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Open Enrollment Begins For Covered California In October
On Oct. 1, 2013, Covered California will begin enrolling eligible Californians for health insurance coverage that will begin on January 1, 2014...

Community Member Spotlight: Suzette DaSilva
For Suzette DaSilva, Best Start in Lancaster has been the opportunity she wishes she always had to learn about caring for children. “An opportunity...

September Commission Meeting Summary
The future of Best Start was discussed at the September 12 Commission meeting. The meeting included a report on the progress of the Building Stronger...

Questions and Answers About the Building Stronger Families Framework
On June 26, the First 5 LA Commission adopted a framework to help guide the Best Start effort moving forward. Several questions have arisen as to what...

Best Start at First 5 LA's Program and Planning Committee
First 5 LA Staff gave an update on Best Start at the Program and Planning Committee (PPC) of the First 5 LA Board of Commissioners, which was held...

VIDEO: Liliana's Story - Best Start Wilmington
On June 27, 2013, Best Start Wilmington hosted a “Healthy Lifestyles Event.” That is where we caught up with Liliana Tirado, a Best Start...

Free Autism Screenings by Autism Speaks
The Early Access to Care Outreach Event on September 7th will connect families who have concerns about their child’s development with onsite...

The Next Best Start Broadway-Manchester Community Partnership Meeting is Coming Up!
Join Best Start Broadway-Manchester at their next Community Partnership meeting on Wednesday, August 21 from 11am to 1:30pm. It will take place at the...

Celebrating Farmers Markets in Wilmington
Fresh organic produce is not always accessible in inner-city neighborhoods like Wilmington. But thanks to their weekly farmers market, residents like...

VIDEO: Best Start Panorama City & Neighbors Plans the Learn, Play, Grow Event
Best Start Panorama City & Neighbors plans a successful Learn, Play, Grow event that makes the San Fernando Valley proud. Watch for all the...

Report from July 11 First 5 LA Commission Meeting
The First 5 LA Board of Commissioners was not able to discuss Best Start at the recent Commission Meeting on July 11, 2013 due to time limitations...

Join Best Start Broadway-Manchester at the upcoming Community Partnership Meeting!
You’re invited to the next Best Start Broadway-Manchester Community Partnership meeting at the Mark Twain Library on July 31st, 10:30am -1pm. It...

Best Start Brings Healthy Thinking — and Drinking — to Watts
Five-year-old Taj needed a hug. He found one in an unusual location: Watts Healthy Farmer’s Market. “I feel happy because he hugged me back,”...

Practicing What They Preach
Two-year-old Eric is a very shy little boy. Sometimes, when he rides on the back of his mother’s bike, he waves to others. But most of his time...

A Breath of Fresh Air
Karina, center, with her family at Best Start Compton’s Stroll in the Park event. Ever since she was born, 5-year-old Karina has struggled...

Summary of the Best Start Commission Retreat
On Wednesday, June 26, 2013, First 5 LA’s Board of Commissioners held a retreat to discuss Best Start. The meeting goals were to provide an update...

Keeping Cool and Staying Fit in Palmdale
The sound of children playing drowned out the quiet roar of the air conditioning this weekend at the Palmdale Learning Plaza auditorium. The Get Up...

First 5 LA Listens and Learns from Best Start Communities
Members of the Best Start East LA Advisory Committee share ideas with Kim Belshé. In an effort to dig into the key questions about the strategies...

Special Meeting of the Commission - Best Start Commission Retreat
On Wednesday, June 26, 2013 First 5 LA’s Board of Commissioners will have a special, working meeting to discuss Best Start. The purpose of this...

Join Compton for A Stroll in the Park
Join us tomorrow, June 22nd, at Wilson Park from 10am to 2pm for A Stroll In The Park – a fun-filled family event that will include music &...
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