Message from MRT, December 2013

Welcome to the December newsletter. As usual we have a lot in store for you.

Many of you joined us last month on Long Beach Boulevard to March Against Trafficking. As you know, one of the most atrocious crimes against children continues to this day not just in our district, but throughout the county and state. Our rally and prayers served to launch a campaign to make it clear that child sex trafficking cannot continue in our community and that “buyers” will pay, not child victims. Period. Early next year we’ll be supporting legislation to bring new penalties to those who prey on our young ones.

And on the subject of working to improve our community, we want to share with you our vision to transform eight miles of blight, unused railway from the LA River roughly along Slauson Boulevard, to a more vibrant area including a bike path and green space. Take a look at the video and join me in envisioning what a transformation of our community on this scale might look like.

Every month we feature the architectural gems of the Second District. This month we’re doing something new: we’re featuring the architect behind some of the most outstanding and distinctive buildings not just in Culver City, his home base, but around the world: Eric Moss.

We are thrilled to bring you a sampling of the buildings that are altering the visual landscape of Culver City as well as an interview with this giant of design. Take a look.

Lastly, we hope that you’ll join us on Friday, December 13 for our annual tree lighting ceremony at the Martin Luther King hospital in Willowbrook. We’ll have more information posted on my website as it becomes available.

Thank you for your attention and have a Happy Holidays.

With hope,