Harbor Gateway North Neighborhood Council Chair Pamela Thornton Discusses Community Activism for a Better Los Angeles

The Harbor Gateway North Neighborhood Council is a group of elected, volunteer stakeholders that work as a body for improvement of the Harbor Gateway North neighborhood. The activities of the Council are funded by the City of Los Angeles through the Department of Neighborhood Empowerment. Updates on the activities of the Harbor Gateway North Neighborhood…

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How Many Unattended Deaths Occur in Los Angeles

An unattended death occurs when an individual dies the remains are not discovered for days, weeks, or even longer. An unattended death typically occurs when a person lives alone and lacks family members or friends who regularly check on that individual’s wellbeing. Common Types of Unattended Deaths in Los Angeles The most common types of…

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Suicide Grief

Nearly 45,000 people took their own lives in the United States in 2016 (the last year a full set of data is available). Suicide is on the list of the top 10 causes of death in the country. Approximately 4,300 Californians took their lives in 2016. California is ranked 46 when it comes to the…

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Where Does Biohazardous Waste Go?

The primary means of disposing of biohazardous material has been incineration. Prior to 1997, 90 percent of all biohazardous waste was incinerated. It was in that year that the Environmental Protection Agency issued the Hospital Medical Waste Incinerator standards. These standards started a shift away from the incineration of biohazardous waste to other methodologies, principally…

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Scholarships, Grants, and Financial Aid for Victims of Crime

California was the first state in the country to provide compensation for victims of crime. California commenced providing compensation to victims of crime, as well as victim-survivors of crime, beginning in 1965. Following California’s lead, by 1972 eight more states were providing compensation to victims of crime. There are some academic scholarships available to Californians…

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