Newsletter - Sept. 18, 2015

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BOS Approves My Health LA Members to Have Access to 1700 Pharmacies in the Greater LA Area

This week, the Board of Supervisors approved a recommendation by the Department of Health Services (DHS) to allow My Health LA members to have access to 1700 pharmacies to get their prescriptions filled. This will be in addition to receiving quality preventive care services and access to primary and specialty care.

“I want to thank DHS, the Community Clinic Association and our community providers in addressing the issues about preserving the dispensaries,” said Supervisor Hilda L. Solis.

As a result of these negotiations with the First District, My Health LA members will now have a choice to continue to utilize the clinic's dispensary or get their prescriptions filled at one of 1700 contracted pharmacies in the County.

“The ability to continue to have access to the dispensaries was a very important issue for my constituents,” added Supervisor Solis. “Many people who reside in the First District have difficulty accessing transportation. Now they have the option of getting their prescriptions filled in their own communities.”

New Life for Grand Avenue: The Broad Museum Opens to the Public this Weekend!

The Broad, L.A.’s newest contemporary art museum, opens this Sunday, Sept. 20, 2015. Founded by philanthropists and longtime collectors Eli and Edythe Broad, The museum is home to 2,000 works of art in the Broad collection, which is among the most prominent holdings of postwar and contemporary art worldwide. Designed by Diller Scofidio + Renfro in collaboration with Gensler, the 120,000-square-foot, $140-million building, is an artwork in itself with its honeycomb-like exterior and column-free exhibition space on the third floor. The museum features two floors of gallery space to showcase The Broad’s comprehensive collection and is the headquarters of The Broad Art Foundation’s worldwide lending library.

For more information on The Broad please visit

Community Roundup

Los Angeles

First U.S./China Climate Leaders Summit Conference Gathered This Week

Left: Supervisor Hilda L. Solis with Mayor Garcetti's staff. Right: VP Joe Biden

The Summit, which took place early this week, marked the first official convening of U.S. and Chinese subnational leaders on climate change under the Climate Change Working Group. It represents a key opportunity to galvanize climate action before December’s United Nations climate conference in Paris.

Hundreds of Volunteers Turn-Out to Help LA Works Beautify the Southeast Cities

This past weekend, Los Angeles Works celebrated their annual L.A. Works Day in Southeast L.A, where more than 1,000 volunteers gathered at the opening ceremony in Cudahy. Volunteers from all over the Greater Los Angeles area circulated throughout the Southeast communities of Bell, Cudahy, and Maywood in one of the largest community beautification projects in the region. Through L.A. Works’ collaborative efforts, Southeast residents will now be able to enjoy new murals, community gardens, and other beautification projects.

East Los Angeles
Mexican Independence Parade

The Comite Mexicano Civico Patriotico (CMCP) presented the 69th Annual East L.A. Mexican Independence Day Parade. This is one of the most colorful and exciting events in So. Calif., with groups representing the States of Mexico, local high school and university marching bands, authentic equestrian charro groups, community non-profits, community leaders and distinguished elected officials. “Congratulations to the CMCP on another successful parade,” said Supervisor Solis. “I truly enjoyed seeing so many friends during this memorable celebration.”

The YWCA Senior Center Celebrated Latino Heritage

The YWCA Bassett Senior Center celebrated Mexican Independence Day and Bicultural Latina at Bassett Park. The celebration included lunch, performances, and concluded with a senior dance. Performances included a fun partner dance representing Colombia and regional Mexican dancers from the Irwindale Senior Center. The center has grown so much that they will also be performing at the LA County Fair on Sunday September 27th. For more information about the Bassett Senior Center, please call (626) 214-9465 or visit them at Bassett Park, located at 510 Vineland Ave., Bassett CA 91746.

Don’t Miss the Opportunity to Enjoy Beethoven Egmont Overture Hosted by the LA Phil

Don’t miss the opportunity to see the Simón Bolivar Symphony Orchestra of Venezuela led by Conductor Joshua Dos Santos on Oct. 8 at 7:30 p.m. For more information click here or call (626) 350-4500. Seating preference will be given to ticket holders that arrive early! You can also e-mail subject: LA Phil to make your reservations.


Latin Jazz Concert
at Whittier Narrows
Recreation Area
751 Santa Anita Ave.
South El Monte 91733
Fri., Sept. 18, 2015
6:30 to 9:30 p.m.

Smart Gardening Workshop
El Monte Public Library
3224 Tyler St.
Sat., Sept. 19, 2015
2 to 3:30 p.m.

Free Oil Recycling
For a list of events in Sept. and Oct. click here or log in to or call(1888) CLEAN LA

Toxic Trash / E-Waste Recycling
City of South El Monte
Community Center Parking
Lot, Sat., Sept. 26, 2015
1415 Santa Anita Ave., South El Monte, CA


East Los Angeles Field Office
4801 East Third Street
Los Angeles, CA 90022
Phone: (323) 881-4601
Fax: (323) 887-7286

Hall of Administration Office
856 Kenneth Hahn Hall of Administration
500 West Temple Street
Los Angeles, CA 90012
Phone: (213) 974-4111
Fax: (213) 613-1739

El Monte Field Office
3400 Aerojet Avenue, Suite 240
El Monte, CA 91731
Phone: (626) 350-4500
Fax: (626) 448-1573


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