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  • Deasy, LAUSD at a critical juncture

    Deasy, LAUSD at a critical juncture
    When John Deasy took the helm of Los Angeles Unified in 2011, he was backed by the school board, mayor and civic leaders in a bid to transform the nation's second-largest school district with bold measures to improve student performance. Now Deasy's...
  • Program approaches suburban homelessness as fixable condition [Editorial]

    To be without a roof over one's head — homelessness — is usually considered the nadir of poverty in America. To many, it implies not only a lack of money, but the exhaustion of options, the end of the rope, dereliction. But there's another...
  • John A. Scott

    John A. Scott Rear Admiral John A. Scott, U.S. Navy (ret.) passed away on Wednesday, July 10 in Irvine, California.  A native of Northern Ireland, Rear Admiral Scott was born on February 7, 1920 the son of William and Lily Scott.  He graduated from San...
  • Van takes free meals for kids into city neighborhoods

    Van takes free meals for kids into city neighborhoods
    It's 4 p.m. when the mobile meals van pulls up to a patch of pavement behind the library at Pennsylvania and North avenues. The cardboard boxes it brings — filled with chicken sandwiches, milk and snacks — may be the first food some children...
  • Getting To Closure On Sandy Hook Fund

    The Sandy Hook Support Fund imbroglio serves as a lesson no town should ever have to learn: how to handle the millions of dollars that flow in from kindhearted people after a mass tragedy. Well-meaning local leaders are at odds with grieving families of...
  • Bernarda 'Bernie' Wong, Chinese American Service League founder

    Bernarda 'Bernie' Wong, Chinese American Service League founder
    Walking through the halls of the Chinese American Service League, Bernarda Wong stops in front of a bulletin board and points to a picture. "We created a class for people to learn how to get a mortgage," Wong says with pride. "It's my job to know what...
  • United Way of Central Md. has new board chairwoman

    United Way of Central Md. has new board chairwoman
    A senior vice president of Johns Hopkins Medicine will help lead strategic decisions and results for the United Way of Central Maryland, the nonprofit announced Tuesday. Patricia M.C. Brown, who is also president of Johns Hopkins HealthCare LLC, will...
  • Use these creative ways to save on health care

    Use these creative ways to save on health care
    If you're looking to save money on health care, then you might want to start with "The Healthcare Survival Guide" (Health Advocate Publishing, 2009) by Martin B. Rosen and Abbie Liebowitz, M.D. Written in reaction to the 2008 economic crisis, the slim...
  • United Way hotline a resource for furloughed workers, those with Obamacare questions

    United Way hotline a resource for furloughed workers, those with Obamacare questions
    Furloughed government workers in need of social services and individuals with questions about Obamacare can call the United Way of Central Maryland's 211 hotline to get help. The free hotline is available to connect those in need to connect to food...
  • Beware of Affordable Care Act scams

    Now that a big part of the Affordable Care Act (aka ACA, aka Obamacare) has gone into effect, there's an unfortunate development -- a new crop of scams that fraudsters have come up with in order to secure unauthorized use of your personal information. You...
  • Zimmer says majority of L.A. Unified board wants Deasy to stay

    A day before Los Angeles schools chief John Deasy meets with the Board of Education to discuss his performance and his future with the district, board member Steve Zimmer indicated that Deasy has the backing of most of his colleagues to remain as...