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Black family conference focuses on finance

The Awaken the Greatness Foundation (ATG) will host its second annual Black Family Conference on Nov. 22 from 9 a.m.- 2 p.m. at the Los Angeles Third Church for Spiritual Living in Leimert Park, 4323 S. Leimert Blvd.

Catch the rain water

Mayor Eric Garcetti announced that Keep Los Angeles Beautiful (an affiliate of Keep America Beautiful) and the city of Los Angeles have partnered with Coca-Cola on a Rain Barrel Pilot Program in which 1,000 45- and 55-gallon syrup barrels will ...

Supervisor Ridley-Thomas celebrates 60th birthday

More than 300 people gathered last Thursday at the City Club in downtown Los Angeles to wish Los Angeles County Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas a happy 60th birthday. Joining the party were Los Angeles City Council President Herb Wesson, Councilmember Curren ...

DWP to open on a Saturday

The Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP) will hold “Customer Service Saturday” at four of its customer service centers on Dec. 13, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

The men behind the camera lenses

Sports is ingrained into the American culture. Millions of people across the nation are captivated by what they see in stadiums, arenas, and on television. Live action and video allows the viewer to watch athletics at its highest level, and ...

High school football:

After 10 weeks of play, the unthinkable happened: Hamilton dethroned Venice as Western League champions. Entering this season, Venice had not lost a league game since 2004, and won every league title since 2005. But they were knocked off by ...

Civil rights lawyer dies

John Doar, who handled critical civil rights cases in the 1960s and was awarded the Medal of Freedom by President Barack Obama in 2012, has died in New York City, from congestive heart failure. He was 92.

"Sesame Street" turns 45 on November 10

It's 45 years later but it's still a sunny day, sweeping the clouds away.

Laundry detergent pods are 'real risk' to children

Last year a Florida mother of a 7-month old came back to her room to find that her baby had accidentally eaten one of those bright colored laundry detergent pods.

Proposition 1 passes overwhelmingly; NASA says food supply threatened

While waiting for Mother Nature to provide drought relief, California voters this week decided to pay for it. Proposition 1 passed overwhelmingly, 67 to 33 percent, to approve $7.5 billion to fund measures related to water conservation, recycling, ecosystem and ...

Gavin Smith remains found

The skeletal remains of 20th Century Fox executive Gavin Smith were found this week in the desert just outside of Palmdale. The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department announced on Wednesday that coroner’s officials had determined that the remains were those ...

Veterans Memorial Wall on display today

An opening ceremony to commemorate the fifth anniversary display of the Mobile Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall for the Antelope Valley (AV Wall) will be held on today at 6 p.m. at the Palmdale Amphitheater, 2723 Rancho Vista Boulevard in Palmdale.

Wings for Life World Run returns to Santa Clarita

In a remarkable global race with 35 locations across six continents, the world will run simultaneously on May 3, 2015. As the only race with no set finish line, runners will attempt to stay ahead of pursuing ‘catcher cars’ driven ...

Experience the mystery and myth of Mummenschanz at the LPAC

Celebrating 40 years of dazzling audiences worldwide, the internationally acclaimed masked theatre troupe Mummenschanz will bring its newest show featuring highlights of four decades of groundbreaking performances, to the stage of the Lancaster Performing Arts Center, Sunday Nov. 16 at ...

Arnett Hartsfield succumbs at 96

Arnett Hartsfield, deemed the “eternal rookie” of the Los Angeles Fire Department because he never got a promotion, died Oct. 31 in Los Angeles of natural causes. He was 96.