December 2008


December 23, 2008

Supervisor Ridley-Thomas and ABC7’s Jane Monreal give a holiday welcome at the ABC7 & Firefighter’s “Spark of Love Toy Drive” at The Promenade at Howard Hughes Center

December 20, 2008

Supervisor Ridley-Thomas addresses the City of Compton Mayor and Pastors Quarterly Breakfast Meeting. The Supervisor is introduced by Compton Mayor Eric J. Perrodin.

Los Angeles Sentinel: “Los Angeles County Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas was the guest of honor at the recent Annual Holiday Christmas Party at Helen Keller Park, hosted by the County of Los Angeles Department of Parks and Recreation, the British Academy of Film and Television Arts of Los Angeles, C.U.R.E., and Pete Carroll of A Better Los Angeles.

Over 2,500 people of all ages were present to partake in the holiday party favors which included a complete Christmas meal, carnival rides, games, and concessions, and an unwrapped Christmas gift and a pair of athletic shoes for all of the children.”

Supervisor Ridley-Thomas was also joined by his two sons, Sebastian and Sinclair, who helped him pass out toys to the children. The video concludes with a holiday greeting from Sebastian and Sinclair to the residents of the Second Supervisorial District

December 16, 2008

Supervisor Ridley-Thomas presented the United Children’s Chorus (UCC) with a Scroll of Commendation from the County Board of Supervisors for their contributions to the cultural life of our region and dedication to upholding the tradition of gospel music in the African American community. Later the UCC sang, “Jesus, Oh What A Wonderful Child,” to the Board of Supervisors. The UCC, which was established in 1993, is under the direction of Willie R. Norwood, Sr. and Rayvalline L.G. Harrell.

December 12, 2008

Supervisor Ridley-Thomas recognizes Lennox Math Science & Technology
for its recent selection as #21 on the US News & World Report’s
America’s Best High Schools” list. For more information see “It
all adds up for Lennox Mathematics
” at The Daily Breeze.

December 02, 2008

The video above is a compilation of highlights from Supervisor Ridley-Thomas’ first Board of Supervisors meeting on Tuesday. In addition to a warm welcome from Supervisor Knabe, Supervisor Ridley-Thomas makes some brief opening remarks, comments on MLK Medical Center and adjourns in memory of former Los Angeles First Lady Ethel Bradley.

Supervisor Ridley-Thomas delivers his first public announcement on his initiative to “jump start” the process of restoring full hospital and emergency room services to MLK Medical Center. See press release for more information

December 01, 2008

The Honorable Kamala D. Harris, District Attorney for the City and County of San Francisco, administers the oath of office to Mark Ridley-Thomas in the Board of Supervisors Hearing Room at the Kenneth Hahn Hall of Administration.

Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas addresses constituents and supporters shortly after being sworn-in as the first African American male ever to serve on the L.A. County Board of Supervisors.