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Proclaiming Breast Cancer Awareness Month in October

Every year, more than 250,000 women are diagnosed with breast cancer and about 1 in 100 men are diagnosed with breast cancer at some point in their lifetime. Knowing what may contribute to breast cancer is an important part of its prevention – and everyone should speak with their health care provider about their risks […]


County to Launch Groundbreaking Partnership to Employ and Feed Los Angeles Seniors

Governor Gavin Newsom recently launched the first-in-the-nation “Great Plates Delivered” program, a meal delivery service for California’s older adults. The County of Los Angeles will be administering this program locally, starting with a partnership between the Workforce Development, Aging and Community Services (WDACS) Department and Unite Here, Local 11’s Hospitality Training Academy (HTA). “Since the […]


Breaking Ground on a First-of-its-Kind Child and Wellbeing Center in South LA

Hundreds of people came out to celebrate as Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas led the groundbreaking ceremony for the first-of-its-kind Martin Luther King, Jr. Child and Family Well-being Center, slated to open in Willowbrook in 2020. The three-story, 55,000 square foot building will have a Pediatric Medical Hub Clinic on the first floor, an Autism Wellness Center […]


A Breakthrough for LA County’s Bioscience Industry

A state-of-the-art medical research building with a bioscience incubator recently opened at the Harbor-UCLA Medical Center in Torrance, marking a significant breakthrough in Los Angeles County’s bioscience initiative. Owned and operated by the Los Angeles Biomedical Research Institute, also known as LA BioMed, the $63-million, 78,000-sq. ft. facility is one of the most advanced medical research […]


A Breakthrough for the Crenshaw/LAX Line

Construction of the $2-billion rail line through South Los Angeles to LAX hit a major milestone as the engineering marvel dubbed “Harriet” finished excavating a mile-long tunnel beneath Crenshaw Boulevard and broke through to what would become the Leimert Park Station. “For decades, the thought of a rail stop at the center of African American […]