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What will you find during medicare open enrollment?

Continues through Dec. 7

Your health needs change from year to year. And, your health plan may change the benefits and costs each year too. That’s why it’s important to review your Medicare choices each fall. Compare your current plan to new options and see if you can lower some costs or find a plan to better suit your needs. Open enrollment is the one time of year when all people with Medicare can see what new benefits Medicare has to offer and make changes to their coverage.

Compton Unified provides new glasses for Clinton and Dominguez students

Made possible by partnership with Vision to Learn

More than 50 Compton Unified School District (CUSD) students are seeing the world more clearly today thanks to a new partnership between the school district and the nationwide nonprofit Vision To Learn (VTL), which provided new eyeglasses for the Clinton Elementary and Dominguez High School students at an event on the Dominguez campus.

Flu during the holidays—not a pretty picture

nFree flu shots available for children and adults

One infant has already died from the flu since mid October, and the flu season hasn’t even reached its peak. The greatest flu activity in this country occurs between December and February.

Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Hospital initiates community health program ‘Know Your Basics’

Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Hospital (MLKCH) recently announced the launch of the Know Your Basics Community Wellness Campaign on Nov. 22 from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. The six-month campaign will provide health screenings and enrollment events at 23 grocery stores, barber shops and beauty salons, farmers’ markets, shopping centers and senior centers throughout the South Los Angeles community.

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Los Angeles AIDS advocates named to POZ 100 as part of ‘Youth Power’ list

Josephine Ayankoya, a long-time AIDS advocate at the University of California, Michael Eisman of the Impulse Group and Christopher Jackson of the In The Mix program in San Diego have been named to the POZ 100.

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Jury selection resumes in Miramonte sex abuse trial

Jury selection resumed this week in the first lawsuits stemming from the sex abuse scandal at Miramonte Elementary School, even as settlement discussions continued.

Safety is best ingredient during Thanksgiving

While overeating and Thanksgiving are virtually synonymous, cooking accidents and “turkey day,” unfortunately, go hand in hand as well.

DWP to open on a Saturday

Four locations offer services December

The Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP) will hold “Customer Service Saturday” at four of its customer service centers on Dec. 13, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

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Westside Neighborhood School to implement ‘Grades of Green’

Enviornmental program introduces ‘Trash Free Tuesdays’

Westside Neighborhood School (WNS) has in Playa Del Rey partnered with the Grades of Green organization to expand on going ‘green.’ Grades of Green is a nonprofit organization, “with a vision of making environmental protection ‘second nature’ in young minds.”

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Civil rights lawyer dies

Played key roles in advancing the rights of minorities

John Doar, who handled critical civil rights cases in the 1960s and was awarded the Medal of Freedom by President Barack Obama in 2012, has died in New York City, from congestive heart failure. He was 92.

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