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Los Angeles County Young Offender Reentry Summit

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Los Angeles County has been awarded a $300,000 Young Offender Reentry Planning Grant funded 100% by the U.S. Department of Labor. Los Angeles County Workforce Investment Board and Los Angeles County Community and Senior Services Workforce and Community Services Branch in collaboration with the Human Relations Commission and the Empowerment Congress invites you to develop a Master Plan to coordinate reentry services for young offenders.

=> Join Supervisor Ridley-Thomas in a discussion to share information on reentry issues for the Second Supervisorial District cities and unincorporated areas.

=> Participate in creating a plan to maximize current resources.

=> Learn about current research and best practices.

Friday, July 23, 2010 (Doors open 8:00 a.m.)
Summit Commences at 9:00 a.m. and Concludes at 3:00 p.m.

Carson Community Center
801 E. Carson Street
Carson, CA 90745

Register online here or call Renee Bustillos at 213-351-5036 or via email at rbustillos@css.lacounty.gov

Holiday Animal Adoption Events Saturday

In an effort to help homeless pets this holiday season, the Los Angeles County Department of Animal Care and Control (DACC) will hold seven simultaneous adoption events on Saturday, December 19, 2009. Sponsored by Found Animals Foundation, “Save-A-Stray for the Holidays,” will be held at each of the six County animal shelters as well as the new AV Pet Stop, making this a true Los Angeles County-encompassing event.

Adoption fees will be reduced and all locations will open at 9:00 a.m. (the event runs from 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.) to give the public additional time to interact with the animals and find a compatible pet. The reduced adoption prices will continue through December 24, 2009.

Be sure to visit one (or a couple) of our seven locations:

Downey Animal Shelter- 11258 S. Garfield Ave., Downey 90242
Carson Animal Shelter– 216 W. Victoria St., Gardena, 90248
Baldwin Park Animal Shelter- 4275 N. Elton St., Baldwin Park, 91706
Lancaster Animal Shelter- 5210 W. Avenue I, Lancaster 93536
Castaic Animal Shelter- 31044 N. Charlie Canyon Rd., Castaic 91384
Agoura Animal Shelter- 29525 Agoura Road, Agoura Hills, 91301
Antelope Valley Pet Stop- 42116 4th Street East, Lancaster 93535

Help Plan the Future of the Harbor Subdivision

You are invited to attend a project update on the Harbor Subdivision Transit Corridor Alternatives Analysis (AA). In April and May 2009, Metro held public meetings to obtain your feedback on the four project alternatives to be carried forward through the duration of the study. Based on comments received at those meetings as well as more detailed technical analysis, Metro has completed the AA and will present the results at a series of community meetings this fall.

Harbor Subdivision

Learn more about the project and share your comments with us at one of the following meetings:

October 19, 2009, 11am-1pm
Metropolitan Water District, Room 2-145
700 N Alameda St
Los Angeles, CA

October 19, 2009, 6-8pm
Lawndale Community Center Annex
14616 ½ Grevillea Av
Lawndale, CA

October 20, 2009, 6-8pm
Carson Community Center
801 E Carson St
Carson, CA

October 21, 2009, 6-8pm
Jackie Robinson Academy Auditorium
2750 Pine Av
Long Beach, CA

October 22, 2009, 6-8pm
Hyde Park-Miriam Matthews Library
2205 Florence Av
Los Angeles, CA

Meeting Agenda:
Open House: 30 minutes
Project Update Presentation: 30 minutes
Question and Answer Session: 60 minutes

Content presented at each meeting will be identical, so please attend at the time and location most convenient for you.

Study Area

The study area encompasses approximately 85 square miles including the jurisdictions of Huntington Park, Vernon, City of Los Angeles, Hawthorne, Inglewood, El Segundo, Lawndale, Torrance, Manhattan Beach, Redondo Beach, Carson, Los Angeles County, and the port areas of Los Angeles and Long Beach.

For more information, call 213.922.4004 or visit metro.net/harborsubdivision.

VIDEO: Help Samoa Disaster Relief Press Conference

Supervisor Ridley-Thomas joined Samoan Chief Loa Pele Faletogo and other community leaders at a press conference in Carson last night to raise awareness about ongoing disaster relief efforts for American Samoa and Samoa. The islands were recently hit by devastating earthquakes and tsunamis.

To contribute to the relief effort please visit the Help Samoa website.