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1949 - Short-lived oil drilling operation on Newhall's Arcadia Street ends [story]
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The Board of Supervisors unanimously passed a motion by Supervisors Kathryn Barger and Hilda L. Solis to develop a coordinated faith-based engagement strategy to help meet the needs of the children and families in L.A. County communities.

“Faith-based organizations have a long-standing tradition of providing effective supportive services to families in need,” said Supervisor Barger. “As a vital component of the informal social safety of their individual communities, the full engagement of their services in the area of child welfare in a strategic manner is a logical next step.”

Although faith-based organizations across Los Angeles County have historically partnered with the Department of Family and Children Services (DCFS) in support of children and families involved with the child welfare system in numerous ways, the strength and effectiveness of these partnerships has ebbed and flowed. They also have not always been realized equitably across diverse geographies, faiths, DCFS offices, and communities. As a result, the faith community collectively represents a largely under-tapped resource for a broad range of services and supports for children and families.

On September 25, 2018, the Board of Supervisors directed the Center for Strategic Partnerships to the explore the possibility of employing the services of a uniquely qualified consultant with expertise in designing faith-based programs, with a specific focus on building and sustaining effective services, resources, and practices, including recruitment and retention of prospective resource families.

The consultant will work with DCFS, the Center, philanthropy, and key stakeholders to continue to move the faith-based engagement work, including work in the area of recruitment and retention of resource families, forward. DCFS plans to implement the consultant’s recommendations as part of their coordinated faith-based program.

Tuesday’s action instructed the Director of the Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) to enter into a funding agreement with the Center for Strategic partnership for $100,000 to co-invest in hiring a faith-based consultant and engage in innovative strategies to recruit, retain, and support resource families; and, report back in six months on the status of the their activities to engage the faith community and identify promising pilot programs based on the regional needs identified in each supervisorial district. These programs may include resource family recruitment, visitation centers and monitoring, respite care, cultural brokers, concrete supports, assessments, substance abuse counseling, and other support services.

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Friday, Feb 14, 2020
The Trump administration is deploying tactical units of border patrol agents as part of a stepped-up arrest operation in so-called "sanctuary cities" across the United States, including Los Angeles, the New York Times reported Friday evening.
Friday, Feb 14, 2020
Los Angeles County District Attorney Jackie Lacey and Code for America said Thursday that nearly 66,000 marijuana convictions eligible for relief under Proposition 64 will be dismissed as part of their cutting-edge partnership.
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Caltrans delivered 10 travel trailers on Thursday to a site in South Los Angeles to provide temporary housing for families experiencing homelessness.
Thursday, Feb 13, 2020
Supervisors Kathryn Barger and Shelia Kuehl introduced a motion Tuesday unanimously approved by the Board of Supervisors to reduce the threat of wildland fires caused by power lines. The motion allocates state grant funding to Los Angeles County to prepare for, respond to and potentially mitigate the impact of ongoing Public Safety Power Shutoffs.
Wednesday, Feb 12, 2020
The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors unanimously approved a motion by Supervisors Kathryn Barger and Hilda Solis to analyze the current structure and function of the Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority, or LAHSA.

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