Solar plane faces most dangerous part of around-the-world flight

This is pretty much it: the most dangerous part of a historic solar-powered adventure playing out thousands of feet above the Earth. For folks who haven't been following the around-the-world flight of the experimental Solar Impulse 2 since it began ...

Olympic torch coming to Palmdale

With the 2015 Special Olympic World Games set to begin in Los Angeles on July 25, the famous Olympic torch—called the Flame of Hope—will make a special appearance in Palmdale on July 17. Palmdale is a host city for the ...

Supreme Court saves Obamacare

In a 6-3 decision, the U.S. Supreme Court saved the controversial healthcare law that will define President Barack Obama’s administration for generations to come.

South L.A. to get Numero Uno market

The City Council signed off this week on a deal to giveaway a two-acre plot of city-owned land in South Los Angeles to a developer that will build a Numero Uno supermarket in the area designated by the federal government ...

Arrests made in ‘red shoes’ murder

Four persons were arrested this week in connection with the May 29 fatal shooting in Hyde Park of 19-year-old Tavin Terrell Price who was allegedly killed for wearing red shoes.

Cemetery sued

A woman is suing Inglewood Park Cemetery, alleging that her mother's remains were removed and relocated without her permission to create more space for additional burials.

Officials ponder yet another name for South Los Angeles

Juliet from Shakespeare’s “Romeo and Juliet” made this argument to imply that the names of things don’t necessarily affect what they really are. But “SOLA” standing in as a hip moniker for South Los Angeles may not go over as ...

NNPA celebrates 75th Annual Convention in Detroit

This past week, the National Newspaper Publishers Association (NNPA) celebrated its 75th Anniversary in Detroit, Mich. Recognized as one of the much-anticipated traditions at the NNPA Annual Convention is the Merit Awards ceremony – an evening awards event which honors ...

African American activists hold Confederate flag-burning ceremony

Najee Ali, executive director of Project Islamic Hope, and a coalition of African American activists held a Confederate flag-burning ceremony on June 23 to rally in support of South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley, who called for the removal of the ...

Decapitated man found in Inglewood

The family of a 75-year-old man whose decapitated body was found in an Inglewood apartment last week described him as a “kind and generous spirit.”

LAUSD cuts adult ed in new budget

The Los Angeles Board of Education has approved a $7.8 billion budget that envisions the layoffs of hundreds of staff members but also provides the first salary hikes in nearly a decade, including 10 percent for teachers and administrators over ...

Compton offers summer music program; targets grades 7 to 12

Music is in the air at Compton High School and all Compton students, grades 7 to 12, are encouraged to sign up for this free program at Compton High School, 601 Acacia St.

Keep Your Home California helps homeowners with mortgage payments

Cash-strapped homeowner Carrie and her husband got behind on their mortgage payments when he lost his construction job. Frank battled health issues and hefty medical expenses, and, to make matters worse, his longtime employer closed the plant where he worked. ...

Optometrists providing solutions

African Americans are the most medically underserved population at high risk for serious eye diseases such as glaucoma. African American adults are also twice as likely to have diabetes as White adults. If we don’t subscribe to new ideas, these ...

'Emotional' robot sells out in a minute

Pepper the humanoid robot is so hot that he sold out within a minute, according to his Japanese creator, SoftBank Robotics Corp. Only 1,000 models were available for the consumer launch on Saturday in Japan. The base price was set ...