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County votes to build new library in Florence-Firestone

LOS ANGELES — The county Board of Supervisors has approved $4.7 million in funding for a new library in the Florence-Firestone community of South Los Angeles while some residents complained the project wasn’t moving fast enough. Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas asked his colleagues to commit to pay for a replacement for the Florence Library that once Read More…

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Second phase of renovations approved at Magic Johnson Park

WILLOWBROOK — The county Board of Supervisors voted last week to move forward with the next phase of the Magic Johnson Park revitalization project that will bring much needed improvements to the 126-acre park. “Our next phase of improvements will focus on outdoor amenities that create inviting gathering space for a host of activities … Read More…

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County to establish Probation Oversight Commission

LOS ANGELES — Following up on a promise made nearly two years ago, the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors voted Oct. 1 to establish a Probation Oversight Commission with subpoena power through the Office of Inspector General. Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas first championed the probation watchdog to replace the longstanding Probation Commission. “Reforming the Probation Read More…