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Mark Ridley-Thomas

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  • Democrats endorse Solis, Kuehl for L.A. County supervisor seats

    Members of the Los Angeles County Democratic Party voted Wednesday to endorse former U.S. Secretary of Labor Hilda Solis and former state lawmaker Sheila Kuehl in the race for two open seats on the county Board of Supervisors in June's primary election....
  • Work at Ridley-Thomas' residence went beyond security system

    Work at Ridley-Thomas' residence went beyond security system
    A taxpayer-funded project to provide a home security system for Los Angeles County Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas included improvements to his converted garage that involved a week of work and upgrades to the building's electrical service, according to...
  • Shriver takes fundraising lead in L.A. County supervisors race

    Shriver takes fundraising lead in L.A. County supervisors race
    Thanks to a big roster of small contributors and a sizable chunk from his own pocket, Los Angeles County supervisorial candidate Bobby Shriver has jumped ahead of rival Sheila Kuehl in gathering campaign cash for the race to replace incumbent Zev...
  • L.A. County's child protection system in 'state of emergency'

    L.A. County's child protection system in 'state of emergency'
    A new report from the blue ribbon commission on Los Angeles County's safety net for abused and neglected children levels stinging criticism at the Board of Supervisors for what it calls a sluggish approach to reform, and declares that the system has...
  • County wants foster care workers to learn how to spot sex trafficking

    County wants foster care workers to learn how to spot sex trafficking
    County officials are exploring a plan to require more intensive training for foster parents and group home workers to help them recognize warning signs that children and teens under their care may be victims of sex trafficking. County supervisors Mark...
  • Transportation advocates back half-cent sales tax hike

    Transportation advocates back half-cent sales tax hike
    Hoping to garner voter and political support across Los Angeles County for a possible half-cent sales tax increase, transportation advocates gathered downtown Friday to unveil a proposal for a 2016 ballot measure that could fund a range of new transit...
  • Tree removal along Crenshaw has residents stumped

    Tree removal along Crenshaw has residents stumped
    In the name of civic progress, the Crenshaw corridor has lost a lot of trees. First, to clear the way for the space shuttle Endeavour's trek to the California Science Center, 71 mature magnolias and pines were chopped down in 2012 along an almost two-...
  • Sepulveda Pass toll road or rail line possible under new tax plan

    Sepulveda Pass toll road or rail line possible under new tax plan
    Los Angeles County voters could be asked in 2016 to fund a variety of transportation projects, including new rail lines and possibly a toll highway and rail line through the Sepulveda Pass. The tax proposal, announced by the advocacy group Move L.A.,...
  • L.A. could clash with L.A. County on transit tax measures

    L.A. could clash with L.A. County on transit tax measures
    A plan for increasing the sales tax to fix Los Angeles' broken streets is on a collision course with a similar levy being pushed for regional transit projects. Two weeks ago, the top budget advisor to the Los Angeles City Council said a tax increase...
  • Want to register as an independent? Don't get confused by the AIP

    Want to register as an independent? Don't get confused by the AIP
    The press release arrived on April Fool’s Day, and it turns out it was legit, but as we say in this business, “If your mother says she loves you, check it out.” It was from AIPrl_Fooled, a self-identified “grass-roots campaign to...
  • 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...
  • Direct rail link to LAX may be too costly and risky, officials say

    Direct rail link to LAX may be too costly and risky, officials say
    Los Angeles County transportation officials on Thursday sent a strong signal that a direct light-rail link to Los Angeles International Airport may be too risky and costly to pursue, a blow to a regional planning goal long-sought by many transit users and...