Los Angeles City Councilmember Mitch O’Farrell led the city council in adoption of a July 27 motion that will transfer $500,000 to the Department of Recreation and Parks (RAP) for a community needs assessment and continued maintenance and operations at the Echo Park complex.

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Just one month after the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade, the 1973 decision that gave women across the country the right to an abortion, Downtown Los Angeles saw an outpouring of support for women’s rights in the form of a weekend of protests in late June.

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When Shirley Raines started volunteering on Skid Row six years ago, she was a broken woman. She suffered the loss of her young son, Demetrius, and addressed her pain by helping others heal. By 2021, she was named CNN’s Hero of the Year.

Rosie O’Donnell will host Stand Up for Friendly House LA at The Fonda Theatre on Saturday, July 16.

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Democratic nominees Rick Caruso and Rep. Karen Bass are headed for a runoff election for L.A. Mayor Eric Garcetti’s spot this November, according to county results data. The two candidates addressed supporters the night the results were announced.