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Category: Weathering the Storm

LA City Council to Consider $15.37 Per Hour Min. Wage at Big Hotels

Three Los Angeles City Council members proposed a motion that directs the city to study the economic impact of a $15.37/ hour living wage for employees in big hotels.
categories BusinessCity AffairsEconomyWeathering the Storm

Supervisors Approve Expansion of Services for Homeless Families

The Board of Supervisors voted Tuesday to expand a program providing a combination of crisis intervention, emergency shelter, mental health care and housing services to homeless families.
categories City AffairsFamily/Inter-generational NewsNeighborhoodsPoliticsPublic SafetyWeathering the Storm

Fil-Am USC Professor Co-leads Tacloban Relief Mission

A team from the University of Southern California’s (USC) School of Social Work (led in part by Filipino-American Professor Annalisa Enrile) recently returned to the US from a relief mission and from training sessions in the Philippines, where they provided aid to Typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda) survivors.
categories EducationFamily/Inter-generational NewsWeathering the Storm

Coping with Typhoons, Part of Life in Philippines

Typhoon Haiyan that struck central Philippines on November 8, 2013 was so devastating an estimated 5200 were killed and millions left homeless.  In all, 15 million people in the Philippines were affected. But facing the wrath of typhoons is a part of life for Filipino islanders who reside in the Pacific Ring of Fire. Coping with these natural catastrophes gives Filipinos a sense of moral community to help each other.
categories Family/Inter-generational NewsPublic SafetyWeathering the Storm

U.S. Rep Becerra Meets With Jobless Workers at Lincoln Heights Center

Dems and GOP still at odds over extending unemployment benefits: Obama tells Congress to restore benefits.
categories EconomyNeighborhoodsPoliticsWeathering the Storm

Linkin Park, Bad Religion and The Offspring help ‘Music for Relief’ Raise Funds for Typhoon Haiyan Survivors

Club Nokia at L.A. Live came alive, not only with the sound of rock music but also with the purpose of giving.
categories Arts & CultureFamily/Inter-generational NewsWeathering the Storm

Oil on Acrylic for Change: Alhambra Art Show to Raise Money for Typhoon Haiyan Victims

Eight artists will present their work Sunday in an art show, donating 35% of their proceeds to aid the victims of Typhoon Haiyan. Alhambra Source spoke with artist Jennifer Lugris about creating change with art.
categories Arts & CultureFamily/Inter-generational NewsNeighborhoodsRace/Ethnic RelationsWeathering the Storm

Gov. Brown to Declare State Drought Emergency

Local cities join call for emergency declaration.
categories City AffairsGreen NewsPoliticsPublic SafetyWeathering the Storm

BBCN Employees Donate $40,000 to PH Relief Efforts

Employees of BBCN Bank — one of the leading Korean-American banks in the US — make a significant donation to the relief efforts for the victims of Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines.
categories BusinessFamily/Inter-generational NewsRace/Ethnic RelationsWeathering the Storm

Confronting Social Chaos, Youths Turn to Dystopian Literature

With huge income gaps, surge of gun violence, and government’s NSA spying program, suddenly the U.S. democratic society’s core values of equality, justice, and liberty are being challenged on multiple fronts. Adding bleak future prospects, youths turn to dystopian literature for escape and consolation.
categories Arts & CultureEconomyEducationJusticePoliticsScience & TechnologyWeathering the StormYouth
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