California

Report: Black Californians Remain Top Hate Crime Victims

California Attorney General Rob Bonta released the 2023 Hate Crime in California Report on June 29, providing data and resources to support ongoing efforts across the state to combat violence motivated by racial or other biases. 

Heat Waves Can Cause Wildfires, Health Problems and Death                                                                                             

According to weather experts, Californians should not expect a break in the extreme heat any time soon, which will force people in most areas of the state to find ways to cope and manage it. 

Angel City Games Turns 10

Angel City Sports hosted its 10th Annual Angel City Games at Cerritos College from June 28-30. The three-day festival featured clinics and competitions for 18 different adaptive sports, including goal ball, blind soccer, para golf, and powerlifting.

Multiple South Los Angeles Nonprofits Awarded $5.1 Million by Trauma Prevention Partnerships Initiative

In a significant boost to local violence prevention efforts, multiple South Los Angeles nonprofits were recently awarded $5.1 million in grants by the Trauma Prevention Partnerships Initiative, a collaboration between the Department of Public Health’s Office of Violence Prevention and the California Community Foundation. A renewed focus on these grants comes at a crucial time as the community observes Gun Violence Awareness Month in June, underscoring a shared commitment to reducing gun violence and promoting healing.