Mark Ridley-Thomas to become first Black to chair supervisors
Takes oath Friday
Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas will take the oath of office for a second supervisorial term at 10 a.m. on Friday, Nov. 30, while simultaneously making history as the first African American chairman of the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors.
The swearing-in ceremony will include highlights of the supervisor’s first term such as the completion of the new Martin Luther King, Jr. Center for Public Health, more than $5.7 billion of existing or planned investments in new libraries, community centers, parks, community gardens, medical and transportation infrastructure, as well as jobs creation, thanks to his advocacy of local worker hiring policies for major county transportation and construction projects.
The event also will note upcoming developments of significance such as the construction of the new Crenshaw-to-LAX light rail line, the Martin Luther King Jr. Community Hospital and other Second District projects in the pipeline. Renata Simril, senior vice president of external affairs for the Los Angeles Dodgers, will be the mistress of ceremonies, and Robert Ross, president and CEO of the California Endowment, will officiate. About 500 people are expected to attend. Also, the Inner City Youth Orchestra, the trio Sweet Harmony, and the Latin band sensation, Hot Peppers, will perform.
The ceremony will be held on the front lawn of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Multi-Service Ambulatory Care Center at 12021 S. Wilmington Ave., Los Angeles.
Parking is available in the lot west of the Center for Public Health between Holmes Avenue and Bandera Street and 118th Street and 120th Street.
County Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas has requested the creation of a task force made up of law enforcement, public health, mental health officials and the countywide Criminal Justice Coordinating Committee to develop a comprehensive plan for curbing firearm-related violence in Los Angeles.
In response to a report by the Citizens’ Commission on Jail Violence issued a week ago, the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors Tuesday approved a motion by Mark Ridley-Thomas directing county c counsel and the chief executive officer (CEO) to assess the viability of establishing an office of inspector general for the sheriff’s department.
Additionally, the board voted to have the county legal department look into the legal ramifications of all the recommendations made by the commission.
INGLEWOOD, Calif. — Los Angeles County probation officers asked for help today in finding a parolee who threatened to kill school children.
Frank Edward Edmonds, 40, who authorities consider “extremely violent and an imminent public threat,” may be in Compton, South Los Angeles or Inglewood, his last known address.
Two “Saturday Night Live” sets, an Instagram snapshot and 66 projector images later, we now have a better picture of what’s to come on Kanye West’s anticipated new album.
As promised, the rapper — not to be confused with a celebrity — didn’t take part in any of the skits for “SNL’s” season finale/swan song for cast member Bill Hader. But he didn’t need to — over the course of two songs, West still left a lasting impression.
CENTURY CITY, Calif. — Jason Collins, the first active player in a major male team sport to announce he is gay, Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson and U.S. women’s soccer national team goalkeeper Hope Solo were honored Sunday at the 28th annual Sports Spectacular at the Century Plaza.
Collins, who completed the NBA season with the Washington Wizards, received the Inspirational Athlete of the Year Award, presented to the athlete who has persevered, defied the odds and inspired us all, organizers said.