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Mark Ridley-Thomas

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  • 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...
  • Judge orders L.A. Coliseum documents released in secrecy lawsuit

    Judge orders L.A. Coliseum documents released in secrecy lawsuit
    A judge has ordered the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum Commission to release documents it has withheld from The Times for as long as 20 months. Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Luis A. Lavin made the ruling Friday as part of a sweeping condemnation of...
  • Financial issues cost foster care agency its L.A. County contract

    Financial issues cost foster care agency its L.A. County contract
    Renee Moncito was a convicted thief and forger. She ran a foster care agency that was one of the most cited by state inspectors for lapses in care, including cases in which children were beaten, locked in their rooms for days or subjected to other...
  • L.A. County supervisors agree to pump $29 million into jail reforms

    L.A. County supervisors agree to pump $29 million into jail reforms
    A year after a citizens’ commission handed down an extensive set of recommendations for preventing abuse of inmates in the county’s jails, Los Angeles County supervisors voted Tuesday to fund many of the reforms. The board unanimously...
  • L.A. Supervisors agree to act on billion-dollar jail renovation

    L.A. Supervisors agree to act on billion-dollar jail renovation
    Concerned about possible federal intervention into the operation of Los Angeles County's system of jails, the Board of Supervisors agreed Tuesday to take a significant step toward replacing the Men’s Central Jail and renovating other facilities to...
  • Zimmerman verdict: Officials urge protesters to reject violence

    Zimmerman verdict: Officials urge protesters to reject violence
    At a news conference in South Los Angeles Tuesday, more than a dozen elected officials and community leaders vowed to put an end to any further violence over the verdict in the Trayvon Martin case, but stressed the importance of new dialogue about race...
  • L.A. officials urge calm, vow to crack down on protesters

    L.A. officials urge calm, vow to crack down on protesters
    Los Angeles officials late Monday night commended police in their response to violence following a protest of the George Zimmerman verdict and vowed to crack down on similar actions beginning Tuesday. About 350 Los Angeles Police Department officers...
  • Ridley-Thomas calls for federal prosecution of George Zimmerman

    Ridley-Thomas calls for federal prosecution of George Zimmerman
    The chairman of the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors called on U.S. Atty. Gen. Eric Holder to file federal charges against former neighborhood watch volunteer George Zimmerman for violating the civil rights of Trayvon Martin. Zimmerman was...
  • Zimmerman verdict: Ridley-Thomas urges Florida boycott, dialogue

    Zimmerman verdict: Ridley-Thomas urges Florida boycott, dialogue
    Los Angeles County Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas on Saturday called for a national boycott of Florida to protest the state’s “stand your ground” law in the wake of the acquittal of George Zimmerman in the shooting of African American...
  • Supervisor's son enters L.A.-area assembly race and family business

    Supervisor's son enters L.A.-area assembly race and family business
    Sebastian Ridley-Thomas, a city council deputy and a son of Los Angeles County Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas, has entered the expected race for a Los Angeles-area seat in the state Assembly. Ridley-Thomas, 25, said he will run for the 54th Assembly...
  • L.A. County officials fear crime, costs because of jail decision

    Los Angeles County officials said the Supreme Court’s refusal to block an order for the release of state prison inmates will endanger the community and stretch already strained services. “It is inevitable that public safety will be adversely...