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LA City Council President Nury Martinez giving ‘serious thought’ to a run for mayor

Los Angeles Council President Nury Martinez is giving “serious thought” to running for mayor in 2022, her political consultant said this week. Roy Behr, the council president’s consultant, said that Martinez “has received some encouragement, and given her commitment to helping the city recover, she’s given that (a run for mayor in 2022) serious thought.” The question of whether Martinez is considering seeking the mayor’s seat is being asked as rumors percolate around Mayor Eric Garcetti stepping...
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LA City Council creates new youth council, hearkening back to Tom Bradley’s era

The Los Angeles City Council on Tuesday, May 4, unanimously voted to create a youth council similar to one created by former Mayor Tom Bradley, which two of the council members served on. Los Angeles Mayor Tom Bradley in 1982. Associated Press The motion, introduced by Councilwoman Monica Rodriguez and Councilmen Mark Ridley-Thomas and Paul Koretz, instructed the Department of Neighborhood Empowerment to create the “Olivia Mitchell Youth Council” made up of two youth representatives from eac...
Tags: News, Education, Government, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Community, City Council, Los Angeles City Council, Mitchell, Bradley, Rodriguez, Tom Bradley, LA City Council, Mark Ridley Thomas, Tom LaBonge


LA remembers Eli Broad, businessman, philanthropist, dead at 87

LOS ANGELES — Tributes were pouring in Saturday for businessman, philanthropist and art collector Eli Broad, who died Friday at the age of 87. Broad, who left an indelible imprint on Los Angeles’ cultural scene, died at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center following a long illness, according to Suzi Emmerling, spokeswoman for the Eli and Edythe Broad Foundation. “As a businessman Eli saw around corners, as a philanthropist he saw the problems in the world and tried to fix them, as a citizen he saw the po...
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LA to fight anti-Asian American/Pacific Islander hate with public messaging campaign

LOS ANGELES — The Los Angeles City Council voted Wednesday to create a public messaging campaign to combat anti-Asian American/Pacific Islander hate speech. Council members Nithya Raman, John Lee and Mark Ridley-Thomas authored the motion that directs the Civil + Human Rights and Equity Department to initiate the public messaging campaign in collaboration with AAPI artists. The motion passed on a 14-0 vote, with one member absent. “The rise in anti-AAPI violence has occurred consistent with a co...
Tags: Politics, News, La, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Hate Crime, Local News, Council, Los Angeles City Council, Los Angeles Police Department, LA City Council, Pacific Islander, Mark Ridley Thomas, Kulkarni, LAFD


LA County leaders: Chauvin verdict brings hope, but work continues

Accountability. A path to healing. For one man and his family: Justice. For the country: But one step in a larger journey toward racial justice, too long deferred. Those were the reactions from Los Angeles County’s elected officials on Tuesday, April 20, in the wake of a Hennepin County jury finding former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin guilty of all three counts he faced — including murder — for killing George Floyd last year. Floyd, a Black man, died May 25 when Chauvin kneeled on hi...
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Let’s not just reimagine, let’s reinvest in an equitable Los Angeles

As members of the Los Angeles City Council, we will soon get to work finalizing the city’s annual budget,  a process we embark on every year to ensure countless  municipal services happen, including making sure our parks open,  trash is collected, and first responders are in place. The events that have occurred over the course of this pandemic have made one thing clear: while this exercise may have seemed routine before, we must use this opportunity wisely if we are truly committed to upending s...
Tags: Opinion, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Biden, Los Angeles City Council, Mark Ridley Thomas, Marqueece Harris Dawson, City of Los Angeles, Guest Commentary, Office of Racial Equity, American Rescue Plan, Economic Development and Jobs Committee, LA Whole, Homeless and Poverty Committee Curren Price, 8th District of the City of Los Angeles


LA County rise in deputy-involved shootings, inmate deaths, spurs added calls for sheriff transparency

Los Angeles County’s top watchdog on Tuesday, March 9, voiced concern to leaders over rising numbers of inmate deaths and deputy-involved shootings, saying they are troubling trends for the Sheriff’s Department, which has pushed back on demands for transparency. “Even if you leave out COVID, this year had more (in-custody) deaths than previously,” said Inspector General Max Huntsman, whose office is tasked with oversight of the department and other county offices. “And out on the street, the num...
Tags: News, Sport, Soccer, Police Shooting, OIG, Los Angeles County, Norwalk, Lancaster, Board of Supervisors, LA County, HUNTSMAN, Sheriff s Department, UCLA Medical Center, Sylmar, VILLANUEVA, Mark Ridley Thomas


