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Former Long Beach Mayor Sworn Into House

LOS ANGELES (CNS) – Former Long Beach Mayor Robert Garcia Saturday is officially the first openly LGBTQ+ immigrant to serve in Congress. Garcia was sworn into the House of Representatives early Saturday Washington time, four days later than scheduled because Republican leader Kevin McCarthy, R-Bakersfield, was unable to get the necessary number of votes needed […]

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LA mayor Karen Bass vetoes illuminating the Hollywood sign

The lights went out in Hollywood. On his last day in office, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti signed an executive directive to launch an 18-month pilot program to allow for the lighting of the Hollywood sign. A mere 10 days later, his successor, Mayor Karen Bass, put the kibosh on the order, canceling the plan […]

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LA Mayor Bass to sign affordable housing executive order

Mayor Bass to sign affordable housing executive order In her first day in office, she declared a state of emergency on homelessness. LOS ANGELES – Tackling homelessness has been the top issue for Los Angeles’ new mayor, Karen Bass. On her first day in office, she declared a state of emergency on homelessness in California’s […]

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Mayor Garcetti and Los Angeles County announce results of first-ever transition strategy for oil extraction workers

LOS ANGELES – Mayor Eric Garcetti and the County of Los Angeles today welcomed the release of the Just Transition Strategy — a first-ever framework for creating a pathway for workers in oil drilling to find new employment as the City and County begin phasing out oil extraction in Los Angeles.  “Oil drilling has always […]

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LA City Council Votes to End COVID-19 State of Local Emergency in February – NBC Los Angeles | #citycouncil

Los Angeles’ state of local emergency due to COVID- 19 will end in February after a City Council vote Wednesday.   The state of local emergency has been in place since March 4, 2020. The council has voted to extend it each month since then.  Council President Paul Krekorian introduced an amendment to Wednesday’s item to continue […]

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Karen Bass says her term as LA mayor won’t be continuation of Garcetti administration

LOS ANGELES (KABC) — When Los Angeles Mayor-elect Karen Bass asked members of the Garcetti administration to stay on through April because of the short transition, some saw it as a sign that little will change at City Hall. Bass told Eyewitness News that’s far from the truth. She just doesn’t want any city services […]

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Alabama

Karen Bass, Juan Ciscomani among the history-makers of the 2022 midterm elections | #elections | #alabama

CNN  —  As midterm results continue to roll in days after Election Day, Democratic and Republican candidates have already been celebrating historic victories. Heading into Election Day, both parties were looking to diversify their ranks of elected officials, both in Congress and beyond, and they appear on track to do so. House Republicans will add […]

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LA City Council approves Fair Work Week ordinance aimed at helping retail employees | #citycouncil

LOS ANGELES (KABC) — The Los Angeles City Council on Tuesday voted for an ordinance that requires retail employers to provide work schedules to employees at least 14 days in advance, and provide at least 10 hours rest between shifts. The Los Angeles Fair Work Week Ordinance, proposed by Councilman Curren Price in 2019, has […]

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Mayor Garcetti announces launch of the first-ever LAFD Diversity & Inclusion Bureau

LOS ANGELES — Mayor Eric Garcetti today, alongside Fire Chief Kristin Crowley, launched the Los Angeles Fire Department’s first-ever Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Bureau (DEI) focused on ensuring a safe, diverse, and inclusive workplace for all.  “We believe in, and are committed to, justice in Los Angeles — and we focus an equity lens on […]

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