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L.A. Regional Food Bank gets donation from Starbucks

MAKING A DIFFERENCE: Los Angeles’ homelessness epidemic isn’t the only issue plaguing several low-income communities.  The county is full of “food deserts” leaving many residents — children, adults and seniors alike — to face the realities of hunger. Helping fight the issue is local nonprofit the Los Angeles Regional Food Bank, which has worked to Read More…

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County introduces initiative to employ ex-criminals

LOS ANGELES — County supervisors and local business leaders have announced the Fair Chance Hiring Initiative, which is aimed at encouraging companies to employ people who have been rehabilitated through the criminal justice system. “We challenge employers to think outside the box when making their hiring decisions,” said Supervisor Hilda Solis, who authored the motion Read More…

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Homeless advocates voice opinions on use of state funds

LOS ANGELES — A City Council committee got an earful Sept. 4 from advocates and members of the public about how the city should spend $123 million it expects to receive from the state next year for homeless housing and services. Members of the council’s Homelessness and Poverty Committee said they want to use funding Read More…