Golden at 50…No Longer a Boy, But Still Very Much Golden, Oscar De La Hoya Shows That 50 Is Nothing but a Number in Sizzling New Photos

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Oscar recreates famed Sports Illustrated cover of Muhammad Ali. Clothing: Tom Ford / Christian Louboutin. Photo by: Allen Roi Henson

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 6, 2023 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ — Oscar De La Hoya turned 50 over the weekend. More than three decades after capturing a gold medal and the affection of an entire country at the 1992 Olympic Games in Barcelona, “The Golden Boy” still shines on his 50th birthday in this new series of photographs from Allen Roi Henson.

Oscar recreates famed Sports Illustrated cover of Muhammad Ali. Clothing: Tom Ford / Christian Louboutin. Photo by: Allen Roi Henson

Though he looks like he can re-enter the ring even at 50, Oscar’s legendary drive is now put into other ventures. He is the CEO and Chairman of boxing’s top promotional company, the eponymous “Golden Boy Promotions,” which represents the new shining stars of boxing including Gen-Z Superstar Ryan Garcia. He is also building his new dream home on the outskirts of Las Vegas where he once drew tens of thousands of screaming fans and has numerous investments in the sports, media, liquor and many other industries. Click HERE to download photos.

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Oscar poses with Ring Magazine championship belt around his waist and gold medal around his neck. Photo by: Allen Roi Henson

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Domino’s® New Loaded Tots: They’re Coming in Hot, Just in Time for the Big Game

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Customers can now enjoy all the best parts of pizza … on tots

ANN ARBOR, Mich., Feb. 6, 2023 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ — What happens when you take all the best parts of pizza and put them on tots? A delicious new menu item from Domino’s Pizza Inc. (NYSE:DPZ), the largest pizza company in the world, is born. Introducing Domino’s Loaded Tots – crispy tots loaded with melty cheese and mouthwatering toppings, which come in the following three varieties:

  • Philly Cheese Steak
  • Cheddar Bacon
  • Melty 3-Cheese
Domino’s Loaded Tots come in three varieties: Philly Cheese Steak, Melty 3-Cheese and Cheddar Bacon.

“We’re excited to bring potatoes to Domino’s national menu for the first time, just in time for the biggest football game of the year,” said Kate Trumbull, Domino’s senior vice president of brand and product innovation. “Loaded Tots make the perfect addition to any party spread. Whether you want a side item to accompany pizza or are looking for an overall crowd-pleaser, Loaded Tots are sure to impress. Potato, pototo – whatever way you say it, Domino’s Loaded Tots are delicious.”

Each order comes with golden brown potato tots which are topped to perfection and oven baked. Domino’s Philly Cheese Steak Loaded Tots feature tender slices of steak, creamy Alfredo sauce, fresh onions, fresh green peppers, and a blend of mozzarella and cheddar cheese. The Cheddar Bacon Loaded Tots are topped with smokey bacon, mozzarella, cheddar and garlic Parmesan sauce. Domino’s Melty 3-Cheese Loaded Tots are covered with mozzarella, cheddar, provolone and creamy Alfredo sauce.

Looking for a great deal for the big football game? You’re in luck. Loaded Tots are included in Domino’s Mix & Match Deal – they are $6.99 each when customers choose any two or more Mix & Match menu items. Order them for carryout or delivery today at dominos.com.

Fun Game Day Stats

  • Domino’s in the U.S. typically sells around 2 million pizzas on football’s biggest Sunday – about 30% more than on a normal Sunday.
  • The most popular pizza topping for the football event of the year is pepperoni.
  • While Domino’s stores throughout Philadelphia and Kansas City will see high sales at the beginning of the game, the city of the winning team will likely see higher sales at the end of the night.
  • During last year’s game, Domino’s sold enough pizzas to stretch across about 7,000 football fields.

About Domino’s Pizza®
Founded in 1960, Domino’s Pizza is the largest pizza company in the world, with a significant business in both delivery and carryout pizza. It ranks among the world’s top public restaurant brands with a global enterprise of more than 19,500 stores in over 90 markets. Domino’s had global retail sales of nearly $17.8 billion in 2021, with over $8.6 billion in the U.S. and over $9.1 billion internationally. In the third quarter of 2022, Domino’s had global retail sales of over $4.0 billion, with over $2.0 billion in the U.S. and nearly $2.0 billion internationally. Its system is comprised of independent franchise owners who accounted for 98% of Domino’s global stores as of the end of the third quarter of 2022. Emphasis on technology innovation helped Domino’s achieve more than half of all global retail sales in 2021 from digital channels. In the U.S., Domino’s generated more than 75% of U.S. retail sales in 2021 via digital channels and has developed several innovative ordering platforms, including those for Google Home, Facebook Messenger, Apple Watch, Amazon Echo, Twitter and more.

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American Honda Joins Modern Golf Movement as First National Automotive Partner of Topgolf

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American Honda Joins Modern Golf Movement as First National Automotive Partner of Topgolf
  • Honda and Acura brands become ‘Official Automotive Partners’ and ‘Official Vehicles’ of Topgolf
  • New partnership will connect Honda and Acura brands with next-gen buyers
  • Millennials and Gen Z represent nearly half of Topgolf venue players
  • Branded experiences to begin at eligible Topgolf venues nationwide in early 2023

TORRANCE, Calif., Feb. 6, 2023 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/– American Honda Motor Co., Inc. and modern golf entertainment leader Topgolf today announced a new, multi-year partnership that will make the Honda and Acura brands the first and exclusive national Official Automotive Partners and Official Vehicles of Topgolf. Focused on bringing more play to the world, Topgolf offers a technology-enabled venue experience where both seasoned golfers and those new to the game are able to enjoy the sport. As the Official Vehicles of Topgolf, the Honda and Acura brands ultimately will have partner exclusivity in the mass-market and luxury automotive categories at all U.S. Topgolf venues.

