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COMMUNITY REPORT: Brenda Shockley to serve as city’s chief equity officer

“I welcome this opportunity to continue to fight for racial equity and equal opportunity, and against systemic racism and injustice.” Those are the words of my deputy mayor for economic opportunity, and the first chief equity officer in Los Angeles’ history, Brenda Shockley. Recent powerful, peaceful, passionate protests underscore that we are at an inflection Read More…

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L.A. DIGEST: Mayor prepares ‘All In’ announcement

LOS ANGELES — Mayor Eric Garcetti has introduced an “All In for LA” public service announcement to encourage and inspire Angelenos to remain “unified, vigilant and resilient” while continuing to social distance during the COVID-19 pandemic. “We are not moving beyond COVID-19, we are learning how to live with it safely, and that takes the Read More…

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COMMUNITY REPORT: Trying to stop the scourge of COVID-19 in South L.A.

By Mayor Eric Garcetti Contributing Columnist Too many black people are losing their lives to COVID-19. This isn’t to say that the novel coronavirus itself discriminates as to whom it infects. Nobody is immune — no age group, no gender, no racial, religious or ethnic group is safe from the devastation of COVID-19. We are Read More…