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Department of Public Health Monitoring Measles Exposure
5/1/2019 3:52:25 PM

By Staff Reports   LOS ANGELES (CNS)—UCLA officials said Friday only one student remains quarantined on campus due to possible measles exposure, while less than 50 students and faculty "have elected to self-isolate" at home. Hundreds of people who are students, faculty or recent visitors at Cal State Los Angeles also remain under quarantine orders. Quarantines were announced this week at UCLA and Cal State Los Angeles in response to possible exposure to measles. UCLA Chancellor Gene Block said the county Department of Public Health had notified the...

CDPH Urges Californians Traveling Internationally to be Fully Vaccinated against Measles
5/1/2019 3:48:03 PM

By Staff Reports   SACRAMENTO—The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) today urged Californians to make sure they are protected against measles. Vaccination is especially critical for those who plan to travel internationally. In 2019 to date, there have been 38 cases of measles in California. This is an increase of 15 cases from last week, and compares with 11 cases at this time in 2018. Of the 2019 cases, 14 cases were in international travelers, 22 cases were due to spread from travelers to persons in California, and 2 cases are of unknown source. Measles is...

Jackson Alleges Fraud, Challenging Council Election in Court
5/1/2019 2:38:55 PM

Jasper “Jay” Jackson is contesting the results of the April 16th City Council election in which he placed 3rd in the District 1 race and was thus eliminated from the June 4th run-off. In a petition filed in Los Angeles Superior Court last week, Jackson alleges three causes of action in calling for several avenues of court relief, from seeking a new election to eliminating challenger Michelle Chambers from the June election and inserting himself. Among his claims, Jackson contends: Chambers does not reside in the City of Compton, there were voting irregularities both on...

New Child and Family Well-Being Center Scheduled to Open Next April
5/1/2019 2:32:10 PM

County and local officials, led by Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas, broke ground yesterday on a new child and family health center on the Martin Luther King Jr. Medical Campus. Several Los Angeles County departments and local service providers, including Special Needs Network (SNN), will share the three-story, 55,000-square-foot building to “maximize collaboration and service integration.' The first floor of the Center will replace the three trailers currently serving as the MLK Pediatric Medical Hub Clinic, which provides outpatient clinical services for at-risk pediatric...

Men to Boys, Frank Talk on What It Means to be a Man
5/1/2019 2:26:02 PM

COMPTON—Saturday at the Douglas F. Dollarhide Community Center in Compton was a day of frank discussion among men and boys. The Positive Results Corporation (PRC) held an all-day forum focusing on positive reinforcement for young men. The Promoting Healthy Manhood conference featured panel discussions on topics such as sexual assault, preventing domestic violence, and building healthy relationships. Founded by LAPD Officer Tony Newsom in 1992, the organizations’ stated mission “is to address Bullying, Inter-Personal/Teen Dating Violence, & Sexual Assault in youth,...

Suspected Bicycle Slasher Pleads Not Guilty
5/1/2019 2:24:04 PM

LOS ANGELES (CNS)—A homeless man accused of randomly slashing the faces of nine people while riding past them on a bicycle pleaded not guilty Wednesday to 10 felony counts. Lenrey Briones, 19, is charged with seven counts of aggravated mayhem, two counts of attempted aggravated mayhem and a single count of second- degree robbery. The charges include an allegation that he personally used a knife and that he was convicted last September of attempted arson. Briones is accused of slashing the faces of nine people, including a 13-year-old boy, between March 20 and April 1 as he rode...

Obama’s Other Daughters Presents Black Girl Magic
5/1/2019 2:22:27 PM

Obama’s Other Daughters is back with another installment of their hilarious live comedy show Black Girl Magic!! Come turn up with OOD and some of LA’s hottest improv and stand-up comedians as they create comedy based off of clips of successful Black women! So, come laugh, grab a snack from the cafe, take a photo with Obama and share in some Black Girl Magic with us!   8:30 – 9:30 pm Upright Citizens Brigade Sunset, Inner Sanctum, 5419 Sunset Boulevard Los Angeles (323) 908-8702 Free, Must RSVP/See...

LA Derby Day 2019
5/1/2019 2:20:27 PM

Project Alpha of LA presents LA Derby Day 2019! Over 750 attendees dressed in fine spring fashions, pastel colored suits, seersucker blazers, boaters and high-class millinery will gather in Pasadena, CA for one of the largest Kentucky Derby celebrations in the country. Come and enjoy: • A catered soul food buffet, courtesy of LA’s own Dulan’s Restaurant • Live band and DJ • Top shelf cash bar • Live stream of The Kentucky Derby • Contests, celebrity hosts and judges, door prizes and more Come see and be seen! Tickets on sale now with...

Hammer Projects- Jamilah Sabur
5/1/2019 2:16:18 PM

Jamilah Sabur is a multidisciplinary artist whose work incorporates performance, video, and installation. Un chemin escarpé / A steep path (2018) is a five-channel video installation featuring her inner world, from a cricket field in the Blue Mountains of Jamaica to underwater geological features of the Caribbean sea and the Atlantic Ocean. The video bridges ritualistic practice with digital technology, evoking questions related to navigation between the material world and the transcendental plane. The piece is inspired by geophysical data taken aboard the retired research vessel...

The Niceties
5/1/2019 2:11:55 PM

Two extraordinary women square off in a high-stakes academic debate over race, reputation and who gets the final word on how American history is written. Don’t miss The Niceties now on stage in the Gil Cates Theater at the Geffen Playhouse. Exclusive Black Cultural Events ticket offer! Use code: NICEBCE for $30 tickets includes fee for performances now thru May 12. Excludes premium seating. Visit geffenplayhouse.org to secure.   8 -10 pm Geffen Playhouse Theater, 10886 Le Conte Avenue, Los Angeles https://geffenplayhouse.org/the-niceties $30 w/ BCE Promo...