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November 2012 Newsletter

Message from MRT

Welcome to the November issue of the Second District Newsletter. This month we delve into a broad range of health, public safety,energy and arts issues, including actions taken by the Board of Supervisors to promote reform in the County’s jails, and an update on a new study on hydraulic fracturing, or fracking... See message

Supervisors Reform Sheriff’s Department

Taking bold action to push for reform in the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s department, the Board of Supervisors unanimously voted Tuesday to hire an independent monitor to ensure that recent recommendations to improve oversight and restructuring of the department are implemented... Read more

Grand Opening of the New $7.8 Million East Rancho Dominguez Library

With a collection of 35,000 books and other materials, the 7,200 square-foot facility is a full-fledged community resource, boasting a community room, reading areas, a homework center, public access computers, a meeting room, group study space, and public access Wi-Fi internet connection... Read more

Martin Luther King, Jr. Hospital Street Naming Contest: Final Round

Thank you to all who participated in the first round of our contest to name the street leading to the new Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Hospital. We received dozens of suggestions from people all over the Second District, and I thoroughly enjoyed reading each and every one... Read more

Board Greenlights $4.4 Million for East Rancho Dominguez Senior Center

It has been a great week for East Rancho Dominguez. On Monday, October 29, the community celebrated the opening of its brand new library, and Tuesday, the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors voted to allocate $4.4 million for a new community and senior center. Construction for the East Rancho Dominguez Community and Senior Center, currently housed in a facility on East Compton Boulevard in the unincorporated area of East Rancho Dominguez, is planned to begin in 2014... Read more

Architectural Sites - Loyola High School

Founded in 1865 as St. Vincent College, Loyola High School is the oldest educational institution in Southern California and possibly the oldest high school in California. Located two miles west of downtown Los Angeles, the private all-male, Catholic high school sits on 15-acres in the Harvard Heights neighborhood... Read more

Senior Wellness Fair at Alondra Park

Beautiful Alondra Park, which received a $16.5-million upgrade over the summer, was the site of a recent Wellness Resource Fair for seniors from around the Second District. More than 200 residents turned out last month to participate in workshops on topics such as how to prevent falls and how to navigate Medicare, Zumba and Line dancing demonstrations, and browse through exhibits from 30 County departments and agencies... Read more

Board Approves $11 Million for Affordable Housing

Acting on a joint motion by Supervisors Mark Ridley-Thomas and Zev Yaroslavsky, the Board of Supervisors unanimously approved $11 million in funding for affordable housing projects that will benefit homeless people, low-income veterans and other at risk populations. Approximately 176 units are expected to be built as a result of this investment... Read more

Destination: Slauson

Can the Slauson Corridor a become destination instead of a pass-through area for traffic? Yes. It can be a neighborhood jewel and a central city square like any other -- perhaps with coffee shops, bookstores, shops and restaurants... Read more

Ridley-Thomas, Clergy and Physicians Shape HIV/AIDS Dialogue

For the past year, Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas has enlisted pastors and first ladies from churches throughout the Second District to bring their knowledge, influence, and compassion to the fight against sexually transmitted diseases and HIV/AIDS... Read more

Fracking in the Inglewood Oil Field

Fifteen months after a hard-won settlement provided for important environmental protections, research studies and monitoring of the Inglewood Oil Field and adjacent communities, compliance with the agreement’s provisions has been significant... Read more


In this Issue

Get involved

Should the Citizens' Commission to Oversee the Sheriff's Department?

What’s the way forward? In order to let us know your thoughts on the proposed establishment of a citizens’ commission please select one of the following options: Vote here

What's your Favorite Architectural Site?

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

L.A.County Job Openings




MLK Hospital Updates

Martin Luther King, Jr. Hospital Street Naming Contest

Spread the word for your top choice and thank you for making a thoughtful and meaningful contribution to the community. After the hospital is built, your selection will mark this wonderful achievement for generations to come. -- MRT  Click Here to Vote

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