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December 10, 2008 | Molly Hennessy-Fiske and Richard Winton, Hennessy-Fiske and Winton are Times staff writers.
The request was straightforward, even flattering. Send a few hundred Los Angeles County sheriff's deputies across the country next month to assist Washington, D.C., police at the presidential inauguration. It's the price tag of $1.6 million -- with as much as $1 million coming from the county -- that has given some top officials indigestion. "We're not in a position to police other cities, as worthy as this is," Supervisor Zev Yaroslavsky said Tuesday. "This is not an emergency.
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December 6, 2008 | Garrett Therolf, Therolf is a Times staff writer.
For six months, Los Angeles County supervisors have courted the University of California as their last, best hope to reopen Martin Luther King Jr.-Harbor Hospital. Then Mark Ridley-Thomas was sworn in this week as the newest board member. He immediately signaled that, as far as the troubled hospital in his district is concerned, he wants to be considered the first among equals. Ridley-Thomas' arrival changes the dynamic on one of the board's longest-running and most vexing problems.
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December 2, 2008 | Molly Hennessy-Fiske, Hennessy-Fiske is a Times staff writer.
Mark Ridley-Thomas vowed to reopen Martin Luther King Jr.-Harbor Hospital as he was sworn in Monday as Los Angeles County's newest supervisor. Ridley-Thomas, a former state senator, plans to appear outside the Willowbrook facility this morning to announce details of how the county can reach a January 2010 goal to restore hospital services.
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September 29, 2008 | John L. Mitchell, Times Staff Writer
In the final stretch before the Nov. 4 election, state Sen. Mark Ridley-Thomas and Los Angeles City Councilman Bernard C. Parks face a formidable challenge in their battle for a seat on the L.A. County Board of Supervisors: how to convince voters -- expected to turn out in record numbers -- to focus on the 2nd District amid the excitement of a historic presidential campaign. Parks and Ridley-Thomas have already waged the most expensive campaign fight in county history.
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August 13, 2008 | Steve Hymon, Times Staff Writer
Reversing course from only a week ago, the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors voted 3 to 2 on Tuesday to put a sales tax increase for mass transit and road projects on the Nov. 4 ballot. However, the board also voted 3 to 2 to officially oppose the measure. Confused? Hey, it's local politics. First, the ballot issue. Last month, the Metropolitan Transportation Authority board voted to put a half-cent sales tax increase on the general election ballot.
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August 8, 2008 | Steve Hymon and Garrett Therolf, Times Staff Writers
To avoid spending $10.5 million in taxpayer money just to make a political point, Los Angeles County Supervisor Don Knabe announced Thursday that he would change his vote from "no" to "yes" and permit a half-cent sales tax increase for roads and mass transit to be placed on the November ballot with other general election issues. Knabe, however, made it clear that he would continue to fight the tax proposal.
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June 2, 2008 | Jean-Paul Renaud, Times Staff Writer
Candidates for a rare open seat on the county Board of Supervisors visited black churches large and small Sunday, hoping to grab last-minute support before Tuesday's vote in one of the most vigorously contested election campaigns in decades. State Sen. Mark Ridley-Thomas (D-Los Angeles) and Councilman Bernard C.
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May 31, 2008 | Jean-Paul Renaud, Times Staff Writer
With days to go before Tuesday's election, the hot contest for the 2nd District seat on the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors is sending volleys of attack brochures to voters' mailboxes. Both main contenders in the nine-candidate field are experienced leaders. State Sen. Mark Ridley-Thomas (D-Los Angeles) served on the L.A. City Council before being elected to the Legislature, and Councilman Bernard C. Parks was previously chief of the Los Angeles Police Department.
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May 11, 2008 | John L. Mitchell, Times Staff Writer
During a day of stop-and-go campaigning for the 2nd District seat on the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors, state Sen. Mark Ridley-Thomas paused for a little criticism from his campaign manager: You need to do more to toot your own horn. "You have to close the deal," said Vincent Harris after Ridley-Thomas' debate last weekend with his chief rival for the seat, L.A. City Councilman Bernard C. Parks.
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May 4, 2008 | Evelyn Larrubia, Times Staff Writer
City Councilman Bernard C. Parks and state Sen. Mark Ridley-Thomas criticized each other's record on issues including police misconduct, development and Martin Luther King Jr.-Harbor Medical Center on Saturday, during one in a series of debates in their race to win a seat on the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors. While answering a question about gangs, Ridley-Thomas intimated that Parks did not fully address the Rampart police corruption scandal while serving as Los Angeles police chief.
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