Poor water policy decisions put ‘green’ community on hot seat

Outside of Mother Nature, who among us is responsible for the drought? A growing body of criticism is spreading up and down the state attesting that the drought is a man-made disaster brought on by misguided environmental policies.

Childs announces retirement

Palmdale City Manager Dave Childs announced this week his retirement from public service, effective June 18.

Knight speaks at veterans fundraiser

Rep. Steve Knight will speak tomorrow at a fundraiser presented by both the Job’s Daughters International, Bethel 209, and the Lancaster Masonic Lodge No. 347. The event, held to unveil the second phase of the F-100 Commemorative Sidewalk, will take ...

Parris announces council nominee

Lancaster Mayor R. Rex Parris has nominated Angela Underwood-Jacobs to the recently vacated city council seat, previously held by Sandra Johnson. Underwood-Jacobs will hold the council seat until municipal elections take place in April 2016.

Actvists push for vote on Loretta Lynch

Supporters of New York’s Loretta Lynch, who was nominated November 8, 2014, by President Barack Obama to replace Eric Holder as Attorney General are trying to pressure Congressional Republicans to hold confirmation hearings in the full Senate.

Local teen named state finalist in National American Miss Pageant

Local resident Simone Lauryn Norwood, 13, has been selected as state finalist in the National American Miss California Pageant which will be held July 17-19 at the Hilton Orange County. The pageant is held for girls ages 13-15.

Youth football camp promotes safety first

Young boys recently converged at the Soboroff Sports Field at the Expo Center, with the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum as the backdrop. While most youth football players lace up their cleats and practice in shirts and shorts during this time ...

Boko Haram kidnapping of 200 Nigerian schoolgirls, a year later

One year after it was perpetrated, the kidnapping of nearly 300 schoolgirls by a jihadist group in Nigeria remains a crime almost too horrifying to comprehend: Hundreds of teenaged girls, just finishing school, destined perhaps for significant achievement—kidnapped, never to ...

Know your legal rights

Los Angeles Police Department members and Los Angeles County Probation officers spoke to a group of 50 middle and high school boys at the Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Inc., Western Region convention in Long Beach. All of the officers are ...

Local city buses to test digital signs

For the first time in California history, digital advertising will be allowed on the side of public transit buses as part of a pilot program to determine if such advertising methods will be a distraction to motorists.

Earl Watson Elite recognizes academic excellence

Travel basketball programs typically focus on the fundamentals of the sport, but at Earl Watson Elite, they see the bigger picture. Colleges factor in a student’s grade point average as much as they do their athletic abilities, because student athletes ...

Golden Boy Promotions brings boxing back to Downtown L.A.

Walk into the Belasco Theater in downtown Los Angeles on a night when Golden Boy Promotions is hosting LA Fight Club, and you’ll see a jammed- packed venue with some sections having standing room only.

Study shows that NFL stadium in Carson would create an economic boom

The NFL seems to be getting closer to moving back to Los Angeles. The nation’s second largest market has been without a team for more than 20 years, and there has been a number of stadium projects that have been ...

Metro’s Business Interruption Fund awards four Crenshaw businesses

The owners of four Crenshaw-area businesses being impacted by construction of a rail line were given reimbursement checks Monday by Metro.

One Inglewood school board race could be headed for run-off

With an unofficial estimated 5,000 of the more than 65,000 registered voters in Inglewood going to the polls, the city clerk has released the unofficial results, and at this point only one race remains up in the air.