Mayor’s new budget proposal emphasizes ‘back-to-basics’ agenda

Mayor Eric Garcetti unveiled an $8.1 billion budget proposal this week that includes money for expanding library hours, hiring more firefighters and code enforcement officers, and fixing deteriorated city streets and sidewalks.

Investigation continues in Humboldt tour bus collision

The probe into last Thursday’s fiery bus-big rig collision on Interstate 5 was focused in Los Angeles this week, where federal investigators planned to interview witnesses and meet with the owners of the bus that carried nine of the 10 ...

South L.A. at-risk students build award-winning websites in 10 hours

After a week of intensive classes in HTML and CSS coding, 20 YouthBuild Charter School of California (YCSC) students spent 10 hours building websites for local businesses. YCSC, in collaboration with URBAN TxT and Factual and sponsored by Colocation America, ...

Athlete’s Corner: Change the pace with parkour

With the evolution of action sports, young athletes are getting off of the football field and basketball court. They are picking up skateboards and rolling around on bikes seeking the next thrill. These kids are adrenaline junkies

Ten killed in bus trip to Humboldt State University

Humboldt State University’s president and the California State University chancellor both offered condolences today to relatives and families of students who were killed or injured in a bus crash in Northern California, but both said they hope to continue the ...

Almost 100 percent of California in ‘extreme’ drought condition

The latest update from the U.S. Drought Monitor revealed that 99.81 percent of the Golden State is in the grip of drought. The snowcap across the entire state is a paltry 35 percent of normal, as water systems and residents ...

City announces construction of solar generation project

The city of Palmdale has announced the construction of a 976-kilowatt DC solar generation project that will help the city meet California mandates for renewable power generation and greenhouse gas reduction. Scheduled for completion this summer, the solar generation project ...

Detectives honored in soccer team molestation case

Two Los Angeles County sheriff’s detectives and a prosecutor were honored Wednesday for their work with victims of a soccer coach convicted of child molestation in a case involving 15 young boys and one girl.

Palmdale celebrates groundbreaking for new shopping center

Palmdale officials, developers and representatives from several retailers gathered recently to celebrate the groundbreaking of the city’s newest shopping center, located on Rancho Vista Blvd. near 10th Street West where Dunn Edwards Paint is currently located.

U.N. chief warns against repeat of Rwanda in Central African Republic

U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Saturday warned officials in the embattled Central African Republic not to repeat the mistakes that led to the Rwanda genocide 20 years ago.

Leon T. Garr celebrates his 100th birthday

Dr. Leon T. Garr recently celebrated his 100th birthday and received an Honorary Doctor of Divinity from Bible Believers Christian College & Seminary for his strong commitment to community, scholarship, and service. Pictured from left are Dr. George Underwood, Dr. ...

Falcons Football and Cheer Program teaches youth valuable life lessons

Youth football and cheer programs have been a staple in Los Angeles’ African American community for decades, as boys learn the fundamentals of football and girls learn the dance movements and acrobatics associated with cheerleading. For the past 10 years ...

Taking the junior college route

Most of the top high school athletes are rewarded with full-ride scholarships at the top universities in the nation, but there are many who have the talent to play college sports, but for one reason or another, don’t receive a ...

Kedren Head Start centers continue to close in low-income areas

The month of June usually signals the end of the academic year for most school children in Los Angeles. But this June could be the end of an era in South L.A., and along with it, a tradition that has ...

LAPD officer’s shooting could have had more victims, reports say

The 29-year-old man who shot a police officer in the lobby of the Los Angeles Police Department’s West Traffic Division and took aim at the officer’s partner intended to shoot other people at the police complex as well, it was ...