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L.A. County Board of Supervisors

Taxing Marijuana to Fight Homelessness

Hilda L. Solis | Posted 07.22.2016 | Los Angeles
Hilda L. Solis

As the richest society on earth, we cannot tolerate almost 50,000 men, women, and children living on our streets. We can do better than this, and we must.

50 Years After Watts: The More Things Change, The More They Remain The Same

Mark Ridley-Thomas | Posted 08.11.2016 | Black Voices
Mark Ridley-Thomas

Despite all the social and economic progress since the events in Watts, and after the civil unrest that followed the Rodney King beating trial verdicts, it seems the more things change, the more they remain the same.

New MLK Hospital: Delivering On a Promise

Mark Ridley-Thomas | Posted 07.17.2016 | Los Angeles
Mark Ridley-Thomas

The new Martin Luther King Jr. Community Hospital officially opened its doors to the public. It is a milestone moment and one that must be celebrated. It comes on the heels of the historic Supreme Court decision that enshrines the Affordable Care Act as the law of the land.

The Promise of Potential

Rabbi Aaron Alexander | Posted 06.23.2016 | Religion
Rabbi Aaron Alexander

We are all the floundering Israelites in the desert, and we are all, each of us, a Moses who who will not tolerate a system that is indifferent to basic need of any person to transcend her past, elevate her present, and imagine her dignified future.

Addressing Wage Stagnation and Income Inequality in LA County

Mark Ridley-Thomas | Posted 05.19.2016 | Los Angeles
Mark Ridley-Thomas

With the Los Angeles City Council's recent approval to raise the minimum wage to $15 an hour by 2020, it is my hope that we on the Board of Supervisors will move swiftly to address income inequality and wage stagnation in Los Angeles County.

Improving Child Welfare: Why Community-Based Prevention Must be Part of the Reform Equation

Jacquelyn McCroskey | Posted 04.05.2015 | Los Angeles
Jacquelyn McCroskey

While it's the job of CPS to determine when maltreatment occurs and to respond accordingly, it's everyone's job to prevent child abuse and maltreatment before it happens. It's an enormous task, but one well worth doing for the future of L.A.'s children.

Laura Zucker: The Force Behind the 54th Annual Los Angeles County Holiday Celebration

Robert Gagnier | Posted 02.18.2014 | Los Angeles
Robert Gagnier

It seems like every time we turn around there is a new group or new idea -- there is some sort of cross collaboration that we have never been exposed to.

LA County Tries To Put More Eyes, Ears On Sheriff's Department

Los Angeles Daily News | Christina Villacorte | Posted 11.18.2013 | Los Angeles

Saying the troubled Los Angeles Sheriff's Department should be placed under greater scrutiny, the county Board of Supervisors stepped up its search fo...

PHOTOS: Save These Donut Huts!

Posted 03.08.2012 | Los Angeles

Architecture in Los Angeles has always helped to define and display this city's cultural heritage. Whether it be a modern museum or a Craftsman bungal...

Weekend Weather: Fun In The Sun And Surf!

Posted 02.09.2012 | Los Angeles

If you like to surf, get ready because this weekend is just for you. From Oxnard and Malibu, all the way to Long Beach, surf will reach up to eight...

Hundreds Protest LA County Jail Expansion

The Huffington Post | Kathleen Miles | Posted 01.26.2012 | Los Angeles

"No new jails! No new jails!" These were the rallying cries of about two hundred protestors Tuesday as the LA Board of Supervisors met to consider exp...