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Next Fifth District Supervisor Will Face Highest Reported Rates of Child Abuse, Death in L.A. County

Next week, Los Angeles County will elect a new supervisor to oversee an area that has the highest rates of reported child abuse and neglect and the highest infant mortality rate in the county.


Darrell Park Mounts Challenge to Longtime Board of Supes Insider

Growing up in Reston, Va., Darrell Park had an up-close view of foster care. The candidate for a seat on Los Angeles County’s five-member Board of Supervisors recalls that his parents fostered 19 children from the time he was born until he left for college.

New Homes in Southern California Will Keep Siblings in Foster Care Together


L.A. County Insider Kathryn Barger Says Child Welfare Experience Makes Her Best Bet in Board of Supes Race

Long before she launched a bid to succeed her boss on Los Angeles County’s powerful Board of Supervisors, Kathryn Barger cut her teeth working on children’s issues in the county. After a stint interning in current Supervisor Michael Antonovich’s Pasadena field office more than 25 years ago, Barger spent 13 years as his health and welfare deputy, where she learned the ropes of county politics by working on children’s services, mental health, health services and welfare.


Park Offers Contrast to Barger in Battle for L.A. Board of Supervisors Seat

Altadena entrepreneur Darrell Park has won a place in November’s runoff election to replace Michael Antonovich on the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors, finishing second to frontrunner Kathryn Barger. On Tuesday the Board of Supervisors declared the results of the June 7 primary election official.

New Homes in Southern California Will Keep Siblings in Foster Care Together


Child Welfare in Focus for Kathryn Barger, Frontrunner for L.A. County Board of Supes

Yesterday, Kathryn Barger handily outpaced seven contenders in the race to replace Michael Antonovich on the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors. With 100 percent of precincts reporting Wednesday morning, Barger garnered nearly 30 percent of the vote in Los Angeles County’s fifth district, nearly twice that of her closest competitor.


L.A. County Board of Supes Contenders Pitch Solutions to Children’s Issues

Five candidates for a seat on the Los Angeles Board of Supervisors spoke on Tuesday about how a mix of professional and personal experiences have shaped how they approach the serious issues that affect the futures of children in L.A.


    Fifth District Forum on Children’s Issues

    Hosted by Fostering Media Connections and sponsored by Southern California Grantmakers, the leading candidates competing for the Fifth District seat of the Los Angeles County Board Supervisors will participate in a forum on children’s issues on May 10 at 7 pm at Pasadena City College.