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LA This Week: Appreciating A Green Leader - Councilmember Mike Bonin Honors Councilmember Paul Koretz with a Surprise Council Presentation

Los Angeles Times: OP-ED by Councilmember Paul Koretz: Let's Make It Last Call for California's 4 a.m. Bar Bill

City News Service: 'Green New Deal' for LA / World's First Office of Climate Emergency Mobilization

Curbed LA: LA Takes A Stand Against SB 50

LA This Week:  LANow Smart Shuttle Neighborhood Shuttle Launches  for Mar Vista, Palms, Venice and Del Rey [VIDEO]

WeHo Times: LA Councilmember Koretz Calls for Boycott of Brunei Properties

Associated Press: Los Angeles Honors Jane Goodall on her 85th Birthday

City Watch: Thank You Paul Koretz for Asserting LA’s Right to Zone, Build, and Incentivize Affordable Housing

City News Service:  City Councilman Opposes State Bill to Keep L.A. Bars Open Later

LA This Week: LA Will Consider Giving Retail Workers A Break From Hectic Schedules

City News Service:  L.A. Could Become Largest U.S. City to Ban New Fur Sales

USA Today:  'We are all in this together': California, Puerto Rico officials join in climate fight

New York Magazine: Meet the Politician Fighting for the Rights of California Vegans

Climate Solidarity Tour [VIDEO]: In January 2019, Los Angeles City Councilmember Paul Koretz and CA Senator Henry Stern hosted a Climate Emergency Solidarity tour with San Juan, Puerto Rico, Mayor Carmen Yulin Cruz along with CA Senator Susan Rubio and elected officials from Malibu, Agoura Hills and Calabasas.  In addition, climate experts and advocates were on hand to provide expertise and insight. 

Looking for Vegan Options at LA Venues? [VIDEO]:  LA This Week, December 5, 2018 - Councilmember Koretz introduced a motion at LA City Council asking Los Angeles City venues and large stadiums and movie theaters to offer a plant-based protein option as part of their usual fare.  This may become a reality soon because Councilmember Paul Koretz introduced the motion at LA City Council. Click here for the video:

City Council Declares September 19th Ovarian Cancer Awareness Day [VIDEO]: LA This Week - The Ovarian Cancer Circle speaks before the Los Angeles City Council on September 19, 2017, designated Ovarian Cancer Day by the City Council. Presenters included cancer survivors, lead researcher Dr. Sanaz Memarzadeh sharing milestones in ovarian cancer research, and Circle Founder Paulinda Schimmel Babbini discussing awareness efforts and the need for greater support, education, research, and early detection. The presentation culminated in the City Council's unanimous vote (not shown in this abbreviated clip) to present a resolution to the State government that demands insurance companies pay for early detection testing for ovarian cancer.  The Ovarian Cancer Circle is led by Paulinda Schimmel Babbini, who lost her daughter at the age of 20 to ovarian cancer, after an extended time of visiting doctors without a diagnosis. Paulinda asserts that, if an early detection test had existed when they visited doctors, then her daughter would still be alive today.

Los Angeles Acts Locally to Attack Climate Change [VIDEO]: Charter Local Edition, June 29, 2017 - Councilmember Koretz sat down with Charter Local Edition’s Brad Pomerance to discuss the Paris Accords and what Los Angeles is doing locally to combat climate change.   Click here for the video: