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Board seeks Governor Brown’s assistance to keep Kinkisharyo in Palmdale

The Antelope Valley Air Quality Management District (AVAQMD) board voted unanimously Wednesday to send a letter of support to Gov. Jerry Brown asking him to intervene to help keep Kinkisharyo International, L.L.C. from leaving Palmdale and building its permanent manufacturing facility outside of California.

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Former NBA player Juaquin Hawkins and Carson mayor host DreamMakers tournament

Annual event raised more than $3,700

An awards presentation ceremony, a basketball clinic for 20 children, and a book signing recently kicked off the third annual DreamMakers Basketball Tournament weekend at the Carson Veteran’s Sports Complex.

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Al Sharpton hosts Vanguard awards; celebrates 60th birthday

Rev. Al Sharpton, founder of the National Action Network, hosted recently the standing-room-only 2014 African American Vanguard Awards reception. The event was created by Lord, Bush & Randolph, LLC. (LBR) to recognize African Americans who have made a positive impact on the city of Los Angeles and surrounding communities.

Foundation offers health grants

Organizations helping low income, foster and formerly incarcerated youth sought

The California Wellness Foundation has launched a new Advancing Wellness grants program that will focus on three interconnected goals—Bridging the Gaps in Access and Quality Care; Promoting Healthy and Safe Neighborhoods; and Expanding Education and Employment Pathways. The grants program also includes the Opportunity Fund to support innovation in the nonprofit and philanthropic sectors.

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Oldest living member of FAME celebrates her 104th birthday

Members of First AME Church of Los Angeles joined family and friends of Rosie Tilles who celebrated her 104th birthday on Saturday at the Saint John of God Retirement and Care Centerin Los Angeles. She was joined by her two friends who are both centenarians Ruby Norman, age 103, and Eleanor Waller, age 102.

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‘Taste of Soul’ successfully celebrated ninth year

The Taste of Soul Festival hit Crenshaw Boulevard for its ninth year this past Saturday, and the community came out in droves to support an event that features South Los Angeles’ best food, and great Soul, R&B, and Gospel music.

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U.S. Black Chambers ready for Small Business Saturday

In partnership with American Express, the U.S. Black Chambers Inc. invites you to become a Neighborhood Champion for Small Business Saturday to help make Nov. 29 one of the biggest days of the year for local small businesses.

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Shropshire University adds online degree in multicultural studies

With the demand for quality affordable education increasing, Shropshire University, a new online university, adds five graduate programs to its more than 120 courses. Applications open in late October.

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USC introduces new Center for Convergent Bioscience

Philanthropist Gary K. Michelson gifts $50 million

USC president and prominent philanthropist C. L. Max Nikias and newly recruited scientists today will inaugurate a new era in bioscience research on USC’s campus with the construction of a facility that will fast-track advances in health.

Assemblymember Ridley-Thomas hosts public health forum

Rep. Karen Bass co-sponsors event at Crenshaw High

Assemblymember Sebastian Ridley-Thomas will host a public health forum at Crenshaw High School, 5010 11th Ave., L.A. on Monday, Oct. 27, to provide the facts on infectious diseases and highlight preventative health measures residents can take to halt their spread.

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