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Councilmember Parks to Celebrate Life and Legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. with 11th Annual Gospel Fest

On Monday, January 20, Councilmember Bernard C. Parks will celebrate the life and legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr. at the 33rd Annual Kingdom Day Parade and 11th Annual Gospel Fest, an 8th district esteemed tradition.

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Join Councilmember Parks Celebrate the Return of Sunday Service to Los Angeles Public Libraries at the Exposition Park Branch this Sunday, January 12 at 12:30 p.m.

Los Angeles Public Libraries are now open on Sundays! Join Councilmember Parks this Sunday, January 12 at 12:30 p.m. at the Exposition Park Branch located at 3900 S Western Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90062

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Councilmember Parks Issues a Statement on South Los Angeles' Exclusion from President Obama's "Promise Zones" Program

"I commend the President for creating such an intense and long-term revitalization program with laudable goals of reducing poverty through job creation, increasing economic activity, improving educational opportunities, improving public safety, and leveraging private capital which cover significant lo...

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Councilmember Parks Comments on Los Angeles County Sheriff Lee Baca's Retirement to 89.3 KPCC

"Sheriff Baca has been a remarkable public servant for almost 50 years. The citizens of Los Angeles County are indebted to him for his dedication and innovative approach to public safety. There are very few that get the opportunity to start at the entry level of an organization and eventually reach the top ...

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LAUSD School Board Debate on Filling LaMotte's District 1 Seat Taking Place Tuesday, January 7, 6 p.m. at 333 S. Beaudry Ave.

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Councilmember Parks Discusses Repercussions of Secret Coliseum/USC Deal on the Bryan Suits Show on KABC Radio

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Get Your Free Reusable Bag on January 1, 2014 from 9 a.m. to noon at the Food 4 Less Located on 1748 West Jefferson Boulevard

The City's plastic bag ban goes into effect January 1, 2014. Be prepared by getting a free reusable tote.

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Councilmember Parks' Warnings, Though Ignored, Provide a Blueprint of What Went Wrong with the Coliseum/USC Deal

Today Councilmember Bernard C. Parks released several documents produced by his office that warned Governor Jerry Brown and the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum Commission about the shortcomings of secretly expediting the plan to hand over control of the Coliseum and Sports Arena to the University of Southe...

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Los Angeles' Single-Use Carryout Bag Ordinance (Plastic Bag Ban) Goes into Effect January 1, 2014

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Happy Holidays and a Happy New Year from CD8!

Happy holidays from CD8 and the Regalettes! We'll see you next year at the MLK Freedom Day Parade and Gospel Fest on January 20, 2014!        

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Don't Miss Councilmember Parks' 11th Annual Winter Wonderland and Toy Giveaway this Saturday, December 14

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Councilmember Parks Commends the Valiant Life of Nelson Mandela with Fox 11

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Councilmember Parks Reflects on Nelson Mandela's Admirable Legacy with ABC 7

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Councilmember Parks Discusses Decline in Qualified LAPD Recruits with Bill Carroll on KFI Radio

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Councilmember Parks Explains Why He Voted No to the Thursday, December 4 Mural Ordinance to Intersections South LA

Bernard Parks was the lone council member who opposed mural ordinance in a 14-1 vote, saying that individual communities should decide whether residents can paint murals on the sides of their homes.

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Join Councilmember Parks for the 11th Annual Tree Lighting Celebration on Monday, December 2, 2013

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Councilmember Parks Discusses Fallout of Senator Ron Calderon Scandal with LA Weekly

According to the leaked transcript, on Nov. 2, 2012, Calderon described several bank accounts into which Patel could transfer him cash — including one belonging to a "Los Angeles City Councilman." Media are striving to identify that councilman. That brief exchange extended the scandal's tentacles to L...

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New Sports Field at Martin Luther King, Jr. Recreation Center Featured in Intersections South LA

Councilmember Bernard Parks and representatives from the Department of Recreation and Public Works were on hand to announce the completion of a project that they say will provide a safe place for kids to play and exercise. 

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Councilmember Parks to Participate in Grand Opening of New Soccer Field at Martin Luther King, Jr. Recreational Center

Councilmember Bernard C. Parks will be attending the grand opening of the new synthetic sports and soccer field at the Martin Luther King, Jr. Recreation Center on Thursday, November 21, 2013 at 11: 30 a.m.

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General City Purposes (GCP) Funds Council District Community Services Report Now Available

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