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The 15th Annual Taste of Soul Brings Community Food Distribution to Crenshaw
October 22, 2020
The food distribution comes at a critical time as our community struggles with economic downturn during COVID-19 pandemic. ... read more »
CD10 Candidate Grace Yoo Repeatably Violates Los Angeles City Ethics Commission Campaign Regulations
October 9, 2020
Attorney Grace Yoo has been campaigning on an anti-corruption platform while repeatedly violating Los Angeles City Ethics Commission campaign rules, the Los Angeles Sentinel can exclusively report. Even as this article is posted, Yoo is flouting ethics rules requiring all candidates to report mass communications within a 24-hour period. She has failed to publicly disclose multiple campaign communications ranging from door hangers, lawn signs and digital ads.   ... read more »
Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas Presents $150,000 Grant to Lula Washington Dance Theatre; The Dance Company Celebrate Their New Outside Foundation
October 1, 2020
Lula Washington Dance Theatre was presented $150,000 grant to create an outdoor dance class and performance space. ... read more »
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Black Lives Matter Leader Endorses Wesson
October 1, 2020
This week, LA City Council President Emeritus Herb Wesson received the official support of Dr. Melina Abdullah, co-founder of Black Lives Matter Los Angeles. Dr. Melina Abdullah is a professor of Pan-African Studies at California State University, Los Angeles and an outspoken advocate for police reform. Herb Wesson is running to replace Mark Ridley-Thomas on the LA County Board of Supervisors in this year's open election. ... read more »
Mark Ridley-Thomas Campaign Kicks Off, 300 Attend Zoom Rally
September 17, 2020
The times, no doubt are challenging, and the challenges facing District 10 and greater Los Angeles are mounting: COVID-19 is damaging the health and the livelihoods of thousands; the crisis of homelessness and affordable housing continues; wildfires are requiring an extraordinary resources from the entire state, and even the ability to vote by mail is under attack. ... read more »
Two Sheriff’s Deputies Shot in Compton; Los Angeles County sets $100,000 Reward for Any Information
September 15, 2020
Los Angeles is experiencing turbulence amid residents and those sworn to protect them. Chairwoman Barger disclosed that two LAPD deputies were ambushed over the weekend. Supervisor Mark-Ridley Thomas and Barger are offering a $100,000 reward for any information leading to a capture of those who committed the violence. ... read more »
L.A. County Board Funds Body-Worn Cameras for Sheriff’s Deputies
September 3, 2020
  The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors voted today to transfer $25.5 million to the Sheriff's Department to fund the roll-out of body-worn cameras to patrol deputies over the next year. ... read more »
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 »
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