Groundbreaking Scrubbed for Museum Project Bearing Ridley-Thomas’s Name-US News | The Epoch Times

LOS ANGELES—The Natural History Museums (NHM) of Los Angeles County Oct. 27 postponed a planned groundbreaking event for a community hub known as NHM Commons, the entryway of which was expected to be named after now-indicted former county Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas. The ceremonial event had been set for Wednesday afternoon. The county Board of Supervisors last year voted to name the project’s entrance plaza after Ridley-Thomas, an honor bestowed during his final meeting on the board. Ridley-Thomas now serves on the Los Angeles City Council, although he has been suspended due to his recent indictment on federal bribery and conspiracy charges. Sally Marquez, NHM communications manager, said in an email that the groundbreaking event in Exposition Park “was envisioned as a celebratory moment” to celebrate not only the start of construction but “the many generous public and private financial contributors to the project.” “Given the recent news regarding the federal indictment …

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