Florence Firestone Halloween Celebration Saturday


Games and candy and a haunted house ($3 entrance fee)

For more information contact Gloria Medina at

Los Angeles County Department of Parks and Recreation Announces Parks After Dark Program Extended Summer Hours and Programming at Three L.A. County Parks

The Los Angeles County Department of Parks and Recreation has begun its Parks After Dark (PAD) program at three Los Angeles County parks. PAD will offer surrounding communities and youth extended park hours and activities and will be implemented at three County parks: Ted Watkins Park and Franklin Roosevelt Park in the Florence Firestone area; and Pamela Park in unincorporated Duarte.

Extended park hours will take place Wednesdays to Saturdays through September 4, 2010. Additional programming and activities for all community residents will include sports activities, cultural and educational activities, musical concerts in the parks, movies in the parks, employment opportunities for local youth and resource fairs.

PAD will provide youth with productive activities to decrease the likelihood of participation in at-risk behavior, including gang activity and is a component of the County’s Gang Initiative intended to reduce gangs and gang violence. The goal of PAD is to strengthen individuals in communities and influence them to see their communities and neighbors in a better light.

For a complete listing of hours and activities that will be available at each location, visit the Los Angeles County Parks and Recreation website at:

Prevent Whooping Cough through Immunization

The County of Los Angeles is experiencing higher rates of whooping cough, or pertussis, a highly contagious bacterial disease that is spread by coughing. Children and infants are most vulnerable. Symptoms include intense coughing, accompanied by a whooping sound and post-cough vomiting, with complications including pneumonia and seizures. Whooping cough can be prevented through vaccination and healthy hygiene habits.

Supervisor Ridley-Thomas is hosting a series of free community vaccination clinics to encourage families to get vaccinated, and help prevent the spread of whooping cough.

UPDATE: All immunizations for children entering school will also be provided. If possible, please bring your child’s yellow immunization card.

July 7 (9am – 12pm)
WIC – Compton
130 E. Compton Blvd.
Compton, CA 90221

July 14 (9am – 12pm)
WIC – Lynwood
3811 Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90262

July 21 (3pm – 7pm)
Kedren Headstart
710 E. 111th Pl.
Los Angeles, CA 90059

August 4 (9am – 12pm)
WIC – Florence
501 E. Florence Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90003

September 1 (9am – 1pm)
Kedren Headstart
710 E. 111th Pl.
Los Angeles, CA 90050

September 8 (1pm – 5pm)
Kedren Headstart
710 E. 111th Pl.
Los Angeles, CA 90059

VIDEO: Supervisor's Comments at the Florence-Firestone Community Center Grand Re-Opening

Supervisor Ridley-Thomas spoke at the Grand Re-Opening of the Florence-Firestone Community Service Center yesterday. The $5.4 million Service Center includes:

Birth/Marriage Certificates and Passport Services
Community and Seniors Services – and Elder Care Programs
Computer Classes and Freelance Use
Consumer and Fraud Prevention Assistance, Mediation and Conflict Resolution Services
Dial-a-Ride and Transportation Assistance
Emergency Food and Utility Bill Assistance
English as a Second Language Classes
Food Distribution Services and Food Nutrition Management Services
Home Ownership Information Assistance
Library assistance and book/video rentals
Job Referrals and Training
Nutrition Education and Fitness Training Workshops
Senior Citizen Food Services and Job Training Services

Florence/Firestone Community Service Center Grand Re-Opening

Grand Re-Opening

Florence/Firestone Community
Service Center

Wednesday, June 23, 2010 (10:30 a.m.)

7807 Compton Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90001