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VIDEO: Happy 115th Birthday Gertrude Baines!

Supervisor Ridley-Thomas and Chief of Staff Sylvia Drew Ivie helped Gertrude Baines celebrate her 115th birthday yesterday. Baines, who lives in the West Adams neighborhood of the Second District, is the world’s oldest living human being according to Guinness World Records.

VIDEO: Supervisor Ridley-Thomas, Governor Schwarzenegger and Sheriff Baca Promote The Gifts For Guns Exchange Program

Los Angeles County Sheriff Lee Baca, Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger and Supervisor Ridley-Thomas held a press conference promoting the Gifts for Guns exchange program. Over the next couple of months residents can turn in their firearms and ammunition – no questions asked – at 21 drive-thru locations and receive $100 to $200 gift cards in return.

The program kicks off this weekend at Lynwood City Hall. More information here (PDF).

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