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October 2013 Newsletter

Welcome to the October 2013 edition of the second district newsletter. As you'll see, we have a lot going on. Last week, Senate President pro Tem Darrell Steinberg paid us a visit at the board to add fuel to our conviction that Los Angeles County can lead the way in reducing recidivism statewide... See message


In a swift response to the U.S. Department of Justice’s civil rights investigation into whether Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department deputies have abused inmates, Supervisors Mark Ridley-Thomas and Gloria Molina are calling for the creation of a permanent citizen’s oversight commission... Read More
California Senate President pro Tempore Darrell Steinberg (D-Sacramento) recently testified before the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors, saying that Los Angeles can help lead the way in addressing... Read More
Marian Wright Edelman, the indefatigable leader of the Children's Defense Fund, called on all Americans to reduce gun violence, invest in early childhood education and address the enduring cycle of poverty affecting millions of American children at... Read More


At the urging of Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors Chairman Mark Ridley-Thomas, Los Angeles County joined with the City of Los Angeles to oppose a June 2014 ballot initiative that seeks to create a public health department to be run by the city... Read More
The FaithDome, home to the Crenshaw Christian Center, was founded by Rev. Frederick K.C. Price in 1973. It was first located in Inglewood, with about 300 members, but Price's radio and television ministries brought hundreds, then thousands more to services, and to accommodate the booming congregation... Read More


Against the backdrop of Twin Towers jail in downtown Los Angeles, parents, education advocates, Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors Chairman Mark Ridley-Thomas and Los Angeles Unified School District Board member Monica Garcia called on state and national leaders to invest in early childhood education rather than devoting more money in prisons and jails... Read More
A new football team has come to Watts, but the coaches aren't older brothers, fathers and uncles - they're Los Angeles Police Department officers. And their players? All are age 9 and younger... Read More
As Samuel Kinney took a rest on a bench in the newly built trail along the eastern rim of Kenneth Hahn Park in the Baldwin Hills, he nodded his head approvingly... Read More


A native of Mississippi who grew vegetables all her life, Bettie Taylor had always longed to put her fingers in the earth and plant something after moving to an urban neighborhood in Los Angeles County... Read More
Hundreds turned out at Leimert Park for a "ready to work" rally demanding more job opportunities with the upcoming construction of the $2-billion rail line along the Crenshaw Boulevard corridor and other Metro projects planned in the near future... Read More

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