COVID-19 NEWS

COVID-19 NEWS

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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Helpful resources to help you get information on the Coronavirus:

 

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Free Food Resources for Californians

Free Food Resources for Californians

Dear friends,

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!


Tara Blagg

Community Engagement Aide
956-342-8215 (cell)
tara.blagg@lacity.org
lacontroller.org

Virtual Community Meeting Hosted by LA County DPSS

Virtual Community Meeting Hosted by LA County DPSS

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/.

Remember, May is CalFresh Awareness Month! The theme for year’s CalFresh Awareness Month is: CalFresh Plus – healthy food and more! Click here for CalFresh Awareness Month flyer.

With a CalFresh EBT card people can:
-Visit L.A. County’s museums and botanical gardens for free.
-Receive discounts on utility bills.
-Be eligible for METRO’s Low-Income Fare is Easy (LIFE) program.

CalFresh information flyers – click on desired language to download.
ENGLISH | SPANISH | CHINESE | KOREAN


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

Senior Emergency Meal Program

Senior Emergency Meal Program

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/

Short Doc & Community Dialogue Gathering

Short Doc & Community Dialogue Gathering

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!

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/adams-blvd-safety-project-short-doc-community-dialogue-gathering-tickets-312780935197

Click here for event flyer.

Los Angeles Mayoral Candidate Forum on Affordable Housing and Homelessness

Los Angeles Mayoral Candidate Forum on Affordable Housing and Homelessness

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.

Moderator: Amber Sheikh, Chief Impact Officer & Owner, Sheikh/Impact

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

Confirmed Candidates

  • Rep. Karen Bass
  • City Attorney Mike Feuer
  • City Councilmember Joe Buscaino
  • Businessman Ramit Varma

*Candidates Rick Caruso and Kevin de Leon declined to participate.


Colburn School Los Angeles, CA

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.


Community Slow-Roll Bike Ride & Celebration

Community Slow-Roll Bike Ride & Celebration

Date: March 27, 2022

Time: 9:00 am – 2:30 pm

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!

Click links for printable flyers: English | Spanish


March-May 2022 – MOVING FORWARD

Creating Safer and Community-Friendly Streets

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

GRAB A BITE TO EAT FOR LESS – Senior Discounts

GRAB A BITE TO EAT FOR LESS – Senior Discounts

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.

Covid-19 Pop Up Vaccine & Testing Clinic

Covid-19 Pop Up Vaccine & Testing Clinic

Hosted by Sutro Avenue-Southeast Leimert Park Block Club & Core Response

WHAT TO EXPECT

FREE COVID-19 Vaccines + Boosters (Moderna, Pfizer, Johnson & Johnson) and PCR Testing

Ages 5+ NO Appointment or Insurance Required

Community Resource Zone (incl. Voter Registration, Know Your Rights/Ask a Lawyer, Home Buying Programs, Student Financial Aid, and more)

Family Zone (incl. Petting Zoo & History of Black Cowboy Culture presented by Urban Saddles, Caricature Artist, Balloon Twister)

Giveaways (Gift Cards, Tee-Shirts, Diapers) *

FREE Food Truck Meal Tickets *

… and more!

*White supplies last. Stop by the Check-in table for details!

Covid-19 Pop Up Vaccination & Testing Clinic info
The Sharing of Memory: Stories from Crenshaw

The Sharing of Memory: Stories from Crenshaw

Black History Month – Free Zoom Event

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.

Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/91848188467

Bed Bug Prevention Webinar

Bed Bug Prevention Webinar

Thursday, February 17th from 12:00-1:00pm PST.

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.

The Urban and Community IPM webinar series is free and open to the public. Advance registration is required. Please share widely with your friends, family, customers, clientele, and networks. Visit the Urban & Community IPM Webinar website for more information.

2022 City of Los Angeles Mayoral Debate

2022 City of Los Angeles Mayoral Debate

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

Confirmed Participants:

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

For more information about this event, please visit lmu.edu/studyLA or contact StudyLA via email at studyla@lmu.edu.


Loyola Marymount University continues to monitor the spread of coronavirus and is working diligently to safeguard the safety and well-being of our community.

In compliance with the L.A. City Ordinance effective November 4, 2021, all guests must show proof of vaccination or a negative test result upon their arrival to campus. Learn more about the university’s campus access guidelines for visitors and event guests here.

COVID-19 POP UP CLINIC

COVID-19 POP UP CLINIC

Hosted by Sutro Avenue-Southeast Leimert Park Block Club, CORE Response and Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Plaza

MONDAY, JANUARY 17, 2022
11:00 AM – 2:30 PM

Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Plaza
3650 West Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., Los Angeles CA 90008
Upper Level Parking, Entrance on Victoria Avenue off of Stocker St., near IHOP

WHAT TO EXPECT

  • FREE 1st, 2nd, and Booster Shots (Moderna, Pfizer, Johnson & Johnson)
    Ages 5+, NO Appointment or Insurance required
  • Gift Card Giveaways & FREE Food Truck meal tickets while supplies last
  • Chair Yoga
  • DJ

Stop by Registration Table for details!

covid popup clinic sponsors
New Community Compost Hub

New Community Compost Hub

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.

what to compost
Free Mammogram Screenings in Honor of Dr. MLK Jr.

Free Mammogram Screenings in Honor of Dr. MLK Jr.

A Day of Service in Honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. – Free Mammogram Screenings provided by Alinea Medical Imaging

SATURDAY, JANUARY 15, 2022 | 10 AM – 2 PM

Location: 2nd parking level at the Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Plaza off Stocker. Event is 100% outside. Last year it was unseasonably warm (80’s). Bring a light jacket for the morning. It’s LA!

Minimum Criteria to Qualify:

  • California Resident
  • No Insurance
  • No Health Plan
  • No HMO
  • High Copay
  • Female
  • 40 Years of age or older
  • Low Income (based on Federal criteria)
  • Last mammogram is greater than one year

Criterios Minimos para Calificar

  • Residente de California
  • Sin seguro
  • Sin plan de salud
  • Sin HMO
  • Copago alto
  • Mujer 40 anos de edad o mas
  • Bajos ingresos (segun criterios federales)
  • La ultima mamografia es mas de un ano

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.

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