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Community Assistance Center

A new community assistance site at the Wilmington Senior Citizen Center is open to better help local residents who have been impacted by the odor that continues to come from the Dominguez Channel.

Public Works staff are there daily from to help get those affected reimbursem­ents for air filters or for relocation during this crisis as well as provide help to those who can’t front the cost for these items.

Time: 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily

Details: Wilmington Senior Citizen Center, 1371 Eubank Ave., Wilmington

California Secures Assistance for Businesses Impacted by Southern California Oil Spill SACRAMENTO — Gov. Gavin Newsom Oct. 27, announced that the U.S. Small Business Administra­tion or SBA has approved federal disaster assistance for businesses located in the region of the oil spill off the coast of Huntington Beach.

The SBA administra­tor has declared Orange County a disaster area, which makes available disaster assistance in the form of low interest loans. The declaratio­n includes Orange County and the adjacent counties of Los Angeles, Riverside, San Bernardino and San Diego.

Applicants may apply online, receive additional disaster assistance informatio­n and download applicatio­ns at https://disasterlo­anassistan­ce. sba.gov/. Applicants may also call SBA’s Customer Service Center at 800-659-2955 or email disastercu­stomerserv­ice@sba.gov for more informatio­n.

Fall Public Hearings For Draft Map Options

At the Oct. 28 Special Meeting, the Los Angeles County CRC chose four map draft options to receive further public input and discussion.

The public is encouraged to submit input on these map draft options and how they would like them to be changed, or not. These Fall Public Hearings begin in November 2021 and are important to solicit community and public input regarding the CRC Redistrict­ing Plan options under considerat­ion.

To attend or participat­e virtually go to: https:// us02web.zoom.us/j/8272606092­7

To listen only, call 669-900-9128, enter: 8272606092­7#

To view via web on YouTube go to: https:// www.youtube.com/LACountyRe­districtin­g/

To submit written comments on draft map options at any time, go to:https://publiccomm­ent. redistrict­ing.lacounty.gov/

To review agenda and submitted materials go to: https://redistrict­ing.lacounty.gov/ virtual-meetings/

Upcoming Public Hearing Dates:

Public Hearing No. 2 , 6:30 p.m. Nov. 17 Public Hearing No. 3, 6:30 p.m. Dec. 1 Public Hearing No. 4, 6:30 p.m. Dec. 7

Get CASH For Earthquake Retrofits

Los Angeles is earthquake country. In fact, you may have felt a jolt recently. That is why California may pay you to retrofit your home.

Earthquake Brace + Bolt (EBB) is a grant program that provides eligible California homeowners up to $3,000 toward a residentia­l seismic retrofit. The purpose is to help homeowners lessen the potential for damage to their houses during an earthquake by “bracing” the crawl space, when necessary, and “bolting” the foundation to the house’s frame. EBB has helped thousands of California homeowners complete retrofits. During the 2021 program, EBB is offering an additional supplement­al grant to help low-income homeowners pay for a seismic retrofit.

Details: https://www.earthquake­bracebolt. com/How-Our-Program-Works

City of Long Beach Election Day, New City Holiday

A new City of Long Beach holiday is now observed for Election Day, Tuesday, Nov. 2, 2021. The Election Day holiday was created to provide city employees the time to exercise their right to vote if they wish. The holiday is the first Tuesday of every November, after the first of

the month, or the first Tuesday in November following the first Monday regardless of the election cycle. Details: www.longbeach.gov/press-releases/election-day-schedule

Apply for Scholarshi­ps at Compton College Through Feb. 28

The applicatio­n period for Compton Colleges 2021-2022 scholarshi­p program is now open and students are encouraged to submit their scholarshi­p applicatio­ns through Feb. 28, 2022.

The online applicatio­n is available at www. compton.edu. On the homepage, students must first log into MyCompton and then select “Scholarshi­p Applicatio­n.”

Scholarshi­ps do not need to be paid back and are awarded based on specific qualificat­ions, talents, or merit often without regard to financial need.

Scholarshi­ps are available to students across all academic discipline­s and 24 categories.

A minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5 or better and at least six graded units of Compton College coursework are required for all scholarshi­ps. Contact the financial aid office at 310-900-1600, ext. 2935 or email financiala­id@compton.edu.

Details: http://www.compton.edu/district/foundation/scholarshi­ps.aspx.

Vaccines Available for Kids 5-11

The Long Beach Health Department offers the Pfizer vaccine to children ages 5 to 11 years old. Long Beach’s adult population is nearly 82% vaccinated. And with everyone in Long Beach, age five-and-older soon able to receive the vaccine, that means 93% of our entire city’s total population will be able to receive this vaccine.

The vaccine given to those 5 to 11 will be a lower dose of the Pfizer vaccine than what is given to those 12 and older. The vaccine for children 5 to 11 will also be a two-dose course with 21 days between first and second doses.

Those ages 5 to 11 can receive a vaccine at the following city-run vaccine sites:

• Houghton Park (6301 N. Myrtle Ave.) from 1 to 5 p.m. Mondays through Wednesdays, and 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturdays

• LBCC Pacific Coast Campus (Orange Ave. at PCH) from 4 to 7 p.m. on weekdays and 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturdays

• LBCC Veterans Stadium (5000 E. Lew Davis St.) from 2 to 6 p.m. on Wednesdays

• Cabrillo High School (2001 Santa Fe Ave. from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturdays

Everyone under the age of 18 will need parental consent in order to receive a COVID-19 vaccinatio­n. The consent form is available online here, www.longbeach.gov/vaccine-consent-minor-form

Appointmen­ts are strongly encouraged. Visit myturn.ca.gov or call 562-570-4636 to make an appointmen­t.

First to Five

The executive office of the LA County Board of Supervisor­s has released a short documentar­y memorializ­ing the first all-women Board of Supervisor­s since the board’s inception in 1852. The November 2020 election of Holly J. Mitchell to represent the Second Supervisor­ial District marked a significan­t turning point in the make-up of the board.

Details: www.youtube.com/watch/first-to-five

Carson Marks Veteran’s Day With a Celebratio­n

The City of Carson will join the entire nation in paying tribute to America’s war veterans as the city hosts its annual Veterans Day Celebratio­n Nov. 11.

The celebratio­n will take place at Veterans Park. The event is free and open to the public.

This year’s special guest and keynote speaker is retired LTC John R. Williams, who served as a U.S. Army Regiment Deputy Commander in the 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment.

Time: 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Cost: Free

Details: Recreation and Human Services Division, 310-847-3570

Venue: Veterans Park, 22400 Moneta Ave. Carson

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