NWSPNC Virtual Meetings
NWSPNC SUSTAINABILITY
COMMITTEE MEETING
Thursday, November 18, 2020
6:00PM


Community Alert
Controller Ron Galperin has released an interactive online tool measuring structural disparities and barriers to opportunity in the City of Los Angeles. Through a series of maps, the L.A. Equity Index allows Angelenos to explore a number of socioeconomic factors that impact people's lives in each neighborhood. Read the full article.
Red Cross Covid-19 Antibody Testing
Covid-19 Antibody Testing

An antibody test screens for antibodies in your blood, which are formed when fighting an infection, like COVID-19. An antibody test assesses whether your immune system has responded to the infection, not if the virus is currently present. 

LA County Updates
Tighter Safeguards and Restrictions to Curb
COVID-19 Spread

Effective Friday, November 20, Los Angeles County will tighten pandemic safeguards and restrictions as COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations continue to increase significantly. These safeguards and restrictions protect the public health and safety of our residents, and their ability to be served in our hospitals.
COVID-19 cases have more than doubled since the beginning of November and hospitalizations have increased from an average of about 900 a day to well over 1,000 a day in same time period. READ MORE

Under This Mask PSA
Back in March when many of us got our first face masks a lot of us opted for these baby blue paper hospital scrub masks. They had a way of suggesting that, “this is temporary.”

Now we know better and I want to encourage you to embrace face coverings as a must-have accessory and a form of personal expression. Watch video
L.A. County Launches Digital Contact Tracing for COVID-19, Aiming to Reduce Exposure Notifications from Days to Hours with Healthvana
LOS ANGELES – As California’s counties reach sobering new milestones in COVID-19 cases, L.A. County and its partner, Healthvana, are taking a bold step to control community spread. Individuals with a positive test are now able to immediately and anonymously notify anyone with whom they have recently come in close contact, using their mobile phones.
By reducing COVID-19 exposure notifications from days to hours, officials hope to further reduce community spread by encouraging close contacts to quickly quarantine and obtain a free test. This is only one aspect of the County’s extensive effort on contact tracing which is led by the Department of Public Health. READ ARTICLE

Message from the Mayor
The @cdcgov has issued guidance for Thanksgiving, urging Americans to celebrate virtually or in-person only with members of their household.

Please don’t travel to other cities or host others. These steps help keep us safe. You can find resources to help you celebrate virtually at Coronavirus.LACity.org/Holidays.
Movie Night
South Bay Promise
Family Art Workshop Sunday
This Saturday, November 21!
3:00 – 5:00pm on Zoom
Sign up today! Register on eventbrite to receive the Zoom link.

Have you ever been curious about the large world of small puppets? Join us this month to create your own hand and rod puppet! Together we will create a character, practice pantomime, and explore our unique voices. From the grounded to the absurd, all folks are welcome!

Supplies needed: 
Paper
Scrap Cloth (handkerchief or old t-shirts you are willing to cut up, etc.)
Card Stock (or thick paper - old cereal box recommended!)
Scissors
Tape
Drawing Utensils (markers, colored pencils, pens, etc.)
A long stick (wood grill skewers recommended)

Questions? Email colleen@angelsgateart.org

Community Art Event
Angels Gate Cultural Center (AGCC) is pleased to present Studio Soup, a quarterly series of candid conversations about art and process.  Artist Peggy Reavey hosts a closer look at the unique ways artists move from original impulse to finished piece – how their work comes to be. The conversation includes abstract painters Maggie Lowe Tennesen, Marie Thibeault and sculptor Ann Weber. The virtual conversation takes place on Tuesday, December 1st from 6:30pm - 8pm. Registration for this free event is available at angelsgateart.org or directly at eventbrite.com.
Turkey Giveaway
Drive-Thru Turkey Giveaway event at the Gardena/ Carson YMCA on Tuesday, November 24th, 2020 from 11:00am to 1:00pm. 1 turkey per vehicle.

Must live in one of the following areas: Harbor Gateway, San Pedro, Wilmington, Torrance, Carson, Compton, Lawndale, Hawthorne, Gardena, Inglewood, and Watts. 

Please RSVP by clicking here.

For more information, contact Senator Steven Bradford's District Office at (310) 412-6120.

Toy Drives and Santa
SPAA Announces It's Annual Toy Drive
Benefiting Harbor Interfaith San Pedro

Please bring a new unwrapped toy to our Crafted Gallery. Your gift of a toy will make a local child smile this holiday season. You may begin dropping off toys on Saturday November 28th From 12 - 8 pm. Drop off days will be each Friday Saturday and Sunday from 12 pm - 8 pm in November and December (final drop off date to be determined).

Bring your toys to us in our gallery at:
Crafted
112 E. 22nd St.
San Pedro, CA. 90731
Winter Coat & Shoe Drive
LA DWP Grant Deadline Extended
$500 available to eligible customers. Find out if you qualify now.

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to impact our daily lives, our top concern remains making sure you have the essential services you need to get through this crisis. If you’re facing a financial hardship and need help paying your bill, we can help. We offer extended payment plans and discount programs.
 
In addition, under the recently introduced LADWP CARES Utility Grant Program, low-income customers experiencing income loss due to the COVID-19 pandemic may qualify for a one-time $500 grant to help pay their utility bills. Applications deadline has been extended through November 22, 2020. 

Funding is limited so hurry to ladwp.com/UtilityCARES find out if you or a loved one qualify!
LA Made Fall Programs
FALL PROGRAMS ONLINE
December 3, 2020 6:00 PM
Paper Crafts: Cards with Sarah Neill
Join expert paper crafter Sarah Neill in making your own greeting card, repurposing materials you have at home to create a unique card this holiday season. Together, we will create a background for your card, add a focal element, and a sentiment. Everyone’s card will be different, as we will bring together materials that we have in our own homes.
Celebrate National Adopt a Senior Pet Month with LA Animal Services
Bring home a senior pet from LA Animal Services to celebrate November as Adopt a Senior Pet Month!

Adopt a Senior Pet Month was established to bring about awareness of senior animals in our shelters and to encourage senior pet fostering and adoptions. 
 
A senior pet usually has already lived in a home, they are calmer and require less supervision than puppies and kittens!
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