Tuesday, August 11, 2020

Random Highlights

Strike Out Cancer Co-Ed Softball Tournament

From June 30 to July 1, the family, friends and supporters of Jacob Villegas will be hosting a softball tournament. Villegas is a 8...

Still Life Labor

Story by Terelle Jerricks, Managing Editor Photos by Slobodan Dimitrov Lazy Dog Studio is presenting the work of several labor photographers, including the work of Slobodan...

PTSD: One Survivor’s Story

By Arthur R. Vinsel I cried myself to sleep that night, praying, ‘Oh God, God, what the f... is happening here?’ —Adam S. War is no video...

PTSD Trials Start At Long Beach VA: The Quest For Answers to America’s $650 Billion Question

By Arthur R. Vinsel, Contributing Writer Research is flourishing into brain chemistry's role and new treatments for posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), the single costliest injury...

Rediscovering San Pedro From the Outside In

By James Preston Allen, Publisher From Joseph Wambaugh's new police thriller, Harbor Nocturne, about a recovering Croatian longshoreman who falls in love with an illegal...

Five Days of Celebration– Can we stand having another holiday?

By James Preston Allen, Publisher By all appearances, this coming July 4thcelebration is ramping up to be one of somewhat historic significance here in the...

Vagina-Gate — A Good Thing

By Sherry Lear, Co-Chair of Miss R*EVOLutionaries I have a confession  -- “V” is my new favorite letter of the alphabet.  For months, I have...

Summer Beers

By Michael Koger As summer approaches and the temperatures heat up, you’re going to want a beer that will quench your thirst but not completely...

Murals Under the Stars at MOLAA

By Andrea Serna, Contributing Writer Starting July 22, lecturer Gregorio Luke will present Mariachi Music at the Museum of Latin American Art. On this evening,...

In Search of a Visionary

By Pat Nave, Concerned Citizen “Big Willie” Robinson died last month. Willie Andrew Robinson III founded the National and International Brotherhood of Street Racers and was...

Elections

COVID-19 Crisis Points To The Need For Everyone In L.A. County To Complete The Census

L.A. County’s census response rate is 58.6 percent as of July 23. This is significantly behind California’s overall 63.6 percent response rate, and far behind L.A. County’s goal of 100 percent participation.

Harris, Bennet Urge Facebook to Strengthen Efforts to Protect Civil Rights, Combat Voter Suppression

The audit also urged the company to devote more resources to address hate against vulnerable populations on its platforms, root out white separatism and white nationalism in all its forms.

Ro Khanna and Barbara Lee Could Defy “the Madness of Militarism” as Co-Chairs of the Democratic Convention’s Biggest Delegation

“For the past two weeks,” the San Francisco Chronicle reported, “Sanders supporters have argued that his March 3 primary win in California meant a progressive like Khanna -- an early endorser of the Vermont senator and a national co-chair of his presidential campaign -- should be the face of the state’s delegation.”

Vote-By-Mail Ballot Approved 

Vote by mail approved to all LA County eligible voters.

Health

Albert Robles Center Receives Highest LEED Certification

The facility, opened in August 2019, produces 14 million gallons a day of advanced treated water.

Los Angeles County Will Not Consider School Re-opening Waivers, Per State Guidance

Los Angeles County’s case rate currently is 355 per 100,000 and the county will not be considering waiver applications, at this point in time.

COVID Update: $15 Million Allocated to Childcare for Essential Workers and Low-Income Families

Public Health has announced, July 29, that the Board of Supervisors allocated $15 million in CARES Act funding for childcare vouchers to serve essential workers and low-income families in the county.

From Medical News Today Newsletter, Coronavirus Myths Explored

Addressing COVID-19 myths and conspiracy theories.