Op-Ed By Mark Ridley-Thomas As California prepares to kick off the nation’s largest legal commerce in marijuana, it’s easy to salivate over the multibillion-dollar bonanza this could bring to the state and local economy, and to believe the hype that this wealth can reverse some of the damage wrought over decades by the war on […]
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The Board of Supervisors has voted to create a residency program at Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science that will train a new generation of doctors to serve patients in South Los Angeles and beyond. Acting on a motion by Supervisor Janice Hahn and Board Chairman Mark Ridley-Thomas, the Board approved up to […]
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Hoping to bring justice to a family that has been waiting seven years, Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas offered a $10,000 reward for information leading to the killers of Waymon Weston. “His death can’t be seen as anything other than an absolute tragedy,” Supervisor Ridley-Thomas said at a press conference to announce a renewal of a reward that he first offered […]
There’s something growing in the Athens and Westmont neighborhoods. Take a look at a new greening initiative that’s taking root, one tree at a time.