Help for Families Affected by Exide
A day after the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors voted to send Gov. Jerry Brown a five-signature letter requesting more help for the families impacted by the Exide plant, the Governor announced the allocation of $176.6 million for cleanup and decontamination activities.
“This is a tremendous step,” Los Angeles County Board Chair Hilda L. Solis said. “This funding will bring immediate relief to thousands of families who for so long have been ignored.”
Last month, Solis traveled to Sacramento to urge Brown and the State legislature to come up with funding to test all 10,000 homes for lead and to clean up the most contaminated.
“The community was heard!" Solis said.
To read Solis’ motion, click here.
Dream Job: Work at the Hollywood Bowl!
The Los Angeles Philharmonic Association and the Hollywood Bowl announce full-time and part-time summer job openings.
The organizations seek dispatchers, cashiers, custodians and ushers, among others.
Since 1919, the association's mission has been to perform, present and promote music in various forms to diverse audiences. The Los Angeles Phil Association and the Hollywood Bowl invite young people in the County to join their team.
For more information, click here.
L.A. Youth Job Fair Attracts Thousands
More than 20 local and national companies made hundreds of job offers to eager job seekers at the L.A. Youth Job Fair.
The 100,000 Opportunities Initiatives, the City of Los Angeles, the County of Los Angeles, the Los Angeles Community College District and community partners hosted this job fair on Feb. 11 at the Los Angeles Convention Center.
The 100,000 Opportunities Initiatives focuses on helping young people gain meaningful employment. If you missed the job fair, click here for more information.
Future Scholars of Bell offers scholarships to Bell High School seniors who plan to attend a four-year college or university.
Students with a financial need, or who have overcome personal obstacles and who have demonstrated discipline and strength of character, are encouraged to apply.
Students can submit applications now until March 29. To apply, visit www.bellscholars.net.
Design A “Cooler” Grand Park
Calling all local artists!
Grand Park wants local artists to design a structure that offers park visitors shade from the sun.
The theme of the design should reflect the park itself and the role the urban green space plays in civic life within downtown Los Angeles.
Artists are encouraged to draw on their own experiences while visiting Grand Park as they develop their designs. The winning artist will receive a commission of $15,000. Prior public art experience is not a requirement to submit an entry.
Grand Park will begin installing the winning artist’s design this summer. Click here for more information.
Application Deadline: 5 p.m. Friday, Feb. 26, 2016
Running + Walking = Good Health
More than 1,500 men, women and children ran in the city of Bell's second annual 5k run/walk as a way to promote healthy habits.
At the Feb. 21 community event, members of the Bell City Council stressed the importance of eating well and exercising regularly.
By taking part in this gathering, families, friends and neighbors embraced health and wellness in their community, as well as in the greater Southeast Los Angeles County region.
Hoy quotes Solis in this story about politicians praising community activists who were instrumental in encouraging Gov. Brown to allocate $176.6 million for the Exide cleanup. Read the story here.
Univision KMEX channel 34 features Board Chair Solis on "A Primera Hora." Solis talks about the importance of healthy eating habits. Click here to stream the interview.
KNBC-TV profiles community activists who rallied to raise awareness about the lead contamination in their homes from Exide. Solis is interviewed in this piece. Stream the report here.
SAVE THE DATE
Too Toxic to Trash
Dispose of Household Hazardous Waste and E-Waste the right way.
Southern California Gas Company
8101 Rosemead Blvd.
Pico Rivera, CA 90660
For more information, visit www.CleanLA.com
Call for Artists for a Cooler Grand Park
Design new permanent shade structures to improve visitors’ experience at the park.
5 p.m. Friday, Feb. 26, 2016
For more information, email:
African American Heritage Celebration
Senior Activity Center
255 S. Hill St.,
Los Angeles, CA 90012
Feb. 26, 2016
The Bradbury Room
Grand Park's Spring Programming
March 12, 2016
Noon - 4:51 p.m.
Earth Day 2016
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Whittier, CA 90601
April 9, 2016
10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
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