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Garcetti Shares His Vision for L.A. with Black Press 
November 1, 2018
Mayor Eric Garcetti this month, reached out to Los Angeles’ African American community, in order to give clarity on issues like housing, education and jobs. ... read more »
New Treatment Eases Pain of Sickle Cell Disease
September 27, 2018
The devastating impact of sickle cell disease is well documented in the African American community. The inherited blood disorder, which occurs in approximately one in 500 Black children, can result in various complications such as pain, anemia, swelling, infection and stroke.  ... read more »
New WorkSource Center Opens in Culver City 
August 16, 2018
On Friday, August 10, the West Los Angeles America’s Job Center of California (AJCC) celebrated its grand opening in Culver City. AJCC is a one-stop shop for workforce services, providing a comprehensive range of no-cost employment and training services for employers and job seekers.  ... read more »
LA County Offers $10,000 Reward in Carson Shooting
July 27, 2018
Just before 9 p.m. on June 16, a light-colored, four-door sedan stopped in front of the family's home in the 22700 block of Island Avenue and someone inside the car opened fire. Lauvai was shot in the chest and died at St. Francis Medical Center. Another family member's leg was grazed by a bullet. ... read more »
LA County Approves Plan to Register More Voters in Jail, on Probation
July 27, 2018
Supervisors Mark Ridley-Thomas and Sheila Kuehl co-authored the motion, saying they were determined to counter misinformation that disenfranchises those would-be voters. ... read more »
L.A. County Gets $40 Million for Housing and Infrastructure
July 12, 2018
The state of California recently awarded $40 million to Los Angeles County via three grants to support the development of affordable apartments and related infrastructure projects in the County’s unincorporated areas, said county officials. The projects will generate more than 320 new affordable apartments in a region beset by “skyrocketing housing costs”, they said. ... read more »
LA County Poised to Develop Vermont Manchester Project
May 3, 2018
The County plans to build affordable housing and retail, as well a Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) transit plaza, preparatory boarding academy and training center on the site. Renderings for the project were released in February. ... read more »
GLAAACC CELEBRATES 25 YEARS OF HONORING BUSINESS LEADERS
April 12, 2018
Awards were given in nineteen categories including a special legacy award presented to Los Angeles World Airport (LAWA) Chief Development Officer Bob Gilbert for his four decades of service to the aviation industry.  GLAAACC’s Special Recognition Awards went to Jeffrey Brunswig, Operations Manager, Hensel Phelps Construction; Louis Carr, Chief Information Technology Officer at Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP); and John Harriel, Project Superintendent, Morrow-Meadow ... read more »
Lucas Museum of Narrative Art Breaks Ground in Exposition Park 
March 22, 2018
More than 100 civic and community leaders join Mellody Hobson and George Lucas for the largest public gift ever given to a municipality.  ... read more »
Resentencing and the Decriminalization of Cannabis 
February 15, 2018
The Board of Supervisors unanimously approved a motion by Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas calling on the Office of Cannabis Management, in collaboration with various Los Angeles County departments and community stakeholders, to develop a countywide plan to facilitate the resentencing of minor cannabis convictions.  ... read more »
City-County Partnership to Fight Homelessness Grows with Agreement on Supportive Housing 
November 23, 2017
 Los Angeles county and city officials have reached a key milestone in their partnership to create 10,000 units of permanent supportive housing over the next decade.  ... read more »
The Avis & Mark Ridley-Thomas Life Learning Center Launches in L.A. 
November 9, 2017
Earlier this week, over 200 attendees came out to the groundbreaking ceremony held by Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors Chairman Mark Ridley-Thomas for the Avis and Mark Ridley-Thomas Learning Center.  ... read more »
Furthering Economic Opportunity in Los Angeles’ 2nd District
September 28, 2017
Leading economic development officials, policy makers, practitioners, and business organizations met to discuss economic development priorities, address challenges, identify solutions ... read more »
Faulk Named 1st Black Board President of Natural History Museum
September 28, 2017
For the first time in nearly 105 years, an African American will head the Board of Trustees of the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County (NHMLA) with the election of L.A.-area civic leader Shannon Faulk as president. ... read more »
California Legislative Black Caucus Celebrates 50th Anniversary with ‘The Legacy Continues’ Black Tie Gala 
September 7, 2017
The California Legislative Black Caucus (CLBC) celebrated its 50th Anniversary with “The Legacy Continues” Black Tie Gala at Universal Studios Hollywood’s Globe Theatre. ... read more »
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