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Board of Supervisors, Led by Supervisor Holly J. Mitchell, Make Strides Towards Justice Reform
May 8, 2021
The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors unanimously approved Supervisor Holly J. Mitchell’s motion to create a plan for strengthening investments in the County’s justice system by ensuring Public Defender's have the budgeted resources and staffing capacity to sustainably address its case backlog as a result of COVID-19 and provide legal representation for lowincome residents, who rely heavily on indigent defense services. ... read more »
Increasing Diversity in Lineworker Skilled Trades
May 6, 2021
Athennia, 10, Eric Jr., 9, and Aliyiah, 7, know that when there is a storm or a wildfire, their father, Eric Jones, a field supervisor for Southern California Edison - Opens in new window, is going to be very busy and may be called out to work at night. ... read more / view gallery »
Congresswoman Maxine Waters Leads Powerful Women’s Coalition in Support of Heather Hutt for Assembly
April 29, 2021
Heather Hutt, former California State Director for then-U.S. Senator Kamala Harris, earned a high-profile and powerful endorsement from United States Congresswoman Maxine Waters in the special election race for California's 54th State Assembly District seat. ... read more »
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Stephanie Wiggins Appointed CEO of L.A. Metro
April 15, 2021
The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority Board of Directors gathered to discuss Stephanie Wiggins’ new role as CEO of the company, leading L.A. Metro. ... read more »
Update: Hahn Moving Forward With Effort To `Right The Wrongs’ Of Bruce’s Beach
April 8, 2021
County Supervisor Janice Hahn on Friday will announce initial steps to return a scenic parcel of Manhattan Beach land to the ancestors of a couple who were subjected to years of harassment for operating a Black beach resort that was ultimately condemned and seized by city. ... read more »
LA County To Provide Grants For Small Personal Care and Retail Businesses
April 1, 2021
Small Los Angeles County businesses in the personal care and retail sector can apply for $10,000 grants starting April 5, county officials announced March 31. ... read more »
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 »
First Responders Encourage Vaccinations in Black Community
February 18, 2021
An online conference organized by Ethnics Media Services (EMS) and LA County COVID-19 Joint Information Center gathered doctors from the LA County Department of Public Health (Public Health), in that each doctor shared extensive data as well as a quality perspective. ... read more »
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Unnecessary Proposed Food Handler Certification Will Further Harm Black-Owned Restaurants in LA County
January 7, 2021
Our country will remember this year as the year of COVID-19 and the uprising in activism for Black communities throughout the country. During a financially burdensome time for all restaurants, but especially for Black business owners, we started the Black Restaurant Coalition of Los Angeles. Our organization was founded to strengthen, support, and promote restaurateurs, small businesses and the entire Black restaurant community. ... read more »
Superintendent Austin Beutner Suspends School-Based Instruction And Childcare Due to Dangerous Increase of COVID-19
December 7, 2020
With COVID-19 case levels in Los Angeles at record highs – nearly three times higher than those in San Francisco and twice those in New York City – Superintendent Austin Beutner today announced the suspension of all school-based instructional and childcare programs for the rest of the Fall semester. Los Angeles Unified has been providing one-on-one and small-group tutoring for students, and those efforts will now shift to online. Los Angeles Unified is also temporarily suspending childcare which was provided on campus for children of school-based employees and high-needs families, as well as athletic conditioning programs for student athletes. The changes on school campuses will all be in effect by December 10. ... 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 »
Why I Support District Attorney Jackie Lacey
October 29, 2020
Jackie Lacey has been a member of my church since she was five years old. She was baptized here and met her husband of 50 years in the youth choir group when she was 17. Today, she and her family have been active members and I know that her life has been shaped by the extraordinary church leaders that have counseled her over the years. ... read more »
L.A. County Moves to Buy Up Eight Motels for Homeless Housing
October 29, 2020
The Board of Supervisors voted today to approve funding for a range of new housing projects, including the acquisition and conversion of eight motel properties to apartments for formerly homeless residents under the state's Project Homekey. ... read more »
Congresswoman Bass Talks Voter Safety in Virtual Town Hall
October 29, 2020
Everything you need to know about casting your ballot for the 2020 election. ... read more »
Beutner: COVID-19 Numbers Still Too High to Reopen LAUSD Schools
October 1, 2020
Superintendent Austin Beutner said today that public schools in Los Angeles are not yet ready to reopen for in-person instruction amid the coronavirus, even as he detailed some of the challenges in virtual learning. ... read more »
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