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Councilmember Curren Price, LADOT Launch ‘Universal Basic Mobility’ Pilot in South L.A. 
April 28, 2022
L.A. City Councilmember Curren Price joined the L.A. Department of Transportation (LADOT) on April 26 to launch the revolutionary Universal Basic Mobility Pilot (UBM) in South Los Angeles - one of the largest programs of its kind in the country, increasing access to transportation options for neighbors in Council Districts 8, 9 and 10.   ... read more »
Community Health Centers Offer Safe, Affordable Care Right in South L.A.
April 27, 2022
With clinics all over South Los Angeles, Inglewood, Compton and more, the Southside Coalition of Community Health Centers raises a unified voice for the health care needs of South Los Angeles.  ... read more »
Ballmer Group Grant to Crystal Stairs, Inc., Advances Equity and Economic Mobility for African American Child Care Providers
April 21, 2022
A $1,300,000 grant from the Ballmer Group to Crystal Stairs, Inc. (CSI) is lighting the path toward equity and economic mobility for African American child care providers in South Los Angeles and paving a bright future for Black children and families with increased quality of care and education. ... read more »
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Travis Kiel, LAUSD Change Maker, Passes Away
April 14, 2022
The legacy of Travis Kiel, a game-changing educator and administrator, will be celebrated by family and friends in his hometown of Coffeeville, Alabama on Saturday, April 16. ... read more »
Inner City Youth Orchestra and Watts-Willowbrook Conservatory Unite to Present Music Programs
April 14, 2022
The Inner City Youth Orchestra of Los Angeles (ICYOLA) and the Watts-Willowbrook Conservatory (WWC) will collaborate on two music programs for the young people in South Los Angeles. ... read more »
Hundreds Attend Councilmember Price’s Campaign Kickoff Rally
April 6, 2022
More than 400 people, including elected officials, union heads, leaders of several non-profit organizations in District 9, neighbors and other stakeholders, came out to the kickoff of L.A. City Councilmember Curren Price’s re-election campaign on April 2 at The Beehive in South Los Angeles. ... read more »
Council District 8 and StreetsLA Begin Cool Pavement & Tree Plantings in South Los Angeles Neighborhood   
March 31, 2022
As part of the city’s efforts to continue to mitigate climate change and reduce urban heat, Councilmember Marqueece Harris-Dawson and StreetsLA announced today the start of cool pavement work and tree plantings in a South Los Angeles neighborhood of Council District 8 as the Next Phase Urban Cooling Program continues.  ... read more »
Councilmember Price Leads Effort to Build New Park in South L.A
March 31, 2022
L.A. City Councilmember Curren Price and members of the community joined together to celebrate the groundbreaking of the future Sen. Bill Greene Memorial Park on the corner of Figueroa Street and Slauson Avenue in South Los Angeles.  ... read more »
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Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science Directs Over $2 Million of Federal Funding to Student Financial Relief
March 17, 2022
Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science (CDU) in South Los Angeles, one of the nation’s four historically Black medical schools and a member of the Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities, has allocated more than $2 million of Higher Education Emergency Relief Funds (HEERF) authorized in the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 to provide financial relief directly to students, it was announced by David M. Carlisle, president and CEO of CDU. ... read more »
Weekly Family Time Equips Children to Face Difficult New
March 2, 2022
The stream of tough topics for parents to explain can feel unending: social unrest, hate crimes, natural disasters … the pandemic. Many children and teens have struggled to process what they see at school, in their neighborhoods, and on the news. South Los Angeles residents Scott and LaKesha Ashley confront this challenge during family time with their three children, who range in age from 9 to 21 years old, every Wednesday evening.  ... read more »
Baldwin Vista Residents Oppose County’s Opening Public Trail in Their Neighborhood
March 2, 2022
At 3:30 a.m., on December 14, 1963, less than two years after Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s famous visit to Los Angeles, the Baldwin Hills Reservoir Dam, in South Los Angeles broke, releasing 250 million gallons of water, destroying homes and killing five people. ... read more »
City Issues RFP to Develop Marlton Square
December 2, 2021
Council District 10 and the city of Los Angeles Economic and Workforce Development Department (EWDD) released a Request for Proposals (RFP) on November 29 for a community-serving development at Marlton Square. ... read more »
Black Woman Tech Founder Survived Homelessness and Started a Movement to Increase Generational Wealth in South L.A.
November 26, 2021
Homeless at the age of 19, Cassie Betts has a riveting life story. She shares memories about befriending “questionable characters of the night,” with the tech-savvy inner-city youth she trains in her technology academy Made In South L.A. (MISLA), initially launched from the janitor’s closet of a South Central Los Angeles charter school. ... read more »
Man Killed in South Los Angeles Shooting
October 12, 2021
A man is dead after being shot in the Hyde Park neighborhood of South Los Angeles and police today are continuing their investigation into his death. Officers responded to a call of shots fired at approximately 10 p.m. Monday at 6725 Fourth Ave. near South Van Ness Avenue and found a 25-year-old man with gunshots wounds, said a Los Angeles Police Department spokeswoman. ... read more »
Redistricting Commission Adopts Draft Maps of L.A. Council Districts
October 7, 2021
The redrawn borders, approved at the September 30 meeting, were based on testimony from individuals, community groups and neighborhood councils. ... read more »
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