News for City of Los Angeles

Friday, May 18, 2018
Dr. Marlon Boarnet Announced as Keynote Speaker at Economic Development Summit   Dr. Marlon Boarnet, Professor of Public Policy and Chair of the Department of Urban Planning and Spatial Analysis, University of Southern California will be offering keynote remarks on the theme of this year's Economic Development Summit.   Dr. Boarnet is a renowned authority on urban economics, urban growth ...read more
Categories: Business, Development, Community, City of Los Angeles, Hollywood, Chamber, Economic Development
Wednesday, May 09, 2018
The Challenges of Change: Finding Solutions” will be the theme of the 24th annual Hollywood Economic Development Summit, set for Thursday, June 21st at the ArcLight Hollywood. The popular progress event for Hollywood will run from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m., according to co-chairs Tim Grubbs of Communitas Design and Marty Shelton of NAI Capital Commercial.  “Hollywood is known for entertainment, but it is ...read more
Categories: California, Development, Real Estate, Branding, Community, Housing, Attractions, City of Los Angeles, Hollywood, Chamber, Featured, Technology
Thursday, March 01, 2018
The Hollywood Chamber of Commerce, in conjunction with Variety, presented the 15th Annual Awards Media Welcome Center at the Hollywood Museum in the Historic Max Factor Building on March 1st exclusively for press accredited by the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences. For one day only from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., the Hollywood Chamber hosted its exclusive annual press event to promote ...read more
Categories: Branding, Community, Business, Hollywood, Advocacy, Chamber, Things to See, Awards, City of Los Angeles, Walk of Fame
Monday, February 05, 2018
Recently, I have observed an upswing in the number of residents, businesses and tourists asking why the City and State allow obviously-mentally ill people to wander our streets, endangering both themselves and the public. It is a fair question, but there has been no acceptable answer to this question.Finally, we are beginning to see some of our public officials address what is a deplorable ...read more
Categories: California, Chamber, Advocacy, Homelessness, City of Los Angeles, Community
Thursday, February 01, 2018
Watch as the Hollywood Chamber honors Gina Lollobrigida on www.walkoffame.com The Hollywood Chamber of Commerce proudly honored iconic Italian actress Gina Lollobrigida with the 2,628th star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame today, February 1, 2018 at 11:30 a.m. PST. The star was dedicated in the category of Motion Pictures at 6361 Hollywood Boulevard on Hollywood’s birthday! “Gina Lollobrigida is ...read more
Categories: Awards, City of Los Angeles, Hollywood, Walk of Fame, Chamber, Entertainment, Motion Pictures
Thursday, January 25, 2018
A record audience of more than 450 leaders of Hollywood and the business community attended the Chamber's Annual State of Hollywood with Councilmember Mitch O'Farrell presented by Variety and the Hollywood Museum in the Historic Max Factor Building today on Thursday, January 25th at Taglyan Complex.  Reelected last year to a second term on the Los Angeles City Council representing the 13th ...read more
Categories: Advocacy, City of Los Angeles, Government, Chamber, Community
Sunday, November 26, 2017
“The State of the Stream” was one of the key topics of the Hollywood Chamber’s sixth annual State of the Entertainment Industry Conference which focused on the rapidly evolving industry. This is the one conference that highlights the importance of the entertainment industry to our local economy,” said Leron Gubler, President & CEO of the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce. “With the rapid changes in ...read more
Categories: Advocacy, Chamber, Community, Filming, Recording, California, City of Los Angeles, Entertainment, Motion Pictures, Tax Credits
Monday, November 20, 2017
After an absence of four years, holiday lights return to Hollywood Boulevard for the 2017 holiday season. The famous Boulevard will shine brighter as a result of a joint effort between the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce and the Hollywood Entertainment District (HED).  A lighting ceremony was held to show off the new decorations on Monday, November 20th at 6 p.m. at the corner of Hollywood Boulevard ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Community, Hollywood, City of Los Angeles, HED
Monday, November 20, 2017
Watch as the Hollywood Chamber honors Nick Nolte with star on www.walkoffame.com The Hollywood Chamber of Commerce proudly honored actor Nick Nolte with the 2,623rd star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame today, November 20th, at 11:30 a.m. PST. The star was dedicated in the category of Motion Pictures at 6433 Hollywood Boulevard in front of the Pacific Theatre. “Nick Nolte is a Hollywood favorite ...read more
Categories: Hollywood, Awards, Chamber, City of Los Angeles, Walk of Fame, Motion Pictures
Tuesday, October 31, 2017
