December 27, 1992 |
Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science, one of only four medical schools operated by African-Americans in the United States, is attempting to raise $11 million over the next three years to expand its research and training facilities. Doctors say the university's ability to serve the growing medical needs of the African-American community will depend in part on the success of the Capital Campaign.
November 29, 1999 |
World AIDS Day on Wednesday marks the kickoff of the Los Angeles "HIV. Live With It. Get Tested!" campaign for youth at risk for infection with the virus. The campaign aims to encourage children and young adults ages 13 to 24--especially those from underserved minority groups--to get free, anonymous HIV testing and counseling at one of dozens of testing sites in the L.A. area. Early testing is important, medical experts say.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 29, 2006 |
Los Angeles County supervisors Tuesday authorized health officials to negotiate nearly $100 million in contracts to help overhaul Martin Luther King Jr./Drew Medical Center during the hospital's downsizing, including up to $85 million to subsidize as many as 90 beds for county patients at nearby private hospitals. King/Drew, near Watts, is shifting specialty medical services and hospital management to Harbor/UCLA Medical Center near Torrance.
October 9, 1995 |
Despite the inclusion of a few well-known outsiders and styles ranging from bop to reggae, the opening day of the Jazz at Drew festival had a definite West Coast flavor. Los Angeles-based performers, many with international reputations, predominated in the fifth annual fund-raiser for the Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science held Saturday on the grounds of the King-Drew Medical Center.
May 9, 1993 |
Doll artist Sigrid Williams was looking for a way to help the black community, but didn't know where to start--until she turned on her television. "It's a project that I actually thought about after watching a news program on Drew University's magnet program that pairs up medical students at the school with kids in Watts," Williams said. After viewing the broadcast earlier this year, Williams began producing a limited edition of porcelain dolls to benefit Charles R. Drew University in Watts.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 8, 1996
The Los Angeles Local Initiatives Support Corp., well known for aiding affordable housing projects, is now helping four nonprofit community groups develop health care programs that will provide affordable medical care--and jobs. This new support for health care services is a logical extension of LISC's approach to rebuilding disadvantaged communities block by block, neighborhood by neighborhood.
December 31, 1992 |
Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science, one of only four medical schools operated by African-Americans in the United States, is attempting to raise $11 million over the next three years to expand its research and training facilities. Doctors say the university's ability to serve the growing medical needs of the African-American community will depend in part on the success of the capital campaign.
October 7, 1998 |
Distinguished trumpeters all: Harry "Sweets" Edison, soon to celebrate his 83rd birthday, was barely in his 20s when he joined Count Basie's band in the '30s. Oscar Brashear was also in his early 20s when he joined Basie 30 years later. Jon Faddis, now the director of the Carnegie Hall Jazz Band, hadn't yet been born when Art Farmer was playing L.A.'s Central Avenue in the late '40s.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 22, 1994 |
Many families partaking in the traditional Thanksgiving feast will need to exercise some of that pumpkin pie and turkey out of their systems this weekend. One way will be to explore the Los Angeles Zoo during the "Beastly Feast" celebration Thursday through Sunday. Tiny geckos and giant elephants, green toads and red-faced primates, hippos, lions, tigers and bears are among the more than 1,500 animals to be found at the zoo. Species from throughout the world will be fed Thanksgiving treats.