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Los Angeles County votes to return beach property taken from Black owners in Jim Crow era [cnn.com]

By Meron Moges-Gerbi and Cheri Mossburg, Photo: Mario Tama/Getty Images, CNN US, June 29, 2022 A stretch of prime Southern California beachfront real estate was returned to the descendants of its Black owners Tuesday, nearly a century after the parcel was taken by the city of Manhattan Beach. The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors voted unanimously to give the land back to the family of the owners, Charles and Willa Bruce . Known as Bruce's Beach, the resort had offered Black families a...

Kindness and courage drive this nurse to serve those who are often forgotten (upworthy.com)

It takes a special type of person to become a nurse. The job requires a combination of energy, empathy, clear mind, oftentimes a strong stomach, and a cheerful attitude. And while people typically think of nursing in a clinical setting, some nurses are driven to work with the people that feel forgotten by society. Michelle Santizo is a street medicine nurse working in Los Angeles, California. For her, the field of street medicine requires providing lifesaving health services in unpredictable...

Houseless People In Los Angeles Are Using Mobile Memorials To Humanize And Grieve The Deaths Of Their Community Members [buzzfeednews.com]

By isabellazavarise, Photo: Randy Vazquez/BuzzFeed News, BuzzFeed News, April 16, 2022 Theo Henderson was in a hurry. He was walking through Little Tokyo in Los Angeles and recognized a fellow person experiencing homelessness whom he knew, but in his haste, he didn’t say hi. The next day, Henderson watched the man’s body be zipped into a bag. But it wasn’t the death that most disturbed Henderson; it was the reaction from people who continued to go about their day, ignoring what was happening...

(Updated) City of West Hollywood Announces First Pilot Project in the Nation for Guaranteed Income to Test Impact of Cash Payments on the Financial Stability of LGBTQIA Older Adults (weho.org)

Update : At this time, the City of West Hollywood’s Pilot partners, National Council of Jewish Women/LA and Center for Guaranteed Income Research, are in the application assessment phase of the Pilot. The timeline for this phase has been extended to ensure completeness, accuracy, and the highest degree of rigorous assessment. The West Hollywood Pilot for Guaranteed Income is part of an emerging area of policy-making and fund distribution and there are many nuanced components. The City and...

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