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Mark Ridley-Thomas

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  • Plight of 2 toddlers puts spotlight on L.A. County family program

    Plight of 2 toddlers puts spotlight on L.A. County family program
    Two hungry children were wandering the streets of South Los Angeles alone last week when they walked into a liquor store, searching for a loaf of bread. At one point, they nearly headed across busy Manchester Boulevard until a passerby intervened. The...
  • D.A. probes work on Ridley-Thomas' garage

    D.A. probes work on Ridley-Thomas' garage
    The Los Angeles County district attorney's office is looking into whether thousands of dollars in taxpayer money was misspent on improvements to Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas' home last year, an office spokeswoman said Tuesday. Newly released records...
  • Supervisors move forward on recommendations for child protection

    Supervisors move forward on recommendations for child protection
    Los Angeles County supervisors agreed Tuesday to study the financial feasibility of recommendations made by the Blue Ribbon Commission on Child Protection reform. Their decision will allow staffers to determine the cost of the commission's interim...
  • Lawsuit over county seal is Ridley-Thomas' cross to bear

    One reason to oppose returning a Christian cross to the Los Angeles County seal after an absence of 10 years is that the seal debate wasted enough time a decade ago. Another reason is that, when push comes to shove, it's just not right to feature a single...
  • L.A. County faces suit over adding religious cross to seal

    A group of religious leaders filed a federal lawsuit Thursday against Los Angeles County over a Board of Supervisors' decision to place a cross on the county's seal. Supervisors voted 3 to 2 last month to add the cross to the top of the San Gabriel...
  • Why is L.A. County picking a fight over a cross on its seal?

    Of course the American Civil Liberties Union of Southern California and several religious groups sued L.A. County. Why wouldn't they? County supervisors voted last month to add a Christian cross, an unmistakable symbol of one religious faith, to the...
  • Official outlines challenges in reforming Sheriff's Dept.

    Official outlines challenges in reforming Sheriff's Dept.
    The newly instated inspector general charged with overseeing the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department spoke to the public for the first time Monday, frankly laying out the problems facing the embattled agency. "The bad news," read one of the first...
  • Juvenile justice system overhaul pondered

    Juvenile justice system overhaul pondered
    Los Angeles County supervisors are considering an overhaul of the county's system for defending juveniles accused of crimes. Under-age criminal defendants who can't afford a lawyer are generally represented by someone from the county public defender's...
  • 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...
  • Thirteen candidates file to run for vacant L.A. school board seat

    Thirteen candidates are seeking spots on the ballot for a June special election to fill the Los Angeles school board seat left vacant by the death of Marguerite Poindexter LaMotte. The deadline for candidates to file their declaration of intent passed...
  • Supervisors ask top Sheriff officials to study civilian oversight

    Supervisors ask top Sheriff officials to study civilian oversight
    Los Angeles County supervisors voted Tuesday to ask the newly appointed inspector general of the Sheriff's Department to work with interim-Sheriff John L. Scott to study setting up a civilian commission that would oversee the department. The officials...