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Louis Welch LA Fitness Finally Re-Opening It Is LA County Gyms on Monday, March 15, 2021

 LA Fitness to finally re open it is gyms on Monday, March 15, 2021!

LA Fitness announced on Friday that they would be opening it is gyms in Orange County, San Bernardino on Sunday, March 14, 2021 and Los Angeles County on Monday March 15, 2021.

Gyms are allowed to open indoors at 10% capacity and when the county moves to the orange stage them they can allow 25% indoors.

This is possible to the the fact that Covid-19 vaccination was met to move the counties to the red stage in re opening California.

LA Fitness International LLC DBA LA Fitness has over 700 clubs across the United States and Canada. LA Fitness is now part of Esporta Fitness. LA Fitness gyms will be rebranded to Esporta Fitness.

Per Wikipedia, LA Fitness was founded in 1983 by founder Chin Yi. In 1984 Louis Welch, President & CEO partnered with Chinyol Yi to open one location at the corner of Hollenbeck Avenue and Arrow Highway in Covina, a suburb of Los Angeles, California.

Louis Welch is President & co-CEO of Fitness International, LLC, which operates the LA Fitness health clubs.
Mr. Welch is an American businessman and fitness industry leader.

From LA Fitness Facebook page:

CALIFORNIA UPDATE: Orange County and San Bernardino County clubs will be open for workouts SUNDAY at 8AM! ! LA County will open on MONDAY at 6AM! #startover #lafitness #backopen #california #workout.

Source: LA Fitness Twitter and Facebook

 

Editor’s Note: #LAFitness #breakingnews #fitness #gyms  #californiahealthy  #diversitynewsmagazinecares  #diversitynewsmagazineorg  #lifestyle #LACounty #LosAngeles

Esteban Steven Escobar Candidate Endorsements For General Elections November 3, 2020

ESTEBAN ESCOBAR AKA STEVEN ESCOBAR CANDIDATES ENDORSEMENTS FOR GENERAL ELECTION  NOVEMBER 3, 2020

As of Monday, October 18, 2020, my vote ballot is in the mail to be accepted and counted.

This elections reflects the district where I live. You can not be voting in different districts because that’s illegal.

#Vote #IVoted

About Esteban Steven Escobar:

Esteban A. Escobar (born in El Salvador, Central America on September 6th and U.S. Naturalized on May 20, 2015) is a multi-award winning American journalist, reporter, editor, columnist, writer, producer, director, publicist, radio personality, entrepreneur, accounts receivable specialist and humanitarian.

Steven Escobar started Diversity News Media Brands formerly Diversity News Publications when he saw the word Diversity in an office and it’s meaning, he them decided to call his company Diversity News Publications and started branding the name Diversity News. Steven Escobar goal is to promote and raise awareness of Diversity and Inclusion. For those reasons Steven Escobar is known as the man from Diversity.

Esteban is known as Steven Escobar. He is the former Founder, CEO, President & Executive Editor-In-Chief of Diversity News Magazine Dot Com, an online & special print consumer news magazine both are available worldwide and are viewed freely by millions of visitors each month.

After setting for over 12 years the successful online footprint of Diversity News Magazine Dot Com. Esteban Steven Escobar is now setting another online footprint with new media site Diversity News Magazine Org

On 7-10-2015, Steven Escobar founded and is the CEO, President and Executive Producer of Diversity News Magazine Awards which launched on 11-5-2016 by sponsoring Diversity Pageants special awards. Also on 7-10-2015, Steven Escobar unveiled the launch of new media outlet named Miss Diversity News Beauty Pageants Magazine.

On November 2013, Steven Escobar founded and is currently the Chief Executive Officer of Diversity Professional Business & Media Solutions Group, a company to help small businesses to be compliant with changes in technology and have a presence online. On July 2013 Steven Escobar founded and is the CEO of Diversity Recovery Systems, a professional consulting and account receivables third party company specializing in healthcare medical collections.

Esteban “Steven” Escobar is also the executive producer and director of Diversity News TV, the host of Diversity News Radio, on Air with Steven Escobar, and the Founder, CEO and President of Diversity News Publications, a news/entertainment multimedia firm in Hollywood, CA. Steven Escobar owns E.E.Enterprises, an affiliate of The Diversity News Publications family of companies. For more information visit Diversity News Magazine at https://diversitynewsmagazine.org/2020/06/29/esteban-steven-escobar-ceo-and-publisher/

Esteban Escobar Aka Steven Escobar March 2020 Elections Candidate Endorsements

Esteban Escobar Aka Steven Escobar March 2020 Elections Candidate Endorsements

City of Los Angeles Announces New LGBTQ Certification For Business Assistance Virtual Network

On Tuesday, June 25, 2019, The City of Los Angeles announced the addition of LGBTQ certification to the Los Angeles Business Assistance Virtual Network(BAVN). BAVN is a free online portal provided by the City of Los Angeles and the Mayor’s Office of Economic Development that connects businesses with City contracting opportunities. The new qualifications will allow for statistical tracking of certifications to ensure that contracts reflect the diversity of the City.

