of Strategic Patnerships and featured organizations including Peace Over Violence, City Year, Downtown Women’s Center and Conservation Corps.

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Los Angeles Mayor Villaraigosa Signs Low Impact Development Ordinance

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa signed an ordinance into law last Friday that will drastically improve the way Los Angeles deals with its stormwater. The Low Impact Development (LID) Ordinance calls for development and redevelopment projects to manage the stormwater in a way that helps clean it and re-use it.

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L.A. Mayor Villaraigosa Applauds Obama Adminstration’s Acceleration of Crenshaw/LAX Light Rail Project

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa issued the following statement on Tuesday about the Obama Administration’s announcement that the Crenshaw/LAX light …

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Calif. Gov. Brown Signs Legislation to Streamline Environmental Review and Fast-Track Job Creation

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Taking action to fast-track the creation of thousands of jobs, Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. on Tuesday signed legislation to streamline environmental review for key construction projects. The two bills, signed during a ceremony at the proposed site of the Farmers Field stadium, are expected to drive hundreds of millions in economic investment while ensuring all projects meet California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) criteria.

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Calif. Gov. Brown Signs Padilla Bill to Accelerate NFL Stadium/Convention Project Development Promises Thousands of Jobs in L.A.

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Today at the Los Angeles Convention Center, Governor Jerry Brown signed into law Senate Bill 292 authored by Senator Alex Padilla (D-Pacoima). The new law will accelerate the approval process for an NFL football stadium and a modernized convention center in downtown Los Angeles.

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California Senate Approves Padilla’s Los Angeles NFL Stadium Bill

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — The State Senate today gave final legislative approval to SB 292 by Senator Alex Padilla (D-Pacoima). The bill will help bring a new stadium and convention center to downtown Los Angeles and create more than 23,000 jobs, including 12,000 jobs during the construction process and another 11,000 permanent jobs when finished. The legislation now goes to the Governor for his signature.

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Calif. Senator Alex Padilla and Speaker John Perez Announce L.A. Stadium and Convention Center Legislation

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ –Senator Alex Padilla (D-Pacoima) and Assembly Speaker John A. Perez (D-Los Angeles) were joined by business and labor leaders at a press briefing today to announce legislation that could bring a new sports arena and convention center to downtown Los Angeles.

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Mayors Unveil USCM Common Sense Jobs Plan Before Labor Day

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ — During a time of historic unemployment and stagnant job growth, U.S. Conference of Mayors President Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, Vice President Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter and Second Vice President Mesa (AZ) Mayor Scott Smith released the USCM Common Sense Jobs Plan.

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L.A. Mayor Villaraigosa Kicks Off Second Year of Fashion’s Night Out

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Mayor Villaraigosa today announced the second year of Fashion’s Night Out, a City-driven program to help spur consumer spending and generate revenue for Los Angeles.

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L.A. Mayor Villaraigosa Celebrates Major Solar Installation Project In Central Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, Los Angeles Department of Water and Power General Manager Ron Nichols, Dr. Walter Jayasinghe and city officials on Friday celebrated the completion of a major solar panel installation project in central Los Angeles.

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L.A. Mayor Challenges Sacramento to Take On Prop. 13 Reform To Increase Education Funding and Train California’s Future Workforce

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ — With California facing a deficit of one million college degree holders in 2025, Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa delivered a speech to the Sacramento Press Club on Tuesday about the need to invest in California’s education system to train our future workforce and keep our state globally competitive.

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L.A. Mayor Villaraigosa Appoints Rafael Bernardino To Board Of Fire And Police Pension Commissioners

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa announced the appointment of Rafael Bernardino to the Board of Fire and Police Pension Commissioners on Monday.

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L.A. Mayor Villaraigosa Announces Gaye Williams As New Chief Of Staff

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa announced today he has appointed Gaye Williams as his new Chief of Staff. Williams, who has served as Senior Managing Director in the Mayor’s Office of Economic and Business Policy as well as Deputy Mayor for Intergovernmental Relations to Mayor Richard Riordan, will serve as Chief of Staff for the remainder of Mayor Villaraigosa’s term.

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L.A. Mayor Villaraigosa Celebrates Signing Of New Project Labor Agreement At The Port Of Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, Councilmember Janice Hahn, Los Angeles Harbor Commission President Cindy Miscikowski and labor leaders celebrated the signing of a five-year Project Labor Agreement (PLA) at …

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L.A. Mayor Villaraigosa Appoints Sung Won Sohn To The Board Of Harbor Commissioners

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa announced the appointment of Dr. Sung Won Sohn to the Board of Harbor Commissioners on Tuesday (June 28). ”Having served as an economic advisor …

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L.A. Mayor Villaraigosa Issues Statement On City’s Largest ‘Operation Pothole’

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa and Councilmember Tony Cardenas filled a pothole at the intersection of Gilmore and Cedros streets on Monday (June 6) to celebrate the success of this year’s …

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L.A. Mayor Villaraigosa Urges Los Angeles Unified School District To Implement Partnership For Los Angeles’ Schools Parent Engagement Initiatives District-Wide

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Los Angeles Mayor Villaraigosa issued the following statement on Tuesday (May 17) urging the Los Angeles Unified School District to implement the Partnership for Los Angeles’ parent engagement initiatives …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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, …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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) …

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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 …

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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 …

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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. …

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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 …

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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 …

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