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Bass Introduces Housing, Healthcare Legislation for Foster Youth
July 29, 2015
As part of her work to ensure that foster youth are successful as they move into adulthood and to combat some of the startling statistics about former foster youth, Congresswoman Karen Bass (D-CA) joined the Congressional Caucus on Foster Youth co-chairs Reps. Tom Marino (R-PA), Jim McDermott (D-WA), Jim Langevin (D-RI), Diane Black (R-TN) and Trent Franks (R-AZ) to introduce H.R. 3160, the "Foster Youth Independence Act of 2015." This legislation will enable foster youth to continue to receive much-needed resources as they transition into adulthood and independence. ... read more »
Paul Quinn College Extends Scholarships to 55 California Students
July 23, 2015
The end of summer is near and students are preparing to ship off to college. 55 students from sunny California will soon prepare to become a part of the freshman class at Paul Quinn College, a private HBCU in Dallas, Texas, on August 2. ... read more »
Inglewood Mayor James T. Butts Jr., Leading the city into a Better Tomorrow
July 23, 2015
Inglewood mayor James T. Butts Jr., discusses city project updates and the State of the city Adrdress ... read more »
Board of Equalization Will Accept Cash Payments from Medical Cannabis Business Operators
July 22, 2015
Medical cannabis business owners may pay their tax liability to the California State Board of Equalization (BOE) in cash, simply by securing a seller’s permit from the Board of Equalization (BOE) and submitting a written request. ... read more »
National Commission on Hunger Faces Uphill Challenge
July 22, 2015
Feeding the nation’s increased numbers of hungry citizens has become an uphill challenge for local and national organizations alike. ... read more »
Unemployment Drops in Los Angeles
July 22, 2015
The seasonally adjusted unemployment rate in Los Angeles County dropped to 7.4 percent in June, down from 7.6 percent the previous month, the state Employment Development Department reported. ... read more »
St. Francis, St. Vincent among Six Hospitals Sold
July 22, 2015
The Daughters of Charity Health System announced it plans to sell its six hospitals, including two in Southern California, to an investment firm. ... read more »
Councilman Curren D Price, Jr. Present 20th Annual Central Avenue Jazz Festival
July 22, 2015
The two-day family friendly event is expected to draw thousands of music-loving Angelenos to historic Central Avenue as the festival celebrates 20 years of music and entertainment. ... read more »
City Commission Signs Off on Uber, Lyft/ LAX Agreement
July 22, 2015
A Los Angeles city commission signed off recently on an agreement that would allow ride-hailing companies such as Lyft and Uber to legally pick-up passengers from Los Angeles International Airport. ... read more »
L.A. River Restoration Project Gets $1.3 Billion
July 22, 2015
A $1.3 billion plan to restore a portion of the Los Angeles River cleared a key hurdle last Thursday, that will allow federal engineers to request funding from Congress, Mayor Eric Garcetti announced. ... read more »
Compton Unified School District: Back-to-School Vaccinations – What Parents Need to Know
July 22, 2015
Here is some useful information that parents with children in Compton Unified School District should know about back-to-school-vaccinations. ... read more »
Like Father, Like Son
July 22, 2015
Lakers Head Coach Byron Scott is proud to share his dream with his son, Lakers Assistant Coach Thomas Scott  ... read more »
Metrolink Installs Safety Feature In Light of 2008 Tragedy
July 22, 2015
A safety feature that automatically slows or halts a commuter train before it collides with another is in place on all 341 miles of Metrolink tracks, Sen. Barbara Boxer and train agency officials announced last week. Positive Train Control, or PTC, uses GPS to avert train collisions. The technology also may be used to keep trains from going at unsafe speeds or from moving onto the wrong tracks. The system was installed in response to a 2008 collision between a Metrolink train and a Union Pacific freight train, resulting in 25 deaths and 135 people injured. ... read more »
Mayor Aja Brown: Restoring Hope and Making Compton Thrive
July 16, 2015
Hundreds of Compton political, community and business leaders piled into the newly opened Dollarhide Senior Center Friday night to hear Mayor Aja Brown deliver the first State of The City Message in over 20 years ... read more »
Two South L.A. Churches Catch Fire
July 16, 2015
Two churches, one in South Los Angeles and a second nearby in the unincorporated Florence-Graham area of Los Angeles County, caught fire early morning on July 9, and authorities said the first blaze was arson. ... read more »
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