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September 2013 Newsletter

Message from MRT

Welcome to the September 2013 edition of the second district newsletter. This month we focus on the care and safety of our children. “I have a dream that one day my children will live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character.”... See message

Supervisors Ask State to Stiffen Penalties for Adults Soliciting Children

As part of an ongoing effort against human trafficking of children, the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors Tuesday called on state legislators to dramatically stiffen penalties for adults convicted of soliciting and having... Read more

It's Official: USC Signs Coliseum Agreement

The University of Southern California is now set to manage the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum in a lease agreement that will ensure preservation of the historic venue... Read more

MLK Hospital Construction Nears Completion

Moving forward with construction of the new Martin Luther King Jr. Community Hospital in Willowbrook, the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday approved $29 million to complete the County’s share of construction work on the facility within the next 60 to 90 days... Read more

County Urges Congress to Strengthen Voting Rights Act

On the eve of the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors called on Congress to update Section 4 of the Civil Rights Act to enable... Read more

Architectural Sites: Angeleus Rosedale Cemetery

At the end of the 19th century, Angelus Rosedale Cemetery in the West Adams District was a trailblazer, far ahead of its time. Founded in 1884 when only 28,285 people lived in Los Angeles City, Rosedale was the first cemetery to offer an integrated eternity... Read more

New Members of the Commission on Children and Families

Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors Chairman Mark Ridley-Thomas has named the Hon. Candace Cooper (Ret.) and Sydney Kamlager, district director for Assemblymember Holly Mitchell, to the Commission on Children and Families, a volunteer group of advocates that... Read more

Urban Farming is Hot in LA

Los Angeles County, it turns out, has a thriving urban farming scene. Researchers from the UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs have created the first comprehensive picture of urban agriculture in the county and found 1,261 verified urban agriculture sites — either school gardens... Read more

Desserts as a Connection to Home Sweet Home

For Southern Girl Desserts founder and co-owner Catarah Hampshire, desserts have always conjured up sweet memories. She recalls her first taste of banana pudding around the age of four in her grandmother’s Florida kitchen... Read more

Willowbrook Murals Win Prestigious Art Award

Los Angeles artist Louise Griffin knew she had a challenge on her hands when she saw the ribbed concrete walls lining the Augustus F. Hawkins Mental Health Clinic courtyard. Hired by the Los Angeles County Arts Commission to conceive of a project for the facility... Read more

Dozens Take Part in Health Walk

Gloria Serra, a volunteer at the UMMA Community Clinic in South Los Angeles, is always giving tips to clients seeking health advice. At the top of her list—exercise. So, on a recent Friday, she put on her walking shoes, visor and sunglasses and joined dozens of other volunteers... Read more

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