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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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All County Pools Now Open

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Los Angeles County residents are now able to splash around and cool down in county swimming pools. All 28 pools throughout the County of Los Angeles are open seven days a week from 12:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. each day. Yancy Engleton, L.A. County pool manager for […]

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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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County Pools Open for Summer

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Los Angeles County residents are now able to splash around and cool down in county swimming pools. All 28 pools throughout the County of Los Angeles are open seven days a week from 12:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. each day. Yancy Engleton, L.A. County pool manager for […]

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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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Community Celebrates New MLK Outpatient Center

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Several hundred people turned out for the celebratory ribbon cutting at the new Martin Luther King, Jr. Outpatient Center, ushering in a new era of healthcare for residents in the Watts/Willowbrook area. The festivities included tours of the $172 million-county center, live salsa music and health resource […]

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Free Movie Nights Return to the Second District

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Summer is here, which means it’s time for MRT’s free movie nights.  For the second consecutive year, Los Angeles County Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas and the county Department of Parks and Recreation are offering the family-friendly series, during which residents can enjoy a free movie (and the obligatory […]

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Crenshaw Boulevard: A Greener Space for the Community

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The Crenshaw Boulevard Streetscape Plan, designed to go hand in hand with the construction of the Crenshaw-to-LAX rail line, lays out an ambitious vision to transform the look and feel of this historic street from concrete-heavy and car-centric, to “green” and pedestrian friendly. The plan, which was […]

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