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LADWP April 12th Power Outage and Surge

On April 12, 2017, at approximately 3:43 p.m. a vehicle struck and destroyed an LADWP power pole located on Santa Monica Boulevard southwest of Seward Street, resulting in a power outage that affected approximately 1,000 customers in the Hollywood Hills community. LADWP received reports of damage to the panels, meters and electrical appliances of some customers in the area due to a power surge that occurred as a result of the accident.

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Press Release: Exotic Animal Ban Approved by City Council, City to Begin Drafting Ordinance

Los Angeles, CA -- Today, the Los Angeles City Council unanimously approved (14-0) Councilmember David Ryu’s motion to instruct the City Attorney to craft an ordinance which would prohibit the exhibition of wild or exotic animals for entertainment or amusement, including circuses, other wild or exotic animal shows, and rentals for house parties.

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Exotic Animal Ban Passes Committee, Heads to Council

Los Angeles, CA -- Today, the City of Los Angeles’ Personnel and Animal Welfare Committee unanimously approved (3-0) Councilmember David Ryu’s motion to instruct the City Attorney to craft an ordinance which would prohibit the exhibition of wild or exotic animals for entertainment or amusement, including circuses, other wild or exotic animal shows, and rentals for house parties.

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L.A. City Council Approves Funding for Griffith Park Access and Mobility Study

LOS ANGELES - Today, the City Council voted unanimously (10-0) to approve Councilmember David Ryu’s request to spend $100,000 of the Fourth Council District’s discretionary funds on a comprehensive study for improving park access, safety, and mobility in Griffith Park and around the Hollywood Sign.

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2017's Wonder Women of the Fourth

In honor of Women’s History Month, our office selected four women who have made immense contributions to their neighborhoods in the Fourth Council District.

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Press Release: LADWP to Begin Refilling Silver Lake Reservor

LOS ANGELES -- Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP) officials confirmed today that surplus water from the above average snowpack runoff water from the Eastern Sierra region will be made available to refill Silver Lake Reservoir ahead of schedule. 

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LA City Leaders Support Access To Legal Counsel for Immigrants Detained Upon Entry To U.S.

Los Angeles, CA -- Today, the Los Angeles City Council unanimously (11-0) approved a Resolution in support of the Access to Counsel Act, introduced by Senator Kamala Harris (D-CA).

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Miracle Mile HPOZ Approved by Council Committee

Los Angeles, CA -- Today, the Planning and Land Use Management Committee approved an Historic Preservation Overlay Zone (HPOZ) for the Miracle Mile area.

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STATEMENT: Ryu on Pilot Sidewalk Repair Program

Los Angeles, CA -- Today, the Los Angeles City Council approved a $1.5 million sustainable sidewalk repair pilot program. If approved by the Mayor, the program would be rolled out at select City facilities beginning this summer. The goal of the program is to begin incorporating alternative, environmentally sustainable products in the City’s long-term effort to repair and maintain our broken sidewalks. The program will assess the installation and lifecycle costs, maintenance requirements, and the durability of the materials used - including, porous and permeable interlocking pavers, post-consumer plastics and materials made from recycled rubber tires, amongst others.

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Press Release: Launch of Weekday Dash Observatory

LOS ANGELES –The City of Los Angeles will begin weekday DASH bus service to Griffith Observatory and the Greek Theatre beginning Tuesday, March 21, 2017, in an effort to improve access and reduce traffic congestion. With weekend service already in place, there will be access every day from the Metro Red Line Vermont/Sunset Station to the two historic venues, local hiking trails, and Hollywood Sign viewing.

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