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


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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Sep 30

South Africa Gets Ready for HIV Vaccine Trial

A vaccine candidate which showed that it can protect against HIV infection by up to 31% when tested in Thailand three years ago will be further tested in South Africa as soon as next year.   Read the Full Article at: ...
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Sep 27

Care Harbor provides free medical, dental and vision services in LA

In collaboration with L.A. Care Health Plan and Dignity Health, Care Harbor provided free medical, dental and vision services to those in need.    Read the full article at: ...
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Aug 27

FDA approves new combination pill for HIV treatment

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved Stribild (elvitegravir, cobicistat, emtricitabine, tenofovir disoproxil fumarate), a new once-a-day combination pill to treat HIV-1 infection in adults who have never been treated for HIV infection. Stribild contains two previously approved HIV drugs plus two new drugs, elvitegravir and cobicistat. Elvitegravir is an HIV integrase strand transfer inhibitor, a drug that interferes ...
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Aug 15

Undocumented immigrants line up for relief from deportation

Long lines formed at help centers and lawyers' office across America Wednesday as thousands of young, undocumented immigrants began applying for relief from deportation. They took advantage of one of the biggest immigration policy changes in years. An executive order by President Barack Obama allows those who entered the country illegally as children to remain and work without fear of ...
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