Sen. Ridley-Thomas plans to run for LA County Board of Supervisors seat

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGame Center: Chargers at Kansas City Chiefs, Sunday, 10 a.m.Finishing up his fifth year in the Legislature, Ridley-Thomas previously served 12 years on the Los Angeles City Council, representing the 8th Council District. Parks, the former police chief who replaced Ridley-Thomas as the 8th District councilman, referred calls seeking comment to John Shallman, his political adviser. Shallman called Ridley-Thomas a “career politician,” while saying Parks had spent most of his career in law enforcement “on the front lines, making the city safer,” The Times reported. Kerman Maddox, a political consultant who has worked for Parks in the past but is not representing either candidate this time, told The Times: “It’s going to be one heck of a race. “You have two leading African-American politicians. It’s going to divide neighborhoods. It’s going to divide communities. It’s going to divide church congregations. it’s going to be hard-fought, and it’s going to be personal.” 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Sen. Mark Ridley-Thomas, D-Los Angeles, plans to run for the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors seat being vacated by Yvonne Brathwaite Burke, and will face City Councilman Bernard Parks, it was reported today. “I have a very strong work ethic and great familiarity with the needs of the residents of the 2nd District, where I was born and raised,” Ridley- Thomas told the Los Angeles Times. Ridley-Thomas, 52, of Leimert Park, filed papers of intention to run that allow him to begin raising funds, The Times reported. The county’s 2nd District seat is occupied by Yvonne B. Burke, who is not seeking reelection in the June 8 election. last_img read more

Spurs ace ‘like Iniesta and Xavi’ but Pochettino says he must learn to focus

first_img“The characteristics are perfect to play football. When we talk about midfielders – because you like to use Spanish midfielders like Xavi and (Andres) Iniesta – he’s like this type of player, this capacity but please he needs to take in a very positive way my words.“Football is his focus, not business that is around football. Maybe [if he learns this] he will arrive to play in a very good level and be one of the best midfielders in England.“It is not my advice it is only how I describe the reality. If he wants to take it, take it. If people don’t want to take it’s not [that] we can help. But of course his potential is to be a very, very good player for England and Tottenham, first for Tottenham and then if England believe that he can help them for England too.”“If you ask all the players today, it is impossible to play without pain in some point of your body. silverware Green reveals how he confronted Sarri after Chelsea’s 6-0 defeat at Man City SORRY Most read in Premier League 2 “You use your body for work. You push your body from a very young age. It is not a healthy sport and you always try to push your body and touch and cross the limits sometimes.“For him, it was new. He had a serious operation last summer and of course that is something that will always be there.“The psychology is that you have suffered and are not free. You need to learn to live with this situation and he is now much better and stronger in his mentality.“I am sure he will make a step up. It is only time to get to his best for the team.” revealed predicted Did Mahrez just accidentally reveal Fernandinho is leaving Man City this summer? Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT Winks miss much of the second half of last season through injury Winks has made three substitute appearances this term as he works his way back to full fitness REVEALED How Everton could look in January under Ancelotti with new signings 2 latest gameday cracker tense England’s most successful clubs of the past decade, according to trophies won The average first-team salaries at every Premier League club in 2019 The midfielder, who signed a new contract earlier this year, had made a promising start in the Spurs first-team and was rewarded with an England call-up and debut cap in 2017.He was seen as a potential difference-maker for the Three Lions due to his very individual skill set, with Winks‘ earning comparisons with foreign midfielders rather than his English contemporaries.Having returned from injury he has made three substitute appearances this season and is now closing in on a start ahead of Tottenham’s game with Liverpool at Wembley on Saturday.“Harry has all the profile of the perfect midfielder,” Pochettino said. “But I don’t want to talk too much and praise him because if so his head [grows big].“His perception will be, ‘Wow’ and the reality is, ‘You still need to improve’. whoops changes Guardiola-inspired tactics: Is this how Arsenal will line up under Arteta? Tottenham midfielder Harry Winks is like Barcelona legends Andres Iniesta and Xavi but he needs to learn to focus on football, according to manager Mauricio Pochettino.Winks, 22, is still working his way back from a serious ankle injury that required surgery over the summer and curtailed his blossoming career. Sky Sports presenter apologises for remarks made during Neville’s racism discussion Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? Liverpool news live: Klopp reveals when Minamino will play and issues injury update last_img read more