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Supervisor Ridley-Thomas Hosts Virtual Meeting to Discuss Anti-Racist Policy in L.A. County
August 6, 2020
The approval of the measure follows other local governments in California addressing racism including Santa Bernardino County, Goleta and Santa Barabara. UCLA professor Paul Ong said during the live meeting that a “web of inequality” is different barriers that are implemented into fields of life that aid in oppressing Black communities. “We need to understand in a very detailed, fundamental way about how this mechanism interlocks today but also as mentioned, how it interlocks over time, over generations,” Ong said. ... read more »
Planting a SEED in South LA
July 9, 2020
On the northeast corner of Vermont and Manchester Avenues, a little over four acres of land have remained blighted and mostly vacant since the 1992 Civil Unrest, ... read more »
CDU Report Highlights Needs for Underserved Communities During COVID-19 Pandemic
July 2, 2020
The report was conducted on site with 27,133 COVID-19 tests, between April 8 and June 14, 2020. ... read more »
10th Council District W.S.C. 35th Annual Scholarship Awards ‘Embracing the Future’ Honors and Salutes their 2020 Graduates
July 2, 2020
The 10th Council District Women’s Steering Committee despite COVID19 were still able to provide scholarship awards to five outstanding students ... read more »
Supervisors Aim to Retain Lower Jail Population Post COVID-19 Crisis
June 11, 2020
The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors unanimously supported a proposal authored by Supervisor Janice Hahn and co-authored by Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas to maintain a lower jail population after the COVID-19 crisis is over. ... read more »
Housing the Homeless: COVID-19 Has Forced California’s Hand
April 30, 2020
Earlier this month, Gov. Gavin Newsom announced that California was the first state in the nation to secure Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) funding to place unsheltered people in hotel rooms at no cost to them. The state’s action is providing safe isolation for tens of thousands of homeless Californians during the global COVID-19 pandemic.     ... read more »
An Unprecedented Challenge Before Us
March 26, 2020
But this is just the beginning of what will be a long fight on multiple fronts. ... read more »
Lacey Wins Big, Wesson And Ridley-Thomas Headed for Run-Off
March 5, 2020
Los Angeles County District Attorney Jackie Lacey, despite controversy surrounding her campaign, overwhelmingly won reelection to her seat. Lacey said she wants to create more transparency in the office so that people will better understand what her job entails. ... read more »
Bright Star and Bethany CDC Partner to Open New Charter School
March 5, 2020
With educational excellence being the driving force, a dream of a facility became a reality for Bright Star Schools, Bethany Baptist Church and the Baldwin Bethany Community Development Corporation.  ... read more »
Public Service Embedded in Ridley-Thomas’ DNA
February 20, 2020
When it comes to public service, Mark Ridley-Thomas has done it all. He’s served on the nonprofit, city, county and state levels. The only thing left is national office. ... read more »
Children’s Institute Breaks Ground in Watts Celebrating a New Landmark In the Community
February 14, 2020
Children’s Institue (CII) and its Board of Trustees welcomed the community to celebrate their latest development located in Watts. The groundbreaking ceremony held Thursday, January 30, 2020, was complete with a live band, BBQ luncheon and a virtual tour of the new building. ... read more »
Special Needs Network Hosts 11th Annual Christmas Care Exchange
December 19, 2019
Nation’s Premier Autism Awareness Organization Provides Toys, Family Resources & Photos with Santa to LA County’s Most Vulnerable ... read more »
Mark Ridley-Thomas Formally Kicks Off City Council Campaign
December 19, 2019
Firefighters and carpenters, members of the faith community and the arts community, local neighborhood activists and elected officials from throughout the region, and volunteers from every walk of life turned out Saturday, December 14 for Mark Ridley-Thomas’ official City Council campaign kickoff. ... read more »
Housing for Vets Built Through Humanity, Politics and Love
December 5, 2019
Groundbreaking ceremony for Casa De Rosas gives former vets and their families a second chance ... read more »
L.A. County Renews Reward in Compton Double Homicide
November 7, 2019
Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas recommended renewing a $10,000 reward in the Compton shooting, which was set to expire this week.    About 9 p.m. on May 15, 2016, 24-year-old Richard Williams was driving out of a 76 gas station in the 1200 block of South Wilmington Avenue with two friends -- 23-year-old Boston Farley and 26-year-old Brandon Upchurch - - when someone fired into their vehicle. ... read more »
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