LA Sentinel: African American and Latino Leaders Call on Eric Garcetti to Denounce Hateful Comments From ‘Adviser’ Kevin James
Via LA Sentinel News Service
Los Angeles – Leaders in the African American and Latino communities today called on Eric Garcetti to denounce hateful comments made by right-wing shock jock Kevin James targeting both groups, and to apologize to those offended by the remarks.Read more
My Op-Ed via LA Times
Two years ago, every one of the elected officials representing South Los Angeles — members of the City Council, the Legislature and Congress — joined in an unprecedented show of unity to call for the Crenshaw-to-LAX light-rail line to include a stop in Leimert Park Village.Read more
Via LA Observed
The Mayor of Los Angeles, the five County Supervisors and seven other directors of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) can soon answer a question left hanging for two years.
Will Leimert Park Village have a light rail station?
Via Marina Del Rey Patch
This year marks the sixth annual City of Angels Awards Dinner sponsored by the LAX Coastal Area Chamber of Commerce.
The event is held every year to pay tribute to people from around the city.Read more
Via LA Times
Los Angeles County supervisors agreed Tuesday to explore ways to restrict illegal vending and lawn sales, a move that could give sheriff's deputies more power to seize goods and issue fines.
Selling used clothes or fruit from front yards or carts on busy streets has been common in Los Angeles for years. But Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas and law enforcement officials say the tradition has evolved into a problem, especially in communities around Watts, where informal flea markets have developed on some blocks.Read more
Via Intersections South LA
St. John's Well Child & Family Center opened its school-based health clinic on Thursday at Washington Preparatory High School in South Los Angeles.
Free dental, physical and mental care is now within walking distance for many residents in South Los Angeles.Read more
Via LA Times
Los Angeles mayoral candidate Wendy Greuel stood on the lawn of Grand Park in downtown Sunday evening to announce her endorsement by L.A. County Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas, whose African American constituency is a coveted voting bloc in the May runoff election with City Councilman Eric Garcetti.
It was Greuel’s first appearance since a dramatic shake-up in her campaign staff late last week. She hired a new manager and four people resigned, leaving observers to wonder if the change of horses midstream indicated a lack of confidence.Read more
Via LA Times
Los Angeles County Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas on Sunday endorsed Wendy Greuel in the L.A. mayoral race.
“As I have watched the election unfold, I have become convinced that the candidate best able to lead all of Los Angeles during this troubled time is City Controller Wendy Greuel,” Ridley-Thomas said. “I have known Wendy for over 25 years. I have confidence in Wendy Greuel. She is a committed problem solver, whose knowledge of city government, experience and appeal to all segments of our city equips her to lead.”Read more
Via: The Wave Newspapers
County Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas attended a town hall meeting in South L.A. Thursday night, lending his full support behind calls for civilian oversight of the Los Angeles County jail system. Ridley-Thomas was the keynote speaker at a community forum organized by the Coalition to End Sheriff Violence in L.A. Jails, which took place at the YMCA, 1006 E. 28th St.Read more
Fifty years to the month when the first Asian American was sworn into the California State Assembly, the late Alfred Hoyun Song received another distinction: the renaming of the Wilshire/Western metro station in his honor.
The motion to rename the station, located in the heart of Koreatown, was sponsored by Metro Board Director and Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors Chairman Mark Ridley-Thomas, who said it will serve an as inspiration to not just Korean Americans and Korean immigrants, but to all who overcome enormous challenges and obstacles to serve their communities and the nation with dedication.Read more