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Stormy Winter: California Takes Steps to Manage Impact of Weather and Water
January 19, 2023
Over the last few weeks storms have torn through many of California's communities, prompting evacuations in areas like Planada and Merced due to widespread flooding. ... read more »
State Launches ‘Boost Up/Stay Well’ and ‘Boost Our Health’ COVID-19 Campaigns 
December 29, 2022
The state of California has launched two campaigns designed to engage the Black and African American community by providing information about COVID-19 vaccines and boosters and opportunities to get boosted through January 2023.    ... read more »
San Bernardino County Voting to Leave California; Establish 51st State
September 23, 2022
On November 8, San Bernardino County voters will be presented with a choice on their ballot — leave the state of California and create the 51st state or remain the largest county in the nation. ... read more »
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Five Frequently Asked Questions About California’s Drought
August 18, 2022
California is in an extreme drought and as regions across the state are enduring these dry summer months, there is a heightened sense of urgency to conserve water. While great progress towards reducing water waste has been made in recent years by embracing water-wise habits, conservation efforts must increase as the state experiences its third consecutive dry year and begins preparations for a fourth. One of the first steps everyone can take is to stay informed.  ... read more »
Serena Williams says ‘countdown has begun’ to retirement
August 11, 2022
Saying “the countdown has begun,” 23-time Grand Slam champion Serena Williams announced Tuesday she is ready to step away from tennis so she can turn her focus to having another child and her business interests, ... read more »
STEP Fund Launches to Prevent Homelessness
August 11, 2022
1P.org is proud to announce the official launch of its homelessness prevention program: The STEP Fund (Short-Term Eviction Prevention Fund). The program provides no-fee, 0% interest, non-punitive loans of up to $2,500 to low-income LA residents at risk of eviction. ... read more »
COVID Vaccines Available for Children Under 4 Years Old
August 11, 2022
As parents across California focus on purchasing new clothes, school supplies and technological aids for their children for the coming school year, public health officials and healthcare professionals are asking them to consider the COVID-19 vaccine a back-to-school essential. ... read more »
Governor Newsom Signs Gipson Bill to Address Ghost Guns in California 
July 7, 2022
Governor Gavin Newsom signed AB 1621, authored by Assemblymember Mike A. Gipson (D-Carson), an urgency measure and among a package of critical gun related legislation, which is focused on banning ghost guns across California.  ... read more »
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Three Lawn Replacement Myths Debunked
June 23, 2022
California is experiencing its third consecutive dry year, and while dry spells aren't new, the current severe drought conditions call for an increase in water conservation efforts inside and outside of homes. Replacing the lawn with water smart plants is one way to take immediate water saving action and have a direct impact on the state’s ongoing drought. ... read more »
The Mills Brothers Celebrate 100 Continuous Years of Musical Excellence
June 9, 2022
For over a century, The Mills Brothers have been one of the world’s preeminent vocal groups of all time. They are significant pioneers of African American music history—spearheading barrier-breaking impacts (racially and musically) on our society and the music industry worldwide ... read more »
Celebrity Designer and Opening Number for City Girls, Big Chan is the Complete Package
May 26, 2022
Chan Gaines, better known as Big Chan from Snoop Dogg’s music group, Doggy’s Angels, was born and raised in Los Angeles, California. Fully immersed in the big city lifestyle, Big Chan mastered multiple skill sets that would eventually lead her to become the go-to designer for A-list celebrities, such as the Platinum certified music girl group, City Girls. ... read more »
Sacramento Mass Shooting Confirms What Experts Already Knew, But Media Won’t Tell  
April 14, 2022
In the wake of the horrific mass shooting that took place in Sacramento, California, over the last week, politicians and media pundits have rushed to their soapboxes to proclaim, once again, that guns are the root of all evil and the cause of the recent violent crime wave that has gripped our nation.  ... read more »
Black Water Leaders: Outreach ‘Critically Important’ in Newsom’s Conservation Plan
April 7, 2022
California is under a state of emergency due to continuing drought conditions affecting more than 95% of state residents. ... read more »
American Express and Resy launch ‘Every Resy Counts,’ Bringing Awareness to Independently- Owned Restaurants
April 7, 2022
American Express and Resy launched "Every Resy Counts," on March 1. The reservation drive looked to encourage people from New York to California to book a table at independently operated restaurants. ... read more »
Gipson Bill to Protect Undocumented Victims of Human Trafficking Passes First Committee
March 31, 2022
AB 2169, authored by Assembly Member Mike A. Gipson, passed Assembly Public Safety Committee with unanimous bipartisan support. This bill seeks to help undo the harm that undocumented victims of exploitation experience when they are criminalized due to their abuse while being trafficked. ... read more »
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