Gas company gives grant to Urban League academy


Staff and Wire Report

LOS ANGELES — Southern California Gas Co. has announced a $50,000 grant to the Los Angeles Urban League to support its virtual Construction Career Academy program and pledged to hire up to 100 qualified graduates of the program who progress through the utility’s interview process.

The Construction Career Academy is accepting applicants for the no-cost, 10-week program on a rolling basis and encourages those interested in construction, mechanical, technician and engineering careers to apply.

The program prepares job seekers to complete and pass industry exams and go on to obtain apprenticeships and careers in a variety of industries, including utilities, transportation, logistics, energy and building trades.

According to the utility, 90% of CCA graduates, who had little or no prior experience in construction or utility related positions, passed industry exams and found industry employment.

Price serves meals

to senior citizens

SOUTH LOS ANGELES — City Councilman Curren Price held his annual District 9 luncheon on the road where he gave out 1,500 hot meals and unique gift boxes to South L.A. residents.

Councilman Price was at the Pueblo Del Rio Housing, where he handed out meals and gift boxes to 100 local seniors Nov. 12.

Price hosts an annual senior luncheon with live music, dancing, a resource fair and lunch. Due to the coronavirus pandemic, the event had to change its usual way of operation. This new operation included delivering hot meals and care packages to local seniors to enjoy in the comfort of their own homes.

Dominguez Hills

gets cannabis grant

CARSON — Cal State Dominguez Hills has secured a $1.8 million grant to conduct research on the cannabis industry in the South Bay area.

The money — part of more than $29 million in public university research grant funding to universities across California — was made available with the passage of Proposition 64 in 2016. Research proposals had to fall within one of the several specified categories, including public health, criminal justice and public safety, economic, environmental impacts, and the cannabis industry.

Their research will assist in understanding the role that the cannabis industry plays in economic revitalization and equity in our community, informing policy decisions for years,” said state Sen. Steven Bradford, a Democrat who represents the South  Bay Area said. The cannabis research will be led by the Mervyn M. Dymally Institute on campus.

Drive-through flu

shot clinic planned

CRENSHAW — W. King Health Care Group will offer free flu shots on Nov. 21 and Dec. 5.

The health care group will allow adults only to experience the drive-through process for flu shots. All medical personnel from the W. King Health Care Group will be practicing a COVID-safe care protocol during this event.

The free flu shots will be available from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the parking lot of Crenshaw Medical Arts Building 3756 Santa Rosalia Drive.

Compiled by Taylor Goodson.

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