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County to create ‘bill of rights’ for foster youth

LOS ANGELES — The county Board of Supervisors voted July 18 to create a “bill of rights” for foster youth that lays out rights, resources and services available to kids and their foster parents. California has its own such bill, but county officials said it is outdated and doesn’t include county programs. Supervisor Janice Hahn…

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Maxine Waters blasts Trump’s budget proposal

WASHINGTON — U.S. Rep. Maxine Waters, the ranking member of the House Financial Services Committee, delivered a fiery rebuke to President Donald Trump’s proposed fiscal year 2018 budget during the 2017 Black Church Advocacy on Capitol Hill Press Conference July 19. The event — which was hosted by the Progressive National Baptist Convention, the Presbyterian…

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Children get scooters, laptops at ‘Christmas in July’

SOUTH LOS ANGELES — With more than 400 students and family members in attendance, state Sen. Holly J. Mitchell presented free laptops and scooters to 150 at-risk children July 15 during a carnival that keyed on fun, but really was part of her years-long effort to engage children to stay mentally, physically and nutritionally active.…

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