VIDEO: Newsmakers: Helping at-risk children

Adrienne Alpert speaks with Los Angeles County Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas and Supervisor Mike Antonovich regarding at-risk children in the County. The program aired on Sunday, November 14, 2010.

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VIDEO: Supervisor Ridley-Thomas Leads Ban On Plastic Bags


LA County Becomes Nation’s Largest Municipality to Take Step

The Board of Supervisors introduced an ordinance banning
the sale of single-use plastic bags in Los Angeles County’s unincorporated areas. The County becomes the country’s largest government entity to enact such bold environmental legislation.

“With this vote, Los Angeles County becomes a national leader in the movement to promote the use of reusable bags,” said Supervisor Ridley-Thomas. “Single-use plastic bags take a significant toll on our environment and infrastructure. The vast majority of plastic bags ultimately end up clogging our storm drains, threatening our local waters and wildlife, and become blight within our communities.”

The new ordinance will ban plastic carryout bags and impose a ten-cent charge for paper bags at all supermarkets, grocery stores, pharmacies, convenience stores and food marts. Retailers, such as supermarkets and large pharmacies, must stop offering single-use plastic bags by July 1, 2011 or face enforcement action; smaller retailers will have until January 1, 2012 to comply.



VIDEO: Supervisor Ridley-Thomas Comments on Raves Returning to the L.A. Coliseum

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Raves were suspended at the L.A. Coliseum after a girl died at one of the events. Now, a short-handed Coliseum Commission has reversed that decision, much to the dismay of Rave critics.

VIDEO: Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas Discusses Voting and Local Hiring on 'Local Edition'

This interview airs on Time Warner’s Local Edition on October 25th and October 26th.

VIDEO: Supervisor Ridley-Thomas Honored By Life Rolls On