Mother becomes an activist for Obamacare
Apr05

Mother becomes an activist for Obamacare

Daissy Forero is grateful Obamacare remains the law of the land after a Republican effort to kill it in Congress failed in March. Still, the 37-year-old immigrant mother of two is not letting her guard down for the sake of her family. Hearing reports that Republicans and President Donald Trump might try again to go after Obamacare, Forero is determined to fight back. “I thank God the Republicans’ proposal didn’t succeed but we all...

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Angel’s mission: mental health
Nov17

Angel’s mission: mental health

Mental illness should not be a stigma for those who suffer from it, believes artist Álvaro D. Márquez. In Los Angeles he’s been given wings to shed light on an issue that is very personal to him. Márquez is the painter behind “Emotional Baggage,” one of 30 angel sculptures that are part of the exhibit “We Are Los Angeles” whose purpose is to generate civic pride among Angelenos. For Márquez, LA pride means that no city resident should...

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Push-ups for war veterans
May20

Push-ups for war veterans

If you like social media challenges and support American soldiers, you might like to consider the #‎22pushupchallenge‬, an effort to raise awareness about war veteran issues.The campaign is asking people to do 22 push-ups every day for 22 days, capturing them on video, and uploading them to the web’s social networks. There is a reason for that number. An average of 22 veterans commit suicide every day, according to a report by the...

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Summer fun & jobs for teens
Apr29

Summer fun & jobs for teens

Teens of Los Angeles just got more options to have some clean fun this summer, even jobs. Maybe parents now will get some piece of mind. The Y, also known as the YMCA, is offering free memberships for youths ages 12 through 17 years for the months of June and July through the Get Summer Teen Initiative. That means they can enjoy swimming, play basketball and have access to a gym. The Y also has stuff for the mind.  College readiness...

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Healthcare for more children
Apr28

Healthcare for more children

Thousands of undocumented children have now gained access to healthcare coverage in California. That is thanks to Health for All Kids, a law authored by Senator Ricardo Lara (Democrat-Bell Gardens) that expands Medi-Cal eligibility to all children, regardless of immigration status. The law allocated $40 million for the first year and $132 million for the following years. About 170,000 undocumented children will benefit, starting May...

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