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Wesson steps down as City Council president

LOS ANGELES — After eight years as City Council president, Herb Wesson is stepping down and will be replaced by City Councilwoman Nury Martinez, who will become the first Latina council president in the city’s history.  Wesson said he is stepping down as council president to focus on his campaign for county supervisor. He will Read More…

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NAJEE’S NOTES: Human trafficking summit shines light on ugly topic

Last week I had the pleasure to accept an invitation to attend the Human Trafficking Summit sponsored by Mayor Eric Garcetti’s office held at Los Angeles Trade Technical College. I decided to accept this invitation because the lead organizer was Kimberley Baker Guillemet, manager of the Office of Re-entry at City Hall. Guillemet and her Read More…

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L.A. City Council honors top immigrant restaurants

LOS ANGELES — Members of the Los Angeles City Council highlighted the entrepreneurs behind their favorite immigrant-run eateries June 10, offering a culinary map of the city that includes Oaxacan cuisine, Persian-style Mediterranean food and North African-influenced tacos. The variety of cuisines offered by the businesses were recognized at an event declaring June as Immigrant Read More…