Join us every Sunday night from 11pm to midnight as we start the new week with a rundown of what's going on in YOUR community.
The California Office of Traffic Safety (OTS) strives to eliminate traffic deaths and injuries. It does this by making available grants to local and state public agencies for programs that help them enforce traffic laws, educate the public in traffic safety, and provide varied and effective means of reducing fatalities, injuries and economic losses from collisions.
OTS draws from several federal government funding sources for its grants. OTS also mounts public awareness campaigns and acts as a primary traffic safety resource in order to enlist the help of the general public and the media encouraging traffic safety.
With Christmas Eve being the most dangerous night to be on the road, this month The Office of Traffic Safety (OTS) is focused on designating a driver. Thank you to my guest, Chris Cochran for giving us statistics, facts and tips for holiday driving. The OTS is making a big push to stop Drunk Drivers this coming holiday season. OTS also has a bunch of yummy non-alcoholic drink recipes created by some of the best California bartenders on their Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/CaliforniaOTS :-)
Chicken Soup For The Soul: Think Positive For Kids. The goal of the book is to given parents, grandparents and teachers the tools to start conversations with children about core values, making good decisions and having the courage to do the right thing and was Co-authored by my guest Kevin Sorbo...
Author/actor/child advocate Kevin Sorbo will be signing books on Saturday, December 7th from Noon-2pm at Kmart on W. 3rd St in LA. So if your looking to meet Hercules in the flesh ladies ;-) AND...All proceeds go to his charity A World Fit For Kids!!!
Kevin's first book was True Strength which came out in 2011, and is about:
"On television, as the star of the popular Hercules: The Legendary Journeys, Kevin Sorbo portrayed an invincible demigod. He relished living the part—putting in 14-hour days on set, doing his own stunts, and relentlessly working out at the gym. Until one day it all came to an abrupt end.
Now, for the first time, Sorbo shares what viewers didn’t know: he suffered three strokes from an aneurysm in his shoulder that had been radiating blood clots throughout his body, likely for months. He was left partially blind and entirely incapacitated at just thirty-eight years old."
The mission of St. Vincent Meals on Wheels is to prepare and deliver nutritious meals to homebound seniors and other vulnerable residents across Los Angeles.
We serve anyone in need who lives within our service area, regardless of age, illness, disability, race, religion or ability to pay.
Most of our clients are too frail or ill to buy or prepare simple meals. Many struggle to live on small fixed incomes that fall below the poverty level. We are especially committed to meeting their needs.
Good nutrition and daily home visits improve the health and dignity of our clients, enabling them to remain independent in their own homes for as long as possible. Our mission has not changed since our program began in 1977.
Our values are based on respect, compassionate service, simplicity and advocacy for the poor.
Thank you sooooo much to Daryl Twerdahl for calling in and talking about all the great things the Meals on Wheels program does to fight hunger and starvation!!
Alexandria House is a transitional residence for single women and women with children in the process of moving from emergency shelter to permanent housing. We provide hospitality to approximately 24 women and children depending on family size. Women living in Alexandria House benefit from a supportive community and an encouraging environment. Residents meet monthly with a case manager to ensure that they are making progress towards their established goals, as well as to identify their need for services and resources.
Weekly house meetings also provide an opportunity to share personal successes and hopes and at the same time build community. Alexandria House's transitional housing program offers financial management, goal setting processes, childcare, counseling, healthcare, and access to other resources such as job search assistance, education, legal counsel, advocacy, and skill-building.
Over 80% of the women who have moved through the program have succeeded in securing financial stability and permanent housing.
Learn more about ways ways YOU can volunteer your skills in cooking, driving, babysitting and donating clothing and time to make a difference in the lives of these struggling families...
Thanks to my great guest Judy Vaughn w/the Alexandria House to talk about all the great services they provide for these single women and their kids but also ways WE can volunteer our services, time and clothing to help make a difference in their rehabilitation...
OC Jingle Bell Run/Walk - Laguna Niguel...
Sunday, December 1, 2013 - Crown Valley Community Park, Laguna Niguel CA
Be part of the largest holiday 5K race series aimed to fight arthritis!
The mission of the Los Angeles Regional Food Bank is to
mobilize resources to fight hunger in our community.
To fulfill our mission we:
Source and acquire food and other products and distribute to needy people through charitable agencies or directly through programs; Energize the community to get involved and support hunger relief; Conduct hunger education and awareness campaigns and advocate for public policies that alleviate hunger.
Our vision is that no one goes hungry in Los Angeles County.
