Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas led the groundbreaking ceremony for a $23-million apartment building in Florence-Firestone that will house 36 formerly homeless people – more than half of them veterans – and seven low-income families. Called Firestone Phoenix, it is slated to open in February 2021, just a few minutes walk from the Florence Blue Line Station. […]
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Always wanted a green thumb? Join the office of Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas and the Los Angeles Community Garden Council for an “Introduction to Gardening Workshop.” This free course for beginner gardeners will teach the basics about what to plant when, how to choose the right plants for each season and how to grow vegetables and […]
On Saturday, October 29th, residents got their hands dirty at the grand opening of the first community garden in Florence-Firestone. The event included lots of messy pumpkin carving for the kids and a huge pot luck. Over 75 families will have the opportunity to adopt a plot and begin growing fruits and vegetables. This effort […]
This fall, the Department of Public Works, in coordination with the Second District, unveiled “The Link”. At 25 cents a ride, the link provides an affordable and efficient transit service to connect communities to key destinations in the Willowbrook, Florence-Firestone, Lennox and Athens communities. The shuttles link our light rail systems, specifically the green and blue […]
Over 500 people showed up to catch a glimpse of arguably the NBA’s greatest player, Kobe Bryant, as he made his first Drew League appearance at Washington Park. Approximately 200 people were turned away. Kobe Bryant gave all those in attendance an exciting and electric experience which included a game winner.