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A DOCTOR’S WORD ON VACCINES

Also available in Spanish. Dr. Eloisa Gonzalez, Los Angeles County Department of Public Health   Q: Can I get the Pfizer vaccine for my 1st dose and Moderna for my 2nd or vice versa? A: No. You must get the same type of vaccine for both doses. The efficacy of the...

Vaccination Rate Spurs Hope for ‘Herd Immunity’

From left to right: Supervisor Holly J. Mitchell, Second District, Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors; Dr. Muntu Davis, County Health Officer, Los County Department of Public Health; Dr. Sarah Lopez, Patient Safety Officer, Los Angeles County Department of Health...

Public Notice, A Potential Gold Mine

Wallace Allen, publisher of Westside Story News and radio host of Empire Talks Back By Julian Do, EMS “You’re sitting on a gold mine but you don’t know it,” said Wallace Allen, publisher of the African American newspaper Westside Story News, speaking to an EMS...

COVID-19 fuels the threat of global famine

Clockwise from top left: Steve Ravarella, Senior Spokesperson for the UN World Food Programme; Parul Sachdeva, Country Advisor in India for Give2Asia; Elio Rujano, Communications Officer for the World Food Programme's regional bureau in Central America and the...

Amid COVID, LA County Hustles to Help the Hungry

Clockwise from top left: Elizabeth Cervantes, Director of Agency Relations and Product Acquisitions, Los Angeles Regional Food Bank; Eloisa Gonzalez, MD, MPH, Director of Integrative Medicine at the Wellness Center at LAC+USC Historic General Hospital, spokesperson...

COVID-19 Survivor Recites Prayers from Childhood

Shireen Carlson and her husband Leif Editor’s Note: Indian American Shireen Carlson, and her husband Leif, were both recently stricken with COVID. The couple is shown here on their wedding day April 28, 2018. (Som Sharma photo/courtesy of Leif and Shireen Carlson)....

Keeper of the Flame – Myanmar Gazette

By Julian Do, EMS Thakhin KaiBwor, publisher and editor of the Myanmar Gazette, has a unique mission: to provide news and information while maintaining a common identity for some 300,000 Burmese immigrants in the U.S. whose home country has over 54 million people...

The “Trump Religion” May Be Here to Stay

From left to right: Meili Criezis, Global Network on Extremism and Technology Associate Fellow; Colin P. Clarke, Senior Research Fellow, The Soufan Center; Ricardo Corzo Moreno, theologian specializing in Latino churches By Pilar Marrero, Ethnic Media Services The day...

Trump’s Appeal to Latino Evangelicals

Also available in Spanish. By Ricardo Corzo Moreno, Ethnic Media Services Opinion/Analysis - Ricardo Corzo Moreno (pictured above) is a theologian specializing in Latino churches, and former president of the Multi-Ethnic Group of the Presbyterian Church in the United...

How safe is the right to vote in America?

From left to right: Dr. Gabriela D. Lemus, President, Progressive Congress; Myrna Pérez, Director, Brennan Center's Voting Rights and Elections Program; Judith A. Browne Dianis, Executive Director, Advancement ProjectAlso available in Spanish. Advocates warn about...

County Plugs in Health-Care Gaps As COVID-19 Surges

From left to right: Anna Gorman, Director, Community Partnerships & Programs, LA County Department of Health Services; Miriam Brown, Deputy Director, Emergency Outreach & Triage Division, LA County Department of Mental Health; Sherri Cheatham, Chief, Medi-Cal...

Help for Small Businesses in a Worsening Pandemic

Clockwise from top left: Ernesto Bobadilla, Consumer & Business Affairs Specialist, LA County Department of Consumer & Business Affairs; Carl Kemp, Environmental Health Public Affairs Manager, LA County Department of Public Health; Sarah Fisher, Economic...

LA County Helps People Stay Housed During Pandemic

Clockwise from top left: Dana Pratt, Chief of Tenant Protections, LA County Department of Consumer and Business Affairs; Azusena Favela, Deputy Director, LA County Department of Consumer and Business Affairs; Emilio Salas, Acting Executive Director, LA County...

L.A. County Digs In To Battle COVID

Clockwise from top left: Hilda L. Solis, Supervisor, First District, Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors; Antonia Jimenez, Director, Department of Public Social Services; Dr. Tasha Dixon, Lead Physician, Martin Luther King, Jr. Outpatient Center, Los Angeles...

L.A. County Targets Rising Hate Crimes

Also available in Spanish and Chinese, Korean. By Mark Hedin, Ethnic Media Services Los Angeles city and county officials, educators, health care providers and community-based organizations are teaming up to provide resources against hate crimes, a problem worsened by...

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