Let’s give it up for the students at Ánimo Jackie Robinson Charter High School in District 9! Their student body is the inaugural winner of Councilman Curren Price's “Don’t Trash CD 9” high school challenge.
As part of Councilman Price's continuous efforts to clean up South LA, he recently launched a one-of-a-kind competition targeting local high school students. From Oct. 28-Dec. 9, a dozen local high schools battled each other to see which would report the most illegal dumping, bulky-items and graffiti using the MyLA311 app.
The first leg of the competition resulted in more than 2,100 MyLA311 requests, with Ánimo Jackie Robinson submitting just under 1,500 of them. Ánimo Jackie Robinson High School will not only have bragging rights, but they were also awarded $5,000 for their hard work in making Council District 9 cleaner and greener. Because of these students’ efforts more residents are able to see the real beauty of CD 9.
The competing 12 schools will have five more chances to win as this competition will continue to run until May 2020. Please join us in congratulating these CD 9 champs!
The ringing sound of sleigh bells echoed through South Park Recreation Center on Saturday, Dec. 7 during Councilman Curren Price’s Annual Winter Wonderland. Thousands of jolly boys and girls shared their wish list with Santa; received toys from hard-working CD 9 elves; and sipped hot cocoa as they took part in arts and crafts.
Each year, Councilman Price hosts a Winter Wonderland complete with snow sledding, bounce houses, face painting and other family-friendly entertainment. Despite the rain, thousands of local families were in attendance. "The weather didn’t dampen our Holiday spirit,” exclaimed Councilman Price. “For me, there is no greater gift than unity in community.”
To see the entire Winter Wonderland 2019 photo album, click here.
On Tuesday, Dec. 3, Councilwoman Nury Martinez became the first Latina to be elected Los Angeles City Council President.
Councilwoman Martinez will assume her new role starting in January 2020. Throughout her career, she has proven that she is imminently qualified for this job; championing the needs of children and families, empowering women and girls, fighting human trafficking, tackling the threat of climate change, and so on.
"All her life, Nury Martinez has had to fight to gain a seat at the table," Councilman Curren Price said. "This week, we put her at the head of it. The Councilwoman has been a champion in the corner of all Angelenos and there is no doubt in my mind that her fierce leadership will continue to guide the City in a positive direction."