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LA COUNTY PARKS IS HIRING RECREATION LEADERS FOR SUMMER 2021
April 29, 2021
The Los Angeles County Department of Parks and Recreation (LA County Parks) is hiring Recreation Service Leaders to work at local parks throughout Los Angeles County for summer 2021. ... read more »
FINAL OPPORTUNITY: Apply Now for a $10,000 Keep Our Shops on the Block Grant for Personal Care & Retail Businesses
April 29, 2021
Los Angeles, California – Following the success of the LA Regional COVID-19 Recovery Fund, which dispersed nearly $100 million in grants last year to small businesses and non-profits, the Fund is distributing an additional $4.7 million dollars to small businesses in the personal care & retail sector through the Keep Our Shops on the Block Grant ... read more »
Councilmember Monica Rodriguez Secures $1.1 Million for the First Ever Youth Development Dept. in the City of Los Angeles
April 8, 2021
The Invest in Youth Coalition is proud to announce that on Thursday April 1, Los Angeles City Councilmember Monica Rodriguez secured $1.1 million for the City’s first ever Youth Development Department. ... 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 »
L.A. City Council Approves Motions To Expand Project Roomkey
March 5, 2021
The Los Angeles City Council today approved a motion that would expand Project Roomkey and explore commandeering non- cooperating hotels and motels to house homeless people through the program. ... read more »
LA City Council Finalizes $5 ‘Hero Pay’ Emergency Ordinance
March 5, 2021
 The Los Angeles City Council today finalized an emergency ordinance to require large grocery and pharmacy retailers to offer employees an additional $5 per hour in hazard pay amid the COVID-19 pandemic. ... read more »
Nearly 40 George Floyd Protesters Sue County, 3 Cities Over Arrest Conditions
March 5, 2021
Nearly 40 people arrested last May while protesting the death of George Floyd at the hands of Minneapolis police are suing Los Angeles County and three Southland cities, alleging many were harassed through various means, surrounded during processing by maskless officers and at times forced to urinate on themselves. ... read more »
LAUNCH ANNOUNCEMENT: ‘RUSSELL WESTBROOK WHY NOT?’ ACADEMY
March 5, 2021
Russell Westbrook along with his wife, Nina, and longtime business partner, Donnell Beverly have partnered with LA Promise Fund to launch the Russell Westbrook Why Not? Middle and High Schools, known collectively as Russell Westbrook Why Not? Academy with the goal of ensuring students in South Los Angeles have access to high quality athletic programs ... read more »
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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 »
Kobe Bryant’s Legacy Lives Forever
February 5, 2021
One year ago, Kobe Bryant passed away in a tragic helicopter crash with his daughter Gianna Bryant and seven others. The world shattered as millions mourned the tragedy. Fans in Los Angeles posted in front of Staples with flowers, jerseys, and candles. ... read more »
Poet Amanda Gorman To Read Tribute Poem At Super Bowl
February 4, 2021
Fresh off her nationally acclaimed poetry reading at President Joe Biden's inauguration, Los Angeles native Amanda Gorman will be presenting her work on another massive stage -- the Super Bowl, ... read more »
Department of City Planning Improves Online Application System Due To COVID-19
February 4, 2021
The Los Angeles Department of City Planning announced that it has improved its online application system to minimize the need for people to visit its Development Services Centers in person during the COVID-19 pandemic. The online system's recent additions include a portal for accessory dwelling unit permit clearances, wireless telecommunication facilities, and other planning applications. ... read more »
Judge Calls Meeting On Skid Row To Discuss Worsening Conditions
February 4, 2021
   Combined with the COVID-19 pandemic and soaring mental health and substance abuse issues, homelessness in the region is comparable to ``a significant natural disaster in Southern California with no end in sight,'' U.S. District Judge David Carter wrote in an order filed late Sunday in federal court. ... read more »
ULI/REAP Launches First-Ever Virtual Academy
November 12, 2020
The first-ever ULI/REAP (Urban Land Institute/Real Estate Associate Program) Virtual Fall Academy 2020 has launched with over 150 candidates enrolled in the live and on-demand program that runs through graduation on Friday, December 11, 2020. ... read more »
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