Date: May 19th, 2020

L.A. County to Launch App for Reporting Price Gouging, Scams
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L.A. County to Launch App for Reporting Price Gouging, Scams

During the COVID-19 emergency, consumer fear and anxiety have led certain individuals to try and profiteer at the expense of those in need. Reports of price gouging of essential goods have been widespread during the pandemic. In response, the L.A. County Department of Consumer and Business Affairs (DCBA), which is charged with enforcing L.A. County’s…

California Task Force Calls on Congress for $1T in Aid for Local Governments
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California Task Force Calls on Congress for $1T in Aid for Local Governments

Members of Governor Gavin Newsom’s Task Force on Business and Jobs Recovery sent a letter to congressional leaders asking them to pass $1 trillion in direct relief for state and local governments. “State, local and tribal governments are critical to our recovery. In the short-term, they must be able to scale-up necessary programs, like contact tracing and testing,”…

California Public Health Announces New Regional Variance Opportunity
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California Public Health Announces New Regional Variance Opportunity

Given statewide and local capacity to respond to COVID-19, including stability in the number of COVID-19 hospitalizations and the ability to provide personal protective equipment to workers in essential sectors, the California Department of Public Health announced Tuesday an opportunity for counties to move through Stage 2, opening additional sectors of their economy at their own pace. To qualify,…

Five Acres in Altadena Launches HOPE Line
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Five Acres in Altadena Launches HOPE Line

Now with the U.S. highest unemployment rate due to the coronavirus, people are struggling financially, experiencing food insecurity, and facing mental health challenges like depression, anxiety and suicidal thoughts. Altadena-based foster care/adoption and mental health provider, Five Acres has launched the HOPE line at (800) 696-6793 or HOPE@5acres.org where individuals can call, text or email. The HOPE…

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