We get mail, lots and lots of email — LA’s Best today:
LA’S BEST TO ANNOUNCE 3 NEW SCHOOL SITES, RECEIVE $135,000
GRANT FROM JPMORGAN CHASE
Los Angeles – Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa will join President and CEO of LA’s BEST Carla Sanger in accepting a $135,000 grant from JPMorgan Chase executives for the after-school enrichment program, LA’s BEST and announce the program’s addition of three new sites at Euclid Elementary School in Boyle Heights, 806 Euclid Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90023 at 10 a.m.
The expansion of LA’s BEST brings the total number of sites to 189. Sixty new sites have been opened during the Mayor’s tenure.
This is the fourth year Chase has made a sizable donation to LA’s BEST, bringing their total giving since 2009 to over a half a million dollars.
Steve Lopez: Trutanich delivers cash; what about ‘I’m a liar’ ad?
Remember L.A. City Atty. Carmen Trutanich’s pledge to raise $100,000 for L.A.’s Best After School Enrichment Program, and the wormy way he tried to wriggle out of the commitment?
I do, and just when I was about to take batting practice on him again, it seems he’s come up with the money, or at least some of it.
“I want to express my personal appreciation to you for making good on your promise…” Carla Sanger, L.A’s Best president and CEO, wrote to Trutanich this week.
Actually, Trutanich has delivered $30,000 so far and hopes to make good on the rest of it in the next 30 days or so, said spokesman John Schwada. Schwada said the names of at least some of the donors will be released over that same time span, though some may wish to remain anonymous.
A Simple Google search of city of LA sues JP Morgan produces these hits in recent months about lawsuits filed against JP Morgan and its parent, Chase, over their anti-social practices:
Jul 8, 2011 – … 07/07/2011 04:19:16 PM PDT LOS ANGELES - A Pacoima couple issuing the financial … ”RePower LA” Town Hall Pacoima CA Nov 2011 …
Jul 17, 2012 – California college district sues JP Morgan over financing deal …