Almost a year after Exide shut down its toxic plant, neighbors are trapped in an environmental nightmare

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From http://www.latimes.com/local/california/la-me-lopez-exide-annoyance-20160207-column.html Warmer days are coming soon to the working-class communities east and southeast of downtown Los Angeles, but at many homes, parents won’t let their children play in their yards this spring and possibly into summer. Terry Cano didn’t hesitate when I asked if her 10-year-old son Edward is allowed to kick a ball […]

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Councilmember Englander Demands California Public Utilities Commission Investigate Spike in Gas Bills

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This week, Councilmember Englander submitted a resolution to the Los Angeles City Council calling for the California Public Utilities Commission to investigate the unusual rate increases experienced by SoCal Gas customers this month across Los Angeles County. Affected constituents have reported receiving SoCal Gas bills 4 to 6 times higher than their usual rate for this […]

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$18M for street improvement projects in Eagle Rock and Boyle Heights

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http://mynewsla.com/government/2016/02/04/18m-coming-for-street-improvement-projects-in-eagle-rock-and-boyle-heights/ Street improvement projects in Eagle Rock and the Boyle Heights area were recently earmarked almost $18 million in state and other funds, City Councilman Jose Huizar announced Thursday. The funds will go toward “complete street” initiatives “that prioritize pedestrians and bicyclists as much as automobiles, while also helping drive foot traffic to our main […]

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Join the Mayor’s Crisis Response Team (CRT)

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Volunteers: Have you been told that you are a good listener? Are you usually the one to comfort your friends and family in difficult times? Do you want make a difference in someone’s life? The Mayor’s Crisis Response Team is looking for kind and compassionate Angelenos to join our team. Description: Members of the Crisis […]

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Go, Go, Go LA App Debuts

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Mayor Eric Garcetti joined Xerox for the launch of Go LA, a transportation app that provides detailed information on every available mode of getting around the Los Angeles region. Watch the Go LA App video, which highlights a significant step in improving safety for people who walk, roll, bicycle, use transit and drive on our […]

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