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MLK Mental Health Urgent Care Center Celebration

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Jo Helen Graham’s son Mark was diagnosed with paranoid schizophrenia when he was 15 years old. Despite his parents’ efforts to find him ongoing treatment, little has been available to address his mental illness and he has suffered. A barroom brawl years ago landed him in prison […]

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Noise Relief Coming for Residents Near LAX

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For years, residents close to Los Angeles International Airport have had to endure the noise that comes from living near one of the nation’s largest airports. But help is on the way. Eligible homeowners in Athens, Del Air and Lennox can apply to receive grant funding to […]

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Statement on the Board of Supervisors Passage on Placing Prop. A on the November Ballot

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In 1992 and 1996, Los Angeles County voters approved two consecutive property tax measures, both known as Proposition A. Over the past two decades, these measures have generated over one billion dollars in revenue.  These funds have been used to create more green space and recreational spaces […]

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Innovative Partnerships Address Blight in Koreatown

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New retail outlets, housing units and business space are in the offing for a currently blighted section of Vermont Avenue in Koreatown. For 20 years, several county buildings near the intersection of Vermont and 6th streets have been eyesores in the neighborhood. They are even worse, however, inside, plagued with […]

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Recovery Center on MLK Medical Campus

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  Hoping to reduce emergency room overcrowding and decrease the costs of keeping stabilized homeless patients in expensive hospital beds, the Board of Supervisors approved $3.7-million in funding for a new recovery center on the Martin Luther King, Jr. Medical Campus in Willowbrook. The MLK Recovery Center, […]

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A New Way of Life for Former Inmates

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Joseph Baddley, 53, became homeless after being in and out of prison. Not having access to medical care, when Baddley became sick, he hit rock bottom. But thanks to a new program to build more supportive housing in Los Angeles County, Baddley has found an apartment to […]

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County Pools Now Closed

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After a long summer with 28 pools open throughout the County of Los Angeles, all pools are now closed with the exception of those at Jesse Owens and Roosevelt parks.  To continue making a splash throughout the year, these parks will remain open for year-round swimming.  All other county pools will […]

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Free Martin Luther King Medical Campus Shuttle

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Visitors and patients of the Martin Luther King Medical Campus in Willlowbrook can now ride a free shuttle to move around the grounds, courtesy of the County of Los Angeles. The wheelchair-accessible shuttle runs from 6:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Monday thru Friday with nine stops throughout […]

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Helping Veterans Find Jobs

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When she returned from duty in Iraq, Christina Watkins became one of the many veterans unable to find a job. She found that her skills did not translate well onto paper and that employers did not see how the skills she learned in the military were transferrable […]

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Summer Youth Jobs are Here!

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This year as many as 12,000 youth, ages 14-21 can apply for a paid summer internship at a variety of locations throughout Los Angeles County. The “Earn and Learn” Summer Youth Employment Program, sponsored by Los Angeles County, will allocate an unprecedented $24 million to pay for […]

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