Mayor Eric Garcetti

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City Council Passes $8.6B Budget Plan To Boost Public Safety

Officials have approved an $8.6 billion budget for the coming fiscal year that boosts funding for public safety and other services.

05/21/2015

Steve Aoki, Grammy-nominated producer and deejay, loves downtown LA and doesn't care who knows it. (credit: CBS)

DJ, Music Producer Steve Aoki Celebrates Downtown LA With Tribute Concert

“I love LA,” said Aoki, “so much is happening here.”

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Officials Say Tickets To LAoki Concert In Downtown LA Now Sold Out

The concert has been sold out. Anyone without a ticket will be turned away from the event.

05/15/2015

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Officials Collect Hundreds Of Firearms In LA Gun Buyback Program

Officials Monday announced that 746 firearms were taken off the street in a Gun Buyback program.

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Some of the hundreds of guns returned Saturday as part of the latest gun  buyback program. (credit: CBS)

Hundreds Take Part In LA’s Latest Gun Buyback Program

The mayor stopped by the West LA location to see how it was going.

05/09/2015

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LA To Launch 2015 Gun Buyback Program On Saturday

The program, which has taken over 13,000 weapons off the streets in its six years of existence, is set to begin again on Saturday, when the LAPD and City Hall will team up once more as part of the city’s Gang-Reduction and Youth Development program.

05/04/2015

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Restaurant Owners, Employees Rally For Citywide Pay Increase In LA

Restaurant employees Monday called on officials to consider a citywide pay increase in order to meet higher minimum wages.

05/04/2015

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LA Mayor Launches Clean Streets Initiative

The mayor of Los Angeles is talking trash — and how to get rid of it.

04/23/2015

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Angelenos Invited To Free Downtown Concert Thrown By DJ Steve Aoki

Mayor Eric Garcetti invited Angelenos Thursday to a free downtown concert featuring deejay and electronic musician Steve Aoki, who is releasing a new album next month.

04/16/2015

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Mayor Eric Garcetti Describes State Of Los Angeles As ‘Strong’

From services to Los Angeles’ infrastructure to jobs, Mayor Eric Garcetti addressed the progress that’s been made and described the state of the city as “strong.”

04/14/2015

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Cathedral Prayer Service To Commemorate Armenian Killings

Roman Catholic Archbishop Jose Gomez will host a multi-denominational prayer service in Los Angeles to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the killings of an estimated 1.5 million Armenians under the Ottoman Empire.

04/14/2015

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Garcetti’s Committee Proposes Big Cuts To Cost Of Parking Tickets

For a first offense, the fine under this proposal would only be $23 – a fraction of what tickets cost now.

04/10/2015

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LAX Official, Garcetti Hope To Test Perimeter Detection System Within Next Year

Airport officials responded to a new report that was highly critical of LAX’s security fence after the Associated Press found that people were hopping the fence.

04/09/2015

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5 Miles Of Bus Lanes Open To Reduce Rush Hour Commute In LA

Five miles of bus lanes opened along Wilshire Boulevard Wednesday as part of a transportation improvement project.

04/08/2015

President Barack Obama announces executive actions on U.S. immigration policy during a nationally televised address from the White House, November 20, 2014 in Washington, DC. Obama outlined a plan on Thursday to ease the threat of deportation for about 4.7 million undocumented immigrants. (credit: Jim Bourg-Pool/Getty Images)

LA Joins Coalition In Support Of President Obama’s Executive Orders On Immigration

A coalition of 73 cities and counties announced Monday the filing of a brief in a Texas federal court in support of President Obama’s executive orders on immigration, which a judge has placed on hold.

04/06/2015

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