Month: June, 2020

L.A. County Public Health Director Responds to Death Threats
News

L.A. County Public Health Director Responds to Death Threats

Los Angeles County Public Health Director Dr. Barbara Ferrer addressed death threats she has received during Monday’s COVID-19 briefing. “I, like hundreds of other health officials across the county, have in fact received threats and have in fact received a lot of hate mail. For me, it goes back to March. The threats were in…

Mental Health Resources for Latinx Communities in L.A. County Affected by COVID-19
News

Mental Health Resources for Latinx Communities in L.A. County Affected by COVID-19

In response to a growing body of data showing an increased need for COVID-19-related mental health services, L.A. County has announced specific resources for Latinx communities. The County’s Department of Mental Health (DMH), in partnership with the UCLA Hispanic Neuropsychiatric Center of Excellence, is building up a team of 150 Spanish-speaking “promotores” — messengers who…

Family Searching for Missing Arcadia Woman With Dementia
News

Family Searching for Missing Arcadia Woman With Dementia

Detectives from the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department’s Missing Persons Unit are seeking the public’s assistance in locating Peggy Cordelia Leonard, an 82 year-old White female, who was last seen on the 5600 block of Gracewood Avenue, Arcadia, on June 19 at approximately 10 p.m. Leonard is described as 5-foot-4, 138 pounds, with short white…

Arcadia Woman Arrested for Allegedly Swindling More Than $20M
Crime

Arcadia Woman Arrested for Allegedly Swindling More Than $20M

A San Gabriel Valley woman was arrested Friday morning on a criminal complaint alleging she fraudulently solicited $21.6 million in funds for a condominium and hotel complex in the Coachella Valley, then spent a significant portion of her victims’ money on her own lavish living expenses, including luxury cars, travel, and designer clothing. Ruixue “Serena”…

The Gap Year Option for Everyone
Education

The Gap Year Option for Everyone

Until a few short years ago, the gap year was a British tradition – when a high school graduate spends a year before going off to college to pursue an interest or to work on a humanitarian project in another part of the world – we in America had only heard or read about. Then,…

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