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October 2014 Newsletter

Welcome to the October 2014 edition of the Second District newsletter. This month, we devote much of our newsletter to health and wellbeing. Once again Los Angeles hosted the region's largest free health clinic - Care Harbor LA. Many thanks to the hundreds of doctors, dentists, nurses and other volunteers who made this year's event such a success.... See message
It's been three years since Kameron Lyons, 21 of Long Beach has seen a dentist. The Cal State University Long Beach senior says that she has suffered through extreme pain in her mouth for the last three months that prevents her from eating anything cold including her favorite- ice cream... Read More
With an estimated 400,000 people in Los Angeles County unable to qualify for health coverage under the federal; Affordable Care Act, Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas and St. John's Well Child and Family Center have moved to provide free health care for those still in need... Read More
Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas joined the Coalition to Abolish Slavery & Trafficking (CAST), Polaris, Clear Channel Outdoor, Los Angeles County Supervisor Don Knabe and Los Angeles City Council President Herb Wesson to announce an awareness campaign against human trafficking in the greater Los Angeles area... Read More
The Board of Supervisors Tuesday voted to set aside $20 million to fund mental health services, substance abuse treatment, job counseling, as well as supportive housing for mentally ill offenders as an alternative to incarceration... Read More
More than 250 leaders, advocates, and youth packed Holman United Methodist Church in West Adams recently to find new ways to end youth homelessness in South Los Angeles. This group, the South Los Angeles Homeless and Foster Youth Collaborative, has taken the lead on fostering community dialogue and... Read More
Elvia Elizabeth Figueroa has lived through many earthquakes in her native Honduras. But as she recently visited Harbor-UCLA Medical Center in Torrance with her 8-year-old granddaughter Angie, she realized that she was not prepared for the next big one... Read More
Los Angeles County, the largest county in the nation with a population of 10 million people, has an IT infrastructure that is de-centralized, redundant, sprawling, and out of date, with a total of 67,000-square-feet of data center space in more than 20 locations and thousands of servers... Read More
Calling all children who want to get their hands dirty: the Athens Toddler Park is now open. Funded by First 5 LA and built in partnership with LA County Parks and Recreation, the Los Angeles Neighborhood Land Trust and the Los Angeles Conservation Corps, the Athens tot lot was designed especially for children ages 2 to 5... 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 Head Compliance Officer at Sheriff's department, SRecreation Services Manager at Parks and Recreation, Application Developer I at Public Works… and more

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