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December 2012 Newsletter

Message from MRT

The end of the year is upon us, and I’d like to wish each and every one of you a joyous holiday season. I would also like to thank those of you came out to the Martin Luther King, Jr, Multi-Service Ambulatory Care Center last Friday for my oath of office ceremony. It was a wonderful event, and your presence was much appreciated... See message

Ridley-Thomas Becomes Chairman of the L.A. County Board of Supervisors

On Friday, November 30, Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas took the oath of office for a second term. “I am honored to commit to four more years of serving the constituents of the Second Supervisorial District and to serving the greater County of Los Angeles,” the Supervisor said... Read more

MLK, Jr. Hospital Street Naming Contest Results

The people have spoken! The street leading to the new Martin Luther King Jr. Hospital will be named “Healthy Way.” Healthy Way, proposed by Yolanda Simmons, received 370 out of 776 votes — a whopping 48%... Read more

Architectural Sites - The Forum

Basketball’s most iconic arena was built in a fit of pique. In the 1960s, Jack Kent Cooke, legendary owner of the Lakers, followed through on his threat to build a stadium in Inglewood if the L.A. Coliseum Commission wouldn’t let his newly-acquired hockey team, the Kings, play there... Read more

Unique Urban Orchard and Civic Art Project Takes Root in Del Aire

What happens when a community garden is also a social justice and civic art project? It becomes an unexpected work of edible art. In Del Aire, a community nestled in the crux of the I-405 and I-105 freeways -- north of El Segundo – a one-of-a kind urban orchard and civic art project has taken root... Read more

Life in the Fast Lane: ExpressLanes Are Here!

Tired of sitting in bumper-to-bumper traffic? ExpressLanes are now open on a stretch of the I-110 freeway. With ExpressLanes, carpoolers can still use the former High Occupancy Vehicle lanes – now called High Occupancy Toll lanes – for free, but solo drivers also use the lanes if they purchase FasTrak transponders... Read more

Two South Los Angeles Parks to Receive Upgrades

At its meeting Wednesday, the Board of Supervisors unanimously voted in favor of renovating both Mona and Bethune Parks located at 2291 East 121st Street in Willowbrook and 1244 East 61st Street in Florence-Firestone.... Read more

Save the Date: January 19, 2013 Empowerment Congress Summit

21st Annual Empowerment Congress Summit will take place on Saturday, January 19, 2013 at the University of Southern California... Read more

Operation Gobble

For the fourth consecutive year, Golden State Water Company partnered with Los Angeles County Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas and delivered 200 turkeys to community based organizations... Read more

Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony

The Second District's fourth annual tree lighting ceremony will take place at 5:30 p.m. Friday, December 14, at the Martin Luther King, Jr. Multi-Service Ambulatory Care Center in Willowbrook... Read more

Is Your Baby Sleeping Safely?

It’s a heartbreaking statistic: Every year in Los Angeles County, approximately 70 babies die as a result of unsafe sleeping practices.... Read more



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What's your Favorite Architectural Site?

Read, listen, vote and comment on our featured architectural sites in the Second District. Read more

Ribbon Cutting


Unique Urban Orchard and Civic Art Project Takes Root in Del Aire



L.A. County Job Openings




MLK Hospital Updates

MLK, Jr. Hospital Street Naming Contest Results

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