“I applaud the City’s efforts to expand opportunities in public procurement for our local business community. LGBTQ certification is another step towards further leveling the playing field for small and diverse businesses,” said Los Angeles Board of Public Works President Kevin James. “BAVN is a free and accessible resource that allows us to provide these businesses with the proper tools to succeed and thrive in Los Angeles.”

The National Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce is the exclusive, third-party certification body that will work to verify that eligible businesses are majority-owned by LGBTQ individuals. Once this process is complete, businesses can sign up through BAVN to be notified when contracts are available for bidding and receive guidance through the bidding process. The Bureau of Contract Administration, led by Inspector of Public Works John L. Reamer, Jr., verifies documentation and oversees contracts for the City of Los Angeles.

BAVN currently offers certification for disadvantaged business owners; disabled veterans; minority-owned businesses; women-owned businesses; small, emerging, and local businesses; and more. This allows small and diverse businesses the opportunity to compete with large corporations for contracts. The new LGBTQ certification program will go into effect in the first quarter of Fiscal Year 2019-20 beginning on July 1st.

This announcement comes during the annual celebration of LGBTQ Heritage Month. Additionally, the Los Angeles Board of Public Works recognized a few of the outstanding men and women from the Department of Public Works as part of the month’s festivities.

“Los Angeles has been at the forefront of championing equality since 1967 when Silver Lake’s Black Cat became the site of one of the first LGBTQ demonstrations,” said Los Angeles Board of Public Works Vice President Cecilia Cabello. “While tremendous strides have been made since then, the fight for equal opportunity continues. I’m honored to recognize a few of our LGBTQ brothers and sisters who dedicate their lives to enhancing the quality of life for Angelenos and advocating for inclusiveness in the workplace and beyond.”

The LGBTQ Heritage Month honorees were recognized for their professional accomplishments and contributions to raising awareness of human and civil rights in and out of the workplace. From maintaining our streets and sewers to fixing potholes and collecting trash, these honorees are making a significant impact in their respective fields:

  • Gaye Chapman, Senior Electrical Inspector, Bureau of Contract Administration: serves as lead project inspector for the L.A. Wastewater Integrated Network Systems (LAWINS) project involving multiple wastewater facilities. She also provides training and guidance to other Bureau of Contract Administration inspectors.

  • Doug Walters, Chief Sustainability Officer & Chief Resiliency Officer, LA Sanitation and Environment: a proven leader in sustainability and environmental issues who formerly served as Co-Chair of the City’s Gay & Lesbian United Employees organization where he spent 4 years advocating for inclusionary policies for LGBTQ employees within City Departments.

  • Les Amer, Accounting Clerk, StreetsLA: supports the street pavement preservation program and sidewalk construction program. His work ensures the delivery of materials essential to paving more than 2,200 lane miles and constructing 500,000 square feet of sidewalks annually.

View PDF of news release here.

SAS Movie Studios and Shawn A. Sequeira Doing Good Things Back in Los Angeles Again

Sizzle Lifts Rentals Los AngelesShawn Anthony Sequeira, Owner and CEO of SAS Movie StudiosSAS RentalsSAS Rentals Caterer and SAS Agency Divisions and Producing Last Generation movie are doing a lot of good things back in the City of Los Angeles again.

After building the largest movie studio outside of national Nashville, Tennessee (Tennessee is a landlocked state in the U.S. South. Its capital, centrally located Nashville, is the heart of the country-music scene, with the long-running Grand Ole Opry, the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum and a legendary stretch of honky-tonks and dance halls. Memphis, in the far southwest, is the home of Elvis Presley’s Graceland, rock-and-roll pioneering Sun Studio and the blues clubs of Beale Street.) and buying half of an old vintage town. Then fixing up multiple buildings and helping to create the highest tax incentives in the nation.

Mr. Shawn A. Sequeria has surely been busy since his return back in Los Angeles and now is pioneering multiple feature films to be made back in Tennessee and Kentucky (Kentucky is a southeastern state bounded by the Ohio River in the north and the Appalachian Mountains in the east, with Frankfort the state capital. The state’s largest city, Louisville, is home to the Kentucky Derby, the renowned horse race held at Churchill Downs on the first Saturday in May. The race is preceded by a 2-week festival and celebrated in the Kentucky Derby Museum year-round.) areas. Tennessee and Kentucky areas are now becoming very film friendly states that are ready to compete with Hollywood mainstream of making feature films.

