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View Park Library to be named after Bebe Moore Campbell

 View Park Library will soon be named after one of the community’s most distinguished residents: the late bestselling novelist and advocate for the mentally ill, Bebe Moore Campbell. The county Board of Supervisors unanimously approved the change Tuesday, on a motion by Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas. “Bebe Moore Campbell was an accomplished journalist and author who, through her writing, engaged […]

Historic Vote to Raise Wages and Crack Down on Wage Theft

After listening to several hours of sometimes emotional public testimony, the Board of Supervisors voted 3-2 Tuesday to approve Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas’ motion to give workers their first living wage increase since 2007. The Board also approved his and Supervisor Hilda Solis’ motion to crack down on wage theft, as well as Supervisor Sheila Kuehl’s […]

Funding Programs to Help At-Risk Youth

Every year, the state of California gives Los Angeles County an average of $28.1 million under the Juvenile Justice Crime Prevention Act (JJCPA) to pay for mental health screenings and treatment, substance abuse intervention, after-school enrichment, school- or housing-based supervision, a Special Needs Court, and other programs to help reduce crime and delinquency among at-risk youth. […]

July 2015

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