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LA County Draft Bicycle Plan

Los Angeles County Public Works (PW) is updating the Los Angeles County Bicycle Master Plan (BMP). The current BMP was last updated in 2012 and established a vision for the future of biking in the County. The BMP will serve as a guide for the development of safe and accessible bikeways and paths within unincorporated Los Angeles County and along County flood control district channels.

2023-08-29T08:30:40-07:00August 22nd, 2023|

HCBF Supports New EV Truck Charging Station in San Pedro Bay

Harbor Community Benefit Foundation (HCBF) HCBF was honored to provide key funding for site development and participate in the Grand Opening of WATTEV’s zero-emission public charging station for electric heavy-duty trucks in late July. The charging site is located adjacent to the Pier-A Terminal at the Port of Long Beach, but welcomes trucks serving both ports (Long Beach and Los Angeles). The new charging depot supports WATTEV’s growing efforts to electrify trucking operations in the ports of Long Beach and Los Angeles, which is the entry point for more than 40% of the nation’s containerized imports.

2023-08-23T09:39:30-07:00August 21st, 2023|

LADWP Board of Water and Power Commissioners Unanimously Approves Major Policy Reform to Implement Proposed ‘Fair Share’ Customer Costs for Power Infrastructure Upgrades to Boost Housing and Commercial Developments Citywide

The Board also formally adopted LADWP’s “Project PowerHouse” Initiative which [...]

2023-08-17T23:02:43-07:00August 16th, 2023|

USC Research Study on Police-Community Interactions

This USC project called "Everyday Respect" is a research study about communication and behavior between police (LAPD specifically) and community members during traffic stops.  Input from the LA community is of utmost importance to this study.  They are looking to interview 30 people about their perspectives on communication and behavior during a traffic stop.

2023-06-22T17:45:32-07:00June 22nd, 2023|

Harbor Occupational Center offering MC3 Construction Apprenticeship Curriculum

This 240 hour pre-apprenticeship course includes the North America’s Building Trade Unions’ sponsored Multi-Craft Core Curriculum (MC3) as well as trade union involvement and fieldtrips. This course is designed for students to find employment as indentured apprentices in the construction industry.

2023-05-30T20:14:03-07:00May 30th, 2023|

Notice of Preparation of a Program Environmental Impact Report and Notice of Public Scoping Meetings

The City of Los Angeles is preparing a Program Environmental Impact Report (PEIR) pursuant to the Calif Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) for the proposed Comprehensive Plastics Reduction Program which is further described in this post.

2023-05-09T11:28:25-07:00May 2nd, 2023|

LA City Council approves Mayor Karen Bass’ Nominees to Harbor Commission

Three new members have been confirmed to the Los Angeles Board of Harbor Commissioners, the five-member oversight board for the Port of Los Angeles. Nominated to the posts by Los Angeles Mayor Karen Bass and approved today by the Los Angeles City Council are former U.S. Rep. Lucille Roybal-Allard, Michael Muñoz and Lee Williams.

2023-05-02T14:18:51-07:00May 2nd, 2023|

Another successful alley clean up event this past Saturday

A special thank you to Councilmember Tim McOsker and his wife Connie and the others who came out representing San Pedro CPR and provided their time and energy to assist in the 2nd One Alley At A Time event this past Saturday, April 29th. We love our volunteers!

2023-05-01T23:33:35-07:00May 1st, 2023|

Town Hall about CFCI (Care First Community Investment) Spending Plan this Thursday. There will be opportunity to give feedback. Visit for more details.

2023-04-18T19:45:53-07:00April 18th, 2023|

2023 Restaurant Resilience Grants Soon to be Available for Central and Southern California Independent Restaurants

On April 12th, So. Calif. Gas Co. announced that grant applications for the Calif. Restaurant Foundation's (CRF) Restaurants Care Resilience Fund will open April 15 to May 7, making $5,000 grants available to 177 restaurants in SoCalGas' service area. The grants will go towards technology adoption, equipment upgrades, employee onboarding and retention, or unforeseen hardships.

2023-04-13T13:24:22-07:00April 13th, 2023|
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