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    By Dianne Anderson Isolated solo seniors will have a little something to smile about this Christmas, thanks to the cheerful givers of the Orange County chapters of the National Action Network, the Delta Sigma Theta, and NCNW. Darlene Futrel, the president of the local NAN, said she started the event three years ago to help ...
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    By Dianne Anderson Not everyone has the stomach to dig deep in their pocket and pull out thousands of their own personal dollars to make sure the kids and seniors don’t go hungry. But Coronada King Haywood answers to a higher calling. She guesses it was the way she was brought up. Her dad was ...
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    By Dianne Anderson In Long Beach, where about one-fourth of all homeowners are Black, many are on a fixed income, and any extra money lately is likely going for food and gas, not to fix leaky plumbing, electrical wiring or install a new floor. Nancy Villasenor with Rebuilding Together Long Beach said that for struggling ...
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    COVID-19 Update By Maxim Elaramsisy California Black Media Physicians and public health officials are raising alarms about a “tripledemic” happening as the holiday travel season approaches. Communities around California are susceptible to infection by new COVID-19 variants, the seasonal flu, and the Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV). People who are vulnerable to serious infection, especially those over ...
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    By Dianne Anderson Before there were laptops, and back when there was plenty of affordable food to go around, seniors would welcome a friendly face and an old-fashioned knock at the door to see if they needed any help. Today, reaching the sick and the shut-ins with vital life-saving information can be as easy as ...
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    By Dianne Anderson Seniors sweltering under scorching triple-digit heat are making the usual budget choices about what’s more important – buying food, or stretching their high cost medications by skipping doses, or turning on their air conditioner. Behind that problem of taking from one bill to put toward another is often the other priority, the ...
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    By Dianne Anderson Some seniors like Warren Bussey, while not to be confused with Warren Buffet, have made a great living well into the golden age, comfortable in his retirement pension, having spent decades as a successful local businessman. The Orange County Heritage Council recently helped draw recognition and a proclamation for Mr. Bussey, a ...
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    By Dianne Anderson Eyes still roll at the persistent prodding to get the jab, but maybe not so much lately as the nation watches ICU hospital beds fill past capacity, spilling over into tents and hospital parking garages. The impact of the Delta variant is hitting communities of color harder, faster and younger than the ...
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    By Dianne Anderson Seniors 50 or older who can’t afford a contractor or handyman to take care of their homes can now learn how to do it themselves. It’s not quite an extreme fixer-upper makeover, but a Riverside Habitat for Humanity program’s two-hour free workshop could save a lot of money in the long run ...