Columnists Health Opinion

Rx REPORT: Is it safe to visit the dentist? Here’s what one says

Did you know that there are more than 2 million emergency room visits for dental issues each year? From a broken tooth, the pain of an abscessed tooth, or swollen bleeding gums, people need to see a dentist. But since COVID-19, many dental offices have closed and dental workers have been in quarantine.  On May Read More…

Street Beat

‘How do you plan to celebrate the Fourth of July?’

STREET BEAT Monique Ruffin Los Angeles “I’m going to be really celebrating what freedom really is and understanding that we’re really changing our world right now. That’s what I’ll be celebrating:  people being free to be themselves.” A Fletcher Mar Vista “Usually, we go see fireworks, but since we’re on quarantine this year, we’ll just Read More…

Columnists Mayor Eric Garcetti Opinion

COMMUNITY REPORT: Brenda Shockley to serve as city’s chief equity officer

“I welcome this opportunity to continue to fight for racial equity and equal opportunity, and against systemic racism and injustice.” Those are the words of my deputy mayor for economic opportunity, and the first chief equity officer in Los Angeles’ history, Brenda Shockley. Recent powerful, peaceful, passionate protests underscore that we are at an inflection Read More…