Columnists Mayor Eric Garcetti Opinion

COMMUNITY REPORT: When people are in crisis, response team steps up

When sudden tragedy strikes in people’s lives, they can feel isolated in a fog of grief, confusion and uncertainty. In the immediate aftermath of trauma, they often just need someone to stand by them — and it takes extraordinary people, with uncommon strength and compassion, to give their time to helping strangers experiencing the worst Read More…

Columnists Mayor Eric Garcetti Opinion

COMMUNITY REPORT: Changing lives under L.A.’s brightest ‘Lights’

We had the honor of hosting U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch last week as she finished a cross-country tour of cities that are embracing the principles laid out by President Obama’s Task Force on 21st Century Policing. She chose L.A. for our leadership in technology and social media; I was proud to share our successes Read More…

Columnists Mayor Eric Garcetti Opinion

COMMUNITY REPORT: In L.A., second chances mean brighter futures

If there’s anyone who doesn’t believe in the power of second chances, I’d like to introduce them to Patricia Allen. Today, Patricia is a member of Laborers’ International Union Local 300, one of the hard-working Angelenos whose excellence on the job has brought us to the halfway point on the Crenshaw-LAX light rail line just Read More…