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USC Loses Pac-12 Championship and Opts Out Of Bowl Play
December 23, 2020
USC Trojans took a disappointing loss in the Pac-12 Championship 31-24 against the Oregon Ducks. The Trojans attempted to make a fourth-quarter comeback after being down 14, but they could not reach their goal of winning the Pac-12 for the first time since 2017, as their undefeated season came to an end. ... read more »
Los Angeles City Mayor Announces ‘SERVE’ Initiative; $800 Grant Available for 4,000 Employees Affected by COVID-19 in the Restaurant Industry
December 2, 2020
There are new adjustments to the working sector that the mayor outlined, the mayor noted that four out of ten people already lost their jobs this year. Garcetti stated, “ With limited federal support, and the County Public Health Department new orders about outdoor dining, the city must step up to provide relief to restaurants, so tonight I can announce the launch of Secure emergency relief for vulnerable employees.”  This fund is open to a plethora of eateries including wineries and food trucks. ... read more »
Los Angeles Facing Economic Shift Due to Limited Stay At Home Order; Mayor Eric Garcetti Launches ‘LA Optimized’ To Keep Businesses Afloat.
November 27, 2020
Los Angeles City Mayor Eric Garcetti elaborated on upcoming plans for the city, as the community prepares for a second wave of increased transmission. Most recent numbers are projecting over thousands of new COVID-19 cases. The mayor went into detail about this unfortunate turn of events, and what this means for the city of Los Angeles. ... read more »
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California Clarifies COVID Mask Mandate: Wear One Anytime You’re Near Others
November 19, 2020
The rules apply to anyone aged two or older, but exempt people with specific medical conditions and those who are hearing impaired or communicating with a hearing-impaired person. ... read more »
LA County Revisits the Importance of Mental Health After COVID-19 Surge; The Work of Los Angeles Department of Mental Health is ‘Amplified’ Due to Current State of Pandemic
November 13, 2020
As news of an increase in the spread of the COVID-19 virus arises, it has also heightened the senses of worry about what more can be endured, the outbreak has been a rollercoaster filled with twists and turns. There has been extreme strain put on everyone to have stability and a light shined on the overall quality of life. The County of Los Angeles continue the stride to move into the unknown but with more resources to get the mental help needed on the journey to a new frontier. ... read more »
L.A. County Moves to Set Up Worker-Driven COVID-19 Compliance Councils
November 12, 2020
County health workers will partner with certified worker organizations to support employees who want to form councils and train them on protocols so they can help monitor compliance. ... read more »
LA Residents Affected by COVID Pandemic Can Apply for $500 Grant to Pay for Utilities Starting in November
October 29, 2020
Starting next Monday, low income residents can apply for the DWP Utilities CARES Grant. According to the LADWP official website, “Low-Income LA Residents Affected by COVID Pandemic Can Apply for $500 Grant between November 2 – 15, under Program Championed by Council President Nury Martinez and Approved by City Council & Board of Water & Power Commissioners” That took place on October 27. ... read more »
As Clinical Trials Halt, U.S. COVID Cases Surge
October 22, 2020
The difficulty in producing a vaccine for the deadly virus comes as a new wave of COVID-19 infection has begun. Data provided by Johns Hopkins University in Maryland revealed that the U.S. surpassed 51,000 new daily cases on Oct. 13, marking the first time in over two months that the number exceeded 50,000. ... read more »
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Congresswoman Waters, A Fearless Leader Fighting for Us All
October 15, 2020
For over 40 years, Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D), who represents California’s 43rd Congressional District, has fought for marginalized groups and communities like African Americans, women, families and the poor. Now, less than 20 days away from the 2020 U.S. Presidential election, Waters, who is running for reelection, reminds us that there’s more work to be done and she’s putting on her boxing gloves and stepping into the ring to finish.  ... read more »
Senator Kamala Harris Makes History; First Black Woman to Participate in Vice Presidential Debate
October 9, 2020
Senator Kamala Harris painted a picture of capitol hill reflecting diversity and sharing common ground in building relationships with social tools such as, loyalty, commitment, and keeping solidarity within any given word. Harris gave examples of how the Trump Administration are losing critical relationships in the midst of a shared pandemic. The message from current leadership is not portraying severity of the virus, it has been focused on where to place the blame of the pandemic rather than the unity it will need to fight back. ... read more »
David G. Brown Cartoon Thursday October 8, 2020
October 8, 2020
David G. Brown Cartoon Thursday October 8, 2020 ... read more / view cartoon »
Broad Stage Announces No Live Indoor Performances Until Next Summer
October 1, 2020
The Broad Stage at the Santa Monica College Performing Arts Center announced today it is postponing live, indoor performances until hext summer at the earliest. ... read more »
USC Dornsife Research Reveals Black Low-Income Single Parent Households at High Risk of Critical Food and Security Disparities; Over 800,000 households Affected
September 24, 2020
‘Angelenos’ is a general term to identify all people living in Los Angeles, bringing them to equal levels across the County. However, new research about COVID-19 is showing the reality of division living in L.A. ... read more »
L.A. County Relies on Strong Hold of Community Assistance to Respond to COVID-Related Disparities; $75,000 Grants Available to Non-Profit Organizations
September 21, 2020
Los Angeles continues to see a level of stabilization within the measurements of the community spread. Although that is a step in the right direction, the county still holds a sense of caution over the community. Public officials encourage all Angelenos to try to stay inside as much as possible and there is a need to go outside one must follow physical distancing procedures. The community continues to rally around one another either through nonprofit organizations or individual volunteering. The one way to waiver this storm, is together as one sound body. ... read more »
Waters: “Trump the Biggest Threat to Our Democracy Since Civil War”
September 17, 2020
"The United States of America stands on the brink of collapse..." ... read more »
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