American Honda Joins Modern Golf Movement as First National Automotive Partner of Topgolf

Honda and Acura will look to enhance the energetic and inviting Topgolf experience by bringing more forms of play to Topgolf venues. The American Honda-Topgolf partnership will feature new Topgolf player activations, such as game play special offers and Honda and Acura Topgolf player programming. Additional elements of the new partnership include Honda and Acura vehicle test drives, vehicle displays and sweepstakes. More detailed information about these activities and marketing efforts will be available in the coming months.

“Our new partnership with Topgolf will align the Honda and Acura brands with the fun and excitement of the ‘golf as entertainment’ movement, which is already popular with Millennial and Gen Z car buyers who rank among Topgolf’s most enthusiastic players,” said Jessika Laudermilk, Assistant Vice President of Marketing, American Honda. “With the nationwide network of Topgolf venues we also look at our new relationship as an excellent opportunity for Honda and Acura dealers to engage with Topgolf locations regionally, and for our associates to enjoy the special Topgolf experience across the U.S.”

Young buyers (Millennials and Gen Z) represent nearly half of Topgolf’s venue players, and the new partnership is part of a strategy to grow an even stronger connection with the next generation of car buyers. Currently, with 87 venues across the globe, and 78 of those in the U.S., Topgolf draws more than 30 million players each year – ranging from first timers to the game to experienced golfers.

“The synergy between our brands and shared focus of driving modern golf makes this partnership especially exciting,” said Topgolf Chief Brand Officer Geoff Cottrill. “Honda and Acura have a long history of innovation and we’re aligned in our efforts to bring more play to people by making the game of golf more accessible, diverse and fun.”

Honda and Acura will begin activating the new Topgolf partnership in early 2023 at eligible venues across the U.S. Topgolf players will be introduced to Honda’s lineup of fun-to-drive and adventure-ready vehicles, while Acura will further its connection with next-gen premium car buyers by delivering on its brand promise of Precision Crafted Performance.

American Honda and Sports Marketing

The new relationship with Topgolf adds to American Honda’s extensive roster of sports marketing initiatives, including Honda’s longstanding relationship with the National Hockey League, as the NHL’s Official Vehicle and Automotive Partner, and Honda’s growing presence in esports as exclusive automotive partner and official vehicle for Team Liquid – most recently becoming the exclusive naming sponsorship rights partner of Team Liquid Honda League of Legends and Challenger Series teams. The Acura brand’s multi-year presence throughout the March college championship basketball tournament continues this winter. Honda and Acura also continue to further their success in motorsports, competing in the high-profile and highly-competitive IndyCar and IMSA racing series in North America.  

Honda also has a successful history of supporting the game of golf, with Topgolf becoming the newest venture in this arena. Through 42 years of association with professional golf,  Honda has raised more than $60 million for local community organizations serving children and their families.

About Honda

Honda offers a full line of clean, safe, fun and connected vehicles sold through more than 1,000 independent U.S. Honda dealers. The award-winning Honda lineup includes the Civic and Accord, along with the HR-V, CR-V, Passport and Pilot sport utility vehicles, the Ridgeline pickup and the Odyssey minivan. Honda’s electrified vehicle lineup includes the Accord hybrid, CR-V hybrid, and, in the future, Civic hybrid. The Honda Prologue SUV, Honda’s first volume battery-electric vehicle, will join the lineup in 2024. 

Honda has been producing automobiles in America for over 40 years and currently operates 18 major manufacturing facilities in North America. In 2022, more than 99% of all Honda vehicles sold in the U.S. were made in North America, with more than two-thirds made in America, using domestic and globally sourced parts.

More information about Honda is available in the Digital FactBook

About Acura

Acura is a leading automotive nameplate that delivers Precision Crafted Performance – a commitment to expressive styling, high-performance and innovative engineering, all built on a foundation of quality and reliability. The Acura lineup currently features four distinctive models – the next-gen Integra sport compact, TLX sport sedan, the RDX and MDX sport-utility vehicles, along with high-performance Type S variants. Acura’s first all-electric model will be an SUV, the ZDX and ZDX Type S, and will arrive in 2024. All Acura vehicles sold in America are made in the U.S., using domestic and globally sourced parts.

About Topgolf

Topgolf is the ultimate instigator of play. Thanks to over 80 venues around the globe, industry-leading Toptracer technology, mobile games and apps, Topgolf is leading the charge of modern golf, offering a variety of tech-driven games, a top-tier food and drink menu, and a vibe focused on more play for all. Topgolf brands are on a mission to enable players to hit 50 billion golf balls between 2022 and 2025. To learn more or make plans to come play around, visit topgolf.com

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KIA AMERICA APPOINTS BRAD MAYS AS DIRECTOR, BRAND EXPERIENCE

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Kia America Appoints Brad Mays as Director, Brand Experience.

IRVINE, Calif., Feb. 6, 2023 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ — Kia America today announced the hiring of Brad Mays as director, brand experience. In the role, Mays will lead all aspects of public relations and external communications including events, experiential, auto shows and strategic partnerships. Mays’ appointment is effective immediately and he will report directly to Russell Wager, vice president, marketing, Kia America.

Kia America Appoints Brad Mays as Director, Brand Experience.

Mays brings more than 25 years of communications and marketing experience to Kia, having most recently served as the global head of communications strategy and insights for Nissan Motor Corporation. Previously, Mays served as the global head of integration at Burson-Marsteller and general manager, digital, for Edelman. He has also held positions with WCG and Fleishman-Hillard.

“Kia is focused on becoming a leader in sustainable mobility and Mays’ experience and data-driven insights will shape our communications and marketing efforts as we further our current momentum and continue gaining U.S. market share,” said Sean Yoon, president and CEO of Kia North America and Kia America.

Kia America – about us

Headquartered in Irvine, California, Kia America continues to top automotive quality surveys and is recognized as one of the 100 Best Global Brands. Kia serves as the “Official Automotive Partner” of the NBA and offers a range of gasoline, hybrid, plug-in hybrid and electrified vehicles sold through a network of over 750 dealers in the U.S., including several cars and SUVs proudly assembled in America*.

