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LA County and District Attorney Jackie Lacey Jointly Sue Trucking Company for Illegally Hauling Hazardous Waste from Exide

2019-05-08T13:45:54-07:00May 2nd, 2019|Community, Environment and Environmental Justice, Health, In the news, Press Release, women children and families|

A trucking company alleged to have unlawfully transported more than 128,000 pounds of lead-contaminated plastic battery chips from the now-shuttered Exide battery recycling plant in Vernon to a facility in Bakersfield, Calif., that was not permitted to accept such hazardous waste will contribute $1.82 million to a Los Angeles County environmental fund established to help [...]

LA County Rallies for Census 2020 Call to Action Day to Ensure that Everyone Counts

2019-04-01T13:42:12-07:00April 1st, 2019|Community, Immigration, In the news, Press Release|

More than 100 individuals from community organizations, unions, and government agencies joined Los Angeles County Supervisors Hilda L. Solis and Mark Ridley-Thomas and Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti on Monday at a ‘Census Call to Action’ rally at Grand Park in downtown Los Angeles. The rally highlighted their shared commitment to ensuring that hard-to-reach populations [...]

Supervisor Hilda L. Solis’ statement on her ‘no’ vote on the Men’s Central Jail replacement project

2019-02-12T15:31:14-07:00February 12th, 2019|Affordable Housing and Homelessness, Health, In the news, Press Release, Public Safety and Diversion|

Los Angeles County Supervisor Hilda L. Solis has released the following statement after she voted ‘no’ on the design-build construction contract for the Consolidated Correctional Treatment Facility (CCTF) as a replacement for Men’s Central Jail, which the Board of Supervisors approved in a 3-2 vote: “A jail is a jail is a jail. It is [...]

Continuing Justice Reform Push, LA County to Develop Alternatives to Money Bail

2019-02-05T14:23:01-07:00February 5th, 2019|In the news, Press Release, Public Safety and Diversion, Uncategorized|

Across the country, money bail offers low-income defendants an impossible choice: sit in jail while your case slowly moves through the court system, pay a nonrefundable fee to a for-profit bail bonds company, or plead guilty and possess a criminal record that can impact your employment, housing, and more. In another step forward in eliminating [...]

Los Angeles County Takes Steps to Protect Immigrants from Notario Fraud

2019-01-25T22:52:49-07:00January 22nd, 2019|Immigration, In the news, Press Release|

At 3.5 million, Los Angeles County has more immigrants than any other county in the nation. Profiting off the County’s foreign-born communities through a scam called ‘notario fraud,’ individuals posing as licensed attorneys are cashing in on immigrants who want to establish U.S. residency or other legal immigration status. In response, today the Board of [...]

Supervisor Solis Mobilizes County Resources To Help Students and Families During Teacher’s Strike

2019-01-15T21:29:48-07:00January 15th, 2019|Arts, Community, Health, In the news, Parks and Open Space, Press Release, women children and families|

Yesterday, teachers throughout the Los Angeles Unified School District went on strike to advocate for smaller class sizes, schoolroom supplies, permanent nursing staff, and more in order to create better learning environments for schoolchildren. With nearly 700,000 students, LAUSD is one of the largest school districts in the world. To mitigate the impact of the [...]

LA County Opposes Trump Ban on Some Asylum Seekers

2018-12-18T22:58:50-07:00December 18th, 2018|Community, Immigration, In the news, Press Release|

Last month, the Trump Administration took action to prohibit asylum eligibility for certain individuals, without consideration of the dangers they face in their home country. These individuals would be denied asylum eligibility solely because they did not enter the United States at a designated port of entry. In response, Los Angeles County will file a [...]

LA County to Combat Food Insecurity for Foster Youth

2018-12-04T21:20:46-07:00December 4th, 2018|Health, In the news, Press Release, women children and families|

LOS ANGELES, CA – Former foster youth, also known as transition age youth, who are between the ages of 18-24, are among the most vulnerable populations in the County. Through no fault of their own, these youth are often faced with a multitude of difficulties, including hunger and insufficient healthy food. In response, today the [...]

Hilda L. Solis sworn-in for second term as LA County Supervisor

2018-12-10T19:44:09-07:00December 3rd, 2018|Community, In the news, Press Release|

LOS ANGELES, CA – Hilda L. Solis, a lifelong resident of the San Gabriel Valley, was sworn-in for her second term as Supervisor for the First District of Los Angeles County today. She was re-elected to a second four-year term in June 2018.   “When I was sworn-in four years ago, I said that the road ahead [...]

Supervisor Hilda L. Solis’ statement on her appointment as one of Governor-elect Gavin Newsom’s ‘All in California’ Ambassadors

2018-11-16T20:01:01-07:00November 16th, 2018|Uncategorized|

LA County Supervisor Hilda L. Solis released the following statement following the announcement of her appointment as one of Governor-elect Gavin Newsom's 'All in California' Ambassadors: “I am happy to join Governor-elect Newsom’s team of 'All in California' Ambassadors. While much of California is seeing economic growth and opportunity created under Governor Brown’s leadership, there [...]