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Cal Attorney General Wants FDA Standards for Menthol Cigarettes Finalized
August 25, 2022
Last year, a version of the ordinance that exempted menthol cigarettes was opposed by Black council members Mark Ridley-Thomas, Marqueece Harris Dawson and Curren Price. They argued that studies have found Black Americans are the racial/ethnic group most likely to use menthol cigarettes and are 25 times more likely than White Americans to do so. ... read more »
Judge Issues Temporary Restraining Order Against Herb Wesson Appointment
July 21, 2022
A Superior Court judge on Tuesday, July 19, again blocked Herb Wesson from acting as a temporary replacement for suspended Los Angeles City Councilman Mark Ridley-Thomas, once again leaving the 10th District without a council representative.    ... read more »
AG Rob Bonta Ruling Sends Fate of District 10 Back into Court’s Hands
June 30, 2022
California Attorney General Rob Bonta has re-opened the possibility of a lawsuit filed by Mark Ridley-Thomas supporters to sue over the selection of Herb Wesson as a temporary member of the Los Angeles City Council, throwing the status of Los Angeles’ 10th Council District back into question. ... read more »
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Judge Upholds Mark Ridley-Thomas Suspension 
March 2, 2022
It has been a busy 72 hours in the City of Los Angeles and particularly in Los Angeles’ 10th Council District.    ... read more »
Herb Wesson Appointed to Temporarily Represent 10th District 
February 22, 2022
The Los Angeles City Council voted unanimously today to appoint former Councilman Herb Wesson to represent the city's 10th district, as a replacement for Councilman Mark Ridley-Thomas, who was suspended after being indicted in a federal corruption case. ... read more »
Earl Aims to Transform Lives in L.A. by Tackling Racism in Government
October 28, 2021
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.” ... read more »
Arraignment Due for Former USC Dean in Ridley-Thomas Case
October 25, 2021
A former dean of the School of Social Work at USC is expected to be arraigned today on federal corruption charges in an alleged bribery scheme involving City Councilman Mark Ridley-Thomas that resulted in the university receiving lucrative county contracts. Marilyn Louise Flynn, 83, is expected to plead not guilty via Zoom in Los Angeles federal court to charges that she conspired with Ridley-Thomas when he was a member of the Board of Supervisors. Flynn's attorney, Vicki I. Podberesky, said her client ``has not committed any crime, and we believe that the evidence in this case will ultimately support this conclusion.'' ... read more »
Ridley-Thomas Suspended from LA Council, Hours Before Not Guilty Plea
October 21, 2021
City Councilman Mark Ridley-Thomas was suspended from office by a divided Los Angeles City Council today, hours before he entered a not-guilty plea to federal bribery and conspiracy charges stemming from his time serving on the county Board of Supervisors. ... read more »
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Councilmember Mark Ridley-Thomas’ Statement on Today’s Council Vote
October 20, 2021
"I am humbled by the support of my colleagues who did not rush to judgment and disappointed in those who did. 11 members of this Council have stripped the constituents of the 10th District of their representation, of their voice and of their right to the services that they deserve. " ... read more »
LA City Council to Consider Suspending Mark Ridley-Thomas From Office
October 19, 2021
On the day Los Angeles City Councilman Mark Ridley- Thomas is scheduled to be arraigned on federal bribery and conspiracy charges, his council colleagues will vote tomorrow on whether to immediately suspend him from office. ... read more »
Taste of Soul to Bring A ‘Day of Service & Soul’ to the Community
October 14, 2021
The drive-thru only event to give away free groceries, PPE supplies, and more ... read more »
LA City Council OKs Street Engagement Strategy For Anti-Camping Law
September 14, 2021
The Los Angeles City Council approved a street engagement strategy today to accompany its sweeping ordinance to restrict sleeping and homeless encampments in certain areas of the city. ... read more »
Racial Equity Finds a Permanent Home in Los Angeles
September 13, 2021
Monday, September 13, 2021, marks a monumental day in the history of Los Angeles. Attorney and Executive Director of the Civil and Human Rights Department, Capri Maddox has cut the ribbon to the newly established building looking to house the first racial equity branch of local government in the Los Angeles City Mall arena.  ... read more »
Newsom Mobilizes Black Vote Ahead of Election
September 9, 2021
Governor Gavin Newsom organized labor, community, and elected leaders across South Los Angeles to recognize Black worker contributions to the American Labor Movement on Labor Day at the headquarters of the African American Voter Registration, Education, and Participation Project (AAVREP). ... read more »
LA City Council Adopts Anti Racist Framework in the City of Los Angeles
August 25, 2021
Los Angeles City Councilmembers unanimously voted to adopt an antiracist framework in the City of Los Angeles, calling the motion a long overdue response to generational inequities that perpetuate racial disparities across City services and the region at-large. ... read more »
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