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* The K5, Sportage, Sorento, and Telluride (excludes HEV and PHEV models) are assembled in the United States from U.S. and globally sourced parts.

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Selecting the most appropriate Document Work flow Software

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Document work flow software really helps to automate newspapers and file based procedures. It can be innovative or straightforward, depending on the company’s needs.

A very good document workflow management system enables you to arrange automated procedures https://eliteparkinvestors.com/ for producing, receiving, routing, reviewing, and approving records and data. This can lessen errors, boost communication, and minimize time spent on work.

Selecting the best Platform for Your Business

Just before selecting a doc workflow resolution, you need to examine your requirements and figure out how your group uses papers. You should also pay attention to your firm’s guidelines regarding record retention and disposal.

The right workflow treatment will help you establish a firm insurance policy for record retention and destruction, as well as provide assistance with how to clear outdated or perhaps redundant documents. In addition , it will give options just for archiving and backups of existing documents.

eFileCabinet is a great all-in-one instrument for robotizing workflows throughout HR, Pay for, Legal and IT departments. It also helps you picture your workflow stages to help you plan for performance and make smarter decisions for the future.

Documents certainly are a vital part of any kind of business, nevertheless they can be challenging to manage if you don’t have a document workflow solution in position. A document workflow solution will allow your workforce to create, modify, share and search all their important papers in one place.

A good document workflow application will have numerous features which will benefit the team, including version managing, security technical specs, and REST-based APIs that can interact with other systems. These kinds of features increases the productivity of your team’s document techniques and ensure that every employees have access to the right facts when they require it.

Health Equity Report Card Pilot Project to Help Close the Care Gap Highlighted on World Cancer Day

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An ongoing pilot project aims to evaluate the feasibility of implementing the Health Equity Report Card as a tool for improving the quality and equity of cancer care and continues the Elevating Cancer Equity collaboration from the National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN), American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN), and National Minority Quality Forum (NMQF).

PLYMOUTH MEETING, Pa., Feb. 4, 2023 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ — The National Comprehensive Cancer Network® (NCCN®)—a not-for-profit alliance of leading cancer centers in the United States—joins the call to Close the Care Gap on World Cancer Day, a global awareness day organized by the Union of International Cancer Control (UICC) every February 4, by launching a new Health Equity Report Card (HERC) pilot program. This worldwide message acknowledges the many lives that are lost due to disparities in cancer outcomes. NCCN’s work improving and facilitating quality, effective, equitable, and accessible cancer care so all patients can live better lives is ongoing around the world. Today’s announcement explains more on how the HERC pilot program came about and what it is meant to achieve.

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The impact of structural and interpersonal racism is one of the major causes of disparities in cancer outcomes in the United States. According to the American Cancer Society’s Cancer Facts and Figures 2023, racial and ethnic disparities in the cancer burden largely reflect long-standing inequities in socioeconomic status and access to high-quality health care, which can be attributed to historical and persistent structural racism in the U.S. experienced by all people of color.

To help address these issues, NCCN, ACS CAN, and NMQF launched the Elevating Cancer Equity initiative in 2020, featuring a working group chaired by Robert A. Winn, MD, Director of the Virginia Commonwealth University Massey Cancer Center, and Shonta Chambers, MSW, Executive Vice President of Health Equity and Community Engagement at the Patient Advocate Foundation. In early 2021, that group developed the HERC to recommend actionable practice changes which, if implemented, would help providers and healthcare organizations identify and address discriminatory behaviors and bias in care delivery, address social determinants of health, and overcome systemic barriers to optimal care.

The 17 actionable practice changes from the HERC have been refined into an implementation plan including concrete metrics, sources of evidence, and a scoring methodology, all of which were vetted by oncology administrators and healthcare providers. In the first phase of a multi-phase pilot, five leading academic cancer centers are assessing the feasibility of implementing the HERC as a tool that can both meaningfully and feasibly measure and report on equitable care practices. Feedback through the pilot stages of implementation will be incorporated to ensure applicability across care settings and geographies.

“Our hope is that the Health Equity Report Card will be able to serve as a roadmap for health care organizations working to improve their practice, a transparency tool for patients, and an assessment tool for payers and accreditation entities,” said Robert W. Carlson, MD, Chief Executive Officer, NCCN. “Inequities in cancer outcomes across race and ethnicity have numerous contributing factors, including different levels of access to comprehensive insurance coverage, bias and discrimination in care delivery, and social determinants of health such as neighborhood and built environment, access to economic and educational opportunity, and food insecurity due to historic and ongoing structural discrimination. This accountability tool will be more than just a checklist exercise; we hope it will result in interventions that lead to meaningful, sustainable systems changes.”

“All people diagnosed with cancer deserve to get the best care possible – regardless of income, race, ethnicity, gender identity, disability status, sexual orientation, age or geography,” said Lisa Lacasse, President, ACS CAN. “Ensuring equity in cancer care is critical to reducing cancer disparities and ending cancer as we know it, for everyone. The Health Equity Report Card provides a tangible approach that can help achieve that goal.”

“Despite significant advancements in the detection and treatment of cancer in recent decades, minoritized communities continue to bear the high cancer burden,” said Dr. Gary Puckrein, President and CEO of the National Minority Quality Forum. “Inequities in cancer care are the result of failure to consider the lives of black, brown, yellow, red, and poor people. If we’re going to close systemic gaps in cancer care, we must re-imagine how we are approaching care delivery and realign systems to reduce patient risk. This tool is a step in the right direction to identify what system changes are needed to affect change.”

The HERC pilot program at academic cancer centers is supported by contributions from AbbVie Inc.; 2seventy bio; Genentech, Inc.; Lilly; and Sanofi Genzyme. A second pilot program in the community hospital setting is also in early stages, with support from GlaxoSmithKline LLC; Lilly; Merck Foundation; and Pfizer Inc. A peer-reviewed article with more information on the program will be publishing soon in JNCCN—Journal of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network.

