Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Pico Union Town Hall Meeting-Saturday, July 31

Councilmember Reyes, in partnership with the CRA/LA, Los Angeles Development Fund (LADF), and Food4Less, invites Pico Union residents to a Town Hall meeting Saturday, July 31 from 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. at the Pico Union Library community room. Come give your input and learn about Food4Less improvements at two neighborhood stores at Burlington & 6th Street, Olympic, and Hoover. Refreshments will be provided. For more information, call our office at (213) 485-0763, or CRA at (213) 977-1144

Pico Union Library
Community Room
1030 South Alvarado Street
Los Angeles, CA 90006


Reyes Joins Fred Roggin on the Filter

I recently had the pleasure of joining Fred Roggin at the NBC studios to discuss the City's boycott of Arizona, prioritizing public safety and the importance of protecting our American values. The interview aired last night on The Filter. You can watch it here if you missed it.

Monday, July 26, 2010

Tune In: Reyes Discusses Food Deserts w/ Patt Morrison

How can the City, and the residents of South & East L.A., attract grocery store chains? Why can’t a Whole Foods or Trader Joe’s turn a profit in traditionally under-served areas? If they build the markets, will the customers come? Tune in to KPCC 89.3FM at 2 p.m. TODAY, to hear me discuss LA's food desert crisis during a special roundtable with host Patt Morrison.

Roundtable Guests:

Elliott Petty, Director of Grocery & Retail Projects, Alliance for Healthy and Responsible Grocery Stores, Los Angeles Alliance for a New Economy (LAANE)

Councilmember Ed Reyes, Los Angeles City Councilman Representing Council District 1, chair of the City's Planning and Land Use Management

Matthew Dodson, Director of Local Government Relations for the California Grocers Association

Lark Galloway-Gilliam, Executive Director, Community Health Councils

Monday, July 12, 2010

Don't Become A Victim of Identity Theft

Councilmember Reyes encourages you to protect yourself from identity theft. California Department of Corporations and Golden I Credit Union will show you how at a FREE identity theft workshop, TOMORROW, July 13, at 6 p.m. at the Cypress Park Family Source Center, 929 Cypress Ave. You can also learn how to request and carefully review your free credit report.
To register for the workshop, call (323) 226-1682. Food and refreshments will be provided.

Cypress Park Family Source Center
929 Cypress Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90065

Thursday, July 08, 2010

Weigh In On The President's Great Outdoors Initiative


Please join senior representatives of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the White House Council on Environmental Quality, the U.S. Department of Agriculture, the U.S. Department of the Interior and the U.S. Department of Defense for a public listening session and discussion in Southern California on conservation, recreation, and reconnecting people to the outdoors. The session will be held July 8 from 3:00 pm to 7:00 p.m. at Occidental College in Los Angeles.
This past April, at the White House Conference on America’s Great Outdoors, President Obama launched the America’s Great Outdoors Initiative to develop a 21st century conservation agenda and to reconnect Americans with our great outdoors. The President asked his leadership team to engage the full range of interested groups, including State and local governments, community-based organizations, recreation and conservation groups, sporting organizations, youth groups, and others.
This Los-Angeles based listening session, one of several being held around the country, offers an opportunity to hear and describe the challenges and opportunities we face in land and water conservation, in improving recreational opportunities for a large urban population, and in restoring and conserving our vital natural and cultural resources to enable access to a broad array of outdoor recreation. The July 8th public listening session and discussion is an opportunity for the leaders of the America’s Great Outdoors Initiative to hear from you and other voices in the region about solutions for building a 21st century conservation and recreation agenda and for reconnecting people with the outdoors.

Here are the details:
Listening Session and Discussion Information:
When: Thursday - July 8, 2010, 3:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Where: Thorne Hall
Occidental College
1600 Campus Road
Los Angeles, CA 90041 (See map at
Who: Senior national and local leaders from US EPA, CEQ, USDA, DOI and DOD will be present to hear your recommendations and to participate in a conversation with you about America’s Great Outdoors.

This event is free and open to the public. In the event you are unable to participate in person, please submit your comments and stories via the America’s Great Outdoors website at

Wednesday, July 07, 2010

Summer Night Lights Starts TONIGHT in Cypress Park AND Highland Park

Councilmember Reyes and the Northeast community invite you to take part in the 3rd annual Summer Night Lights Program in Cypress Park and now in Highland Park, TONIGHT at 7 p.m. The anti-gang initiative provides job opportunities and organized activities for at risk youth. Its purpose is to provide local youth with fun, reliable, and safe alternatives to gang life.

The program runs today through September 4, from 7 p.m.-midnight. Enjoy free food, music, arts and crafts, workshops, sport, skateboarding and much more. Since its inception in 2008, SNL has grown 16 to 24 parks and recreation center Citywide, with two recreation centers being in District 1.

Cypress Park Recreation Center
2630 Pepper Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90065

Highland Park Recreation Center
6150 Piedmont Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90042