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Trailer for 'Kid Candidate' Doc About a Young Politician from Texas

"I admire anybody that would put their name in the arena - it takes a lot of courage." Gunpowder & Sky released this official trailer for a documentary film titled Kid Candidate, which originally premiered at the SXSW Film Festival earlier in the year. The film also won the "One In A Million Award" from the Sun Valley Film Festival this year. In a time when young Americans increasingly feel cut off from politics or traditional institutions, Hayden Pedigo, a 24 year-old artist and musician in...
Tags: Texas, Movies, Trailer, Documentaries, City Council, Amarillo, To Watch, Sun Valley Film Festival, Hayden Pedigo, Amarillo TX, Kid Candidate Doc About


LA City Council supports state bill to legalize safe sites for drug users

The Los Angeles City Council approved a resolution on Tuesday, June 22, to support Senate Bill 57, which would legalize sites where people can use drugs in the presence of medical personnel in an effort to reduce overdoses, which are the leading cause of accidental death in California. So-called Overdose Prevention Program sites also aim to reduce communicable diseases by having staff monitor a drug user’s safety and provide sterile supplies, such as needles. The sites would not supply drugs to ...
Tags: Health, News, California, Government, Senate, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Sport, Soccer, City Council, Oakland, Los Angeles City Council, Drug Policy Alliance, Los Angeles County, Los Angeles San Francisco, Raman


LA Councilman Mike Bonin to offer housing options to homeless living on Venice Boardwalk

Los Angeles Councilman Mike Bonin announced on Tuesday, June 22, that starting next week, all people living along Ocean Front Walk in Venice will be offered services and a pathway to permanent housing. “We’re launching a major effort to confront the homelessness crisis at Venice Beach, address the safety needs of the housed and the unhoused, and fully reopen the park and beach for general public use. How? We’re offering housing, not handcuffs,” Bonin tweeted Tuesday morning. Beginning Monday, St...
Tags: Health, Business, News, La, Government, Sport, Soccer, Community, Homeless, Venice, City Council, Lapd, Eric Garcetti, Venice Beach, Los Angeles Police Department, Echo Park


Wichita Police Seek Federal Partnership to Address Violence

Wichita police are asking the City Council to approve a federal partnership in an effort to address a surge in violent crime.
Tags: City Council, Wichita, Wichita Police Seek Federal Partnership


San Jose Adopts ‘Sweeping’ Gun Control with Blinders On to Failures

The City Council in San Jose has adopted a sweeping array of gun control measures, but will they prevent gun-related crimes? iStock-1055138108 U.S.A. –-(AmmoLand.com)- The San Jose City Council has approved “sweeping gun control measures” including video recording of transactions and a requirement gun owners purchase “gun liability insurance,” but remarks by at least one council member suggest they paid no attention to the facts of the mass shooting incident that led to the restrictions. Alre...
Tags: Texas, Nbc, Guns, California, Fbi, United States, Gun Control, San Jose, Nevada, City Council, Bay Area, Nra, Sam Liccardo, Gilroy, VTA, FPC


Hayashi tapped as interim schools chief, DeCoite heading to Senate, only 56% of Hawaii residents vaccinated, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

Keith Hayashi Trailblazing principal Keith Hayashi is selected to lead Hawaii’s public schools. Keith Hayashi, the pace-setting principal of Waipahu High School who is credited with raising public education to new heights, will take the reins as interim superintendent of public schools Aug. 1. Star-Advertiser. Civil Beat. Hawaii News Now. KITV4. A Potential Shakeup At OHA Is Clouding The Agency’s Budget. The Office of Hawaiian Affairs Board of Trustees is struggling to approve a new b...
Tags: Travel, Senate, Hawaii, City Council, Department Of Transportation, Hawaii Island, Kauai, Maui, Honolulu, Hart, West Hawaii, Oahu, Kailua Kona, Hawaiian Islands, Hawaii News Now, KPD


