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Register Now for L.A. County Parks ‘I Matter: Girls Empowerment Conference’
October 7, 2021
All-day event will inspire girls to turn dreams into reality, with fun-filled workshops and a Girl Power Lunch Party! ... read more »
LA City Council Votes to Require Vaccination to Enter Many Indoor Spaces
October 6, 2021
Patronizing indoor restaurants, bars, gyms, shopping centers, entertainment venues and personal care establishments in the city of Los Angeles will soon require proof of full COVID-19 vaccination under an ordinance approved today by the City Council. ... read more »
Long Beach Public Library Debuts STEAM Programming
October 6, 2021
The Long Beach Public Library announced today ``CurioCity: STEAM and Beyond!,'' a free in-person series of programs for youth ages 12 and up interested in science, technology, engineering, arts and math.   "Long Beach is a hub of technology and innovation,'' Mayor Robert Garcia said in a statement. ``We are excited that the library is offering this type of unique programming designed to engage our community and especially our youth in these subjects.'' ... read more »
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LeVar Burton Named Grand Marshal of Rose Parade
October 5, 2021
Actor LeVar Burton was named today the grand marshal of the 2022 Rose Parade, with the Tournament of Roses hailing him as not just an accomplished performer, but also an advocate for literacy. ... read more »
California Becomes First State in Nation to Announce COVID-19 Vaccine Requirements for Schools
October 1, 2021
After implementing first-in-the-nation school masking and staff vaccination measures, California becomes the first state to announce plans to require student vaccinations – adding the COVID-19 vaccine to list of vaccinations required for school, such as the vaccines for measles, mumps, and rubella Students will be required to be vaccinated for in person learning starting the term following FDA full approval of the vaccine for their grade span (7-12 and K-6). ... read more »
By 2026, Cal Education Chief Wants Every Third Grader to Know How to Read
September 30, 2021
State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Thurmond held a press conference via zoom and on Facebook last week to unveil an ambitious new education achievement plan for California. It is a campaign that has been designed to ensure, by 2026, every California third grader will know how to read. ... read more »
NFL Honors Super Bowl LVI with Greening Project
September 30, 2021
Volunteers planted 56 trees at the park to honor Super Bowl LVI. ... read more »
LAUSD Enrollment Falls By 27,216 Students in 2021
September 28, 2021
The district has 439,013 students in preschool through 12th grade, compared to 466,229 last year at this time, according to the Los Angeles Times, which cited an annual count known as ``norm day,'' made on the fifth Friday of every new school year. ... read more »
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The County of Los Angeles Department of Parks and Recreation Launches New Program to Recruit BIPOC Youth to Aquatic Careers
September 15, 2021
In collaboration with Los Angeles Board of Supervisors Chair Hilda L. Solis and Supervisor Holly J. Mitchell, the County of Los Angeles Department of Parks and Recreation launched its Lifeguard Ready Training (LRT), a free program preparing youth and young adults ages 16 to 24 with the skills necessary to become Los Angeles County Swimming Pool Lifeguards. Special emphasis will be placed on recruiting Black and Latino youth in the program. ... read more »
New Destination Guide Lists Tourists Spots in South L.A.
September 9, 2021
The Watts Tower, Magic Johnson Park and Leimert Park Village are among the attractions highlighted in the new destination guide published by the Los Angeles South Chamber of Commerce (LASCC). ... read more »
A Journey From Nigeria to Neurosurgery
September 9, 2021
With a drive for excellence and a motivating mentor, Oluwaseun Omofoye, MD, MS, completes his Neurosurgery training after 19 years ... read more »
Kappa Alpha Psi Defeats Alpha Phi Alpha to Claim Coveted Frat Games Championship
September 2, 2021
On Sunday, August 29 at Darby Park in Inglewood, the Noble Men of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc. defeated the men of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. to claim the 2021 Frat Games softball championship.  The “Nupes” defeated the top-seated Men of Alpha 12-10 to win the championship, breaking the previous two-year winning streak held by the Men of Phi Beta Sigma. ... read more / view gallery »
‘Everyone is Special’ at Snoop Special Stars Fourth Annual Football and Cheer Camp
September 2, 2021
The fourth annual Snoop Special Stars Football and Cheer Camp was held on the Southwest College football field.  The day is comprised volunteers training the participants in football and cheerleading drills created for special needs individuals ages five and up.  “It was such a wonderful feeling being back in person and seeing all of our returning and new participants at our fourth annual football and cheer camp. It’s such an honor for us to be able to provide the kind of events for our special needs community that are normally overlooked because of their disabilities, said Nykauni Tademy, a team mom long-time team mom for Snoop Dogg’s Pop Warner team and the co-founder /director of Snoop Special Stars operations.  “Our motto is ‘everybody plays’ and our goal is to erase the negative stigma and stereotypes associated with the special needs community. We will continue to provide a service and bring much needed awareness as much as possible.” ... read more »
Things Parents Should Know Sending Their Kids Back to School
September 2, 2021
For the first time since March 2020, millions of students, pre-kindergarten to high school seniors, will be attending in-person classes. Aside from attending class, they will be also participating in extracurricular activities, like sports, music and clubs.  Parents have many concerns and questions.  Howard University News Service reached out to five physicians for answers, Dr. Hadie Shariat, pediatrician, Howard University Hospital; Dr. Katherine Hager, Infectious Disease Fellow, Howard University Hospital; Dr. Catherine Marshall, pediatrician at Balboa Pediatrics; Dr. Andrea Goings, pediatrician, Baby Doc House Calls,  and Dr. Stacey Eadie, pediatrician at her own private practice, Peds in a Pod. ... read more / view gallery »
2020 Census Reveals 2.9% Increase in L.A.’s Black Population
August 26, 2021
The statistics were disclosed at a special meeting of the L.A. City Council Redistricting Commission on August 19. The commission is charged with using census data to recommend a redistricting plan that outlines the boundaries of council districts (CDs) and each area should be largely equal in population. ... read more »
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