Columnists Mayor Eric Garcetti Opinion

COMMUNITY REPORT: Capri Maddox will lead city’s newest department

“We can never turn away from the fight to end discrimination — wherever it lives.” Those are the words of Capri Maddox, who I have nominated to become executive director of the newly established Los Angeles Department of Civil and Human Rights. Maddox has always used her fierce intellect and powerful sense of justice to Read More…

Columnists Mayor Eric Garcetti Opinion

COMMUNITY REPORT: Efforts to ease the homeless crisis starting to show

For three years, Jonathan and Leticia Catzin-Ayala and their five children were without a home. Jonathan, who has serious back problems as a result of an injury he sustained in the Northridge earthquake, struggled to find work. Through it all, he and Leticia kept their children — who range in age from a toddler to Read More…

Columnists Mayor Eric Garcetti Opinion

COMMUNITY REPORT: City helps homeless woman get back on her feet

“For over a year, all we had was each other,” said Blanca Ahumada. “Every single day that I was on the streets and bouncing from motel to motel, I thought how are we going to do this — how are we going to feed the kids?” Since losing her job in retail, Ahumada hasn’t been Read More…