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Feb 22

Tuberculosis outbreak: Health workers ID 4,650 at risk in L.A.

Health workers have identified about 4,650 people who were probably exposed to a persistent outbreak of tuberculosis on downtown Los Angeles' skid row and are trying to track them down for testing and treatment. Read the full article at the link below. ...
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Feb 8

Report Finds Mass Incarceration Undermines Efforts to Address Domestic HIV/AIDS Epidemic

As the nation prepares to mark National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day (NBHAAD) on February 7, the National Minority AIDS Council (NMAC) and Housing Works, with support from the Ford Foundation, have released a new report titled “Mass Incarceration, Housing Instability and HIV/AIDS,” examining the intersection between incarceration, homelessness and HIV vulnerability, especially within the African American community. Read the full article ...
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Jan 17

L.A. Council backs creating city ID cards, asks for bids

Los Angeles City Council members Wednesday gave enthusiastic backing to the creation of a controversial city identification card that could be used by illegal immigrants to open banks accounts, borrow library books and pay utility bills. Read the full article at the link below... ...
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Jan 2

White House eases path to residency for some illegal immigrants

Beginning March 4, when the changes go into effect, illegal immigrants who can demonstrate that time apart from an American spouse, child or parent would create “extreme hardship,” can start the application process for a legal visa without leaving the U.S.  Read the full article by clicking on the link below. ...
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Nov 24

N. Hollywood senior housing complex caters to artistic tenants

As the real estate industry ponders ways to cater to an aging population, one company has come up with an unusual amenity for senior housing: a professional theater.In fact, developers of an apartment complex catering to seniors with an artistic bent that has opened in North Hollywood think it may be the region's first pairing of housing and live theater. The ...
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Nov 22

A lifeline in Hollywood for young homeless people

Give thanks for the nearly new Nikes, left abandoned beneath the 101 Freeway overpass. They were just M.J.'s size. He had needed shoes, but had no money to buy them. Give thanks for the tote bag, holding the Vienna sausages that Sam hands M.J. on Hollywood Boulevard. Sam is 4 1/2 months pregnant with her fifth child — their third ...
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Nov 6

Senior Housing Where The Old Go To Flourish, Not Wither

EngAGE is a program in Los Angeles that helps low-income seniors have a happier, more fulfilling, and more creative life than you imagine in your standard nursing home. Getting old in America is rough. Health care expenses, needing extra attention from one’s family, and giving up the comforts of home to move into senior housing amount to an experience that can ...
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Oct 26

BOARD APPROVES $11 MILLION FOR AFFORDABLE HOUSING

Acting on a joint motion by Supervisors Mark Ridley-Thomas and Zev Yaroslavsky, the Board of Supervisors unanimously approved $11 million in funding for affordable housing projects that will benefit homeless people, low-income veterans and other at risk populations. Approximately 176 units are expected to be built as a result of this investment. Read the full article at ...
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Oct 22

OraSure Rolls Out First In-Home Rapid Oral HIV Test

The face of HIV testing changed forever, October 9, when OraSure Technologies announced that its OraQuick In-Home HIV Test is now available in stores, retailing for about $40 and allowing the user to swab his or her gums and read the test result at home in less than half an hour. Read the full article at ...
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Oct 1

Surviving the Heat

The list of L.A. County Cooling Centers. If you are planning to visit one of these Cooling Centers, it is advisable that you call in advance to make sure there is still seating available.    Please reference the flyer that is attached to the link provided.  ...
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