Impact Hub LA, Renters’ Day Rally

From downtown los angeles: This is the City, a podcast focusing on the politics, art and culture of Los Angeles.

This week we meet Ani Okkasian managing director at Impact Hub LA a co-working space for startups and freelancers who operate with a social focus. Also we join the rally for Renters’ Day LA to meet the folks advocating for more action from city government on the rising cost of housing

LAUSD Grand Arts Festival, Mayor Garcetti’s State of the City

From downtown los angeles: This is the City, a podcast focusing on the politics, art and culture of Los Angeles. This week we learn more about the LAUSD Grand Arts Festival hitting Grand park this weekend. Also we’ll preview tonight’s State of the city speech from Mayor Eric Garcetti

 

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Episode 42: LAUSD Grand Arts Festival, Mayor Garcetti’s State of the City

Check out more on LAUSD’s Grand Arts Festival here

http://home.lausd.net/apps/news/article/554030

 

And watch Mayor Garcetti’s State of the city speech online here

http://lamayor.org/SOTC2016

Eat! Drink! at Barcito

South Park stands alone in the micro-neighborhoods of DTLA; at times it feels detached, aloof even, from the rest of the DTLA community, which tends to ebb and flow across the varied “lines” of sectors. But all that is about to change. With the opening of Barcito, the Argentinian inspired bar and grill, South Park has a true neighborhood bar that welcomes residents of South Park (and DTLA at large) with bigger than usual tapas plates and “just right like baby bear’s porridge” cocktail game. Join Gerren and Anthony as they are embraced by the Latin American warmth only an Argentinian local spot can provide.

The Word at Large EP: 3

From This is the City and Writ large press: This is The word at large podcast. We are a podcast about the art of words and how we express them. poetry, storytelling and the creative life of los angeles. On this episode we return to the Instant from the Ham and Eggs Tavern. We’ll be hearing from:

 

Jesse Bliss
Jervey Tervalon
Jade Chang
Vickie Vertiz
&
Toni Ann Johnson

Dr. Luann Pannell LAPD Director of Training, Councilmember Huizar’s DTLA Forward

From downtown los angeles: This is the City, a podcast focusing on the politics, art and culture of Los Angeles. I’m your host Gerren Kelsaw.

 

This week we meet Dr Luann Pannell Director of education and training for LAPD

Also we’ll speak with Councilmember Huizar about DTLA Forward

 

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Episode 41: Dr. Luann Pannell LAPD Director of Training, Councilmember Jose Huizar’s DTLA Forward

DOWNTOWN LOS ANGELES –

(from her bio)

Dr. Luann Pannell, began her career with LAPD as a Police Psychologist in 2000 and in 2006 was promoted to Director of Police Training and Education by Chief Bratton. In this role she is responsible for the review and evaluation of all LAPD training curricula to ensure relevancy, continuity, and compliance with State and Federal criteria and Department policy. She researches best practices in police training and adult learning to continually improve and advance LAPD training. In keeping with this role, Dr. Pannell led the team responsible for the complete redesign of the LAPD Academy in 2008.

During her tenure as a police psychologist she consulted with a variety of specialized units including Juvenile Division, Scientific Investigation Division, Jail Division, Records and Identification Division, Recruitment and Employment Division, and Scientific Investigation Division. She also responded to SWAT call-outs as a member of the Crisis Negotiation Team and a member of the Critical Incident Response Team (CIRT). As a CIRT member, she assisted LAPD employees in managing their reactions to critical incidents. She participated in ride-a-longs, provided management consultation, and presented training on a variety of issues including stress management and the psychological consequences of constant exposure to violence.

 

Jose Huizar’s DTLA Forward started las year with council motions to study the implementation of greener alley ways and street scape changes. With the burgeoning population in downtown, walkable, pedestrian friendly streets have become a hot topic. Huizar envisions protected bike lanes in the historic core. The pedestrian head start program which offers a walk sign to pedestrians four seconds ahead of car traffic was be welcomed by many in the neighborhood. The proposed street car for downtown has also been incorporated under the umbrella of DTLA Forward with hopes that Metro’s inclusion of the project as a line item in their R2 ballot measure, combined with other efforts can bring the project to fruition in short order.

Eat! Drink! Badmaash

What is this badmaasherie! A medley of Flavors; but also mad flavah. Commitment to culinary excellence; but also fidelity to food traditions. Badmaash is all of these at once. This passion project of a family of well-trained Canadian-Indian chefs and industry professionals, combines authentic Indian food with Los Angeles influences, all with a focus on premium ingredients and process, in a casual and fun gastropub environment. Come with us to try Indian food like you’ve never had before.

Carmen Zella Do Art Foundation, Jill Stewart Neighborhood Integrity Initiative

From downtown los angeles: This is the City, a podcast focusing on the politics, art and culture of Los Angeles.

This week we meet Carmen Zella founder and executive director of Do Art foundation. A non profit that focuses on developing public art projects in Southern California

Also we’ll chat with Jill Stewart Campaign director of the neighborhood integrity initiative. The proposed measure headed for the March 2017 ballot is designed to halt what they call corrupt development practices at City Hall.

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