LA City Council expected to finalize ‘Hero Pay’ emergency ordinance today

The Los Angeles City Council is expected on Wednesday, March 3, to finalize an emergency ordinance to require large grocery and pharmacy retailers to offer employees an additional $5 per hour in hazard pay amid the COVID-19 pandemic. The “hero pay” measure passed overwhelmingly on its first reading, on a vote of 14-1, and if approved on a second reading and backed by Mayor Eric Garcetti, the ordinance would lead to a temporary boost to grocery worker pay for 120 days at certain stores that fit c...
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Election Day nears for L.A. County’s state Senate District 30 seat

When former state Sen. Holly Mitchell won a seat on the Board of Supervisors last November, it opened the political gates in a district that Mitchell had dominated since 2013. For a diverse L.A. landscape that spans from Inglewood to Century City, it was a chance for a new leader to take the helm, bringing fresh energy fueled by notions of how to respond to issues such as COVID-19, homelessness and affordable housing. Three months later, seven candidates are officially on the ballot vying for Mi...
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Election Day nears for LA County’s state Senate District 30 seat

When former state Sen. Holly Mitchell won a seat on the Board of Supervisors last November, it opened the political gates in a district that Mitchell had dominated since 2013. For a diverse L.A. landscape that spans from Inglewood to Century City, it was a chance for a new leader to take the helm, bringing fresh energy fueled by notions of how to respond to issues such as COVID-19, homelessness and affordable housing. Three months later, seven candidates are officially on the ballot vying for Mi...
Tags: Apple, California, Senate, Sacramento, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Gop, Usc, Mitchell, Gavin Newsom, Duncan, Lee, Inglewood, Legislature, Assembly


LA City Council sends new ‘reimagine safety’ plan back to Garcetti; original plan was vetoed

Two months ago, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti vetoed an $88 million spending plan approved by the Los Angeles City Council aimed at re-directing funding initially proposed for the police department budget into other uses in the community. The mayor said that it fell short and needed to be tweaked. Now, six Los Angeles City Council members say they plan to vote to override that decision next Tuesday. Community activists last December had raised concerns that the spending plan fell short of the ...
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L.A. County sheriff searches offices of LA Metro, oversight board member in criminal probe

Los Angeles County sheriff’s detectives this week searched the headquarters of L.A. Metro and the offices of a nonprofit run by a civilian oversight commissioner critical of the department’s leadership, sheriff’s officials announced Friday. Detectives served warrants for unspecified records at both locations on Thursday, Feb. 18, but a spokesperson declined to provide details about the nature of the probe. “The search warrant was signed by a judge, and partially sealed, in connection to an ongoi...
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As small businesses decline, only the wealthiest benefit

As the son, grandson, and great-grandson of California small business owners, I am deeply familiar with how hand-to-mouth most family businesses operate. A bad month, couple of months, or fiscal quarter could mean the difference between solvency or insolvency — not just for the businesses, but for their families too. Which is why it is a shame that small business people have disproportionately taken the biggest hit during the pandemic. And for the record, when I say “small business people,” I do...
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Romney’s Family Security Act creates distortions, grows government

Sen. Mitt Romney, R-Utah, recently introduced a universal child allowance in an effort to reform federal welfare programs. That goal is worthy, but his means would be counterproductive. For all intents and purposes, he’s proposing a kid-centric version of entrepreneur and aspiring politician Andrew Yang’s “universal basic income.” According to Romney’s summary of his own plan, “The Family Security Act would provide a monthly cash benefit for families, amounting to $350 a month for each young chi...
Tags: Opinion, Washington, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Romney, American Enterprise Institute, EITC, John Stossel, TANF, Tom McClintock, Mark Ridley Thomas, Temporary Assistance for Needy Families, AEI, Dependent Care Tax Credit, Mercatus Center


Constitutional rights endure, even during a pandemic

No one could dispute that it’s a challenge to keep people safe during a pandemic, although many people dispute the specifics of how the state government has attempted to do that. From the beginning, Gov. Gavin Newsom’s frequently shifting metrics and categories have frustrated those who find their particular occupation, business or preferred activities to be just outside the governor’s definition of “essential.” The state has been on especially weak ground in its longtime ban on indoor worship s...
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Lockdowns are killing us: Tom McClintock

