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Los Angeles Board of Supervisors confirm Allocation of 1.2 Billion Dollars Received from Federal Government Through the CARES Act
August 10, 2020
Chairwoman Kathryn Barger confirmed the allocation of 1.2 billion dollars that Los Angeles County received from federal government through the CARES Act. She ensured these funds will provide the county with significant resources for residents and business owners. It will equip and encourage small businesses and organizations with knowledge and tools to remain open. ... read more »
NAACP Sues U.S. Education Secretary Over COVID-19 School Money
August 10, 2020
The NAACP formally filed a lawsuit in federal court in Washington, D.C., accusing DeVos of illegally changing the rules for allocating $13.2 billion in Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES) money to benefit wealthy private k-12 schools. ... read more »
Coronavirus Antibody Testing Event Begins at Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Plaza
August 10, 2020
Dozens of people flocked to ...  Plaza today to take advantage of free coronavirus antibody tests that will be offered for six days over the next two weeks. ... read more »
Census Bureau drop-outs complicate door-knocking efforts
August 10, 2020
With widespread home visits for the 2020 census set to begin next week, the Census Bureau is losing workers like Garick to pandemic fears. The attrition could complicate the bureau’s plans to ramp up efforts to reach the hardest to count communities, including minorities and immigrants, on a shortened schedule. ... read more »
Dr. Anthony Fauci Discusses the Impact and Severity of COVID-19 Disparities in African Americans
August 6, 2020
Addressing the disparities surrounding COVID-19 and other illnesses, Dr. Fauci pointed to many African Americans, Latinx, and Native Americans occupying essential jobs that provide employees with little — or no — protection. ... read more »
Comedian Tiffany Haddish Joins Councilmember Herb Wesson in Donating Computers to Students in Foster Care
August 6, 2020
On Wednesday, Jul. 30, actress and comedian Tiffany Haddish joined Los Angeles Councilmember Herb Wesson and Sentinel columnist and political strategist Jasmyne Cannick in handing out over 700 laptops to students in the L.A. County foster system. ... read more »
Los Angeles City Mayor Partners with Department of Water and Power to shut down Unsolicited Large Gatherings
August 5, 2020
Los Angeles data shows scaling increase in positive cases among the youth demographic. Younger individuals are contracting the virus in an increasing rate. The most common space for spread is through gatherings and extended outdoor leisure. The county stressed to avoid populated areas and to remain indoors as much as possible. ... read more »
The Department of Health Services will Lease Medical Space to Respond to Health Issues in South East Los Angeles
August 5, 2020
Solis introduced a motion that passed on Tuesday; the Department of Health Services will lease medical space to respond to health issues in south east Los Angeles. At this new health center there will be primary care providers, nurses, case managers, case navigators, and other caring personnel to provide health services during COVID-19 and after the pandemic. ... read more »
Energy and Gas Assistance Funds Provides Utility Assistance to Families in Need
August 5, 2020
More support with energy bills is now available to people directly affected by the coronavirus pandemic due to job loss, closures, illness, or for seniors. United Way of Greater Los Angeles is partnering with Southern California Edison (SCE) and Southern California Gas Company (SoCalGas) to administer SCE’s Energy Assistance Fund (EAF) and SoCalGas’s Gas Assistance Fund (GAF) programs designed to prevent people from falling into financial hardship. As COVID-19 puts thousands more at risk of financial insecurity, EAF and GAF have extended and increased its maximum assistance available. ... read more »
LADWP Announce Pilot Project for Electronic Bid Submittals
August 5, 2020
As the situation around the coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to evolve, LADWP is actively prioritizing the health and safety of its customers, employees, and contractors. Until further notice, LADWP is suspending in-person public bid openings, the hand-delivery of bids, and in-person Pre-Bid meetings. ... read more »
L.A. County-Supported Testing Sites Continue To Expand; Targeting Vulnerable Communities
August 3, 2020
The L.A. Public Health Department remains on high alert, the trends surrounding coronavirus continue to fluctuate. Dr. Ferrer confirmed that closing in-door dining and bars worked; latest numbers are reflecting signs that Los Angeles is breaking the speed of increased cases. Ferrer emphasized the main goal is to slow the spread of COVID-19. ... read more »
Former GOP presidential hopeful Herman Cain dies of COVID-19
August 2, 2020
Herman Cain, former Republican presidential candidate and former CEO of a major pizza chain who went on to become an ardent supporter of President Donald Trump, ... read more »
Despite COVID-19 Setbacks, Watts Learning Center Students Thrive
July 30, 2020
When coronavirus fears sparked massive shutdowns of schools across California, Eugene Fisher, Watts Learning Center’s board president, wasn’t completely alarmed at the abrupt change. ... read more »
Thousands of Californians Face Homelessness With Eviction Freeze Set to End
July 30, 2020
With the federal COVID-19 rent protections provided in the CARES Act about to expire, any plan to assist tenants who have fallen behind on their payments due the COVID-19 pandemic would have to be drawn up by state or local governments.  ... read more »
Mayor Garcetti Announces LAX will have a Travel Safety Ambassador Program
July 29, 2020
The mayor Announced that Los Angeles International Airport will have a Travel Safety Ambassador Program. It encourages passengers to practice physical distancing and follow hygienic guidelines, in the Southwest Terminal 1 and at the Tom Bradley International Terminal there will be ambassadors to hand out free masks. ... read more »
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