April 2010


April 27, 2010

California First Lady Maria Shriver, Supervisor Ridley-Thomas and RAM Founder Stan Brock at a Sports Arena Press Conference.

April 25, 2010

RAM/LA wristband distribution
Sunday. For more information or to volunteer please visit www.ramfreeclinic.org/.

April 20, 2010

Presentation of scrolls to Metro heroes: Metro Operator Helen Brandon and Metro Driver Cardell Stewart in recognition of their heroic actions leading to the rescue and recovery of a 6-year-old little girl after being kidnapped from a Metro bus in downtown Los Angeles, as arranged by L.A. County Supervisors Ridley-Thomas and Knabe.

April 17, 2010

The Jenesse Center honored the husband and wife team of Supervisor Mark and Avis Ridley-Thomas for their tireless efforts in preventing domestic violence. At the April 18th gala, chaired by Academy-Award winning actress Halle Berry, the Supervisor and Mrs. Ridley-Thomas were awarded the 30th Annual Silver Rose Award. The short video above evidencing some of the couples efforts to combat domestic violence was aired during the event.


April 12, 2010

Last month, Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas joined an unprecedented collaboration of environmental experts and public utilities to launch a week-long series of programs in the Lennox area that will help businesses and residents reduce energy use.

As part of the initiative, Southern California Edison, West Basin Water District and the Golden State Water Company installed energy and water conservation resources, including new lighting, refrigeration and heating, low-flush toilets and kitchen resources, in more than 90 businesses.

The goal of the initiative was to demonstrate how small businesses can easily achieve about 15 to 20 percent in energy savings with retrofits and taking advantage of available resources.

In addition to the business retrofits, a series of education forums coordinated took place to ensure that everyone in Lennox – from students to residents to seniors – learned how they can become more energy efficient.

The Lennox Park also received upgrades to ensure that the entire facility meets the highest standard of energy efficiency.

“Our energy makeover demonstrates that small communities can improve their carbon footprint and benefit their bottom line through minor improvements in their homes and businesses,” Supervisor Ridley-Thomas said during the kickoff event at a shopping center in Lennox, “This is an effort to drive good, green and local jobs – jobs you can’t outsource.”