VIDEO: $20 Million South Health Center Groundbreaking at the New MLK Medical Center Campus

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 sexually transmitted diseases, tuberculosis, and communicable diseases.


Martin Luther King, Jr. Medical Center Initial Study Released for Public Review

Review initial plans for the proposed development project at MLK Medical Center and provide comments on the scope of issues that should be studied during the environmental review process. The complete Initial Study can be viewed here (PDF).

Written comments must be received by 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, April 6, 2010.

Comments can be submitted:

-Electronically at:

-By mail to:

County of Los Angeles
Chief Executive Office
Attn: Sabra White
500 West Temple Street, Room 754
Los Angeles, CA 90012

-At the upcoming community meeting:

MLK Scoping Meeting
Wednesday, March 24, 2010
6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Ted Watkins Memorial Park, Gymnasium
1335 E. 103rd Street
Los Angeles, CA 90002

VIDEO: Empowerment

The video above evidences how Supervisor Ridley-Thomas’ trademark empowerment ideals work as seen through the lens of the re-opening of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Hospital. The video was shown at the 18th Annual Empowerment Congress Summit.

Learn more about the Empowerment Congress here.

MLK Hospital Fitness Park Community Meetings

You are invited to attend an information meeting near you. The new fitness park will include a walking path, sitting benches and exercise stations.

MLK Fitness Park Meetings

For more information please call Los Angeles County Department of Parks and Recreation, South Agency, (310) 365-8222.

VIDEO: Martin Luther King Day Commercial

This is airing on KABC 7 in the days leading up to MLK day and the Kingdom Day Parade on Monday the 18th at 10AM.

This years theme is the re-opening of MLK hospital, honoring Mark Ridley Thomas and Dr. Patrick Soon-Shiong, who donated generously to assist the hospital.