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August 2014 Newsletter

Welcome to the August 2014 edition of the Second District newsletter. On Tuesday, the creation of a citizen's oversight commission was delayed, but not denied. Hundreds of people attended Tuesday's board of supervisor's meeting to demand a civilian role in reforming the department. Despite overwhelming testimony in favor of a commission, we lacked one additional board vote needed to immediately push the agenda forward. But, ultimately, the commission has been delayed and not denied... See message


In a show of strong support for the creation of a citizen's oversight commission, hundreds of people attended Tuesday's board of supervisor's meeting to demand a civilian role in reforming the department... Read More
Join Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas, health leaders and the community August 27 for a ribbon cutting celebration for the new Mental Health Urgent Care Center (UCC) at the Martin Luther King Jr. Medical Campus. ... Read More


Eight-year-old, Laci Martin of Compton enjoyed attending her summer literacy enrichment program, so much last year she couldn't wait to return to Read Lead's Children's Defense Fund Freedom School in Lynwood this year... Read More
Los Angeles County has both the largest inmate population of any county in the nation and the largest population of mentally ill people who are incarcerated. While the Board has adopted a $2 billion-jail master plan to demolish Men's Central Jail, modernize Mira Loma Detention Center for women and construct a new... Read More
Often, the word "homeless" calls to mind a person, usually a man, living on the street. But many times, people--often families--with nowhere else to turn they survive the elements by moving their cars to residential streets and living in their cars in neighborhoods... Read More
It's not often a lemon is considered a canvas. But to the artists David Burns and Austin Young of the collaborative Fallen Fruit, that is exactly what a lemon will be for their next experiment in bringing communities together through, well, fruit... Read More


Knowing that results matter, Los Angeles County is looking to increase partnerships with organizations that show clear, measurable, positive outcomes for the programs they run and the work that they do... Read More


The Metropolitan Transportation Board unanimously approved a first-of-its kind business assistance program for small business owners currently struggling with the construction of the Crenshaw/LAX light rail line along Crenshaw Boulevard. The motion to establish the Business Solution Center was introduced by Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas, Mayor Eric Garcetti, and Director Jackie Dupont-Walker... Read More
Roslyn de la Torre was on her way to work when she saw a crowd gathered around a man who had collapsed of an apparent heart attack on the sidewalk. A registered nurse, de la Torre got out of her car and immediately began giving... Read More
The County of Los Angeles is a great place to start or continue a path to your career! Job opportunities are updated daily. You are now able to easily apply for jobs of interest through our community development page. This month's new jobs openings are IT Supervisor at DCFS, Stationary Engineer Helper at Health Services, Lifeguard Services at Fire Department, Senior Plummer at DPW… and more

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