Columnists Mayor Eric Garcetti Opinion

COMMUNITY REPORT: Office of Reentry works to give second chances

Los Angeles is a city of second chances and we’ve been blessed with them from the beginning. Eighteenth century explorers on the way to Northern California were so enthralled by the potential they saw here — while camping along the L.A. River during the journey — that they quickly returned south to help establish our […]

Columnists Mayor Eric Garcetti Opinion

COMMUNITY REPORT: South L.A. residents deserve to be heard

When you’re the mayor of a city as large and diverse as Los Angeles, not everyone will agree with you all the time — and they shouldn’t. Disagreements should be expressed, because the common ground that emerges from robust dialogue is essential to our democracy and has always helped this city tackle the defining challenges […]