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Mark Ridley-Thomas

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  • It's time to figure out oversight of the L.A. County Sheriff's Department

    It's time to figure out oversight of the L.A. County Sheriff's Department
    Is the crisis at the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department over? Or, to put it another way, has the opportunity to reform the department passed? Sheriff Lee Baca left office at the end of January, the Board of Supervisors appointed John Scott to...
  • L.A. County's supervisors: Just how much security do they need?

    L.A. County's supervisors: Just how much security do they need?
    By now I expect you’ve seen The Times’ stories about L.A. County Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas’ garage-office conversion. The county’s five supervisors, as the stories detailed, are all entitled to home security systems...
  • Special elections: They mostly just waste money

    Special elections: They mostly just waste money
    There was a special election in Los Angeles County last week. Didn't know? Didn't vote? Didn't care? Well, you're in the majority. Less than 9% of registered voters in the 54th Assembly District bothered to show up at the polls or mail in ballots....
  • Violent protests don't honor Trayvon Martin

    Violent protests don't honor Trayvon Martin
    It was hard to watch Monday night’s peaceful demonstration in Los Angeles against the George Zimmerman verdict turn violent in the hands of rogue protesters. The anger is understandable. Zimmerman was let off the hook despite having killed Trayvon...
  • Vote on L.A. County Sheriff's Department oversight committee delayed

    Vote on L.A. County Sheriff's Department oversight committee delayed
    Los Angeles County supervisors held a heated discussion but postponed a vote Tuesday on a proposal to set up a permanent citizens commission to oversee the county sheriff's department, which is under federal scrutiny over allegations of abuse of inmates...
  • L.A. County supervisors back 2024 summer Olympics bid

    L.A. County supervisors back 2024 summer Olympics bid
    County supervisors hope to bring the 2024 Olympics to Los Angeles County, unanimously voting Tuesday to urge the United States’ Olympic Committee to hold the summer games here and directing county officials to cooperate with a Southern California...
  • L.A. County supervisors oppose separate city health department

    L.A. County supervisors oppose separate city health department
    Los Angeles County supervisors voted unanimously Tuesday to oppose a ballot measure that would require the city of Los Angeles to set up its own health department, rather than continue contracting with the county as it has done for nearly 50 years....
  • L.A. County leaders vote to block city health agency ballot measure

    Los Angeles County officials voted this week to try to block a ballot measure that would create an independent health agency for the city of Los Angeles. The move puts the county in line with the Los Angeles City Council, which has also voted to go to...
  • L.A. County will send 500 inmates to Taft lockup

    L.A. County will send 500 inmates to Taft lockup
    Los Angeles County supervisors agreed Tuesday to a contract that officials say will ensure that the most serious county jail inmates serve their full terms. The $75-million, five-year agreement with the Taft Community Correctional Facility run by the...
  • Zimmerman verdict protesters attack TV reporter, storm Wal-Mart

    Zimmerman verdict protesters attack TV reporter, storm Wal-Mart
    A peaceful protest of the George Zimmerman verdict in Los Angeles turned violent Monday after youths broke away from the main demonstration in Leimert Park, stomped on cars, broke windows, set fires and attacked several people.  KCBS-TV/KCAL-TV reporter...
  • Fresh money sources could help L.A. County with its jails

    What a difference a week makes. Last Tuesday, the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors considered various proposals that would expand the number of beds for mentally ill inmates as part of a new jail construction plan. This week, the supervisors...
  • Supervisors vote to review tax-funded payments to rehab clinics

    Supervisors vote to review tax-funded payments to rehab clinics
    In response to a scathing report about a lack of government oversight and improper payments to taxpayer-funded rehabilitation clinics, the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors voted unanimously Tuesday to review its authority over such contracts and...