Steinberg, 10 Other U.S. Mayors Commit To Develop Reparations Pilot Projects

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP/CBS13) — Eleven U.S. mayors, including Sacramento Mayor Darrell Steinberg, have pledged to pay reparations for slavery to a small group of Black residents in their cities, saying their aim is to set an example for the federal government on how a nationwide program could work. The mayors had no details on how much it would cost, who would pay for it or how people would be chosen. All of those details would be worked out with the help of local commissions comprised of repres...
Tags: Politics, News, Congress, California, Local, Syndicated Local, Sacramento, Los Angeles, Joe Biden, United States, City Council, Oklahoma, Kansas City, St Louis, Denver, Eric Garcetti


LA City Councilmembers introduce motion to identify, dismantle systemic inequities

A trio of Los Angeles City Councilmembers on Friday, June 18, introduced a motion to have the city’s Civil + Human Rights and Equity Department draft a “Racial Equity Audit” of L.A.’s programs, policies and practices. Mark Ridley-Thomas, Curren Price and Marqueece Harris-Dawson want to determine whether systemic barriers block Black Angelenos and other underserved communities from accessing benefits and opportunities in the city. “It is incumbent upon those of us who sit in positions of authorit...
Tags: Health, News, Education, California, Government, Los Angeles, Diversity, Sport, Soccer, Community, City Council, Black, Curren, Los Angeles City, California Department of Justice, Marqueece Harris Dawson


LA council looks at ways to improve homeless agency

LOS ANGELES — As city officials continue to evaluate approaches to combating the homelessness crisis, the Los Angeles City Council received an evaluation Friday of the Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority’s governing structure in an effort to figure out how to best make the county-city coordinating agency more effective. “When we look around our city, I don’t have to tell you this, it is clear that what we’re doing is simply not working, and we have to ask ourselves if we’re truly committed t...
Tags: News, La, California News, Los Angeles, Atlanta, Sport, Soccer, Homeless, Venice, City Council, Pasadena, Council, Los Angeles City Council, Martinez, U S Department of Housing and Urban Development, Raman


Opinion: It’s time to rally support for a carfree South Park Blocks

A plan to prohibit driving to create carfree spaces on several blocks of the South Park Blocks, as drawn by Portland Bureau of Transportation in Appendix B of the South Park Blocks Master Plan. This is an opinion from BikePortland founder, editor, and publisher Jonathan Maus. It’s unfortunate that the discussion about the future of the South Park Blocks has been poisoned by a misleading opposition campaign. What we should be laser-focused on is something city planners call the Connected Cu...
Tags: South Park, Opinion, Sport, Front Page, Salmon, Cycling, Portland, City Council, Parks, Rubio, Portland State University, Jefferson, Falbo, Portland Art Museum, Pioneer Square, Portland Bureau of Transportation


Planning panel begins dissection of proposed Downtown LA community plan

The Los Angeles Planning Commission on Thursday, June 17, took up the proposed Downtown Community Plan, but following several hours of presentation, public comment and some discussion, opted to resume deliberations on Aug. 26. Whatever draft version the Planning Commission eventually signs off on will go to the City Council’s Planning and Land Use Committee and then the full City Council for approval. The purpose of the plan is to outline the vision for downtown, guide development and establish ...
Tags: News, La, Government, Los Angeles, City, Sport, Development, Soccer, Community, City Council, Land Use Committee, Bruce, state Senate, Hollywood Park, Studio City, Kevin de Leon


City of Lebanon to End Mask Mandate at End of June

The City Council in Lebanon has voted to drop the community's mask mandate as of June 30.
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LA City Council requests ordinance to ban flavored tobacco

The Los Angeles City Council on Wednesday, June 16, directed the City Attorney to draft an ordinance to ban flavored tobacco and menthol cigarette sales in the city, but exempted hookah tobacco products at existing smokers lounges. Under the proposed ordinance, which will be drafted and come back to the City Council for approval, existing smokers lounges will be able to sell hookah products for on-site or off-site consumption, but the city’s 4,500 tobacco retail stores will be banned from sellin...
Tags: California, Sport, Soccer, United States, City Council, Los Angeles City Council, Gavin Newsom, Los Angeles County, Los Angeles City, Board of Supervisors, LA City Council, Mitch O Farrell, Curren Price, Mike Feuer, U S 9th Circuit Court of Appeals, Ridley Thomas


