Zev Yaroslavsky

Zev Yaroslavsky, first elected to the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors in 1994, represents 2 million constituents in a district that stretches across the region from the Pacific Ocean to the San Fernando Valley to Hollywood. He’s been widely praised for his efforts on behalf of the environment, the arts, public health and Los Angeles’ homeless population. Prior to his election as a one of five county supervisors, he served on the Los Angeles City Council.

Updated April 2013 

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From museum gardener, seeds of change

Editor’s note: This article was written by a member of Los Angeles County Supervisor Zev Yaroslavsky’s staff and was published on his website on April 4, 2013. We republished this article with the Supervisor’s permission.

For some, spring is a chance to plant a few tomatoes. For Florence Nishida, it’s an opportunity to re-landscape the face of Greater L.A.

This month, for example, the 75-year-old master gardener will be checking in on some of the 20 or so South Los Angeles yards she helped turn into vegetable gardens. She’ll be sizing up a front ...

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