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Round Four of LA COVID-19 Relief Grants Begins Monday for Micro-Entrepreneurs, Small Businesses and Nonprofits
August 27, 2020
In partnership with the LA Regional COVID-19 Fund, Councilman Curren Price has secured $1 million in grants to assist micro-entrepreneurs, small businesses, and nonprofits operating in District 9 affected by the coronavirus pandemic. The fourth round of grant applications will be open from Monday, Aug. 31 through Sept. 4.  ... read more »
Despite COVID-19 Setbacks, Watts Learning Center Students Thrive
July 30, 2020
When coronavirus fears sparked massive shutdowns of schools across California, Eugene Fisher, Watts Learning Center’s board president, wasn’t completely alarmed at the abrupt change. ... read more »
State Sen. Holly Mitchell, MLK CEO Joined Cherished Futures for Black Moms & Babies Workshop for Deep Dive Discussion on Birth Inequities in Los Angeles
July 29, 2020
The Honorable Holly J. Mitchell delivered opening remarks and discussed SB 464, the California Dignity in Pregnancy and Childbirth Act. Mitchell shared how she authored the bill and shepherded its passage. She also shared her vision for respectful, equitable maternity care especially for Black mothers, and her steadfast support and call to action for perinatal care providers. ... read more »
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Los Angeles County Reimagines School Education System and Partner with School Districts to Create Plans for Resurgence
July 27, 2020
Chairwoman of Los Angeles Board of Supervisors Kathryn Barger spoke about the school year that is vastly approaching, there is a social and economic out-turn during this pandemic. School closure has played a significant role in changing the role of education and family dynamics. California state Governor Newsom has acknowledged the customized approach that is needed for the future development of students and education. ... read more »
L.A. Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas Tackles Racial Inequality within Los Angeles County
July 23, 2020
Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas orchestrated a six-page measurement addressing institutionalized racism among the county walls of Los Angeles. ... read more »
Local Cities Should Support Affordable Housing Owners
July 2, 2020
As of 2019, the population of individuals experiencing homelessness has skyrocketed to 58,936 people in Los Angeles County alone. The homeless population in California reached 151,000 last year. The median price of a home in LA County was over $600,000 in 2019, and the average rent for a one bedroom was almost $2,000. ... read more »
L.A. County Public Officials Approved Nail Salons and other Hand-to-Hand Contact Services to Reopen.
June 18, 2020
Nail salons, spas, tattoo shops, casinos, bars, and wineries are now approved to reopen. The county shared that they see overall COVID-19 counts increasing, as testing capacity widens its threshold, there has been a steady decrease in deaths and hospitalizations. As of Thursday, Los Angeles County Health Department modified the Health Officer Order to include infection control and distancing standards for the hand-to-hand contact services that are previously listed. In some cases, these firms will have limited capacity. ... read more »
L.A. Public Officials Look at Sector Task Force for Guidance Towards Economic Recovery
June 15, 2020
Monday June 15, Los Angeles County Officials delivered news surrounding the COVID-19 Pandemic. As the city takes steps towards recovery, the numbers behind the spread of virus continues to fluctuate. Public officials are monitoring the data collected behind tests and hospitalization to cultivate an idea on the current severity of the virus. ... read more »
Prioritize the Health of Black Americans
June 11, 2020
Public health concerns have taken a backseat in conversations about reopening our economy and returning to what we fondly remember as “normal life”. Memorial Day historically signals the unofficial start of summer and because COVID-19 cases were on the decline, many hoped it would also mark the beginning of a return to normalcy. Even before the Governor and Mayor began lifting restrictions, some residents dismissed the stay at home orders. On Memorial Day weekend, people flocked to beaches and parks in droves, hosted gatherings with more than ten people in attendance, and did so without wearing protective face masks. ... read more »
Rep. Maxine Waters, HACLA Deliver Masks and COVID-19 Testing Info to Avalon Gardens Public Housing Residents
June 11, 2020
Congresswoman Maxine Waters (CA-43), Chair of the House Committee on Financial Services, and the Housing Authority of the City of Los Angeles (HACLA) distributed non-surgical, washable masks and the location of local COVID-19 testing sites to residents of Avalon Gardens Public Housing Development on Friday, June 5. ... read more »
Hair Salons, Barbershops, and Dine-in Services are Approved to be Open Immediately; Los Angeles Enters Phase Two of COVID-19 Recovery
May 29, 2020
Today hair salons and barbershops can start opening for in-person appointments. The decision was based on upholding the basic requirements of hospital stability, testing capacity, and integrated social distancing health orders specific to each sector. Los Angeles is ranked to be in the advance stages of phase two of the states Resiliency Roadmap. ... read more »
Los Angeles City Mayor Commemorates First Shipment of N95 Masks from Honeywell 24-Million Mask Deal
May 28, 2020
Thursday, May 28, marks the preliminary arrival of N95 masks from the 24-million inventory deal with Honeywell. Los Angeles City Mayor Eric Garcetti commemorated the day by speaking at the allocation center where the masks are housed. ... read more »
Supervisors Vote to Appoint First Inspector General for Skilled Nursing Homes Amid COVID-19 Deaths
May 28, 2020
Acting on a motion by Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas and Board Chair Kathryn Barger, the Board of Supervisors unanimously voted to appoint – for the first time – an Inspector General to oversee skilled nursing facilities, which account for more than half of all deaths from COVID-19 in Los Angeles County. The Board also approved bringing in the Auditor-Controller to ensure closer monitoring of skilled nursing facilities immediately.   ... read more »
Dodger Stadium Looks to be the Largest Testing Site in America
May 26, 2020
Tuesday, May 26, Los Angeles City Mayor Eric Garcetti delivered news surrounding the biggest testing site in America at the Dodger Stadium; the site is equipped to test up to 6,000 people a day. With the current numbers confirming a level of stabilization, the mayor announced all retail store businesses are available for in-door shopping. ... read more »
Los Angeles City Mayor Announces Largest COVID-19 Testing Site at the Dodger Stadium
May 22, 2020
There is a daily average of 940 new cases. Within the Los Angeles City, there were 450 new positive incidents of COVID-19, bringing the city’s total to 20,391 total reports. The infection rate before the Safer at Home initiative fell between a ratio of 3.0 to 5.0. Presently, the infection ratio sits at 1.0; These numbers help flatten the curve.  Over 433,000 Angelenos have been tested for coronavirus. ... read more »
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