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CD 13 candidate Mitch O’Farrell’s received the endorsement of his former boss, Eric Garcetti, L.A. Mayoral candidate and District 13’s current City Councilmember. At the same time, Mitch has endorsed Eric for Mayor.
"Mitch O’Farrell is the best choice to carry on the work I’ve been doing in the 13th District. He deserves your vote,” Eric said, adding, “Mitch brings unmatched experience in the district to continue our forward momentum."
Mitch served on Eric’s staff for a decade, first as a Field Deputy and then as Senior Advisor. During these ten years, the two collaborated on District-enhancing projects across all of our neighborhoods, and his selecting Mitch as his preferred successor has special weight.
“I’m proud of what Eric…Continue
If you live in the Los Angeles area, please join 89.3 KPCC on Saturday, May 13 for a panel discussion on what makes a medical condition "invisible": What is unique about the suffering of someone who has R.A. or chronic migraine headaches? What challenges does that person face in communicating her or his condition to a health provider? And is this a matter of public health?
Conditions like cancer, heart disease and AIDS strike fear into the heart of anybody with a elementary knowledge of health. So-called "invisible" conditions like rheumatoid arthritis, chronic migraine headaches and chronic fatigue syndrome, on the other hand, may be met with blank stares – or worse, dismissiveness. But to the person who lives with these conditions, life is profoundly different and more difficult than it was before its onset.
This Crawford Family Forum (474 S Raymond Ave, Pasadena, CA)…
It will be held on Tuesday, May 14 at 6:30 p.m. at Dorris Place Elementary School. The address is 2225 Dorris Place, Los Angeles 90031. The event will take place in the auditorium. Spanish translation will be provided. Light refreshments will be served.
Community members are encouraged to provide questions regarding the Elysian Valley Community and all of CD13, which will be answered by the candidates during the forum. If you would like to submit a question, please email Elysian Valley Outreach: …
The Associated Press Stylebook and several newsrooms have dropped the term "illegal immigrant." On the AP website, a top editor clarified, "The Stylebook no longer sanctions the term 'illegal immigrant' or the use of 'illegal' to describe a person. Instead, it tells users that 'illegal' should describe only an action, such as living in or immigrating to a country illegally."
The decision has been applauded by Latino and immigration advocates. For years, many protested the AP and other journalism organizations, including The New York Times, over usage of what they believed to be an offensive term. But journalists are left wondering, what is the proper terminology for an immigrant in the country illegally?
Do you use a specific term to describe someone with a certain immigration status? What do you think of the AP's new stance?…Continue
On April 18th, the Bedrock. L.A recording studio was an interesting venue for Los Angeles City Council District 13 candidate Mitch O'Farrell and District 1 candidate Jose Gardea to state their positions to area residents before the upcoming May 21st election runoff.
The music studio building at 1623 Allesandro Street at the west end of Echo Park had parties and recording sessions going on. In one room, assorted cakes , pies, and cookies covered a table before you got to the sitting area where neighborhood residents gathered to hear the candidates speak. O'Farrell's opponent , John J. Choi, and Gardea's opponent , Gilbert Cedillo, both reportedly declined to participate in the forum.
Among the issues the candidates addressed were encouraging the growth of small business in the Echo Park area, as well as methods to alleviate the traffic congestion and parking problems. "I have a lot of experience making people feel they are listened to. I have…Continue
Volunteers are sought for this year's Echo Park Art Walk. Passing out maps, keeping an eye out at stores and just having a presence would be appreciated. To attend, just show up. The preliminary map is posted below. To volunteer, please contact Jesse Carmichael, GM - FIX Coffee of Echo Park, 310.279.2934.…Continue
In an even handed article, Peter Lassen, Secretary of Echo Park Improvement Association explains the fate of the former favorite ficus trees. Although at first it was assumed someone had broken the law; in the end, it turned out to be broken sidewalks and broken dreams. (Photo by Kelly Erickson)
The two men hoping to succeed Councilman Eric Garcetti in the Thirteenth District are picking up support from their former opponents in the March 5 primary.
Mitch O'Farrell, a former Garcetti aide, placed first in the primary with 18 percent of the vote. He was endorsed Monday by two former candidates — Sam Kbushyan and Josh Post. Kbushyan finished third in the race thanks to strong support from the district's Armenian community.
Read more here: http://kp.cc/17p2yLM
Meanwhile, the May general election only weeks away, and Los Angeles is preparing to say good-bye to outgoing Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa and begin the process of selecting a brand new mayor.
In advance of that, KPCC staff and reporters are hitting the streets of Los Angeles to…Continue