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Southeast communities hard hit by coronavirus

Survey reveals severe economic impacts on cities LOS ANGELES — A new survey released by the Pat Brown Institute for Public Affairs at Cal State Los Angeles reveals severe economic impacts of COVID-19 in Southeast Los Angeles County and neighboring communities served by the university. The survey of 500 adults provides a quantifiable portrait of Read More…

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State, county slow to fill leased hotel rooms for homeless

LOS ANGELES — Only about half of the 15,000 hotel and motel rooms that California has leased for mostly homeless people to slow the spread of the coronavirus are now occupied, it was reported May 19. More than a month into Gov. Gavin Newsom’s program to get homeless people off the streets, the occupied rooms Read More…

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Lynwood officials offer local stimulus challenge for needy

LYNWOOD — An elderly woman worried that her family could not pay utility bills due to coronavirus layoffs experienced by her sibling, flashed a big smile when an angel donor pledged money to cover a month’s worth of utilities.  Thanks to the local stimulus challenge, a rescue plan without municipal funds devised by City Council Read More…