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Sit ‘n Sleep and Tempur-Pedic® Donate Over 250 Mattresses to Four Southern California Fire Departments
October 8, 2015
Iconic mattress retailer Sit ‘n Sleep announced today that it teamed with Tempur-Pedic®, the most highly recommended bed in America, to honor Southern California’s firefighters during National Fire Prevention Week, October 4-10. Sit ‘n Sleep and Tempur-Pedic® are donating over 250 mattresses to four fire stations in Southern California. Mattresses are often the last thing that gets replaced at Fire Stations, because of the high cost and budget restrictions. However, a good night’s sleep is essential for these brave firefighters so they can continue to do their job safely. ... read more »
Bass, McDermott Introduce Healthcare Maintenance Legislation for Former Foster Youth
October 8, 2015
As they continue to address the needs of the hundreds of thousands of young people who are currently a part of the foster care system and the tens of thousands who leave the system each year, ... read more »
Plane crashes in residential area in Compton
October 8, 2015
At approximately 2:40 p.m. on Wed., Oct. 7 a single-engine airplane took off from Compton/Woodley Airport with one passenger. The plane was in the air for a few minutes before it experienced engine failure. ... read more »
Watch out for the WAVE of old school music at Taste of Soul
October 8, 2015
The Taste of Soul (TOS) Family Festival is a day full of unlimited food choices, celebrity sightings and endless sounds of music. 94.7 The Wave has brought in the funk at TOS for seven years and this year they will bring it back one more time. ... read more »
Smart and Final Holds Grand Opening in Compton
October 8, 2015
  The air was filled with excitement during the ribbon cutting ceremony on Oct. 1 at the new Smart and Final Extra store located at 280 S. ... read more »
2016 Tournament of Roses Royal Court Selected
October 8, 2015
The seven members of the 2016 Tournament of Roses Royal Court were announced this week at Tournament House. Selected from a group of 39 finalists, the Royal Court will attend nearly 100 community and media functions, ... read more »
Holding the Line and Keeping the Faith: Marking Us’ Half-Century of Struggle and Achievement
October 7, 2015
From September 24-27 activists-intellectuals, social and racial justice activists, educators, ministers, teachers, professors, social workers and other professionals, students and everyday people from across the country gathered to mark the 50th Anniversary of the Organization Us and the African American Cultural Center, and of the introduction of the organization’s philosophy, Kawaida, and the Nguzo Saba (The Seven Principles) at the Nguzo Saba 2015 Conference and Awards Luncheon held here in Los Angeles. ... read more »
Black Women for Wellness Holds 14th Annual Reproductive Justice Conference
October 7, 2015
Black Women for Wellness held its 14th Annual Wellness Reproductive Justice Conference on Thursday, Oct. 1 at the California Endowment in Los Angeles. Sponsored by the AIDS Healthcare Foundation and Cedars-Sinai, the day-long conference featured a dozen panels and workshops that focused on how media, self-esteem, access to healthcare, the criminal justice system, educational institutions and policies all combine to influence and impact the reproductive health status of Black women and girls. ... read more »
CSUN Student Appointed to Executive Board of the National Society of Black Engineers
October 7, 2015
California State University, Northridge student Noral Walker wants engineering to be a household name within the African-American community. ... read more »
Star-Studded L.A. Focus’ 18th First Ladies High Tea was a ‘Grand Affair’
October 7, 2015
The 18th L.A. Focus’ First Ladies High Tea held recently at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills was a grand affair. Over 1,000 attendees were blessed to witness a star-studded event as the women wore their Sunday Best Hats to top it all off. ... read more »
New Web-Based Public Assistance Eligibility System to Serve over 3.5 Million
October 7, 2015
DPSS to Launch Pilot of New LEADER Replacement System (LRS) The Los Angeles County Department of Public Social Services (DPSS) recently announced the pilot launch of a new case management and benefits eligibility system known as the LEADER Replacement System (LRS). ... read more »
Presidential Debate on Vaccine’s Could Challenge New CA Law
October 3, 2015
Oakland community leading the discussion on implementation Earlier this year, Californians engaged in heated debate over the state’s “School Vaccine Bill” as it made its way through the state legislature. ... read more »
Disaster Preparation Expo Lures Baseball Fans
October 3, 2015
Beset by frequent wildfires and facing the inevitability of a future major earthquake, Californians need to prepare if they are to become masters of disaster. That message and tips and tools required to help keep communities safe were provided at a September 20 “Preparathon” in Los Angeles, ... read more »
Metro Board Approves Program to Explore Rail Crossing Safety Enhancements
October 2, 2015
The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) Board of Directors recently approved the contract for the L.A. County Grade Crossing and Corridor Safety Program, authorizing engineering studies to identify potential safety improvements at approximately 153 pedestrian and vehicular at-grade crossings along 160 miles of Metro-owned right-of-way in Los Angeles County. ... read more »
Roundtable Discussion Held on Foster Care Reform
October 1, 2015
The National Foster Youth Institute and the Right Way Foundation co-sponsored a roundtable discussion in Leimert Park on Sept. 21 regarding improving policies in foster care. ... read more »
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