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Martin Luther King

Medical Center


Ted Watkins Memorial

Park Gymnasium

1335 East 103rd Street

Los Angeles,

CA 90002

Interactive Map of Federal Stimulus Dollars in California

LA County Stimulus

The California Recovery Task Force today announced a new feature on its website,, which allows Californians to map where money from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act is being spent across California and identify the projects in their area.

To view a map of California showing a breakdown of spending on projects by County, Congressional District, Assembly District, and Senate District, click here. The current map shows data for the first quarter of this year, with the second quarter data to be added in the upcoming weeks. This is an excellent resource to see how many federal dollars have been brought to your area through this stimulus program.

Grow Your Business With Free Labor


This Thursday, January 28th, the South Bay WIB will be presenting a Recovery and Reinvestment Seminar for local businesses and non-profits. It will be an exciting opportunity to learn how your worksite can benefit from additional staff and support at no cost to you! The South Bay WIB (in collaboration with the County of Los Angeles) is actively creating jobs and subsidizing wages.

WHEN: Thursday, January 28, 2010 (9am-12pm)
WHERE: Doubletree Hotel, Commerce (at the Citadel)
5757 Telegraph Road, Commerce, CA 90040
RSVP: to Conrad Hernandez at 323-881-5419

WHEN: Wednesday, February 3, 2010 (Registration 8:30am)
WHERE: First Church of God, 9550 Crenshaw Blvd, Inglewood, CA 90305
RSVP: to or 323-757-1804

Los Angeles County Economic Development Corporation Launches New Site for Entrepreneurs


If you’re an entrepreneur considering opening a business in L.A. County—or if you’re looking to expand your existing business here—the Los Angeles Economic Development Corporation (LAEDC) can help.

Created by the L.A. County Board of Supervisors to implement the county’s economic development program through land development, project financing, and marketing activities.

The LAEDC has evolved into Southern California’s premier business leadership organization. To learn more about how the LAEDC can help you, click here.

Ridley-Thomas To Lead New MTA Chief On Tour Along Crenshaw Transit Corridor Today

Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas on Tuesday will lead newly-appointed Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) Chief Executive Officer Arthur T. Leahy on a tour along the Crenshaw Transit Corridor, part of a major project to improve public transit services in the Crenshaw Corridor between Wilshire and El Segundo Boulevards.

WHEN: Tuesday, April 14, 2009 at 3:00 p.m.

WHERE: Corner of Crenshaw Blvd. and Martin Luther King Blvd. (First stop of tour in front of the Baldwin Hills-Crenshaw Shopping Mall)

Mobility requirements in the corridor have been well documented in many studies, over more than 15 years, including the Crenshaw-Prairie Corridor Preliminary Planning Study (1994), the Route Refinement Study (2000), the Major Investment Study (MIS) (2003), and the 2004 Regional Transportation Plan.

Supervisor Ridley-Thomas, a voting member of the MTA board, will direct the tour of proposed transit stops along the corridor. Major transit investments planned for the corridor will improve mobility in the Crenshaw Transit Corridor and serve as an “economic engine” for the Second District.

The Crenshaw Transit Corridor extends approximately 10 miles from Wilshire Boulevard on the north to El Segundo Boulevard on the south. The overall goal of the proposed project is to connect Crenshaw with existing lines, such as the Metro Green Line, the Exposition Light Rail Line, which is currently under construction, and the “Subway to the Sea” down Wilshire Boulevard, Los Angeles International Airport and communities in the South Bay.