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Data privacy is an essential feature of justice and equity
January 28, 2021
Let’s talk about data privacy. Before you turn the page or click on a different story, let us tell you why two pastors would take the time to write about a topic that, on its surface, might seem unrelated to ministry. This Thursday, January 28, is Data Privacy Day. While it’s probably not marked on your calendars, we’ve been paying attention to data privacy issues for some time now, so this event presents a perfect occasion to highlight the importance of protecting your personal information and how it relates to our work in the community. ... read more »
South Coast AQMD issues violation for methane leaks at LADWP Valley Generating Station
January 14, 2021
The South Coast Air Quality Management District (South Coast AQMD) today issued a Notice of Violation (NOV) to the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP) for failure to properly maintain equipment at its Valley Generating Station (VGS) located in Sun Valley—a violation of its permit. ... read more »
Microsoft Launches Nonprofit Tech Acceleration Program for Black Communities
December 31, 2020
Microsoft is not new to the conversation when it comes to discussing solutions to systemic racism and serving under-represented communities. In the past, the company has partnered with organizations across the United States to work on criminal justice improvements and build technology solutions to help judges improve fairness in legal, financial obligations. ... read more »
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State’s Disaster Emergency Preparedness Effort Meets and Exceeds the Goals It Set
December 24, 2020
Gov. Gavin Newsom and the Governor’s Office of Emergency Services (Cal OES) announced that the state’s emergency preparedness campaign, which was launched last August, has surpassed the goal it set to engage at least one million socially vulnerable Californians. The campaign, titled “Listos,” which means ready in Spanish, provides the communities it targets with accessible, in-language, and culturally competent disaster readiness information. ... read more »
Live Train Testing on Crenshaw Bl between Slauson Av and 48th St
December 15, 2020
Testing of train control and communication systems will be conducted in phases over multiple months. ... read more »
As You Renew Your Health Care Coverage, Don’t Expect New Restrictions
December 3, 2020
It is not likely that the latest challenge to the Affordable Care Act (ACA), also known as Obamacare, will be successful. It occurred Nov. 10, when the U.S. Supreme Court heard arguments against the national health care law passed under the Obama administration in the case California v. Texas, No. 19-840. ... read more »
Los Angeles City, County Debut Response Teams for Mental Health Incidents
October 29, 2020
Los Angeles city and county officials announced the start of a partnership to dispatch unarmed mental health responders to situations where they can help, rather than police officers or firefighters. ... read more »
Crushing COVID-19 Crisis: 9 Steps For Voting In-Person Safely
October 29, 2020
With mail-in options ending, voters can be safe during the pandemic ... read more »
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There’s Nothing Haunting About Safe Halloween Decorations
October 22, 2020
Public health officials are not recommending trick-or-treating and other traditions- Opens in new window like haunted houses and parades while banning altogether large indoor and outdoor gatherings and parties with non-household members. ... read more »
Air Quality Board Votes to Assist South Los Angeles with Pollution Issues
October 9, 2020
The South Coast Air Quality Management District's Governing Board voted today to add South Los Angeles to a list of areas considered disproportionately affected by pollution and in need of assistance. ... read more »
Chief Deputy Emada Tingirides Serves as the Bridge to a Better Relationship Between the Community and Law Enforcement
October 8, 2020
The law enforcement culture is going through a deep conditioning within Los Angeles, recent incidents triggered a global awareness of the imbalance in community protection. It unveiled a disconnection between the purpose of the police and the spirit of trust among the community. Los Angeles has looked to bridge that gap by designing the Community Safety Partnership Program in 2011. Captain Emada Tingirides has been the Coordinator Sergeant for CSP, she has embodied the mission and now leads the programs as Deputy Chief. ... read more »
South Coast AQMD Governing Board Selects South Los Angeles for AB 617 Program to Accelerate Air Pollution Reduction in Community
October 8, 2020
Last week, the South Coast Air Quality Management District’s (South Coast AQMD) Governing Board approved a recommendation to add the South Los Angeles community to the Assembly Bill 617 (AB 617) program. AB 617 requires the California Air Resources Board (CARB) and local air districts to reduce emissions in communities disproportionately impacted by air pollution. The Governing Board also directed staff to pursue additional funding to help support emissions reduction efforts in this community. ... read more »
Planning for the Worst: Black Californians Among Groups State Is Targeting for Emergency Preparedness
September 24, 2020
Black Americans were already in the midst of two disasters this year – the disproportionate toll of the COVID-19 pandemic and a spate of horrifying incidents of police brutality -- when fire season in California started early. Wildfires have burned over 3.1 million acres in California since the beginning of the year, breaking the record for the deadliest year of wildfires in the state, according to CalFire. ... read more »
The Mayor of Los Angeles Announces ‘Small Cohorts’ Will be Hosted In-Person for K-12 Student Learning
September 2, 2020
The mayor announced schools in L.A. County can offer on campus services for “small stable cohorts” for k-12 students who need the educational support. Starting September 14, the “cohort approach” is to monitor and observe the adjustment to see what works on a smaller scale before reopening schools.  This method is being handled with caution because of the severity of what can go wrong if there was an outbreak among students and faculty. ... read more »
Los Angeles Mayor Announces Progress Made Under Community Safety Partnership in LAPD; Captain Emada Tingirides Appointed Deputy Chief of CSP Bureau
July 27, 2020
Garcetti stressed the co-ownership of protection from both local legislation and the community they represent. He shared the progress of the Community Safety Partnership Bureau in the Los Angeles Police Department. “This bureau makes CSP both a program and a philosophy,” Mayor Garcetti stated. The program cultivated a set of procedures that hold the body of the organization accountable to maintaining a civil approach to policing. ... read more »
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