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Cal Attorney General Wants FDA Standards for Menthol Cigarettes Finalized
August 25, 2022
Last year, a version of the ordinance that exempted menthol cigarettes was opposed by Black council members Mark Ridley-Thomas, Marqueece Harris Dawson and Curren Price. They argued that studies have found Black Americans are the racial/ethnic group most likely to use menthol cigarettes and are 25 times more likely than White Americans to do so. ... read more »
Calif. Officials: Get Booster Shot; Celebrate Thanksgiving Holiday Safely
November 25, 2021
On Saturday, the Western States Scientific Safety Review Workgroup  completed a separate review of the federal government’s approval process for the booster shots and also recommended that “individuals 18 or older who have completed their primary vaccination series,” take the Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna boosters. ... read more »
LA Housing Authority Receives Neighborhood Revitalization Grant From HUD
November 23, 2021
The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development funds were given to the Housing Authority of the City of Los Angeles, which will use the money to develop a ``transformational plan'' by and for residents of Chinatown and for the benefit of residents of the William Mead Homes housing development. ... read more »
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Caltrans Launches New Program Offering Volunteers up to $250 for Highway Litter Removal as Part of Clean California
October 20, 2021
Caltrans today announced a new Clean California pilot program that offers Adopt-a-Highway volunteers up to $250 for picking up highway litter. The Adopt-A-Highway program has been one of the longest-standing and successful government-public partnerships in the state. Since its inception in 1989, more than 120,000 Californians have cleaned and enhanced over 15,000 shoulder-miles of roadside. The new pilot program will augment the overall goals of the Clean California program by providing additional resources to maintain and beautify the state's roadways. ... 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 »
Cal State LA graduating student strives to help children feel understood
May 28, 2020
Brown, 34, will graduate in May with a Bachelor of Arts in Communicative Disorders from Cal State LA’s Rongxiang Xu College of Health and Human Services. She hopes to work as a speech language pathologist to help children in schools across Los Angeles. ... read more »
After Nevada Win, Sen. Bernie Sanders Trying to Prove He Can Win Minority Voters
February 27, 2020
The top three leaders in delegate totals are now Sanders, 28, Buttigieg 22, and Warren 8. ... read more »
DCCC Employs Innovative Game Plan to Increase New Democratic Majority
February 20, 2020
“[We] know that voting is an essential right and that expanding access to ballot is good for our democracy,” said Cheri Bustos, who in her role as DCCC chairwoman, heads what serves as the sole official campaign arm of the Democrats in the House of Representatives. “This legal strategy is only more urgent as Republicans have been emboldened by President Trump’s baseless and disproven claims of voter fraud. We are working to remove barriers to the ballot box and throughout the cycle we are going to keep pushing this work forward. That means devoting serious resources to engaging voters, inspiring them and then making sure they turn out to vote in November.” ... read more »
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SBA Administrator Carranza’s Statement on January 2020 Jobs Report
February 14, 2020
U.S. Small Business Administration Administrator Jovita Carranza today issued the following statement in response to the Bureau of Labor Statistics’ Employment Situation Summary for January. According to the just-released report, 225,000 new jobs were created in January, and the employment rate rose slightly to 3.6 percent due to the labor force participation rate increased to 63.4%. The report comes on the heels of two reports released this week indicating new U.S. jobless claims fell by 15,000 to 202,000 – a 50-year low – while private payrolls soared by 291,000 in January, the largest gain in nearly five years.  Administrator Carranza said: ... read more »
City of Pasadena Accused of Unfairly Reassigning Pasadena Fire Chief Bertral Washington
February 13, 2020
Pasadena City Councilmember John Kennedy and Vice Mayor Tyron Hampton called into question the decision of Pasadena City Manager, Stever Mermell for the re-assigning of Pasadena Fire Chief Bertral Washington at an overcrowded city council meeting on Monday, February 10. ... read more »
Boy, 6, Taken from Foster Home in South L.A. Found Safe in Illinois
December 6, 2019
Police today said a 6-year-old boy who was taken from a foster home in South Los Angeles by his mother during a monitored visit was found Friday in Waukegan, Illinois, safe, unharmed and with relatives. ... read more »
FBI: Inmate Is The Deadliest Serial Killer In US History
October 10, 2019
The inmate who claims to have killed more than 90 women across the country is now considered to be the deadliest serial killer in U.S. history, ... read more »
OIG Review Reveals Deputy Misconduct
July 26, 2019
Deputies found to have assaulted their wives and driven under the influence at more than 100 miles per hour are among those who remain employed by the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department, according to a report discussed with the Board of Supervisors this week. ... read more »
Drew League Basketball Clinic Volunteer Featured In Award-Winning Social Media Campaign
March 1, 2019
Washington was featured in an I Serve LA video as part of a social media campaign encouraging the Cal State LA community to track their service hours. I Serve LA is a university-wide service-learning initiative, which provides thousands of volunteers to serve with community-based organizations across the Greater Los Angeles area. ... read more »
MLK-Themed Study Reveals States with the Most Racial Progress
January 24, 2019
To measure America’s progress in harmonizing racial groups, WalletHub researchers measured the gaps between blacks and whites across 22 key indicators of equality and integration in each of the 50 states and the District of Columbia. ... read more »
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