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LA County Makes $402M Investment in Fight Against Homelessness

Year 2 Measure H spending plan funds expansion of housing and outreach Building on an array of promising successes, the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors approved a $402-million spending plan for 2018-2019 to widen and intensify its fight against homelessness. The five-member Board unanimously adopted dozens of recommendations for the second-year budget of Measure […]


Breaking Ground on the Lucas Museum

Filmmaker George Lucas and Mellody Hobson led the ceremonial groundbreaking of the Lucas Museum of Narrative Art in Exposition Park, joined by Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas, Mayor Eric Garcetti and Councilman Curren Price. It is slated for completion in late 2021. “The focus of the Museum is to open up people’s imaginations and inspire them to […]


A High Point for LA’s Newest Biotech Hub

The construction of Los Angeles County’s newest biotech hub hit a high point with the ceremonial topping off of LA BioMed’s $63-million research building and incubator. Expected to open in December 2018, LA BioMed’s 78,000-sq. ft. facility will be an integral component of the biotech hub envisioned next to the Harbor-UCLA Medical Center in Torrance. […]


Modernizing LA’s Historic Coliseum

A groundbreaking ceremony marked the official start of a $270-million project to restore and upgrade the 95-year-old Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, preserving it as a historic landmark while adding modern amenities – not to mention creating thousands of jobs. To underwrite a portion of the project’s cost, the University of Southern California announced a naming […]


Hate Crimes Still at Alarming Levels

Hate crimes remain at elevated levels in Los Angeles County, based on a recently released report from the County Commission on Human Relations. Board of Supervisors Chairman Mark Ridley-Thomas expressed concern over the 2016 Hate Crime Report, which documented 482 hate crime victims. The number is only one fewer than in 2015, when hate crimes […]