The Social Justice Committee of the San Pedro Region is coordinating two free workshops that could help some individuals reclassify select felonies to misdemeanors. The workshops are the result of California’s Proposition 47, which was passed in Nov. 2014. The new regulations changed certain low-level crimes from potential felonies to misdemeanors.
Marking February as American Heart Month on Feb. 5, doctors, nurses and staff at St. Francis Medical Center in Lynwood came together to create a human-chain heart on the hospital’s center campus as a symbol of their commitment to preventing heart disease, the leading cause of death in the United States.
Super Bowl champion Manu Tuiasosopo returned to his alma mater, St. Anthony High School in Long Beach, to present a Super Bowl 50 Golden Football on behalf of the NFL during a private reception with the school’s football coaches and players on Jan. 29.
John J. Lauro Jr., a baseball coach at Marymount California University in Rancho Palos Verdes, is a proud producer of a film depicting the life of Blessed Mother Teresa of Calcutta.
“The Letters,” which opened in theaters on Dec. 4., is an important film, Lauro Jr. says.
Engineering corporation partners with St. Catherine Labouré School for student automotive design challenge
On Dec. 9, students at St. Catherine Labouré School in Torrance competed in the first round of an automotive design competition sponsored by Honeywell Corporation and the Society for Automotive Engineers.
Eight teams of students worked for more than two months to build electric-powered vehicle prototypes, develop a business proposal and showcase their work in a public presentation with an accompanying video.
On Dec. 15, Sister Gerard Earls, CCVI, a civic leader and advocate for Long Beach’s underserved members, was honored by the Long Beach City Council for her 16 years of service to the health and welfare of the community.
The William H. Hannon Foundation has donated a $10,000 grant to St. Pius X-St. Matthias Academy (PMA) in Downey. The foundation seeks to improve public and private elementary schools in the greater Los Angeles area.
On Nov. 12, the Gilbert and Jacki Cisneros Foundation became the recipient of a Community Service Award for their support of higher education. The foundation has donated millions of dollars in scholarships to Hispanic students in need of financial support.
The Worldwide Marriage Encounter will host a weekend retreat for married couples Nov. 7-9 at St. Dominic Savio Church in Bellflower.
The Mission Circle at St. John Fisher Church is requesting donations for the children at the St. Bernadette´s Children´s Centre in Peru. Father Tony Coney opened the center after witnessing the neglected children on the streets of San Martin de Porres in Lima, Peru.
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