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LA County Enhances Shelter Standards

Bolstering the countywide movement to combat and prevent homelessness, the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors approved an ordinance to establish a new public health permit and licensing requirement to ensure uniform countywide standards for interim housing facilities that serve people experiencing homelessness. The ordinance is the first element in a three-pronged approach to strengthen the […]

LA Hits Another Milestone in Fight Against Homelessness

Standing in the courtyard of a brand new affordable housing apartment building, Los Angeles County Supervisors Mark Ridley-Thomas and Janice Hahn, and LA City Mayor Eric Garcetti and Councilmember Joe Buscaino announced that tens of thousands of men, women and children throughout Los Angeles County have been placed in permanent homes and interim housing since […]

Forward Progress on First LA County Arts Department

The Board of Supervisors took further steps toward creating the first Los Angeles County Department of Arts and Culture Department. Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas and Board Chair Sheila Kuehl had coauthored the motion earlier this year with broad support from arts funders, creators and institutions. “When we think about nearly 800,000 creative industry jobs in 2016, […]

Empowerment Congress Café Promotes Mental Health

Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas, the Empowerment Congress (EC) Mental Health Committee, and the Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health (DMH) hosted a café to highlight new and innovative ways of promoting positive health and well-being in the community. Over 200 people attended the event, which featured interactive exhibits showcasing all five aspects of the mental […]

New Learning Center at MLK Medical Campus

The latest jewel on the Martin Luther King, Jr. Medical Campus is a Learning Center that will serve up to 100 children of medical staff and the surrounding community of Willowbrook. Celebrated by children, parents and caregivers at a recent open house, the facility includes a 9,000-sq. ft. playground, pint-sized tables and chairs and, of […]