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LAUSD’s Local Control and Accountability Plan approved

Budget okayed for 2014-15

The numbers were irrefutable. The $700 million in question was indeed spent appropriately last year on students with high needs. As a result of that clarification, the Los Angeles County Office of Education has approved the Los Angeles Unified School District’s (LAUSD) spending plan targeting additional state dollars to help low-income students, English Language Learners and youth in foster care do better academically.

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New rules impact SNAP retailers

Free equipment to be phased out

A new provision mandated by the 2014 Farm Bill, requires most Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) retailers to lease or purchase EBT equipment and services through their chosen service provider as soon as possible. This replaces the free services they previously used, and must be done no later than Sept. 21.

Beyond the Bell helps prevent summer learning loss

Program offered students traditional summer school, credit recovery programs and high-quality learning experiences

The Los Angeles Unified School District’s Beyond the Bell Branch expanded its programs to serve more than 88,000 students in grades K-12 during the summer semester. These included: Extended Learning Opportunity Summer Program, District Base and CORE Waiver High School Credit Recovery programs, Comprehensive Summer Enrichment programs and L.A. Summer of Learning. Many of the students served this summer participated in various Beyond the Bell programs.

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HHS announces $60 million in grants to help consumers navigate healthcare Marketplace

The Affordable Care Act is working for millions of Americans who are able to access quality health coverage at a price they can afford, in large part because of the efforts of in-person assisters in local communities across the nation. People shopping for and enrolling in coverage through the Health Insurance Marketplace can get local help in a number of ways, including through Navigators.

Weekend closures planned for Crenshaw/LAX line contruction

Walls for underground Crenshaw/Expo station will be built

Metro and Walsh/Shea Corridor Contractors will close Crenshaw Boulevard between Exposition Boulevard and Coliseum Street for three weekends on Sept. 12, 19 and Oct. 24 to complete piling installation and begin excavation of the underground Crenshaw/Expo station. The work has been scheduled for: 9 p.m. Friday, Sept. 12 to 6 a.m. Monday, Sept. 15; 9 p.m. Friday, Sept. 19 to 6 a.m. Monday, Sept, 22 and from 9 p.m. Friday, Oct. 24 to 6 a.m. Monday, Oct. 27.

Inglewood future developments, public safety to be discussed

Townhall set for Saturday

Inglewood Mayor James Butts will hold a town hall meeting on Saturday, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Living Room, 400 W. Inglewood Blvd.

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Lancaster accepting applications for Youth Commission

The city of Lancaster is currently accepting applications from local high school students who are interested in serving on this year’s Lancaster Youth Commission.

The city of Lancaster is currently accepting applications from local high school students who are interested in serving on this year’s Lancaster Youth Commission.

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Santa Clarita’s Youth Grove Evening of Remembrance scheduled

Community event honors young lives lost on the road

The city of Santa Clarita will host the ninth annual Youth Grove Evening of Remembrance on Wednesday, Sept.10 at Central Park, located at 27150 Bouquet Canyon Road. The event will begin with the inaugural Walk of Remembrance at 6:45 p.m., followed by the Evening of Remembrance at 7:15 p.m.

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An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure

Rings true in community crime prevention

One of the reasons why the crime rate in Palmdale has dropped more than 32 percent since 2008 is a continued commitment to community crime prevention reflected in a solid partnership between local law enforcement, Palmdale City staff, and local residents.

New hunger figures show millions of Americans continue to struggle

More than 14 percent of households ‘food insecure’

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