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Experience a safe Halloween this year with these communities

The safer at home guidelines include decorating your home.  Some Cities are hosting virtual home decorating contests.  October 23, 2020 Photo credit: Jacqueline Cochran

Jacqueline Cochran, Community Editor

October 26, 2020

Local communities are following guidelines to host COVID-19 safe Halloween activities.

Voters visit the Los Angeles County Recorders Office to vote early for the November 3, 2020 general election. October 15, 2020 Photo credit: Jacqueline Cochran

Election guide: Voting safely during COVID, where and how to do it

October 23, 2020

If our democracy is for the people and by the people, then why are the people afraid their vote won't be counted?

District One City Council candidate Alexandria Contreras is unyielding in her advocacy for a better Downey

Alexandria's campaign photo.  She is the only challenger for district one. Photo credit: Alexandria Contreras

Jacqueline Cochran, Community Editor

October 16, 2020

Young, educated and fiercely fighting for the middle class, minority, disabled, and LQTBQ+ community of Downey.

COVID-19 has led to an increase in mental health issues for people everywhere. World Mental Health Day was Oct. 10. Photo credit: Andy Zurich on Flicker.com

Caring for the mind during a pandemic: COVID-19 and mental health

October 16, 2020

COVID-19 has made life stressful for everyone across the world. Because we all deal with stress differently, it's extremely important that we take care of our mental health and seek help when necessary.

Norwalk Town Square is one of the only shopping Centers in the City of Norwalk that has all the businesses in operations.   This center has food shops and some conveniences shops. October 7, 2020

Norwalk residents upset with restaurants and markets leaving the city

October 8, 2020

Norwalk restaurants and shopping centers can not be compared to many neighboring cities as they lose key popular businesses.

The City of Lakewood displays the City motto in various  places.  This is the bridge that runs across Del Amo Blvd. October 7, 2020.

Lakewood tackles racial inequality head on and welcomes difficult conversation

October 8, 2020

The city's motto, 'Times Change, Values Don't,' has some residents feeling unwelcome in their own community but this city says absolutely not.

Elyse Ares, LBC native, is the newest member of the CACOD. Ares had also been working in nonprofit for six years. Photo taken in downtown Long Beach July 1st, 2019. Photo credit: Courtesy of Elyse Ares

Falcon alumna named Long Beach City Commissioner

October 4, 2020

Elyse Ares is taking on her new role head on to advocate for people with disabilities and empower members of her community.

Small crowds of people enjoy the festivities while remaining coronavirus conscious.  They wore masks in the area's where masks were required. September 26, 2020.

Get the taste of Fall and fall into Fall-O-Ween at Knott’s

October 2, 2020

Try tasty fall treats and enjoy family fun at Knott's Berry Farm.

Individuals can respond to the 2020 census online. The survey only takes a few minutes and will affect funding for the next decade.

The 2020 Census: what is it & why it’s important

October 2, 2020

The census is a vital factor in the survival of the economy and the livelihood of communities across the country, especially the underserved.

Women coughing into her hand while a blanket is wrapped around. COVID has claimed over 200,00 thousand lives.

LAUSD debuts nation’s first COVID-19 testing and contact-tracing program

September 25, 2020

Parents face concerns as LAUSD launches new COVID-19 testing and contact tracing program for all students and staff.

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