http://ridley-thomas.lacounty.gov - (213) 974-2222

Home      |     Top Stories     |     Photos     |     Videos      |     Ask the Supervisor  

March 2013 Newsletter

Message from MRT

Welcome to the March 2013 Newsletter. As you know, in February we celebrated Black History month with several features on our website. Los Angeles County now has the most African-American executives in its history, and seven leaders are highlighted in this month's newsletter.... See message

Alabama Says "Trust Us," I Say "No": Why the Voting Rights Act of 1965 Is More Necessary Than Ever

Six months ago, a federal court ruled that electoral maps drawn by the Republican-dominated Texas legislature were nothing but optical illusions of equality. On paper, they looked as if they were Latino voting districts; in reality, they still favored... Read more

 

Supervisors Approve $15 Million More for Affordable Housing

The preservation and creation of affordable housing has been a longstanding goal of the county and its 88 cities, but the demise of redevelopment agencies delivered a blow to low-income residents struggling in one of the nation’s most... Read more

 

Homeless Advocate Named Woman of the Year

A hearty congratulations to Marsha Temple, executive director of the homeless advocacy agency, Integrated Recovery Network, who has been selected as the Second Supervisorial District’s Woman of the Year... Read more

 

Combating HIV and AIDS in Los Angeles County

Although much progress has been made in combating the Human Immune Deficiency Virus (HIV) and AIDS since it surfaced more than 30 years ago, it is still ravaging communities in Los Angeles County... Read more

 

A Renovated Urgent Care Facility for South L.A.

Denece Johnson remembers all too well having to stand for hours at Hubert Humphrey Medical Comprehensive Health Center’s urgent care facility to see a doctor or to get her prescription for high blood pressure refilled... Read more

 

Intergenerational Garden to Bloom in Athens

Today, a fenced-off, empty lot sits like an eyesore on the corner of Normandie Ave. and 105th Street in South Los Angeles’ Athens community. But by mid spring, the lot will be transformed into a thriving community garden...Read more

 

Human Trafficking in Los Angeles

It is estimated that hundreds of girls as young as 12 are the victims of human trafficking every year in Los Angeles. This is how it happens. Often, she is as young as 12. She doesn’t have a family. She longs for love and safety.... Read more

 

Architectural Sites: Culver City's City Hall

This month’s architectural feature brings us to Culver City, also known as the heart of screenland, to spotlight its striking city hall. Although the building itself does not have a specific architectural style, its red-tiled roof and bright off-white ... Read more

 

Lawmakers Stand in Solidarity with Gun Violence Prevention Legislation

Hoping to get more weapons off the street in cities across the nation, lawmakers and law enforcement officials turned out recently to support new federal legislation that aims to fund more gun buyback programs....Read more

 

Learning About History and Culture Through the Arts

Very soon, students at Los Angeles County Unified School District schools will be learning as much about Renaissance art or the historical influence of dance as they do about algebra or the theory of relativity...Read more

In this Issue

Message from MRT


Why the Voting Rights Act of 1965 Is More Necessary Than Ever


Supervisors Approve $15 Million More for Affordable Housing


Homeless Advocate Named Woman of the Year


Combating HIV and AIDS in Los Angeles County


A Renovated Urgent Care Facility for South L.A.


Intergenerational Garden to Bloom in Athens

 

Human Trafficking in Los Angeles


Architectural Sites: Culver City's City Hall


Lawmakers Stand in Solidarity with Gun Violence Prevention Legislation


Learning About History and Culture Through the Arts

 
 

In the News

 



 

 
 

Signup to Receive our Newsletter

Get involved

Coming up

 

FOLLOW US