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Mark Ridley-Thomas: experience and community involvement are key

Mark Ridley-Thomas: experience and community involvement are key

| September 30, 2020 | 0 Comments

Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas is no stranger to local politics. Since 1991 he has held successive public offices as the City Councilman for Council District 8, state Assemblyman for the 48th District, state senator for the 26th district and he is currently is terming out as a member of the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors […]

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Former Council President running for Supervisor—call him ‘Herb’

Former Council President running for Supervisor—call him ‘Herb’

| September 30, 2020 | 0 Comments

Former City Council President Herb Wesson couldn’t agree more with his opponent, he says. What distinguishes them is style. And, he adds, experience. “I’m an action, in-the-community, frontline kind of a person. And I think that’s what this community wants, needs and deserves… Somebody that is not afraid to roll up his sleeves and get […]

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‘Tweener’ Sen. Mitchell is poised to do more — as Supervisor

‘Tweener’ Sen. Mitchell is poised to do more — as Supervisor

| September 30, 2020 | 0 Comments

State Sen. Holly Mitchell has worked to support the poor and underprivileged from before she was elected, when she ran what was then the largest children and family advocacy program in the state. “When you look at my body of work as a legislator, when you look at my experience running Crystal Stairs, it really […]

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Grace Yoo seeks fairness, transparency, respect for the bottom line

Grace Yoo seeks fairness, transparency, respect for the bottom line

| September 30, 2020 | 0 Comments

Attorney and community leader Grace Yoo, a first generation American, has spent the better part of 20 years advocating for the needs of under-represented groups and individuals in our community. Although her private law practice focuses on estate planning, her legal career also includes representing abused and neglected children while at the Los Angeles County […]

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Art exhibits, dance event inspired by a drive-in at Tarfest 2020

Art exhibits, dance event inspired by a drive-in at Tarfest 2020

| September 2, 2020 | 0 Comments

Pandemic or no pandemic, the Tarfest 2020 multi-arts festival will go on. This 18th annual event is an ambitious undertaking with two group art exhibits and a live dance event inspired by a beloved area drive-in theater. The Gilmore Drive-In, which opened in 1948 and closed in 1979 — now the site of The Grove […]

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Fr. Boyle’s human approach to gang members has paid off

Fr. Boyle’s human approach to gang members has paid off

| September 2, 2020 | 0 Comments

Before he became the face of the inspirational gang-intervention program Homeboy Industries, Fr. Greg Boyle was a local. He grew up in a family of eight children on Norton Avenue in Windsor Square. He recalls that, before his 92-year-old mother died a few years ago, she was surrounded by her children. She was ready to […]

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