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Garcetti calls city ‘undeniably strong’ in annual speech

LOS ANGELES — With a strong economy, high employment levels, a construction boom and returning industries, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti said April 20 the state of the city is “undeniably strong” while also acknowledging the need to do more to help the city’s most vulnerable communities. Speaking from the City Hall council chamber, Garcetti Read More…

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Elected officials rally in support of gun safety legislation

LOS ANGELES — A group of elected officials joined other community leaders and Angelenos affected by gun violence at City Hall June 29, calling on Congress to vote on bills to prevent gun violence. “We can’t just have moments of silence when we see American lives perish,” Rep. Xavier Becerra said. “It’s time to allow the Read More…

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Armenians angry at Obama for refusing to use the term ‘genocide’

LOS ANGELES — Some Southland elected officials lashed out Tuesday at news that President Barack Obama would not use the term “genocide” this week when commemorating the 100th anniversary of the killings of about 1.5 million Armenians by Ottoman Turks. “I’m deeply disappointed that the president, once again, will fail to properly describe the extermination Read More…