Looking beyond race and ethnicity in the United States, research shows income, education, geographical location, and discrimination based on gender, sexual orientation, age, disability, and lifestyle are all factors that can negatively affect cancer care and outcomes. The burden of cancer in low- and middle-resource countries is particularly significant, currently accounting for approximately 75% percent of all cancer deaths worldwide, and is expected to continue to grow1.

NCCN is involved in several global endeavors to address these disparities, including the adoption of inclusive language in clinical and patient guidelines, plus ongoing collaborations in:

Learn more about free resources to help close the care gap worldwide at NCCN.org/global, and view the 17 actions from the Health Equity Report Card at NCCN.org/wcd.

About the National Comprehensive Cancer Network
The National Comprehensive Cancer Network® (NCCN®) is a not-for-profit alliance of leading cancer centers devoted to patient care, research, and education. NCCN is dedicated to improving and facilitating quality, effective, equitable, and accessible cancer care so all patients can live better lives. The NCCN Clinical Practice Guidelines in Oncology (NCCN Guidelines®) provide transparent, evidence-based, expert consensus recommendations for cancer treatment, prevention, and supportive services; they are the recognized standard for clinical direction and policy in cancer management and the most thorough and frequently-updated clinical practice guidelines available in any area of medicine. The NCCN Guidelines for Patients® provide expert cancer treatment information to inform and empower patients and caregivers, through support from the NCCN Foundation®. NCCN also advances continuing education, global initiatives, policy, and research collaboration and publication in oncology. For more information visit NCCN.org.

About ACS CAN
The American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) makes cancer a top priority for policymakers at every level of government. ACS CAN engages volunteers across the country to make their voices heard to ensure that our cities, our states and our nation adopt evidence-based public policies that improve the lives of people with cancer and their families. We believe everyone should have a fair and just opportunity to prevent, detect, treat, and survive cancer. Since 2001, as the American Cancer Society’s nonprofit, nonpartisan advocacy affiliate, ACS CAN has successfully advocated for billions of dollars in cancer research funding, expanded access to quality affordable health care, and advanced proven tobacco control measures. We stand with our volunteers, working to change public policy to end cancer as we know it, for everyone. Join the fight by visiting www.fightcancer.org.

About National Minority Quality Forum
The National Minority Quality Forum (NMQF) is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit research and advocacy organization based in Washington, DC. The mission of NMQF is to reduce patient risk by assuring optimal care for all. NMQF’s vision is an American health services research, delivery and financing system whose operating principle is to reduce patient risk for amenable morbidity and mortality while improving quality of life. NMQF leads the Cancer Stage Shifting Initiative which is aligned with the White House Cancer Moonshot program to move us from late-stage to early-stage diagnosis and treatment of cancer, improving cancer care and reducing cancer deaths for all, with a particular focus on equity and underrepresented populations. For more information, please visit https://www.nmqf.org/.

Media Contacts:
Rachel Darwin, NCCN
267-622-6624
darwin@nccn.org

Trista Hargrove, ACS CAN
202-998-2262
trista.hargrove@cancer.org

1 Prager GW, Braga S, Bystricky B, et al. Global cancer control: responding to the growing burden, rising costs and inequalities in access. 2018;3(2):e000285.

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Joaquin Sabina in USA

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SABINA

2 dates only in USA in November 2023

Tickets on sale today February 3rd

MIAMI, Feb. 3, 2023 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/– Super star singer songwriter Joaquin Sabina returns to United States for two exclusives dates as he continues his tour “Contra Todo Pronostico” to Latin America. Tickets go on sale today February 3rd in Ticket Master. Beloved Spanish author, poet, singer, and songwriter whose work has influenced four generations of musicians and writers will delight fans with an array of his most popular and favorite songs. A concert for music lovers not to be missed

SABINA

NOVEMBER 16New York– Hulu Theater
Nyc- https://www.ticketmaster.com/joaquin-sabina-new-york-new-york-11-16-2023/event/3B005E3A84290F33

NOVEMBER 19– Miami Dade Arena
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WITH THE EMPORIO GROUP GUARANTEE

Contact Press & Publicity: Marianne Mendieta m4music@live.com

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Hagens Berman Sobol Shapiro LLP and Cohen Milstein Sellers & Toll, PLLC Announce Certification of Class for Consumers Who Purchased Chicken Products

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CHICAGO, Feb. 3, 2023 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ — 

COURT-APPROVED LEGAL NOTICE

If you purchased raw chicken in the United States from January 1, 2012 through July 31, 2019, a class action may affect your rights.

Para una notificación in español, llame gratis al 1-877-888-5428
o visite nuestro website www.overchargedforchicken.com.

The purpose of this notice is to inform you of your rights related to the class action lawsuit entitled In re Broiler Chicken Antitrust Litigation (End-User Consumer Action), N.D. Ill. Case No. 1:16-cv-08637, pending in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois (the “Court”). On May 27, 2022, Judge Thomas M. Durkin issued an Order certifying a class of indirect purchasers defined as: “All persons and entities who indirectly purchased the following types of raw chicken, whether fresh or frozen: whole birds (with or without giblets), whole cut-up birds purchased within a package, breast cuts or tenderloin cuts, but excluding chicken that is marketed as halal, kosher, free range, organic, diced, minced, ground, seasoned, flavored, or breaded—from defendants or co-conspirators for personal consumption in the Repealer Jurisdictions from January 1, 2012 to July 31, 2019” (the “Certified Class”).

This notice provides Class Members with an opportunity to opt out of the Certified Class defined above. If you exclude yourself from the Certified Class, you will not be able to recover any award from any future settlements or judgments obtained by the lawyers for the Class, if settlements or judgments occur. Your decision to exclude yourself (or not) from the Certified Class will not affect your ability to participate in the previous settlements reached in this litigation. Your legal rights may be affected whether you act or do not act. Please read this notice carefully.  