SAS Movie Studios and SAS Rentals are fully independent from all other major studios. The company owns all of the studio amenities with all of the current state of the art equipment needed in producing feature films.

Newsblaze.com states that “Shawn A. Sequeira has clearly set himself apart as a visionary in the business of silent investment. His services include top of the line equipment leasing from green screen, honey wagons, sounds stages, big rigs, and more, with A-list studio rental services and the ultimate actoral and below the line talent required in the successful production of feature films.”

SAS Movie StudiosSAS Rentals and Shawn A. Sequeira believes in giving back to the community and helping other producers. For that reason it makes Shawn A. Sequeira to be apart from the other major Hollywood studios.

SAS Movie Studios is sponsoring Diversity News Productions “2016 Diversity Pageants New Queens Re-Crowning and 2017 Diversity Pageants USA Open Casting Call Kick-Off” on 8-26-2017 by helping them with the venue, sound, lights and engineering set up to have a successful production event at his Los Angeles SAS Movie Studios located at 501 S Avenue 17 in Los Angeles, CA 90031.

About SAS Movie Studios:
SAS Studio is a fully integrated, global media company: a leader of innovation, creation, distribution, licensing, advertising and marketing for all forms of entertainment and media. Renowned for our achievements, SAS Studio prides itself not only as a continuing source of new talent but as an entertainment and multimedia powerhouse. SAS Studio group companies are aligned to provide a series of services designed to facilitate the production, development and logistics of the motion picture film, television, fashion, modeling and talent industries. We are a top modeling agency scouting models for modeling agency services and fashion model photography.
SAS Movies is fully independent from all other major studiosSAS has clearly set itself apart with services including top-of-the-line equipment leasing from green screen, honey wagons, sounds stages, big rigs, and more, with A-list studio rental services and the ultimate actoral and below the line talent required in the successful production of feature films. SAS Movies is currently building an entire movie town in Kentucky, from the ground up, to bring feature films in to the state. With the expansion into the heartland of Kentucky, SAS has moved to become a world leader in the production of motion pictures, as the studio will produce film, television and video for a fraction of the cost it may take elsewhere. Our art division has the highest-end gear that money can buy, with a team able to build any set needed for any feature film, far lower than any other studio can offer. For more information visit SAS Movie Studios at http://www.sasmovies.com

About Shawn A. Sequeira: Shawn Anthony Sequeira, Owner and CEO of SAS Movie StudiosSAS RentalsSAS Rentals Caterer and SAS Agency Divisions and he hails from a small town in central Kentucky, where people leave their front doors unlocked and where Daisy Dukes are not just a fashion trend. In Central Kentucky they are a way of life in the land of rolling prairies that give the American Heartland its name. Shawn A. Sequeira left this world of small town folk and came to Hollywood with a unique vision to change the values of the film industry, one person at a time. For more information visit about Shawn A. Sequeria visit http://lastgenerationmovie.com/wp/team-view/shawn-anthony-sequeira/

Sources: Newsblaze.com, Wikipedia

Photos credit to: SAS Movie Studios

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31st Annual AIDS Walk Los Angeles Kick-Off Celebration at Madame Tussauds Hollywood

On Tuesday, September 15, 2015, AIDS Walk Los Angeles held their 31st Annual AIDS Walk Los Angeles Kick-Off Party at Madame Tussauds Hollywood 6933 Hollywood Blvd, Hollywood, CA 90028 6:30 8:30 p.m..

AWLA special reception kicking off party is the big fundraising weeks leading up to Walk, was hosted by Barrett Foa and Pauley Perrette of NCIS, plus ABC7 News Anchor Ellen Leyva!

Among the hosts there were key speakers such as WeHo Mayor Lindsey Horvath, Nick Wechsler from Revenge, Vallerie D Wagner and many more.

Complimentary cocktails and hors d’oeuvres were served a top Madame Tussauds’ beautiful rooftop lounge. Mingle with AIDS Walk supporters, staff, and volunteers, and stop by the COMMUNITY photo shoot held throughout the evening to get a new AIDS Walk profile pic! A special bonus to a free tour of the exhibit!

About AIDS Project Los Angeles (APLA): APLA provides life-saving services for people living with HIV/AIDS across Los Angeles County, including medical, dental, and mental health, as well as HIV testing, prevention, and education programs. APLA delivers care to over 14,000 people annually and is a leader on policy and legislation that affects the HIV/AIDS and LGBT communities. For more information, visit apla.org and aplahw.org.

About AIDS Walk Los Angeles: Since 1985, AIDS Walk Los Angeles has raised more than $79 million for HIV programs and services throughout Los Angeles County, and has grown into one of the largest AIDS fundraising events in the country. In 2014 alone, 25,000 participants, many of whom were members of 1,600 corporate and community teams, raised over $2.2 million for AIDS Project Los Angeles and 27 other L.A. County AIDS service organizations. For more information, view the fact sheet or visit la.aidswalk.net.

