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January 2015 Newsletter

A Note From MRT

Happy New Year and welcome to the January 2015 newsletter.  I encourage you to attend the 23rd annual Empowerment Congress Summit on January 17 at USC featuring keynote speaker Professor Cornel West. Register here for the free Summit. Also, please read about the Citizens Oversight Commission, the eat, shop, play Crenshaw campaign and an innovative local organization bridging the digital divide.

The 23rd annual Empowerment Congress Summit will take place Saturday, January 17, at the University of Southern California. The summit, which begins at 9 a.m., will celebrate the 50th anniversary... Read More
After two years of debate, discussion and impassioned testimony from residents, reform advocates and former jail inmates, the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors voted to establish a citizen's oversight commission for the Sheriff's Department... Read More
While construction along the Crenshaw corridor has created challenging circumstances for some small business owners, many also are taking advantage of the opportunities the new Crenshaw-to-LAX rail line will bring... Read More
After graduating from college, Oscar Menjivar, a computer science professional who grew up in South LA, returned to Watts to teach. Out of the 60 kids in his class, only five were familiar with coding. He was determined to change that... Read More
Holding up signs stating that Black Lives Matter, Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas joined more than 50 African American men dressed in suits and ties in a silent vigil to acknowledge the recent deaths of unarmed black men... Read More
Mike Ealey, Helen Keller Park Supervisor, remembers throwing his first pitch at the West Athens neighborhood park in 1966. And this week, Ealey got a chance to inaugurate a brand new community center that will ensure Helen Keller Park will continue to serve as an anchor for the community... Read More
The Los Angeles Board of Airport Commissioners has unanimously approved moving forward with a $4-billion plan to include a new automated LAX Train that will connect passengers to the airline terminals... 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 Cement and Concrete Work at Public Works department, Senior Building Engineering Inspector at Public Works department, Departmental Chief Information Office I at Health Services... and more



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