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March 2014 Newsletter

 
 
As we enter March, nationally designated as Women’s history month, I am pleased to announce our selection of Martin Luther King Community Health Foundation Board Chair Linda Griego and Board Member Candace Bond McKeever as the Second Supervisorial District’s Women of the Year... See message

 

 
 
The beautiful new Lennox Library and Constituent Service Center is set to open with a celebration on April 18. Built in 1949, the original library was the oldest and most outdated facility within the county’s public library system... Read More
 
 
Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas is pleased to announce his selection of Martin Luther King Community Health Foundation Board Chair Linda Griego and Board Member Candace Bond McKeever as the Second Supervisorial District’s Women of the Year... Read More
 
 
Train riders traveling from one side of Los Angeles County to the other must currently transfer twice in downtown. But thanks to a $670 million federal grant and a $160 million federally backed loan, the regional connector will allow for seamless travel from Santa Monica to East LA and Pasadena to Long Beach without transferring... Read More

 
 
Hoping to improve the quality of legal representation children receive in the County’s juvenile justice system, the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors agreed to examine and recommend improvements... Read More

 
 
Big Yellow Taxi’s famous chorus – They paved paradise and put up a parking lot – could have been written about just about any community in Southern California. Too many architectural landmarks, historical structures and buildings that sported cool, quaint or quirky designs were paved over for so-called progress... Read More
 
 
At dusk, on what would have been Jackie Robinson's 95th birthday, 13-year-old Kamryn Mercer practiced his pitch at the brand new Dodgers Dreamfield at Jesse Owens Park and reflected on the legacy of the legendary player who broke the baseball color line... Read More
 
 
Two years ago, as they gathered around a conference table at the Coalition to Abolish Trafficking and Slavery, a group of human trafficking survivors decided that posting a hotline number in bars, truck stops, massage parlors and emergency rooms would be a lifeline for victims seeking help... Read More
 
 
In Los Angeles County, 7,391 families struggle nightly to find a way to survive without shelter. In 2010, several agencies began to develop a regional approach to providing not just housing, but supportive services and need-based assistance to better help homeless families regain stability... Read More

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