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Vision rehabilitation maximizes hope and independence

As the last of the Baby Boom generation approaches the age of 65, the number of cases of visual impairment and blindness is projected to experience a boom of its own in the coming years. According to recent studies funded ...

Leaked memos draw protests about immigration crackdown

Local activists and elected officials this week lashed out at newly released memos outlining planned federal efforts to crack down on people living in the country illegally, saying the directives set the stage for mass deportations. “The administration’s immigration executive ...

‘Perfect Piccolo’ class comes to Playhouse

Ever think that the piccolo doesn’t get enough respect? It’s the little woodwind caught somewhere between the ocarina and the flute that’s not terribly difficult to learn yet sounds great. Now youth 9 to 15 years can learn how to ...

Prospective jurors await Baca trial

Jury selection began this week for the second trial of former Los Angeles County Sheriff Lee Baca on federal corruption charges for allegedly conspiring to obstruct an FBI probe into possible abuse of inmates in the county jail system. Two ...

New guidelines in place for Lancaster home builders

Lancaster has established a notable footprint in the alternative energy arena. In frequent reference as being a “city of firsts,” the City Council recently introduced its Zero Net Energy (ZNE) Home Ordinance which mandates all builders install a solar system ...

Another cold snap tonight

Anticipating cold weather overnight and through Sunday in the mountains, in Santa Clarita and in the Antelope valleys, health officials warn residents to take extra precautions. The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health issued a cold weather alert for ...

Stern notice issued to motel

The city of Palmdale has filed a complaint for nuisance abatement and receivership in Los Angeles Superior Court against the Palmdale Inn, 217 E. Palmdale Blvd., for a long list of health, safety and criminal violations. The city issued a ...

LA, Paris final Olympic bidders

Los Angeles’ effort to host the 2024 Olympic Games gained momentum this week with news that Budapest will be withdrawing from thecompetition, making Paris the only other bidder for the event.

County Board of Supervisors eyes new homeless shelter

The Board of Supervisors voted this week to explore converting the National Guard armory in Sylmar to a homeless shelter. County Supervisors Sheila Kuehl and Kathryn Barger recommended leasing the facility to provide year-round, 24-hour crisis housing in the area.

Women, minorities make only modest gaines in Hollywood

Women and minorities have made modest gains in front of and behind the camera but remain significantly underrepresented as leading actors in films, as TV show creators, and as writers, according to a report released this week by UCLA. The ...

JPL discovers ‘Earth-like’ planets

The search for extra-terrestrial life may have taken a leap forward this week, with news that a Jet Propulsion Laboratory-managed space telescope has confirmed the discovery of seven Earth-like planets, three of which are considered to be in the “habitable ...

Trump and the Black Caucus plan to meet for the first time

Following a bizarre exchange with American Urban Radio Networks White House correspondent April Ryan, the Congressional Black Caucus is in talks with President Donald Trump to set up a meeting.

Supervisors blast Obamacare repeal

The Board of Supervisors voted unanimously this week to push back against the threatened repeal of the Affordable Care Act, widely known as Obamacare. Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas recommended strong opposition, telling his colleagues, “The erosion has already begun ... it’s ...

Bogus smog check bust

Two Los Angeles-area men pleaded guilty this week to violating the Clean Air Act by conducting scores of fraudulent smog check inspections. Jermaine Elroy “Aria” Williams and Darnell Tyrone Usher each entered their pleas to a federal conspiracy count and ...

Conference helps men of color develop strategies

Los Angeles Southwest College hosts the 17th Manchild Conference Saturday, Feb. 25 from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the college, 1600 W. Imperial Highway, Los Angeles. Tyrone C. Howard, founder and executive director of the Black Male Institute at ...

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