We are now nearly a year into the most self-destructive social experiment in the recorded history of human civilization. On this day a year ago, we enjoyed the greatest economic expansion in our lifetimes.  The poverty rate was the lowest in 60 years.  The unemployment rate was the lowest in 50 years.  Wage growth was the strongest in 40 years.  The wage gap was narrowing, with blue collar wages growing the fastest.  Unemployment rates for minority groups and women was the lowest ever recorded. ...
Tags: California, Opinion, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Sport, Soccer, United States, Un, Biden, National Bureau of Economic Research, Stanford University, John Stossel, Tom McClintock, Mark Ridley Thomas, Guest Commentary, University of Denmark


Los Angeles must establish a right to housing: Mark Ridley-Thomas

Look around and ask anyone — your friend, your family member, your neighbor, or even the owner of the local coffee shop where you grab your morning coffee and they’ll likely say the same thing: homelessness in our city has become more than a problem, it’s now the defining moral crisis of our time. They’re not wrong and your eyes aren’t deceiving you. Whether you are in South LA, the San Fernando Valley, or Skid Row, walking down the street forces all of us to not just ask the question of how thi...
Tags: Opinion, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Biden, Gavin Newsom, Carter, United States District Court, LA County, John Stossel, Mark Ridley Thomas, Los Angeles Council, Guest Commentary, David O Carter, Council of Regional Homeless Advisors, South LA the San Fernando Valley


LA County, city officials urge Olympia Medical Center operator to remain open during pandemic

Los Angeles County and city officials joined nurses from Olympia Medical Center on Wednesday, Feb. 3, to urge the hospital’s owner and operator to keep it open amid the coronavirus pandemic. Alecto Healthcare, the owner of the 204-bed facility in Mid-Wilshire, recently sold the property to UCLA Health after announcing it will close the facility in March, drawing criticism from city officials and staff. Alecto did not return requests for comment on Wednesday. The closure of the hospital will “exa...
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County supervisor, Pomona mayor join LA Metro board

LOS ANGELES — The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority’s Board of Directors will have two new members when it meets Thursday for the first time in 2021. LA County Supervisor Holly J. Mitchell and Pomona Mayor Tim Sandoval will take their seats on the 14-member board that oversees the transit agency. Mitchell replaces former Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas, who was elected to the LA City Council in November. Sandoval replaces Duarte Councilman John Fasana, who retired at the end...
Tags: Transportation, Politics, News, La, California News, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Eric Garcetti, Mitchell, Metro, Pomona, Sandoval, LA City Council, Hilda Solis, Mark Ridley Thomas


LA County formally outlines ways supervisors could remove sheriff

Los Angeles County’s supervisors heard a report Tuesday, Jan. 26, on four possible legal strategies for removing Sheriff Alex Villaneuva from his elected post. But it was not clear, however, if the board would pursue any of them. The report was requested last year amid tension with the county’s top law officer over what leaders called an “alarming” lack of transparency in his department. No action was taken on the report, but it foreshadowed a potential showdown — either at the ballot box or in ...
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Two council members joining the LA City Council focus their efforts on homelessness

A newcomer, Nithya Raman, and a veteran politician, Mark Ridley-Thomas, were part of a slate of seven Los Angeles City Council members sworn into a fresh term Tuesday, Dec. 15, and both trained their attention on homelessness by issuing several motions aimed at tackling the issue. Raman, who previously ran a nonprofit, attended her first Los Angeles City Council meeting on Tuesday, after beating incumbent David Ryu in a runoff race in November to represent the 4th Council District. Ridley-Thomas...
Tags: Politics, News, Los Angeles, Sport, Fbi, Soccer, Homeless, Council, Los Angeles City Council, City Hall, San Pedro, Los Angeles County, Assembly, Board of Supervisors, South Los Angeles, Raman


David Ryu, Herb Wesson bid farewell to LA City Council

By ERIC HEINZ, City News Service Councilmen David Ryu and Herb Wesson bid farewell to the Los Angeles City Council, as Ryu was defeated in the November general election and Wesson was termed out. Wesson thanked everyone in Los Angeles on Wednesday, Dec. 9, including those who criticized or said hurtful things to him. He even thanked the children who used to beat him up in his native city of Cleveland because he said those experiences made him “tough.” “Even though this is a bittersweet moment be...
Tags: News, Government, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Community, City Council, Cleveland, Eric Garcetti, Los Angeles City Council, Black History Month, City Hall, Don, Wesson, Raman, Hollywood Hills