LA City Council unanimously confirms Matt Szabo as new city administrative officer

By MARGARET SHUTTLEWORTH | City News Service LOS ANGELES — The Los Angeles City Council on Wednesday, June 16 unanimously confirmed Mayor Eric Garcetti’s appointment of his deputy chief of staff, Matt Szabo, to replace Richard Llewellyn as city administrative officer. Szabo, whose appointment becomes effective July 4, will report to the mayor and City Council and be responsible for overseeing the city homelessness coordinator, negotiating labor agreements, working to use tax dollars efficiently ...
Tags: News, Government, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Community, City Council, Lapd, Eric Garcetti, Los Angeles City Council, Rich, Southern California, Los Angeles County, Vernon, San Fernando Valley, Garcetti


Councilwoman Raman introduces motions aimed at expanding homeless housing

LOS ANGELES — City Councilwoman Nithya Raman on Tuesday, June 15 introduced three motions in an effort to expand the city’s short supply of affordable and permanent supportive housing. “In conversations across the district, we’ve heard a common theme: L.A. needs more affordable places for people to live,” Raman said. “Our office has sought out sites for affordable and supportive housing, as well as policy strategies to build more of these units. That’s what today’s motions are about.” One motion...
Tags: Hollywood, News, Housing, La, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Community, Homeless, Venice, City Council, Parks, Wilmington, Raman, Highland Ave, VILLANUEVA


LA City Councilman Mike Bonin served recall notice

Los Angeles City Councilman Mike Bonin was served with a recall notice on Tuesday, June 15, making him the second progressive council member to be the target of a recall effort in less than a week. “This recall campaign is an extravagant waste of taxpayer money, a thinly disguised attempt to derail my efforts to provide real solutions to our homelessness crisis, and the latest in a series of recall attempts to silence strong progressive voices,” Bonin said in a statement released Tuesday afterno...
Tags: Health, Business, Politics, Hollywood, News, Supreme Court, Putin, Government, Jerusalem, Los Angeles, Sport, Ap, Soccer, Community, Homeless, Geneva


Mayor Bill Peduto will be speaking at TechCrunch City Spotlight: Pittsburgh on June 29

Last week we announced that Carnegie Mellon University President Farnam Jahanian will be speaking at our upcoming City Spotlight: Pittsburgh event. Today, we’re excited to announce another big guest: Mayor Bill Peduto. The event will be held on June 29. You can register here for free to listen to our conversations with Mayor Peduto and Jahanian, among others. An alumni of both Carnegie Mellon University and Pennsylvania State University, Peduto served on Pittsburgh’s City Council for a dozen yea...
Tags: Startups, New York, California, San Francisco, Events, Tech, City Council, West Coast, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, CMU, Pennsylvania State University, Matt Burns, Peduto, Bill Peduto, Farnam Jahanian


California: San Jose City Council Hearing Tomorrow!

  Last week, San Jose Mayor Sam Liccardo announced a package of anti-gun proposals, which include annual fees on gun owners. IMG iStock 884191010 U.S.A. -(AmmoLand.com)- Last week, San Jose Mayor Sam Liccardo announced a package of anti-gun proposals, which include annual fees on gun owners, mandatory insurance, and mandatory audio/video recording of firearm purchases to name a few. These proposals may sound familiar, because the Mayor made similar proposals in 2020 and 2019. Tomorrow, June...
Tags: Guns, California, City Council, Sam Liccardo, IMG, San Jose City Council, Gun Rights News, NRA-ILA, Institute for Legislative Action ILA, National Rifle Association of America ILA, San Jose City Council Hearing Tomorrow


Juneteenth a moment to celebrate history, commemorate challenges and victories of last year, and keep up the fight

