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CHAMPIONS: Los Angeles County Swim Team From South L.A.

The Los Angeles County Swim Team, 97 youth from three South Los Angeles communities, won the 2009 USA State Swim Championship in San Diego on July 18. The team, representing Jesse Owens, Victoria and Ted Watkins parks of the Los Angeles County Department of Parks and Recreation, is made up of almost 100 boys and […]

Low Cost Vaccination Clinic At Athens Park On Saturday

In an effort to help keep pets healthy, the Los Angeles County Department of Animal Care and Control (DACC) is hosting its final offsite, low-cost vaccination clinic for 2009. This weekend, the Athens clinic will be held on Saturday, July 25, 2009 at Athens Park located at 12603 S. Broadway, in Athens. The clinic will […]

It Is Not Too Late To Quit Smoking!

The L.A. Quits program works. Note the following email from a constituent: “Dear Supervisor Ridley-Thomas, I would like to personally thank you for the nicotine patches. It has been 2 weeks now and I don’t even have an urge. Thanks for helping to save my life after 30 years of smoking.” IT IS NOT TOO […]

Sun Safety: How to Protect Your Body From Sun Damage

Sunburn doesn’t just cause pain and redness. It can also have immediate dangers and long-term effects. Learn the risks and find out how to protect yourself. Between the beach, the pool and the weekend cookouts, you may be having too much fun to worry about sunburn — until that telltale stinging and redness set in. […]

VIDEO: Kimberly Anyadike Honored As Youngest African American Female To Fly Solo Across Country

Supervisor Ridley-Thomas honored Kimberly Anyadike — the youngest African American female to fly a plane solo across the country — at last week’s Board of Supervisors meeting. Robin Petgrave, the founder of Tomorrow’s Aeronautical Museum, was also recognized by Supervisor Ridley-Thomas for his work in helping young pilots like Kimberly. Read more about Kimberly See […]