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Audit: California prison program illegally spent $1.3M
July 30, 2021
 A California prison program that employs inmates illegally spent $1.3 million on goods and salaries, including $82,000 in artificial turf that has gone unused, as part of a pattern of ``gross misconduct,`` state auditors said Tuesday. ... read more »
Delta Variant Continues Surge, California Mandates Vaccine for State Workers
July 29, 2021
The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health (Public Health) is reporting that the combination of low vaccination rates and unmasked individuals is giving the Delta variant momentum. The state is now calling for workers to get vaccinated or tested weekly. ... read more »
Delta Variant Infection Rates Bring Back Mask Requirements
July 22, 2021
As the Delta variant continues to gain ground, masks are now required indoors regardless of vaccination status. ... read more »
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Bass Features Padilla and Jones-Sawyer at Virtual Town Hall
July 15, 2021
An array of timely topics were addressed at the “Fighting for Los Angeles” virtual town hall hosted by U.S. Congresswoman Karen Bass on July 13.  Joining her for the forum were U.S. Senator Alex Padilla and State Assembly Member Reginald Jones-Sawyer. Fighting for Los Angeles, virtual town hall, U.S. Congresswoman Karen Bass, July 13,  forum, U.S. Senator Alex Padilla, State Assembly Member Reginald Jones-Sawyer, California, L.A. Sentinel, Cora Jackson-Fossett, ... read more »
Delta Variant Transmission Rate High Before Holiday, Masks Still Heavily Encouraged
July 8, 2021
Public Health is keeping a close eye on the Delta Variant and still wants everyone to wear a mask indoors and around unvaccinated. ... read more »
Mayor Garcetti Appoints Taelor Bakewell to Housing Authority Commission
July 8, 2021
Taelor Bakewell represents a strong voice for the Black community as the newly commissioned board member for the Housing Authority of the City of Los Angeles (HACLA). Bakewell pulls strength and motivation from her loved ones and incorporates that support into bigger strides for improvement within the City of Los Angeles. Commissioner Bakewell was appointed to HACLA’s Board on May 25, 2021. ... read more »
Kamala Harris Thanks Firefighters in Brentwood in Surprise Visit
July 6, 2021
Vice President Kamala Harris is scheduled to spend another day at her Brentwood home today but has no public events scheduled, the White House said. ... read more »
Public Health Urges Practicing Safety Guidelines as Delta Variant Circulates L.A. County
July 1, 2021
Vaccinated and unvaccinated are being asked to wear mask indoors and crowded at outdoor events. ... read more »
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Sen. Sydney Kamlager Delivers Big for California Senate District 30, Securing Over $400 Million in Investments 
July 1, 2021
Senator Kamlager championed over $400 million in investments for California, a quarter of which will go back to residents of Senate District 30. ... read more »
Cal/OSHA Modifies Safety Regulations, Public Health Continues to Urge Everyone to Get Vaccinated
June 24, 2021
Amidst a new normal, safety is still something everyone needs to keep in mind according to public health. ... read more »
Loaded With “Comeback” Support, Lawmakers Approve California’s $267 Billion Budget
June 24, 2021
The California legislature approved Gov. Gavin Newsom’s $267 billion state budget for fiscal year 2021-22. It is packed with support for programs and policy initiatives intended to drive California’s economy out of the downturn caused by the global COVID-19 pandemic. ... read more »
California Reopens, Public Health Notes Continued Vaccination Discrepancies
June 17, 2021
As California opened on June 15, inequities still persist in vaccinations amongst younger demographics of color. ... read more »
State to Award $50,000 Prizes Today to 15 More Vaccinated Residents
June 11, 2021
State officials will award $50,000 prizes today to another 15 vaccinated residents as part of a continuing financial-incentive program to encourage inoculations against COVID-19. ... read more »
Governor Newsom Announces New Rewards for Vaccinated Californians as Second Round of Vax for the Win $50K Winners is Drawn
June 11, 2021
In San Diego County, alongside a Vax for the Win program winner from last week’s drawing, Governor Gavin Newsom today helped announce the selection of the second round of 15 Californians to receive $50,000 as part of the state’s $116.5 million Vax for the Win program – the largest vaccine incentive program in the nation.  ... read more »
Dispel myths about clinical trials and vaccines to protect the Black community
June 10, 2021
As a clinical research professional, I see that when recruiters for participants in studies encounter hesitancy from the Black community, they presume Tuskegee is the barrier. In my experience personally and professionally, I can say this is an oversimplification. Let's dig deeper. ... read more »
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