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Mark Ridley-Thomas pushes planned $8-million Culver City arts center
Mark Ridley-Thomas pushes planned $8-million Culver City arts center

With Gloria Molina and Zev Yaroslavsky, the members of the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors who’ve been most active in pushing for government funding for cultural venues, about to step down due to term limits, board holdover Mark Ridley-Thomas is getting into the arts-venue creation game. Ridley-Thomas is the prime mover behind an $8-million plan to convert a county-owned former courthouse in Culver City into a cultural center that he envisions including a possible outpost of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art and a media-arts education hub supported by Sony Pictures Entertainment. Ridley-Thomas’ bid to headline the creation of a cultural facility is on a more modest...

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