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A Second Chance at a Better Life

Los Angeles County is taking steps to help people clear their criminal records under Prop. 47. The Public Defender’s Office and Board of Supervisors Chairman Mark Ridley-Thomas recently joined forces to host a Jobs, Legal Services and Resource Fair in the Vermont Manchester area, offering assistance with everything from job-hunting to housing to reducing traffic fines. […]

Planning the Next Step with Measure H

Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas brought together key stakeholders in the fight against homelessness to collaborate on a spending plan for Measure H, after a supermajority approved the ballot measure creating an unprecedented annual funding stream for programs to end and prevent homelessness in Los Angeles County. “It is imperative that we draw on the expertise and […]

Rally to Save Obamacare

Thousands of demonstrators took to the streets of downtown Los Angeles to oppose the repeal of the Affordable Care Act hours before it was set to go to lawmakers in Washington for a vote. “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it!” said Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors Chairman Mark Ridley-Thomas. The rally, convened by […]

County Library Bookmark Design Winners

Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas awarded scrolls to four young winners from the Second District who competed in the Public Library’s 37th annual bookmark design contest. First grader Shania Phillip, fifth grader Sashia Maas, eighth grader Itzel Martinez and high school senior Jenifer Sid will have their artwork printed on bookmarks that will be distributed across the […]

Teaming Up to Help the Homeless

Two nonprofit organizations with a wide range of resources and experience have teamed up to serve the homeless in South Los Angeles, and Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas was on hand at the grand opening of their new facility, the Broadway Manchester Service Center. “Both First to Serve and St. Joseph Center were created in response to […]