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Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival

In these challenging moments, Visual Communications continues to move forward in celebrating communities as key contributors to 50 years of Visual Communications. The organization was born because its founders began searching for visual resources to build a greater consciousness of Asian Pacific histories and experiences in America. Fueled by the burgeoning Civil Rights and Anti-War movements, they set out to showcase Asian …

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My Sister’s House Run for a Safe Haven

In 2019, over 1,000 registered runners and volunteers raised approximately $60,000 for My Sister’s House services and programs. This year is the 17th anniversary of the Run for a Safe Haven. The 17th annual Run for a Safe Haven is going virtual! This means that race participants can support My Sister’s House from anywhere in the world! Participants who sign up …

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PG&E PSPS Update: More Than 228,000 Customers Have Been Restored by Tuesday Morning

PG&E Issued Weather “All Clear” for All Areas at 1:45 PM Today Aerial, Vehicle and On-The-Ground Patrols Confirm at Least 36 Instances of Damage or Hazards to Electric Equipment So Far 106 Community Resource Centers Provide Water, Restrooms, Device Charging and More  PG&E Partners with Community-Based Organizations to Assist Customers with Medical, Financial, Language and Aging Needs Before, During and After PSPS events  SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. — Pacific Gas and Electric …

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PG&E Begins Issuing Weather ‘All Clear’ in Some Locations for Public Safety Power Shutoff Event

Aerial, Vehicle and On-The-Ground Inspections, Patrols and Restoration Work Has Begun for Impacted Areas Where It Is Safe to Do So Restoration Expected to Occur in Stages Beginning Monday Morning Through Tuesday Night SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. — Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) has begun patrolling some lines de-energized by the Public Safety Power Shutoff (PSPS) that started Sunday morning, …

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Potential Sunday/Oct. 25 PSPS Event: Forecasted Highest Winds and Driest Conditions of the Season Mean PG&E May Need to Proactively Turn Off Power for Safety to Approximately 466,000 Customers Across Northern and Central California

Portions of 38 Counties and 25 Tribal Communities May Be Impacted by Widespread, Severe Offshore Wind Event Beginning Sunday Customers Who Might Be Affected by the Public Safety Power Shutoff are Receiving the Initial Notifications Today, Two Days Ahead of the Potential Event Four Extremes in the Weather for this Potential PSPS Event: Extremely High Winds, Extremely Low Humidity, Extreme …

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Special Report on the Allegations on Elk Grove Mayor Steve Ly & How It Affected the Hmong Community

In light of the recent allegations against Elk Grove City Mayor, Steve Ly, we’ll analyze the Hmong clan system and how it functions in the modern world that we live in today. On June 1st, during the height of the Black Lives Matter protests, a Hmong auto body shop was burned down. In a Facebook post, Steve Ly alluded that …

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Due to Severe Weather and Wind, PG&E Will Turn Off Power for Safety to Approximately 37,000 Customers in Targeted Parts of 15 Counties

Strong Winds Expected to Begin This Evening Through Friday Morning SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. — Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) will de-energize certain electrical lines for safety over the course of this evening (Wednesday, Oct. 21) as part of a Public Safety Power Shutoff (PSPS). PG&E is calling a PSPS due to a high-wind event combined with low humidity and …

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Due to Severe Weather and Wind, PG&E Will Turn Off Power for Safety to Approximately 53,000 Customers in Targeted Parts of 24 Counties

Strong Winds Expected to Begin This Evening and Last Through Friday Morning in Most Locations SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. — Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) will de-energize certain electrical lines for safety over the course of this evening (Wednesday, Oct. 14) as part of a Public Safety Power Shutoff (PSPS). PG&E is calling a PSPS due to a high-wind event …