Defendants have not admitted any liability and continue to deny the legal claims alleged in this lawsuit. No additional settlements have been reached with the Non-Settling Defendants.  If there are any future settlements or judgments, you will receive an additional notice.

WHO IS INCLUDED?

The Certified Class is defined as:

All persons and entities who indirectly purchased the following types of raw chicken, whether fresh or frozen: whole birds (with or without giblets), whole cut-up birds purchased within a package, breast cuts or tenderloin cuts, but excluding chicken that is marketed as halal, kosher, free range, organic, diced, minced, ground, seasoned, flavored, or breaded—from defendants or co-conspirators for personal consumption in the Repealer Jurisdictions from January 1, 2012 to July 31, 2019.

The “Repealer Jurisdictions” are: California, District of Columbia, Florida, Hawaii, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, Oregon, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Utah, and Wisconsin.

If you are a member of the Certified Class and do not exclude yourself, you may be eligible to participate in any additional settlements which may arise with the Non-Settling Defendants.

WHAT IS THIS LAWSUIT ABOUT?

This class action, In re Broiler Chicken Antitrust Litigation, N.D. Ill. Case No. 1:16-cv-08637, is pending in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois. U.S. District Court Judge Thomas M. Durkin presides over this class action.  End-User Consumer Plaintiffs allege that Defendants and their co-conspirators conspired to restrict the supply of, and fix, raise, and stabilize the price of Broiler chicken, from at least January 1, 2012 through at least July 31, 2019, in violation of federal and state consumer protection and antitrust laws.

The Court previously gave final approval to settlements between the Plaintiffs and Fieldale, George’s, Mar-Jac, Peco, Pilgrim’s, and Tyson. The End-User Consumer Plaintiffs’ case is proceeding against all other Defendants who have not settled the case, known as the “Non-Settling Defendants.”

This is a class certification notice for the Non-Settling Defendants listed below: 

“Non-Settling Defendants” refers to Agri Stats, Inc.; Norman W. Fries, Inc. d/b/a Claxton Poultry Farms; Foster Farms, LLC and Foster Poultry Farms; Harrison Poultry, Inc.; House of Raeford Farms, Inc.; JCG Foods of Alabama, LLC, JCG Foods of Georgia, LLC, Koch Foods, Inc., and Koch Meat Co., Inc.; Mountaire Farms, Inc., Mountaire Farms, LLC, and Mountaire Farms of Delaware, Inc.; O.K. Foods, Inc., O.K. Farms, Inc., and O.K. Industries, Inc.; Perdue Farms, Inc. and Perdue Foods LLC; Sanderson Farms, Inc., Sanderson Farms, Inc. (Foods Division), Sanderson Farms, Inc. (Processing Division), and Sanderson Farms, Inc. (Production Division); Wayne Farms, LLC; and Simmons Foods, Inc. and Simmons Prepared Foods, Inc.

If you are a member of the Certified Class, you may receive additional notices regarding the progress of the litigation and any resolution of claims against the Non-Settling Defendants.

WHAT ARE YOUR RIGHTS AND OPTIONS?

If you do not want to remain a member of the Certified Class and you do not want to be legally bound by the terms of any potential settlements or judgments, or if you wish to pursue your own separate lawsuit against Defendants, you must exclude yourself by submitting a written request to the Administrator stating your intent to exclude yourself from the Certified Class (an “Exclusion Request”).

Your Exclusion Request must include the following: (a) your name and address; (b) a statement that you want to be excluded from the End-User Consumer Certified Class in In re Broiler Chicken Antitrust Litigation (End-User Consumer Action); and (c) your signature. You must mail your Exclusion Request, postmarked by April 4, 2023, to: Broiler Chicken Consumer Litigation, Attn: EXCLUSIONS, c/o A.B. Data, Ltd., P.O. Box 173001, Milwaukee, WI 53217.

You can find more details about the Certified Class at www.overchargedforchicken.com or by calling toll-free 1-877-888-5428.  Please do not contact the Court.

SOURCE Hagens Berman Sobol Shapiro LLP and Cohen Milstein Sellers & Toll, PLLC

PepsiCo Juntos Crecemos Partners with Wilmer Valderrama to Surprise Five Phoenix-Area Hispanic-Owned Small Businesses with $10,000 Checks and Essential Resources to Prepare for Super Bowl LVII

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PepsiCo Juntos Crecemos and Wilmer Valderrama surprise MaryLou Sorkhabi, owner of Rosita's Place, with $10,000 check ahead of Super Bowl LVII.

Financial contributions and digital support will help local businesses prepare for increased customer traffic during Super Bowl LVII weekend; Applications for Juntos Crecemos Hispanic Digital & Delivery Program now open for food and beverage business owners nationwide

PURCHASE, N.Y., Feb. 2, 2023 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ — As The Big Game draws near and an influx of visitors descend upon Phoenix, local businesses are anticipating a Super Bowl-sized boost to their bottom lines. To help them make the most of this important moment, PepsiCo Beverages North America and Frito-Lay, two units of PepsiCo, Inc. (NASDAQ:PEP) have teamed up to give $50,000 and essential digital business-building resources to five Phoenix-based Hispanic-owned businesses to support operational enhancements in advance of the game. Today, Latino actor, producer and activist Wilmer Valderrama surprised two local small business owners, hand-delivering $10,000 checks, respectively. Powered by the PepsiCo Juntos Crecemos (Together We Grow) platform, these financial contributions reinforce PepsiCo’s commitment to advance its Racial Equality Journey goal to invest in the long-term growth of Hispanic-owned restaurants, bodegas and carnicerías across the country.

PepsiCo Juntos Crecemos and Wilmer Valderrama surprise MaryLou Sorkhabi, owner of Rosita's Place, with $10,000 check ahead of Super Bowl LVII.

