March 28, 2014 |
Monday is the deadline for beginning the process of enrolling for Obamacare in California. California's health insurance exchange Covered California can be reached online at http://www.coveredca.com or by phone at (800) 300-1506. Here is a sampling of events in Los Angeles and Orange counties and the Inland Empire this weekend where Californians can get information and sign up for health insurance offered through Covered California. SATURDAY LOS ANGELES COUNTY 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. AltaMed Health Insurance Resource Center, 5436 E. Whittier Blvd., Los Angeles 90022 (for appointments call 1-877-462-2582)
March 11, 2014 |
It was a day for the pitchers on Tuesday in high school baseball. There was Jack Flaherty of Harvard-Westlake outdueling Josh Garcia of Chatsworth, 1-0. Flaherty struck out nine and gave up four hits. Garcia, a sophomore, struck out six and gave up two hits. Tyler Radcliffe allowed three hits and Chris Betts hit a home run in Long Beach Wilson's 1-0 win over El Dorado. Sophomore Zack Noll threw a three-hitter in Great Oak's 1-0 win over Santa Fe Christian. Matt Campbell of Simi Valley struck out nine and allowed four hits in a 1-0 win over Rio Mesa.
December 28, 2013
Since Steve Lopez's first column last week on Carmen Mendoza - the Bell Gardens mother who endures 15-hour workdays and rides up to nine buses a day to shuttle her children to high-quality but distant schools - more than two dozen readers have written to express their awe at her dedication to her family. Some told of how Lopez's most recent column on Wednesday - a follow-up piece reporting how reader Hector Delgadillo and his employees bought Mendoza a family car - moved them to tears.
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December 2, 2013 |
Governor Jerry Brown made a rare visit to southeast Los Angeles County on Monday for an unveiling of plans for a new casino building in Hawaiian Gardens, a 1-square-mile city bordering Orange County. It was the second time in little more than a month that the governor has been on hand to celebrate a local casino project, even though he doesn't often make public appearances. “I come here today because I want to recognize a family and a business that is contributing to the local community,” Brown told reporters and local officials outside the Gardens Casino, gathered inside a tent with a carpet, potted plants and a chandelier.
November 29, 2013
Re "Jurors weigh fate of Spaccia," Nov. 23 I have personal experience doing business in the cities of southwest L.A. County, including Bell and Huntington Park. With the recent Bell scandal and governing crises in nearby cities, I believe residents would be better served if these cities pooled their resources. These municipalities have fiscal challenges, and I believe they would benefit by getting together. Why don't the cities of Bell, Bell Gardens, Maywood, Cudahy and Huntington Park merge into one city to save on all the duplicated services?
November 28, 2013 |
In the early evening, in the thick of Thanksgiving dinnertime, another round of retailers opened their doors to deal-hunting shoppers. Toys R Us began welcoming customers at 5 p.m. At the store in Bell Gardens, Cathleen Leal, 35, had been waiting outside for 12 hours, making her the first person in line. For six of the last seven years, the Bell resident has been an avid holiday shopper. This year, her husband joined in. The pair's Thanksgiving dinner consists of a Starbucks run and Chinese food.