March 2012 Newsletter
Architectural sites that define our community
Los Angeles is home to architecture that is wacky and wonderful, artful and edgy. Buildings bursting with post World War II exuberance nestle against mid-century modern drive-ins, Italianate libraries, avant-garde edifices and homes that could double as castles.
The most successful means to date of protecting this cultural heritage has been through Mills Act Legislation, which allows local governments to offer financial incentives to private property owners for the restoration and preservation of historic buildings. The City of Los Angeles adopted the program in 1996 and since then, hundreds of properties have benefited. The County, however, has had no such ordinance on its books – a step the Board of Supervisors may soon remedy... Read more
Education in Los Angeles: School system or prison system?
Los Angeles County Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas and Los Angeles County Office of Education (LACOE) Superintendent Arturo Delgado visited classrooms in Houston, Texas’ juvenile detention facilities Thursday (Feb.16) in an ongoing effort to study innovative programs that may be models for reforming education in Los Angeles’ youth camps and halls.. Read more
No, we are not trying to outlaw fun
Recent news reports on the County’s beach ordinance largely have been either misleading or inaccurate.
No, the Board has not cracked down on Frisbee-throwing and beach balls.. Read more
Board awards $16.8 million in additional funding for construction of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Multi-Service Ambulatory Care Center
The Board of Supervisors has allocated $16.8 million in additional funds toward the construction of the new Martin Luther King, Jr. Multi-Service Ambulatory Care Center, increasing the total budget to $167 million. Although the action taken by the Board is for the installation of standard hospital equipment, such as surgical lights, surgical integrated camera systems, and scrub sinks, it is also a noteworthy benchmark as the new hospital moves closer to completion.
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