Supervisor Ridley-Thomas addresses the more than three hundred people – standing room only – crowd at the South Health Center groundbreaking earlier today. Located at the northwest corner of 120th Street and Wilmington Avenue in the unincorporated Watts-Willowbrook area, the new outpatient public health center will provide immunizations and services to treat various conditions, including […]
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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 […]
Supervisor Ridley-Thomas honors the sensational R&B group The Whispers – Walter Scott, Wallace Scott, Nicholas Caldwell and Leaveil Degree – in recognition of their more than 45 years of success in the music industry and in honor of National Black Music Month. The group formed in Watts.
The all-time great R&B group, The Whispers, who formed 45 years ago in Watts, will be honored at next Tuesday’s Board of Supervisors meeting by Supervisor Ridley-Thomas. With 30 albums to their credit and countless hits including, “Rock Steady,” “And the Beat Goes On,” and “It’s a Love Thing,” The Whispers will be presented with […]
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 […]