Hahn to Host Community Meeting on Redevelopment of San Pedro Courthouse Site

San Pedro, CA — Los Angeles County Supervisor Janice Hahn will host two upcoming community meetings for local residents to discuss ideas for the redevelopment of the lot of the now-closed San Pedro courthouse. The lot is Los Angeles County property and located in the heart of Downtown San Pedro.

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Supervisor Hahn Honors Winners of the County of Los Angeles Public Library’s 37th Annual Bookmark Contest

Los Angeles, CA - On Tuesday, March 21, Los Angeles County Supervisor Janice Hahn honored four young winners of the Bookmark Contest, an annual art competition for children and teens organized by the County of Los Angeles Public Library.

Thousands of young contestants from every corner of Los Angeles County illustrated their own bookmarks and submitted them to the contest. This year’s theme: “Read for the Fun of it.” Four bookmarks from each supervisorial district were selected as winners.

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Supervisor Hahn Gives $90,000 to Clean San Pedro and Clean Wilmington

Supervisor Hahn Celebrates Safe Surrender of Two Infants

Los Angeles, CA — Today, Los Angeles County Supervisor Janice Hahn announced that two babies were surrendered yesterday at LA County hospitals. A baby boy was safely surrendered at a hospital in Tarzana and a baby girl was safely surrendered at a hospital in Northridge.

“Every baby safely surrendered is a life saved,” said Supervisor Hahn. “Thanks to these two courageous mothers, a baby boy, and a baby girl will now grow up in safe and loving homes.”

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Supervisor Hahn Celebrates Pi Day with Local Downey High School Robotics Team

Los Angeles, CA — Today, Supervisor Janice Hahn celebrated Pi Day with Downey High School’s robotics team, the Striking Vikings.

The Striking Vikings, winners of last year’s LA Regional All Star Award, spend their afternoons and weekends building and programming highly advanced robots which compete in various obstacle courses against teams from all around the world.

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Board of Supervisors Makes More Funding Available for Crisis Housing for Homeless Families

Los Angeles, CA — Today, Supervisor Janice Hahn and Supervisor Sheila Kuehl offered a commonsense motion to increase the funding available for crisis housing for homeless families in LA County.

Right now, LA County uses CalWorks funds provided by the State of California for housing services for homeless families. Until now, that funding has been divided between funding for crisis housing (short-term housing for families usually in hotel rooms), and permanent housing. While both of these forms of housing support are important, the funding for crisis housing has run out more quickly than the funding for permanent housing—primarily because of difficulty securing permanent housing due to LA County’s low vacancy rate. This has meant that while crisis housing has run out of funding, millions of dollars in “permanent housing funds” have gone untouched.

 

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Cabrillo Aquarium Receives Much Needed Support from Board of Supervisors

Los Angeles, CA — This week, the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors unanimously approved a $7,500 grant for the Cabrillo Aquarium to help fund the Young Scientists Program. The funding was made available through the Los Angeles Fish and Wildlife Commission.

The Young Scientists Program is an award-winning year-long program which teaches middle school, high school, and college-aged students the fundamentals of marine biology while training them to raise species in captivity. Later, participants design and execute their own scientific experiments which research ways to help an animal thrive in the wild. By the end of the year, participants lead tours to school groups and present the findings of their experiments at a symposium.

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At Supervisor Hahn’s Urging, Board Throws Support behind Torrance Refinery Reforms

Los Angeles, CA — Today, the Board of Supervisors passed a motion offered by Supervisor Janice Hahn to support the Torrance Refinery Safety Plan – a legislative package under consideration in the California legislature sponsored by State Assemblyman Al Muratsuchi. The Board threw its support behind four bills in the package that aim to increase safety at refineries across California and voted to send a five-signature letter to the SCAQMD supporting a proposed rule to ban the use of highly toxic modified hydrofluoric acid.

“Modified hydrofluoric acid is incredibly dangerous to the local community,” said Supervisor Hahn. “The refinery workers are skilled and careful—but accidents happen. The bottom line is that up until now, we have gotten lucky that there has not been a more serious, deadly incident.”

 

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Hahn Honors High School Girls Wrestling Champs Who Received Less Recognition than Boys

Los Angeles, CA — Today, Supervisor Janice Hahn honored local female high school wrestlers for winning the Suburban League Championships. Despite their victories, these female athletes were told they would not receive medals or a podium ceremony like the boys Suburban League Champions did. Supervisor Hahn learned about this injustice when the female athletes told their story to the Downey Patriot earlier this month and decided to present them with a special recognition from the County of Los Angeles Board of Supervisors.

 

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Supervisor Hahn Leads Effort to Expand and Enhance Shelter System in LA County Amid Homeless Crisis

Los Angeles, CA — Today, the Board of Supervisors passed a motion offered by Supervisors Janice Hahn and Hilda Solis to study options to expand and enhance Los Angeles County’s current emergency shelter system and make them 24/7 year-round facilities.

Currently, the Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority (LAHSA) operates emergency shelters through the Winter Shelter Program from December to March. Through this program, 1400 beds are available on any given night during the winter months. These winter shelters have restricted hours of operation and participants leave the facilities at 7 am and return to the shelter later in the afternoon.

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