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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 ...
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    By Dianne Anderson Add scorching heat of the past week to the COVID crisis fatigue, and bills piling up from recent job losses and potential massive evictions on the near horizon. It’s all keeping community mental health professionals bombarded lately with calls for help. Local advocate Linda Hart said a lot of the problem is ...
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    By Dianne Anderson Kids may or may not get back to the brick and mortar school grind in September, but they can still be academically prepared with new school supplies at the upcoming backpack drive hosted by Community Health Action Network (CHAN) in Victorville. Kisha Collier said their backpack and food giveaway outreach will be ...
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    Plan centers on rigorous instruction for students even when schools physically closed Decisions to open will be determined by data that public can track on daily basis Schools open for in-person instruction will implement precautions, including a requirement that students in 3rd grade and above wear masks Governor Gavin Newsom today announced his plan for ...
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    By Quinci LeGardye California Black Media  Gov. Newsom says he wants to help small businesses. Combined, they are a major economic engine in the state. He wants them to get online quicker and expand their markets to reach new customers in cyberspace. This is as the COVID-19 pandemic continues to hammer their bottom lines and ...
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    By Dianne Anderson By now, given the extreme health crisis facing African Americans, and job loss that has thrown so many off healthcare, Narda Smith feels that her phone should be ringing nonstop to get Covered California. The deadline looms just one week away, and she is ready and waiting for the community to take ...
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    New Action Includes Expanding Statewide Closure of Bars, Breweries and Pubs and of Indoor Operations in Restaurants, Wineries, Movie Theaters Additionally, Counties on the County Monitoring List for Three or More Consecutive Days Must Close Indoor Operations of Additional Sectors 80 Percent of Californians Live in Counties Subject to New Closures  Businesses May Modify Operations to ...
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    By Dianne Anderson Some people are complaining they’ve gained 19 pounds since COVID-19, and extra round is the new normal. Admittedly, Edwin Johnson says he has gained a few of the 110 pounds he lost back in 2016, but he is keeping it under control with walking, exercise, and sticking to his routine healthy diet. ...
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    By Dianne Anderson Pressure is mounting for some quarantined couples now fighting their way through the fourth month of the pandemic, and it’s always the kids that suffer most. The courts understand. Couples with children in the process of divorce or separation can rediscover the art of communication with their significant other. They might even ...
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    By Dr. Benjamin F. Chavis, Jr. Today, Americans are facing unprecedented times. We are in the midst of a global pandemic, our country has fallen into an economic recession, and hundreds of thousands are protesting police brutality and racial injustice. But there is another epidemic in this country that must be addressed, and it must ...