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Posted inLA Elections

Mayor Bass Promised To House 17,000 Angelenos. How Is She Doing?

It was a big and bold promise by Karen Bass as she campaigned to be LA’s next mayor: get 17,000 unhoused Angelenos into housing during her first year in office. The homelessness crisis plays out daily on city streets — confronting residents, business owners and visitors with the visible failure of public policy to keep people sheltered and safe. When LAist asked Angelenos what issues most urgently needed Mayor Bass’ attention, 63% of respondents said homelessness and a third listed it as their biggest personal stressor.

Posted inEducation

After earning a coveted $50,000 scholarship from Edison International, student aims to change the economy via science

Avalon High School student, Arlene Cazares Garcia, was surprised last month with a $50,000 STEM scholarship from Edison International. Each year, only 30 high school students from Southern California are selected for scholarships by the Edison program. Edison International is the parent company of Southern California Edison and one of the largest corporate philanthropic companies.

Posted inPolitics

Transgender Latina making history at the 21st Annual Latino Spirit Awards

Earlier this month, the 21 Latino Spirit Awards were held at the State Capitol in Sacramento. To coincide with the state celebration of Cinco de Mayo, like every year since 2002, prominent, talented, Latinos, who are leaders of their fields from across California were honored by the California Latino Legislative Caucus. Among the honorees was Bamby Salcedo, the first transgender woman activist to be recognized with these awards. 

Posted inPolitics

What 4,339 Southern Californians Say Needs Immediate Action From LA Mayor Karen Bass

We asked and you answered. Here are some key takeaways from responses we got to the question about what feels most urgent to Angelenos as the new mayor’s policies and priorities take shape. That’s why LAist launched a 12-question survey during L.A. Mayor Karen Bass’ first three months in office to understand what you think her administration should tackle first.

Posted inHealth

The Public Health Department helping communities affected by COVID-19

The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health (Public Health) recognizes the vital work of its partner organizations, such as the East LA Women’s Center (ELAWC), which supports Latina women, mothers and girls in underserved and vulnerable communities impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. At the ELAWC, people can be seen by a therapist or a case manager so that they can access their needs individually.

Posted inEconomy

NELY GALÁN, NYT bestselling author and media entrepreneur, hosts new bilingual “Money Maker/Mi Mundo Rico” podcast

Galán, a media entrepreneur, self-made financial guru and New York Times bestselling author, now teaches financial literacy through her new bilingual podcast called “Money Maker/Mi Mundo Rico.” The podcast was launched in March and is expected to produce 100 episodes through the Money News Network (MNN) website. The podcast is available on Spotify and Apple Music. Episodes are released on Wednesdays and Fridays. Listeners are treated to content related to various topics, such as business advice, goal-oriented lessons and personal stories from special guests.