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Parks Seeks City Hall Resolution Condemning Derogatory, Racially-Biased Statements of Clippers Owner Donald Sterling

Councilmember Bernard C. Parks’ staff has begun drafting a resolution to have the City of Los Angeles take an official position on the racially-biased comments attributed to Clippers owner, Donald Sterling over the weekend.

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Smite On! USC and Price Get Wish; Concerns About Ethically-Bankrupt Process Lead Parks to Seek Another Fireworks Venue

Councilmember Bernard C. Parks told the Coliseum Commission today that his concerns over how the commission is choosing the host for the annual fireworks show that he founded 12 years ago has led him to withdraw his request to hold the event at the Coliseum.

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Councilmember Parks Debates True Intentions of Promise Zones Initiative on Panel with Political Commentator Earl Ofari Hutchinson on Saturday, April 26 on KPFK 90.7 FM

Councilmember Bernard C. Parks will be a panelist on The Hutchinson’s Report Panel, “Promise Zone--Solution or Disappointment”, Saturday, April 26 at noon on KPFK 90.7 FM. Listen to the interview here.

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Councilmember Parks Discusses Impact of the Plastic Bag Ban in His District with the Chicago Tribune

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Parks Says, "The Price is Wrong, Again!" 8th District Rep to Pitch Fireworks Show at Half the Price of Competitor as Battle with Coliseum Commission and USC Continues Friday, April 25

Councilmember Bernard C. Parks will address the Coliseum Commission tomorrow, Friday, April 25, to make his case to continue his involvement with the FREE Fourth of July Fireworks “Extravaganza” he founded nearly 12 years ago. When Parks addresses the board at the special meeting at the Hall of Admin...

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Councilmember Parks to Celebrate Tavis Smiley's Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame Friday, April 25 in Council

Councilmember Bernard C. Parks will honor broadcaster, author, publisher, advocate and philanthropist, Tavis Smiley, for receiving the 2,522nd star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame and for his contributions to media.

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Councilmember Parks Discusses His Sidewalk Repair Program with LANI and Infrastructure Budget Challenges on the Larry Elder Show, Wednesday, April 16

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View Photos from the April 16, 2014 LANI Sidewalk Repair News Conference from Berg and Associates

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Councilmember Parks Says No to Sales Tax Hike, Collaborates with LANI to Fix Sidewalks

Councilmember Bernard C. Parks and the Los Angeles Neighborhood Initiative (LANI) are repairing 130 of the worst sidewalks in the district. On Wednesday, April 16 at 12:00 p.m., Parks and LANI representatives will kickoff repair in front of the property of an 80-year-old resident who has waited several years to...

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Check Out Free Easter Activities Taking Place in the District

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Councilmember Parks Seeks Help from Community to Close 2012 Unsolved Murder of Paul T. James

Councilmember Bernard C. Parks and 77th Division Detective Gerardo Vejar will hold a news conference to ask for the community’s help in finding the individual(s) responsible for the murder of 40-year-old Paul T. James.

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Thinking of Moving to LA? Councilmember Parks' Advice Featured on Moving to LA Today

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Councilmember Parks Discusses Shooting of LAPD Officer at Wilshire Station, Missing Antennas of South L.A. Patrol Cars on the Larry Elder Show

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Councilmember Parks Explains Why He Voted No to City's Move to Franchise Trash Collection on Annenberg Radio News

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Councilmember Parks Explains Fourth of July Fireworks Fiasco on Bryan Suits Show on KABC Radio

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Fireworks Show Takeover Attempt Just Another USC/Commission Swipe at Councilmember Parks The "Petty Party" Continues Wednesday During Meeting at the Coliseum

The University of Southern California(USC) and Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum Commissioner Curren Price, are continuing what has become a petty retaliation effort against Councilmember Bernard C. Parks by attempting to force him out of the annual Fourth of July Fireworks Extravaganza he founded nearly 1...

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Councilmember Parks Appearing in Episode of "The Bold and the Beautiful" to Advocate Animal Adoptions at South L.A. Animal Shelter

Councilmember Bernard C. Parks will appear in an episode arc of “The Bold and The Beautiful” that will follow characters “Liam Spencer” (portrayed by Emmy award-winning actor Scott Clifton) and ”Hope Logan” (portrayed by actress Kim Matula) as they adopt a pet at the South L.A...

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Councilmember Parks Discusses the District's Sidewalk Repair Initiative, the City's Rocky Fiscal Future, Business in L.A. and more on L.A. Talk Radio

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View Media Coverage from Councilmember Parks' Signal Light Activation at 11th Avenue and 48th Street on Thursday, March 13

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Councilmember Parks Starring in Lifetime Network Documentary on the Grim Sleeper Case this Saturday, March 15

On Saturday, March 15 at 8 p.m., "The Grim Sleeper" will premiere on the Lifetime Network. The film depicts the serial killer's rampage that spanned from 1985 to 2007.

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