African American life is obviously being expressed as something America can do without or holds no value, lets show America just how valuable we are. We need to continue to bond together and fight in numbers and Monday September 8th, TOMORROW, will be another chance to tell America its time to cut the crap, not only are we here but we belong here!
Ribbon Cutting Ceremony
Wednesday May 28th 9:30am
The new Martin Luther King, Jr. Outpatient Center, with its bright floors and gleaming steel and glass picture windows, is ready for its close-up. On May 28, the doors will be opened for a ribbon cutting ceremony and public viewing. Whether it’s the high-tech specialized clinics such as the blood infusion bay for chemotherapy patients, the stroke rehabilitation suite or the oral surgery center, the MLK Outpatient Center promises to deliver the very best in preventive and primary care for residents.
“The main message coming out of this building will be that we can help you stay well and get well,” said Dr. Mark Ghaly, deputy director Los Angeles County Department of Health Services.
After nearly two years of construction, the $172 million-county-run center will begin serving the public on June 17. With approximately 70 specialty clinics offering a range of services from pediatric and obstetric care to orthopedics and neurology, the Outpatient Center is an important component of the county’s plan to deliver quality primary care and preventive services to keep people healthy.
There are five operating rooms for outpatient surgical procedures, in addition to rehabilitation services and a wide array of diagnostic services. The urgent care center will operate seven days a week, 16 hours-a-day for urgent needs.
The first-ever Girl Scout Troop in Watts has been developed in partnership with the Los Angeles Police Department and Housing Authority of the City of Los Angeles.
The LAPD’s Community Safety Partnership and HACLA have joined together with the Girl Scouts of America to give inner-city children a positive alternative to gang activity involvement.
The Watts Girl Scouts Troop was named after LAPD’s Southeast Station, which was opened in 1978.
The Grove and Amercana at Brand Mall developer and political mover Rick Caruso pledged $5 million Wednesday to expand an “ecosystem” of social and educational programs in Watts, with the goal of helping 200 young people break out of poverty and violence in South Los Angeles.
The donation from the Caruso Family Foundation will support the programs for a decade. It will pay for about a seven-fold increase in students benefiting from tutors, weekend mentors and college scholarships via Operation Progress, an umbrella service organization founded in 1999 by Los Angeles police officers.
The gift was announced at a news conference at Verbum Dei High School.
Preservationists have been patching and re-patching these cracks for a half-century, following a period of neglect when Rodia deeded his life’s work — his “Nuestra Pueblo” as he dubbed them — to a neighbor in 1955 before he left Watts.
Yet despite these efforts, the cracks have reappeared, said Frank Preusser, a senior conservation scientist for LACMA who has done conservation work on Egyptian pyramids and other antiquities. The museum is under contract with the city’s Department of Cultural Affairs to preserve the towers.
Word on the street is that the Jordan Down community remake is finally gaining investment dollars. The plan to completely revamp the Jordan Downs Housing project into an urban village for young professional and working class families are finally making moves. Check out the video on John King II, Director of Planning and Policy of Housing Authority of the City of Los Angeles interview by ABC 7 News.
The project includes a sixish-acre “central park,” the reconfiguration of Century Boulevard, and “up to 1,400 stylish new apartments, along with chain stores and new streetscapes, all designed to attract people of greater means to move into the area and live alongside the city’s poorest,” as the LA Times puts it. But they’re still going to have to find the money for it–the city’s hoping to net some federal and state money.
Moving forward with construction of the new MartinLutherKing Jr.CommunityHospital in Willowbrook, the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday approved $29 million to complete the County’s share of construction work on the facility within the next 60 to 90 days.
After the construction of hospital, which is 92 percent complete, is finished, the staffing and equipping of the facility will begin; the hospital is expected to open in early 2015. Workers will be on site, working overtime and on weekends to meet the Oct. 31 deadline to complete construction of the hospital. The adjacent OutpatientCenter is also near completion and is scheduled to open April, 2014.
After the board vote, Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors Chairman Mark Ridley-Thomas emphasized that the hospital, part of an entire medical complex with a focus on preventive care in addition to inpatient services, will be a model of cutting edge care for the region and the nation.
“We’re making wonderful progress, and I really think it’s important to understand that this is more than a hospital,” he said. “This is an entire medical campus that’s in the works. And if it takes a little more time to get more than what was anticipated, I can live with that. But it will not be second rate health care for the people of this portion of our county. It will be as good as it can possibly get. That’s why we’re taking care to build a first-rate, 21st century medical village.”
The funding pays for such necessary items as bringing utilities up to seismic codes, replacing structural floor slabs and rebuilding deteriorating sewer pipes—all issues that came to light as workers began renovating the 40-year-old structure.
The board, which approved of the motion brought by Chairman Mark Ridley-Thomas, was approved 4-0.
In light of the Trayvon Martin case, Atty. Jaaye Person-Lynn will moderate a panel tonight: What Do We Tell Our Sons? Please don’t miss this forum from the legal perspective! Don’t let your sons and daughters navigate Los Angeles without these details! Sponsored by Black Women Lawyers, Inc., and N.A.N.
This is forum is your legal community in action, doing our part to ensure that Trayvon Martin’s, Kendrick McDade’s, Oscar Grant’s, and the many others unnecessary deaths will not be in vein. Knowledge is Power and gives Confidence. This is literally the type of knowledge that saves lives! I look forward to seeing you.
Pull out those red pens and mark your calendar, we got some meetings to attend. The Coalition For An Active South Los Angeles is starting the year off right, with meetings. Doesn’t sound so great but people we’re planning our own, our kids, and our grandkids future here so please try to attend what can. Well between The Coalition For An Active South Los Angeles and Community Health Council its looking like January is going to be busy. Events and Meetings are as follow:
Coaliton For An Active South Los Angeles MeetingJanuary 23, 10am – 12pm Community Health Councils 3731 Stocker Ave. Los Angeles, CA 90008
Food Policy Roundtable, Making SouthLA HealthierJanuary 24, 10am – 12pm Community Health Councils 3731 Stocker Ave. Los Angeles, CA 90008
The Weight Of The Nation(Screening for a New HBO Documenterary) February 2, 10am – 12pm Childrens Collective 915 West Manchester Ave. Los Angeles, CA 90044 and don’t forget
Call To Action January 15thOpen House and Public Hearing for the West Adams-Baldwin Hills-Leimert Park Tuesday, January 15, 2013 5pm-9pm Nate Holden Performing Arts Center 4718 West Washington Blvd Los Angeles, CA 90016
The Social Justice Institute, along with Inglewood Unified School District and Tree People are sponsoring a free Fruit Tree at the 2013 Fruit Tree Giveaway Festival Saturday, January 26th, 2013 from 10:00am – 4:00pm. The Friut Tree Giveaway Festival will be held at Morningside High School (10500 Yukon Ave. Inglewood, CA 90303) . Be sure to apply for your free friut tree http://www.sjli-cp.org/FTDP, call 323.952.3466 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve your tree TODAY!