L.A. County Supervisor Hilda Solis takes the gavel for new, all-woman board

The nation’s largest county is now governed by a team of women. Supervisor Hilda Solis received the gavel as chair of the L.A. County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday, Dec. 8, as Supervisor Holly Mitchell served in her first meeting after winning election to the board. Mitchell succeeds Mark Ridley-Thomas, who now serves as L.A. City Councilman, and Solis takes over as chair from Supervisor Kathryn Barger in a normal rotation. With Mitchell taking her seat, following a swearing in ceremony at her...
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Holly Mitchell sworn in to all-female LA County Board of Supervisors, representing District 2

Holly Mitchell was sworn-in to the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors on Sunday, Dec. 6, giving the five-member board all female members for the first time. “I look forward to bringing my commitment to equity and justice to this historic, all-women led Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors and continuing to fight for all residents to have the resources they need to thrive,” Mitchell said after defeating Los Angeles City Councilman Herb Wesson, 60.6%-39.4%, in the Nov. 3 election. Mitch...
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LA County takes first steps toward new youth justice department

By ELIZABETH MARCELLINO, City News Service The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors has voted to take the first steps in transitioning to a rehabilitative, ‘care-first’ model of juvenile justice, a plan expected to ultimately move funding and responsibility out of the probation department and into a new Department of Youth Development by 2025. The move was based on a set of recommendations laid out in a report titled Youth Justice Reimagined, produced by the county’s Youth Justice Work Group....
Tags: Health, Crime, News, Education, California, Government, Research, Sport, Soccer, Community, Los Angeles County, LA County, Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors, City News Service, Mark Ridley Thomas, Sheila Kuehl


LA County supervisors bid farewell to Mark Ridley-Thomas

The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors marked the end of an era on Tuesday, Nov. 24, as Mark Ridley-Thomas attended his last meeting before moving to his new seat on the Los Angeles City Council. The board voted to name an entrance plaza at the new Commons Project at the Natural History Museum, which sits in the 2nd District Ridley-Thomas represents, in his name. Supervisor Kathryn Barger told Ridley-Thomas the naming marked “the immeasurable contributions that you’ve made to arts and cultu...
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California Senate Sweepstakes: Who Gets Kamala Harris’ Job?

SACRAMENTO (AP/CBS13) – Election Day is over but California already is consumed with its next high-profile political contest – the competition to fill Kamala Harris’ soon-to-be-vacant U.S. Senate seat. In this race only one vote matters, because there is only one vote. The selection falls to Democratic Gov. Gavin Newsom, who is being pressured by rival interest groups, fellow Democrats and even friends intent on swaying his decision. Harris will be sworn in as President-elect Joe Biden’s vice pr...
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L.A. County moves to create worker-driven coronavirus compliance councils

The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors voted Tuesday, Nov. 10, to create worker-run public health councils in an attempt to stem the spread of the coronavirus in work environments. “This is an all-hands-on-deck moment and I’m proud that L.A. County is launching this first-in-the-nation program,” said Supervisor Sheila Kuehl, who authored the motion. “As COVID-19 caseloads rise again, it is imperative that every employer and employee do their utmost to fully implement public health protocols...
Tags: Health, Business, News, California, Government, Sport, Soccer, Community, County, Department of Public Health, Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors, Mark Ridley Thomas, Sheila Kuehl, LA Convention Center, Barbara Ferrer, Ridley Thomas


Coroner orders inquest into fatal deputy shooting of Andres Guardado near Gardena

The coroner’s office on Tuesday, Nov. 10, appointed a former Court of Appeal justice to conduct an inquest into the June 18 death of 18-year-old Andres Guardado, who was fatally shot by a sheriff’s deputy after running away at an auto shop near Gardena. It will be the first inquest in Los Angeles County in more than 30 years and begin on Nov. 30, conducted by retired Justice Candace Cooper. The Los Angeles County coroner’s office will subpoena documents to present at the inquest and witnesses to...
Tags: News, Sport, Soccer, Court of appeal, Lapd, Santa Clarita, Los Angeles County, San Fernando, Sheriff s Department, Gardena, Andres Guardado, Guardado, VILLANUEVA, Mark Ridley Thomas, The Board of Supervisors, Ridley Thomas


LA County leaders to once again take up concept of removing Sheriff Alex Villanueva

The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday, Nov. 10, were set to consider an effort to investigate ways to remove Los Angeles County Sheriff Alex Villanueva from office. The effort was delayed on Tuesday, Oct. 27, after its main sponsor on the Board of Supervisors offered to give more time to his colleagues to weigh it. But there were early glimpses at what could be a major debate over the sheriff’s authority versus that of board to essentially impeach an elected department head. ...
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