Plans for the Hollywood Chamber’s 2017 State of the Entertainment Industry Conference is well under way. The half-day conference will be held at Loews Hollywood Hotel slated for November 30th. The program will start with networking at 8:30 a.m. followed by a packed agenda through 1:30 p.m. Early Bird Special rate through Friday, November 17th is $129. Admission thereafter is $159.Register ...read more
Categories: Advocacy, California, City of Los Angeles, Hollywood, Business, Chamber, Entertainment, Motion Pictures
Monday, October 23, 2017
“The State of the Stream” will be one of the topics of the Chamber’s Entertainment Industry Conference. This year’s conference will take place at the Loews Hotel Hollywood on Thursday, November 30th. The half-day conference will start with networking at 8:30 a.m. followed by a packed program through 1:30 p.m. Early Bird Special rate through Friday, November 17th is $129. Admission thereafter is ...read more
Categories: Business, Chamber, Community, Hollywood, Advocacy, California, City of Los Angeles, Entertainment
Monday, October 23, 2017
The legislative season is over, and we finally have begun to see our California legislature act on the housing crisis in this state. The Governor signed 15 bills that were intended to smooth the way to more housing being built.Over the past year, you have heard me discuss the importance of addressing California’s housing crisis. So, I think it is appropriate to commend the legislature and the ...read more
Categories: Advocacy, California, Hollywood, Homelessness, Housing, Chamber, City of Los Angeles, Community, Economic Development, Environment, Government
Wednesday, October 04, 2017
Plans for the Chamber’s 2017 State of the Entertainment Industry Conference are well under way with committee co-chairs Susanne Ault of Variety and Kristin Cavanaugh of Sony Pictures at the helm. This year’s conference will take place on Thursday, November 30th at the Loews Hotel Hollywood and will include exclusive conversations with top level industry leaders. The event will also include the ...read more
Categories: Business, Chamber, Entertainment, Government, Motion Pictures, Tax Credits, Television, Advocacy, California, City of Los Angeles, Filming, Hollywood, Recording
Friday, August 11, 2017
California Senate President pro Tempore Kevin de León (D-Los Angeles) delivered State of the State Address at 3rd annual Hollywood Chamber of Commerce luncheon at Paramount Pictures Studios. He addressed a room packed with Hollywood’s business leaders and discussed the many accomplishments of the California legislature this past year and outlined a path forward to achieving success on future ...read more
Categories: Advocacy, Chamber, Government, California, City of Los Angeles, Hollywood
Thursday, July 20, 2017
The Hollywood Chamber of Commerce hosted an exclusive Breakfast with L.A. Mayor Eric Garcetti on Thursday, July 20th at Loews Hollywood. This was the second address by Mayor Garcetti to the Hollywood community since taking Mayor’s office in 2013. Attendees and sponsors heard Mayor Garcetti discuss extending the California film tax incentive bill AB-1839, homelessness, public safety, the proposed ...read more
Categories: Business, City of Los Angeles, Government, Hollywood, Hollywood Community Plan, Homelessness, Housing, Mayor
Thursday, July 06, 2017
The Department of City Planning (DCP) has released an updated version of the draft Hollywood Community Plan, which will shape the future of Hollywood by directing jobs and housing near mass transit corridors. In particular, the Plan focuses most of the housing forecast through the year 2040 in central Hollywood, in areas served by the Metro Red Line. A key feature of the Plan includes an ...read more
Categories: City of Los Angeles, Economic Development, Hollywood Community Plan, Chamber, Community, Hollywood
Wednesday, June 28, 2017
The Department of City Planning (DCP) unveiled the updated version of the draft Hollywood Community Plan on June 13th, which will shape the future of Hollywood by directing jobs and housing near major transit corridors. In particular, the Plan focuses most of the housing anticipated through the year 2040 in central Hollywood, in areas served by the Metro Red Line. In an effort to further inform ...read more
Categories: City of Los Angeles, Hollywood Community Plan
Friday, June 16, 2017
One of the two keynoters at the 2017 Hollywood Economic Development Summit, taking place on Thursday, June 22nd, at the ArcLight Hollywood, is a professor in the USC Department of Urban Planning. Dr. David Sloane studies the evolution of cities through the lens of cultural landscapes, urban planning, food and health care systems. He is expected to apply his knowledge to Hollywood as a working case ...read more
Categories: Business, Chamber, City of Los Angeles, Development, Economic Development, Hollywood
Thursday, June 01, 2017
The Hollywood Chamber of Commerce held an educational series about the upcoming L.A. Minimum Wage Rate which will be taking effect on July 1st. The series aimed to assist our members in building a better business for the future was held on Friday, June 2nd at the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce state-of-the-art Conference Room. Cynthia Ruiz discussed the new employment regulations. Also on hand were ...read more
Categories: Business, City of Los Angeles, Jobs, Minimum Wage
Monday, March 20, 2017
