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From Plan to Project: Rail to River Moves Forward

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After heartfelt testimony from residents and environmental advocates calling for the revitalization of an 8-mile stretch of blighted abandoned railway in South Los Angeles, the Metropolitan Transportation Authority Board of Directors voted to allocate $2.8 million for pre-construction activities including architectural design work and environmental studies. By […]

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Dreamfield at Roosevelt Park

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Built in the 1930s, Franklin D. Roosevelt Park in the Florence Firestone section of Los Angeles is one of the oldest parks in the county. But two new, state of the art baseball fields now make it one of the best places for children and families to […]

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Health Technology Revolutionizes Patient Care

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Los Angeles County’s Department of Health Services is installing a new countywide electronic health record system that could be a model for health care organizations across the country. “Our patients simply need and deserve world class technology to protect their health,” said Los Angeles County Supervisor Mark […]

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Board Approves $20 Million for Diversion

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The Board of Supervisors recently voted to set aside $20 million to fund mental health services, substance abuse treatment, job counseling, as well as supportive housing for mentally ill offenders as an alternative to incarceration. “We know that jail is not the best place to treat the […]

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Eat, Shop, Play Crenshaw Campaign Launches

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Metro and Los Angeles County Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas launched the Eat, Shop and Play Crenshaw campaign recently at the 9th annual Taste of Soul festival to support businesses impacted by the construction of the Crenshaw/LAX rail line. Approximately 40 businesses, ranging from hair salons to restaurants to furniture […]

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Crenshaw to LAX Construction Continues

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Crenshaw to LAX construction continues with street closures at Rodeo Road and Crenshaw Boulevard for two weeks. The closure begins on Friday, October 24 and will continue for 14 consecutive days. During this time, north and south bound traffic traveling on Crenshaw Boulevard will not be disrupted, […]

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Star Housing Apartments Offers New Life on Skid Row

Jude Burns stood in awe among the hundreds of people who turned out recently to celebrate the opening of the Star Apartments, a 100 unit supportive housing site for the homeless. Once homeless, bereft after the death of his only son and severely disabled, Burns got a […]

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New Plan to End Youth Homelessness Unveiled

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More than 200 leaders, advocates, and youth packed Holman United Methodist Church in West Adams recently to discuss potential solutions for ending youth homelessness in South Los Angeles. This group, the South Los Angeles Homeless and Foster Youth Collaborative, took the lead on fostering community dialogue and organizing the breakfast to unveil […]

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Affordable Homes in Jefferson Park Now Open

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Reginald Drummer was homeless, HIV positive and living on Skid Row for four years. But finally, he found the break he needed: Mercy Housing. The nonprofit had just opened the Jefferson Park Terrace apartments on Western Avenue and so he applied for a one-bedroom unit. Four months […]

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New MLK Mental Health Center Now Open

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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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