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6/5/15 – Transcript – “Raising the Minimum Wage: Will it provide a livable wage or kill jobs in Los Angeles?”

On Thursday, April 30, 2015, Town Hall Los Angeles presented the program, "Raising the Minimum Wage: Will it provide a livable wage or kill jobs in Los Angeles?" a debate between Rusty Hicks, Executive Secretary-Treasurer, Los Angeles County Federation of Labor, AFL-CIO, and Gary Toebben, President and CEO, Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce. The [...]

June 6th, 2015|

6/5/15 – Transcript – “California’s Golden Opportunities: Economy, Infrastructure and Education”

On Wednesday, April 15th, 2015, the 36th and 37th Governors of the state of California joined Town Hall for a discussion on how to keep the state moving forward. The discussion, moderated by Jim Newton, touched on water issues, CEQA and environmental regulations, and the legacy of prop 187. While the 36th and 37th Governors [...]

June 6th, 2015|

6/4/15 – Transcript – Steven S. Koblik, President, The Huntington Library, Art Collections and Botanical Gardens

On Wednesday, May 13, 2015, Steven S. Koblik, outgoing president of The Huntington Library, Art Collections and Botanical Gardens, spoke to a Town Hall audience about his "Reflections on Leadership in the Museum World from an Outsider." Koblik discussed why doing good work does not equal survival for nonprofits, and the importance of knowing your [...]

June 4th, 2015|

5/22/15 – Transcript – The Hon. Marco Rubio, Senator (R-Fla.) and Presidential Candidate, United States of America

On Tuesday, April 28th, The Hon. Marco Rubio, U.S. Senator (R-Fla.) and U.S. Presidential Candidate spoke at Town Hall Los Angeles about the upcoming presidential election and his priorities should he be elected president in 2016. Senator Rubio discussed his family background, his youth, and his perspectives on both domestic and foreign policies. The Senator [...]

May 22nd, 2015|

5/22/15 – Transcript – Dennis Arriola, President and CEO, SoCalGas

On April 2nd, Dennis Arriola, President and CEO, SoCalGas, spoke to Town Hall Los Angeles on "Fueling Our Future Economy." Mr. Arriola discussed the importance of diversity in our energy sources, emphasizing the role natural gas will play in the short- and long-term future. Arriola argued that energy goals must be balanced with a healthy [...]

May 22nd, 2015|

5/22/15 – Transcript – The Hon. John Chiang, Treasurer, State of California

On Thursday, February 26th, The Hon. John Chiang discussed his plans for his term as California State Treasurer and the most pressing issues facing the office. The California State Treasurer is the state’s lead asset manager, banker and financier. Treasurer Chiang discussed the ups and downs in this economic recovery, explained some of the challenges [...]

May 22nd, 2015|

5/22/15 – Transcript – “Real Solutions Now to Reduce Gridlock”

It’s no secret that Los Angeles has the worst traffic in the country. Although more people are using alternative modes of transportation (transit, cycling, walking), overall mobility has not improved. According to a 2014 study, Angelenos spend an average of 90 hours a year sitting in traffic. Patt Morrison, Columnist, Los Angeles Times moderated a [...]

May 22nd, 2015|

5/22/15 – Transcript – The Hon. Kevin McCarthy, Congressman (R-CA) and Majority Leader, U.S. House of Representatives

The Hon. Kevin McCarthy, U.S. Congressman (CA, 23rd District) and Majority Leader, U.S. House of Representatives, provided a Town Hall Los Angeles with a congressional update on Friday, February 6, 2015. For the first time in eight years, the Republican party controls both the U.S. Senate and the House of Representatives. Congressman McCarthy discussed what's [...]

May 22nd, 2015|

3/4/15 – Transcript – Austin Beutner, Publisher and CEO, Los Angeles Times / Los Angeles Times Media Group

On Wednesday, December 3, 2014, Austin Beutner, Publisher and CEO of the Los Angeles Times, spoke to Town Hall about "132 Years of the Essential Conversation - Los Angeles and the Los Angeles Times." Beutner, who was named Publisher in August 2014, discussed his vision for the newspaper and how it will continue to serve [...]

March 5th, 2015|

3/4/15 – Transcript – Dr. Zhihang Chi, Vice President and General Manager-North America, Air China

On Thursday, November 6, 2014, Dr. Zhihang Chi, Vice President and General Manger-North America, Air China spoke to Town Hall on "U.S.-China Relations in the New World Order." Dr. Chi, who was raised in China and is a naturalized American citizen, spoke to the cultural differences between the two countries and how continued diplomacy is [...]

March 4th, 2015|