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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 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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May 4, 2008 | John L. Mitchell, Times Staff Writer
At a Mardi Gras-style opening of his campaign headquarters, City Councilman Bernard C. Parks received a candid assessment of his entrance into the race for the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors. "I saw Barack Obama dance on the television, and that boy can dance," joked Los Angeles City Councilman Herb J. Wesson Jr., a Parks supporter. "I just saw Bernie Parks dance and, Bernie, you got a little work to do."
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May 3, 2008 | Jean-Paul Renaud, Times Staff Writer
Using a political tool that sidesteps campaign financing limits, Los Angeles labor unions have raised an unprecedented $2.5 million to elect state Sen. Mark Ridley-Thomas to the county Board of Supervisors. Before voters head to the polls in June, union officials say they will add an additional $1.5 million to the "independent expenditure committee" pot.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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December 22, 2007 | Jack Leonard, Times Staff Writer
As he vies for a seat on the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors, state Sen. Mark Ridley-Thomas has tapped labor unions and companies with business before the Legislature to donate thousands of dollars to a nonprofit he founded that works to register voters and empower residents in his South Los Angeles district. Over the last year, Ridley-Thomas raised $200,000 from such companies as Verizon, Zenith Insurance Co. and Chevron Corp.
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