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Members of the media are invited to the City of Los Angeles Personnel Department to witness the first step in the recruitment and application journey for the city’s future police officers


***Media RSVP’s and interview inquiries to:***


On Saturday, July 15th the City’s Personnel Department will provide Angelenos the opportunities to learn about various police and civilian jobs available with the Los Angeles Police Department. The Hiring Expo provides interested candidate with officer panels, on-site testing and information booths where they can learn about open positions with a salary range of $60,907 to $93,793.

Today, Los Angeles is one of the most ethnically and geographically diverse cities in the country. Its residents speak 224 languages and live in diverse communities. LAPD Officers are sworn to protect and to serve more than 4 million Angelenos within a sprawling 465 square mile jurisdiction. In order to effectively meet the needs of all of the city's residents, LAPD Officers work out of 18 divisions. They patrol in cars, boats, helicopters, bikes, horseback and on foot.

To learn more about the employment opportunities and the application process members of the media are invited to the City of Los Angeles Personnel Department to witness the first step hopeful applicants must complete to start the process to become a police officer.


  • Aram Kouyoumdjian

Assistant General Manager

Personnel Department, City of Los Angeles  

Available for interviews

  • Captain Alan Hamilton

Recruitment and Education Division

Los Angeles Police Department

Available for interviews

  • Officer Brittany Morris

Recruitment and Education Division

Los Angeles Police Department

Available for interviews


  • Saturday, July 15th, 2017

  • Expo begins at 9am

  • Officer Panel at Noon

  • Written Exams at 8:00am and 1:00pm



  • City of Los Angeles Personnel Department

700 East Temple Street

Los Angeles, CA 90012



  • Job fair like environment featuring booths where you can learn about various positions

  • Testing center filled with Los Angeles Police Department hopefuls beginning the application process




The City of Los Angeles Personnel Department  not only offers quality Human Resources services to City departments, but also to the valued residents of the City of Los Angeles.


  • 15 July 2017

Third Saturday ArtWalk Experiment to Launch

Saturday, July 15th, August 19th and September 16th



San Pedro, CA – The San Pedro Historic Waterfront Business Development District in collaboration with the San Pedro Waterfront Arts District is excited to announce an experimental Third Saturday ArtWalk. The dates will be Saturday, July 15th, August 19th & September 16th 2017, from 2:00-6:00pm.

The PBID and the Arts District invite the public to explore the galleries and artist lofts, dine in our unique eateries and stay for a show or listen to music at local bars and restaurants.

The Third Saturday ArtWalk activities will include:

  • Over 30 artists and galleries
  • Free PBID Trolleys
  • Alex Smith Jazz Trio in front of Sirens
  • Free Guided ArtWalk Tours at 2:30 and 4:30pm, leaving from Sirens – 357 West 7th

The PBID and the Arts District want to add a weekend ArtWalk in order to give out of area arts patrons a chance to visit our artists and galleries. This effort is in addition to the 20 year old First Thursday ArtWalk, which is still going strong.

“We wanted to see if we added a Third Saturday ArtWalk, arts patrons and cultural tourists would visit all we have to offer in San Pedro. In addition to the galleries and artist studios, San Pedro offers an opportunity to see the USS Iowa, the LA Maritime Museum , the Cabrillo Marine Aquarium and the historic 1874 Pt. Fermin Lighthouse”, says Arts District Director, Linda Grimes.

The free guided ArtWalk tours will be offered at 2:30 and 4:30pm, leaving from Sirens Java and Tea, 357 West 7th Street. The Alex Smith Jazz Trio will be performing in front of Sirens on July 15th and the free PBID Trolleys will be running throughout the historic downtown core of San Pedro.

For more information and an ArtWalk Guide please contact:

Joe Pielago, (310) 832-2183,

Linda Grimes,


  • 15 July 2017 - 15 July 2017

Please join me as I am inaugurated for my second term on Thursday, June 29th at twelve noon in the City Council Chambers. District Attorney Jackie Lacey will swear me in and I will deliver remarks about the future direction of our office as we tackle many of the most significant issues facing our City. 
A reception will immediately follow the ceremony in the City Hall forecourt. Please RSVP to by Monday, June 26th. You will be provided with a parking pass for City Hall East.
See you on the 29th!
  • 26 June 2017
  • City Council Chambers
  • 200 N. Spring Street




Myths and Realities of Lobbying in Los Angeles

Friday, May 19, 2017

Los Angeles doesn't have its own version of K Street, where Washington, D.C.'s, industry of power brokers sets up shop. Nonetheless, Los Angeles's city bureaucracy, and those of other local cities, is vast and it too has its corps of consultants and lobbyists who advocate for legislation and assist clients with projects. Among all local lobbying efforts, perhaps none are as numerous, intense, or contentious as those surrounding development. From variances, to general plan amendments, to planning commission hearings, and city council hearings, many developers would be lost without experts to guide them and, indeed, to advocate for them.  

WUF is pleased to bring together a panel to explain what lobbying is and is not in the Los Angeles area. They will discuss lobbyists' roles and legal limitations, the projects they work on, the influence that lobbyists have, and the limits of that influence. And they will address common refrains about favoritism and the elevation of "special interests" over the common good.  


Tanner Blackman, Partner, Kindel Gagan Public Affairs Advocacy
Aaron Green, President, The Afriat Consulting Group
Marc Mitchell, Vice President, Local Government, Cerrell Associates
Jeff Seymour, Principal, Seymour Consulting Group


Ed Reyes, Retired Councilmember, Planner 

The Olympic Collection
11301 Olympic Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90064

7:15am Registration
7:30am Breakfast 
7:45am Panel Discussion

Registration Fees
$40 members
$55 nonmembers
$10 student members 
$15 student nonmembers

Pre-registration closes on Wednesday, May 17, 2017.  After May 17, 2017 and at onsite registration the cost will be an additional $10.00.  No refunds or credits will be provided after this date.

**WUF offers a special, discounted rate for individuals involved in land use, planning, and development issues on a grass roots and neighborhood level on an unpaid basis. If you are interested in attending this WUF breakfast with a discounted rate, please send your request to with your contact information and description of your neighborhood level activities prior to May 17, 2017.  Certain restrictions apply.



  • 19 May 2017 - 19 May 2017

Join us for our first free event of the year!
Pizza, salad, beer and wine compliments of PCLA

DeSano Pizza Bakery
4959 Santa Monica Blvd
East Hollywood

April 30, 2017
1:00-3:00 pm

RSVP Required
Visit or Call (310) 880-3143

Bring the family and meet new friends!

  • 30 April 2017 - 30 April 2017


Annual Dinner Honorees

Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation
Drew Altman is President and Chief Executive Officer of the Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation. He is an innovator in the world of foundations and a leading expert on national health policy who publishes and speaks widely on health issues.

Public Servant of The Year 

California State Assembly

Speaker Anthony Rendon is the 70th Speaker of the California State Assembly, and represents the 63rd Assembly District encompassing the cities of Bell, Cudahy, Hawaiian Gardens, Lakewood, Long Beach, Lynwood, Maywood, Paramount and South Gate. 

  • 27 April 2017 - 27 April 2017
  • The Millennium Biltmore Hotel
  • 506 S. Grand Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90071

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