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Mark Ridley-Thomas

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  • Two well-known candidates, so far, aspire to replace LaMotte

    Two well-known candidates, so far, aspire to replace LaMotte
    An election is not yet even scheduled but already there are two heavyweight contenders ready to vie for the Los Angeles Board of Education seat formerly held by Marguerite Poindexter LaMotte, who died in December. The two are former school board...
  • Alex Johnson, aide to Ridley-Thomas, joins L.A. school board race

    Alex Johnson, aide to Ridley-Thomas, joins L.A. school board race
    A senior aide to an L.A. County supervisor has joined the race for an open seat on the Los Angeles Board of Education. Alex M. Johnson, 33, is the assistant senior deputy for education and public safety for Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas. “I...
  • 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...
  • Special election could tip balance on L.A. school board

    Special election could tip balance on L.A. school board
    A June special election to replace former Los Angeles school board member Marguerite Poindexter LaMotte has the potential to alter the political power dynamic and the overall direction of the nation's second-largest school district. LaMotte, who died in...
  • Metro shelves direct rail line to LAX

    Metro shelves direct rail line to LAX
    A decades-long effort to bring rail service directly to Los Angeles International Airport suffered a blow Thursday when transportation officials placed on the back burner a proposal for a light-rail tunnel under the terminal area, citing high costs and...
  • 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...
  • Lee Baca's pick for interim sheriff lacks required credentials

    Lee Baca's pick for interim sheriff lacks required credentials
    The law enforcement leader many expected would replace Sheriff Lee Baca when he steps down next week does not have the required credentials, complicating the job of Los Angeles County supervisors who must pick an interim sheriff. When Baca...
  • 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...
  • L.A. County supervisors consider helping ex-offenders get ID cards

    L.A. County supervisors consider helping ex-offenders get ID cards
    Los Angeles County will explore an agreement with the state Department of Motor Vehicles that could make it easier for offenders coming out of county jails and juvenile camps to get identification cards, potentially aiding them in finding jobs and...
  • Supervisors won't immediately act on foster care recommendations

    Supervisors won't immediately act on foster care recommendations
    The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors has decided to delay action on the interim recommendations of the Blue Ribbon Commission on Child Protection until a final report is issued in April. Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas signaled that he would...
  • L.A. County delays child protection changes

    L.A. County delays child protection changes
    The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors has decided to delay action on the interim recommendations of the Blue Ribbon Commission on Child Protection until a final report is issued in April. Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas signaled that he would...
  • O.C. Undersheriff John Scott to be Baca's interim replacement

    O.C. Undersheriff John Scott to be Baca's interim replacement
    The newly named interim sheriff of Los Angeles County, current Orange County Undersheriff John L. Scott, said Tuesday that he would continue the momentum of reform in the beleaguered department. Flanked by four of the five county supervisors, Scott...