(Location: Hollywood Blvd and Cherokee Ave | Left to right: Blake Chow, Deputy Chief, Los Angeles Police Department, Councilmember Mitch O’Farrell, Kathleen Rawson, President/Chief Executive Officer, Hollywood Partnership, Matthew Finley, Hollywood resident, Cathy J. Hood, Hollywood resident, James Hegler, Director of Operations, CIRCLE Program.)


Los Angeles City Councilmember Mitch O’Farrell organized an anti-crime event and press conference on the 3rd of August addressing recent crimes and tactics to ensure public safety. Speakers included LAPD Deputy Blake Chow, business owners, unarmed LAPD officers, and residents of Hollywood, including Cathy J. Hood.

Cathy J. Hood is an award-winning communications guru on a mission to ensuring diverse stories across the nation are heard. With a Master’s degree in Public Administration from California State University, Los Angeles, Cathy is the go-to specialist for all things in the realms of public and community relations.

“I’m here as a resident, a concerned resident,” said Cathy J. Hood during the news conference reported by ABC7, FOX News, Yahoo News, and KTLA, “I don’t feel 100% safe.”

As outreach chair of the Hollywood Studio District Neighborhood Council (HSDNC), Cathy J. Hood has been a resident of Hollywood for nearly three years and an Angelino for over a decade. During the press conference, she spoke out in support as an advocate of public safety in an effort toward shifting 200+ officers and denouncing rampant crime. The City has seen robbery and theft rise by 19.4% and 24.7%, respectively, and shootings have increased by 36.8%.

Cathy J. Hood has been an active member of the Hollywood community, working alongside Councilmember Mitch O’Farrell, local residents, and business leaders on identifying public safety concerns, finding strategies and resources to implement neighborhood security.

In 2019, Cathy J. Hood created and built Pristine Initiative, LLC, a boutique woman, and minority business enterprise PR and communications agency located in Hollywood, CA.

Under her reign, Cathy J. Hood has been responsible for enhancing the public profiles of numerous influential individuals and positioning people into thought leaders. For four consecutive years, Cathy J. Hood served on the board of the National Women’s Political Caucus- LA Westside. She is highly active in the community and is passionate about getting more women elected to public office. Cathy J. Hood is an alumnus of the Los Angeles African American Women’s Public Policy Institute (LAAAWPPI).


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