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Wednesday, December 11, 2019

An excerpt from the Daily Breeze

The meeting began with a moment of silence to remember the six people who were killed in a New Jersey shooting.

The country's latest episode of mass gun violence occured just hours before nearly 50 students and community members met Tuesday night, Dec. 10, at Banning High School in Wilmington for a town hall to discuss that very issue.

 

Tuesday, November 26, 2019

An excerpt from My News LA

California is establishing a network of clinics for adults with Sickle Cell Disease statewide, expanding services for those affected by the debilitating disease.

The launch marks the grand opening of a new clinic site at the MLK Jr. Outpatient Center in Los Angeles. The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors named the new clinic after Jeffrey Smith, the son of Gil Smith, Founding Mayor of the City of Carson, who died from SCD complications in 1982 at the age of 23. These milestones come three years after the Los Angeles County Department of Health Services first opened the adult SCD clinic at MLK Jr. Outpatient Center in Los Angeles, with its partners the Sickle Cell Disease Foundation and the Center for Inherited Blood Disorders.

Now with a commitment of $15 million, Californians across the state with SCD will finally receive the quality health care they deserve, according to a statement.

Wednesday, November 20, 2019

An excerpt from Black Voice News

Sunday, October 20, 2019

An excerpt from Yahoo Finance

Alex Medina, APLA Health

Los Angeles, Oct. 20, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Today AIDS Walk Los Angeles held its 35th annual walk that raised vital funds that help to build support and awareness of the continuing need to address the HIV/AIDS epidemic. Ten thousand participants, volunteers and sponsors raised nearly $1.6 million. Individuals are able to increase that amount by donating before November 15, 2019.

This year’s AIDS Walk Los Angeles was the first to be managed in-house by APLA Health, which has been the beneficiary of the walk since its inception. The theme for 2019 is “AIDS Has Met Its March,” which calls upon participants to continue the fight in its efforts to make AIDS history. 

Friday, October 11, 2019

An excerpt from the San Francisco Chronicle

SACRAMENTO — California will expand its landmark gun violence restraining order law, allowing co-workers and employers to ask a judge to take away someone’s firearms and extending the maximum length of the bans.

Gov. Gavin Newsom signed four bills Friday to bolster the restraining order program, which now allows police, immediate family members and roommates to request that a judge temporarily confiscate firearms and ammunition from people they believe pose a danger to themselves or others.

Monday, August 26, 2019

An excerpt from the Long Beach Business Journal

The debate around automation at California ports has come to the shores of Long Beach. The Long Beach City Council recently approved a recommendation by 9th District Councilmember Rex Richardson to conduct a study assessing the economic impact of automation at the Port of Long Beach. The item received unanimous approval from Richardson’s seven fellow councilmembers. The study will be produced by the city manager’s office in collaboration with the harbor department, and is due to be presented to the city council within 120 days.

Thursday, August 22, 2019

An excerpt from the Compton Herald

SACRAMENTO – The long-awaited bronze bust of the late Mervyn M. Dymally, a long-time California lawmaker and former lieutenant governor, was unveiled at the State Capitol on Aug. 12, 2019

Assemblymember Mike A. Gipson, D-Carson, who unveiled the bust in a special ceremony, authored AB 2036, he said, “to ensure that this trailblazer’s legacy will always be with us.” The statue sits at the entrance of the lieutenant governor’s office in Sacramento.