Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Honored to Represent Majority of Downtown

Eric Richardson/blogdowntown

Extremely honored and humbled to represent a majority of Downtown Los Angeles as part of the new Council District 14. Besides working on livability issues and connecting its distinct communities, I look forward to bringing more economic development, jobs and services Downtown, which is an economic engine for the So Cal region. Working with residents, organizations and businesses, I know we can improve Downtown and put more Angelenos back to work. Read blogdowntown story here.

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Have a Safe & Happy Fourth of July!

Hope each and every one of you has a safe and happy Fourth of July. Happy Birthday America!

Please remember that personal fireworks are illegal in the City of Los Angeles – there are many sanctioned fireworks displays throughout Los Angeles County. Please see some highlighted below for safe alternatives this Fourth of July Holiday:

86th Annual Americafest 2012 Fireworks Show, at the Rose Bowl. A festival with food vendors, entertainment, crafts, exhibits and inflatable rides for children will begin at 2 p.m. outside the stadium. Gates open at 6:30 p.m. A 30-minute fireworks show at 9:05 p.m.

14th annual Fireworks Festival at CBS Studio Center in Studio City. Gates open at 4:30 p.m. and close at 8 p.m.

The Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Plaza will begin its first fireworks show at 9 p.m. Preshow activities will start at 5 p.m.

Fireworks will also follow the Los Angeles Dodgers-Cincinnati Reds game at Dodger Stadium, the Los Angeles Galaxy-Philadelphia Union Major League Soccer game at The Home Depot Center and the Barry Manilow concert at the Hollywood Bowl.

Fireworks shows are also scheduled for the following Los Angeles County locations, all beginning at 9 p.m., except where noted:

-- Antelope Valley Fairgrounds, 2551 W. Avenue H, Lancaster (9:30 p.m.);
-- Barnes Park, 350 S. McPherrin Ave., Monterey Park;
-- Cabrillo Beach, 3800 Stephen M. White Drive, San Pedro;
-- Calabasas High School, 22855 Mulholland Highway, Calabasas;
-- Cerritos High School, 12500 E. 183rd St., Cerritos;
-- Crescenta Valley High School, 2900 Community Ave., La Crescenta;
-- Culver City High School, 4401 Elenda St., Culver City;
-- Fairplex, 1101 W. McKinley Ave., Pomona;
-- Friendly Hills Country Club, 8500 Villa Verde Dr., Whittier;
-- Hansen Dam Recreation Center, 11770 Foothill Blvd., Lake View Terrace;
-- Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, 3911 S. Figueroa St.;
-- Lorbeer Middle School, 501 Diamond Bar Blvd., Diamond Bar;
-- Meller Elementary School, 6016 Rosemead Blvd., Pico Rivera;
-- Palisades Charter High School, 15777 Bowdoin St., Pacific Palisades;
-- Rosemead Park, 9200 Mission Ave., Rosemead;
-- Rosewood Park, 5600 Harbor St., Commerce;
-- Rowley Park, 13220 S. Van Ness Ave., Gardena;
-- Shepherd of the Hills Church, 19700 Rinaldi St., Porter Ranch;
-- Sierra Vista High School, 3600 Frazier St., Baldwin Park;
-- South El Monte High School, 1001 N. Durfee Ave., South El Monte;
-- South Gate Park, 9615 Pinehurst Ave., South Gate; and
-- Walnut High School, 21201 La Puente Road, Walnut; and
-- Warner Ranch Park, 21820 Califa St., Woodland Hills