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Lucas Museum Lands in Exposition Park

Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas thanked legendary filmmaker George Lucas for bringing his $1-billion Lucas Museum of Narrative Art to Exposition Park, where it is expected to create thousands of employment opportunities for people in South Los Angeles and beyond. “It is a momentous day for the people of Los Angeles County as we celebrate the decision […]


Exposition Park Welcomes New Soccer Stadium

Los Angeles County and City officials along with owners of the Los Angeles Football Club joined together with a few hundred soccer fans to break ground on a new stadium in Exposition Park. Designed by LA-based architectural firm Gensler, the new soccer-specific facility named Banc of California Stadium will be built on the site of […]


A Promise Zone in South LA

The Obama administration has awarded South Los Angeles a federal Promise Zone designation, giving it priority access to federal funding as well as technical assistance to address the area’s 46 percent poverty rate. U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Deputy Secretary Nani Coloretti made the announcement during a press conference at Los Angeles Trade […]


Jesse Owens Biopic Inspires
South LA Youth

In celebration of Black History Month, Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas sponsored an advance screening of the biopic Race, about legendary U.S. Olympian Jesse Owens, for about 100 youth from a park in South Los Angeles named after Owens. The film showed the African-American track and field star shattering Adolf Hitler’s myth of Aryan supremacy by winning a then-unprecedented four […]


Music Takes Youth from South LA to Super Bowl

The talented kids of Youth Orchestra Los Angeles came home to a hero’s welcome after sharing the stage with Coldplay, Beyonce and Bruno Mars at the Super Bowl 50 Halftime Show. Their proud families and TV cameras were among throngs of people who gathered at the Walt Disney Concert Hall to await their return from […]