Panel OKs five major criminal justice reforms for youth and young adults

The Assembly Public Safety Committee this week approved five criminal and juvenile justice reform bills to improve public safety, keep young people out of the juvenile justice system and end longstanding inequities in California’s juvenile and criminal justice systems.

City Council approves Lucas Museum

The City Council this week unanimously approved plans for the Lucas Museum of Narrative Arts in Exposition Park, with “Star Wars” filmmaker George Lucas and wife Mellody Hobson in attendance at City Hall to regale the council with his vision ...

California families help convene gathering for justice

He’s been praying, organizing, protesting, and fighting for justice for almost a decade now; but each time Cephus “Uncle Bobby” X Johnson embraces a new family affected by police violence, he weeps as if his nephew, Oscar Grant III, was ...

‘Obama Boulevard’ is approved

The City Council unanimously voted this week to rename a 3 1/2-mile stretch of Rodeo Road through southwest Los Angeles as Obama Boulevard in honor of the 44th president.

Minimum wage in unincorporated LA County will increase

Beginning Saturday, July 1, the minimum wage for people who perform work in the unincorporated areas of Los Angeles County will increase. Large businesses (with 26 or more employees) must pay workers at least $12 an hour. Small businesses (with ...

Over 40 African American Judges Come To Capitol To Meet With CLBC

45 judges went to the State Capitol for their legislative day June 26. Judge Michael Carter from the Los Angeles region organized the statewide legislative day to bring the third branch of government to the statehouse. Judges came from almost ...

California's Democratic Leaders Rebuke Republican Senate Health Care Plan

Three of the Golden State's top Democrats denounced a Republican Senate-promoted health care bill making the rounds in the nation's capital during a conference call with media members on the morning of June 27. Governor Jerry Brown and U.S. Senators ...

CLBC Helps Black Community Trace Their Family Roots

The California Legislative Black Caucus, Republican members, and Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints hosted a Juneteenth celebration that allowed guests to trace their heritage through the Freedman’s Bureau African American Family History Project at the State Capitol Monday, June 26.

Vandals Destroy 2nd Emmett Till Historical Marker in 9 Months

*A historical marker with information about Emmett Till has been vandalized, the second such occurrence against a memorial for him in less than nine months, EURweb.com reports.

John McEnroe Declines Chance to Apologize to Serena Williams

*John McEnroe was a guest on “CBS This Morning” Tuesday and addressed the controversy surrounding his recent comments about Serena Williams.

White Jacksonville Cop Threatens Black Man With Jail For Jaywalking

*In the latest “walking while Black” encounter captured on video, a Jacksonville, Fla. cop was filmed threatening a Black man with jail time for jaywalking

Top Cannabis Organizations Declare War with Los Angeles City Council

The UCBA, UFCW 770 and LA Cannabis Task Force (and their association leaders in Los Angeles) organized a call to arms Monday June 19. The revolution was destined to start at the Los Angeles Athletic Club because rush hour traffic ...

Junior Theatre show tomorrow

The Palmdale Junior Summer Theatre Camp will present “The Mysterious Case of the Missing Ring” by Janie Downey Maxwell tomorrow at 2 and 6 p.m. at the Palmdale Playhouse, 38334 10th St. East in Palmdale.

Hospital hosts blood drive

Antelope Valley Hospital has begun its summer blood drive to help ensure a sufficient local blood supply. It will be conducted through Sept. 21 and all donors will receive a free novelty item “Lucky Ducky” (yellow rubber duck) and will ...

Lancaster murder-suicide

A Lancaster man fatally shot his wife outside a neighbor's home earlier this week before turning the gun on himself, authorities said. The woman and her husband were both pronounced dead at the scene of the 12:20 a.m. shooting in ...