Seventy-three seniors – half of whom used to live on the streets – now have a beautiful, dignified and affordable place to call home at Athens Vistas Apartments. Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas cut the ceremonial ribbon during the grand opening of the supportive housing complex for homeless seniors and persons with limited means. “This is what […]
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Concerned about the rapidly growing number of deaths among Los Angeles County’s homeless population, the Board of Supervisors voted to conduct an in-depth assessment of their health needs with the goal of improving treatment outcomes and decreasing the mortality rate. A newly released report by the LA County Department of Public Health (DPH) found the […]
Twelve years after its closure, the building that once housed the original Martin Luther King, Jr. Hospital building is being repurposed into the first of its kind Martin Luther King, Jr. Behavioral Health Center. Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas led the ceremonial groundbreaking for the $335-million project, which is intended to serve people struggling with mental illnesses, substance […]
Local startups working on everything from a device that diagnoses children’s ear infections with the push of a button, to a gene therapy to replace opioids, to a diagnostic providing a highly specific analysis of cancerous lesions shared their groundbreaking innovations at the Lundquist Institute’s (formerly known as LA BioMed) sixth annual Innovation Showcase. At […]
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 […]