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Willowbrook is…

To capture the spirit of Willowbrook and its unique sense of place, the Los Angeles County Arts Commission hired artist Rosten Woo to chronicle the stories of its residents, their homes and surroundings. The result is a beautiful book of essays and photographs called Willowbrook is…Willowbrook es, […]

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Martin Luther King Jr. Community Hospital: A Sneak Peek

Construction of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Hospital is largely completed, as is work on the beautiful new Outpatient Center. Expected to serve 1.2 million residents from all over the South Los Angeles region, including Compton, Inglewood, Watts-Willowbrook, Lynwood and beyond, the hospital, which will be […]

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Willowbrook Is…

[vsw id="81127360" source="vimeo" width="610" height="344" autoplay="no"] Willowbrook, a community just south of downtown and only four square miles, has long been in the shadow of its larger and more well-known neighbors, Compton and Watts. However, with the opening next year of the new Martin Luther King, Jr. […]

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Psychiatric Care Approved for MLK Medical Campus

The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors has approved the construction of a new psychiatric urgent care center along with $7 million per year in funding on the Martin Luther King Medical Campus. The new facility will provide much-needed services for both adults and teens. The new […]

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Willowbrook Murals Win Prestigious Art Award

Los Angeles artist Louise Griffin knew she had a challenge on her hands when she saw the ribbed concrete walls lining the Augustus F. Hawkins Mental Health Clinic courtyard. Hired by the Los Angeles County Arts Commission to conceive of a project for the facility, Griffin knew […]

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Celebrating Cinco de Mayo in Willowbrook

[vsw id="65663572" source="vimeo" width="610" height="375" autoplay="no"] Dancing in a conga line, listening to the trumpet, guitarron and violin of Mariachi Ellas Son, nearly 300 Second District residents celebrated the Cinco de Mayo holiday at the Martin Luther King, Jr. Center for Public Health in Willowbrook. The festive […]

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Martin Luther King, Jr. Hospital Campus Master Plan Gets a Thumbs Up

[vsw id="57974687" source="vimeo" width="610" height="360" autoplay="no"] On the 84th anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s birthday, plans for the new Martin Luther King Jr. Community Hospital campus received a thumbs up from the Board of Supervisors , as they unanimously approved the master plan for an […]

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Tree Lighting Ceremony Brightens Martin Luther King, Jr. Medical Center

[vsw id="55817226" source="vimeo" width="610" height="344" autoplay="no"] Neither rain nor frigid temperatures could dampen the joy on 9-year-old Amauria Bowman’s face Friday night at the fourth annual tree lighting ceremony at the Martin Luther King, Jr. Multi-Service Ambulatory Care Center in Willowbrook. The fourth grader at Carver Elementary […]

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Martin Luther King, Jr. Hospital Street Naming Contest: Winner Announced

The people have spoken!  The street leading to the new Martin Luther King Jr. Hospital will be named “Healthy Way.” Healthy Way, proposed by Yolonda Simmons, received 370 out of 776 votes — a whopping 48%. In second place was Charles R. Drew Drive, with 202 votes, […]

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Martin Luther King Jr. Community Hospital board appoints new chief executive

Major progress toward the creation of the new Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Hospital occurred this week, when the MLK hospital board named Dr. Elaine Batchlor as the institution’s new chief executive officer. Now as the hospital, still under construction, is built, Batchlor will begin to assemble […]

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