LOS ANGELES – The City of Los Angeles will begin weekday DASH bus service to Griffith Observatory and the Greek Theatre beginning Tuesday, March 21, 2017, in an effort to improve access and reduce traffic congestion. With weekend service already in place, there will be access every day from the Metro Red Line Vermont/Sunset Station to the two historic venues, local hiking trails, and Hollywood ...read more
Categories: Attractions, Hollywood, Things to See, Transportation, City of Los Angeles, Sightseeing, Tourism
Monday, March 13, 2017
In the aftermath of Measure S, it seems everyone is offering their post mortem observations about this giant struggle over land-use and development in Los Angeles. I’d like to add my “two cents”.First, the voters made the right choice in sinking Measure S. We can breathe a sigh of relief that a blanket moratorium did not go into effect that would have vaporized thousands of construction jobs and ...read more
Categories: Blog, Community, Jobs, City of Los Angeles, Economic Development, Measure S
Friday, March 03, 2017
On Tuesday, March 7th, voters throughout L.A. County will be asked to vote on a series of important Ballot measures. With much at stake for the L.A. business community, the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce encourages all of our members to make sure to get out and vote! Not sure if you already registered to vote? No problem! If you reside in the Los Angeles County, check your status at the Los Angeles ...read more
Categories: Chamber, City of Los Angeles, Election, Hollywood, Measure H, Measure S
Friday, March 03, 2017
The Hollywood Chamber of Commerce Political Action Committee (PAC) announced endorsements in the following races for the March 7th City of Los Angeles Primary Elections:Eric Garcetti, Los Angeles Mayor Mike Feuer, Los Angeles City Attorney Ron Galperin, Los Angeles City Controller Paul Koretz, CD-5 Councilmember Curren D. Price, Jr., CD-9 Councilmember Mike Bonin, CD-11 Councilmember Mitch ...read more
Categories: Chamber, City of Los Angeles, Election, Government, Hollywood, PAC, Political
Wednesday, March 01, 2017
The Hollywood stop for the FlyAway® nonstop bus service to Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) is moving to 1627 North Vine Street, effective Wednesday, March 1st. The new location is on the west side of Vine, one-half block south of Hollywood Boulevard and one-tenth of a mile northwest from its previous location, where construction necessitates the change.  To commemorate the new location, ...read more
Categories: City of Los Angeles, Travel, LAX
Tuesday, February 28, 2017
Voters head to the polls on March 7th to cast votes on what may be the most critical election in a generation on the future course of Los Angeles. Measure S, previously referred to as the “Neighborhood Integrity Initiative”, would immediately clamp down on development, with a moratorium of at least two years on projects that require plan amendments, zone changes, or adjustment to height ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Community, Government, Measure S, City of Los Angeles, Economic Development, Hollywood
Tuesday, February 21, 2017
With only two weeks to go until the election, there has been a lot of “ink” written on the topic of Measure S.  You’ve heard the statistics about how this measure is going to cost our economy $1.9-billion and 12,000 jobs for each year it is in place.  You’ve heard about its devastating impact on affordable housing, especially in light of the passage of Measure HHH to build permanent supportive ...read more
Categories: City of Los Angeles, Economic Development, Measure S
Monday, November 14, 2016
One of the city's busiest intersections has seen significant safety benefits one year after the installation of a pedestrian safety improvement, Los Angeles City Councilmember Mitch O’Farrell, (CD13) and the Department of Transportation (LADOT) announced Monday.  LADOT says there have been zero pedestrian collisions since a new scramble crosswalk was installed at the intersection of Hollywood ...read more
Categories: Community, Transportation, City of Los Angeles, Hollywood
Monday, October 17, 2016
The California Legislative Analyst’s Office (LAO) released a study in September (California’s First Film Tax Credit Program) that for the first time, offers an assessment of the economic and fiscal impact of the filming incentives that the State of California approved for our entertainment industry.  This is particularly interesting because the LAO is the nonpartisan fiscal and policy advisor to ...read more
Categories: Business, Chamber, Government, Blog, California, City of Los Angeles, Jobs
Thursday, September 15, 2016
Los Angeles City Councilmember David Ryu, who represents the 4th Council District, delivered his first address to the members of the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce at Avalon Hollywood on Thursday, September 15th. In office since July 2015, he discussed some of his accomplishments and initiatives. He also answered questions related to development, neighborhood integrity initiative, land use, ...read more
Categories: Business, City of Los Angeles, Hollywood, Chamber, Community
Tuesday, August 23, 2016
