Los Angeles

Hollywood Farmers’ Market: What *are* the L.A. Film School’s Intentions?

We’re receiving word this morning that the Los Angeles Film School declined to sign off on the statement issued by Eric Garcetti’s office regarding the 90-day extension to the Hollywood Farmers’ Market’s street closure permit. […] Read More >>>

Support the Hollywood Farmers’ Market Today

The continued operation of the Hollywood Farmers’ Market is in jeopardy due to objections raised by the Los Angeles Film School to the market’s footprint and its proximity to the school’s parking garage. Although the […] Read More >>>

Hollywood Farmers’ Market in jeopardy

We’re hearing reports this morning that a petition was made available at today’s Hollywood Farmers’ Market because the market’s permit is in jeopardy. Blogging.la has a report, and we’ve contacted SEE-LA to ask about these […] Read More >>>

Alert: Los Angeles Special Events Street Closure Fees Ordinance

Update: September 18, 2009: Zach Behrens reports on LAist that Mayor Villaraigosa signed the ordinance earlier today: Although Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa signed the ordinance into law today, his office tells LAist that he fully supports […] Read More >>>

Food Democracy Now! Considers Under-Secretaries of Agriculture

Food Democracy Now! is turning its attention to the under-secretary positions at the Department of Agriculture, and has put out a call for support: As you may already know, while the Secretary of Agriculture is […] Read More >>>

Agriculture Secretary Petition at fooddemocracynow.org

In these final days before President-Elect Obama makes his selection for Secretary of Agriculture, we urge you to express your support for dynamic and sustainable choices for the post. An online petition available at www.fooddemocracynow.org […] Read More >>>

Contacting Legislators to Save Fresh Start

Our colleagues at the California Food Policy Advocates have issued a call to action regarding the Fresh Start Program: The wildly successful effort to bring more fresh produce to school children is scheduled to perish! […] Read More >>>

The 2007 Farm Bill: Slow Food Stands Up

Many of our readers have asked for more information about the 2007 Farm Bill and what Slow Food as an organization is doing. We’re pleased that Slow Food USA has issued a position statement and […] Read More >>>

Citrus Freeze Relief Funds: You Can Help

Worse Than You Think As many of you are aware, the recent freezing temperatures damaged crops across the state as thermometers plummeted to below normal readings for what one farmer described as, “The third once-in-a-lifetime […] Read More >>>

South Central Farm: Urgent Fundraising Action

The Trust for Public Land (TPL) has secured an opportunity to save the South Central Farm, but community help is needed. The 14-acre South Central Farm, located at 41st and Alameda Streets in South Los […] Read More >>>

South Central Community Garden Update

Our friends at the California Food and Justice Coalition have shared the following information with us regarding the efforts this week to save the South Central Community Garden. Below is a schedule of actions taking […] Read More >>>

Social Action News

News and calls to action from Slow Food LA’s Social Action Committee and our friends in the community: ++ AB 826 is now awaiting Governor Schwarzenegger’s signature. The California Food and Justice Coalition is urging […] Read More >>>