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(818) 863-7777

500 Circle Seven Dr
Glendale, CA 91201   Directions

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Parents, attorney respond after CA college students sentenced to life in killing of Italian officer
05/07/2021 8:12am

Its bewildering. They gave him and they gave Gabe a sentence that is befitting a mafia boss who wantonly kills innocent people, Craig Peters, lawyer for the Elder family, said of the verdict.

Kidde recalls thousands of smoke detectors
05/07/2021 8:08am

Kidde is recalling 226,000 combination smoke/carbon monoxide alarms because the Consumer Product Safety Commission says they can fail to provide alerts about fires.

US employers added just 266K jobs in April as hiring slows
05/07/2021 8:06am

Americas employers added just 266,000 jobs last month, sharply lower than in March and a sign that some businesses are struggling to find enough workers.

EXCLUSIVE: Biden's COVID response chief science officer explains what's next
05/07/2021 8:03am

Dr. David Kessler, who is chief science officer for the Biden administrations COVID response team, sat down for an exclusive interview on whats next in the fight against the pandemic.

Mother's Day flowers may be hard to come by this year due to global pandemic
05/07/2021 7:57am

Mothers Day is this Sunday and if sending flowers is on your to-do list, finding the perfect blooms may be a challenge.

KCBS-TV
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(818) 655-2000

4200 Radford Ave
Studio City, CA 91604   Directions

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Martin Luther King Jr. Had Strong Relationship With LA During Civil Rights Movement
05/07/2021 8:14am

A lot of people just dont know how King was tied to Los Angeles.

Burbank Cancels Outdoor Face Covering Order
05/07/2021 8:09am

Face mask requirements took effect in Burbank in April of 2020, about a month after the coronavirus pandemic had taken hold in the Los Angeles metro area.

Olive Veronesi, The Pennsylvania Who Went Viral For ‘I Need More Beer!!’ Pandemic Photo, Dies
05/07/2021 8:00am

An Armstrong County woman who went viral for her love of beer during the lockdown has passed away.

Texas Senate Passes Constitutional Carry Bill
05/07/2021 7:00am

The bill will head back to House for members to consider amendments by the Senate.

4-Year-Old New York Boy Orders Over $2,600 Worth Of SpongeBob SquarePants Popsicles On Amazon
05/07/2021 6:00am

Amazon wont take them back, and Noahs mom, a social work student at New York University and mother of three, couldnt afford to pay for them.

KNBC-TV
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(818) 684-4444

100 Universal City Plaza
Universal City, CA 91608   Directions

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KTTV
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(310) 584-2000

1999 S Bundy Dr
Los Angeles, CA 90025   Directions

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Press-Telegram (Long Beach)
Press-Telegram (Long Beach)
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(562) 435-1161

727 Pine Ave
Long Beach, CA 90844   Directions

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The Beachcomber
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(562) 597-8000

5199 E Pacific Coast Hwy
Long Beach, CA 90804   Directions

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Happy Mother's Day
05/06/2021 8:32pm

THIS CANADA GEESE DUO and their five newly-hatched goslings are just in time for Mothers Day celebrations at El Dorado Park. The geese mate for life and will mourn the loss of a mate or hatchling. They are considered among the best parents in the animal world.Category: News

