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LA neighborhoods to get millions in 'Promise Zone' grants to fight poverty

LA Mayor Eric Garcetti

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Mayor Garcetti joins other mayors receiving Promise Zone grants at White House

LA Promise Zone

City of Los Angeles

Neighborhoods of Hollywood, Little Armenia, Koreatown, Westlake, and Pico Union eligible for millions in federal grants to fight poverty

President Obama announced a new anti-poverty program. His proposal, called the Promise Zones, comes as the nation looks back on Lyndon B. Johnson's "War on Poverty" 50 years go. Los Angeles is one of five cities in the U.S. that'll get funds to help alleviate problems of the poor.

KPCC's Washington Correspondent Kitty Felde says LA's mayor and local members of Congress were on hand at the White House for the announcement.

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