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First Forum for Furthering Economic Opportunities

Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors Chairman Ridley-Thomas convened a first-ever gathering of 171 leading economic development officials, policy makers, practitioners, and business organizations within the Second Supervisorial District. The event hosted at California State University, Dominguez Hills was initiated to discuss economic development priorities, address challenges, identify solutions, and encourage greater intra-regional collaboration by […]

Opera Opens at Exposition Park

For the first time ever, the LA Opera presented a live Opera at the Park simulcast at Exposition Park sponsored by Los Angeles County and Board of Supervisors Chairman Mark Ridley-Thomas. The performance of CARMEN starring Ana Maria Martinez and conducted by James Conlon, was broadcast live in high-definition from the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion to […]

Community Gathers to Address Homelessness

In a community with one of the heaviest concentrations of Los Angeles County’s homeless population, nearly 100 people attended a town hall meeting and job fair for both those looking to help, and those looking for help, amid the crisis. Board of Supervisors Chairman Mark Ridley-Thomas kicked off the morning by encouraging attendees to educate, […]

Sickle Cell Treatment Breakthrough

Acting on a motion by its chairman, Mark Ridley-Thomas, the Board of Supervisors awarded a scroll to pioneering hematologist Dr. Yutaka Niihara, whose research recently led to a breakthrough in the treatment of a painful blood condition that primarily affects African American communities. Working at the Los Angeles County-operated Harbor UCLA Medical Center, and at […]

LA County Seeks to Host Amazon Headquarters

On a motion by Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors Chairman Mark Ridley-Thomas, the Board voted unanimously to partner with the Los Angeles Economic Development Corporation (LAEDC) to support a bid to host Amazon’s second corporate headquarters in Los Angeles County.  The Board also approved a motion by Supervisors Solis and Barger to report back […]