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April 25, 2008 | Jean-Paul Renaud and Rich Connell, Times Staff Writers
Two veteran public officials -- Bernard C. Parks and Mark Ridley-Thomas -- accused each other of catering to powerful special interests in their contest to capture a rare open seat on the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors, during a charged debate Thursday night. The exchange, which was sponsored by the Los Angeles League of Conservation Voters, underscored differences that could alter the dynamics of county government for years to come.
April 9, 2008 | Jean-Paul Renaud
Implementation of a new county law that would extend the time that catering and taco trucks can park in one spot but increase the penalty if that rule is violated was postponed Tuesday after supervisors heard from those it would most affect. Supervisor Gloria Molina, who is proposing the ordinance, said the issue would return to the county Board of Supervisors on April 15, after she has had a chance to explain the measure to vendors. The rule would allow trucks to park in one spot for up to an hour instead of the current 30 minutes but would increase the penalty for violating the law from an infraction to a misdemeanor punishable by jail time.
March 11, 2008 | John L. Mitchell, Times Staff Writer
When it came time to make his endorsement in the hot race to succeed Los Angeles County Supervisor Yvonne B. Burke, Sheriff Lee Baca didn't pick just one candidate to fill the 2nd District seat. He picked two. His selection of both state Sen. Mark Ridley-Thomas (D-Los Angeles) and Los Angeles City Councilman Bernard C. Parks -- widely considered the two leading contenders -- was not a matter of hedging his bet in the June 3 race, a Baca spokesman said.
February 10, 2008 | Deborah Schoch, Times Staff Writer
Nearly 400 people jammed a West Adams church hall Saturday to watch a rare event in local politics: a debate featuring three candidates for an unusual vacancy on the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors. Healthcare, education and jobs took center stage as candidates for the 2nd District seat promised to fill the gap left by the closing of King-Harbor Medical Center, reduce school dropout rates and bolster job creation and training. Los Angeles City Councilman Bernard C. Parks, a former L.A.
February 7, 2008 | Jack Leonard
County supervisors unanimously voted Wednesday to require new development in Marina del Rey to include affordable-housing units for very low income tenants. The decision will add an additional 192 affordable housing apartments in the marina over the next few years as developers complete new projects for the county-owned waterfront property. The county leases the land to developers and receives a portion of the rental income. Affordable-housing advocates lobbied the board in recent weeks to support the proposal, which replaces a draft proposal from last year that did not include assistance for very low income tenants.
December 19, 2007 | Jack Leonard, Times Staff Writer
Leaders of Los Angeles County's organized labor announced Tuesday that they will throw their political heft behind state Sen. Mark Ridley-Thomas in the race for county supervisor, publicly kick-starting what promises to be the most intensely contested county board election in 16 years. The endorsement by the powerful Los Angeles County Federation of Labor provides the liberal Ridley-Thomas a valuable boost in his campaign against the more conservative Los Angeles City Councilman Bernard C.
December 4, 2007 | Duke Helfand, Times Staff Writer
Leaders of Los Angeles' labor movement declared Monday that they would make the race for a successor to county Supervisor Yvonne B. Burke their top political priority next year. The outcome, they said, could affect the welfare of hundreds of thousands of workers. The Feb. 5 election to replace Burke, who is expected to step down after 16 years on the Board of Supervisors, will initiate a frenzied year for labor.
November 19, 2007 | Susannah Rosenblatt, Times Staff Writer
Los Angeles County supervisors are poised to approve a program that will identify the 50 most vulnerable homeless people on downtown's skid row and move them within 100 days into apartments with readily accessible support services.
September 27, 2007 | From City News Service
Los Angeles County supervisors have approved the Los Angeles Philharmonic Assn.'s proposal to increase ticket prices for the 2008 Hollywood Bowl season. The Philharmonic said additional money is needed to cover various operating costs and payments to the musicians. For most events, ticket prices will be $1 to $3 higher than this year, varying with seat location and day of the week. In some instances, fees may jump as much as $8.
September 19, 2007 | Jack Leonard, Times Staff Writer
Los Angeles County supervisors expanded public access to information about their legal settlements Tuesday, unanimously voting to create public documents about most of the sensitive and high-profile lawsuits they resolve behind closed doors.
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