Earl Aims to Transform Lives in L.A. by Tackling Racism in Government

Monique Earl, senior assistant general manager and chief diversity, equity and inclusion officer for the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power, aims to fulfill her vision of transforming lives by “unraveling institutional racism and discrimination in our government institutions.”

LA City Council OKs Plan To Deter Street Racing

The Los Angeles City Council passed a motion today aimed at curbing illegal street racing by adding deterrents at common locations of races. The motion was introduced by Councilwoman Monica Rodriguez, who noted that street racing typically happens in areas with wide, straight roads that have low levels of traffic and easy access to freeways and major roadways that allow participants to quickly disperse.Traffic calming measures — such as street humps, rumble strips, raised center medians, curb extensions and traffic circles — could be engineered in these areas to deter racing, Rodriguez’s office said.  The motion, which was seconded by Councilman

‘Miracles on 88th St.’ Features Free Clothing, Haircuts, Gifts and Snow

88th Street Temple Church of God In Christ (COGIC) and L.A. County Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas partnered to present the “Miracles on 88th Street” community event on Dec. 21 and more than 400 people of all ages enjoyed the variety of activities. “For our second annual event, it was important to me to make sure that I was serving the needs of our community. So, we added free winter coats, free toiletries and free haircuts for men, women and children,” said Superintendent Anthony L. Williams, senior pastor. “Also, we thank Minister Byron Luke and Ronald Graves, owner of Hair Architects. He

Childhood dream fuels career success in transportation

Corrine Ralph serves as LADOT’s first female bureau chief A childhood attraction to transportation planning has become a career for Corrine Ralph. As the first female to head transit programs for the Los Angeles Department of Transportation (LADOT), she oversees the second largest bus network in L.A., which helps residents easily travel around the city. Ralph’s responsibilities include the Dash, Commuter Express and the Cityride programs, which have combined fleet of 356 vehicles. Dash buses are a frequent sight in South L.A., operating routes in Crenshaw, Leimert/Slauson, Chesterfield Square, Vermont-Main and Watts. In other parts of the city, the service