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AUDIO: KCRW's Warren Olney Interviews Supervisor Ridley-Thomas About A Pilot Program To Combat Gang Violence

Supervisor Ridley-Thomas was interviewed yesterday by Warren Olney on Which Way, L.A.? about a $1.1 million pilot program to combat gang violence in the County. The audio of the Supervisor’s interview appears below or listen to the entire podcast on the KCRW website.

Lennox Gifts for Guns Tomorrow and Saturday

gifts for guns

Friday December 4th, 7:30AM-3:00PM
Saturday December 5th, 10:00AM-3:00PM

Supermarket Parking Lot
11407 Western Avenue (Corner of Imperial and Western Ave)
Los Angeles, CA

Contact Lennox Station for more info: 310-671-7531

Heat Advisory: Stay Safe in Hot Weather

High temperatures are forecasted for this weekend throughout Los Angeles County including in Lynwood (see forecast at left).

“While people don’t need to be told it’s hot outside, they do need to be reminded how to take care of themselves, children, the elderly, and their pets when the weather gets hotter,” said Jonathan E. Fielding, MD, MPH, Director of Public Health and Health Officer. “When temperatures are high, prolonged sun exposure may cause dehydration, heat cramps, heat exhaustion, and heat stroke.

“Never leave children, elderly people, or pets unattended in closed vehicles, even with the windows ‘cracked,’ because temperatures inside can quickly rise to life-threatening levels.”

Several tips for beating the heat include:

Wear light, loose-fitting clothing.

Drink water or electrolyte-replacing sports drinks often (do not wait until you are thirsty), and avoid drinking alcohol.

Offer help to those in your neighborhood with limited access to air conditioning and transportation, such as seniors or those who are ill. Check on them frequently or take them to a location with air conditioning.

During peak heat hours stay in an air-conditioned area. If you don’t have access to air conditioning in your home, visit public facilities such as shopping malls, parks, and libraries to stay cool.

Avoid unnecessary exertion, such as vigorous exercise during peak sun hours, if you are outside or in a non-air conditioned building.

Stay out of the sun if you do not need to be in it. When in the sun, wear a hat, preferably with a wide brim, and loose-fitting clothing with long sleeves and pants to protect yourself from sun damage.

4th Annual Health, Safety & Literacy Fair In South L.A.

2009healthfair

Saturday, June 20th, 2009

10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

5701 S. Hoover Street
Los Angeles, CA 90037

Flyer: English / Espanol

Inglewood Police Need Public's Help Tracking Down Suspects In A Drive-By Shooting Of 24-Year-Old Woman

Inglewood police need the public’s help tracking down suspects in a drive-by shooting that killed a 24-year-old woman.

Police said Crystal Crawford was sitting in her car (last) Saturday night near 95th street and 8th Avenue when suspects pulled up in a gray sedan and opened fire. Crawford was killed, and one of her passengers was shot in the jaw. He is expected to survive.

Crawford’s mother Wanda Fifer Crawford is demanding justice for the fatal shooting. “We’re going to be missing her forever because she made a great impact on all of our lives,” she said.

Crawford graduated from Biola University, and she was a teacher at St. John’s Lutheran Preschool in El Segundo.

Police said the shooting appears to be gang-related. Anyone with information is urged to call Inglewood police at (888) 41-CRIME.