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LA Regional COVID Fund Will Provide $4.7 Million to Personal Care; Retail Small Businesses
April 9, 2021
Top financial institutions have concluded that while most businesses were negatively impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, businesses within the personal care and retail sectors will have a longer path to recovery than most, having seen a 45% decrease in revenue in 2020. ... read more »
Survey: Even as Schools Reopen, Many Students Learn Remotely
April 8, 2021
Nearly 46% of public schools offered five days a week of in-person learning to all students in February, according to the survey, but just 34% of students were learning full time in the classroom. The gap was most pronounced among older K-12 students, with just 29% of eighth graders getting five days a week of learning at school. ... read more »
An Indie Artist’s Plea to Look Beyond Algorithms and Curated Playlists
April 8, 2021
But cut off from family, friends and other nearby musicians, Bond devised a way to bring together out-of-work musicians from around the world ... read more »
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CDC Eases Guidance, Says Vaccinated People Can Travel Safely Within US
April 4, 2021
Southland residents anxious to travel got some good news from federal health authorities, who issued new guidance stating that people who are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 can safely travel domestically. ``You do not need to get tested or self-quarantine if you are fully vaccinated or have recovered from COVID-19 in the past three months,'' U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention officials said Friday. ``You should still follow all other travel recommendations.'' ... read more »
American Rescue Plan Provides Big Savings if You Have Covered California Health Plans
March 26, 2021
More money for more people equals more and better health insurance coverage for millions of Californians and consumers nationwide -- especially vital during this age of COVID-19.  ... read more »
“Women Warrior-Pioneers” “Resurrection and Revival of The Conscience” “The Mothers of Modern Gynecology” part 2
March 25, 2021
“Women Warrior-Pioneers” “Resurrection and Revival of The Conscience” “The Mothers of Modern Gynecology” part 2 Revival: A time of awakened interest; reviving what belonged to an earlier time, ... read more »
Making Los Angeles Whole: Radical Recovery for All Angelinos
March 25, 2021
We call on the City of Los Angeles to direct a $1 billion dollar investment over the next two years towards poor and working-class families hit hardest by COVID, and develop a formula targeting 80% of the resources towards communities hardest hit by COVID.  Those funds should be accountable to the people so that we see results for dollars spent.  ... read more »
Gov. Newsom Calls Out “Naysayers and Doomsdayers” in State of the State Address
March 11, 2021
California is determined to stay on a path to a brighter future and, “won’t change course just because of a few naysayers and doomsdayers,” said Gov. Gavin Newsom in his third State of the State Address as he reflected on California’s year-long battle against the COVID-19 pandemic and the economic instability it has caused. ... read more »
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L.A. Music Performer Reflects on California’s Plan to Re-open; Local Theme Parks and Stadiums Looking to Open April 1st 
March 10, 2021
California has been making consistent strides towards lowering COVID-19 related deaths and reducing person-to-person transmission. This is creating an opportunity for less restrictive guidelines to be applied to the golden state.  Leilia is an L.A. native, born to perform and share her musical talents. She reflected on the opportunity of performing again as Los Angeles prepares to reopen. ... read more »
As Key PPP Changes Begin, Advocates Demand Equitable Solutions   
March 10, 2021
Over the past year, COVID-19 and its variants have plagued the globe taking lives and interrupting normal activities in virtually all areas of life. For Black America, already plagued with steep health, income and wealth disparities, coping with the pandemic has been even more painful.   ... read more »
At this crucial time PMBs can help lower the cost for the venerable
March 10, 2021
Co-Pastor Christ Liberation Ministries, William Smart Jr., dissects the functionality of Pharmacy benefit managers (PBMs), and how they negotiate on our behalf to reduce the cost and burden caused by pricey medications and they are doing this all day every day. ... read more »
Two Masks Better Than One? CDC Revises Guidance For COVID Face Coverings
February 12, 2021
Residents in the Southland and across the country have been urged for nearly a year to wear a mask to prevent the spread of COVID- 19, but federal health authorities today said people should consider wearing two. ... read more »
Bridging the Digital Divide Is More Important Than Ever During the COVID Pandemic
February 12, 2021
policymakers have examined and talked about the “digital divide,” the shorthand term for the disparities in internet access that has contributed to many being excluded from the benefits of the Information Age. But it has taken the COVID-19 pandemic to bring home the seriousness and urgency of the problem. ... read more »
L.A. Vaccination Sites To Close Friday, Saturday Due To Exhausted Supply
February 12, 2021
The Dodger Stadium mass vaccination site and Los Angeles' four other city-run sites will be closed Friday and Saturday because the city will have exhausted its supply of first-dose Moderna COVID-19 vaccines, Mayor Eric Garcetti said today. ... read more »
CDC Director: Schools Can Open Before Teachers Get COVID Vaccines
February 5, 2021
Despite the insistence of Los Angeles Unified's superintendent and the teachers' union that all educators and staff be vaccinated against COVID-19 before schools reopen, the director of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said today vaccinations should not be a prerequisite for returning students to campus. ... read more »
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