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    Changes Require Strict COVID-19 Safety Guidelines The Long Beach Department of Health and Human Services will issue an updated Health Order allowing for private gatherings consisting of no more than three households in accordance with protocols to control the spread of COVID-19. The changes are effective at 12:01 a.m. Friday, Oct. 16, and are in ...
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    Governor Gavin Newsom today signed an executive order to extend authorization for local governments to halt evictions for commercial renters impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic through March 31, 2021, and address a variety of issues in response to the pandemic. To protect local health officers and other public health officials on the front lines of the fight ...
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    By Dianne Anderson Through the maze of national political twists and turns, there is a local sense of urgency among candidates and legislators at recent virtual forums held by the NAACP and 100 Black Men of Long Beach. Everyone, it seems, agrees that voters must get their ballots signed sealed and delivered, and don’t wait. ...
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    By Tanu Henry California Black Media Most small businesses in California are very small. A whopping 95 % of them are companies with less than 50 employees, according to the Public Policy Institute of California. Yet these businesses employ a majority of workers in the state – up to an estimated 75 % of the labor force. But, for most official purposes, California defines ...
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    By Dianne Anderson Tricks and cheats are coming out in droves, luring the community into some of the same old schemes, along with some new COVID 19 scammers that promise health, wealth and jobs. Local legal advocates and agency leaders are warning people to avoid getting ripped off with deals that sound too good to ...
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    By Charlene Crowell As of mid-September, at least 197,000 people died from COVID-19 according to Johns Hopkins University. Beyond these fatalities, the number of COVID-related cases diagnoses reached 6.5 million people and continues to rise. Beyond the health effects, according to the the U.S. Census Bureau, as of August 31, over 80% of adults with post-high school ...
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    By Dianne Anderson Billions and billions of dollars that could support communities and people of color may not come down unless more Black and Brown people fill out the Census forms or answer the knock at the door. And make it fast. The clock is ticking under a recently announced tighter deadline. The U.S. Census ...
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    Contract with diagnostics company will allow California to process up to an additional 150,000 COVID-19 tests a day with a contractual turnaround time of 24-48 hours Groundbreaking deal will disrupt testing market and drive down cost of tests for everyone; it expands California’s ability to fight COVID-19 and protect essential workers and those most at ...
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    By Dianne Anderson Only the name has changed, but the same great United Way services are expanding to help so many more in the community devastated by COVID-19. Kim Starrs, vice president of external affairs with the Inland SoCal United Way, said through their numerous partners and donors they can now reach more people in ...
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    By Dianne Anderson Everyone is watching and waiting for August 14 to see just how a statewide judicial council vote will impact entire families that could be forced into homelessness. Agencies serving the most vulnerable populations are at the nail biting stage, worried that if the current rent moratorium is lifted, the courts are going ...