Ridley-Thomas Becomes Chairman of the L.A. County Board of Supervisors
On Friday, November 30, Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas took the oath of office for a second term. “I am honored to commit to four more years of serving the constituents of the Second Supervisorial District and to serving the greater County of Los Angeles,” the Supervisor said... Read more
MLK, Jr. Hospital Street Naming Contest Results
The people have spoken! The street leading to the new Martin Luther King Jr. Hospital will be named “Healthy Way.” Healthy Way, proposed by Yolanda Simmons, received 370 out of 776 votes — a whopping 48%... Read more
Architectural Sites - The Forum
Basketball’s most iconic arena was built in a fit of pique. In the 1960s, Jack Kent Cooke, legendary owner of the Lakers, followed through on his threat to build a stadium in Inglewood if the L.A. Coliseum Commission wouldn’t let his newly-acquired hockey team, the Kings, play there... Read more
Unique Urban Orchard and Civic Art Project Takes Root in Del Aire
What happens when a community garden is also a social justice and civic art project? It becomes an unexpected work of edible art. In Del Aire, a community nestled in the crux of the I-405 and I-105 freeways -- north of El Segundo – a one-of-a kind urban orchard and civic art project has taken root... Read more
Life in the Fast Lane: ExpressLanes Are Here!
Tired of sitting in bumper-to-bumper traffic? ExpressLanes are now open on a stretch of the I-110 freeway.
With ExpressLanes, carpoolers can still use the former High Occupancy Vehicle lanes – now called High Occupancy Toll lanes – for free, but solo drivers also use the lanes if they purchase FasTrak transponders... Read more
Two South Los Angeles Parks to Receive Upgrades
At its meeting Wednesday, the Board of Supervisors unanimously voted in favor of renovating both Mona and Bethune Parks located at 2291 East 121st Street in Willowbrook and 1244 East 61st Street in Florence-Firestone.... Read more
Save the Date: January 19, 2013 Empowerment Congress Summit
21st Annual Empowerment Congress Summit will take place on Saturday, January 19, 2013 at the University of Southern California... Read more
For the fourth consecutive year, Golden State Water Company partnered with Los Angeles County Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas and delivered 200 turkeys to community based organizations... Read more
Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony
The Second District's fourth annual tree lighting ceremony will take place at 5:30 p.m. Friday, December 14, at the Martin Luther King, Jr. Multi-Service Ambulatory Care Center in Willowbrook... Read more
Is Your Baby Sleeping Safely?
It’s a heartbreaking statistic: Every year in Los Angeles County, approximately 70 babies die as a result of unsafe sleeping practices.... Read more