We're only two weeks away from the 4th Annual South Los Angeles Dia de los Muertos Festival on Friday, Oct. 27 at South Park Recreation Center. The FREE, family-friendly event will feature live entertainment, delicious food for purchase, arts and crafts for the children and altars to remember those who have passed on. You won't want to miss out!
Estamos a sólo dos semanas de el Cuarto Festival Anual del Dia de los Muertos en el Sur de Los Ángeles el viernes, 27 de octubre en South Park Recreation Center. El evento familiar es totalmente GRATUITO y presentara entretenimiento en vivo, comida deliciosa para comprar, artes y manualidades para los niños y altares para honrar a los seres queridos que ya no están con nosotros. No te lo pierdas!
The Office of Councilman Curren Price, in collaboration with immigrant rights groups CHIRLA (Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights) and CARECEN (Central American Resource Center), will host two emergency DACA renewal workshops to assist DREAMers before a crucial Oct. 5 deadline.
Applicants who live in the Ninth District may receive full assistance to pay the $495 DACA renewal fee, subsidized by the Office of Councilman Price. DACA recipients with an expiration date on or before March 5, 2018 are urged to renew their permits before the looming Oct. 5, 2017 deadline.
The FREE workshops will be held Saturday, Sept. 30 at Green Meadows Recreation Center from 9 a.m.-4 p.m.; and Monday, Oct. 2 at Councilman Curren Price’s District Office from 3-8 p.m.
Please help spread the word to family, friends and neighbors who may need legal assistance. If you have any questions, contact the District Office at (323) 846-2651.
Please join the City of Los Angeles this Friday, Sept. 15 for a FREE celebration of ¡El Grito! - Mexican Independence Day Celebration and the September Independence days of Chile, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras and Nicaragua. All Angelenos are invited to this grand community celebration, featuring LIVE performances and activities for everyone in the family to enjoy!
For more information, please contact my Constituent Service Center at (323) 846- 2651.
Por favor únase con la Ciudad de Los Ángeles este viernes, 15 de septiembre para una celebración GRATIS de ¡El Grito! - Celebración del Día de la Independencia de México y los días de la Independencia de septiembre de Chile, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras y Nicaragua. ¡Todos los Angelenos están invitados a esta gran celebración para la comunidad, con actuaciónes en vivo y actividades para todos en la familia para disfrutar!
Para obtener más información, comuníquese con la Oficina del Distrito al (323) 846- 2651.
On Sept. 9, I will co-host with our partner organization CARECEN (Central American Resource Center) an emergency “RENEW DACA NOW!” event at Ross Snyder Recreation Center from 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
The free event seeks to help DREAMers whose DACA expires March 5, 2018 or earlier renew their application before the crucial Oct. 5, 2017deadline. CARECEN will continue to work with my Office to host a series of events across my District, helping to provide free legal services to our immigrant community.
El 9 de septiembre, tengo el placer y honor de presentar con nuestra organización asociada CARECEN (Centro de Recursos Centroamericanos) un evento de emergencia "RENUEVA DACA AHORA!" en el Ross Snyder Centro de Recreación de 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
El evento gratuito busca ayudar a los DREAMers cuya aplicación de DACA se vence el 5 de marzo de 2018 o antes para renovar su solicitud antes del plazo crucial del 5 de octubre de 2017. CARECEN continuará trabajando con mi Oficina para organizar una serie de eventos a través de mi Distrito, ayudando a proveer servicios legales gratis a nuestra comunidad de inmigrantes.
Para más información sobre estos y otros esfuerzos locales, por favor llame a mi Oficina de Distrito al (323) 846-2651.
The Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights (CHIRLA) and my Office held a lively discussion on Facebook speaking about the current state of immigration and our unique partnership in South Los Angeles! It is my pleasure to work with CHIRLA as they are as committed as I am to bring resources to District 9 for our immigrant families!
Please visit the satellite office located in my Constituent Services Center at 4301 S. Central Ave., Los Angeles 90011 or call (323) 846-1807.
¡Si se puede!
Another Central Avenue Jazz Festival in the books, and I am extremely honored to have hosted this incredible event. If you were one of the more than 70,000 attendees to join us during the two-day celebration, or maybe you weren't able to spend time with us this year, I have a special treat to share.
Click on the link below to see footage courtesy of a recent episode of LA This Week. I take great pride in doing my part to celebrate a multicultural community, and bridging people from all ages and background. And that's exactly what this amazing festival does year after year.
Last but certainly not least, a HUGE thanks to the dozens of talented vocalists and extraordinary performers who made it all possible. Until next year!
City Councilman Curren Price on Affordable Housing Linkage Fee Ordinance and Request for Three-Year Fee Exemption for South LA Promise Zone
(Photo Credit: Michael Owen Baker)
The USC Village opened to much fanfare and excitement this Thursday, signaling a turning point for the University of Southern California, the City and South LA community.
The mixed-use development USC Village features 15 acres of new construction, including housing for more than 2,500 USC students, as well as new retail and restaurant options for the entire community to enjoy. Among the popular retailers now open for business are Target and Trader Joe's.
“This is another giant step in the right direction for my District,” said Councilman Price, who represents CD 9 where USC is located. “The completion of the USC Village is very special for me because it’s another piece of the puzzle to a more prosperous and thriving South LA.
“Throughout this entire process, USC listened and understands that college students and community members have a lot in common such as the need for good-paying jobs, shopping options and special places to connect.”
The USC Village created thousands of temporary and permanent jobs with a local hiring commitment. In addition, the project is part of a robust development agreement that is taking economic development efforts in the New Ninth to major level. The immediate and surrounding South LA community will receive public benefits that include a $20 million commitment for affordable housing; a community room open to everyone, along with much-needed open space for all to enjoy; a new fire station; and partnerships with local schools and local small and diverse businesses.
(Photo Credit:Gus Ruelas)
In collaboration with Councilman Curren Price, the Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights (CHIRLA), celebrated this week the opening of the first-ever South LA satellite office.
In February, Councilman Price designated a $500,000 grant to CHIRLA to provide a range of immigration services to the South LA community. The funding allows one of the most trusted immigrant rights organization in the country to offer direct legal services to the community, including help with U.S. citizenship applications and Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA requests.
“Having a CHIRLA satellite office in my Constituent Service Center will strengthen protections for immigrants, helps to restore peace of mind and offer much-needed relief to South LA residents,” said Councilman Price. “I am proud to support CHIRLA’s efforts to expand legal services where they are needed most, and that’s right here in Council District 9. For me, no greater investment can be made than in the lives of our local families.”
The CD 9 program includes financial assistance to address steep application fees that discourage low-income legal permanent residents who are eligible to apply for naturalization. It also includes support to DREAMERS who are renewing or applying for DACA.