Don's Blog

1,430 Individuals to be Buried at L.A. County Mass Grave

Supervisor Don Knabe issued the following statement in advance of tomorrow’s mass burial at the Los Angeles County Cemetery: “This holiday season many of us are reminded of how fortunate we are to be surrounded by our loved ones.  Sadly, not everyone shares this blessing.  On... [Read More]

The Cerritos Air Crash: 30 Years Later

It’s hard to believe, but this Wednesday marks the 30th anniversary of the Cerritos Air Crash. On a cloudless Sunday afternoon in 1986, a small airplane collided with a Aero Mexico DC-9 in the skies above Cerritos. Death and destruction rained down on our city, devastating a... [Read More]

Kheir Center to Celebrate 30 Years of Providing Multilingual Healthcare to L.A. County Residents

This September, Kheir Center – based in the heart of Koreatown – will celebrate its 30th anniversary of delivering care to residents across Los Angeles County. What started as a one-room social service office in 1986, providing basic healthcare to non-English speaking Koreans, has since... [Read More]

Shakespeare by the Sea Tours L.A. County with Free Summer Shows

Grab your beach chair, blanket, a basketful of snacks, and a few friends and family members. There’s still time to immerse your senses in the world of Shakespeare this summer. Now in its 19th season of touring, Shakespeare by the Sea, will hit 20-plus venues... [Read More]

Sales Tax for Transit Projects Fails to Benefit the Entire Region

Last Thursday, the Metro Board voted 11-2 to place a sales tax measure to pay for transit projects on the November ballot. I voted against it for a number of reasons. While I absolutely support improving transportation across Los Angeles County, the sequencing of major... [Read More]

Centro C.H.A. Delivering Programs to Keep Long Beach Safe and Thriving

As the summer months approach, kids with too much time on their hands often find ways to get into trouble. “Teens will experiment with drugs, sex and gangs, while younger kids wear on their parents’ nerves in close quarters,” said Jessica Quintana, executive director of... [Read More]

Everything you need to know about ET-94’s trek through L.A. County

We are getting you ready for the arrival of ET-94, the 15-story tall space shuttle external tank that will navigate its way through the streets of Los Angeles County later this week. From its arrival in Marina del Rey early Wednesday morning to the start of its... [Read More]

Long Beach arts program for the disabled celebrates 35 years

Love before learning. That simple philosophy fuels the multiple programs and services offered by Long Beach’s Arts & Services for Disabled, Inc. (ASD), a nonprofit dedicated to providing life-long learning, community service and vocational opportunities through the creative arts for people with disabilities of all... [Read More]

Pepperdine School of Public Policy Commencement Address

Thank you President Benton, Dean Peterson, professors, parents and friends – my family. Most importantly, congratulations graduates! Thank you for inviting me to speak to you on this important day.  I am honored, actually shocked, to be here today. While I appreciate the kind and... [Read More]

Long Beach’s Pools of Hope delivers smiles and relief

Pat Dixon can vividly recall her first introduction to Long Beach’s California Aquatic Therapy and Wellness Center. The organization was hosting an event to showcase their various programs, and Dixon anticipated she would simply observe different individuals sharing their swim skills. But when she arrived,... [Read More]