Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas

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November 2013 Newsletter

 
 
I'd like to begin on a serious note and discuss the plight of children who are being trafficked. Increasingly, children are being bought and sold not only abroad and across the nation, but also right here on the streets of Los Angeles County... See message
 

 

 
 
Blankets wrapped around her shoulders and a packed meal in her hand, 29-year-old Andrea Adams, a South Los Angeles resident, spent several days in the cold and the rain, waiting for the doors to open at the Los Angeles Sports Arena where she would receive a wristband that would give her access to the 5th annual Care Harbor Los Angeles free medical clinic... Read More
 
 
One of our favorite ways of hearing from you on important current events is to take a camera out into the Second District and ask for your opinions. This month we asked a random sampling of district residents for their thoughts about the Affordable Care Act, or Obamacare... Read More
 
 
Loyola Marymount University, affectionately called LMU, is more than a top notch school from which to receive a degree; it is home to an eclectic architectural mix that houses Mediterranean Revival... Read More
 
 
D'Lita Miller stared at a picture of herself at 11, where she smiles proudly, wearing a white dress and pearls as her teacher hugged her on her 6th grade graduation. She was a straight-A student, president of her class, attended church and was all around a good kid... Read More
 
 
Seeking to beautify the urban landscape with poppies, blue flax, yarrow and other native wildflowers, artist Fritz Haeg is spearheading a project to scatter wildflower seeds in selected open plots throughout Los Angeles County... Read More
 
 
Nearly one in four adults—or 57.7 million Americans—has a mental health disorder and is in need of help. In Los Angeles there are too few available resources and outlets for treatment... Read More
 
 
Dina Zempsky recalls being interviewed by her then 13-year-old son Sam inside the StoryCorps mobile booth at New York City's Grand Central Station back in 2007... Read More
 
 
As a trained pediatrician, California Endowment CEO Dr. Robert Ross knows what it takes to raise healthy children. And so as part of a broader campaign to improve public health in California... Read More
 
 
 
By a unanimous vote and after a four-hour public hearing, the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors rejected the City of Whittier’s proposal to allow gas and oil exploration in the Whittier Hills, maintaining that the land should be used only for open public space.... Read More

 

 
 

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