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Supervisor Janice Hahn Releases Statement in Support of UTLA Teachers
January 11, 2019
Los Angeles County Supervisor Janice Hahn released the following statement regarding negotiations between LAUSD and UTLA to avoid a teacher strike. ... read more »
NeighborhoodLIFT Program to Offer $25,000 Grants to Boost Homeownership for Angelenos
At a news conference, Wells Fargo, NeighborWorks® America and its network member, Neighborhood Housing Services of Los Angeles County will announce the expansion of a multi-million dollar collaboration to boost homeownership. The NeighborhoodLIFT® program will offer $25,000 down payment assistance grants and homebuyer education for eligible Los Angeles County homebuyers. The free NeighborhoodLIFT homebuyer event takes place Feb. 1-2 at Los Angeles Convention Center, and interested homebuyers can register to attend beginning January 14 at www.wellsfargo.com/lift.  ... read more / view event »
L.A. Area Chamber Applauds Gov. Gavin Newsom On Commitment to Renewing the California Dream
January 11, 2019
The Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce applauds newly elected Gov. Gavin Newsom on his commitment to cultivating a business climate in which businesses can grow and prosper, as well as his fiscally responsible proposed State budget. Gov. Newsom entered office with an estimated $14.8 billion budget surplus and his proposed budget is said to be one of the largest in recent State history. ... read more »
Two Years of Free Community College Funded in Governor’s Budget
January 11, 2019
Assembly Bill 2, jointly authored by Assemblymembers Miguel Santiago, David Chiu, Kevin McCarty, Rob Bonta, Sharon Quirk-Silva, Laura Friedman, Lorena Gonzalez, and Sabrina Cervantes was introduced to strengthen the California College Promise policy. This budget proposal takes an important step towards guaranteeing a completely free community college experience for California students.   ... read more »
Secretary of State Padilla Applauds Governor Newsom’s Proposed Expansion of Census Funding
January 11, 2019
Governor Gavin Newsom released his first state budget proposal today at a press conference at the Secretary of State’s office. Secretary of State Alex Padilla issued the following statement in response. ... read more »
Assemblymember Mike A. Gipson’s statement on Governor Newsom’s proposed budget for 2019-2020
January 10, 2019
Assemblymember Mike A. Gipson, Democratic Caucus Chair, released the following statement regarding Governor Gavin Newsom’s budget proposal: ... read more »
Whitney Herrington is New Executive Vice President and COO of The Leadership Conference & The Education Fund 
January 10, 2019
The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights and The Leadership Conference Education Fund named operations visionary Whitney Herrington as executive vice president and chief operating officer.  ... read more »
Flying High: Rexy Rolle Changing the Game in the Airline Industry 
January 10, 2019
Although she acknowledges setting “big goals,” Sherrexcia “Rexy” Rolle said the magic really happens in the small steps it takes to reach those ambitions.  ... read more »
Harris’ First Action of 116th Congress: Re-introducing Tax Cut for Middle Class 
January 10, 2019
Today, U.S. Senator Kamala D. Harris re-introduced the LIFT (Livable Incomes for Families Today) the Middle Class Act, legislation that provides middle class and working families with a tax credit of up to $6,000 a year—or up to $500 a month—to address the rising cost of living. ... read more »
County of Los Angeles Department of Consumer and Business Affairs Hosts Recovery Forum for Small Business Owners Impacted by Woolsey, Hill Fires
As part of an interagency collaboration, the County of Los Angeles Department of Consumer and Business Affairs will host a Small Business Listening Session on Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2019 in the City of Calabasas to solicit input from impacted business owners regarding their post-fire needs and concerns. The business community is also encouraged to attend to explore economic development opportunities. ... read more / view event »
SCAQMD Awards More Than $47 Million in Incentive Funds to Implement and Demonstrate Cleaner Technologies and Fuels to Reduce Air Pollution
January 4, 2019
The South Coast Air Quality Management District today awarded $47.4 million to 26 businesses, organizations, universities, government agencies and utility companies in the South Coast Basin and Coachella Valley to help them purchase and upgrade their equipment with cleaner and energy efficient technologies.  Much of the funding will be directed at environmental justice communities that are close to industrial areas and are some of the hardest hit by air pollution.  The projects are located in all four counties in SCAQMD’s jurisdiction.    ... read more »
Suits & Solidarity Members Celebrate Holidays
January 3, 2019
Suits in Solidarity members recently celebrated their end of year meeting with a holiday reception with City Council President Herb Wesson, Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas and Kerman Maddox, Co- Founder Suits in Solidarity.  ... read more »
ELI LILLY ANNOUNCES INSULIN AFFORDABILITY PLAN TARGETING BLACK COMMUNITY
January 3, 2019
This is a great opportunity for African Americans, who are disproportionately affected by diabetes. ... read more »
Home Prices Up, but Sales Dip in L.A., Orange Counties
January 3, 2019
According to CoreLogic, the median price of a Los Angeles County home was $600,000 last month, up from $567,000 in November 2017. ... read more »
How Credit Scores Impact Mortgages
January 3, 2019
Mortgage lenders need to assess the risk to themselves before lending money to borrowers. ... read more »
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