Valley Human Trafficking Task Force announces uptick in arrests

I held a press conference with L.A. City Attorney Mike Feuer and officers from the LAPD Operations-Valley Bureau to highlight the hard work of the Bureau’s Human Trafficking Task Force. Last year, the Task Force arrested more than 700 johns and multiple pimps.  Continue reading

2018 Women's March Draws Hundreds of Thousands to Downtown L.A.

HEAR US ROAR! I was so proud to be among the hundreds of thousands of women who participated in this year's Women’s March in downtown Los Angeles. As we marched for women’s rights, we also called on women everywhere to vote.   Continue reading

Valley community gathers in Pacoima for annual MLK Breakfast

On Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, I gathered with friends and neighbors at the San Fernando Valley Boys & Girls Club in Pacoima for the African-American Leadership Organization's annual MLK Community Breakfast.           Continue reading

Sixth District Partners with L.A. Venues on Human Trafficking Awareness Day

On Human Trafficking Awareness Day, my office turned City Hall blue to raise awareness about human trafficking in L.A. and show support for victims. We also took the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Blue Campaign citywide, partnering with venues across to turn their buildings blue.   Continue reading

L.A. Kicks Off Annual Christmas Tree Recycling Program

This holiday season, I helped launch the City's annual Christmas tree recycling program. The kick-off was held at L.A. Sanitation's East Valley yard in Sun Valley. Continue reading

Sixth District Wraps Up 2017 Gift of Reading Celebration

Valley second-graders and their parents joined our Sixth District team at the Panorama City Branch Library for this year's final Gift of Reading holiday celebration.   Continue reading

Call for tougher rules for banks that want to do business with the City

This month, in Council, I called for tougher rules for banks that want to do business with the City of Los Angeles. My proposed changes to the City's "responsible banking" ordinance would require these banks to disclose whether they use sales goals or quotas when selling consumer financial services.      Continue reading

L.A. City Council recognizes Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers founding president

This week, in Council, it was my great honor to recognize Rodrigo T. Garcia. Mr. Garcia is Founding President of the Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers. Continue reading

Sixth District Office Holds 5th Annual Gift of Reading Holiday Celebration

Last night, I welcomed nearly one hundred second-graders to the Sun Valley Branch Library for my fifth annual Gift of Reading celebration.  Continue reading

Creek Fire: Information for Residents

We have posted a list of links to information on the Creek Fire, including updates, evacuation and shelter information, air quality information, school closures, and more. If you are in the evacuation zone, do NOT delay. Take critical items and safely depart the area. If you live in an area bordering the current evacuation zone, please ensure you are getting READY SET GO.  Continue reading