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Our Athens

Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas celebrated the launch of Our Athens, the latest in a series of books documenting and celebrating unincorporated communities in Los Angeles County’s Second District. Creative Core LA, with guidance from the County’s Arts Commission, photographed more than 65 community leaders and members for the book, which will be distributed at various events […]


A New Beginning for Casa Honduras in West Athens

Officials from the Community Development Commission of the County of Los Angeles (CDC) joined Los Angeles County Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas, the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department, friends, and neighbors to celebrate the Grand Re-Opening of the Casa Honduras Restaurant (Casa Honduras). Formerly a Waffle Factory restaurant and Stan Kite Coffee Shop, Casa Honduras was converted […]


Athens Vistas Groundbreaking

Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas led a groundbreaking ceremony for Athens Vistas Apartments, which will provide affordable housing for homeless and low-income seniors in unincorporated Athens when completed in late 2018. Located at 1300 W. 105th Street, the development will feature 73 affordable and accessible one-bedroom units, half of which will be designated for formerly homeless individuals. […]


Saving Public Housing in Athens-Westmont

Hundreds of public housing tenants in South Los Angeles don’t have to worry about “For Sale” signs being posted at their rental homes and apartments. Acting on a motion by Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas, the Board of Supervisors voted to keep 241 public housing units, also called the South Scattered Sites, as part of the county’s […]