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MLK Community Hospital receives good report card

LOS ANGELES — The county Board of Supervisors took a victory lap last week, celebrating the success of Martin Luther King Jr. Community Hospital, which has been fully operational for more than a year. “Anybody here objecting to good news?” Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas asked before adding, “We have collectively made good on our commitment.” That Read More…

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$10 million legal aid fund proposed for immigrants

LOS ANGELES — The county Board of Supervisors voted Dec. 20 to contribute $1 million, growing to $2 million next year, to a legal aid fund for immigrants facing deportation proceedings. County officials and Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti announced the creation of the $10 million L.A. Justice Fund Dec. 19, calling it a direct Read More…

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Supervisors send quarter-cent homeless tax to voters

LOS ANGELES — A newly reconstituted county Board of Supervisors unanimously approved a plan Dec. 6 to put a quarter-cent sales tax hike to fund the fight against homelessness before voters in a special countywide election in March. Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas teamed up with Supervisor Janice Hahn to recommend the tax, a measure Ridley-Thomas had Read More…