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Mark Ridley-Thomas

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  • Yaroslavsky proposes electronic filing of political donations

    Yaroslavsky proposes electronic filing of political donations
    Los Angeles County Supervisor Zev Yaroslavsky on Tuesday proposed new campaign-reporting regulations that would require donor reports to be filed electronically, a move that would make it quicker and easier for the public to see who is financially backing...
  • Metro fares will increase despite protests of low-income riders

    Metro fares will increase despite protests of low-income riders
    Amid concerns over a projected budget deficit in Los Angeles County's growing bus and rail system, officials Thursday voted to raise Metro fares in September, but opted to postpone a decision on further increases in 2017 and 2020. After a lengthy...
  • Candidate Shriver wants overhaul of L.A. County campaign finance laws

    Candidate Shriver wants overhaul of L.A. County campaign finance laws
    Bobby Shriver, the first Los Angeles County supervisorial contender in 18 years to opt out of voluntary campaign spending limits, is calling for a major overhaul of county election laws, including lifting fundraising restrictions on candidates who use...
  • Alex Johnson dominates fundraising in L.A. school board election

    Alex Johnson dominates fundraising in L.A. school board election
    A relative newcomer to the city education scene has dominated fundraising and spending in the race for an open seat on the Los Angeles Board of Education. Through May 17, Alex Johnson, the senior education aide to county Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas,...
  • At election time, unincorporated areas are a force to be reckoned with

    At election time, unincorporated areas are a force to be reckoned with
    Kim Martin's small neighborhood on the eastern edge of Los Angeles County is entirely surrounded by Claremont. But in governance, politics and aesthetics, it's miles apart from the verdant, pristinely regulated college town known as "the city of trees and...
  • L.A. County supervisors' sudden haste on jail issue is baffling

    L.A. County supervisors' sudden haste on jail issue is baffling
    I am going to try to tell you about the high drama and profiles in courage at Tuesday's L.A. County Board of Supervisors meeting, but I'm not even sure where to begin. The issue was whether to build a new county jail to replace the dungeon called Men'...
  • L.A. County supervisors vote to move forward on $2-billion jail plan

    L.A. County supervisors vote to move forward on $2-billion jail plan
    After years of debate about how to best modernize the county's aging and troubled jail system, Los Angeles County supervisors voted Tuesday for a $2-billion plan to replace the deteriorating downtown Men's Central Jail and create a new women's jail....
  • South L.A. rally takes aim at sex trade

    South L.A. rally takes aim at sex trade
    The hundreds of people marching against prostitution on Saturday, along one of the city's busiest sex-for-sale corridors, were a sign of how the tide has turned and the weapons have changed in the battle against what used to be considered a "victimless...
  • Activist battles L.A. County jailers' 'culture of violence'

    Activist battles L.A. County jailers' 'culture of violence'
    Outside the bunker-like county jail complex, bail bondsmen hover by the visitors' entrance, thrusting fliers at potential customers as they file in to see husbands, sons and friends. Along the sidewalk, taxi drivers hustle for fares among newly released...
  • Metro urges three consecutive fare hikes; new plan would delay two

    Metro urges three consecutive fare hikes; new plan would delay two
    Citing the financial strain of fare increases on low-income transit riders, a group of Los Angeles County transportation officials have drafted a plan that would temporarily halt a Metro proposal to raise fares on the bus and rail system three times...
  • Give L.A.'s riders a Metro fare hike that's fair

     Give L.A.'s riders a Metro fare hike that's fair
    If you take a bus or a subway in Los Angeles, the basic fare is $1.50. But that covers only a fraction of the cost of the trip. In L.A., as in other cities, public transit is heavily subsidized. Fares paid by riders on the 10 largest transit systems in...
  • MTA board votes to increase fares on Metro bus and rail lines

    MTA board votes to increase fares on Metro bus and rail lines
    Amid concerns over a projected budget deficit in Los Angeles County's growing bus and rail system, transportation officials voted Thursday to raise Metro fares in September but postponed a decision on further increases in 2017 and 2020. After a...