— Nuestros pensamientos están con todas las personas afectadas por los  incendios en el sur de California. Hemos recopilado la siguiente lista de recursos para tu referencia. ¡Esperamos que tú y  tus seres queridos se mantengan a salvo! Los enlaces a continuación incluyen información y recursos para el Creek Fire y el Skirball Fire, los cuales arden actualmente en porciones del Condado de Los Ángeles. http://www.lafd.org/news/creek-fire-status http://www.lafd.org/news/skirball-fire-update El Departamento de Bomberos ofrece actualizaciones periódicas en sus cuentas de Facebook y Twitter Para obtener …

—   Our thoughts are with everyone affected by the fires burning throughout Southern California. We have compiled the following list of resources for your reference. May you and your loved ones stay safe! The links below include information and resources for the Creek Fire and the Skirball Fire, which are currently burning in portions of Los Angeles County. http://www.lafd.org/news/creek-fire-status http://www.lafd.org/news/skirball-fire-update The Los Angeles Fire Department is also providing regular updates on its Facebook and Twitter feeds. For information about the …

— Español The AARP survey, entitled “California Dreaming…or Struggling: Gen X and Boomer Financial Security,”  reveals that for the most part Californians are not ready for retirement and it is largely due to housing related expenses. AARP California wants to help you take control of your finances. We are sharing DIY tips and tools bi-weekly on social media to help you save more or begin to save. Here is a summary of what was shared in November! CUT COSTS NOW Many Californians …

— En Español On Thursday, June 8th, 2017, Abraham Lincoln High School graduate, Priscilla Velez, was selected as the recipient of this year’s Andrus Opportunity Award along with $5,000 to help her pay for her education. The award is named after AARP founder Dr. Ethel Percy Andrus, who served as principal of Lincoln High from 1916 to 1944. At the end of the summer of 2013, at a gala event marking the 100th anniversary of Abraham Lincoln High School, AARP officially announced the funding of the Andrus Opportunity …

— In celebration of Black History Month AARP is recognizing Black Americans who have achieved phenomenal “firsts.” In this spirit, AARP in Los Angeles is sharing their stories here on our blog, as well as inviting followers on social media to share their own stories. What better what to wrap up our month-long celebration than by shining a light on a woman who just made Hollywood history? At age 51, acclaimed actress and Southern California resident, Viola Davis became the first Black …

—   This past Election Day, AARP was proud to celebrate the passage of “The Los Angeles County Transportation Plan”, or Measure M. This ballot initiative is poised to deliver over $120 billion dollars’ worth of transit improvement projects that will relieve traffic across the region, fix sidewalks and potholes, and improve our quality of life. (Read more here.) Now that the campaign is over, we’re hard at work at assembling an action plan to ensure that Measure M benefits AARP …

—   This is a true victim’s account of an online Romance Scam. My name is Jane Doe. I am not dead but I almost died last year. I was a victim of a “romance scam” by a man I met on e-Harmony and who scammed me out of over $1 million last spring.  I am going to tell you what happened and who I am today as a result of this financial reversal. I am 63 years old and live …

—   In celebration of Black History Month AARP is recognizing  Black Americans who have achieved phenomenal “firsts.” In this spirit, AARP in Los Angeles is sharing their stories here on our blog, as well as inviting followers on social media to share their own stories. This week we’re looking toward history to remember Dr. Ralph Bunche (1904 – 1971), the first Black American to win the Nobel Peace prize. In addition, years before Dr. Bunche received this highly esteemed international …

— Very few people have had as much impact in shaping California as Mariano Guadalupe Vallejo. Vallejo was born in Monterey in 1807, when that city was the capital of Alta California in the Viceroy of New Spain. As a young man, Vallejo worked as a clerk for English merchant William Hartnell, learning English, French, and Latin. Vallejo was serving as personal secretary to the Governor of California, Luis Arguello in 1821, when news of Mexico’s independence from Spain reached Monterey. …

— Pío de Jesus Pico was a first-generation Californio, born in Alta California to parents who emigrated from the part of New Spain that is now Mexico. He was born at the Mission San Gabriel Arcángel on May 5, 1801. After the death of his father in 1819, Pico settled in San Diego, where he married María Ignacia Alvarado on February 24, 1834. Pico served twice as Governor of Alta California, for a short time in 1832, then again in 1844 …