January 2010


January 23, 2010

The video above evidences how Supervisor Ridley-Thomas’ trademark empowerment ideals work as seen through the lens of the re-opening of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Hospital. The video was shown at the 18th Annual Empowerment Congress Summit.

Supervisor Ridley-Thomas gives his State of the Second District speech.

Marian Wright Edelman, founder of the Children’s Defense Fund, delivers the keynote address at the 18th Annual Empowerment Congress Summit at California State University Dominguez Hills.

January 12, 2010

Presentation of scrolls to the following LA County Sheriff and Fire Departments’ personnel for their extraordinary acts of heroism in the early morning hours of December 13, 2009, when they rescued a woman and her son from a burning home in East Rancho Dominguez, as arranged by Supervisor Ridley-Thomas.

Compton Sheriff’s Station: Sergeant Ulysses Cruz, and Deputies Miguel Balderrama, Irma Rayas, DeJay Barber, Michael Kurinuj, Paul Carmona, and Dru Strong.

County Fire Station 31: Captain Scott Edwards, Fire Fighter Specialist Jeff Audet, Fire Fighter Derek Moree, and Fire Fighter Paramedics Scott Crosby, Jeffrey Brinkman, and Jeffrey Skogen.

Presentation of scroll to representatives of the Korean American Foundation proclaiming January 13, 2010 as Korean American Day throughout Los Angeles County, as arranged by Supervisor Ridley-Thomas.