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Man guilty in local murder

A 26-year-old Lancaster resident, who used a hunting bow and arrow to kill a man who tried to break up an argument between the killer and his girlfriend, was convicted this week of first-degree murder.

Cultural Broker program plans to empower families in the community

The Community Action League (TCAL) and The Los Angeles County Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) will hold a press conference today to announce the Antelope Valley’s Cultural Broker program. This is an effort launched by DCFS and the ...

DryTown Water Park opens tomorrow

Palmdale’s DryTown Water Park will celebrate its 13th year of operations, when it opens for the 2017 season tomorrow at 11 a.m. “The temperature may be rising, but never fear—DryTown is here to keep you cool all summer long,” said ...

Memorial Day celebration set for Monday

The Antelope Valley Service Organization Association (AVSOA) will conduct its annual Memorial Day Ceremony at 11 a.m. Monday at Desert Lawn Memorial Park, 2200 E. Avenue S, in Palmdale. The event is free.

Search for attempted kidnappers

Authorities this week sought public help to find two men who tried to kidnap a 14-year-old girl in the east Lancaster area on May 8. The crime occurred about 5:30 p.m. that day at the corner of 27th Street East ...

County home prices edge up

The median price of a home in Los Angeles County rose by 5.8 percent in April, compared with the same month a year earlier, while the number of homes sold tumbled by 9.8 percent, a real estate information service announced ...

New support for CalFresh program being offered

The Board of Supervisors signaled its support this week for increasing county enrollment in the state’s CalFresh food benefits program by 20 percent over the coming two years, noting that Los Angeles County’s participation ranks in the bottom third statewide ...

L.A’s park ranking continues to drop

Irvine ranked among the top 10 big cities in the country when it comes to availability and access to parks, while Los Angeles tumbled to 74th in the nation, according to a study released this week by The Trust for ...

South LA Wetlands receives grant

The South Los Angeles Wetlands Park at Avalon Boulevard and 54th Street emerged as the winner of a national park-improvement campaign and will receive a $20,000 grant for a native plant restoration project, city officials announced recently.

New name for Coliseum?

Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, home of the USC Trojans football team and temporary home of the Los Angeles Rams, could be getting a new name. According to a report by Sports Business Daily, United Airlines has tentatively reached a 15-year, ...

Charter school founder under fire; accused of embezzling $200,000

The founder and director of a now-defunct South Los Angeles charter campus and her son pleaded not guilty this week to funneling $200,000 from the school to a shell company she controlled. Kendra Uzoma Okonkwo, 51, and Jason Chiazom Okonkwo, ...

Carmichael, Lear attempt to free the n-word

According to the African American Registry, a non-profit educational organization, the n-word endures because it is used over and over again, even by the people it insults. The question is how do we go about eradicating, deflating, or taking power ...

Acquitted deputies file civil rights suit against former Undersheriff Tanaka

Attorneys for two sheriff’s deputies acquitted of perjury and conspiracy charges filed a civil rights lawsuit today against the department’s now-jailed former undersheriff, among others, alleging they were the victims of a politically motivated prosecution.

‘Can we all get along?’ examines the legacy of 1992 at CAAM

As part of the California African American Museum’s (CAAM) commitment to the welfare of the community, it has expanded its programming to include events outside its primary focus on “art, history, and culture.” So it was that program manager Tyree ...

Black Aids Institute launches "30 Days of HIV" Campaign

The Black AIDS Institute, the nation’s only think tank focused on the impact of HIV upon Black communities, has announced a national, digital-community campaign, “30 Days of HIV.” Launching on May 27, 2017, and ending on National HIV Testing Day ...

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