Weekend closures planned for Crenshaw/LAX line contruction

Metro and Walsh/Shea Corridor Contractors will close Crenshaw Boulevard between Exposition Boulevard and Coliseum Street for three weekends on Sept. 12, 19 and Oct. 24 to complete piling installation and begin excavation of the underground Crenshaw/Expo station. The work has ...

New rules impact SNAP retailers

A new provision mandated by the 2014 Farm Bill, requires most Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) retailers to lease or purchase EBT equipment and services through their chosen service provider as soon as possible. This replaces the free services they ...

Inglewood future developments, public safety to be discussed

Inglewood Mayor James Butts will hold a town hall meeting on Saturday, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Living Room, 400 W. Inglewood Blvd.

Second BlakTina Festival explores more artists

BlakTina 2 Festival, a three-day event that included nine dance performances from 10 choreographers utilizing 37 dancers, featured a diverse palette of dance that ranged from ballet to Hip Hop.

Home for Good announces $213 million in grants to fight homelessness

A coalition of businesses and foundations announced Wednesday the awarding of nearly $213 million in grants to two dozen social service agencies in hopes of providing housing for at least 1,400 homeless people in the region for as long as ...

Going ‘green’

The Los Angeles City Council signed off this week on a plan to redefine two alleys in South Los Angeles as pedestrian areas.

Beyond the Bell helps prevent summer learning loss

The Los Angeles Unified School District’s Beyond the Bell Branch expanded its programs to serve more than 88,000 students in grades K-12 during the summer semester. These included: Extended Learning Opportunity Summer Program, District Base and CORE Waiver High School ...

Black unemployment remains unchanged

For the second month in a row, the unemployment rate of Blacks has remained steady at 11.4 percent, which is just a little less than double the national rate of 6.1 percent for August.

NFL looking into report that league exec saw Ray Rice video in April

The NFL on Wednesday said it is looking into an Associated Press report that a league executive received in April a copy of the video in which Ray Rice punched his now-wife in the face.

UCLA and USC remain undefeated as they search for identities

After only two games, it is tough to gauge either of these teams because there have not been very many consistencies in their play. USC’s offense looked great during their victory 52-13 victory over Fresno State, but they won a ...

High school football: LB Poly is the measuring stick

In the quest for the Los Angeles City Section championship, Narbonne and Crenshaw are the front-runners, as usual. The season is only two weeks old, so it would normally be pure speculation over which team is better. But some questions ...

Ray Rice video prompts stories of #WhyIStayed, #WhyILeft

As media outlets Monday circulated security-camera video of Ray Rice punching his then-fiancee in a hotel elevator, many wondered why the woman -- now his wife -- would remain with the fallen NFL star.

An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure

One of the reasons why the crime rate in Palmdale has dropped more than 32 percent since 2008 is a continued commitment to community crime prevention reflected in a solid partnership between local law enforcement, Palmdale City staff, and local ...

At least four killed in Labor Day shootings

At least four people were killed in South Los Angeles in a series of Labor Day shootings that also left several victims wounded, police said Tuesday.

LAPD inspector general seeks witnesses in Ezell Ford shooting

The Los Angeles Police Department’s inspector general issued a call Tuesday for witnesses of the fatal police shooting of Ezell Ford in South Los Angeles to come forward.