L.A. Digest

L.A. DIGEST: Winans honored at First Ladies High Tea

BEVERLY HILLS — More than 1,000 attended Lisa Collins’ 20th annual First Ladies High Tea Nov. 11 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel. Gospel legend CeCe Winans was surprised when her niece Deborah Joy Winans delivered a touching introduction and presented her with the Spirit Award. Also honored were Rep. Karen Bass, actress Wendy Raquel Robinson, Dr. Yutaka Niihara,…

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L.A. DIGEST: Mitchell honored with Visionary Award

LOS ANGELES — The Weingart Center, a nonprofit that helps the homeless become self-supporting residents, has honored state Sen. Holly J. Mitchell with its 2017 Visionary Award for her advocacy championing programs to help those who are homeless. “Senator Mitchell believes in the idea that we can successfully combat poverty and break the cycle of homelessness…

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L.A. DIGEST: School workers stage rolling picket lines

LOS ANGELES — School bus drivers, custodians, special education assistants, cafeteria workers and other school workers began a series of rolling informational picket lines Nov. 1 calling on the Los Angeles Unified School District to improve student services by increasing staffing levels and improving wages. School employees are raising concern about how this impacts student…

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