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LA County Reduces Voter Hassle with Revamped System
November 28, 2019
Voter suppression is a term used to describe underlying attempts to influence the turnout and demographics around an election. Voting times set during prime working hours, limited language assistance in polling locations, and obscure information on voting methods are just a few living testimonials that plague the current ballot system. LA County has studied multiple cases and conducted a number of diverse focus groups in search for a repellant to negative voter experiences. California is a pioneering state, it is only natural for Los Angeles to enter a new frontier of casting ballots. Introducing the Vote Center Placement Project, an innovative answer to the question on how to improve voter turnout. From digital user-friendly polling stations to mobile voting trucks, Los Angeles is leaving no room for a missed ballot opportunity in 2020. ... read more »
Lavar Ball Donates 70,500 Water Bottles To the Los Angeles Regional Food Bank
October 11, 2019
TV Personality Lavar Ball stopped by the Los Angeles Regional Food Bank to personally donate three truckloads of Big Baller Brand Water, volunteer, and learn more about the food bank’s mission.  ... read more »
St. Francis Medical Center Hosts Free Senior and Family Health Fair Sept. 28
September 20, 2019
St. Francis Medical Center (SFMC) is hosting a free Senior and Family Health Fair on Saturday, September 28, 2019, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., on its campus located at 3630 E. Imperial Highway in Lynwood. ... read more »
Festivalgoers ‘Felt the Love’ at the 13th Annual Taste of Soul 
October 25, 2018
Saturday, October 20, marked 13 years of the largest street festival in Southern California and the Taste of Soul (TOS) nation still hasn’t come down from the festival high! ... read more »
LA County Library Partners with Barbershop Books to Inspire Young Boys to Read
October 23, 2018
10 Barbershops Throughout South Los Angeles Will Have Books for Young Boys to Read to Encourage Literacy. ... read more »
Behind the Taste of Soul: Meet the Chairs, Co-Chairs, Sponsors & Partners Who Continue to Make the Taste of Soul Family a Success 
October 18, 2018
For 12 years in a row, Taste of Soul has continued to provide all things soulful and be an economic driver in the Black community because of the chairs, co-chairs, partners and sponsors who support the event and its mission.      ... read more »
SMC Volunteers Join in Coastal Cleanup Day at “Inkwell”
September 18, 2018
Santa Monica College (SMC) volunteers from the college’s Black Collegians, Adelante Club, President’s Ambassadors, and other programs partnered with the Black Surfers Collective, the Black Historians, local schools, and community members on Saturday, Sept. 15 to help clean up Santa Monica College’s adopted section of beach, known as the “Inkwell." ... read more »
LA County Department of Mental Health Unveils a New Evidence-Based Strategy for Improving Mental Health in Urban Neighborhoods
September 7, 2018
Volunteers and community leaders will gather to announce a new work in progress as they transform a blighted vacant lot into a vibrant community garden.  DMH initiated this pilot project in response to a new peer-reviewed study showing the mental health of residents in urban neighborhoods can be dramatically improved by simply cleaning up and “greening” blighted vacant lots. ... read more »
LA County to Crack Down on Unlicensed Cannabis Dispensaries
July 5, 2018
Even though all types of cannabis-related businesses are banned in the unincorporated areas of Los Angeles County, over 80 businesses are illegally conducting cannabis activities in defiance of the County’s ban. ... read more »
Season’s 1st Human Case of West Nile Virus Confirmed in L.A. County
June 21, 2018
Los Angeles County health officials have confirmed the county's first case of West Nile virus for the 2018 season, using the diagnosis as a warning to residents to again step up efforts to prevent the spread of mosquitoes that can carry the disease.  ... read more »
Largest Paid Summer Arts Internship Program Opens for LA County College Students
April 26, 2018
Expansion Includes Positions for Community College Students. ... read more »
Homeless Outreach Teams Fan Out Across Los Angeles County 
November 2, 2017
Calling it “Measure H at work,” Board of Supervisors Chairman Mark Ridley- Thomas recently announced that “street engagement teams” are fanning out across Los Angeles County to have face-to-face interactions with people experiencing homelessness, and to help them access housing, healthcare, and other supportive services.  ... read more »
Recent Earthquake in Mexico is a Reminder for Los Angeles County Residents and Businesses to Prepare for Earthquakes
September 19, 2017
The County of Los Angeles Chief Executive Office, Office of Emergency Management (OEM) wants to remind all County residents and businesses to take the necessary steps now to prepare for earthquakes and other hazards and threats ... read more »
Three Facing Charges in Sex Trafficking Case 
August 3, 2017
Three suspects are collectively facing more than four dozen felony charges in connection with an alleged sex-trafficking ring that stretched across the state, law enforcement officials announced Thursday. ... read more »
Los Angeles County Sues State of California To Block Flawed Redistricting Law
March 2, 2017
The County of Los Angeles filed suit this week against the State of California seeking to invalidate a new law that discriminates against independent voters, strips local control from local voters concerning the process of re-drawing the county’s supervisorial districts, and makes that process much more political, not less. ... read more »
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