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HOMEOWNERS CAN APPLY FOR UP TO $3,000 IN SEISMIC RETROFIT GRANTS
November 11, 2021
More California homeowners will be eligible for up to $3,000 in seismic retrofit grants through Earthquake Brace + Bolt (EBB), a program jointly administered by the California Earthquake Authority (CEA) and the California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services. The grants help offset the cost of seismic retrofits that brace the cripple walls of older homes, when present, and bolt houses to their foundations, making them less vulnerable to earthquake damage. ... read more »
Ground Broken on Affordable Housing Apartment Complex in Long Beach
November 1, 2021
Ground was officially broken today on an affordable- housing apartment complex in Long Beach's Cambodia Town neighborhood. ... read more »
Black Educators Take on Hesitancy as Gov. Newsom Issues COVID Vaccination Mandate
October 7, 2021
As the COVID-19 pandemic lingers on with Black Californians still lagging behind on getting fully vaccinated, leaders in the state, including Gov. Newsom, are taking steps to push more people to get the shot. It is the most effective way, public health experts say, we will end the global public health crisis. ... read more »
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SoCal Legends: Max Irving
August 26, 2021
Max Irving found tremendous success in water polo. His skill and talent led him to UCLA and a pro career overseas. He also competed with Team USA Men’s water polo during the Tokyo Olympics. ... read more »
Long Beach Center of Economic Inclusion Finds their Permanent President and CEO
August 19, 2021
The Long Beach Center of Economic Inclusion (LBCEI) open their doors to an undeniable force and gave him the authority to shape the progression of their organization; Byron Reed has become LBCEI’s first permanent president and CEO. ... read more »
Ridley-Thomas Hosts Panel on L.A.’s Street Engagement Strategy
August 12, 2021
State Treasurer Fiona Ma and Small Business Majority, an advocacy organization founded by and for small business owners, are hosting a webinar to share information about the new entrepreneurship programs included in the California Comeback Plan. It will be held at 1:00 p.m., Wednesday, Aug. 25. ... read more / view gallery »
Engagement Announcement: Hope Jenkins ~ Darrell Smith, Jr.
July 29, 2021
Engagement Announcement: Hope Jenkins ~ Darrell Smith, Jr. ... read more »
PVJOBS AMONG 56 NONPROFITS RECOGNIZED BY L.A. SUPER BOWL HOST COMMITTEE AS ‘UNSUNG HEROES’ IN LEAD UP TO SUPER BOWL LVI
July 22, 2021
In its journey to Super Bowl LVI, the Los Angeles Super Bowl Host Committee has selected PVJOBS as part of the official Super Bowl LVI Legacy Program – Champions Live Here. PVJOBS is among a total of 56 local “Champion” organizations that were designated for the Super Bowl LVI Legacy Program. These “Champion” organizations will receive grants and marketing recognition to support their work that represent diverse focus areas, including youth engagement, workforce development and social justice across the Los Angeles region. ... read more »
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Board Approves Creation of Countywide Poverty Alleviation Policy Agenda and Guaranteed Income Pilot Program
June 4, 2021
Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors approved a motion authored by Supervisor Holly J. Mitchell and co-authored by Supervisor Sheila Kuehl, to create a first of its kind countywide Poverty Alleviation Policy Agenda and Guaranteed Income Pilot Program. This pilot will provide at minimum of 1000 residents up to $1,000 a month for three years. ... read more »
New Racial Justice Bureau at Cal DOJ Will Support State’s Reparations Task Force
May 20, 2021
Bonta said the new Bureau of Racial Justice, which will be housed under the Civil Rights Enforcement Section, will also support the California task force that the state has charged with studying the impact of slavery and Jim Crow and coming up with reparations recommendations for Blacks in California and around the country. ... read more »
Portion of L.A. Metro’s C (Green) Line Suspended in South L.A. This Weekend
May 14, 2021
 A portion of L.A. Metro's C (Green) Line service will be suspended today through Sunday in South L.A., but travelers will be provided with free bus shuttles to replace rail service as crews upgrade signal systems. ... read more »
THIRD GENERATION ATTORNEY OPENS UP OWN LAW OFFICE
January 28, 2021
Attorney Kree D. Filer is announcing the opening of her private law practice effective February 1, 2021. The young lawyer says, “This has been my lifelong dream....to follow in the footsteps of my grandfather and father! I look forward to having my own cases to work on and having my own clients to fight for. I also know that a private law practice is a business and respect the challenges and opportunities that will be presented in this endeavor.“ ... read more »
Stay-At-Home Order Keeps Public Home Amid COVID-19 Surge
December 10, 2020
In the midst of the holidays, as Christmas decorations go up, so does the rate of COVID-19 infections. L.A County health officials are seeing their early holiday predications coming to light after Thanksgiving, as many visited with others outside their residences. The result has sent L.A. County into stricter Stay-At- Home order guidelines. ... read more »
Somewhere, Snoop Dogg, Mike Tyson and JR Smith are Celebrating Federal Bill to Legalize Marijuana
December 10, 2020
Somewhere in in the world — California, Nevada, or beyond — Snoop Dogg, Mike Tyson, J.R. Smith, and millions of other Americans are smiling. They might even be enjoying a puff and “passing it around.” ... read more »
International Conference Celebrating the 55th Anniversary of The Nguzo Saba (The Seven Principles)
October 8, 2020
A wide range of Black scholars, activists, teachers, students and community members from the national and global African community will join in discussions of critical issues confronting Black people nationally and internationally which begins this Sunday, October 11, 3:00pm at the virtual International Nguzo Saba 2020 Conference and will continue over the month. The conference marks the 55th Anniversary of The Nguzo Saba (The Seven Principles), the Organization Us and the African American Cultural Center. Focus will be especially on the Nguzo Saba and their use by thousands of organizations and institutions in this country and throughout the world African community for value orientation, cultural grounding and programmatic initiatives.    ... read more »
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