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Community Cleanup

Dozens of volunteers joined Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas at the Athens-Westmont Community Cleanup in the Vermont/Manchester area. They spent a Saturday morning cleaning up illegal dumping and planting new landscaping with help from the Los Angeles County Department of Public Works, iHeart Media’s AM 570 LA (Dodger Radio), and the Office of Councilmember Marqueece Harris-Dawson. “This event […]


June 2016

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Tighter Regulations for Oil and Gas Wells

The Board of Supervisors is looking into tightening regulations for oil and gas facilities in Los Angeles County’s unincorporated areas. Acting on a motion by Supervisors Mark Ridley-Thomas and Hilda Solis, the Board unanimously called for being proactive in ensuring that existing oil and facilities operate safely, as well as for enhancing the regulatory process […]


Jesse Owens Biopic Inspires
South LA Youth

In celebration of Black History Month, Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas sponsored an advance screening of the biopic Race, about legendary U.S. Olympian Jesse Owens, for about 100 youth from a park in South Los Angeles named after Owens. The film showed the African-American track and field star shattering Adolf Hitler’s myth of Aryan supremacy by winning a then-unprecedented four […]