• New Training on LGBTQ+ Inclusivity for Homelessness Programs

    LOS ANGELES — A new program aims to help staff at homeless shelters better care for their LGBTQ+ clients. Experts from the Equality California Institute have offered LGBTQ+ diversity, equity and inclusion training to medical professionals for six years. But now, they’ve expanded to include the staffs of programs that serve...
  • California Becomes Latest “Senior-Friendly” State

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. – California is now officially an “age-friendly” state thanks to a new partnership between the California Department of Aging and AARP. The nonprofit organization is lending its expertise to help implement the state’s new Master Plan for Aging, which was released in January. Kim McCoy Wade, director...
  • Llamadas telefónicas de alto precio en la cárcel: $15 para hablar con su hija

    Al crecer, Blossom Sergejev tenía suerte si hablaba con su madre una vez a la semana. Por lo general, era una vez al mes. Incluso entonces, sus conversaciones terminaron casi tan pronto como comenzaron. Ella, su hermano y su hermana tenían un temporizador para asegurarse de que los tres...
  • Giving a Gift With Meaning This Mother’s Day

    In today’s world, intimacy can sometimes be sacrificed for immediacy. We often send texts or emails, rather than hand writing letters, cards or notes. However, handwritten notes are a beautiful way to capture meaningful moments and create something tangible that goes beyond the digital. In the past, writing by...
  • Cultural barriers cause a delay in Alzheimer’s diagnosis for North Bay woman

    Cultural barriers cause a delay in Alzheimer’s diagnosis for North Bay woman Marin county resident, Maria Martinez, knew in 1997 that something was wrong with her mother. However, because of stigma in the Latino community and language barriers, Maria’s mother went undiagnosed for another 13 years. Now, Maria volunteers...
  • Ayudar a cerrar la diferencia de atención para pacientes de habla hispana con artritis

    Cuando en el 2005 se le diagnosticó artritis reumatoide a Velia Martínez, se sorprendió. El dolor articular, la fatiga y otros síntomas que estaba experimentando le dificultaban levantarse por las mañanas, lo cual era frustrante porque siempre había sido una persona activa. Actualmente, 4.4 millones de estadounidenses hispanos viven...
  • Aprendices en universidades comunitarias pueden significar salarios más altos

    AUSTIN — Los colegios comunitarios que ofrecen programas de aprendizaje están listos para recibir un impulso de 12 billones de dólares del plan de infraestructura del presidente Joe Biden. En el Congreso, miembros de ambos partidos han expresado su apoyo a la asignación de fondos para programas de aprendizaje basados...
  • A Call for Action as Grocery Stores Leave Hard-Hit Neighborhoods

    SOUTH LOS ANGELES, Calif. – Groups that fight hunger want local government to step in and make sure all Californians have access to fresh produce at neighborhood grocery stores and farmer’s markets – and they point to South Los Angeles as a good place to start. The Crenshaw area...
  • Teresa Ruiz Q&A: “The Marksman”

    Arturo Hilario El Observador Rancher and ex-Marine Jim Hanson (Liam Neeson) lives a quiet life at his desert home in Arizona, adjacent to the US-Mexico border. One day his solitude is broken and his position in life is abruptly changed as he is surveying his property and runs across...

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