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L.A. County Takes First Steps Toward New Youth Justice Department
December 2, 2020
The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors voted last week to take the first steps in transitioning to a rehabilitative, `care- first' model of juvenile justice, a plan expected to ultimately move funding and responsibility out of the probation department and into a new Department of Youth Development by 2025. ... read more »
Mark Ridley-Thomas Takes Council 10th District Seat
November 5, 2020
In the Council District 10 race, county Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas took a big early lead over Grace Yoo, an attorney and community advocate. Early returns showed Ridley-Thomas with 61.61% of the vote. ... read more »
L.A. County Offers Reward in Willowbrook Double Homicide
October 29, 2020
The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors today approved a $10,000 reward for information leading to the gunman who fatally shot two high school athletes in Willowbrook. ... read more »
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Congresswoman Bass Talks Voter Safety in Virtual Town Hall
October 29, 2020
Everything you need to know about casting your ballot for the 2020 election. ... read more »
The 15th Annual Taste of Soul Reveals Virtual Concert and Community Food Distribution
October 15, 2020
Despite COVID-19 Taste of Soul is still delivering food and music to the community. ... read more »
Supervisor Ridley-Thomas and Partners Host Sneak Peek of $70m Magic Johnson Park Renovation and Community Drive-Thru Tour
October 8, 2020
Supervisor Mark-Ridley-Thomas in collaboration with the LA County Department of Parks and Recreation and a number community partners, hosted a socially-distanced, sneak peek of Earvin “Magic” Johnson Park’s new building facilities and myriad of amenities followed by a “drive thru” tour of the park and resource distribution for 2,500 community members.  ... 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 »
County Proclaims ‘Rev. James M. Lawson, Jr. Day’
September 24, 2020
September 22, 2020, will mark the 92nd Birthday of a statesman who, since the 1950s, continues to be actively involved in training countless men and women on nonviolent resistance to achieve social justice. He has taught at the University of California, Los Angeles, California State University, Northridge, and countless other educational institutions–and even in retirement continues to travel across the country to teach nonviolence. ... read more »
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THE ELECTION OF OUR LIFE
September 17, 2020
Noted activist, playwright and novelist, James Baldwin, wrote “Not everything that is faced can be changed, but nothing can be changed until it is faced.”  His words are as relevant today as they were when Baldwin first wrote them. ... read more »
L.A. County Voters Urged to Join Citizens Redistricting Commission
September 8, 2020
Eligible Los Angeles County voters interested in having a say on how voting districts are mapped -- which can determine how much power various voting blocs have in deciding who runs the county -- can still apply to join the 2020 Citizens Redistricting Commission.  ... read more »
Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas Travels Across Second District to Distribute 10,000 Masks Throughout COVID-19 Impacted Communities
August 27, 2020
Due to the disproportionate effects of COVID-19, the need for assistance in Los Angeles has taken over certain communities. Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas answered the call for help; in the past several weeks, he’s been traveling and delivering PPE to essential workers within his district.   ... read more »
When the Dems Win, Gov. Newsom Must Pick an African American to Replace Kamala Harris
August 20, 2020
U.S. Senator Kamala Harris, the first Black woman to serve on a major party’s presidential ticket, made history last week when Joe Biden, the Democratic party’s presumptive nominee, announced that she would serve as his running mate.  ... read more »
Mothers In Action Celebrates Their 22nd Annual Back to School Health Fair
August 20, 2020
In memory of Mitchell's late Mother, the founder of M.I.A., Brenda Marsh-Mitchell, they distribute their first 100 backpacks each year for the last 6 years to First AME Church for their foster care youth in honor of her passing and life of service.. "My Mother was the founder of Mother's In Action, and she understood that children fail because they can't hear, they can't see, and don't have the resources to have a successful school year. So she started this thing 22 years ago, said President Mitchell." ... read more »
Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas Visits Martin Luther King Jr., Testing Center to Provide Safety Kits for the Community
August 13, 2020
MLK Community Hospital continues to ensure the community has what it needs to fight COVID-19. ... read more »
Contract for Body-Worn Cameras for the LA County Sheriff’s Department Finalized
August 12, 2020
The contract for the body-worn camera program that will ensure greater accountability of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department has been finalized, enabling the Department to now order cameras and equipment at its discretion starting today. ... read more »
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