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Forcing a reckoning

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Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas will call on the Board of Supervisors to declare racism and its effects to be a public health concern and to prioritize its methodical elimination from County policies, practices, operations and programs. The legacy of slavery, segregation […]

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Reflections on a Moment of Change

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By Jon Regardie Mark Ridley-Thomas was 11 years old when the Watts Rebellion broke out in August 1965. More than a half-century later, images from the uprising that which lasted six days and resulted in 34 deaths, remain indelibly etched […]

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The time is now

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In the middle of a global pandemic of unprecedented scale and disproportionate impact on the health and well-being of African Americans, the nation reckons with another. Last week, we all watched in sheer horror as George Floyd took his last […]

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How to recover

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As more businesses, services and public amenities reopen, I am now expanding my focus to encompass not only the urgent work of managing the COVID-19 pandemic, but to strategizing how to recover during its aftermath. Sheltering in place has been […]

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COVID-19 Update

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Helping Homeless Seniors We are working to secure 15,000 hotel and motel rooms to serve our seniors experiencing homelessness. If you know someone who is experiencing homelessness, senior or not, please have them call 800-548-6047 or visit www.la-hop.org. Small Business […]

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COVID-19: Data Matters

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Los Angeles County is one of the most diverse counties in the country, and the past few weeks have demonstrated that COVID-19 does not discriminate — neither along ethnic nor socioeconomic lines. Although no one is immune, national reports have […]

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We can get through this together

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In just a few short weeks, the COVID-19 pandemic has changed the way we live, work, and socialize (from the safety of our homes). Many of us are fortunate to be able to work remotely, and now we hold important […]

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We must pull together now

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New cases of coronavirus (COVID-19) continue to emerge across Los Angeles City and County, and it is imperative that we pull together now to contain its spread. We can and will get through this, but now is the time for […]

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Thank you!

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I want to thank each and every one of you — all the volunteers and supporters who knocked doors, walked precincts, phone banked, as well as those of you who contributed financially. Your hard work and belief in my candidacy […]

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