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Harris touts child care funding and payments to families
June 13, 2021
Vice President Kamala Harris highlighted the Biden administration's efforts to expand child care and relieve the financial pressures of parenthood during a visit to a child care center on Friday. ... read more »
State to Award $50,000 Prizes Today to 15 More Vaccinated Residents
June 11, 2021
State officials will award $50,000 prizes today to another 15 vaccinated residents as part of a continuing financial-incentive program to encourage inoculations against COVID-19. ... read more »
Governor Newsom Announces New Rewards for Vaccinated Californians as Second Round of Vax for the Win $50K Winners is Drawn
June 11, 2021
In San Diego County, alongside a Vax for the Win program winner from last week’s drawing, Governor Gavin Newsom today helped announce the selection of the second round of 15 Californians to receive $50,000 as part of the state’s $116.5 million Vax for the Win program – the largest vaccine incentive program in the nation.  ... read more »
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Let’s Build on What We’ve Learned from Covid
June 10, 2021
On June 15, the State of California will officially reopen. It’s a time when we can all exhale and give thanks for what we hope will mark the end of a terrible pandemic.  ... read more »
Centennial of Tulsa Massacre Draws Reflections on Current Racial Relations
June 3, 2021
May 31 marked the 100th anniversary of the Tulsa race massacre, the horrific slaughtering of 300+ Blacks in Oklahoma along with the total destruction of the Greenwood district, also known as the “Black Wall Street.” ... read more »
One Year After George Floyd: America and the Police
June 3, 2021
It appears that two important things have happened since the death of Geoge Floyd at the hand of the police in Minneapolis, Minnesota: (1) police continue to kill black men and women either by shooting them or physically killing them by hand. ... read more »
Celebration of Life: ROHELIA “CHERRY” BURRELL BEAL
May 27, 2021
ROHELIA “CHERRY” BURRELL BEAL was the 10th of 13 children born to Robert and Lucile Burrell in Canfield, Arkansas, February 5, 1930. In 1943, her family moved to Los Angeles and lived near historic Central Avenue. ... read more »
Isaac Bryan takes Big Lead in 54th AD Race
May 20, 2021
If Bryan has less than a majority when the results are certified, he will face Hutt in a runoff July 20. The special election was necessitated by Sydney Kamlager's election to the state Senate in a special election March 2, filling the vacancy caused by Holly J. Mitchell's election to the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors. ... read more »
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“How to be Unforgettable”
May 13, 2021
Most of us are familiar with Nat King Cole’s song Unforgettable.  But have we stopped to think about what does it really mean to be unforgettable? Coco Chanel talked a lot about fashion being unforgettable. ... read more »
States Push Jobless From Virus Recession to Return to Work
May 11, 2021
After more than a year of coronavirus restrictions on his business, Piecasso Pizzeria & Lounge, he's expecting a breakout summer tourism season, but like employers across the country he's worried he won't have enough workers. ... read more »
Winners Announced for 2021 Virtual Oratorical Contest
April 29, 2021
Three local teens secured the top spots in the 2021 Oratorical Contest sponsored by Our Authors Study Club (OASC) and the Sigma Sigma Alumnae Chapter of Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc. The virtual event was held March 27 and the awards were presented on April 10, with each recipient receiving certificates, gifts and cash prizes. ... read more »
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 »
VISTA DEL MAR NAMES CELEBATED ADVOCATE KARRIANN FARRELL HINDS, ESQ. AS DIRECTOR OF GOVERNMENT AND STRATEGIC AFFAIRS
April 29, 2021
Vista Del Mar Child and Family Services is proud to welcome Karriann Farrell Hinds, Esq. to the newly created position of Director of Government and Strategic Affairs. ... read more »
Now Open: ASCEND LA Looks for Budding BIPOC Businesses to Take to the Next Level
February 18, 2021
Applications are now open for ASCEND LA’s 2021 Spring cohort. After the success of its inaugural cohort in 2020, the free business accelerator program has doubled its capacity, selecting 30 businesses owned by women and people of color to undergo a management education program, obtain certification and bid preparation support, connect with regional and national supply chains, receive 1-on-1 advising with loan and procurement specialists, and access flexible capital resources. ... read more »
Mayor Eric Garcetti launches Racial Equity & Newly Empowered Workplaces (RENEW) Task Force
October 5, 2020
Monday, October 5th, the City of Los Angeles received notification of the Racial Equity & Newly Empowered Workplaces (RENEW) Task Force launch; it looks to expand the reconstruction of diversity within the workforce and private sectors. ... read more »
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