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Update on East Rancho Dominguez Library

Progress is being made on the new East Rancho Dominguez Library on Atlantic Ave in unincorporated East Rancho Dominguez. While the recent rains, have somewhat delayed progress, we are pleased to report that 70% of the current construction workers have been hired from the local community.  Click here to view complete hiring statistics.

East Rancho Dominguez Craft Utilization Report 12-2011 (PDF)

Click here to view the complete posting on East Rancho Dominguez Library

Four groups from the second supervisorial district perform on the 52nd Annual L.A. County Holiday Celebration

Celebrate the holiday season with Los Angeles County. Bring the whole family to Los Angeles County’s 52nd Annual Los Angeles County Holiday Celebration at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion in downtown, Los Angeles at 3:00 p.m. on Saturday, December 24.

More than 20 choirs, music ensembles and dance companies will perform. This three-hour extravaganza is free and so is parking under the Music Center. There are ample opportunities to experience the rhythmic sounds of all the performances:

Watch it live on KCET from 3-6, and again from 8-11 p.m.
Hear it live on 90.7 FM KPFK.
Stream it live at www.kcet.org.

This year four groups the Second Supervisorial District will perform: the Grandeza Mexicana Folk Ballet Company, The Bricks, The Shpil, and the Voices of Destiny will delight audiences on stage and through out the airwaves.

For more information about the County’s holiday celebration visit www.holidaycelebration.org or call 213-972-3099.

Safety around electricity

Safety around electricity is important. Electricity can be dangerous. Coming into contact with electrical wires can cause serious injury or even death.

Remember to look up and look out for power lines when outdoors.  It is not un-common for trees to fall during high winds, rain, and other stormy conditions; these can damage power lines.  Objects such as metalic balloons and kites can also cause power outages if not handled properly.

Reviewing safety tips with family, friends, neighbors, and colleagues can help them stay safe as well. To learn more about safety around electricity, visit sce.com/safety.

Click here to download the safety flyer.

Celebrating hope in the second supervisorial district

More than 150 children and adults celebrated the holiday season with Los Angeles County Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas and participated in the countdown to the lighting of the “Tree of Hope” Christmas tree at the Second District’s third annual Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony. The Ceremony took place at the Martin Luther King, Jr. Multi-Service Ambulatory Care Center in Willowbrook, and children of all ages listened to members of the King Drew Medical Magnet High School Alumni Choir and the Emanuel Turner AME Church Praise Team Choir; they kept warm with hot chocolate and apple cider and munched on cookies and cupcakes before choosing which toy to take home.

“Tonight we are here to celebrate hope, peace, and joy in the Second Supervisorial District,” said Supervisor Ridley-Thomas. “This tree is a symbol of a renewed commitment to providing optimal medical care this year and every holiday season hereafter.”

Notice of $10,000 reward offered by the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors

It is always a tragedy when someone in our community is killed. It is even more tragic when the victim is a young person of only 16 years of age and the victim of a senseless shooting.

Earlier this year, on February 27, 2011, Thomas Riley, age 16, was such a victim. Thomas was shot and killed in front of an apartment complex in the 1700 block of West 105th Street, in Los Angeles, near the intersection of 105th and Western Ave.

Thomas Riley was hanging out in front of the apartment complex with friends when they were approached by two male blacks who asked “Where you from?” Such a question should not be a death sentence. Before anyone from the group could answer that they were not affiliated with a gang, one of the males pulled a handgun from his waistband and began firing at them. Thomas Riley was shot five times. Thomas was transported to Harbor – UCLA Medical Center. Thomas died as a result of his gunshot wounds.

Thomas Riley was an upstanding young man of good moral character. Riley was not affiliated with gang members, nor had he ever been in any legal trouble. At the time of his untimely death, he was doing one of his favorite things — working with his friends on his mini-bike. The shock and senseless murder of Riley has left his family devastated.

On August 16, 2011, the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors, at my request, approved a $10,000 reward for information leading to an arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for Thomas’ murder.

CBS Outdoor Systems at the urging of Thomas’ father Mr. Anthony Riley, has graciously made available and assisted in printing four billboards requesting the public’s assistance in obtaining any information that may assist with the investigation.

To this date, the billboards have been placed throughout the community near the murder scene. The locations of the billboards are:

  • Western Ave and 98th street, Los Angeles
  • Western Ave and Century Bl, Los Angeles
  • Market Street and Hillcrest Bl, Inglewood
  • Manchester Ave and Denker Ave, Los Angeles

With your help, our community will remain safe and justice will be served.

(Sheriff’s Press Release is available by clicking here.)

Murder of Thomas Riley
Description and Date of Crime: Fatal Shooting of Thomas Riley – 02/27/2011
Location: 1700 block of West 105th St, Los Angeles
Reward Amount: $10,000
Deadline to Submit Claim to Executive Office: 01/13/2012

Notice is hereby given that the Board of Supervisors of the County of Los Angeles has established a reward in the amount of $10,000 in exchange for information leading to the apprehension and/or conviction of the person or persons responsible for the murder of 16-year-old Thomas Riley, who was shot and killed on February 27, 2011, in front of a residence located on the 1700 block of West 105th Street in unincorporated Los Angeles. Any person having any information related to this crime is requested to call Detectives McElderry or Acebedo at the Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department, Homicide Bureau at (323) 890-5500 and refer to Report No. 011-81937-0372-011.

The terms of the reward provide that:

  • The information given that leads to the determination of the identity, the apprehension and conviction of any person or persons must be given no later than November 14, 2011. All reward claims must be in writing and shall be received no later than January 13, 2012.
  • The total County payment of any and all rewards shall in no event exceed $10,000 and no claim shall be paid prior to conviction unless the Board of Supervisors makes a finding of impossibility of conviction due to the death or incapacity of the person or persons responsible for the crime or crimes.
  • The County reward may be apportioned between various persons and/or paid for the conviction of various persons as the circumstances fairly dictate.

Any claims for the reward funds should be filed no later than January 13, 2012, with the Executive Office of the Board of Supervisors, 500 West Temple Street, Room 383 Kenneth Hahn Hall of Administration, Los Angeles, California 90012, Attention: Thomas Riley Reward Fund. For further information, please call (213) 974-1579.

Si no entiende esta noticia o si necesita más informacion, favor de llamar a este numero (213) 974-1579.

Information Courtesy of http://www.laco-rewards.org/thomasriley.htm.  Please check this site for updates.