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New Homeless ‘Bridge’ Shelter Opens on San Pedro; L.A. County Provides $400,000 to Support COVID-19 Staffing.
July 7, 2020
The unsheltered have been part of the most susceptible demographic to coronavirus, due to being exposed to the elements with no permanent protection to take refuge. July 6, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti held a conference “Confronting the Crisis,” announcing the opening of a bridge home shelter in San Pedro. Monetary resources are being funneled to areas that are imperative to fighting a global pandemic, L.A. County disclosed a commitment to testing site funding. ... read more »
CELEBRATION OF LIFE: CLARENCE WOODS ZURITA May 21, 1931 – May 11, 2020
June 4, 2020
Clarence Zurita was born on May 21, 1931 to Mary Zurita in San Pedro, California. Clarence never knew his mother and would become orphaned at a very young age. He was blessed to be placed with the Woods Family in Watts, California, where he was embraced and reared in a loving home. It was at the family business--Woods Family Auto Parts--where Clarence developed a love for cars and the skill to fix almost anything…although many times in a unique way of his own! He attended David Starr Jordan High School and held many state records, some for decades, in Cross Country Track events. A few years after graduating high school, Clarence was drafted into the United States Army, where he served one tour of duty, fought in the Korean War and received an Honorary Discharge. ... read more / view gallery »
The Heinous Murder of George Floyd and Race in America
June 4, 2020
As Vice-Chair of the California Legislative Black Caucus and Chair of the Senate Select Committee on the Status of Boys and Men of Color — and more importantly, as a human being — I am appalled by the senseless killing of George Floyd. His death is another tragic reminder of the police violence that has devastated Black families and communities for decades. ... read more »
Rep. Barragán Releases Congressional Report on Insulin Costs for Los Angeles Residents with Diabetes
May 31, 2019
Rep. Nanette Diaz Barragán (CA-44) released a Congressional Report that highlights the high prices of diabetes drugs for seniors and the uninsured in California’s 44th Congressional district. ... read more »
L.A. Care Awards $3.6 Million for Physician Recruitment
January 25, 2019
L.A. Care Health Plan, the largest publicly-operated health plan in the country, has announced the first round of Provider Recruitment Program grants as part of its Elevating the Safety Net initiative. The mission of the $31 million initiative is to recruit highly-qualified primary care physicians to the Los Angeles County safety net. The safety net is comprised of health care providers who offer access to care regardless of a patient’s ability to pay, and whose patient population includes a substantial share of the Medicaid population and the uninsured.  ... read more »
San Pedro Upset Dorsey in Division I City Section Championship
November 29, 2018
In a highly defensive battle, The Dorsey Dons fell short 20-22 to the San Pedro Pirates in the CIF City Section Division I Championship. ... read more »
The Gouché Foundation Scholarship Luncheon
July 12, 2018
he Gouché Foundation announced that it will be hosting its 1st Annual College Signing Day & Scholarship Awards Luncheon, awarding $12,000 in college scholarships to inner city youth. The ceremony will take place on July 14, 2018 from 12-5pm at the California Yacht Club Cabrillo in San Pedro, CA. The luncheon will end with twelve high school graduates walking away with scholarships totaling $1k each, in an effort to assist them on their path to higher education.  ... read more »
Alleged Homeless ‘Dumping’ by Sheriff’s Department Under Examination
June 15, 2018
The incident, which occurred on West 25th Street in San Pedro on Jan. 30, was shown by Buscaino on a large screen inside the council chamber and also posted to his YouTube and Facebook accounts. The councilman said the man was a "clear 5150 patient'' -- the term refers to an involuntary psychiatric hold -- and that the incident occurred a few blocks over the border from Rancho Palos Verdes, which is patrolled by the LASD. ... read more »
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