In keeping with Mayor Garcetti’s directive issued today, entitled “COVID-19 City Guidelines,” all Neighborhood Council (NC) Board, Committee, Alliance, and Liaison meetings, as well as all other NC-related events – are suspended up to and including March 31, 2020.
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On behalf of Controller Ron Galperin, the Community Engagement team is proud to share our office’s updated Free Food in California map!Please click here to learn more about how this essential resource came to be.
L.A. Controller Ron Galperin just released this new statewide map of free food resources available to Californians. This is the only resource of its kind in California and shows more than 1,400 food banks, food pantries, emergency distribution centers, and other community resources providing free access to food across the state.
How to use the Free Food in California Map: Users can find resources by typing their address into the search bar and choosing a search radius, or by clicking on a location near them on the map. Each dot on the map indicates the location of a separate resource site.
Users can click on a dot to view additional information including the name, address, and contact information. We recommend that anyone seeking assistance contact prospective sites before visiting to confirm hours and eligibility. Some locations may request that community members bring photo identification or other supporting documents when they visit.
Please reach out if you have any questions or feedback on the maps. Thank you as always for your engagement with the Controller’s office!
As an esteemed community partner uplifting our most vulnerable residents during the COVID-19 crisis, you have been selected to participate in a virtual community meeting hosted by Los Angeles County’s Department of Public Social Services (DPSS).
We invite you to join us at 1 p.m. on May 25 for a free overview presentation of DPSS’s programs. As the country’s largest public social services agency, DPSS administers CalFresh, Medi-Cal, General Relief, and welfare-to-work programs.
You can join our May 25 virtual meeting by clicking this link Microsoft Teams Meeting or by dialing 323-776-6996, with phone conference ID: 349 947 205#. If you require an accommodation to participate, please contact Rosa Santana at 562-908-8381 or RosaSantana@dpss.lacounty.gov by May 19.
Please join us to learn more about BenefitsCal, a new site where Californians can apply for CalFresh, Medi-Cal, and other forms of public assistance. For more information, visit: https://benefitscal.com/.
Rosa María Santana Department of Public Social Services Bureau of Special Operations Communications Section 12860 Crossroads Parkway South City of Industry, CA 91746 Cell: (213) 218-7386 Office: (562) 908-8381 Email: RosaSantana@dpss.lacounty.gov
Recently, the City launched an emergency supplemental meal program for older adults 60+ in light of the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. Eligible older adults can receive up to (2) FREE meals per day delivered to their homes up until June 2022.
Eligibility: – 60+ adults – Must reside in the City of Los Angeles
Refer to the Senior Emergency Meals Hotline at: 213-202-5669
Meal Service: – Once clients sign up, they will be added to the program the following week – 7 meals in one box (some breakfast/lunch) delivered once per week – New clients= 14 meals distributed 2x per week – A robo call will be made to each client the day before delivery
Tammy Reese Williams Los Angeles Department of Aging AAA Nutritionist Program Management Division http://aging.lacity.org/
West Adams friends and neighbors – Join the Adams Blvd Safety Project – Short Doc & Community Dialogue Gathering
Get a bite to eat at the hosting venue Open Face Food Shop, engage with neighbors and friends, learn a few new things, and have a ‘lil fun as we strive forward co-creating safer and just streets in West Adams and beyond!!!
RSVP is required so that we can better prepare for the evening and the success for us all! Details are included in the below RSVP link!
How Will L.A.’s Next Mayor Shape Affordable Housing and Homelessness Policies?
The mayoral race in Los Angeles 2022 presents an important change in leadership that will impact the number one issue that voters have addressed: our homelessness and affordable housing crisis. This issue is at the top of the mind for a majority of Angelenos, and we want to see our local government act like it’s our most pressing crisis. SCANPH and Housing for a Stronger LA are convening a Mayoral Candidates Forum to engage in a dialogue with the candidates and to hear about their plans to ensure that every resident has a decent, safe, sustainable and affordable place to live.
Date: Wednesday, April 20, 2022
Time: 10 am – 12 pm
Venue: Colburn School, Zipper Hall
200 Grand Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90012
Housers, let’s show the next mayor that the affordable housing community is a strong coalition that can’t be ignored, so we hope you’ll turn out and make our voices heard.
Featured Host Speaker and Emcee: Emily Martiniuk, Residents United Network (NUA) Advocate and Housing California’s 2019 Housing Advocate of the Year; LA Family Housing Resident
Rep. Karen Bass
City Attorney Mike Feuer
City Councilmember Joe Buscaino
Businessman Ramit Varma
*Candidates Rick Caruso and Kevin de Leon declined to participate.
Zipper Hall, 200 Grand Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90012 Pandemic Guidelines: Masks required; vaccination status checks for all attendees. Parking: Several parking lots are within a two-block radius; civic center metro station is a short walk away.
