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November 2014 Newsletter

Welcome to the November 2014 Newsletter. We brought it to you here first some time back, and now Rail to River is moving forward. But Rail to River is not the only transit project moving forward. Construction continues along Crenshaw Boulevard in our journey to bring a light rail line to the heart of our community. Progress is exciting, but not free... See message
Los Angeles County is backing the City of Los Angeles in its effort to crack down on motels and hotels that are magnets for criminal activity, including child trafficking. Recently, the Board of Supervisors agreed to join in an amicus brief in support of the city in a case that will be heard by the U.S. Supreme Court. ... Read More
After heartfelt testimony from residents and environmental advocates calling for the revitalization of an 8-mile stretch of blighted abandoned railway in South Los Angeles, the Metropolitan Transportation Authority Board of Directors voted to allocate $2.8 million for... Read More
In a move that positions Los Angeles as a leader in the burgeoning biotechnology industry, the Board of Supervisors voted to move forward with the Los Angeles County Biotech Master Plan and identify biotech opportunities at all five Los Angeles County medical campuses, including Harbor-UCLA, Olive View Medical Center and Rancho Los Amigos National Rehabilitation Center... Read More
In an unprecedented move forward, the Metro Board of Directors recently awarded a two year contract to help small businesses impacted by Crenshaw/LAX Transit Project construction. "Rail construction is always challenging and it's particularly difficult for nearby businesses," said Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas... Read More
A three-block segment of Crenshaw Boulevard will be closed starting this weekend and ending November 24. "Be sure to plan ahead to avoid traffic delays," said Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas. Crenshaw will be closed between Exposition Boulevard and Coliseum Street beginning this weekend and re-opening at 6am on November 24 ... Read More
Paving the way for tender greens, edible flowers and fruit orchards to replace blighted, empty lots in Los Angeles County, the Board of Supervisors voted to implement a program that will help property owners and community leaders lease vacant properties for agricultural use... Read More


At Thomas Jefferson Elementary in Compton students learn to play the piano, take an animation classes after school -- where they illustrate their own stories -- and attend math academy on Saturdays to reinforce concepts they learned during the week... Read More


Built in the 1930s, Franklin D. Roosevelt Park in the Florence Firestone section of Los Angeles is one of the oldest parks in the county. But two new, state of the art baseball fields now make it one of the best places for children and families to enjoy a game of ball... 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 Clinical Social Work Consultant at Health Services department, Custodian Working Supervisor at Health Services department, Deputy Sheriff Trainee at Sheriff department and Information Systems Analyst II... and more



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