GM’s Message 11.17.17

I hope our newsletter finds you well. Our newest EmpowerLA podcast was just uploaded this week with guest and former EmpowerLA Neighborhood Empowerment Advocate, Lisette Covarrubias, who is now the Neighborhood Liaison for the Planning Department. As a native Angeleno and someone who worked with the Neighborhood Councils for almost a decade, Lisette offers a great perspective on [...]

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NC 101 with P.I.C.O. Neighborhood Council

Los Angeles City Council President Herb Wesson, Economic and Workforce Development Department, and EmpowerLA hosted a FREE Small Business Workshop in Little Ethiopia on Tuesday, November 14, 2017. P.I.C.O. Neighborhood Council Board Member and Chair of the Education Committee, Sylvester Robertson, were present at the forum and described how businesses can collaborate with Neighborhood Councils. EmpowerLA would [...]

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Los Angeles Zoo Master Plan Presentation

The Los Angeles Zoo is inviting the public to a presentation of the new Master Plan which will guide the future development of the Zoo. This meeting and open house will be held at the Zoo on Saturday, December 2, 2017, 10:00am - 11:00am, in the Witherbee Auditorium. Space is limited so you must RSVP to [...]

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LA Sanitation – Bulky Item Collection

Do you have unwanted furniture, carpet, yard trimmings, shelving, and wood to get rid of before the holidays? Bring your items to one of five locations around the City on Saturday, November 18. You can view the flyer at or visit the LA Sanitation Bulky Item Collection page. Please note that appliances, hazardous waste, electronic waste, and industrial waste [...]

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Community Forum: What do you want for San Pedro’s Open Space and Community + Culture?

RSVP ON: – “Ideas for San Pedro Open Space, Community and Culture” ( San Pedro has extraordinary natural beauty, cultural diversity & a history that those of us who live here treasure, celebrate and wish to be preserved for generations to come. What do you envision for the future of San Pedro?  Do you have a [...]

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Mayor’s Message

LOS ANGELES—Mayor Eric Garcetti today announced the appointment of Breelyn Pete as his administration’s Chief of State and Federal Affairs. Pete, a native of Los Angeles, will oversee efforts to advance the Mayor’s state and federal legislative priorities. “Moving Los Angeles forward is about working together, and that means creating and maintaining strong relationships with [...]

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The City of Los Angeles is home to one of the largest senior populations in the United States. The Los Angeles Department of Aging (LADOA) provides community based services to the City’s aging population that includes nutrition, transportation, legal assistance, and Project CARE. PROJECT CARE Caring Actions Responding to Elders Since 2006, LADOA in partnership [...]

By | November 9th, 2017|Blog, City Departments, How-To, Local Heroes|0 Comments

How to Create a Great Mural of Los Angeles

This month, we’re excited to share with our Neighborhood Councils, how to create a public mural through the City’s Citywide Mural Program. Visit the Department of Cultural Affairs website for the mural registration application and for a robust Frequently Asked Question section that can answer many of the questions for your Neighborhood Council. For [...]

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Community Data for Social Impact | GeoHub Training Nov. 15th

Join us for a special GeoHub training where you will learn how to explore, download and work with data to improve your community. Feel free to share this opportunity with others in your network who you think will be interested. As part of the annual Innovate LA event, EmpowerLA, in partnership with the Mayor’s Office, invites you to learn how to [...]

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Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses

Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses is designed for business owners with limited resources who have a business poised for growth. Applicants must demonstrate a commitment to growing their business and creating jobs within their community.   Applicants should meet the following general guidelines: 1. Applicant must be an owner or co-owner of a business. 2. [...]

By | November 9th, 2017|Blog, Education, How-To|0 Comments