Local business owners Alexis Carbajal and Juan Ayala, of the popular Puerto Rican restaurant Phoenix Coqui and MaryLou Sorkhabi, owner of the long-standing Mexican restaurant Rosita’s Place, received the unexpected visit from Valderrama and PepsiCo executives to deliver the $10,000 checks and celebrate their continued business growth. Three other Phoenix businesses including Carnicería México, Imelda Happy Tamales, and Tacos Tijuana were also among the recipients of the $10,000 Juntos Crecemos checks. With the flood of football fans visiting Phoenix leading up to and during Super Bowl LVII weekend, owners can use the funds to stock up on additional supplies, hire and train extra staff, and offer extended hours, among other business enhancements to meet the increased customer demand.

In addition to the financial assistance, the five businesses also received free business-building services through the PepsiCo Juntos Crecemos Hispanic Digital & Delivery Program to strengthen their digital capabilities to access more online customers, an additional value of more than $12,000. The personalized business-building program offers one-on-one expert consultation for delivery logistics, technology, marketing and search engine optimization (SEO).

The monetary support and Juntos Crecemos Hispanic Digital & Delivery Program come at a time when there is a need for financial assistance and additional business resources for Hispanic entrepreneurs. According to a McKinsey and Company study conducted about the economic state of Latinos in the U.S., access to capital and better representation in growing sectors remain some of the main challenges, with 72% of Latino business owners relying on personal savings, family and friends for funding.

“For local Hispanic-owned small businesses, Super Bowl LVII will be a much-needed boost, especially for those still recovering from the impact of the pandemic,” said Antonio Escalona, Senior Vice President & General Manager, Hispanic Business Unit, PepsiCo Foods North America. “The Juntos Crecemos contributions and Hispanic Digital & Delivery Program are ways in which PepsiCo Beverages North America and Frito-Lay are supporting these local businesses to help them make the most of this once in a lifetime moment,” he added. “We’re excited to partner with Wilmer Valderrama to shine a spotlight on these resilient entrepreneurs, and we encourage everyone headed to Phoenix for The Big Game to lend their support to the home team – local Hispanic-owned businesses.”

“I am humbled to partner with PepsiCo Juntos Crecemos to help shine a light on the continued success of Phoenix’s most beloved and longstanding Latino-owned businesses. For anyone visiting during the Super Bowl LVII, I encourage them to join me in supporting these small businesses to experience the authentic flavors of our culture that are ingrained in this city,” said Valderrama. “When we support local businesses, we celebrate and elevate our communities.”

How Businesses Can Apply for the Hispanic Digital & Delivery Program
Applications for the Juntos Crecemos Hispanic Digital & Delivery Program are now open nationwide for Hispanic small business owners in the food and beverage industry. Applicants can visit PepsiCoJuntosCrecemos.com for more information.

“Hispanic-owned businesses continue to be a driving economic force in the U.S., as they contribute over $800 billion to the U.S. economy alone,” said Esperanza Teasdale, Vice President & General Manager, Multicultural Business Unit, PepsiCo Multicultural. “We encourage any Hispanic-owned restaurant, bodega or carnicería to apply for the Juntos Crecemos Hispanic Digital & Delivery Program, which offers customized financial resources, training, and consultation services to help Hispanic entrepreneurs accelerate their businesses now and in the future.”

About PepsiCo Juntos Crecemos
As part of its Racial Equality Journey Hispanic Initiative, PepsiCo launched the multi-faceted Juntos Crecemos platform in August 2021 aimed at strengthening Hispanic-owned restaurants, bodegas and carnicerías (meat markets), to address foundational business challenges, and support business growth. The Juntos Crecemos platform is part of PepsiCo’s $50 million, five-year commitment to support Hispanic-owned businesses.

Since the launch of Juntos Crecemos:

  • The Hispanic Digital & Delivery Program has supported 80 Hispanic-owned business locations by enhancing their online presence, delivery logistics, online ordering and marketing practices. It has also provided over 500 office hours of extended support to business owners.
  • The PepsiCo Foundation’s IMPACTO Hispanic Business Accelerator has provided $2 million in financial support and business coaching to 150 food and beverage small businesses across 13 cities.
  • Bodega and Carnicería Essentials were provided to more than 500 Hispanic-owned businesses nationwide through marketing and safety essentials, resulting in these stores outpacing peers in most markets.

To learn more about PepsiCo Juntos Crecemos and apply to the Hispanic Digital & Delivery Program, visit PepsiCoJuntosCrecemos.com and follow @PepsiCoJuntosCrecemos on Facebook and Instagram.

About PepsiCo
PepsiCo products are enjoyed by consumers more than one billion times a day in more than 200 countries and territories around the world. PepsiCo generated more than $79 billion in net revenue in 2021, driven by a complementary beverage and convenient foods portfolio that includes Lay’s, Doritos, Cheetos, Gatorade, Pepsi-Cola, Mountain Dew, Quaker, and SodaStream. PepsiCo’s product portfolio includes a wide range of enjoyable foods and beverages, including many iconic brands that generate more than $1 billion each in estimated annual retail sales.

Guiding PepsiCo is our vision to Be the Global Leader in Beverages and Convenient Foods by Winning with PepsiCo Positive (pep+). pep+ is our strategic end-to-end transformation that puts sustainability and human capital at the center of how we will create value and growth by operating within planetary boundaries and inspiring positive change for planet and people. For more information, visit www.pepsico.com, and follow on TwitterInstagramFacebook, and LinkedIn @PepsiCo.

About Frito-Lay North America 
Frito-Lay North America is the $19 billion convenient foods division of PepsiCo, Inc. (NASDAQ: PEP), which is headquartered in Purchase, N.Y. Frito-Lay snacks include Lay’s and Ruffles potato chips, Doritos tortilla chips, Cheetos snacks, Tostitos tortilla chips and branded dips, SunChips multigrain snacks and Fritos corn chips. The company operates 30+ manufacturing facilities across the U.S. and Canada, more than 200 distribution centers and services 315,000 retail customers per week through its direct-store-delivery model. Learn more about Frito-Lay at the corporate website, http:www.fritolay.com/, on Twitter fritolay, on Instagram @fritolay and on Facebook Frito-Lay.

