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Mark Ridley-Thomas

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  • Supervisors call for federal lawmakers to update Voting Rights Act

    Supervisors call for federal lawmakers to update Voting Rights Act
    Reacting to a Supreme Court ruling that struck down part of the Voting Rights Act, the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors approved a resolution Tuesday urging federal leaders to pass legislation to update the act so that it protects voters from...
  • Workers rally for higher 'living wage' at supervisors' meeting

    Hundreds of workers rallied outside the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors meeting on Tuesday, demanding an increase to the “living wage” that county contractors are required to pay employees. “We should not forget one of the...
  • L.A. supervisors agree to pay $29 million in new King hospital costs

    L.A. supervisors agree to pay $29 million in new King hospital costs
    Los Angeles County leaders on Tuesday approved $29 million in new spending on the rebuilding of a hospital in South Los Angeles, bringing the total price tag of the long-awaited Martin Luther King Jr. Community Hospital to $281.4 million. The funding...
  • Jerry Brown calls Dec. 3 election for vacant L.A.-area Assembly seat

    Jerry Brown calls Dec. 3 election for vacant L.A.-area Assembly seat
    Gov. Jerry Brown on Monday called a Dec. 3 special election to fill a vacant Los Angeles-area Assembly seat. At least six candidates have said they intend to run for the 54th Assembly District post previously occupied by Holly Mitchell, a Democrat who...
  • Supervisors want to get tougher on men who seek underage prostitutes

    Supervisors want to get tougher on men who seek underage prostitutes
    Trying to curb the number of men who pay to have sex with children, Los Angeles County leaders Tuesday urged state lawmakers to toughen penalties for men who seek out underage prostitutes. The resolution approved unanimously by the county Board of...
  • Head of Coliseum Commission testified falsely, judge rules

    Head of Coliseum Commission testified falsely, judge rules
    The top administrator of the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum Commission testified falsely as part of the agency's efforts to thwart public scrutiny of USC lease negotiations in violation of state law, a judge ruled Friday. Los Angeles Superior Court Judge...
  • First AME's former pastor is troubled by church upheaval

    First AME's former pastor is troubled by church upheaval
    In his final days as pastor of First African Methodist Episcopal Church, the Rev. Cecil L. "Chip" Murray compiled, copied and buried piles of records amassed over the 27 years he led the congregation. The time capsule, he believed, would preserve his...
  • Ridley-Thomas wins special election for Assembly seat

    Ridley-Thomas wins special election for Assembly seat
    SACRAMENTO – Bolstered by help from his powerful father, City Council aide Sebastian Ridley-Thomas beat two fellow Democratic candidates in a special primary election Tuesday for a Los Angeles-area seat in the state Assembly. The vote tally on...
  • County leader calls for more oversight of L.A. Sheriff's Department

    County leader calls for more oversight of L.A. Sheriff's Department
    Los Angeles County Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas called for the county to take a greater oversight role over the Sheriff’s Department in the wake of Monday’s indictment of 18 former and current deputies on charges of abusing inmates and jail...
  • 3 L.A. school board members favor special election to replace LaMotte

    3 L.A. school board members favor special election to replace LaMotte
    Three of six Los Angeles school board members said they favor a special election to replace Marguerite Poindexter LaMotte, who died last week. The Board of Education is scheduled to decide Tuesday how they will fill a vacancy created by the passing of...
  • Advocates divided on how to replace LaMotte on L.A. school board

    Advocates divided on how to replace LaMotte on L.A. school board
    Advocates on Tuesday pushed different approaches for replacing Los Angeles Board of Education member Marguerite Poindexter LaMotte, who died earlier this month. A group led by Rep. Maxine Waters (D-Los Angeles) asserted that the board  should wait until...
  • L.A. Unified board delays decision on replacing LaMotte

    L.A. Unified board delays decision on replacing LaMotte
    The Los Angeles Board of Education on Tuesday delayed a decision on how to fill the seat of former member Marguerite Poindexter LaMotte, who died earlier this month. Three members wanted to postpone the discussion until after LaMotte's funeral, while...