We share in Councilmember Buscaino’s condolences to the Watts community and to Verbum Dei High School on the loss of one of its most positive figures, Fr. Michael Mandala who had been serving as the school’s president for the past four years. Fr. Mike had been instrumental in continuing Verbum’s success story of 100% college acceptance of its graduates. Fr. Mike had been dedicated to student learning and had worked tirelessly to see each young man reach his full potential. He will always be missed.
Also of note the week of September 10, 2018 was the addition of a new pedestrian mid-crossing point on Central Ave south of 103rd St.