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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 »
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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 »
Supervisors Up Requirements for County Massage Parlors to Help Prevent Human Trafficking
February 7, 2020
The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors unanimously voted to increase regulations for massage establishments operating within LA County. The new requirements are the result of an ongoing effort by Supervisor Janice Hahn to help prevent human trafficking at massage establishments.  ... read more »
Public Defender Leads $1.2 Million Mental Health Diversion Grant
February 7, 2020
  The LA County Public Defender’s Office is the lead agency for a $1.2 million grant to divert people suffering from mental illness out of jail and into treatment. LA County has been awarded the two-year grant from the MacArthur Foundation to directly address the over-incarceration of the mentally ill. ... read more »
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 »
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