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    By Charlene Crowell A $349 billion program created to assist America’s small businesses was launched on April 3 to provide payroll, utilities, rent and more for eligible applicants screened by the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA). On April 16 – less than two weeks later — this national stimulus enacted in the throes of the ...
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    First-in-the-nation program will partner with local restaurants to prepare meals for older Californians Social Bridging Project will mobilize 1,000 callers to check in on older Californians Friendship Line California is expanding to serve older Californians statewide Governor Gavin Newsom today announced a series of initiatives to support vulnerable older Californians who are isolating at home during California’s stay ...
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    Decision based on progress toward preparing California’s hospitals and health care delivery system for a COVID-19 surge in patients – one of California’s six indicators to gradually modify state’s stay-at-home order State also announces plans to add at least an additional 80 testing sites, mainly in underserved communities; train up to 10,000 contact tracers Governor ...
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    By Dianne Anderson No one really imagined the coronavirus impact of recent weeks, but some local educators were prepared far ahead of the pandemic to give their students an academic edge. Some schools already had the right technology at their fingertips, and simply needed to put some last-minute moves into motion. Dwaine Radden Sr., CEO ...
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    By Stacy M. Brown NNPA Newswire Senior Correspondent AARP, the nation’s oldest and largest nonprofit dedicated to empowering Americans 50 and over, and the National Newspaper Publishers Association (NNPA), the trade association of the Black Press of America, held a briefing to help provide critical information for those most at-risk and impacted by the novel ...
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    Members of the California Legislative Black Caucus (CLBC) held a conference call today with Governor Gavin Newsom to discuss a range of issues related to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the Black Community. “It was a productive conversation,” said CLBC Chair, Assemblymember Shirley N. Weber, Ph.D. “Our primary concern is that African Americans in California contract and die of the ...
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    70,000 Riverside County households received supplemental food benefits for March To assist families and seniors during the COVID-19 crisis, the state will be providing supplemental food benefits to new and existing Cal Fresh recipients on May 10. The extra benefits will be the second of two short-term infusions the state is making to help CalFresh ...
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    COVID-19 has affected everyone’s health in our community, including mental and physical health. Because of this, Assemblymember Eloise Reyes is Co-Hosting a teleconference town hall with Senator Connie Leyva on COVID-19 and Public Health. Joining the Inland Empire Legislators will be special guests San Bernardino County Public Health Director Trudy Raymundo and San Bernardino County ...
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    By Dianne Anderson LaCretia Vallier has some COVID-19 advice for Black people – that even if their hospitals and doctors turn them away from a test, be persistent and keep trying. Their family and other lives are depending on it. If only medical staff had been able to identify COVID-19 symptoms early on, she may ...
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    By Dianne Anderson Everyone is on lockdown in tight living quarters, which makes it hard to see or hear what’s going on with the kids behind closed doors. In recent weeks since the start of the pandemic, reports and calls of abuse or neglect have dropped by 56 percent at Riverside County Department of Public ...