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Hofbauer attends poverty summit

Regional meeting held in downtown L.A.

Palmdale councilmember Steve Hofbauer on Wednesday joined regional leaders and a number of the top names in education, business and government from throughout Southern California in Downtown Los Angeles to discuss tangible steps moving forward in the ongoing War on Poverty.

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BLVD Cinema to screen MANA at close of Spirit of Summer Exhibit

Film produced by MOAH curator, Andi Campognone

On Sunday, August 31, The Lancaster Museum of Art and History (MOAH) and BLVD Cinemas will once again collaborate as they screen MANA, a documentary on southern California artists who share the skill and affinity of surfing. The film showcases 10 southern California artists who are concurrently being featured in MOAH’s South Gallery as part of the Celebrating the Spirit of Summer Exhibit. Filmed in Kona, Hawaii and southern California, MANA takes viewers on a ride through 10 different artists’ styles, studios and processes, united in vision and driven by family, friendship, stoke, aloha and MANA: the universal power of the land and sea.

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‘Finding Nemo’ wraps up family movie series at Palmdale Amphitheater

Palmdale’s “Family Movie Night” concludes tonight at the Palmdale Amphitheater, 2723 Rancho Vista Blvd., with the showing of “Finding Nemo.”

Lancaster offers Preschool and Wee Folks programs

Lancaster is offering residents the opportunity to start the education of their little ones early with the Preschool and Wee Folks programs offered at El Dorado Park. Taught by trained and certified city staff, both programs provide lively and fun experiences. From social development through games and group activities, to development of independence, little ones will receive the preparation and tools necessary for a successful education.

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Adults with diabetes

Vaccinations are an important part of protecting your health

A recent national survey by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) showed that most American adults are not aware that they need vaccines throughout their lives to protect against diseases like pertussis, hepatitis, shingles, and pneumococcal disease. Some vaccines you received as a child may require a booster, and as you get older, there may be other diseases you are at increased risk for based on your job, where you travel, and other factors.

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Learn about attending a state college

nCSU Super Saturday College Fair targets middle, high school students

Middle and high school students and their parents or guardians will have the opportunity to meet representatives from all 23 of the California State University campuses during the free sixth annual CSU Super Saturday College Fair this Saturday from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Cal State Dominguez Hills, 1000 E. Victoria St., Carson.

A Black business: how to find one

nMobile app simplifies the task

The United States Black Chamber of Commerce (USBC) recently launched an app for both Android and iPhone users to help individuals find Black-owned businesses around the nation.

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Liberty Hill Foundation kicks off Black philanthropy month

Launches new ‘giving circle’

Liberty Hill Foundation, L.A.’s leading social justice funding organization, has launched a new giving circle designed to fund organizations impacting the African American community.

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Lancaster announces grand opening of restored Cedar Center for the Arts

Open house tomorrow

The city of Lancaster has announced the grand opening of the newly restored Cedar Center for the Arts, which has undergone major restoration over the past nine months. The new facility is comprised of several distinct areas including the MOAH: CEDAR Art Gallery, Memorial Hall, and numerous arts classroom spaces. Many of these unique spaces can be rented for private events.

Bill strengthening California Voting Rights Act headed to Gov. Brown

Limits political gerrymandering

A bill that would strengthen the California Voting Rights Act (CVRA) is on its way to the desk of Gov. Jerry Brown for consideration. The bill, SB 1365 by Sen. Alex Padilla (D-Pacoima), won final legislative approval Aug. 13 in the State Senate and would explicitly prohibit school boards, cities, and counties from gerrymandering district boundaries in a manner that would weaken the ability of a racial or language minority to influence the outcome of an election.

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