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VIDEO: Westchester Comets Basketball Team Honored

Supervisor Ridley-Thomas honored the Westchester High School Comets’ basketball team, winners of a fifth State Division I championship, at yesterday’s Board of Supervisors meeting. The Comets easily defeated McClymonds 49-31 in the title game in Sacramento. It was the school’s first state title since 2005. Supervisor Yaroslavsky also praised the Westchester team for its accomplishments.

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Tech Extravaganza Inspires Youngsters

Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas welcomed more than 100 middle and high schoolers from across Los Angeles County to the Microsoft YouthSpark DigiCamp Extravaganza, to encourage them to consider careers in technology. “You are the next generation of inventors, scientists, and developers,” he told the enthusiastic youngsters, including students of Lou Dantzler Preparatory Charter High School. “I look forward to seeing […]

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A Breakthrough for the Crenshaw/LAX Line

Construction of the $2-billion rail line through South Los Angeles to LAX hit a major milestone as the engineering marvel dubbed “Harriet” finished excavating a mile-long tunnel beneath Crenshaw Boulevard and broke through to what would become the Leimert Park Station. “For decades, the thought of a rail stop at the center of African American […]

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Crenshaw/LAX Line Construction Hits Halfway Point

The $2-billion Crenshaw/LAX Line that will ultimately take commuters straight to the airport is now halfway complete, prompting a community celebration at Leimert Park Village. Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas, who chairs the board of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority, said residents affected by the construction project deserve a “thank you” for their patience during construction. “The communities […]