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Upcoming Hearing Monday On Congestion Reduction Demonstration Project

Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas has proposed a one-year pilot project that would allow solo drivers to pay a toll to use carpool lanes on portions of the Harbor (I-110) and San Bernardino (I-10) Freeways that will generate revenue to improve public transportation and create more than 7,000 construction-related jobs. Learn more about the Supervisors proposal here […]

L.A. County Offering Free At-Home STD Kits

Visit: https://www.dontthinkknow.org/ According to Dr. Jonathan Fielding, Director of Public Health, “Young African-American and Latina women 15 to 24 in central and south Los Angeles have been particularly impacted by sexually transmitted disease.” As a result of the increase in sexually transmitted diseases, county officials launched the nation’s first and largest home test kit campaign. […]

Supervisor Ridley-Thomas Honors 'American Idol' Finalist Allison Iraheta

From the L.A. Times: “American Idol” finalist and Glendale native Allison Iraheta was honored at this morning’s Los Angeles County supervisors’ meeting, where she drew crowds and applause for her performances on the top-rated singing competition. Iraheta, a 17-year-old student at Animo Ralph Bunche Charter High School, was accompanied by her mother, a Salvadoran immigrant, […]

Second District Contains Most Of L.A.'s Youngest Neighborhoods

The L.A. Times’ Mapping Project “found that L.A. neighborhoods with the lowest median ages tend to be in working-class area of South L.A. In fact, 9 of the top 10 youngest neighborhoods listed below are in the Second Supervisorial District: Watts (Median Age = 21) Central Alameda (22) University Park (23) South Park (23) Florence […]

L.A. County Considers Congestion Pricing To Ease Traffic

From the L.A. Times: Los Angeles County transportation officials are considering prices of 25 cents to $1.40 per mile for solo motorists who use the high-occupancy toll lanes that have been proposed for the 110 and 10 freeways. Like other tollways in Southern California, officials plan to use congestion-based pricing — tolls that rise and […]