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Community Based Treatment, Not Jail Replacement: A New Plan of Care for LA County
February 11, 2019
In response to Federal investigations of the poor conditions within LA County Jails, and the increase of imprisoned people with mental illnesses which has now reached 70 percent of the jail population, Supervisors of LA County planned to vote February 12th on a new “Mental Health Jail,” formally known as the “Consolidated Correctional Treatment Facility,” instead of diverting people who shouldn’t be in jail in the first place. ... read more »
Black History Month News: Rev. Dr. Alexander Hamilton
February 7, 2019
In celebration of Black History Month, Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas presented a scroll to the Reverend Dr. Alexander Hamilton, who arranged the late Aretha Franklin’s Grammy-Award winning gospel album Amazing Grace, among many other stellar musical achievements. ... read more »
Villanueva Stands Ground on Deputy Reinstatement
January 31, 2019
In a confrontational surprise appearance before the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors, Sheriff Alex Villanueva defended his reinstatement of a deputy fired after allegations of domestic violence and stalking. ... read more »
Suits & Solidarity Members Celebrate Holidays
January 3, 2019
Suits in Solidarity members recently celebrated their end of year meeting with a holiday reception with City Council President Herb Wesson, Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas and Kerman Maddox, Co- Founder Suits in Solidarity.  ... read more »
SENTINEL EXCLUSIVE L.A. City Council President Herb Wesson Announces Bid to Become Next 2nd District L.A. County Supervisor in 2020
December 12, 2018
Los Angeles City Council President Herb Wesson announced Monday in a fundraising e-blast that he is looking to become the next 2nd District Los Angeles County Supervisor in 2020. ... read more »
Rep. Bass Elected New Chairperson of Congressional Black Caucus
December 6, 2018
Bass takes news position, advocates for the Black Press and strengthening ties with Africa ... read more »
Measure H Helped 10,000 Homeless People Into Permanent Housing, Officials Say
November 29, 2018
A half-cent sales tax passed by Los Angeles County voters nearly two years ago to fund homeless programs has been a significant success, some government leaders said today as they urged the public to volunteer for the upcoming homeless count. ... read more »
Show of Solidarity in Aftermath of Hate 
November 8, 2018
In a moving and emphatic show of solidarity after the Tree of Life synagogue massacre in Pittsburgh, hundreds of people from across Los Angeles County gathered on Nov. 1, for an interfaith worship service at the First AME Church, and sang and prayed together for hope, healing, courage and perseverance.  ... read more »
The National Association of Minority Contractors Southern California Celebrates “Diversity” at its 19th Annual Leadership Awards Dinner
October 25, 2018
The Southern California Chapter of The National Association of  Minority Contractors (NAMC-SC) is hosting its 19th Annual Leadership Awards Dinner on Thursday, November 8, 2018 at the Marina Del Rey Marriott Hotel.   ... read more »
CDU Breaks Ground on New Grand Entrance, Student Center during Seventh Annual State of the University Address
October 11, 2018
Planned on-campus capital developments mark the University’s first large-scale construction project since the completion of the Life Sciences Research and Nursing Education Building in 2010. ... read more »
Debbie Allen was Surprised with Icon Award Presented by Her Grey’s Anatomy Co-Star James Pickens, Jr. at LA Focus’ 20th Annual First Ladies High Tea
September 13, 2018
Lisa Collins’ 21st Annual First Ladies High Tea is always a classy affair! Debbie Allen was surprised when James Pickens, Jr. delivered a touching introduction and presented her with the Icon Award at the Beverly Hilton Hotel.  ... read more »
Sebastian Ridley-Thomas Pushes Back Against USC, Seeks Reinstatement as Both Student and Professor
August 9, 2018
Supervisor Ridley-Thomas says: “He was surprised to learn that his donation to USC has become an issue."  ... read more »
Mothers In Action to Host 20th Anniversary of Annual Back to School Health & Family Festival
August 2, 2018
Summer is coming to an end and school is almost back in session. Help prepare your child for school by attending the 20th Anniversary of Mothers In Action’s Annual Back to School Health and Family Festival on August 4, 2018 ... read more »
LA County Invests $300 Million in New Voting System
June 15, 2018
Los Angeles County officials voted today to spend roughly $300 million on a major redesign of its voting system in anticipation of the 2020 presidential election, ... read more »
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