Mayor Villaraigosa announces that the 2015 Special Olympics summer games will bring $415M to LA economy.
“Parents at 24th Street Elementary are the first in LAUSD to pull the parent trigger to fix a failing school. These parents understand that they need to take charge to turn around our public schools. I applaud their effort and thank them for their engagement.” AV
In 12 months since its inception, NeighborhoodLIFT program has delivered more than $5.2 million in down payment assistance to homebuyers throughout Los Angeles.Thank you, Wells Fargo, for funding City Programs and for making $4.5 million available in down payment assistance grants to promote home buying in the City of Los Angeles.
Mayor Villaraigosa kicks off African American Heritage Month with this year’s honorees – LL Cool J, Levar Burton & Danny Glover! “Each time we gather together to celebrate these heritage months, we let the world know that Los Angeles is the City of America’s hope and promise.” AV
Mayor Villaraigosa joins the US-UK Innovation Forum to discuss how the industries of tomorrow are taking hold in LA. Los Angeles’ economic growth is tied to the growth of local innovative start-up companies. These companies are the future of our economy and we’re working to help them grow & create jobs.
Jerry Brown, at a Turning Point, Delivers State of the State | Sacramento Bee
Following two years of crushing budget deficits and an all-consuming effort to raise taxes, here’s how good things are for Gov. Jerry Brown: His tax campaign and billions of dollars in spending cuts behind him, Brown was able this month to declare the budget fixed, and all around the Capitol people swooned. Lawmakers of both parties praised the annual spending plan Brown proposed, and reporters started asking questions about his legacy and any wisdom he might share.
Crenshaw/LAX Metro Light Rail Could Deliver Passengers, Jobs | KPCC
A light rail line along Crenshaw Boulevard to Los Angeles International Airport – and the jobs it might deliver – are up for discussion at a meeting Thursday in South Los Angeles. The private meeting will be open to 70 local leaders who can recommend candidates for jobs. The former pastor of First AME Church, Rev. Cecil Murray, has invited transportation and public works officials along with political leaders. People behind the light rail project say they hope to consider at least 1,000 applicants for jobs that’ll pay from $35,000 to $75,000 a year.
CA Unions Grow, Bucking U.S. Trend | LA Times
The latest snapshot of the U.S. working class shows that unions are in trouble, their ranks thinning amid a backlash against organized labor and a still sputtering economy. But California and a few nearby states in the Southwest are showing a vastly different picture — labor’s ranks are on an upswing. The Golden State’s union organizers signed up more than 100,000 new members last year, while the nation as a whole shed 400,000, according to data released Wednesday.
Plan to Supply LAUSD Students with Apple iPads or Other Tablet Computers Wins Key Vote | Daily News
Los Angeles Unified students may be closer to stepping into classrooms of the future where much of the world’s knowledge is right at their fingertips.
In a 9-6 vote Wednesday, the School Construction Bond Citizens’ Oversight Committee approved a $50 million proposal to jump-start a program aimed at giving every student a tablet computer.