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El Condado de LA concluye el proceso presupuestario anual con un récord de $461.5 millones en inversiones de Care First, Jails Last

El presupuesto final de $ 39.3 mil millones también incluye $527 millones para combatir la falta de vivienda

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LOS ANGELES – La Junta de Supervisores del Condado de Los Ángeles aprobó un presupuesto de $39.3 mil millones para el Año Fiscal 2021-22, que incluye inversiones récord de casi 500 millones de dólares para apoyar los programas transformadores Care First, Jails Last a medida que avanzamos a través de la pandemia y hacia una situación más justa y futuro más equitativo para todos nuestros residentes.

La aprobación por parte de la Junta del Presupuesto Suplementario concluye oficialmente el proceso presupuestario anual de tres partes del Condado. Sin embargo, continuarán los ajustes presupuestarios adicionales, incluida la adición de $975 millones de la primera fase de los fondos de estímulo del Plan de Rescate Estadounidense que se utilizarán para apoyar una recuperación amplia y equitativa en todo el Condado.

Desde que comenzó el proceso presupuestario con el Presupuesto Recomendado en abril, se han agregado fondos adicionales en las fases posteriores, culminando en inversiones significativas que incluyen:

  • $461.5 millones en nuevos fondos de Care First, Jails Last para apoyar una amplia gama de esfuerzos comunitarios y de reforma de la justicia.
  • $527 millones en fondos para abordar la falta de vivienda, incluidos $ 494 millones de la Iniciativa de Ley H, para ampliar la vivienda y los servicios.

Estas acciones presupuestarias establecen una base sólida, duradera para promover la amplia agenda de políticas de la Junta de Supervisores no solo en el Año Fiscal 2021-22, sino también en el futuro. Este apoyo fundamental incluye el levantamiento y la expansión de nuevos sistemas interconectados para abordar las prolongadas desigualdades en nuestras comunidades. Éstos incluyen:

  • Alternativas al Encarcelamiento
  • Iniciativa contra el Racismo, la Diversidad y la Inclusión
  • Iniciativa para el Alivio de la Pobreza
  • Establecimiento de un Equipo de Implementación del Cierre de la Cárcel para descomprimir y cerrar la Cárcel Central de Hombres

Los siguientes recursos proporcionan detalles adicionales:

Enlace a la carta de la Junta:
http://file.lacounty.gov/SDSInter/bos/supdocs/162325.pdf

Enlace a la presentación:
http://file.lacounty.gov/SDSInter/lac/1113668_SupplementalBudget-2021.pdf

Enlace a la lista completa de programas Care First, Jails Lasthttp://file.lacounty.gov/SDSInter/lac/1113667 SupplementalBudgetHandout-2021.pdf

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Liam’s Life Foundation’s Chasin’ Change Run-raiser

The run-raiser is a virtual run that can be done anytime/anywhere for the whole month of December to raise awareness against drunk driving

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HERMOSA BEACH – Every 49 minutes in the United States, someone is killed in a drunk driving accident.  In 2016,there were 10,497 people killed in these preventable collisions. Through awareness, education, policy change, and partnerships Liam’s Life Foundation is committed to bringing that number to zero.

Liam’s Life Foundation is inviting you to attend our Chasin’ Change Run-raiser THIS Saturday, December 4th, 2021 at 8:00AM at Hermosa Beach.  

There will be a huge turn-out of participants from the Hawthorne and Redondo Beach police department, fighters and members from Systems Training Center (local mixed martial arts gym) and Wimp2Warrior, and friends and family from Liam’s Life Foundation.

Photo Credit: The Redondo Beach Police Department

Liam’s Life Foundation is a 501(c)3 dedicated to stopping alcohol-impaired driving and the fatalities they cause, founded by the parents of Liam Mikael Kowal after he was killed by a drunk driver on September 3rd, 2016. His parents, Marcus Kowal (professional MMA fighter) and Mishel Eder  have been huge advocates for lowering the legal BAC to 0.05. 

This run-raiser is meant to raise awareness against drunk driving. The run-raiser is a virtual run that can be done anytime and anywhere for the whole month of December. You can run a 5K, 10K, or Half Marathon. 

Please come and support our cause! If you have any questions, comments, or concerns, please don’t hesitate to reach out. 

Liam’s Life Foundation is a 501(c)(3) California Non-Profit Organization founded by professional MMA fighter Marcus Kowal and Mishel Eder in honor of their fifteen month old son Liam Mikael Kowal who was tragically hit and killed by a drunk driver on September 3, 2016 in Hawthorne, California.

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LA area readers; What to do if you are having problems receiving KTLA

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LOS ANGELES – Are you having issues receiving KTLA? If so, here’s a step-by-step guide on what to do:

  1. If you receive KTLA via cable or satellite, please contact your service provider. 
  2. If you receive KTLA via antenna, please follow these instructions: 
    1. Switch to a different channel and then go back to KTLA. If the signal does not reappear, please go to step two. 
    2. Please disconnect the power cord from either your television or set-top digital receiver, wait 30 seconds and then reconnect power. If KTLA has not returned, try these additional advanced steps. 
    3. Perform a channel rescan. This step will locate all channels that are receivable in your viewing area. Each television or set-top receiver has specific instructions. The following will help guide you through a typical menu. 
      1. Press the “menu” button on your remote control. If you don’t have a remote control, your TV should have a built-in “menu” button located on the lower front panel or on one of its sides. 
      2. Find and select the “channel scan” option. You may have to look through various menu sections such as settings, tools, options or channel menus to find the channel scan option. 
      3. Once the scanning process begins, it may take up to 10 minutes to complete. If you have an indoor antenna, please remain seated where you normally watch TV so that you don’t block the incoming signal from reaching your indoor antenna. 
      4. When scanning is complete, your TV will either display the number of channels available or it may go back to your last channel watched. 
      5. Select KTLA Channel 5.1 or 5-1. No further action is necessary if you can now see KTLA. 

If you are still experiencing difficulties in receiving KTLA, please email us at [email protected] or by visiting https://ktla.com/about-ktla/contact-us/submit-feedback-to-the-ktla-5-engineering-department/

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LA County Lake Lifeguard Test Starts December 4th!

Lake Lifeguard Test on December 4th at Castaic Aquatic Center at 8am until 12pm. Applicants must fill out the online form  in advance

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LA County Lake Lifeguard Test Starts DECEMBER 4th!

LOS ANGELES -This week, LA County Lake Lifeguards begins its search for potential new lifeguard candidates with the Lake Lifeguard Test on December 4th at Castaic Aquatic Center at 8am until 12pm. Applicants must fill out the online form  in advance (Available here) as well as meet the following requirements: 

  • Swim 1000 meters in 18 minutes
  • Have graduated high school (or equivalent) 
  • Have at least 20/30 in each eye without correction (See job bulletin) 
  • Have a valid California Class C Driver’s License 
  • Be at least 18 by time of LAkeAcademy 
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Photo Credit: County of Los Angeles

Upon completion of prerequisites and swim test, candidates must enroll and pass the Lake Lifeguard Academy ($15/hour).

After completing the Academy, Cadets will be eligible to become Lake Lifeguards ($21.35-$27.98/hour). 

If you are unable to attend December 4th, you have another chance on December 12th from 8am to 12pm at Arcadia Park Pool. 

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Photo Credit: County of Los Angeles

For more information, visit: bit.ly/3nBpfcU

To apply, APPLY HERE.

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