Groups Awaken to Quadruple Density Bill in Sacramento
05/06/2021 8:31pm

By:Bill PearlDismayed by continued City Hall silence on a Sacramento bill that would enable quadruple density in single family home neighborhoods, a number of Long Beach groups and residents to our knowledge for the first time in recent Long Beach neighborhood activism have participated in Sacramento legislative proceedings to oppose the measure.Groups that submitted written testimony in opposition include the El Dorado Park South Neighborhood Association and the Lakewood Village Neighborhood Association. Groups testifying telephonically include Corliss Lees Eastside Voice, Carlos Ovalles People of Long Beach and veteran NLB community advocate Laurie Angel speaking for her neighborhood group.Their awakening now provides an independent Long Beach voice in Sacramento regardless of what City Hall does or doesnt do.SB 9 would allow a lot split of single family home parcels and plus an Accessory Dwelling Unit ADU on each of the split lots, creating four dwelling units where one residence stood.Livable California has called SB 9 an unprecedented experiment that invites speculators and big investors to disrupt home ownership and harm the stability of 21M Californians. SB 9 supporters say SB 9 is a modest their term increase in density to deal with Californias housing crisis, combats sprawl that fuels global warming and addresses past racial discrimination they say is reflected in present single family home zoning.On April 12, Long Beach City Halls Government Affairs Manager, Dr. Tyler Curley, said the city hasnt taken a position on SB 9 at this time since its still early in the legislative session and we continue to monitor these bills as theyre amended through the committee process.On April 15, the state Senate Housing Committee voted 7-2 to advance SB 9 with state Senator Tom Umberg D, SE LB-west OC voting yes. SB 9 now includes amendments its authors say address previous objections opponents disagree.Corliss Lees grassroots Eastside Voice opposes SB 9 after opposing its nearly identical predecessor SB 1120 which came within minutes of a midnight deadline for 2020 passage. Lee used her email list and social networks to spread the word on SB 9s advance.On April 19, the El Dorado Park South Neighborhood Association emailed the state Senates Governance and Finance Committee a written statement in opposition to SB 9. The Lakewood Village Neighborhood Association also submitted written testimony in opposition. By their simple actions, the groups joined multiple cities including Signal Hill and Lakewood various organizations and neighborhood groups statewide listed in the Committees official legislative analysis opposed to SB 9:Opposition: Adams Hill Neighborhood Association Aids Healthcare Foundation Alameda Citizens Task Force Albany Neighbors United Belmont, City of Berkeley Associated Neighbors Against Non-affordable Housing Berkeley Flatlanders Group Blue Dove Neighborhood Brea, City of Burton Valley Neighborhoods Group California Alliance of Local Electeds California Cities for Local Control California Contract Cities Association Century Glen Hoa Cherrywood Leimert Park Block Club Chino Hills, City of Chino, City of Citizens Preserving Venice Cities olf Arcata, Azusa Bellflower Beverly Hills Brentwood Burbank Camarillo Carpinteria Carson Cerritos Chino Clayton Clearlake Clovis Colton Corona Cypress Diamond Bar Dorris Downey Eastvale Fortuna Foster City Fountain Valley Garden Grove Glendora Grand Terrace Hesperia Hidden Hills Inglewood City Hall Irvine Irwindale Kerman King La Palma La Quinta La Verne Laguna Beach Laguna Niguel Lakeport Lancaster Los Alamitos Los Altos Lomita Martinez Menifee Monterey Moorpark Murrieta Newport Beach Norwalk Novato Oakdale Ontario Orinda Palos Verdes Estates Paramount Pismo Beach Poway Rancho Cucamonga Rancho Palos Verdes Rancho Santa Margarita Redding Redondo Beach Rohnert Park San Dimas San Jacinto San Marcos San Marino Santa Clara Santa Clarita Saratoga Signal Hill South Pasadena Sunnyvale Thousand Oaks Torrance Tracy Vacaville Vista Westlake Village Whittier Yorba Linda College Terrace Residents Association Commitee to Save the Hollywoodland Specific Plan Community Associations Institute - California Legislative Action Committee Comstock Hills Homeowners Association Craftsman Village Historic District Cupertino, City of Deward Dublin, City of Durand Ridge United El Dorado Park South Neighborhood Association - Long Beach El Segundo, City of Escalon City Half Moon Bay, City of Hidden Hill Community Association Hills 2000 Friends of The Hills Hollywood Knolls Community Club Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association Irwindale, City of LA Brea Hancock Homeowners Association Lafayette Homeowners Association Lafayette Lakewood Village Neighborhood Association Las Virgenes-malibu Council of Governments Latino Alliance for Community Engagement League of California Cities Linda Vista-Annandale Association Livable Pasadena Lomita Los Altos Residents Los Angeles County Division, League of California Cities Los Feliz Improvement Association Mccmc Merced, City of Miracle Mile Residential Association Mission Street Neighbors Mission Viejo Montecito Association Neighborhood Council Sustainability Alliance Trees Committee New Livable California Dba Livable California Northeast Neighbors of Santa Monica Pacific Palisades Community Council Palo Alto, City of Pismo Beach, City of Placentia, City of Pleasanton, City of Rancho Cucamonga, City of Resident Information Resource of Santa Monica Residents of 47th Avenue Riviera Homeowners Association S.B. Residents for Responsible Development San Gabriel Valley Council of Governments Santa Clarita Santa Monica Coalition for A Livable City Save Lafayette Seaside Neighborhood Association Shadow Hills Property Owners Association Sherman Oaks Homeowners Association South Bay Cities Council of Governments South Bay Residents Southshores Homeowners Association Stanton Sunnyvale United Neighbors Sunsetparkside Education and Action Committee Sustainable Tamalmonte Temecula Temecula Valley Neighborhood Coalition Town of Apple Valley Town of Colma Town of Fairfax Town of Mammoth Lakes Town of Ross United Neighborhoods for Los Angeles Ventura Council of Governments Ventura, City of Verdugo Woodlands West Homeowners Association West Pasadena Residents Association West Torrance Homeowners Association Westside Regional Alliance of Councils Westwood Highland Homeowners Association Westwood Hills Property Owners Association Westwood Homeowners Association Wilshire Montana Neighborhood Coalition Windsor Square Association Yorba Linda, City of Hundred Individuals.SB 9s supporters include Long Beach Yimby among several Yes in My Backyard groups statewide, the Mayors of San Diego, Oakland and Sacramento and advocacy groups including the Cal Chamber. SB 9s supporters are listed in the Committees legislative analysis are:Support: Darrell Steinberg- Mayor, Sacramento Jon Wizard - Councilmember, City of Seaside Libby Schaaf, Mayor, City of Oakland Todd Gloria, Mayor, City of San Diego Zach Hilton, City Council Member, City of Gilroy AARP Abundant Housing LA Adu Task Force East Bay All Home American Planning Association, California Chapter Bay Area Council Bridge Housing Corporation Cal Chamber California Yimby Casita Coalition Cbia Chan Zuckerberg Initiative Circulate San Diego City of Marywood East Bay for Everyone Facebook, INC. Fieldstead and Company, INC. Generation Housing Greenbelt Alliance Habitat for Humanity California Hello Housing Housing Action Coalition Local Government Commission Long Beach Yimby Los Angeles Business Council Midpen Housing Midpen Housing Corporation Modular Building Institute Monterey County of Mountain View Yimby National Association of Hispanic Real Estate Professionals Non-profit Housing Association of Northern California North Bay Leadership Council Northern Neighbors Peninsula for Everyone People for Housing - Orange County San Diego Regional Chamber of Commerce San Fernando Valley Yimby San Francisco Yimby Sand Hill Property Company Santa Cruz Yimby Share Sonoma County Silicon Valley Leadership Group South Bay Yimby South Pasadena Residents for Responsible Growth Spur Streets for People Bay Area Svhome Techequity Collaborative Tent Makers Terner Center for Housing Innovation At the University of California, Berkeley The Two Hundred Tmg Partners United Way of Greater Los Angeles Urban Environmentalists Yimby Action Yimby Democrats of San Diego County Zillow GroupOn April 22, Ms. Lee on behalf of the Eastside Voice, Carlos Ovalle on behalf of his citywide policy group People of Long Beach, and Laurie Angel on behalf of her sizable NLB neighborhood group, participated by telephone testimony opposing voicing opposition to SB 9 in the Governance and Finance Committees hearing.With the City of Long Beach silent, the Committee voted 5-0 including the Committees sole Republican, Jim Nielsen R, Roseville-Chico to advance SB 9 to the state Senate Appropriations Committee, one vote away from the state Senate floor. If SB 9 passes the state Senate, the process repeats in the Assembly where awakened Long Beach neighborhood groups can be heard again, perhaps joined by additional Long Beach groups.A majority of the Long Beach City Council sets city policy, including on pending state legislation. The Council has a three-member State Legislation Committee that can offer recommendations to the full Council. However regardless of the Councils State Legislation Committee, any Councilmembers can agendize SB 9 for City Council support or opposition.The citys council-approved 2021 State Legislative Agenda general statements of city policy that city management is supposed to follow recites in pertinent part that the City of Long Beach will Oppose legislation that would reduce the citys local land use authority and legislation that would reduce the citys local land use authority and support implementation of the City Council adopted planning documents.Meanwhile, Lee is also watching SB 10, which would let a City Council majority approve up to 10 residential units on a single family lot in jobs rich areas like ELB or near well-served public transit. City Hall has thus far taken no position on SB 10.Bill Pearl publishes lbreport.com, a local, online news source since August 2000.Category: News

Three Mobile Vaccination Clinics Deployed
05/06/2021 8:29pm

By:Benny Morales For about two weeks now, the Long Beach Health Department has taken steps to vaccinate people for their COVID-19 shot in hard hit areas of the City of Long Beach. These mobile vaccination clinics are spread throughout the city in three different parks.Mayor Robert Garcia said earlier this March, Were committed to making the vaccines available to everyone who lives or works in Long Beach and wants them. Our new mobile vaccination vans will enhance our outreach efforts to keep our homebound residents, seniors and at-risk individuals safe.Throughout the mobile vaccination stations there are multiple canopies and seats that are spaced out as waiting areas for individuals who are waiting for the vaccine to sit. Each vehicle at all three locations is self-contained to administer vaccinations to those who are of the age of 16 and older. The clinic is equipped with proper supplies, vaccine storage units, tables, and hand-washing stations, which help the clinic run properly and efficiently.If you or another loved one does not feel safe to visit one of these mobile vaccination clinics, then you are always welcomed to request an at home appointment. To do this, one must visit the cities website and fill out a request form, or call 562 570-4636 for assistance. For further questions about this process, you may also email COVID19Vaccinelongbeach.gov.For those who would like to be vaccinated but cannot make it to a mobile vaccination clinic site, the city is still offering scheduled appointments through the states MyTurn website. Here, the website will walk you through a step-by-step process on what date, time, and location works best for you. If you need any other assistance about making an appointment for your vaccination, you can call 833-422-4255.In the United States, 98 million people have fully gotten their vaccinations, and out of the 98 million, more than 114,000 vaccines have been administered to the City of Long Beach. With more than 53 percent of the city already having their first dose, Long Beach is looking to be in great shape for controlling the coronavirus.To receive your walk-up vaccination as soon as possible, visit these dates and times listed below.MacArthur Park will be hosting mobile vaccination clinics on Tuesdays from 3 to 5 p.m. and on Fridays from 9 to 11 a.m. MacArthur Park is Located at 1321 E. Anaheim St. Long Beach, 90813Houghton Park in North Long Beach will be hosting a mobile vaccination clinic on Wednesdays from 3 to 5 p.m. and on Saturdays from 9 to 11 a.m. Houghton Park is located at 6301 Myrtle St. Long Beach, 90805Admiral Kidd will also host a mobile vaccination clinic on Mondays from 3 to 5 p.m. and on Thursdays from 9 to 11 a.m. Admiral Kidd is located at 2125 Santa Fe Ave. Long Beach, 90810If you are not able to reach one of the three mobile vaccination clinics above, the Long Beach Convention Center is also taking walkup appointments Monday through Saturday, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. The Convention Center has approximately 500 doses available per day for walk-ups.There have been 52,887 cases of COVID-19 in Long Beach and the number is still rising. If you or someone you know is unsure if they have been exposed to COVID or feels as though they have COVID-19 like symptoms you are welcomed to schedule an appointment at one of these sites below:Long Beach City College Pacific Coast Campus, 1305 E. Pacific Coast Hwy., 90806Monday-Friday, 10 a.m. 1 p.m.Long Beach City College Veterans Stadium, 5000 E. Lew Davis Dr., 90808 Enter on Conant, turn on FacultyMonday-Friday, 10 a.m. 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. 5 p.m.Cabrillo High School, 2001 Santa Fe Ave., 90810 Enter on HillSaturday & Sunday, 10 a.m. 1 p.m. & 3 p.m. 5 p.m.Testing is available for children under 4 years at all three sites and dual testing COVID-19 & Flu is also available.Category: News

A Forgotten Theft
05/06/2021 8:28pm

Long Beach HistoryBy:Claudine Burnett Time passes, people die and their memories and experiences are mostly lost. Some may have left diaries, letters, artifacts, books and genealogical information with family who later felt these recollections from a past generation would best be preserved in libraries.Such was the case with a 1949 donation from Mrs. A.S.C. Forbes to Long Beach Public Library. Over time librarians moved on, retired, eventually passed away and a new Main library was built. Those staff members who came later had brief information about this priceless donation but didnt have time to research and appreciate what they had.Thank goodness for newspapers which are vital to historical research. Without them I would not have been able to piece together this story of a theft I remember from 1983.On November 12, 1983, there was a little reported, major theft, from Long Beach Public Librarys Earl Burns Miller Special Collections Room. It seemed the thief had previously visited the room, which was open to walk-in visitors several hours a day and knew exactly what he was looking for. That early Friday morning, the thief entered the building by climbing a window washing lift on the southeast side of the library, then slipped through an opening in a broken vent just above the windows.The lift was normally stored inside the building, but was left outside the night of the burglary, apparently by mistake. The librarys silent alarm wasnt tripped until the thief left by one of the main doors. Police said the burglar tried to saw through the door of the special collections room but failed because it was so thick. He then used a heavy pry bar.Seventeen items mostly silver and porcelain antiques from the 1700s were stolen. Library officials put a price tag of $3,000 on two of the stolen items a pair of sterling silver cups that were made in London in 1810, but said it was impossible to determine the value of the entire collection, which was housed in eight locked display cases. Also taken was a Bible and two other rare books. A request to the police for a report on the theft was not found. The items stolen were never recovered.Though not identified by name, an inventory of the collection found that items donated by Mrs. A.S.C. Forbes, were missing. They included a 1599 Bible and 1578 Concordance allegedly once owned by John Milton 1562-1647, an English composer and father of poet John Milton 1608-1674. The value of both is today valued at $15,000 and would bring a much higher price if it was shown to have belonged to John Milton.Present day researchers could verify if the Bible and Concordance did indeed once belong to Milton, the composer, by looking at the handwriting in their margins. The hand writing, and the fact it was passed through the family, was the only proof of Miltons ownership, librarian Lelia Seward told the Press-Telegram in 1949 4/9/1949.It was a Breeches Bible published in 1599. Breeches Bibles were so named because in their printing it referred to the garments made by Adam and Eve out of fig leaves as breeches not aprons in Genesis chapter three, verse seven. Until the appearance of the King James version the Breeches or Geneva Bible was the most popular Bible available.It was the Bible quoted by William Shakespeare in his plays it was used by the Puritans and Pilgrims, who wanted nothing to do with the King James Bible of the Anglican Church, and the first Bible taken to America, brought over on the Mayflower. It was produced by John Calvin, John Knox, John Foxe and other English refugees in neutral Geneva, Switzerland, fleeing the persecution of Roman Catholic Queen Mary in England. It was first printed in 1560 and published until 1644.Textually, the Geneva Bible offered a number of radical changes. It was the first Bible in English to add numbered verses to each chapter of scripture. It was also printed in an easier-to-read Roman Style Typeface rather than the earlier Gothic Blackletter Style Typeface. In addition, it was the first Study Bible with extensive commentary notes in the margins.In fact, it was the presence of a note, which proclaimed the Pope an antichrist, that so outraged Queen Mary. Ironically, Protestants of all denominations today embrace the King James version of the Bible which reads 90 the same as the Geneva, even though the King James version is not a Protestant Bibleits Anglican/Church of England.Long Beach Public Library secured the Bible, Concordance, and other items from the collection of Harrye Rebecca Piper Forbes, also known as Mrs. A.S.C. Forbes, a well-known California writer, whose books California Missions and Landmarks and Mission Tales in the Days of the Dons are most well-known. Mrs. Forbes placed the books in the library in memory of her husband, Armitage S.C. Forbes.Mr. Forbes was the son of the Reverend Edward Forbes to whom the books had been given by his grandfather, the Reverend R. Jeffreys. John Milton, the composer, married Sara Jeffreys.History reveals that John the composer Miltons father, Richard Milton, a Roman Catholic, discovered the Bible in his sons room. As a result, and since his son was rejecting Catholic belief, he was disinherited. The Bible acquired by the library was thought to be this one. Psalms bound in the back of the Bible were believed to have been compiled in part by the senior John Milton, one of the foremost composers of his day.Armitage Forbes received the books in a parcel carefully wrapped in velum, marked The Milton Books. It contained in addition to the Bible and Concordance, a small French prayer book, and two books of sermons. According to family tradition, the marginal notes in the 1578 Concordance were in Miltons handwriting.In addition to the Bible and Concordance, Mrs. Forbes included in the public librarys memorial collection a large edition of Paradise Lost, by John Milton, the poet, illustrated by Gustave Dore. This was the first illustrated version of the poem and appeared in the fourth edition of the work in 1688. Also included in the donation were notes on the Forbes and Jeffreys families, photographs, two 17th century books of sermons, and a Hindustani manual written in 1845 by another Forbes ancestor, Duncan Forbes.A recent search of the holdings in the special collections room has not turned up anything of the Forbes donation, except a scrapbook. Perhaps, after reading this article, antiquarian book dealers, libraries and collectors will recall the sale or purchase of such items and help solve the mystery. The Long Beach Public Library Foundation, like many nonprofits, is suffering financially. Perhaps Long Beach officials would allow the possessor to keep the items they may not have known were stolen, for a price. The money going to the Library Foundation.Items stolen from the collection donated by the Millers: a pair of sterling silver cups made in London in 1810 a Chinese porcelain pitcher from 1790 a 1790 Chinese tea caddy a 1790 English porcelain sugar bowl a set of three English sterling silver berry service pieces made in England in 1790 an 1843 ceramic pitcher two silver Dutch oval compotes a 1785 vase with floral relief a 1790 Chinese tea pot with strap handle a 1792 Chinese porcelain saucer a 1790 Chinese sugar bowl a 1790 Chinese mug a covered porcelain pedestal dish of undetermined age and an English sugar bowl made in 1790.Claudine Burnett is a retired Long Beach Public Library librarian who compiled the librarys Long Beach History Index. In her research, she found many forgotten, interesting stories about Long Beach and Southern California which she has published in 11 books as well as in monthly blogs. You can access information about her books and read her blogs at www.claudineburnettbooks.com.Category: News

In the Business of Giving Back
05/06/2021 8:12pm

By:Katherine Clements How The Grand in Long Beach utilized its resources and vendors to create a lasting and nutritional meal plan for the homeless community.For more than 23 years, The Grand in Long Beach has provided 45,000 square feet for whatever you want. This classy event space is operated by CEO Jim Choura and his wife, Melanie Choura.They host roughly 240 events a month on all different occasions. Their kitchen staff has created four different styled menus to best suit your special event, but a fifth menu has been added recently.As of March 13, 2020, The Grand, like everyone else, had just begun to confront a global pandemic head-on. All eleven acres of the venue had been brought to a standstill as the COVID-19 pandemic had started its course through Long Beach and L.A. county. Thats when Jim Choura and Vice President Dan DSa, saw the opportunity for a new project to manifest.Together, Choura and DSa concentrated on the homeless community.Before people started raiding grocery stores, Jim had the idea of potentially turning The Grand into a farmers market, said DSa. During the time that we were shut down, I reached out to every single email and phone number that I had in the city of Long Beach, DSa continued.DSa heard back from a man after leaving thirteen voicemails and emails asking what DSa wanted from him. The man then put DSa in contact with Paul Duncan, a Homeless Services Officer for the city of Long Beach.I said, Im Dan DSa from The Grand, and we are here to help, so its not what I want its what do you want and what do you need.The homeless community is abundant in Long Beach, and with eight homeless shelters currently, there are many mouths to feed. The reality of a homeless persons meal plan is that most of their meals come from scavenging dumpsters behind restaurants. When COVID-19 brought the restaurant industry to a halt, the homeless community lost their prime provider of meals.The city of Long Beach interceded by opening more shelters for the homeless community. Still, for restaurants that had been assisting in feeding the homeless and the City of Long Beach, finding new means to help provide for the homeless community became less sustainable price points became less and less equitable.Choura and DSa organized a plausible price point with their vending accounts from The Grand that saved Long Beach roughly half a million dollars by making the highest quality meals at the right price point.The formula used by The Grand to configure the best possible pricing for their menus was thrown out the window.We reset the whole plan to sustain staffing and our relationship with our vendor, Choura explained.By reworking their expenses, Choura and DSa, on behalf of The Grand, have created a service that provides three meals a day for homeless shelters in L.A. County: cooking creative, nutritional, and culturally sensitive meals.What Jim and I did was we opened a business during a pandemic, and we used what we already had existing to do so, and that fit everybodys needs, said DSa.We put the same care and quality into our meals as if we were doing a black-tie gala, and to be honest, the things that Jim and I have done over the last eight years, some pretty special and unbelievable events, this by far is the most special thing Ive ever been a part of, said DSa.The food is the driving force that leads the homeless community to shelters in Long Beach, and it has now become the shared goal between Choura and DSa, to create bigger and better meals for shelters, to keep attendance high among the homeless community in efforts to prevent shelters from having to shut down.The positive feedback from their service has prompted the preservation of Choura and DSas new business, and through word of mouth, their achievements within the homeless community were recognized.We just signed a contract with L.A. county to start providing food, said DSa.Were starting with four shelters, and then by mid-April, it will go to eight.Choura and DSa have been feeding about 3,800 homeless people a day, and with the new expansion come April 2021, that number will double.Along with the meals, Choura and DSa also provide the proper storage and refrigeration of the meals, so they dont spoil. Choura and DSa incorporate an essential factor into their service is the quality that goes into each meal and the benefits given from that good quality.When you consider the importance of nutritional meals, it increases the performance f human beings, said Choura.We feel that if we can give people three nutritional meals a day, and they have that base, imagine how that multiplies into healthier thinking and illuminates disparity for their next meal.Meals include beef stroganoff, healthy California wraps, chicken noodle soup, breakfast burritos and sandwiches, and Spanish power bowls.We have a weekly call with all of our shelters to connect and see if there is anything we can improve on, and weve found that the assistants at the shelters eat our food as well, and its been really nice, said DSa.Choura and DSa have no plans to end this new business venture as the slow reopening of The Grand has begun to unfold.The Grand and all of its divisions has its pathways coming out of this pandemic, but this one feels very good right now, said Choura.Category: News

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