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More Black Infant Deaths Push up Indiana Newborn Death Rate
November 29, 2021
An increased infant mortality rate among Black newborn children contributed to what Indiana health officials found was a slightly higher overall infant mortality rate in the state during 2020. ... read more »
Southland Gas Prices Drop After Reaching Nine-Year Highs
October 11, 2021
The average price of a gallon of self-serve regular gasoline in Los Angeles County dropped slightly today, down one-tenth of a cent to $4.441, a day after reaching its highest amount since Oct. 22, 2012. ... read more »
Ronald McDonald House Charities of Southern California Announces CEO Retirement
October 7, 2021
Vince Bryson to retire in January 2022, after 22 years with the Organization After more than two decades with the organization, Ronald McDonald House Charities® of Southern California (RMHCSC) today announced that Chief Executive Officer Vince Bryson plans to retire in January 2022. ... read more »
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Developers File Application For $500 Million Office Campus in Hollywood
September 16, 2021
Developers today filed an application with the city of Los Angeles to build a $500 million, 22-story ``creative office campus'' on Sunset Boulevard in Hollywood. ... read more »
Hurricane Ida Impacts Gulf Coast Relatives of L.A.-area Residents
September 2, 2021
Hurricane Ida heaped destruction and mayhem in the Gulf Coast states on August 29 and the massive storm impacted relatives and friends of Los Angeles-area residents. ... read more »
Rev. Jesse Jackson, wife Jacqueline hospitalized for COVID
August 21, 2021
The Rev. Jesse Jackson, a famed civil rights leader and two-time presidential candidate, and his wife, Jacqueline, have been hospitalized after testing positive for COVID-19, according to a statement Saturday. ... read more »
SoFi Stadium Cancels AHF’s World AIDS Day Event
August 21, 2021
After being forced to cancel its World AIDS Day Concert and Employee Celebration in 2020 due to COVID-19, AHF booked part of SoFi Stadium for Dec. 1, 2021, across from the Forum, where AHF’s World AIDS Day concert takes place ... read more »
Orange County Community Foundation Announces New Round of Grants Totaling $132,500 from African American Alliance Fund
July 1, 2021
Grants awarded to 15 organizations serving Black communities in honor of Juneteenth and Fund’s first anniversary ... read more »
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Postal Service Is Hiring at Post Offices Throughout Orange County
May 25, 2021
The U.S. Postal Service announced today it is hiring to fill city carrier assistant positions at post offices throughout the Orange County area. ... read more »
Todd Spitzer Launches New Hate Crimes Unit in Orange County
May 11, 2021
Orange County District Attorney Todd Spitzer today announced that his office has created a new unit that will focus on hate crimes. ... read more »
Metrolink Receives Federal Railroad Administration Grant to Stem Suicides on the Tracks
April 8, 2021
Today, Metrolink announced it was awarded a $59,000 grant from the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) to address the issue of suicides along its system through outreach and training with key railroad staff, first responders and community members.   ... read more »
Superintendent Tony Thurmond Announces $420,000 in Grants to the Bridging the Digital Divide Fund to Benefit Students in Southern California
November 12, 2020
State Superintendent of Public Instruction, Tony Thurmond announced that Southern California Gas Company (SoCalGas) and San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E), in partnership with The San Diego Foundation, have donated a total of $420,000 to the Bridging the Digital Divide Fund. SDG&E and The San Diego Foundation’s grant of $100,000 to the Classroom of the Future Foundation will address digital divide among tribal K-12 youth in San Diego County. SoCalGas’ portion of $320,000 will be split into five grants to separate organizations in Southern California for specific work to close the digital divide. SoCalGas and SDG&E are part of the Sempra Energy family of companies. ... read more »
South Coast AQMD Governing Board Selects South Los Angeles for AB 617 Program to Accelerate Air Pollution Reduction in Community
October 8, 2020
Last week, the South Coast Air Quality Management District’s (South Coast AQMD) Governing Board approved a recommendation to add the South Los Angeles community to the Assembly Bill 617 (AB 617) program. AB 617 requires the California Air Resources Board (CARB) and local air districts to reduce emissions in communities disproportionately impacted by air pollution. The Governing Board also directed staff to pursue additional funding to help support emissions reduction efforts in this community. ... read more »
Judge Mulls Motion by Pilot in Kobe Bryant Suit to Move Case to OC
August 21, 2020
A judge today took under submission a motion by the estate of the pilot in the Jan. 26 helicopter crash that killed Kobe Bryant and eight others to move a lawsuit brought by Bryant's widow to Orange County to ensure a fair trial.     Vanessa Bryant brought the case on Feb. 24 in Los Angeles Superior Court on behalf of herself and her surviving three daughters, including the youngest, Capri, who turned one-year-old on Sunday.     The case was later transferred to Van Nuys Superior Court and names as defendants the estate of the late chopper pilot, Ara Zobayan, plus Island Express Helicopters and Island Express Holding Corp. Judge Virginia Keeny heard arguments on the change-of-venue motion, then took the case under ... read more »
OC Supervisors Approve Aug. 24 as Kobe Bryant Day
August 14, 2020
   Orange County supervisors today voted to declare Aug. 24 as Kobe Bryant Day.     Bryant was born on Aug. 23 and wore the number 24 in his playing days, said Orange County Board Chairwoman Michelle Steel, explaining why she settled on Aug. 24 as the date to honor the former Lakers great who died Jan. 26 in a helicopter crash that also killed his daughter and seven others.  ... read more »
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