Second District Student A Finalist On American Idol

Alison Iraheta attends Green Dot’s Animo Ralph Bunche charter school in the Second District. She is also a finalist on American Idol tonight. So if you like Alison’s performance be sure to vote for her!

Not only does Alison attend school in South L.A., but her sister teaches at Green Dot and her father also works for Green Dot. 17 of the 18 Green Dot charter schools are located in the Second District.

American Idol is on Fox tonight at 8pm. Viewers can vote as many times as they like by calling the phone on the screen tonight or via text. The number is 866 436-57 _ _ . The last two numbers depend on what number she is assigned this evening during the performances.

Alison has been singing since she was three years old. And she was first “discovered” performing at a talent show put on by the St. John’s Well Child & Family Center. She loves animals and running. She actually ran with Students Run L.A., and has even completed the L.A. Marathon twice. She supports Padres Contra el Cancer (parents fighting cancer) and works with Children’s Hospital in Hollywood and the Rose Breast Cancer Society.

Pollworker Recruitment For May 19th Statewide Special Election

If you would like to be a Pollworker for the Tuesday, May 19, 2009 election, please complete the application,
and fax it to the Registrar-Recorder County Clerk’s Office by May 4, 2009. Clerks earn $105/day and inspectors earn $175/day. More information about elections can be found at

President Obama Hosting L.A. Townhall On Thursday

President Barack Obama will be holding a Town Hall meeting on Thursday, March 19th at Downtown’s Miguel Contreras Learning Complex located at 322 S. Lucas Avenue. Visit the White House website to sign up for a chance to win a ticket to the 1 PM event via an online lottery. The lottery closes at noon tomorrow.

County Public Works Outreach Event

The County of Los Angeles Department of Public Works will hold a Second District outreach event on March 19, 2009. Interested business owners will be advised about available contract opportunities in road, bridge, building, airport, flood control, energy and consulting. Public Works will also provide an update on the Economic Stimulus Package Funding.

The event will be held at the Wallis Annenberg Bldg., Muses Room, at the California Science Center, 700 Exposition Park Drive, LA CA 90037 from 8:30 AM to 11:30 AM.

Contact Emma Ayala at (626) 458-4093 or see flyer (PDF) for more information.

Free Foreclosure Prevention Fair Saturday

Supervisor Ridley-Thomas is co-sponsoring a free foreclosure prevention fair on Saturday, March 7, 2009 with Los Angeles County NeighborWorks. Confidential foreclosure counseling will begin at 9 AM and continue until 1 PM at El Camino College Compton Center (Campus Gym), 1111 E. Artesia Blvd., Compton, CA 90221.

HUD certified counselors, lenders and legal professionals will all be on hand to assist you for FREE. Please come prepared by bringing your mortgage statement and monthly statement.

For more information please contact 888-895-2647 or