Kavon Ward will step onto Bruce’s Beach Park later this week for a celebration. A celebration of Juneteenth, of Black history and Black culture. Of the gains, though incomplete, those fighting against systemic racism have made in the 365 days since Ward co-hosted the inaugural Juneteenth celebration at the Manhattan Beach park. And of the history that could soon be made. A year ago this Saturday, June 19, when Ward and about 50 others gathered at Bruce’s Beach Park to commemorate the day in 1865...
Tags: Amazon, News, Justice, Congress, California, Government, Senate, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Bradford, Long Beach, Community, Manhattan, Lincoln, Charles


Flavored tobacco bans won’t achieve desired outcomes

I support efforts to curb underage tobacco use, but only when they work, and only when they do so without hurting people they are claiming to help. By contrast, Los Angeles councilmembers are expected to introduce a ban on flavored tobacco products on June 16th. I urge the community I have lived and served in to make our voices heard and oppose these efforts, which have been proven to be both ineffective and detrimental to some of our most vulnerable residents. Criminalizing flavored tobacco cre...
Tags: Cdc, Opinion, Massachusetts, Sacramento, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Sport, Soccer, Rancho Cordova, City Council, Gavin Newsom, Senate Bill, Yale School of Public Health, Rhode Island Massachusetts, Redondo Beach California, Guest Commentary


‘Hero pay’ plan spotlights undue union influence

The Culver City council on Monday will consider an ordinance to impose a $5 an hour “hero pay” increase for all hospital workers within the city for the next 120 days. This proposal will spark a lively public discussion about the challenges faced by front-line healthcare workers during the pandemic, but it should also highlight a disturbing political dynamic. In cities throughout our region, public-sector unions engage in backdoor arm-twisting, as they use the legislative process to secure benef...
Tags: Opinion, Sacramento, Sport, Soccer, Editorials, SEIU, City Council, Kamala Harris, Gavin Newsom, Lee, Senate Bill, Culver City, Daniel Lee, Newsom, MWD, David Schwarz


Charges won’t be filed against protesters, journalists arrested at Echo Park

Criminal charges will not be filed against the 179 protesters, legal observers and journalists who were arrested for failure to disperse during demonstrations against the city’s clearing of a large homeless encampment that had developed at Echo Park Lake during the COVID-19 pandemic. Following the demonstration on March 25, the Los Angeles Police Department reported that 182 people were arrested. It was not immediately clear if charges were brought against the remaining three people, but the Rob...
Tags: News, Protest, Sport, Soccer, City Council, Lapd, Eric Garcetti, Los Angeles Times, Los Angeles City Council, Southern California, Los Angeles County, Catalina, Kevin, Farrell, Los Angeles City, Los Angeles Police Department


One man's 21-year protest to take down a Confederate monument - and force his Texas town to face its racist legacy

Willie Hudspeth in the spot where the monument once stood, with a picture from from one of his many protests. Andy LaViolette for Insider Willie Hudspeth protested the Confederate monument in his Texas town, almost every Sunday, for 21 years. In June 2020 - one month after the killing of George Floyd - the monument finally came down. Hudspeth's vigils inspired a reckoning about Denton's past, including the forced relocation of the once-thriving Black community known as Quakertown. ...
Tags: Texas, Court, Trends, Square, Kkk, John, Vietnam, City Council, Naacp, Charlottesville, Jim Crow, Black, South, County, Ku Klux Klan, Denton


Latest homeless shelter ‘village’ is ready for occupancy in Wilmington

The 15th Council District’s first Tiny Home Village in Wilmington held a ribbon cutting ceremony on Wednesday, June 9, 2021. The village is adjacent to Harbor Community College which will be working to enroll all residents of the village at the college and house homeless students. This site is part of the Los Angeles City Council’s initiative which brought online 5,000 new beds during a pandemic year to address homelessness in Los Angeles. (Photo by Brittany Murray, Press-Telegram/SCNG) The 1...
Tags: News, La, Los Angeles, Sport, Homelessness, Soccer, Homeless, Venice, City Council, Seattle, Local News, Lapd, Los Angeles City Council, Salvation Army, San Pedro, Homeless Shelters