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DOVE SETS A NEW STANDARD IN SKIN CLEANSING WITH EXCITING NEW UPGRADE

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NEW for 2023, Dove Revitalizante Body Wash with Cherry & Chia Milk offers a luxuriously pampering moment that not only boosts skin but ignites the senses. Featuring a light and bubbly sensorial experience, Revitalizante is also available in Beauty Bar and Exfoliating Body Polish.

Dove, a certified beauty icon, introduces the next generation of body wash with groundbreaking 24-hour Renewing MicroMoisture technology and sleek new bottle design

ENGLEWOOD CLIFFS, N.J., Feb. 2, 2023 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ — Today, Dove announces the latest advance in superior moisturization with the launch of NEW Dove Body Wash featuring 24-hour Renewing MicroMoisture. The new formula is powered by proprietary nano technology to actively regenerate the skin’s moisture, and has a new look to match, with a modern, user-friendly design that reflects the first upgrade to Dove’s iconic bottle pack in 17 years.

NEW Dove Body Wash featuring 24-hour Renewing MicroMoisture is powered by proprietary nano technology, with a new bottle that reflects the first upgrade to Dove’s iconic bottle pack in 17 years.

Setting a new industry standard, Dove Body Wash is the first body wash in the U.S. market to harness nano technology. Dove’s new formula continuously nourishes skin and improves its moisture barrier for a full 24 hours as well as uses proprietary technology with millions of moisturizing microdroplets to help boost and retain moisture. These tiny droplets deposit onto the skin, fitting into the gaps and crevices of dry skin for a silky-smooth finish, while stearic and palmitic fatty acids penetrate deeply within the stratum corneum and work with the skin’s natural renewal processes to visibly reduce dryness by 50% after every shower.

To accompany the new formula, Dove worked with leading cutting-edge designers and technicians to create the first upgrade to the iconic pack in 17 years – a beautiful bottle to match the skin it cares for. Long-time Dove users will recognize the colored cap, representing their tried-and-true favorites, while the discreetly curved oval-shaped lid is a nod to where it all began for Dove – the Dove Beauty Bar. The Body Wash’s shower-friendly design not only means it is easy to use, but you can hold it, flip the cap, and dispense the body wash with just one hand. The bottle has even been crafted to allow it to be inverted on your bathroom shelves when it gets low and the cap can be completely removed, so it’s moisturizing to the last drop.

“Dove is used by 174 million people around the world every day, and is in more than 60% of US households. We’re chosen and preferred by so many because we are constantly raising the bar and offering a superior level of care,” said Marcela Melero, Vice President, Global Dove Skin Cleansing. “We’re focused on understanding evolving skincare preferences and continuing to meet new needs through innovation. Change is beautiful, and we’re thrilled to be making one of the biggest evolutions of Dove Body Wash in nearly two decades.”

Since 1957, Dove has led the way in gentle cleansing and moisturization, constantly evolving its formulas to deliver long-lasting hydration and protect the skin barrier. Through the launch of the revolutionary and much-loved Dove Beauty Bar, this household icon established the blueprint of gentle skin care with a patented blend of mild cleansers and ¼ moisturizing cream that leaves skin feeling clean, soft, smooth, and moisturized. 65 years later, Dove is still leading the charge in moisturizing innovation as the #1 dermatologist recommended body wash brand.

In addition to these changes, newly reformulated Dove Body Wash is Dove’s first PETA Approved Vegan body wash. With a 98% biodegradable formula*, Dove Body Wash uses 100% plant-based moisturizers. Every bottle of Dove Body Wash has been made from 100% post-consumer recycled (PCR) plastic helping to reduce the use of virgin plastic by more than 20,500 tons per year1.

As the #1 selling body wash in the U.S., Dove Deep Moisture Body Wash anchors the newly reformulated range, alongside other favorites such as Sensitive Skin, Refreshing Cucumber and Green Tea, Glowing Mango & Almond Butters and many more. NEW for 2023, Dove Revitalizante Body Wash with Cherry & Chia Milk offers a luxuriously pampering moment that not only boosts skin but ignites the senses. It is the first Dove Body Wash with English & Spanish text on the bottle to launch in the US. Featuring a light and bubbly sensorial experience, Revitalizante has a vibrant formula with cherry-pink hues, and is also available in Beauty Bar and Exfoliating Body Polish formats. Also NEW for this year are the Invigorating Body Wash with Aloe & Eucalyptus Oil and Calming Body Wash with Oatmeal & Rice Milk.

New Dove Body Wash is now available at mass food and drug retailers nationwide. To learn more, please visit www.Dove.com/.

*98% of ingredients break down into carbon dioxide, water & minerals (OECD test methods 301, 302 and/or 310), except for the Snow Blossom variant

About Dove
Dove started its life in 1957 in the US, with the launch of the Beauty Bar, with its patented blend of mild cleansers and ¼ moisturizing cream. Dove’s heritage is based on moisturization, and it is proof not promises that enabled Dove to grow from a Beauty Bar into one of the world’s most beloved beauty brands.

Women have always been our inspiration and since the beginning, we have been wholly committed to providing superior care to all women and to championing real beauty in our advertising. Dove believes that beauty is for everyone. That beauty should be a source of confidence and not anxiety. Dove’s mission is to inspire women everywhere to develop a positive relationship with the way they look and realize their personal potential for beauty.

For 60 years, Dove has been committed to broadening the narrow definition of beauty in the work they do. With the ‘Dove Real Beauty Pledge,’ Dove vows to:

  • Portray women with honesty, diversity and respect. We feature women of different ages, sizes, ethnicities, hair color, type, and style.
  • Portray women as they are in real life, with zero digital distortion and all images approved by the women they feature.
  • Help young people build body confidence and self-esteem through the Dove Self-Esteem Project, the biggest provider of self-esteem education in the world.

