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Residents Demand Greater Restrictions from City on Oil, Gas Drilling
October 18, 2019
Members of a Los Angeles City Council committee today asked for additional information before moving ahead with a proposal requiring more buffer space between oil- and gas-drilling sites and sensitive areas and restricting new extraction sites. ... read more »
L.A. County Board of Supervisors Cracks Down on Flavored Tobacco
October 17, 2019
The legislation will require tobacco retailers to obtain new licenses necessary under the ordinance as well as remove all tobacco products off of the sales floor. ... read more »
Taste of Soul Spotlight: Watts Healthcare
October 17, 2019
The Taste of Soul sponsor honors Breast Cancer Awareness Month at Taste of Soul and provides healthcare to the community. ... read more »
Keri Hilson Talks Taste of Soul, New Album and Mental Health
October 10, 2019
Taste of Soul’s latest addition, Hilson is a well-known name in the R&B community with hits like “Turnin Me On,” “Knock You Down” and “Pretty Girl Rock ... read more »
Dr. Carlin Barnes and Dr. Marketa Wills Educate the Community on Mental Illness
October 10, 2019
Two Harvard trained psychiatrists, Dr. Carlin Barnes and Dr. Marketa Wills, have released their first book titled “Understanding Mental Illness: A Comprehensive Guide to Mental Health Disorders for Family and Friends.” ... read more »
Childhood Obesity is a National Epidemic
October 3, 2019
Nearly 1 out of 3 children in America are considered overweight ... read more »
Continuing a Legacy: Communities for Wellness Equity (C4WE)
October 3, 2019
With over 175 South Los Angeles individuals from different backgrounds, the conference served as a catalyst to invite community to be their own advocates for change. ... read more »
Los Angeles County Bans Flavored Tobacco Products
October 2, 2019
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles County on Tuesday banned flavored tobacco products including e-cigarettes, chewing tobacco and menthol cigarettes amid concerns that the products appeal to young people. ... read more »
Phase 3 Retail Round 1 Application Submissions List
September 27, 2019
DCR is currently reviewing Phase 3 Retail Round 1 (P3RR1) applications and will provide applicants with status updates as soon as possible. Given the large volume of information and documentation that must be reviewed, DCR cannot immediately provide a timeline for when it will be able to provide a status update. DCR appreciates applicants’ patience as it undertakes a thorough and careful review of all P3RR1 applications. ... read more »
Trump’s Changes to Title X Program Would Hurt the Black Community’s Access to Family Planning
September 27, 2019
Recent efforts by the Trump administration to undermine the federal Title X family planning program could significantly impede access to essential preventive health services for low-income patients across the state of California and throughout the country. ... read more »
LA County Department of Mental Health Announces Partnership with Dodgers to Promote Mental Health Awareness
September 27, 2019
The Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health (LACDMH), the Los Angeles Dodgers and the Los Angeles Dodgers Foundation (LADF) today announced a multi-year partnership focused on bringing issues surrounding mental health out of the shadows and into the public through a multi-faceted awareness campaign. ... read more »
Gov. Sets Up Advisory Team on Aging as Golden State Population Grows Grayer
September 27, 2019
After Carl Maryland retired in 2009, he started playing for a team in the Sacramento Golden Seniors Softball Club league. ... read more »
Speaker, Author Cheron Griffin is on a Mission to Stem Epidemic of Suicide Among Black Youth with New Book
September 26, 2019
Shocked and saddened by what she was hearing in her classrooms when she worked as a substitute teacher a few years ago, Freedom Coach, Lifestyle Hacker, Dating Consultant, Divorce Guru, and author Cheron Griffin, felt she had to do something about it. “When I asked the children what was on their hearts, they started to tell me some of their parents and other family members had tried to commit suicide and how it affected them.” Some of the children had themselves contemplated suicide citing low self-esteem, bullying, or abuse or not feeling loved in the home as reasons. ... read more »
Why is Suicide a Growing Problem in the Black Community?
September 26, 2019
The NNPA is taking a closer look at the stigma of mental illness in the African American community. This is part II in the series.  ... read more »
St. Francis Medical Center Hosts Free Senior and Family Health Fair Sept. 28
September 20, 2019
St. Francis Medical Center (SFMC) is hosting a free Senior and Family Health Fair on Saturday, September 28, 2019, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., on its campus located at 3630 E. Imperial Highway in Lynwood. ... read more »
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