Monday-a more FORMAL way of honoring those who have served our country...SO GREATFUL for the extra efforts our sister station AM570 FOX Sports LA has and is doing for PVA.ORG Paralyzed Veterans of American for 6 years now...raising MUCH needed funds, LOVE and awareness of what these men and women are going through after they have already served...PLEASE click below to find out how YOU can make a difference... ;) http://bit.ly/HFI6gI
Thank you to 2night's MY LA guests...Dave Weiss...our Marketing Director of AM570 Fox Sports LA on to chat ALL about the live ON LINE auction that is STILL continuing through Veterans Day at :
And thank you to former Navy Seal and Paralyzed Vet Al Kovach for sharing his very inspirational story, ALL about how the PVA helps fight for THE BEST CARE for our injured Vets when they return home...and the MANY ways folks can get more involved and give...to reach out to Al or ask him about giving an inspirational speech at a school or function...email: AlKovachJr@yahoo.com
Our veterans are our heroes for life. After serving our country, serious injury shouldn’t stop them from living the full, rewarding lives they deserve. At Paralyzed Veterans of America, we fight for better health care and benefits, aid in the search for a truly satisfying career, and provide the path to adventure through adaptive sports. What’s more, we are committed to ongoing care by educating clinicians about spinal cord injury, and we’re deeply invested in the future—a cure for paralysis
find out more: PVA.ORG
The overwhelming need for housing in Los Angeles County has provided HFH GLA with a unique opportunity to change lives in our neighborhoods. Los Angeles ranks as one of the least affordable housing areas in the U.S. and yet Habitat for Humanity is one of the few – if not only – affordable home ownership programs that serves families and individuals earning 30-80% of the median family income. Cost burden and overcrowding are the most serious problems experienced by very low-income area residents. Working with volunteers, families and individuals, corporations, congregations and donors we are able to tackle this important housing issue throughout the Los Angeles area. We are dedicated to making homeownership possible for low-income, hardworking families and individuals.
We offer a hand up, not a hand out. We do not give away our houses. We require our Habitat for Humanity homeowners to invest up to 500 hours of sweat equity to help build their home and each qualify for a 0% interest mortgage.
Since 1990, we have built and rehabilitated more than 450 houses in neighborhoods all across greater Los Angeles. Shelter is a basic human need and Habitat for Humanity strives to achieve its goal of eliminating substandard housing by making decent, sustainable and affordable housing a reality for all.
Donate your time, household items, furniture...apply to get your OWN home REPAIRED and even see if YOU qualify for a Habitat home...all here:
Work along side 800+high profile celebs and volunteers rebuilding and beautifying an ENITRE BLOCK in Lynwood ALL this week : http://habitatla.org/habitat-for-humanity-of-greater-los-angeles-teams-up-with-jcpenney-for-hollywood-for-habitat-for-humanitys-annual-build-a-thon/
Thanks to my guest President & CEO of H4HGLA Chapter Erin Rank!
The GI Film Festival (GIFF) is a 501 c(3) non-profit educational organization dedicated to sharing the military experience in and out of the arena of war. The festival is the first in the nation to exclusively celebrate the successes and sacrifices of the service member through the medium of film.
The GIFF presents films from new and established international and domestic filmmakers that honor the heroic stories of the American Armed Forces and the worldwide struggle for freedom and liberty. Some of the films screened are voted on by fans. Others are screened for the first time. All will in some way express the courage and selflessness of our fighting men and women and the value of their work.
The GI Film Festival is open to filmmakers of every experience level, from first-timers to veteran directors and producers. Prizes are awarded annually to winners in three main categories: feature, documentary, and film shorts.
In addition to presenting feature, documentary, and short film screenings, the GIFF also presents panel discussions, educational forums and special events, including:
Thanks to my guest President/Co-founder Brandon Millett
The Covered California™ mission is to increase the number of Californians with health insurance, improve the quality of health care for all of us, reduce health care coverage costs and make sure California's diverse population has fair and equal access to quality health care. You will have the ability to choose the health plan that offers the best services at the greatest value for you & #8212; insurance that can't be dropped or denied if you have a pre-existing medical condition.
Thank you sooo much to my guest Hilda Martinez for informing us a little more about the benefits of Obamacare and Covered CA!
Want more info?
AND thank you to my other guest Karim Hemani, a health insurance agent from Cover Health California who gave us some cons of Obamacare. More info on how he can find you the RIGHT health care go to his site: http://coverhealthca.com/index.php?r=site/index or call 818-350-2675
The National Youth Recovery Foundation funds and promotes programs and initiatives that increase young people’s access to treatment and aftercare; support students as they continue and complete their educations; help young adults build career and social networks; and remove barriers to their sustained and active recovery. Young People in Recovery (YPR) membership chapters mobilize and advocate for the public policy changes they need. We welcome all in active recovery regardless of race, religion, sexual orientation, or country of origin and particularly encourage LGBTQ young people and those with co-existing mental health conditions to get involved in our chapters and leadership.
Thanks to my amazing guest Mom/Executive Director of the NYRF Cathie Hartnett who not only shared her personal connection to this cause but also how the foundation is growing and thriving to keep young people sober, healthy & happy GLOBALLY...