Media Availability for Tuesday, June 18, 2019 – CITY OF OXNARD FRONTLINE WORKERS DEMAND ‘NO CUTS, NO LAYOFFS’ TO VITAL CULTURAL ARTS PROGRAMS WHICH WILL PUT THE COMMUNITY AT RISK

City of Oxnard frontline workers are coming out to say no to cuts that will eliminate or weaken vital cultural arts programs like the Carnegie Art Museum, the Performing Arts Center, the library in La Colonia and La Colonia Boxing Gym. These important programs serve the most vulnerable residents in our community.


Media Advisory for Wed., June 19, 2019 — Uber and Lyft Drivers to Hold ‘Drivers Speak for Ourselves’ Press Conference Denouncing Companies’ Scare Tactics and Misleading Anti-Worker Petitions; Reiterate Drivers’ Call for $30/Hr Livable Wage and Worker Rights

Last week, both Uber and Lyft attempted to pressure drivers by using empty promises and scare tactics into opposing Assembly Bill 5, legislation that would expand rights and protections for drivers in California through mass emails and in-app push notifications. The petition language threatens drivers with less flexibility should the legislation pass.


Media Advisory for Wed., June 5, 2019 – Hundreds to Flood Oxnard City Council Meeting on Proposed City Budget; Residents, Community Leaders, and Public Employees to Call on Council to Save Oxnard’s Arts, Libraries, and Jobs

The spending plan, which proposes cutting over $6 million from cultural programming and public works, will shutter several of the city’s cultural landmarks, scale back community programming, and layoff nearly 30 City employees. The proposed cuts come after years of financial mismanagement by City leaders, who now aim to right the ship by cutting programs and services Oxnard residents depend on.




Media Advisory for Tues., May 14, 2019 – L.A. City Recreation and Parks Lifeguards Sound the Alarm on Negligence After 20+ Lifeguards Break Out in Rashes from Bacterial Infections After Swimming in City Park Lake; Union Representing Lifeguards Files Grievance

LA City lifeguards and San Fernando Valley community leaders are coming together to condemn the Los Angeles City Department of Recreation and Parks for turning a blind-eye to lifeguard’s concerns over the water quality at the Hansen Dam Aquatic Center.



Media Advisory for Tues., Apr. 16, 2019 – On Day Four of Tent City, USC Leadership Will Be Given 48 Hours to Respond to Demands Following Noon Rally and March into Campus

Since popping up Saturday, the Tent City has been buzzing with activity, with participants holding a community mass on Palm Sunday, listening sessions with local politicians, and tenants’ rights workshops and legal clinics for residents affected by the rapid gentrification of South Los Angeles at the hands of USC’s civic leaders. The action has drawn elected officials and prominent community leaders from across Southern California and beyond, including Former Senate President pro Tempore Kevin de León and Pastor William Smart, President and CEO of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference.


Media Advisory for Mon., Apr. 15, 2019 – As Growing Tent City at USC Enters Third Day, Organizers to Host Tenants’ Rights Workshop and Legal Clinic to Empower Local Residents Suffering from Gentrification and Displacement in USC’s South L.A. Backyard

The Tent City at the Trojans’ famous Trousdale Parkway entrance first appeared with the start of the “Los Angeles Times-USC Festival of Books” this past Saturday, where organizers unveiled their demands to incoming President Dr. Carol Holt, and asked her to meet with them directly. It has transformed into an epicenter of activism for Angelenos fed up with destructive effects of policies pushed by USC’s leaders – both on campus and off. Participants have promised the Tent City will remain at the University’s gates until the coalition’s demands are met.


Media Advisory for Sat., Apr. 13, 2019 – USC Students and Community Allies to Erect Tent City at Entrance of ‘Festival of Books,’ Demand Immediate Accountability from USC Administration for Being ‘Bad Neighbor, Bad Employer and Bad Leader’ in Los Angeles

A broad coalition of students, academia, and various Los Angeles community groups will erect a Tent City near the University of Southern California (USC) campus’ Trousdale Parkway entrance at this weekend’s “Los Angeles Times-USC Festival of Books.”