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Brown Bag Lady Battles Against the Homeless Crisis
October 15, 2020
Homelessness is one of the biggest problems in Los Angeles. While systemic solutions are hard to find, acts of kindness from individuals like Jacqueline Norvell brings relief to a marginalized community who is in dire need of assistance. ... read more »
FIGUEROA CORRIDOR BID OPPOSES RENAMING OF FIGUEROA TO KOBE BRYANT BOULEVARD
October 15, 2020
On August 25, 2020 Council Members Curren Price and Herb Wesson introduced a motion to rename a portion of Figueroa Street to Kobe Bryant Boulevard.  Many believe that the renaming of Kobe Bryant Boulevard would be a fitting tribute to the legendary Laker along with his daughter Gianna Bryant and 7 others who were tragically killed in a helicopter crash in January of this year. ... read more »
The 15th Annual Taste of Soul Reveals Virtual Concert and Community Food Distribution
October 15, 2020
Despite COVID-19 Taste of Soul is still delivering food and music to the community. ... read more »
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Dodgers Foundation Gives Away New Shoes to 800 Families With ‘Shoes That Fit’ In Watts
October 15, 2020
Dodgers Dreamfield built Ted Watkins park for a shoe and food distribution for 92nd street elementary school students. Because of the pandemic, the distribution has shifted to a contactless drive through giveaway. They strive to ensure families will walk away with food boxes that include produce, dairy, and more. Dodgers issued assessments in April and May to ask the community surrounding Dreamfield and RBI locations to see how the pandemic impacted them during the trying times. ... read more »
Herb Wesson Sponsors Food Pantry at First A.M.E.
October 15, 2020
On Sat., Sep. 26, L.A. Councilmember Herb Wesson joined First A.M.E. and their Women’s Missionary Society for their monthly food pantry.  Wesson, who sponsored the food pantry, handed out bags and boxes of food along with his wife Fabian and a team of volunteers. FAME Pastor J. Edgar Boyd, First Lady Florence Miles-Boyd and WMS President Vivian Hines were also present. Over 200 families were served. ... read more / view gallery »
Dodgers Look To Bounce Back in Game 2
October 13, 2020
Atlanta Braves beat the Dodgers 5-1 in a challenging pitched game by Braves Max Fried, who had nine strikeouts in game one. ... read more »
LA City Councilmember Curren Price Partners With GUARDaHEART To Offer No-Cost COVID-19 Antibody Testing To The South LA Community
October 12, 2020
Los Angeles City Councilmember Curren Price, who represents the 9th District, partners with GUARDaHEART Foundation to offer no-cost COVID-19 antibody testing to the South LA community and the surrounding areas. The COVID-19 SARS-CoV-2 serology antibody tests are covered under the CARES Act and will be available to the community with or without insurance starting on Tuesday, October 13 through Thursday, October 15 from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. at Councilmember Price’s District Office (4301 S. Central Ave.) ... read more »
Mayor Eric Garcetti announces Collaboration with Microsoft and Starry, Six Months of Free Internet Looking to Connect the Los Angeles Community
October 10, 2020
This is a coalition between the Los Angeles City Mayor Administration, HACLA, Starry, and Microsoft. The objective is to grow from the tragedies presented from COVID-19. Mayor Garcetti recognized the reach to success can be amplified when there is unity between private sectors and public leadership. There is a lot of work to be done, but this benchmark in digital unity is looking to create a ripple affect across the community and beyond. ... 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 »
Report: Black People Stopped, Arrested Three Times More Than Whites, Latinos
October 9, 2020
   A report released today by USC found that people of color across all Los Angeles County neighborhoods were stopped by police at higher rates than other groups, and that Black people were stopped and arrested three times as often as whites and Latinos. ... read more »
Los Angeles Sentinel 2020 Endorsement Slate
October 8, 2020
Los Angeles Sentinel 2020 Endorsement Slate ... 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 »
Supervisor Ridley-Thomas and Partners Host Sneak Peek of $70m Magic Johnson Park Renovation and Community Drive-Thru Tour
October 8, 2020
Supervisor Mark-Ridley-Thomas in collaboration with the LA County Department of Parks and Recreation and a number community partners, hosted a socially-distanced, sneak peek of Earvin “Magic” Johnson Park’s new building facilities and myriad of amenities followed by a “drive thru” tour of the park and resource distribution for 2,500 community members.  ... read more »
Love for Community is Core Ingredient in Hawkins Burgers Recipe for Success
October 8, 2020
Hawkins House of Burgers Has Been Serving L.A. for over 80 years ... read more »
Black Attorney Told “He Wasn’t A Lawyer” Based on His Way of Dress Then Tased at Court
October 8, 2020
When a lawyer enters the court room, they are supposed to be treated with respect. There is a specific lane for attorneys to talk to the clerk, bailiff, and judge. Attorney Jaaye Person-Lynn knows that protocol, he has been an attorney for 10 years, worked on approximately 250 cases, and his name and practice is held at high regard. However, earlier this month, none of his expertise mattered. It all came down to what he looked like, and because the bailiff did not see Jaaye as a lawyer, he did not treat him like one. ... read more »
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