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洛杉磯縣政委員對提早結束聯邦人口普查的決定 深感憤怒

聯邦最高法院裁定允許2020年人口普查在10月31日截止日期前數週提早結束洛縣居民請及早在新截止日期10月15日前完成普查統計 美國聯邦最高法院允許人口普查局縮短2020年人口普查時間的裁定引起包括洛杉磯縣政委員會在内的領袖們一致撻伐,他們表示該裁定將導致普查統計的錯誤和疏漏,將對今後十年的經費補助和政治代表性造成嚴重影響。 縣政委員敦促任何尚未填妥普查表格的縣民立即登入網站my2020census.gov,確保他們能夠趕在新的截止日期10月15日星期四之前列入統計。居民也可以打電話844-330-2020或將填妥的表格寄回,只要郵戳日期不晚於10月15日即可。委員們强調,花10分鐘填寫表格就能夠為我們的社區帶來長達10年迫切需要的資源。 “將社區的每一位成員都列入統計,就有更多的關鍵性經費提供給緊急救援服務,健康照護和學校,”縣政委員會主席Kathryn Barger表示。“任何為完整統計全體縣民更爲困難的決定都是剝奪每一個人需要的資源的退步做法。” 這項決定預期將導致少數族裔和其他經常遭受遺漏社區民衆的統計不足,在今後十年造成可用來提供重要服務的數億美元經費流失,和在華盛頓的政治代表性不足。至2020年10月12日止,洛縣主動答覆普查問卷的比例為64.9%,低於2010年的最終主動答比覆例69%。2010年人口普查在沒有大规模疫情的情況下,仍然導致洛杉磯縣人口統計不足,因此2020年人口普查統計不足的結果預期將更爲嚴重。 “聯邦最高法院做出的這項裁定不僅令人憤怒,而且我相信有其政治動機。正確完整的統計數據有助於取得重要的研究和計劃經費,强化本縣的公共衛生系統。我們的社區依賴人口普查獲取醫院和醫療資源,在此非常時期維護全縣家家戶戶的健康,所以這些影響完整統計的作法實在殘酷無比,”縣政委員會副主席Hilda L. Solis表示。 “這項決定對洛杉磯全縣少數族裔社區的影響無可復加。最高法院將總統及其政府鋪天蓋地又毫無必要的混肴視聽結合在一起,故意干擾我們想要確保每家每戶都列入統計的努力,”政務委員Mark Ridley-Thomas表示。“我們必須進一步上訴本案,因爲統計不足就是代表性不足,代表性不足就是經費不足,我們絕不能容許這樣的結果。我們必須挺起胸膛,讓每一個人都列入統計。” 由於新冠肺炎疫情迫使洛杉磯縣改變外展策略,這次的普查統計也與過去不同。在過去的人口普查中,類似挨家挨戶拜訪、社區活動和拜訪教會等的外展工作目的在教育民衆有關答覆人口普查的重要性。 “這項決定對每一位爲了達成完整統計,辛苦工作的同仁而言,無疑是重重的一擊。我敦促每一位民衆立刻登入網站,現在就填寫您的普查表格,同時針對那些想要在今後十年間剝奪社區應得的例如學校、醫院、公園、平價住宅和馬路的人清楚表明您的立場,”縣政委員Sheila Kuehl表示。 在今年取得完整正確的統計將有助於確保洛杉磯縣未來擁有因應例如新冠肺炎(COVID-19)這種危機的能力。健康照護和其他緊急因應計劃的經費都依賴普查統計數據。政務委員們警示,由於截止日期提早結束,因此造成的統計疏漏將在未來十年造成無法彌補的傷害。 “由於新冠肺炎疫情蔓延,這次的人口普查原本已經困難重重,現在臨近截止日期,最高法院竟又允許人口普查局提早打烊。我敦促每一位居民立刻上網,及時填妥您的表格,”縣政委員Janice Hahn表示。“這是對您的未來的投資。將決定我們是否能夠支援醫院和緊急服務的能力,並在未來照顧好我們的縣民。” 人口普查影響數億聯邦經費,提供給洛杉磯縣本地醫院、公園、學習和平價住宅。人口普查數據通過健康資源和服務管理局的健康中心計劃決定提供給Title I學校、營養補充計劃、WIC、Head Start和社區健康中心的經費。 ### 洛杉磯縣“Be Counted”宣導活動簡介 2020年人口普查的正確結果是確保公平的政治代表性和依照方程式維持對各項計劃和社會服務合理分配經費的必要保證。洛杉磯縣人口普查的目標是要讓每一位居民都接獲信息,都能夠參與並完成2020年人口普查統計。有關詳情,請登入https://census.lacounty.gov/。

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