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Planting a SEED in South LA
July 9, 2020
On the northeast corner of Vermont and Manchester Avenues, a little over four acres of land have remained blighted and mostly vacant since the 1992 Civil Unrest, ... read more »
Mayor Eric Garcetti Announces the Launch of Mobile COVID-19 Testing Sites
June 23, 2020
Mayor Eric Garcetti announced the deployment of mobile testing units. With the launch of the mobile testing program, the construction of the site is to be flexible to the need and the current moment. This partnership adds to the list of 23 testing sites that are ran by the city and the county. ... read more »
L.A. Public Officials Acknowledge the Inequality of Resources within Underserved Communities Escalated After COVID-19
May 21, 2020
Public officials acknowledged that COVID-19 has magnified the struggle within underserved communities. The goal is to find a new way to equality and recovery, at a safe distance. Supervisor Hilda Solis stated, “Economic recovery cannot come at the expense of more lives,” Los Angeles Director of Public Health Barbara Ferrer disclosed the latest numbers behind the positive cases of coronavirus and the fluctuating death rate due to COVID-19. ... read more »
State Officials Announce Latest COVID-19 Facts
May 20, 2020
SACRAMENTO – The California Department of Public Health today announced the most recent statistics on COVID-19. California now has 84,057 confirmed cases and 3,436 deaths Testing in California As testing capacity continues to increase across the state, ... read more »
Over Ninety Percent of COVID-19 Victims With Preexisting Medical Conditions Have Died.
May 18, 2020
Public officials reiterated the importance of wearing a mask and keeping a six-foot distance from everyone is essential to preventing the spread of COVID-19. Dr. Ferrer shared Monday, May 18, there were 18 additional deaths, 15 of these individuals were between the ages of 65 and over, 12 of them with underlining health conditions. ... read more »
LOS ANGELES COUNTY LAUNCHES NEW WIFI LOCATOR TOOL TO HELP RESIDENTS GET ONLINE DURING COVID-19 PANDEMIC
May 15, 2020
Los Angeles, CA (Friday, May 15, 2020) —  The ability to access the Internet has become a critical necessity during the COVID-19 pandemic. Internet access is key to schools’ online learning programs, and is the gateway that connects members of the public who are in need of Federal, State, and local emergency information and resources that are obtained online. ... read more »
New Safer at Home Order Issued; Director of Public Health Clarifies COVID-19 Recovery Misconceptions
May 13, 2020
Wednesday, May 13, The L.A. Emergency Operation Center clarified what the Safer at Home extension means for the residents of Los Angeles. Dr. Ferrer cleared the air of what was said yesterday and shared the latest statistics developed by the current test results of COVID-19. ... read more »
African Americans Still Facing Higher COVID-19 Related Death Rate
April 30, 2020
Los Angeles Mayor Garcetti is interested in forming a Task force prioritizing Underserved communities. Monday, April 27, the City of Los Angeles heard from its Mayor, ... read more »
African Americans still facing higher COVID-19 Related Death Rate
April 28, 2020
Los Angeles Mayor Garcetti interested in forming a Taskforce prioritizing Underserved communities. Monday, April 27. The City of Los Angeles heard from Mayor Eric Garcetti. He shared the latest news surrounding the COVID-19 outbreak in L.A. ... read more »
Facing deep impacts from COVID-19, Los Angeles County unveils recommended budget for 2020-21
April 27, 2020
Los Angeles County Chief Executive Officer Sachi A. Hamai has released the County’s 2020-21 recommended budget, a $35.5 billion spending plan expected to undergo extensive changes in the months ahead as revenues decline and costs rise due to the COVID-19 emergency. ... read more »
L.A. County Fire Chief Daryl L. Osby Hosts Coronavirus Q&A on Instagram Live
April 9, 2020
During that chat, he also formally announced the launch of a new program that will allow first responders in L.A. County to virtually correspond with healthcare providers and receive real-time advice on how a patient with mild symptoms of COVID-19 can treat at home. Referred to as the Telemedicine Program, the video-conferencing tool is being used to minimize exposure and alleviate the volume of responses to those with mild symptoms while providing at-home solutions for care and recovery. ... read more »
Census Day Is Here in Southern California – Make It Count!
April 1, 2020
The U.S. Constitution mandates a census of the population every 10 years. Responding to the 2020 Census is easy, safe and important, and is key to shaping the future of communities. Census statistics are used to determine the number of seats each state holds in the U.S. House of Representatives and informs legislative district boundaries. They also inform how hundreds of billions of dollars in public funds are allocated by state, local and federal lawmakers to communities for public services and infrastructure like hospitals, emergency services, schools and bridges each year over the next 10 years. ... read more »
L.A. County unable to extend property tax deadline for property owners during COVID-19 pandemic
March 30, 2020
Monday, March 30. Los Angeles city officials publicized latest updates surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic. The county has partnered with local cities to secure additional hotels and motels to be used for multiple functions at this time. The Los Angeles tax collector and treasurer disclosed more information about payment arrangements for property tax, as we approach the deadline on April 10. The Emergency Operations center remains to be the focal resource for information during this time of crisis. ... read more »
WATCH: Garcetti Updates on Closures, New Measures to Protect Businesses, Residents
March 15, 2020
Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti addressed the city tonight in a live-streamed news conference, outlining the latest coronoavirus-related shutdowns and recovery measures, saying, ``the city is strong and won't shut down.'' ... read more / watch video »
South LA Construction Career Academy Prepares Students for In Demand Construction Jobs
February 21, 2020
Los Angeles Urban League’s Construction Career Academy (CCA) held its first class of the new year this past week with a full house of diverse men and women of all ages looking to get into a construction trade.  CCA and many other workforce development programs are trying to fill employment gaps as labor shortages continue to plague the construction industry. ... read more »
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