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Habitat for Humanity, Bank of America build home for Compton family

Bank of America and Habitat for Humanity of Greater Los Angeles (Habitat LA) have completed the renovation of a home in Compton, which was dedicated to new homeowner Trenisha Dorsey. The home was donated by Bank of America to support the affiliate’s efforts to build affordable housing in partnership with hardworking, low-income families in greater Los Angeles.

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Thousands of Angelenos ‘Move It’ with the LAUSD

District 5K at Dodger Stadium in support of health and wellness

The Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) recently held its second annual 5K ‘Move It’ Challenge and Health Festival at Dodger Stadium. In partnership with the Los Angeles Dodgers, the District fundraiser endeavors to raise awareness about the importance of physical activity and a healthy lifestyle among students, employees and community members, while raising important funding for the District’s Wellness Centers.

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Mostly peaceful protests continue in response to decision in Ferguson

Numerous cases of ‘death by cop’ have occured since Michael Brown

With more Southland protests planned in response to the grand jury decision in Ferguson, Mo., Los Angeles Police Chief Charlie Beck warned again that while lawful protests will be respected, people who break the law or try to stop freeway traffic will be arrested. Monday night, in response to the decision in Ferguson, a number of folks in Los Angeles participated in lawful protest,” Beck said. “That lawful protest was facilitated for many hours by the Los Angeles Police Department.

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First AME church shows appreciation to Rev. and Mrs. ‘J’ Edgar Boyd

More than 350 members of First AME Church of Los Angeles (FAME) were on hand for a spirit-filled, outdoor reception to welcome Senior Minister “J” Edgar Boyd for another year at the helm of the 142 year-old congregation.

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.

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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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