Place: Westside Neighborhood Park, 3085 Clyde Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90016
A neighborhood celebration and guided slow-roll bike ride on our newly-added bike lanes along ADAMS BLVD (between Fairfax & Crenshaw – a ‘lil under 5-miles)! Our community partners will also be joining us to share more information on the LADOT Adams Blvd Safety Project, mobility safety tips, upcoming community mobility efforts & events!
Please RSPV here so we can get a count on who will be rollin’ with us!
A Series of Engagement Gatherings Around the Adams Blvd. Safety Project
APRIL 16 – SHORT DOC SCREENING & COMMUNITY DIALOGUE
Community short doc screening of two local narratives: Walk the Blvd & Biking While Black, followed by a community conversation with participating doc casts and community on the topics of the Adams Blvd Safety Project and Black Lives on Bikes.
FIRST+MAIN FILMS WINNER OF THE – 2021 BETTER CITIES FILM FESTIVAL
BEST BICYCLE FILM – Biking While Black
PM / Location still to be determined / Flyer To Come
APRIL 24 – MEMORIAL WALK & COMMUNITY HEALING SESSION
The Community Memorial Walk will acknowledge the high number of crashes that have killed or severely injured people on the Adams Corridor due to hit and runs or traffic violence. The neighborhood gathering will conclude by acknowledging that “we” as a community must also thrive to make spaces for healing.
11 am / Location still to be determined / Flyer To Come
MAY 14 – FAMILY & KIDS DAY OF ENGAGEMENT
Safe routes to school, outdoor recreation, and green spaces – this day of engagement will move forward exploring ways we can continue to advocate for community-friendly streets for our youth and elders to reach their schools, parks, work, and more.
11 am / Location still to be determined / Flyer To Come
Many restaurants offer senior discounts, but don’t advertise it. The best advice we can give is to always ask. The worst they can say is no. The best thing that can happen? Savings! Here is a list of national chains we know offer discounts to senior citizens. There are a few tricks you need to know. So read through this list thoroughly or better yet, print it out. You never know when it may come in handy. Again, wherever you go to eat, always ask. Bon appetit!
Applebee’s gives a 10% discount (reduced from 15%) to seniors age 60 and over who have the Applebee’s Golden Apple Card.
Arby’s gives 10% off for ages 55+.
Back Yard Burgers has a 10% senior discount for your order at participating locations, reasonably certain the age is 55 and over.
Burger King has a 10% discount for ages 60+, and additional discounts on coffee and soft drinks. As of Oct. 2015, though, Burger King may be like Denny’s, i.e., some stores give discounts and some don’t.
Chili’s is 10% off for ages 55+.
Denny’s gives 10% off for age 55+. They will make it 20% off if you are an AARP member. As of 2014, each franchise owner was making his/her own decisions regarding this, so your results may vary.
Dunkin’ Donuts does 10% off for ages 55+. Or a free donut (doughnut) when buying coffee.
IHOP is 10% off for ages 55+.
Jack in the Box has a 20% beverage discount for seniors age 55 and over. Though again, as of August 2013, the Jack-in-the-box discount may not be a sure thing.
KFC will give you a free small drink with a meal if you are 55+, although again, it’s reported some KFC’s will and some won’t.
Long John Silver’s has various discounts for 55+. Depends on location, so your results may vary.
McDonald’s has discounts on coffee and soft drinks for the 55+ crowd.
Outback Steakhouse has a 15% senior discount, age demarcation unknown.
Roy Rogers Restaurants gives a 10% discount for seniors, age demarcation unknown.
Deconstructing the Myths of South Los Angeles’ Fairfax/Adams and Crenshaw District
7:00-8:30 PM PST – Tuesday, February 22 & Thursday, February 24
Join our guests as they share their stories about what it was like growing up, people, places and events. What do you remember about our community? Attendees may share recollections at the end of the program.
Learn how to prevent bed bug infestations. UC IPM’s webinar will cover bed bug biology, identification, look-a-likes, dispersal behavior, and ways to avoid moving bed bugs. Presented by: Dr. Siavash Taravati, Area IPM Advisor in Southern California.
Save the date for February 22 and join StudyLA for this in-person event where candidates in the upcoming mayoral election will debate on the big issues facing Los Angeles Residents and share their vision for the city’s future.
February 22, 2022, 5:00 PM, Loyola Marymount University
Karen Bass, U.S. Representative, CA District 37 Joe Buscaino, Los Angeles City Councilman, District 15 Kevin de León, Los Angeles City Councilman, District 14 Mike Feuer, Los Angeles City Attorney Jessica Lall, Central City Association President and CEO Mel Wilson, Realtor
Let’s all join in a play a role in composting in 2022! There’s the Good Earth Community Garden right down the street to learn how to consistently set aside the items listed below to help divert food waste.
Final thoughts: “Everybody can be great, because anybody can serve. You don’t have to have college degree to serve. You don’t have to make your subject and verb agree to serve. You only need a heart full of grace.” A Soul Generated by Love, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.