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Moving Educational Equity Beyond the Schoolhouse

UCLA researchers and local education leaders convened at the Wellnest Avis and Mark Ridley-Thomas Life-Learning Center to discuss the release of Beyond The Schoolhouse, a policy report, examining both in-school and out-of-school risk factors that impact Black children’s educational success in Los Angeles County. In a presentation that included several specific recommendations for local, state […]

Strengthening Civilian Oversight of the Sheriff’s Department Through Subpoena Power

As part of continued efforts to increase public transparency and accountability over the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department, the Board of Supervisors unanimously approved a motion by Supervisors Mark Ridley-Thomas and Sheila Kuehl to provide recommendations for how to modify County ordinances to grant the Sheriff’s Civilian Oversight Commission (COC) the power to compel, through […]

October 2019

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Investing in the Community

Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas led the ribbon cutting ceremony during the grand opening of the Nightingale Apartments in Florence Firestone, which will house  29 formerly homeless clients of the Los Angeles County Department of Health Services (DHS). Developed by Linc Housing, the beautiful four-story building has 29 one-bedroom apartments, many of them designed to accommodate people […]