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WeHo Partners With APLA Health to Host 2023 Aids Walk LA

Los Angeles Blade

Hundreds gathered at West Hollywood Park Sunday morning to participate in the APLA Health’s 38th annual AIDS Walk Los Angeles, an event that not only raises funds, but also brings awareness about HIV and AIDS.

The iconic walkathon returned to the City of West Hollywood for a second consecutive year after it moved to Los Angeles for several years (the City of West Hollywood hosted the annual AIDS Walk Los Angeles event from 2001 to 2015). The theme for this year is "Don't Flake LA".

California Governor Newsom Signs AB 1620: A Win for Disabled Renters in Santa Monica and West Hollywood


Yesterday, California Governor Gavin Newsom signed AB 1620 into law, securing an important win for disabled renters. Backed by the cities of Santa Monica and West Hollywood, Assemblymember Rick Chavez Zbur, Santa Monica Rent Control Board Chairperson Anastasia Foster, and West Hollywood officials, the legislation modifies the Costa-Hawkins Rental Housing Act.

Santa Monica Housing Bill Among 56 Signed Into Law

Santa Monica Lookout

A tenant with "a disability related to mobility" can seek to be moved to a first-floor unit under a bill co-sponsored by the City of Santa Monica that was signed into law Wednesday.

AB 1620 authored by Assemblymember Rick Chavez Zbur (D), whose District includes Santa Monica, was one of 56 bills signed by California Governor Gavin Newsom that aim to fast-track new housing construction and bolster tenant protections.

In Scrapping Its LGBTQ-Related Travel Ban, California Pivots to 'Hearts and Minds'


In September, Democratic Gov. Gavin Newsom officially repealed California’s 2016 ban on state-funded travel to states with laws targeting LGBTQ+ people.

The idea behind the ban — which applied to bureaucrats, lawmakers, academics and even college athletes — was to use California's economic heft to dissuade other states from enacting such laws. By that metric, it was an abysmal failure; in the past seven years, the number of states with objectionable laws increased from four to 26.

Governor Newsom Signs Assemblymember Zbur's Safe & Supportive Schools Act

SACRAMENTO, CA — Assemblymember Rick Chavez Zbur (D-Hollywood) announced today that Governor Gavin Newsom has signed AB 5 – the Safe & Supportive Schools Act – into law. This bill aims to foster safe and supportive school environments where LGBTQ+ and all students can flourish and succeed.

Assemblymember Zbur Sends Five Bills to Governor Newsom's Desk

SACRAMENTO, CA — Assemblymember Rick Chavez Zbur (D-Hollywood) announced that five of the bills he authored during his first year in the Assembly have successfully advanced out of the Legislature and now head to the Governor's desk.