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Federal Regulators Approve Pfizer Vaccine for Children; Ages 5 to 11 Immediately Eligible for Shots
November 4, 2021
Children ages 5 to 11 can now receive vaccination against COVID-19. On Tuesday, November 2, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Director Rochelle Walensky signed off on a recommendation from the CDC’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices. ... read more »
No Leads in Fatal Shooting of Compton Pastor
November 4, 2021
Pastor Reggie Moore, an associate minister at God of Christ Church in Compton, was fatally shot on October 24 near his church. According to the L.A. Sheriff’s Department, there are no suspects, motive, or vehicle description in the homicide. ... read more »
CD-9 Welcomes Residents Applying for BIG:LEAP Program
November 4, 2021
South L.A. residents lined up on October 29, at the field office of Councilmember Curren Price, Jr. to apply for the BIG:LEAP - the Basic Income Guaranteed: Los Angeles Economic Assistance Program. The citywide program, which accepts applications until November 7, will provide 3,000 recipients with $1,000 per month for 12 months with no-strings-attached or conditions on how the funds must be spent. ... read more »
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Karly Katona Appointed “Caretaker” of the 10th Council District
November 4, 2021
Los Angeles City Council President Nury Martinez appointed the chief of staff for Councilman Mark Ridley-Thomas as the “caretaker” for the 10th Council District on Monday, November 1, 2021. ... read more »
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 »
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 »
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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 »
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 »
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