More traffic cameras, more money: A big day for safer streets in Portland

A man tries to cross 82nd Avenue at Alberta, the intersection where two people were killed by drivers in April.(Photo: Jonathan Maus/BikePortland) Wednesday was a very consequential day for traffic safety in Portland. “I have moved from hating cameras, to really understanding how, in relationship with other safety improvements, they could help keep people in our communities safe.”— Jo Ann Hardesty, city commissioner At their morning session Portland City Council finally authorized the Port...
Tags: Sport, Front Page, Cycling, House, Portland, City Council, Council, Alberta, Rivera, Portland Police Bureau, Portland Bureau of Transportation, Portland City Council, Oregon Senate, Dickman, Jonathan Maus, BikePortland


Councilman Buscaino seeks to resume LA ban on sidewalk encampments during daytime; Councilman Lee seconds motion

LOS ANGELES — Los Angeles City Councilman Joe Buscaino requested Wednesday that the city resume its ban on sidewalk encampments. Buscaino requested the City Council amend the mayor’s Declaration of Local Emergency and resume enforcement of Los Angeles Municipal Code Section 56.11, which regulates the storage of personal property in public areas. It prohibits people from configuring a tent in any public area from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m., except when raining, or if the temperature dips below 50 degrees. ...
Tags: Politics, News, Housing, La, Office, California News, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Homeless, Venice, City Council, Local News, Lapd, Eric Garcetti, Los Angeles City Council


LA considers adding Neutra Reunion House to list of historic monuments

LOS ANGELES — The Los Angeles City Council on Wednesday will consider adding the Dion Neutra/Reunion House, designed by modernist architect Richard Neutra, to the city’s list of Historic-Cultural Monuments. The hillside home, at 2440 Neutra Place in Silver Lake, was built in 1951 as a speculative home. It was named the “Reunion House,” as it was envisioned to be a house where grandparents would live and family reunions would happen, according to the cultural monument nomination form. Neutra woul...
Tags: Business, Real Estate, Politics, News, Congress, La, Germany, California News, Los Angeles, Sport, History, Vienna, Soccer, Venice, City Council, Richard


How bad is the Rose Bowl’s financial situation? ‘Very challenging’ – report

The Rose Bowl Operating Committee is projected to need $26 million over the next five years to cover its growing debt obligations and is in urgent need of revenue generators to chip away at its ailing financial situation, according to an analysis unveiled Tuesday evening. The shortfall — revealed publicly in a special City Council meeting — is the most recent glimpse at how dire the financial picture looks for the nearly 100-year-old stadium and its surrounding grounds, including the Brookside G...
Tags: Sport, Soccer, City Council, Pasadena, Rose Bowl, Southern California, Barrett, Arroyo, Dan Barrett, Victor Gordo, Steve Mermell, Pasadena council, ROBC, Rose Bowl Operating Committee, Shakira Los Tigres Del Norte


$26 million will be needed for Pasadena to cover Rose Bowl’s debt, report says

The Rose Bowl Operating Committee is projected to need $26 million over the next five years to cover its growing debt obligations and is in urgent need of revenue generators to chip away at its ailing financial situation, according to an analysis unveiled Tuesday evening. The shortfall — revealed publicly in a special City Council meeting — is the most recent glimpse at how dire the financial picture looks for the nearly 100-year-old stadium and its surrounding grounds, including the Brookside G...
Tags: Sport, Soccer, City Council, Pasadena, Southern California, Barrett, Arroyo, Dan Barrett, Victor Gordo, Steve Mermell, Pasadena council, ROBC, Rose Bowl Operating Committee, Shakira Los Tigres Del Norte


Lee introduces motion to explore rewards to spur arrests for hate crimes

A motion to have Los Angeles explore using rewards to help obtain information leading to the arrest and conviction of people who commit hate crimes was introduced on Tuesday, June 8, by City Councilman John Lee. If approved by the City Council, the motion would instruct the Office of the Chief Legislative Analyst and City Attorney’s Office to report on the ability of the city to use its existing reward program or create a new reward program for information leading to the identification, arrest a...
Tags: News, La, Government, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, United States, Community, City Council, Hate Crime, Riverside County, Lapd, Lee, Anaheim, John Lee, Los Angeles Police Department