L.A. DIGEST: Bridge Home shelter opens in Angelus Vista

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ANGELUS VISTA — Mayor Eric Garcetti and Councilman Herb Wesson celebrated the opening Sept. 25 of the “#SheDoes Haven,” a Bridge Home shelter that will provide 15 beds for homeless women in the area.

Ending homelessness in Los Angeles is the moral and humanitarian challenge of our time, and it demands every ounce of our creativity, ingenuity and drive,” Garcetti said. “By leveraging the power of modular design and using shipping container materials, we are opening a new chapter for innovative housing solutions in our city and providing hope and healing to Angelenos who are most in need.”

The Bridge Home shelter in Angelus Vista is the 23rd to open across the city and the first of two planned for Council District 10, which covers parts of downtown and Koreatown.

The site, which includes space for pets, will connect residents to counselors and other support staff, provide them with wraparound services and put them on a path to permanent housing, Garcetti said.

Supervisor hosts

drive-in movies

SOUTH LOS ANGELES — County Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas is hosting a two-night socially distanced, COVID-19 safe drive-in movie experience. On Oct. 2 at 7 p.m. “Remember the Titans,” featuring Denzel Washington, will be shown at Kenneth Hahn State Recreation Area.

On Oct. 3. also at 7 p.m., Disney family favorite, “Moana” will be shown at the newly revitalized Earvin “Magic” Johnson Park. The screening with be the culmination of a day of celebratory activities at the park in anticipation of its reopening after $70 million in upgrades.

The two drive-in experiences will provide safe, community relief and diversion for families and individuals of all ages in the South Los Angeles area. On each day, guests can get their fill of free popcorn, candy, swag bags and more from sponsors to enjoy with the movie.

For more information, visit ridley-thomas.lacounty.gov

Resource Day offers

food, school supplies

SOUTH LOS ANGELES — More than 150 South Los Angeles residents received free food, safety equipment and school supplies during a Grab & Go Resource Day at the Gilbert Lindsay Recreation Center. PVJOBS gave away safety supplies at the donation event, which was held to provide food and useful resources to South Los Angeles community members in need.

The day was made possible by Los Angeles City Councilman Curren Price as well as a partnership of charitable organizations, including Bookmobile by Dr. Cataldo, Homies Unidos, L.A. Pulse, Resilient, Soledad Enrichment Action and Volunteers of America.

During the event, PVJOBS volunteers handed out masks, gloves, hand wipes and sanitizers to community members.

Compton College

plans Zoom meeting

COMPTON — The Compton Community College District will hold a virtual community meeting from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Oct. 14 via the Zoom conferencing app.

Barbara Calhoun, a member of the Compton College Board of Truestees will host the meeting. Topics to be covered include academic and job training programs offered by the college, enrollment for winter and spring, a campus facilities update and an update on the district’s response to COVID-19.

The virtual meeting provides students, parents and community members an opportunity to learn more about what Compton College has to offer, and participate in a discussion with two members of the Board of Trustees.

To access the meeting online use the Zoom Meeting ID number 990 5568 8319.

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