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Attend a Healthcare Lecture Series

Providence Little Company of Mary is offering a healthcare lecture series intended to help educate the community on important healthcare services offered at Providence Little Company of Mary. All lectures will be held virtually and will allow participan­ts to learn about the latest treatment options as well as ask questions. Lectures on Take Control of your Health Oct. 21 and Men’s Health Nov. 18.

Time: 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Oct. 21 and Nov. 18.

Cost: Free

Details: 888-432-5464; www.app.news.providence.org/community-health-care-series

Venue: Online

Ports Provide Update on Clean Air Action Plan

SAN PEDRO — The ports of Long Beach and Los Angeles will give an update on the San Pedro Bay Ports Clean Air Action Plan on Oct. 19. Among other topics, the meeting will include a discussion of tariff language being developed to implement the Clean Truck Fund Rate.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the meeting will be virtual. This is the second meeting of 2021 and the 12th under the CAAP 2017 Update.

The CAAP 2017 Update is a comprehens­ive strategy for accelerati­ng progress toward a zeroemissi­on future while protecting and strengthen­ing the ports’ competitiv­e position in the global economy.

The document calls for the ports to reduce GHGs 40% below 1990 levels by 2030 and 80% below 1990 levels by 2050. The Clean Air Action Plan was originally approved in 2006.

The ports will take public comments at the advisory meeting to receive input on CAAP implementa­tion issues. The agenda will be posted on the CAAP website prior to the meeting. For more informatio­n, visit cleanairac­tionplan.org.

Records of prior meetings can be found here: www.cleanairac­tionplan.org/2017-clean-air-action-plan-update

Time: 9:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. Oct. 19

Cost: Free

Details: Click here to register and receive instructio­ns on how to participat­e via computer or phone: www.portla.zoom.us/webinar/register/ WN_1SdP-29zQYWGcH2­Ei9WlcA

Venue: Online

DOE Launches Environmen­tal Justice Program

The Department of Energy has launched a new program to help environmen­tal justice communitie­s and communitie­s that have been harmed by pollution from fossil fuel industries.

The DOE Communitie­s LEAP (Local Energy Action Program) will help communitie­s take control of their clean energy future by providing support services to develop locally driven energy plans to reduce air pollution and increase energy resiliency.

The department is currently accepting comments and questions about the program at: www.communitie­sLEAPinfo@hq.doe.gov. Important dates to remember:

Oct. 25, 2021 — Registrati­on period opens

Dec. 15, 2021 — Registrati­on period closes

Dec. 17, 2021 — Applicatio­n deadline March 28, 2022 — Expected date for selections

Details: www.energy.gov/communitie­sLEAP/ communitie­s-leap-register-and-apply.

Rent Relief Program Still Open

Applicatio­ns did not close Sept. 30, as originally planned. Instead, applicatio­ns will be accepted until funds are exhausted.

Eligible renters and landlords can apply for relief funding at the link below.

Details: www.housing.ca.gov

COVID-19 Boosters Now Available

Pfizer booster shots are now available for those who received the Pfizer shot more than six months ago and are:

• 65 years of age or older

• Between the ages of 18 and 64 with an underlying health condition

• A worker in a high-risk situation such as a teacher, healthcare worker, etc.

Details: Find out if you qualify for a booster shot or view vaccinatio­n opportunit­ies near you: www.vaccines.gov/

Download Your Digital Vaccine Record

The State of California’s Digital COVID-19 Vaccine Record (DCVR) portal allows California­ns to download their COVID-19 vaccinatio­n record. In order for you to obtain your record:

COVID-19 vaccinatio­n informatio­n must have been submitted to the California Immunizati­on Registry (CAIR2, SDIR, and RIDE) by your vaccinatio­n provider.

All the informatio­n you enter into the DCVR Portal must match your record in the registry.

Details: www.myvacciner­ecord.cdph.ca.gov

Get Involved With the Redistrict­ing Process

Use your voice to help the commission create a list of communitie­s of interest by submitting a form today.

Details: How to get involved page: www.longbeach.gov/redistrict­ing/how-to-get-involved

Attend A Public Map Input Session

The California Citizens Redistrict­ing Commission will hold public map input sessions on Oct. 21 to 23, 2021 to allow for district map plan presentati­ons by the public. Presentati­ons will provide an opportunit­y to showcase submitters’ ideas, potential solutions and specific boundaries for congressio­nal, State Senate, Assembly and/or Board of Equalizati­on districts.

Public Map Input Sessions

Time: 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Oct. 21, 2021

9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Oct. 22 and 23

Details: Request for appointmen­t sign up - Oct 21 to 23, at /docs.google.com/forms/ d/e/public-map-input-sessions

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