Eye on the Tenth 
September 23, 2016 

Dear Friends,

I am delighted to invite you to celebrate Latino Heritage Month with the City of Los Angeles throughout the month of September as we highlight contributions made by the Latino community and bridge cultural gaps in our multicultural city.

All ages are welcome to the Latino LA Festival on October 1 at Wilmington Waterfront Park. The event kicks off at 4 p.m. and features activities for all ages: rock climbing, arts and crafts, and even an obstacle course throughout the day. Adults can enjoy live musical performances, art exhibits and an outdoor screening, all free of charge.

Enjoy celebrating at various festivals, events, and activities that are welcome to the public. For more information, please click here.
                                       --- Herb





Wesson Calls on Public's Help Finding Suspect in Senseless Killing of Marine


The Los Angeles City Council is expected to approve City Council President Herb Wesson's proposed $50,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of the individual who fatally shot 19-year-old Lance Corporal Carlos Segovia.

On September 16, Segovia, a United States Marine stationed at Camp Pendleton, was driving westbound on West 31st Street when he was shot by an unknown individual.

The Los Angeles Police Department is diligently investigating the matter and is working with Wesson to post a reward to encourage members of the public to provide information on the identical of the individual responsible for this crime.
 



Wesson Extends Sanitation Services on Pico and Washington

Earlier this month, City Council President Herb Wesson worked with L.A. Sanitation, the Los Angeles City Attorney and the Los Angeles Conservation Corps to extend trash pick up services on Washington and Pico Boulevard.

Trash service on these streets used to be once a week, but has now been extended to two days a week on Washington Boulevard, and two days a week on Pico Boulevard. Wesson will continue to work with L.A. Sanitation and the City Attorney to maintain proper use of street trash cans.


City Acts on Wesson's Recommendation to Hire Petroleum Administrator


Earlier this year, City Council President Herb Wesson authored a motion calling for the hiring of a full-time Petroleum Administrator. After months of a national recruiting search, the city hired Uduak-Joe Ntuk.

“[The] hiring of the city’s first Petroleum Administrator in decades is a victory for the health and safety of families across Los Angeles,” said Wesson. “I’m proud to share this accomplishment with members of my community who partnered with me to make this vision a reality.”

Ntuk trained as a petrochemical engineer and holds a Master of Science in Petroleum Engineering from the University of Southern California, and a Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering from Cal State Long Beach. 



Western-Olympic Square Dedicated to Royal Suk Kyu Yang



City Council President Herb Wesson joined the Koreatown community in celebration of diversity and shared opportunities to learn about different cultures at the 43rd Korean Festival held at Seoul International Park.

The festival kicked off on September 22nd and featured food vendors, musical performances, beauty pageants, and cultural experience booths that featured experiences from Korean traditions.
 



Largest Turnout Yet: Final Movies in the Park

City Council President Herb Wesson held his final Movies in the Park on Friday, September 9 marking the end of the summer series event.

Nearly 2000 people attended to enjoy a dual feature of “The Jungle Book” and “Inside Out” at Westside Neighborhood Park. Moviegoers were treated to free hot dogs, hamburgers, popcorn and candy.

In addition to all of the fun, the highlight of the evening was Wesson’s raffle, which included bikes, skateboards, gift cards, and other prizes to children and families. Movies in the Park is an annual event held several times throughout the summer in various parks located in the district.



Wesson Hosts Dreamgirls Actress at City Hall



Council President Herb Wesson welcomed Dreamgirls actress and University of Southern California student Mariah Wilson and her family this week at City Hall. Thank you for stopping by, Mariah!



Wesson Celebrates Diversity and Culture at Annual Korean Festival


City Council President Herb Wesson joined the Koreatown community in celebration of diversity and shared opportunities to learn about different cultures at the 43rd Korean Festival held at Seoul International Park.

The festival kicked off on September 22nd and featured food vendors, musical performances, beauty pageants, and cultural experience booths that featured experiences from Korean traditions.



UPCOMING EVENTS




SEPTEMBER 24
43rd Korean Festival Parade
Washington Square Market
4040 W. Washington Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90018
8 a.m. - 12 p.m.




OCTOBER 1

CD 10 Community Clean-Up
RFK Community Schools
701 S. Catalina Street 
Los Angeles, CA 90005 
8 a.m. - 12 p.m.

OCTOBER 15th
Taste of Soul
Parking provided at Hillcrest Elementary School
4041 Hillcrest Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90008
10 a.m. - 7 p.m.

OCTOBER 29th
Dia de los Muertos
Los Angeles Public Library
630 W 5th St, Los Angeles, CA 90071
2 p.m. - 4 p.m.




Herb J. Wesson, Jr.
Council President
Councilmember, 10th Council District

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