The Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP) is a once a year utility bill assistance program for low income households to help offset the cost of heating or cooling their homes. After eligibility determination, a credit is applied to their account. The current benefit amount ranges from $178.00 to $297.00 a year depending on the household size and household income.

AUGUST 13, 2010 (10:00 AM to 2:00 PM)

Love, Peace, and Happiness Family Church
1850 W. 54th Street (near Western)
Los Angeles, CA 90043

Eligibility Requirements: You must reside within the following cities — Carson, Compton, El Segundo, Gardena, Hawthorne, Hermosa Beach, Inglewood, Lawndale, Manhattan Beach, Paramount, Redondo Beach and Torrance.

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Vote Now To Bring President Obama to the Second District's Environmental Charter High School Graduation

The White House and the Department of Education recently named Environmental Charter High School (ECHS) as a finalist in a nationwide competition – for exemplifying the president’s 2020 goal that every high school student will graduate college ready.

ECHS is one of just 6 finalists from 1,000 applicants selected to compete in a run-off contest to have the President deliver its 2010 commencement address.

Help ECHS Reach The Final Three!

The public now has just 4 days to vote for and rate each finalist school – each of which is featured on the White House website.

The President will pick a national winner from the top three finalists, and has encouraged Americans to help choose the winner.

Public Voting for the Top 3 Finalists Starts Monday, April 26th at 5:00 am PDT, and runs until 8:59 pm PDT Thursday, April 29th.

To Vote for ECHS Online Go To:

Watch the 3-minute student-created videos online (ECHS is the 3rd video!). Rate each school on a scale from 1 to 5. A “5” goes to the school that best meets the President’s Race To the Top Commencement Challenge goals – providing an education where every student graduates college and career ready.

Great Opportunity for 18-24 Year-Olds Living in Hawthorne, Lawndale, Gardena or Inglewood

EARN UP TO $1000 and 15 COLLEGE CREDITS through Harbor College. Complete your high school diploma while training to become a wildland fire fighter!

•18 – 24 years of age
•At least 150 high school credits completed
•Resident of the city of Hawthorne, Lawndale, Gardena or Inglewood
•Able to attend training Mon – Sat, January 4 until March 26, 2010
•Meet income and “legal right to work” guidelines

Wednesday, December 2, 2009, 5:00 P.M.
Hawthorne Memorial Center
3901 W. El Segundo Blvd, Polaris Room
Hawthorne, CA

Help Plan the Future of the Harbor Subdivision

You are invited to attend a project update on the Harbor Subdivision Transit Corridor Alternatives Analysis (AA). In April and May 2009, Metro held public meetings to obtain your feedback on the four project alternatives to be carried forward through the duration of the study. Based on comments received at those meetings as well as more detailed technical analysis, Metro has completed the AA and will present the results at a series of community meetings this fall.

Harbor Subdivision

Learn more about the project and share your comments with us at one of the following meetings:

October 19, 2009, 11am-1pm
Metropolitan Water District, Room 2-145
700 N Alameda St
Los Angeles, CA

October 19, 2009, 6-8pm
Lawndale Community Center Annex
14616 ½ Grevillea Av
Lawndale, CA

October 20, 2009, 6-8pm
Carson Community Center
801 E Carson St
Carson, CA

October 21, 2009, 6-8pm
Jackie Robinson Academy Auditorium
2750 Pine Av
Long Beach, CA

October 22, 2009, 6-8pm
Hyde Park-Miriam Matthews Library
2205 Florence Av
Los Angeles, CA

Meeting Agenda:
Open House: 30 minutes
Project Update Presentation: 30 minutes
Question and Answer Session: 60 minutes

Content presented at each meeting will be identical, so please attend at the time and location most convenient for you.

Study Area

The study area encompasses approximately 85 square miles including the jurisdictions of Huntington Park, Vernon, City of Los Angeles, Hawthorne, Inglewood, El Segundo, Lawndale, Torrance, Manhattan Beach, Redondo Beach, Carson, Los Angeles County, and the port areas of Los Angeles and Long Beach.

For more information, call 213.922.4004 or visit

VIDEO: Supervisor Ridley-Thomas Honors Artist Anne Marie Karlsen for her Award-Winning Art Work at the Lawndale Library

Below is an example of Anne’s incredible art work at the Lawndale Library: