Category: Local

Blue Shield Presents Medi-Cal Redetermination & Other Healthcare Information

Blue Shield, alongside the community of Bakersfield, recently convened for a town hall meeting dedicated to championing the cause of wellness. On the afternoon of November 19, 2023, members from every corner of Bakersfield gathered at the Greater Harvest Christian Center on 5421 Aldrin Ct., uniting to shed light on the significance of healthcare and the myriad advantages that a comprehensive health plan, such as Blue Shield’s Covered California, can offer to families throughout the state.

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1,500 Thanksgiving Meals Distributed to Families in South Los Angeles Ahead of Holiday through Brotherhood Crusade and SoCalGas Partnership

Today, Brotherhood Crusade and Southern California Gas Co. (SoCalGas) distributed Thanksgiving meals, including 1,500 turkeys to families in South Los Angeles during a Grab and Go! Basket Distribution event. SoCalGas supported this annual program through a $50,000 donation as part of the company’s Fueling Our Communities $4 million initiative to address food insecurity through new and existing partnerships with food banks and nonprofits.

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18th Annual Taste of Soul Festival Celebrates Black Culture, Music, Food and Community

From 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. last Saturday, the 18th annual Taste of Soul family festival took place on Crenshaw Boulevard, known as the Mecca of Black culture and business in Los Angeles. This event is recognized as the largest one day ‘free’ street festival on the West Coast.

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Police Blame Some Deaths on ‘Excited Delirium.’ ER Docs Consider Pulling the Plug on the Term.

The way Sheldon Haleck’s parents see it, the 38-year-old’s only crime was jaywalking. But that March night in 2015, after Honolulu police found him behaving erratically, they pepper-sprayed him, shocked him with a Taser, and restrained him. Haleck became unresponsive and was taken to a hospital. Before his parents could get from their home in Utah to Hawaii, the former Hawaii Air National Guardsman was taken off life support.

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