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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 […]

Second District Resident And Member Of Famed Tuskegee Airmen Dead At 87

Roger “Bill” Terry, the only member of the famed all-back group of World War II aviators known as the Tuskegee Airmen convicted in what became known as the Freeman Field Mutiny, died today at the age of 87. Terry died of congestive heart failure at Kaiser Permanente West Los Angeles Medical Center, Oliver Goodall, public […]

LA Watts Summer Games Begin Saturday

GET READY FOR THE FUN – THE 2009 GAMES ARE COMING! June 13, 14, 20, 21 The mission of the L.A. Watts Summer Games is to build bridges of understanding among high school youth. The Games strive to promote positive interaction, respect and achievement through spirited competition in athletics. The L.A. Watts Summer Games is […]

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 […]