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County Implements Mass Alert System

Los Angeles County officials today announced the implementation of an emergency mass notification system to alert residents and businesses by phone, text, and e-mail of emergencies in their area. Called Alert LA County, the system will allow the Sheriff’s Emergency Communications Center to activate local and regional alerts by drawing the boundaries of the area […]

Supervisor Ridley-Thomas Helps Launch Unprecedented Effort To Help L.A. County Residents Stop Smoking

Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas yesterday joined County health officials and the Ralphs Grocery Company to launch a smoking-cession campaign that will involve the largest free distribution of nicotine patches and nicotine gum ever in California. The 30,000 two-week starter kits, funded from the County’s allotment from a settlement of a lawsuit against the tobacco industry and […]

Supervisor Ridley-Thomas Takes Steps To Restore Compton Creek

From L.A. Weekly: “Compton Creek, an eight and a half-mile trickle of water that miraculously runs through some of L.A. County’s grimiest landscapes, is a significant step closer to receiving an ecological makeover. On Wednesday the County Board of Supervisors, prodded by South L.A. Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas, unanimously agreed to support a master plan to […]