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.
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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.
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.
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.
AUTODESK, a software company that supports Latino students pursuing STEM careers
The California State University, Northridge (CSUN) campus will be home to a new innovation center that will provide science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) opportunities, and skills to Latino students.
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.
Community organizations look to have a police-free LAUSD
The Police Free LAUSD Coalition released a report in 2023 titled “From Criminalization to Education: A Community Vision for Safe Schools in LAUSD.” The information is urging LAUSD to redirect all funding from the Los Angeles School Police Department (LASPD) to invest in the holistic well-being of all students instead.
Organizaciones comunitarias quieren un LAUSD sin policías
Desde fines de la década de 1990, la policía estadounidense ha estado recorriendo los pasillos de las escuelas. Es así como quieren lidiar con comportamientos poco saludables de los alumnos. Pero varias organizaciones de justicia social quieren que esta norma llegue a su fin. Este año, la Coalición Police Free LAUSD lanzó una campaña para […]
SANDRA TOVAR, Fine Arts Director for the Boys and Girls Club
Hard work and dreams: two things Sandra Tovar always kept in mind when she arrived in the United States at 18 years old. Like any other immigrant family, Tovar came to the U.S. looking for a better life and explained that when she was with her family, she felt like she had everything she needed in life.
COLUMN: On Prosperity featuring Farah Sosa
Farah Sosa identifies as a photographer with an emphasis on multicultural musical landscapes. She was born in Guatemala City and has been living in Los Angeles since 2006. She currently rents n Highland Park, California, and would like to own a home one day.
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.
CALÓ ON THE STREET: Should we be called Latinos or something else?
Most of our readers will know that Latinos/as/x comprise 37 percent of the 39 million people in California. But did you know that we also account for 18.9% of the world’s total population?