Los Angeles and California embarked on an unprecedented experiment this past year, when both voted to phase in a $15-minimum wage over a period of years. In L.A., the rate will reach $15 in 2020 for businesses with 26 employees or more and in 2021 for smaller businesses. In California, the $15 rate will be achieved in 2021, making it the highest state minimum wage in the nation.  Business ...read more
Categories: Business, Hollywood, Blog, City of Los Angeles, Minimum Wage
Monday, June 27, 2016
Some important changes to minimum wage requirements will take effect on July 1st for businesses operating in Los Angeles. The City of Los Angeles will require a minimum wage of $10.50 for businesses and employees that meet the eligibility criteria. Paid sick time requirements may also be effective as early as July 1, 2016. The Hollywood Chamber of Commerce is sharing the new requirements from the ...read more
Categories: Business, City of Los Angeles, Minimum Wage
Wednesday, June 15, 2016
HOLLYWOOD, CA--The Hollywood Chamber of Commerce held “Breakfast with the Mayor” at the Loews Hollywood Hotel in the Hollywood Ballroom on Wednesday, June 15, 2016. This sold out event marked the first address by Mayor Eric Garcetti to the Hollywood community since taking Mayor’s office in 2013. As Hollywood’s former Councilmember for CD-13, Mayor Garcetti is familiar with the challenges of ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Community, Mayor, City of Los Angeles, Government
Wednesday, May 25, 2016
Last week, the City held a public hearing on the proposed 25-year Master Plan for Paramount Pictures. This storied studio, which dates back to 1912, is the last remaining major studio located in Hollywood proper. Warner Bros., Columbia, Fox and Disney got their start here, but all moved out many decades ago. As hearings go, this one was cordial. Even those who had issues were on their best ...read more
Categories: City of Los Angeles, Entertainment, Business, Economic Development
Thursday, March 10, 2016
Continuing its efforts to press for reform of the California Environmental Quality Act, better known as CEQA, the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce met with California State President pro Tempore Kevin de León in February. “The CEQA law has done a lot of good in preserving California’s environment since it was approved during Ronald Reagan’s administration as Governor,” said Chamber President & CEO ...read more
Categories: California, Chamber, Economic Development, Hollywood, City of Los Angeles
Sunday, January 31, 2016
Having completed his two full years representing the 13th Council District, Councilman Mitch O’Farrell had a lot to report at his third State of Hollywood address on Thursday, January 28th at Taglyan Cultural Complex. Councilman O'Farrell addressed a sold out audience which included city officials, representatives, business and community leaders. His main topic for the day was vision.   “About ...read more
Categories: City of Los Angeles, Hollywood, Chamber
Wednesday, October 28, 2015
Watch the Hollywood Chamber honor Daniel Radcliffe on www.walkoffame.com. The Hollywood Chamber of Commerce honored Daniel Radcliffe with the 2,565th star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on Thursday, November 12, 2015. The star in the category of Motion Pictures was dedicated in front of The Dolby Theatre at 6801 Hollywood Boulevard. “Fans of all ages have been waiting in anticipation of Daniel’s ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Community, Marketing, Walk of Fame, Awards, City of Los Angeles, Hollywood, Tourism
Friday, October 09, 2015
The The Hollywood Chamber of Commerce is proud to announce that television personality Kelly Ripa was honored today with the 2,561st star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on Monday, October 12, 2015. The star in the category of Television was dedicated at 6834 Hollywood Boulevard in front of The El Capitan Theatre. “We are thrilled to add Kelly Ripa to our Walk of Fame,” said Ana Martinez, Producer ...read more
Categories: Awards, City of Los Angeles, Marketing, Travel, Chamber, Hollywood, Tourism, Walk of Fame
Tuesday, September 29, 2015
Watch LIVE as the Hollywood Chamber honored Kool & The Gang with star on the Walk of Fame. The Hollywood Chamber of Commerce honored Kool & The Gang: Robert “Kool” Bell, Ronald KhalisBell Dennis “DT” Thomas and George Brown with the 2,560th star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on Thursday, October 8, 2015. The star in the category of recording was dedicated at 7065 Hollywood Boulevard next to the ...read more
Categories: Awards, Chamber, City of Los Angeles, Community, Hollywood, Marketing, Press Release, Tourism, Travel, Walk of Fame
Tuesday, September 22, 2015
Watch Ceremony as Hollywood Chamber honors Claire Danes with Star on the Walk of Fame. The Hollywood Chamber of Commerce proudly honored award-winning actress Claire Danes with the 2,559th star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on Thursday, September 24th, 2015. The star in the category of Television was appropriately dedicated at 6541 Hollywood Boulevard in front of The White House Café.  Helping ...read more
Categories: Awards, City of Los Angeles, Marketing, Travel, Chamber, Hollywood, Tourism, Walk of Fame