Photos credit to: Gisele O/PartyBy5.com & Photo credit to: AIDS Walk Los Angeles 2015

Editor’s Note: Diversity News Magazine is a proud media partner for the fifth year in a row of AIDS Walk Los Angeles benefiting AIDS Project Los Angeles. For more information visit http://diversitynewsmagazine.org

Congratulations Eric Garcetti Is Elected Mayor of the City of Los Angeles

 

Photo credit to: Wikipedia

On May 21, 2013 Eric Garcetti was elected Mayor of Los Angeles with 53.9% of votes. His term will begin in July 2013.

Eric Michael Garcetti (born February 4, 1971) is the mayor-elect of Los Angeles and an outgoing member of the Los Angeles City Council, representing the 13th District.[1] He served as Council President from 2006 to 2012.[2]

Garcetti is the son of the former Los Angeles County District Attorney Gil Garcetti. A member of the Democratic Party, Garcetti won in a nonpartisan election for Mayor on May 21, 2013, defeating city Controller Wendy Greuel;[3] Garcetti is the city’s first elected Jewish mayor and its youngest in more than a century.

“Thank you Los Angeles–the hard work begins but I am honored to lead this city for the next four years. Let’s make this a great city again.” twitted Mayor elect Eric Garcetti.

“You can’t look to the stars until you’ve fixed the cracks in the sidewalk,” Los Angeles City Councilmember Eric Garcetti often says. As the third-term councilmember serving the 13th Council District, Garcetti has shown that a commitment to the street-level health of the community is a necessary first step in creating positive change. His unique combination of pothole politics and vision has won measurable results in the 13th District, showing how local solutions can show the way to make our city safer, create transportation solutions, and ease the city’s housing crisis.

A fourth-generation Angeleno, Eric Garcetti was born at Good Samaritan Hospital and grew up in Los Angeles.  He won a hotly-contested election to the Los Angeles City Council in 2001, becoming one of the youngest city councilmembers in the city’s history. Over 100 languages are spoken on the streets of his district, from Hollywood to Downtown and across the Los Angeles River. The neighborhoods he represents constitute the beating heart of Los Angeles.

Garcetti was unanimously elected as Council President in December 2005 and unanimously re-elected in July 2007 and July 2009.  During his tenure as president, he modernized the council’s legislative assignments, making the council’s committees more reflective of the issues that face Los Angeles.

During his first term in office, Garcetti emerged as an effective local problem-solver and as a strong advocate on citywide and national issues. He led the effort to fund the nation’s largest Affordable Housing Trust Fund, oversaw the economic and cultural revitalization of Hollywood, wrote and championed Proposition O to clean up our local water, won passage of a plan that eliminated the city’s business tax for 60% of all businesses, and helped bring thousands of new high wage jobs to Los Angeles and his district.  In his district, he tackled neighborhoods’ most intractable problems, nearly tripled the number of parks, ensuring the availability of an after-school program in every school in the district, and reducing graffiti by more than 60 percent.

Councilmember Garcetti’s work has been recognized in dozens of awards, including the John F. Kennedy New Frontier Award for Americans under 40 who are changing their communities with a commitment to public service; the Green Cross Millennium Award from former President Mikhail Gorbachev, for environmental leadership; a “Tiger Award” from the Valley Industry and Commerce Association, for his work on business tax reform; the New Democrat of the Week recognition from the Democratic Leadership Council, for his work on safety in commercial office buildings and security officers’ working conditions; and the first Olson Award from Human Rights Watch for his human rights activism.

The Los Angeles Times writes that Garcetti is “smart” and “imaginative” and offers the city “refreshing idealism.” He was featured in LA Weekly’s Best of Los Angeles issue and the Los Angeles Alternative Press readers named him “L.A.’s Favorite Elected Official” of 2003. In 2004, The Los Angeles Business Journal named him one of the 25 Angelenos who stand out for their potential to shape lives in Los Angeles.  A profile in Los Angeles magazine in 2006 called him “a rising star”.

Photo credit to: ericgarcetti.com

Prior to his election, Garcetti taught public policy, diplomacy and world affairs at Occidental College and the University of Southern California. In 1998, the Rockefeller Foundation selected him as a Next Generation Leadership Fellow.

Eric Garcetti was raised in the San Fernando Valley. He studied urban planning and political science at Columbia University, where he received his B.A. and M.A. in International Relations. He studied as a Rhodes Scholar at Oxford University and the London School of Economics. He is an avid photographer, jazz pianist and composer. He lives in Silver Lake with his wife, Amy Elaine Wakeland.

Sources: Wikipedia, http://cd13.com, http://www.ericgarcetti.com