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L.A. Mayor Garcetti Names McClain-Hill to DWP Commission

Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti on Aug. 1 nominated prominent attorney, lobbyist and businesswoman Cynthia McClain-Hill to the board of Water and Power Commissioners.

Assessed Value of Real Estate in L.A. County Hits Record $1.57 Trillion

In another sign of L.A.’s continuing real estate boom, the total assessed value of real estate in Los Angeles County rose 6.6 percent this year to a record $1.57 trillion, according to an announcement late on July 27 from Los Angeles County Assessor Jeffrey Prang.

OSI Gets $140 Million U.S. Customs Contract

Hawthorne-based OSI Systems Inc. signed a new five-year contract with United States Customs and Border Protection valued at up to $140 million, the company announced June 26.

Tetra Tech Awarded $85M USAID Contract for Energy Security in Ukraine

Pasadena engineering and consulting firm Tetra Tech, Inc. announced July 23 that the U.S. Agency for International Development has awarded the company an $85 million contract to support enhanced energy security in Ukraine.

L.A. Mayor Garcetti to Lead Trade Mission to East Asia

Business, civic delegation will visit four nations over 10 days

Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti is leading a business and civic delegation on a 10-day trade mission to Japan, South Korea, Vietnam and China starting July 23, Garcetti’s office announced on July 20.

Jewish Community Foundation Awarded Record $100M in Grants Last Year

The Jewish Community Foundation of Los Angeles announced July 17 that it awarded a record $100 million in grants to more than 2,600 nonprofit organizations last year.

County Supervisors Place Parcel Tax for Stormwater Cleanup on November Ballot

The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors on July 17 voted to place a parcel tax on the November ballot to raise a projected $300 million a year to reduce runoff of polluted stormwater.

L.A. Area Annual Inflation Rate Slips to 4 Percent as Gas, Food Prices Drop Slightly

The local inflation rate dipped to 4 percent year-over-year in June as gas and food prices slipped slightly in recent weeks, according to federal data released July 12.

Los Angeles Kicks Off 2018 Youth Jobs Program

Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti launched a nearly $6 million youth employment program expected to match tens of thousands of young people with summer and year-round jobs.

Silver Lake Medical Center to Pay $550,000 Settlement for Illegal Patient Dumping

Los Angeles prosecutors announced on July 2 they had reached a $550,000 settlement with Silver Lake Medical Center in Westlake, the second health care agency in a week to reach a financial agreement after accusations of illegal patient dumping.

California Launches Statewide Janitorial Registry

Beginning July 1, all janitorial service providers and contractors are required to register with the state of California on an annual basis. Failure to do so will result in fines, the state’s labor commissioner’s office said.

Tetra Tech Receives $60M Multi-Award Federal Contract for Engineering, Design Services

Tetra Tech Inc. announced June 28 that the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers selected it for a $60 million, five-year, multiple-award contract for engineering and design services throughout the Pacific Northwest.

Judge Rules Huntington Park Dispensary Permit Process Unconstitutional

The City of Huntington Park’s application process for its medical marijuana business permits violated constitutional rights by unlawfully restricting applicants petitioning city council members about their applications, a federal judge has ruled.

SoCal Edison Proposes $760M for EV Charging Stations

Southern California Edison on June 26 submitted a proposal to state regulators to spend $760 million in ratepayer funds to build more charging stations for passenger electric vehicles.

LA Misses Final Cut for U.S. Army Procurement Center HQ

Los Angeles has missed the final cut for a U.S. Army procurement center headquarters, according to a media report.