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Council President Emeritus Herb Wesson Partners with Good+Foundation to Supply Families in Need with Free Diapers and Baby Wipes
March 26, 2020
Los Angeles Council President Emeritus Herb Wesson has partnered with the Good+Foundation in Los Angeles to provide free diapers, baby wipes and toys to local families in need during the coronavirus outbreak.  The diapers and baby wipes will be distributed to local organizations that work with low-income families in Los Angeles County. ... read more »
L.A. County Reports Second Death From Coronavirus
March 19, 2020
Dr. Barbara Ferrer, head of the county Department of Public Health, said the person who died was between 30 and 50 years old and had an unspecified underlying health condition. The person lived in a ``small community'' near Pasadena. ... read more »
Los Angeles County buildings to close Monday as officials ramp up efforts to slow the spread of COVID-19
March 16, 2020
Los Angeles County will close all of its buildings to the public effective Monday, March 16, as a precautionary measure to help slow the spread of COVID-19, Board of Supervisors Chair Kathryn Barger announced Sunday. ... read more »
$1,000,000 to Make LA the Best Place to Play, Learn, Create, Connect, and Live
February 14, 2020
LA2050, a project of the Goldhirsh Foundation, announced the launch of the 2020 My LA2050 Grants Challenge, a $1,000,000 public grantmaking initiative in support of proposals that will make LA the best place to learn, create, play, connect, and live.  ... read more »
It’s Time for Herb Wesson
February 13, 2020
We see L.A. City Council President Herb Wesson on TV and in the paper, most often addressing the day’s crisis and warding off threatened challenges in the 10th District or the city at large. Herb is now a candidate for the 2ndSupervisorial District of the county of Los Angeles.  I met Herb when he was an administrative assistant to Councilman Nate Holden.  I didn’t realize at that time that he started his career in the ounty of Los Angeles, working in the Personnel Dept.  It was there he met another employee of the county, Fabian, who would become his wife. ... 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 »
Los Angeles County Airbnb Hosts Earned $187.5 Million During Biggest Weekends of 2019
February 7, 2020
Airbnb, the world’s leading community driven hospitality company, announced today that its Los Angeles County host community earned a combined $187.5 million in supplemental income while welcoming approximately 335,000 guest arrivalsfor the five biggest weekends in 2019 across the region. ... read more »
Executive Director Monique King-Viehland to Step Down
January 2, 2020
The Los Angeles County Development Authority (LACDA) announced today that Executive Director Monique King-Viehland is stepping down as Executive Director, effective December 31, 2019. Emilio Salas, Deputy Executive Director, will serve as Acting Executive Director during the transition. ... read more »
Superintendent Austin Beutner Unveils ‘Birth to Eight’ Roadmap To Accelerate Achievement for Young Learners
December 13, 2019
Superintendent Austin Beutner unveiled the Birth to Eight Roadmap, a bold initiative to accelerate learning and ensure Los Angeles Unified’s youngest students are academically and socially ready by third grade. ... read more »
Arts and Cultural Workforce in L.A. County Lacks Diversity
December 12, 2019
The staff and volunteers serving arts and cultural organizations in Los Angeles County are less diverse than the general population, according to one of three related studies released. ... read more »
California Census Chief: ‘Don’t Be Invisible. Counting Everyone Comes Down to Money and Power’
November 28, 2019
Even if you have people living with you who are not on your lease – or say your affordable housing application - you should still make sure they are counted during the 2020 Census, says Ditas Katague, director of the California Complete Count office. ... read more »
Information About Fire Preparedness
November 1, 2019
It’s important that you wear a breathing mask if you smell smoke. Don’t wait until you see ash floating in the air. Check the air quality at https://airnow.gov/.  ... read more »
UCLA Study Reveals Educational and Social Challenges Affecting Black Youth in Los Angeles County
October 31, 2019
African-American students in Los Angeles County are currently facing a dual-threat of inadequate educational opportunities and support. It has been proven that social and environmental factors have also placed their educational and social development at significant risk. A recent study published by UCLA graduates exhibits Black students in LA County disproportionately attending schools that the state declared as “low-performing" or lack the critical resources needed to alleviate the many social and psychological needs of their students. ... read more »
Los Angeles County Bans Flavored Tobacco Products
October 2, 2019
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles County on Tuesday banned flavored tobacco products including e-cigarettes, chewing tobacco and menthol cigarettes amid concerns that the products appeal to young people. ... read more »
Trump’s Changes to Title X Program Would Hurt the Black Community’s Access to Family Planning
September 27, 2019
Recent efforts by the Trump administration to undermine the federal Title X family planning program could significantly impede access to essential preventive health services for low-income patients across the state of California and throughout the country. ... read more »
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