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LA County Revisits the Importance of Mental Health After COVID-19 Surge; The Work of Los Angeles Department of Mental Health is ‘Amplified’ Due to Current State of Pandemic
November 13, 2020
As news of an increase in the spread of the COVID-19 virus arises, it has also heightened the senses of worry about what more can be endured, the outbreak has been a rollercoaster filled with twists and turns. There has been extreme strain put on everyone to have stability and a light shined on the overall quality of life. The County of Los Angeles continue the stride to move into the unknown but with more resources to get the mental help needed on the journey to a new frontier. ... read more »
LA Residents Affected by COVID Pandemic Can Apply for $500 Grant to Pay for Utilities Starting in November
October 29, 2020
Starting next Monday, low income residents can apply for the DWP Utilities CARES Grant. According to the LADWP official website, “Low-Income LA Residents Affected by COVID Pandemic Can Apply for $500 Grant between November 2 – 15, under Program Championed by Council President Nury Martinez and Approved by City Council & Board of Water & Power Commissioners” That took place on October 27. ... read more »
On Your Nov. Ballot: Proposition 20 Calls for Changing Some Misdemeanors to Felonies
October 22, 2020
California’s Proposition 20 proposes expanding the list of offenses that disqualify incarcerated persons for parole. ... read more »
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Supporters and Opponents of Prop 24 Make Last-Minute Pitches to Voters Before Election
October 22, 2020
Proposition 24 on the November ballot would update the California Consumer Privacy Act to add new provisions and create an agency to enforce the laws. ... read more »
L.A. County Gives Updates on Safety Compliance Certification Program: Businesses Self-Certify and Train for COVID-19 Protocol
October 15, 2020
The self-certified training program starts with watching a video, then one would complete a brief survey after the training visual, lastly the business would receive an emailed certificate. This is operated by the Los Angeles County Health Department. The program is completely voluntary, but it is put in place to prevent the spread of coronavirus among guest and staff. ... read more »
Black Leaders: State Can Do More to Include Black Firms in Small Biz Support Plans
October 8, 2020
Because so many Black businesses are sole proprietorships, advocates also say they might be too busy trying to keep their head above water to stay informed about opportunities available to them. ... 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 »
Bill Would Allow Real-World Test of Mental Health Alternative to Policing
October 1, 2020
AB 2054 calls for the authorization of a pilot grant program that would allow community-based organizations instead of the police to respond in emergency situations ... read more »
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Los Angeles City Mayor Reflects on Breonna Taylor Case Settlement; “More Work For Justice Has To Be Done.”
September 24, 2020
Los Angeles City Mayor Eric Garcetti spoke of transforming relationships and making investments in programs that foster progressive and mindful behavior among the community.  He called for the city to double their efforts in building a strong connection between resident and public officials.  Garcetti stated, “As we process today’s news, lets stay mindful of the words determination and peace that Breonna’s family has shared with us, day after day, that courage that they have shown. Let’s keep saying her name, lets never give up the fight for justice...” ... read more »
USC Dornsife Research Reveals Black Low-Income Single Parent Households at High Risk of Critical Food and Security Disparities; Over 800,000 households Affected
September 24, 2020
‘Angelenos’ is a general term to identify all people living in Los Angeles, bringing them to equal levels across the County. However, new research about COVID-19 is showing the reality of division living in L.A. ... read more »
NBMBAA Announces Its New President & CEO
September 24, 2020
Joe will take the organization to the next level bringing vision, thought leadership and unparalleled fundraising expertise. ... read more »
L.A. County Relies on Strong Hold of Community Assistance to Respond to COVID-Related Disparities; $75,000 Grants Available to Non-Profit Organizations
September 21, 2020
Los Angeles continues to see a level of stabilization within the measurements of the community spread. Although that is a step in the right direction, the county still holds a sense of caution over the community. Public officials encourage all Angelenos to try to stay inside as much as possible and there is a need to go outside one must follow physical distancing procedures. The community continues to rally around one another either through nonprofit organizations or individual volunteering. The one way to waiver this storm, is together as one sound body. ... read more »
Los Angeles City Mayor Provides Updated Efforts to Distinguish ‘Bob Cat Fire’, Over 70,000 Acres Burned
September 19, 2020
The mayor emphasized the progress can be derailed if the community slacks on social distancing efforts. Garcetti encourage the city to remain in a space of unity as we waiver through multiple fires and hardship brought on by the impact of COVID-19. ... read more »
Los Angeles County Announces Millions of Dollars Will Be Put Towards COVID-19 Related Challenges, To Fight Them Head-On
September 16, 2020
There is a need for all residents to come together. There is no room for lack of support when multiple livelihoods are looking at the bottom of their barrel.  All public officials took a united front and supported the message of compassion to spread across Los Angeles. ... read more »
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