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Category: Weathering the Storm

Local Cities Warn Water Customers to Conserve

State Water Board approves $500 fines for violations.
categories City AffairsGreen NewsWeathering the Storm

The Faces of L.A.’s Skid Row: A Powerful Photo Project by John Hwang

John Hwang makes friends with some of society’s most invisible members: the people living on L.A.’s Skid Row. Many know his face and name, some have his number. He knows their stories and, with their permission, shares them with the world. “Everyone has a story,” he says. Here’s his.
categories Arts & CultureMediaNeighborhoodsWeathering the Storm

Indian American Farmers Weathering Record Drought in California

Indian-Americans own an estimated 50,000 acres of farmland across California, where severe drought is taking its toll on the agriculture industry.
categories BusinessRace/Ethnic RelationsWeathering the Storm

Monterey Park Water Rate Hike Worries Seniors

Worried about the impact to seniors and people on fixed incomes, Monterey Park residents at a community outreach meeting last week voiced their concerns about recently approved water rate increases that will nearly double their bills in September and almost triple them by 2018.
categories BusinessFamily/Inter-generational NewsNeighborhoodsWeathering the Storm

LGBT Seniors in California Lack Affordable Housing Options

Skyrocketing urban costs plus the bias LGBT seniors face are leading nonprofits to develop affordable housing. But the demand goes beyond planned units.
categories EconomyFamily/Inter-generational NewsWeathering 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
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