City of Los Angeles

Police Dept.’s annual event honors heroes with the Purple Heart and Medal of Valor.

On Sept. 21, the LAPD hosted its annual “Above and Beyond” ceremony honoring 23 Officers who demonstrated the highest level of courage and bravery in protecting the City...

Restoring the Vision Theatre brings a beacon of light to Leimert Park.

A vision of hope, art and life is nearing completion in South LA’s Leimert Park – the impressively restored Vision Theatre Performing Arts Center. It’s a project of Cultural Affairs, Public Works/Engineering, many other City departments, and countless community activists who have long dreamed of reopening it.

Catching up on the progress of StreetsLA’s Center for Green Innovation.

In the middle of the pandemic – Feb. 15, 2022 – StreetsLA introduced its Center for Green Innovation as part of LA’s growing response to the climate crisis. The Club has been eager to catch up with the sustainability team to find out more details...

Central Library’s Octavia Lab makerspace expands the limits of learning.

The Octavia Lab, named after the award-winning science fiction author Octavia E. Butler, is a do-it-yourself makerspace located inside the Los Angeles Public Library’s historic Central Library.

StreetsLA’s Commercial Vehicle Training Center puts safety in the driver’s seat.

When it comes to driver safety, there’s no substitute for classroom learning, time in a challenging simulator, and experience behind the wheel. That’s the thinking behind StreetsLA’s Commercial Vehicle Training Center, its comprehensive driving academy and partial licensing center in Van Nuys. The state DMV has authorized the center to test City-employed truck drivers on a DMV-approved course on City property. (The written and medical portions of the licensing process must still be performed by the DMV.)

LAPD’s award winning solar array project points to a sustainable future.

A new era of sustainable power generation in the City of LA has begun with the completion of the LAPD Motor Transport Division’s Solar Photovoltaic (PV) Array project...

VNY Director Flora Margheritis reflects on her 32-year LA aviation career.

Flora Margheritis, Director of Airport Operations at Van Nuys, retires after piloting the general aviation facility into clear skies ahead...

One small act of kindness grew into a charity.

With his wife, Loretta, Zaki Mustafa, Retired Executive Officer, LADOT, 33 years of City service and Club Member, formed a nonprofit. He raised money any way he could, and organized shipments of jackets for those in need...

LA has North America’s first all-electric fire engine.

You’ve read that LA has North America’s first all-electric fire engine. (Awesome!) Now read about how it happened.

New dept. creates LA’s first-ever Youth Council to empower young adults.

Since June 2021, City Hall has been getting a lot younger, by design. That’s when the City Council, voted unanimously to create the Youth Development Dept., one of the City’s newest units. A major purpose of the department is to create, manage and develop the City’s first Youth Council...