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L.A. Writers Conference at Mount Saint Mary’s

Largely overshadowed by the presence of UCLA and USC, two pre-eminent institutions of higher learning in Los Angeles County, Mount Saint Mary’s University remains a unique presence as the only independent college for women locally. With dual campuses nestled near ...

Nine things to know about chemical weapons

The Pueblo Chemical Depot is set to begin destroying the United States' largest remaining stockpile of chemical weapons this week in southern Colorado. Here are nine things to know about these chemical weapons and how we got here:

El Nino has arrived but is much weaker

El Nino is here. Rather, “poquito” El Nino is here. It seems the vaunted weather pattern that brings with it coastal showers will be much weaker this year. Climatologists at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) suggest its influence ...

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar promotes the importance of reading to young children

Laker great Kareem Abdul-Jabbar stopped by Kingsley Elementary School recently to kick start the “Read Across America” program. He spoke to the children about the importance of education, and reading at an early age.

Angels great Alex Johnson dies

Alex Johnson, who in 1970 became the first player with the then California Angels to win the American League batting title, died early this month in Southfield, Mich., following a lengthy battle with prostate cancer. He was 72.

Loyola Marymount hosts look at Afrofuturism

Novelist Ishmael Reed once described his writing technique as “making something whole from scraps,” or more to the point, “the gumbo style,” meaning that his work was steeped in the European literary tradition, and also shaped by popular culture as ...

Sorority hosts youth symposium

Young people ages 13-17 can attend a free symposium March 14 at Rialto Middle School. The event is the 18th annual youth symposium - “Building Partnerships to Support Our Youth,” hosted by the Theta Pi Sigma Inland Empire chapter of ...

Honor set for veteran pastor

Pastor David Buggs of Central Baptist Church in Carson this month will turn 90 and the congregation will fete the veteran minister on March 29 at 10 a.m. with a morning of song and tribute.

Women entrepreneurs wanted at seminar

Young African American women are invited to attend a free seminar targeting the next generation of prospective entrepreneurs March 13 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at the Kingdom Community and Youth Center in Inglewood.

Los Angeles awarded another 490 vouchers to house homeless veterans

Mayor Eric Garcetti this week announced that the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and Department of Veteran’s Affairs (VA) awarded to the Housing Authority of the city of Los Angeles (HACLA) 490 new HUD-Veterans Affairs Supportive Housing ...

Healthy Compton initiative, hosts ‘Crop Circles’

As a part of Mayor Aja Brown’s initiative to improve the quality of life of residents and promote healthy living in the city of Compton, she announced Wednesday that the city will host a pop up Farmers’ Market entitled “Crop ...

Trio heads to Big Apple

Shaila Essley, a student at the Los Angeles High School for the Arts on the campus of Cal State Los Angeles, will lead a group of three local students to perform in the finals of the August Wilson Monologue Competition ...

Four hearings set to discuss raising the minimum wage

The Los Angeles City Council Economic Development Committee will hold a series of four hearings to discuss the current proposals to raise wages across the city. The hearings will review an economic impact study conducted by the University of California ...

ACA, Covered California note increased enrollment

The United States Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced on Tuesday that nearly 11.7 million consumers have either selected or were automatically re-enrolled in Affordable Care Act insurance coverage as of Feb. 22. Of those, 8.84 million persons ...

Live satellite tracking of all commercial aircraft

Live satellite tracking of all commercial aircraft could be a reality within three years, says the head of the International Air Transport Association (IATA).