Posts Categorized: News

NLSLA Sues State For Unlawfully Pulling Patients With Complex, Serious Conditions Out of Specialized Care

Medi-Cal Patients with neurological disorders, cancer, end-stage renal disease, and rare genetic conditions are forced into managed care over doctors’ objections LOS ANGELES—Jane H., a 52-year-old Medi-Cal recipient with multiple sclerosis, drives all the way to San Diego to see her neurologist—one of just a few doctors who can administer the specialized treatment preventing her… Read more »

An intimate conversation with Dolores Huerta and Wilmer Valderrama

Civil rights activist Dolores Huerta and actor and activist Wilmer Valderrama joined NLSLA Sunday, August 6 for an intimate discussion about immigration, the American dream, and what it means to fight for the rights of families that are being pushed ever further into the margins. Valderrama—best known for his roles in That ‘70s Show and… Read more »

NLSLA Sues For-profit Medi-Cal Transportation Company That Leaves Vulnerable Patients Stranded Without Critical Care

Elderly and sick Medi-Cal recipients in LA County are at the mercy of a private company that endangers their health and fails to deliver them to life-saving appointments LOS ANGELES, CA – Patients in wheelchairs are left to roll around, unsecured, in inadequate vans. Dialysis patients consistently miss their life-saving appointments, or are left at… Read more »

NLSLA Urges County to Expand Eviction Defense

NLSLA housing advocates urged the Board of Supervisors to fund a new program that would significantly expand access to eviction defense throughout Los Angeles County. Here’s an excerpt from the Los Angeles Daily News story: At least 250 people a week seek assistance with eviction through the Shriver Housing Project-LA Eviction Assistance Center, which is… Read more »

NLSLA Describes Impact of Proposed Elimination of LSC

NLSLA talked to the Daily Journal about the potential impact of the proposed elimination of the federal Legal Services Corporation, which funds legal services organizations throughout the country. Deputy Director Yvonne Mariajimenez told Daily Journal reporter America Hernandez that the impact of the cuts would go far beyond the hard number of cases legal services groups… Read more »

NLSLA Lawsuit Says LA County Puts Lives at Risk By Failing to Process Medi-Cal Renewals

Children, pregnant women, people with serious health conditions and disabilities are left to suffer without medication and health care after County unlawfully stops benefits LOS ANGELES, CA – When Thaddeus Moncrief, who has depended on Medi-Cal since a spinal cord injury left him paralyzed in 1989, was told he had lost his coverage, he assumed… Read more »

NLSLA’s Fred Nakamura on KCRW: Tenants Facing Eviction in Their 80s and 90s

Redevelopment is pushing seniors across Los Angeles out of their affordable units as landlords look to attract younger, wealthier tenants in gentrifying areas. That’s left many seniors facing eviction in their 80s and 90s. NLSLA’s Fred Nakamura has been working to defend these elderly tenants from eviction in places like Chinatown and Lincoln heights, where… Read more »

Summer Internships at NLSLA

Spend a summer at the forefront of change! NLSLA is offering law students a chance to make a lasting impact in the lives of low-income individuals, families and communities in Los Angeles County and beyond. NLSLA provides many unique opportunities for law students to develop and hone their legal and advocacy skills while working to… Read more »

NLSLA Advocates Work With Eagle Rock Residents to Fight Illegal Rent Hikes

From Rob Hayes at ABC News: EAGLE ROCK, LOS ANGELES — A proposed rent hike at an Eagle Rock senior living complex owned by the city of Los Angeles is sparking outrage among residents. Rent control is a major issue in L.A., garnering support from the mayor to low income advocacy groups. But while privately… Read more »

Judge Orders West LA Elder Care Facility to Stop Abuse, Evictions

After enduring months of abuse, elderly and disabled residents of a residential care facility in West Los Angeles can rest a little easier after winning a temporary restraining order against the administrators of the facility on Tuesday. Judge James Chalfant ordered the owners and employees of Brentwood Manor, Inc. to stop its campaign of harassment… Read more »