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August 2013 Newsletter

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Welcome to the Second District newsletter for August. You'll see that we have quite a lot to discuss, particularly with respect to issues of child welfare, safety, protection and education. This month, the county launched an independent Blue Ribbon Commission on Child Protection... See message

Freedom Schools End Summer With Festive Finale

Tamala Mercadel, 12, of Los Angeles, has spent the last three school breaks at the Community Coalition’s Freedom School, a summer literacy enrichment program. Before her participation in the program, she considered herself a slow reader and was...Read more

Days of Dialogue Trayvon Martin: Unfinished Business

On a recent Saturday morning a diverse group of about 150 people, including police officers, poets, clergy, coaches, students and the Los Angeles County sheriff, sat down to share their perspectives on the shooting of unarmed teenager... Read more

Construction Update: Moving toward completion, MLK Outpatient Center Gets Glassed In

Wonderful progress continues to be made at the Martin Luther King Jr. Medical Center Campus. Construction of the new MLK outpatient center is more than 80% complete... Read more

Architectural site: Ambassador Hotel

Built in 1921, the Ambassador Hotel was Los Angeles’ first big, beautiful, bona fide urban resort. There, in an unexpected oasis, the rich and famous would frolic, riding horses and splashing in the newfangled swimming pool... Read more

Child Protection Commission Holds First Meeting

The Blue Ribbon Commission on Child Protection held its first meeting on Thursday, August 1 in the Hall of Administration Board room. The independent commission, composed of two appointees by each supervisor, is charged with ... Read more

School Health Centers Deliver Holistic Care

School-based clinics are the wave of the future for wellness and prevention services. To that end, creating and expanding school based health centers has been a priority for Los Angeles County Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas for the past decade... Read more

Sweeping Story of L.A. at NHM

School-based clinics are the wave of the future for wellness and prevention services. To that end, creating and expanding these centers has been a priority for Los Angeles County Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas for the past decade... Read more

Affordable Care Act 101

The Affordable Care Act will go into effect January 1, 2014 and millions of Americans, ranging from health care providers to patients to employers, will be affected... Read more

Anglers Ready to Fish at Alondra Park

First time angler Kiara Martinez, 8, came out to the lake at Alondra Park in Lawndale to catch fish. The problem was that she was scared to touch the wormy bait made of marshmallows, mealworms and mackerel...Read more

Futsal Courts Now Open for Action

Soccer aficionados of all ages can now go out for quick dribble across the newly installed futsal courts at Lennox Park and Col. Leon H. Washington Park in the Florence Firestone section of Los Angeles... Read more

 

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