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1869 - Sanford Lyon (as in Lyons Avenue) appointed postmaster of Petropolis (today's Eternal Valley Cemetery) [story]
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CalFresh Celebrates 10 Years of Outreach (Video)
Thursday, May 28, 2020

Now implemented statewide, CalFresh Awareness Month in L.A. County has been recognized by the California Department of Social Services as a “best practice” to connect with diverse and hard to serve communities through strategic and culturally sensitive outreach. As part of this year’s celebration,...

Feds Sued for Limiting Emergency Food Stamps for Californians
Friday, May 22, 2020

SAN FRANCISCO — Two food stamp recipients slapped the U.S. Department of Agriculture with a federal class action Thursday, claiming the Trump administration is defying the will of Congress by denying extra emergency food stamps to low-income Californians. The lawsuit claims the USDA is wrongly capping...

Medi-Cal, CalFresh, CalWORKS, General Relief Payments OK in March, April, May
Friday, Mar 20, 2020

The Los Angeles County Department of Public Social Services, in accordance with Governor Newsom’s Executive Order, will issue Medi-Cal, CalFresh, CalWORKs and General Relief benefit payments without interruption for the months of March, April and May 2020. All DPSS offices are temporarily closed...

Newsom Extends Enrollment for Medi-Cal, Food Stamps
Wednesday, Mar 18, 2020

SACRAMENTO – Taking action to ensure that California’s most vulnerable residents can continue to receive health care, food assistance and in-home supportive services in a timely manner during the COVID-19 outbreak, Governor Gavin Newsom issued an executive order Wednesday to extend the eligibility...

County’s Social Services to Continue Providing Assistance Through Website, Call Centers
Tuesday, Mar 17, 2020

Photo credit: DPSS website. All Department of Public Social Services (DPSS) offices are temporarily closed to the public until further notice. However, DPSS will continue to provide services through its website and call centers. For New Applicants: Customers can apply for the following benefits online...

Supes Honor County’s Nationally-Recognized Social Services Programs
Tuesday, Jul 30, 2019

Five innovative programs implemented by the Los Angeles County Department of Public Social Services (DPSS) and honored by the National Association of Counties with Achievement Awards were recognized by the Board of Supervisors. Chair of the Board, Supervisor Janice Hahn, praised the innovative approach...

CalFresh Expanding to Seniors, People with Disabilities Receiving SSI Benefits
Thursday, May 23, 2019

The Los Angeles County Department of Public Social Services (DPSS) announces the expansion of the State of California’s CalFresh Program to now serve older adults and people with disabilities who receive Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits, beginning June 1, 2019. SSI recipients may be eligible...

COC Opens Basic Needs Center for Students
Monday, Apr 15, 2019

To help better meet the needs of housing and food insecure students, College of the Canyons has expanded and rebranded its Food for Thought Pantry into the Basic Needs Center to serve as a one-stop-shop location. Located in the Student Center (Room 123B), the BaNC provides currently enrolled students...

LA County to Issue February CalFresh Benefits Early
Monday, Jan 14, 2019

To ensure that Los Angeles County’s most vulnerable residents receive their critical monthly CalFresh benefits without interruption, the county’s Department of Public Social Services will issue February CalFresh benefits to eligible households on Jan. 16, 2019. The early distribution of funds...

Jan. 15: LA County Board of Supervisors Meeting
Friday, Jan 11, 2019

The next meeting of the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors is set for Tuesday, Jan. 15, starting at 9:30 a.m. The meeting will be streamed live here. Among the agenda items is a motion by Supervisor Kathryn Barger to establish a pilot program for regulation of e-scooters in the unincorporated areas...

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1869 - Sanford Lyon (as in Lyons Avenue) appointed postmaster of Petropolis (today's Eternal Valley Cemetery) [story]
Sanford Lyon
1808 - Ygnacio del Valle born in Jalisco, Mexico; owned most of SCV [story]
Ygnacio del Valle
1943 - Army Air Force pilot Loncie L. Tucker, on training run, dies when his P-38 fighter crashes at Wayside Honor Rancho (later Pitchess Detention Center) in Castaic [story]
Loncie Tucker
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