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LOS ANGELES – More than 200 state and local leaders attended today’s California Budget Priorities Forum | 2015 – Los Angeles | Culver City hosted at L.A.’s Dorsey High School Math, Science and Technology Magnet by Assemblymember Sebastian Ridley-Thomas.
Senate and Assembly budget subcommittee chairs and high-ranking members of state government joined with council members, school board members and community leaders from Los Angeles and Culver City in discussions on state spending priorities for the 2015-2016 fiscal year during the event’s six issue oriented breakout sessions.
LOS ANGELES – Assemblymember Ridley-Thomas today praised United States Senator Barbara Boxer for her three decades of political leadership in our nation’s Capitol as a member of the House of Representatives and U.S. Senate. Sen. Boxer today announced she plans to retire from the U.S. Senate in 2016.
Assemblymember Ridley-Thomas said, “Senator Boxer has left an indelible mark on many aspects of California life through her advocacy for a clean environment and the responsible stewardship of our natural resources to her support for working families and their need for good paying jobs, affordable access to healthcare and quality education for their children. She made Washington, D.C. policy-making fit the real world needs and realities of California residents from the Bay Area to the South Bay.
LOS ANGELES – Assemblymember Ridley-Thomas today issued the following statement on the release of Governor Jerry Brown’s proposed state budget for fiscal year 2015-2016:
“Governor Brown’s proposed state budget is a prudent spending plan that puts more than a decade of crippling state debt behind us. It anticipates continued growth in our state’s economy and an expanding private sector workforce in California; both of which could provide stability for state revenues. But at a time when many Californians are still searching for employment and hoping to land jobs, our state’s budget must reflect the importance of workforce development.
(Los Angeles) – Assemblymember Sebastian Ridley-Thomas (D-Los Angeles) wants you to participate in a special community forum on our state’s budget priorities. The California Budget Priorities Forum will be on Saturday, January 24th at 9:00am at Dorsey High School’s Math, Science, and Technology Magnet. The forum is open to the public. Here’s more about the forum in this Public Service Announcement.
LOS ANGELES – Assemblymember Ridley-Thomas today announced plans to host the California Budget Priorities Forum | 2015 – Los Angeles | Culver City, a community public policy gathering on state budget priorities for the 54th Assembly District that will focus on the impact of proposed state spending on the cities of Los Angeles and Culver City in Fiscal Year 2015-2016 beginning July 1.
Assemblymember Ridley-Thomas’ California Budget Priorities Forum | 2015 – Los Angeles | Culver City will be held on Saturday, January 24, 2015 from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at Susan Miller Dorsey High School Math/Science/Technology Magnet on 3537 Farmdale Avenue in Los Angeles.
LOS ANGELES - Assemblymember Ridley-Thomas today bestowed high praise on Maria Elena Durazo, executive secretary-treasurer of the Los Angeles County Federation of Labor, who has announced she will step down from her post to assume a national position with UNITE-HERE.
Assemblymember Ridley-Thomas said, "Maria Elena Durazo is a hero to working families in L.A. County.
LOS ANGELES - Assembly Health Committee member Sebastian Ridley-Thomas hosts a public health forum to provide his constituents with facts on communicable diseases, including the latest on the deadly Ebola virus. The forum seeks to highlight measures residents can take to halt the spread of contagious diseases such as the flu, measles and whooping cough, many of which can be prevented through the use of vaccines.
SACRAMENTO – Wednesday, August 20, 2014 - Members of the California Legislative Black Caucus (CLBC) praised California Highway Patrol Commissioner Joseph Farrow in a statement released today for his actions to revoke the peace officer status of the CHP officer who beat an African American female pedestrian during a July 1, 2014 encounter on the Interstate 10 Freeway in West Los Angeles:
CLBC Chair and state Senator Holly J. Mitchell said “CHP Commissioner Joseph Farrow has taken the appropriate action. We believe he should be praised for his efforts to ensure there is law enforcement accountability throughout our state by moving to revoke the peace officer status of the California Highway patrol officer caught on video beating Ms. Marlene Pinnock on the shoulder of a Los Angeles freeway.”
LOS ANGELES – Assemblymember Sebastian Ridley-Thomas today expressed his sorrow upon learning of the weekend passing of Brenda Marsh Mitchell.
Assemblymember Ridley-Thomas said, “Brenda Marsh-Mitchell was a force for good and goodness in our community through her steadfast leadership and compassionate work with Mothers in Action, The Brotherhood Crusade, Los Angeles Sentinel and The Bakewell Companies.”
“Know Your Digits! Be in Control” to raise awareness of the importance of hypertension screening and management among African Americans and Latinos
Los Angeles (August 1, 2014) – Initiated by Community Health Councils (CHC), the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors and Los Angeles City Council have designated August “Know Your Digits” Month. “Know Your Digits! Be in Control” month is an effort to raise awareness on the importance of managing and preventing hypertension.
Commonly known as high blood pressure, hypertension is a serious condition that often has no symptoms. If left untreated, it can lead to heart disease, stroke and kidney disease. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), in 2010 high blood pressure was projected to cost the United States $93.5 billion in healthcare services, medications and missed days of work.
Helping L.A. County residents control their blood pressure is CHC’s primary concern. During “Know Your Digits” Month, CHC will partner with a variety of organizations, clinics and businesses to promote “Know Your Digits! Be in Control.” These partners will host more than 70 interactive and educational activities throughout the month to provide free resources and blood pressure screenings. Major partners include American Heart Association, Everest College, Northgate González Market, Los Angeles Public Library, County of Los Angeles Public Library and Los Angeles County Department of Public Health.
“Today one in three of Los Angeles County residents don’t know they have high blood pressure, and therefore aren’t able to control it,” said CHC’s Executive Director Lark Galloway-Gilliam. “The presence of high blood pressure is especially high among African Americans and Latinos and often more severe. This month’s campaign will focus on the importance of regular screening and provide resources so that residents can manage their hypertension.”For more information about “Know Your Digits! Be In Control,” please visit KnowYourDigits.org.