About Unilever North America 

Unilever is one of the world’s leading suppliers of Beauty & Personal Care, Home Care, and Foods & Refreshment products, with sales in over 190 countries and products used by 3.4 billion people every day. We have 148,000 employees and generated sales of €52.4 billion in 2021. Over half of our footprint is in developing and emerging markets. We have around 400 brands found in homes all over the world – including iconic brands like Dove, Knorr, Hellmann’s, Magnum, Axe, Ben & Jerry’s, Degree, Seventh Generation, St. Ives, Suave, TRESemmé, and Vaseline. 

Our vision is to be the global leader in sustainable business and to demonstrate how our purpose-led, future-fit business model drives superior performance. We have a long tradition of being a progressive, responsible business. It goes back to the days of our founder William Lever, who launched the world’s first purposeful brand, Sunlight Soap, more than 100 years ago, and it’s at the heart of how we run our company today. 

The Unilever Compass, our sustainable business strategy, is set out to help us deliver superior performance and drive sustainable and responsible growth, while: 

  • Improving the health of the planet;  
  • Improving people’s health, confidence and wellbeing; and  
  • Contributing to a fairer and more socially inclusive world. 

While there is still more to do, in the past year we’re proud to have achieved sector leadership in S&P’s Dow Jones Sustainability Index, ‘Triple A’ status in CDP’s Climate, Water and Forest benchmarks, and to be named as the top ranked company in the GlobeScan/SustainAbility Sustainability Leaders survey for the eleventh consecutive year. 

For more information on Unilever U.S. and its brands visit: www.unileverusa.com 

Media Contact: Michael Gabriele, Michael.Gabriele@edelman.com 

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NEW for 2023, Dove Revitalizante Body Wash with Cherry & Chia Milk offers a luxuriously pampering moment that not only boosts skin but ignites the senses. Featuring a light and bubbly sensorial experience, Revitalizante is also available in Beauty Bar and Exfoliating Body Polish.

 

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MAZDA FOUNDATION (USA), INC. AWARDS GRANTS TO ALLEVIATE HUNGER AND CREATE EDUCATION AND WORKFORCE OPPORTUNITIES IN UNDERSERVED COMMUNITIES ACROSS THE U.S.

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Mazda North American Operations is headquartered in Irvine, Calif., and oversees the sales, marketing, parts and customer service support of Mazda vehicles in the United States and Mexico through nearly 700 dealers. Operations in Mexico are managed by Mazda Motor de Mexico in Mexico City. For more information on Mazda vehicles, including photography and B-roll, please visit the online Mazda media center at www.mazdausamedia.com.

Grants totaling over $475,000 awarded to support organizations across the United States

IRVINE, Calif., Feb. 2, 2023 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ — The Board of Trustees of the Mazda Foundation (USA) Inc., has awarded funding for seven programs this year as it deepens partnerships with organizations across the United States to help address food insecurity and some of its many root causes, particularly equitable access to education and job opportunities. In total, the Mazda Foundation awarded over $475,000 to seven organizations through its yearly grant giving process.

Mazda North American Operations is headquartered in Irvine, Calif., and oversees the sales, marketing, parts and customer service support of Mazda vehicles in the United States and Mexico through nearly 700 dealers. Operations in Mexico are managed by Mazda Motor de Mexico in Mexico City. For more information on Mazda vehicles, including photography and B-roll, please visit the online Mazda media center at www.mazdausamedia.com.

The Mazda Foundation’s partnerships now serve expanded populations across several major metropolitan areas throughout the United States, with funding concentrated in Southern California and the greater Huntsville, AL, area.

“The awards we’re announcing today will help us deepen and, in some cases, grow the work that we do in communities across the country,” said Tamara Mlynarczyk, manager of public affairs for Mazda North American Operations and president of the Mazda Foundation (USA), Inc. “We are very proud of the partnerships we’ve built over the last several years that help us deliver food security and educational and workforce opportunities to people. We hope that with these awards we can continue to make a direct impact on even more Americans as they navigate the unique challenges these last few years have presented.”

This year’s awards seek to extend STEM education and workforce opportunities to underserved young adults in high school and beyond. Awards include funding for the second year of the culinary training program at Bracken’s Kitchen (Garden Grove, CA); funding for a holistic educational and job mentoring program established by College Track L.A. (Los Angeles), funding for dozens of additional students to compete in a factory automation competition for high school and community college students developed by the Robotics Education and Competition Foundation (Huntsville, AL); funding for two more years of AVID programming in three schools in Madison City, AL; funding for the Full Circle automotive technician training program for formerly incarcerated individuals established by Vehicles for Change (Halethorpe, MD); and funding for a two-year commitment to bring FUSE Studios’ STEAM labs to 16 additional schools in Southern California. In addition to those programs, the Mazda Foundation provided a grant to Second Harvest Food Bank (Irvine, CA), marking the 18th year of support for Second Harvest.

About Mazda Foundation (USA), Inc.
As the corporate foundation of Mazda North American Operations (MNAO), the Mazda Foundation has donated more than $15.2 million to children’s organizations, educational scholarships, food banks, environmental programs, and disaster relief efforts since 1992. To learn more about the Mazda Foundation, please visit www.mazdafoundation.org.

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Los Angeles County Addresses the Youth Mental Health Crisis Through a Groundbreaking, School-Based Telehealth Collaboration

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Los Angeles County Office of Education

The Los Angeles County Office of Education (LACOE), in partnership with L.A. Care Health Plan, Health Net, their plan partners, and the Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health, will make mental telehealth services available to over one million K-12 public school students at no cost to families through Hazel Health. L.A. Care Health Plan and Health Net are allocating up to $24 million over two years to cover the new service.

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 2, 2023 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/  — The Los Angeles County Office of Education (LACOE), through a historic partnership with L.A. Care Health Plan, Health Net, and the L.A. County Department of Mental Health (LACDMH), is poised to offer access to mental health services for L.A. County’s 1.3 million K-12 public school students. The partnership with school-based telehealth company Hazel Health will use virtual care to deliver mental health support for all students, resulting in shorter wait times to connect with qualified therapists, and enabling earlier intervention.