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Newsom announces eviction guidelines amid coronavirus job losses

Gov. Gavin Newsom on Monday evening issued an executive order to help prevent evictions during the coronavirus outbreak.

The order gives local governments the authority to halt evictions for renters and homeowners but stops short of creating a statewide moratorium. The order also aims to slow foreclosures and help keep utilities running for residents affected by COVID-19.

Assemblywoman Autumn Burke leads turkey giveaway at Lennox Academy in Inglewood

Assemblywoman Autumn Burke, D-South Bay, helped hand out roughly 800 turkeys Tuesday morning, Nov. 26, to local families at the Lennox Academy, in Inglewood, as part of the fifth annual Project Gobble. The assemblywoman, along with the Lennox Coordinating Council, led the event — sponsored by local businesses and associations — to supply the turkeys on a first-come, first-served basis at the charter school.

Francis Sanchez, who lives just a few blocks away, said the free turkey will make a big difference for her son on Thanksgiving.

In Inglewood, Words Offer Reverence for Victims of Violence and Support for Survivors

Brave. Loved. Articulate. Dynamic. Precious. Safe. Beautiful.

These were the words called out by community members after three young people touched by gun violence shared their stories on a recent Saturday morning at the Inglewood City Hall Community Center.

“You could be anywhere in the world on a Saturday,” said emcee Ashley Wilkerson, “but you chose to come here.”

Burke, Bass & Lewis lead #EndChildPoverty rally in South L.A.

As excerpted from the Los Angeles Sentinel:

Assembly Bill (AB) 1520, the Lifting Children and Families Out of Poverty Act of 2017, brought the community together with politicians from DC and Sacramento for a block party style rally in South Los Angeles on Sunday April 9, to address child poverty in the state of California. The event took place at the St. John’s Well Child & Family Center located at 808 West 58th Street.

For school kids, good vision should be elementary; this bill can help: Guest commentary

What if helping struggling students was as easy as having their eyes checked? What if the children we have labeled as problems in the classroom just can’t see the board?

While our students face myriad obstacles to school success, correctable vision problems shouldn’t be one of them.http://www.presstelegram.com/opinion/20170330/for-school-kids-good-vision-should-be-elementary-this-bill-can-help-guest-commentary