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L.A.'s Mexican American cultural center begins to blossom after a rocky start
July 17, 2017 - 10:02am
There was a time when children of Mexican descent were slapped if they spoke Spanish in school. As Toni Gomez walked through an exhibit at La Plaza de Cultura y Artes on a recent afternoon, she saw a reference to Malabar Street Elementary in Boyle Heights — and remembered that her mother, Ines, was once one of those students. To read the entire LATimes.com article click here.
City Provides Resources for Residents During Waste Collection and Recycling Transition
July 13, 2017 - 11:31am

About 80,000 Angelenos were able to take advantage of the city’s new solid waste,  recycling and food recovery program, dubbed recycLA  July 1 as city officials are helping residents transition from a “currently unregulated system to one that is dependable and sustainable,” they said. Since this is a mass transitioning of resources, they said, they want to be sure to be available to answer any questions or address any concerns that residents may have. Read full article here.

IOC to Award Olympics to LA and Paris, Simultaneously
July 11, 2017 - 9:52am

The International Olympic Committee on Tuesday solidified an unusual plan to award the 2024 and 2028 Summer Olympics at the same time in September, with one to be hosted by Paris and the other by Los Angeles. To read the entire NYTimes.com article click here.

LA Seeks Faster Streetcar Funding
July 7, 2017 - 9:52am

After years of grappling with fluctuating cost estimates and a persistent funding shortfall, advocates for the downtown Los Angeles streetcar scored a toehold last fall: $200 million for the project, to be paid through revenue from a new sales tax. To read the entire LATimes.com article click here.

Metro Construction May Uncover Hundreds More Fossils at La Brea
July 6, 2017 - 9:49am

Scientists at the La Brea Tar Pits are contending with a host of historical treasures as the LA Metro moves forward with construction of the Purple Line. Read full article here.

State bill could provide $98M in funding for the LA River
June 28, 2017 - 2:13pm
The California State Legislature approved a budget bill Monday that, if approved by Governor Jerry Brown, would provide $98 million in funding for projects along the LA River. The money will be divvied up evenly and distributed to the Santa Monica Mountains Conservancy and the San Gabriel and Lower Los Angeles Rivers and Mountains Conservancy. The two state-run organizations oversee wildlife protection, education, and recreation along the upper and lower portions of the river. To read the entire LA.Curbed.com article click here.
LA Sanitation launches Green Ribbon Council
June 28, 2017 - 11:44am

Los Angeles Sanitation (LA Sanitation) and the city of Los Angeles have launched the Green Ribbon Council for the city’s new citywide commercial and multifamily waste and recycling collection program, recycLA. Read full article here.

Downtown LA streetcar opening may be pushed to 2021
June 27, 2017 - 2:34pm

Plans for a Downtown Los Angeles streetcar are still chugging along, but perhaps not as quickly as prospective riders might have hoped. Read full article here.

South L.A. Street Could be Renamed for President Obama
June 21, 2017 - 2:16pm

Former President Barack Obama, a student at Los Angeles' Occidental College from 1979 to 1981, will likely see a segment of the CA-134 freeway renamed in his honor following a vote earlier this year by the California State Senate.  Not to be outdone, the City of Los Angeles is looking to further memorialize the nation's 44th President and his connections to the region. Read full article here.

Purple Line street closures near Wilshire/Fairfax are done
June 21, 2017 - 11:33am

Purple Line-related street closures that were expected to snarl traffic for 18 weekends near Fairfax Avenue and Wilshire Boulevard in the Miracle Mile have wrapped up five weekends early, says The Source. Read full article here.