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Fighting Hate Crimes

Statement by Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas in Support of Board Chair Hilda Solis’ Motion Addressing Hate Crimes “According to the Commission on Human Relations’ most recent hate crimes report, the number of hate crimes reported in Los Angeles County rose 24 percent from 2014 to 2015, breaking a seven-year general downward trend. The number of hate crimes statewide also […]

From Homeless to Home

Los Angeles County’s public housing program recently leased its first family unit through its initiative for homeless families. Crystal Beacham has been one of Los Angeles County’s 47,000 homeless residents since 2015. A single mother of two young boys, she found herself living at a shelter operated by the Watts Labor Community Action Committee. Due […]

Decriminalizing Youth Fare Evasion

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority Board of Directors voted unanimously to decriminalize fare evasion by youth boarding public buses and trains, acting on a motion by Metro Board member and Los Angeles County Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas. Metro Board Chairman and Duarte Councilman John Fasana, Board Member and County Supervisor Sheila Kuehl, and Board Member and Los Angeles Mayor […]

Rams Break Ground on Inglewood Stadium

Amid cheering fans, the Los Angeles Rams broke ground on its $2.66-billion stadium in Inglewood. The largest stadium of any team in the National Football League, it is slated for completion in August 2019 and will host SuperBowl LV in 2021. “We came to Inglewood to build the most fan-friendly stadium in the world,” Rams […]

Feeding Families for the Holidays

For the eighth consecutive year, Los Angeles County Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas partnered with Golden State Water Company to deliver 200 turkeys to families in need. “We all deserve a hearty meal and a joyful celebration for the holidays,” said the Supervisor. Since 1990, Golden State has been donating turkeys to disadvantaged families for the Thanksgiving […]