Upcoming Virtual Meetings
City of RPV Traffic Safety Committee Meeting
Monday, August 31, 2020, 6:00PM

The RPV Traffic Safety Committee will be discussing the proposed Raising Cane’s project on Western Avenue as it pertains to circulation and traffic impacts. To watch the meeting or participate in public comment, complete a form at rpvca.gov/participate and a Zoom invite will be emailed to you.

NWSPNC Youth & Community Outreach Meeting
Tuesday, September 1, 2020, 6:00PM

Youth Board Seat Applications Now Being Accepted
You can submit your email address to receive Update Bulletins and invitations to virtual meetings on the San Pedro High School Comprehensive Modernization Project.  GET ALL THE DETAILS HERE. 
County of LA Updates
Just In: LA County Expands Mental Health Helpline Services
Caring for your emotional well-being is especially important right now, and LA County's Department of Mental Health (DMH) is here to help. DMH's newly expanded Help Line (800-854-7771) is free and confidential for all of LA County’s 10 million residents. The County strives to meet the linguistic needs of its diverse communities and offers assistance by providing services in your language of choice. Callers can be referred to:

  • mental health & crisis services through the ACCESS Center (available 24/7);
  • emotional support through the Emotional Support Line; and
  • referrals & services for veterans and military family members through the Veterans Line

To share these vital resources with your network and greater community, DMH has prepared a toolkit which includes sample messaging, graphics, and flyers to share via newsletters, websites and your social platforms. 
To access our toolkit or learn more about our expanded resources, visit DMH here.
Fourth Round of Application Period for LA Regional COVID-19 Recovery Fund to Open (August 31)
The COVID-19 pandemic has come at a great cost to LA County's economy. As we navigate the Road to Recovery, LA County reminds small businesses, non-profit organizations, and micro-enterprises that the LA Regional COVID-19 Recovery Fund is a resource worth knowing about. Especially now, that the fourth round of it's application period is quickly approaching.

The LA Regional COVID-19 Recovery Fund currently includes $3.2 million in grants for small businesses, non-profits and micro-enterprises facing economic challenges due to COVID-19. Funded by LA County, the City of LA and the Union Bank Foundation, this resource looks to provide eligible applicants with grants ranging from $5,000 to $15,000.

The fourth round of grant funding will open on Monday, August 31.
Don't miss your opportunity to apply - the application is available in 12 different languages. To apply for a grant or ask questions, visit LACOVIDFund.org or call 833-238-4450.
'L.A. vs. Hate'
On August 26th, LA County launched the “L.A. vs Hate” initiative to report and end incidents of hate and hate crimes in LA County.

This announcement comes as
211-LA continues to receive reports of hate – from January through July 2020, 256 total calls reporting hate, including 27 calls as a result of COVID-19 – and is part of a multi-year mission by LA County to end acts of hate in the County.
To report incidents of hate and/or hate crimes, dial 2-1-1. Individuals making reports to 211-LA may choose to report anonymously.

Callers may also be offered the option to be referred to follow-up services (including legal aid, trauma counseling, and advocacy support). In the first six months of this year, 87% of residents calling 211-LA to report hate requested follow up services.

To learn more about “L.A. vs Hate” or access shareable community-centric graphics ready-made for social media, click here. 

To see our special library booklist, downloadable gifs or a printable coloring book in support of "LA vs. Hate", click here.

COVID-19 Digital Communications Guide & Toolkit
View our updated COVID-19 Digital Communications Guide, and get tips on Best Practices, Do's and Don'ts, Key Messaging, and our Social Media Toolkit - with multi-lingual graphics and messages like the ones seen in the graphic.

Access our Social Media Toolkit here.
Know the symptoms of #COVID19. No-cost testing is available for people with symptoms, regardless of immigration status. Learn more at covid19.lacounty.gov/testing

City of L.A. Update
LAUSD grads, you don't have to put your college dreams on hold due to the pandemic. You are strong, resilient, and we support you.

It’s not too late to enroll in LACCD community college with free tuition through #LACollegePromise. Classes are available online. If you're already enrolled — keep going.

There are resources available to support you at LetsGoToCollegeCA.org

Applications are due August 31: LACollegePromise.org.

Other News
Postal Service Protection Bill
is Passed by the House
Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D-Los Angeles County) issued the following statement after the House passed the Delivering for America Act, which requires the Postal Service to return to prior operations levels. The bill prohibits recent changes to the Postal Service that impede prompt, reliable, and efficient service. The prohibitions would remain in effect for the duration of the coronavirus public health emergency or January 1, 2021, whichever is later.

“In the last few months, my office has received complaints about slow, incomplete and inadequate mail service in our district,” Rep. Ted Lieu said. “We now know that these recent problems are driven by cuts and changes made to the USPS by the Trump Administration. Poor mail service hurts our country. We just passed the Delivering For America Act because Trump’s efforts to dismantle the Postal Service haven’t gone unnoticed and won’t go unchecked. Americans rely on timely mail service for their businesses, their health, their finances and everything in-between. Good mail service is even more essential during the pandemic, and will be critical to our democracy in November. We are committed to ensuring everyone’s right to vote, and protecting our Postal Service is critical to protecting vote by mail.” READ MORE
2020 Census
Have you taken the census yet? Due to the Covid crisis, the deadline has been extended, and you can quickly do it online here: TAKE THE CENSUS  -- Safe, easy, and secure!

'The Risk Is Real': Be an Influencer
The 'The Risk is Real' campaign continues to remind those in and around our community about the importance of following public health guidance, so we can start seeing a decrease in COVID-19 cases, especially among our youngest and most vulnerable populations.

To influence those in your life to mask up, keep six feet away from people they don’t live with, and wash their hands regularly, use our multilingual (and free) graphics found in our  'The Risk Is Real' Toolkit.
COVID-19 cases in San Pedro
as of 8:00 p.m., August 27
Cases 1,140; Deaths 27
(number includes San Pedro and unincorporated area of La Rambla; number does not include cases at Terminal Island Federal Correctional Institution).  
Source: Los Angeles County Department of Public Health
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