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California Poppy Festival will usher in colorful spring season

It’s time again to break out the sun hats, walking shoes, short pants and binoculars to capture the breathtaking beauty of the 2015 California Poppy Festival set for April 18 and 19 at Lancaster City Park, 43011 N. 10th Street ...

Weekend heat wave expected to be precursor to extra dry year

With the mercury again rising throughout the southland this weekend, the ongoing drought will only be exacerbated. That’s the latest assessment from climatologists from U.S. Drought Monitor and other forecasting agencies which reported this week that California is about to ...

Mayor Garcetti urges passing of earthquake intiative

Mayor Eric Garcetti joined Assemblyman Adrin Nazarian Wendesday in urging passage of state legislation that would offer a 30 percent tax credit on seismic improvements over five years.

Kamala Harris works to block sodomy initiative

Attorney General Kamala Harris said Wednesday she is seeking a court order in hopes of blocking an initiative proposed by a Huntington Beach attorney that would permit the killing of gays, lesbians, transsexuals or bisexuals.

More Black families choosing to educate children at home

Home schooling used to be something only done by White Christian fundamentalist parents concerned about the secular influence of public schools. But an increasing number of Black families are making the decision to educate their children at home. According to ...

Point of View

Years from now, historians may well regard this era as a transitional period in the evolution of race relations, much like the mid-20th century. As we wind down to the end of the administration of the first non-White male president, ...

Third annual ‘Stand Down’ will address issue of homeless veterans

Goodwill Southern California, in partnership with a number of cities in Los Angeles County, will host on May 20 its Third Annual Veteran Stand Down for homeless veterans and their families.

SoCal political experts weigh in on 2016 presidential candidates

We are barely into 2015, but it seems the 2016 presidential race is in full swing—well at least in the Republican Party. The GOP has a broad range of candidates vying for the nomination. This ranges from more mainstream candidates, ...

Continuing the legacy: Female history makers under 25

In honor of Women’s History Month, we take this time to remember female trailblazers of the past and present. Such greats as Azie Taylor Morton, the first African American woman whose signature appeared on U.S. currency; Althea Gibson, first African ...

Lancaster continues ambitious push toward ‘Net-Zero’ energy status

In case you haven’t heard the news, all new single-family homes in Lancaster will be outfitted with solar panels. And energy-efficient plumbing. And gas-saving heaters. And eco-friendly insulation. Even drought-tolerant landscaping is part of the plan to effectively transform the ...

Black Americans are increasingly discovering the beauty of Africa structure

Black Americans have a conflicted view of Africa. Many of them acknowledge that it is their ancestral home, but few know much about the continent. R&B singer Akon, who is of Senegalese descent, recently said many Black Americans are scared ...

Local politicians mark ‘Bloody Sunday’

Congressional representatives Maxine Waters, Karen Bass, and Janice Hahn along with Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas were among the local elected officials from Los Angeles who went to Selma last weekend to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Selma to Montgomery march ...

Could the U.S. be growing less hateful and more tolerant?

That’s according to an annual Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) report that says the number of hate groups in the United States remains on the decline for the second year in a row.

Women’s work

It is interesting that Women’s History Month so closely follows Black History Month. After all, the 15th Amendment in 1870 made it illegal for the federal or state governments to deny any United States citizen, regardless of race “or previous ...

Next-generation bomber could boost aerospace industry

The Pentagon is ready to spend billions to build a new stealth bomber in the Antelope Valley. Two teams of defense contractors, Boeing Co. and Northrop-Grumman, are vying to win the coveted contract to return large-scale aerospace manufacturing to Los ...

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