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LAUSD changes school start by a week

Classes will begin one week later in the Los Angeles Unified School District next year, then begin another week later the following year under a plan approved Tuesday by the Board of Education.

March and memorial to be held for murder victims

The Los Angeles Police Department Operations-South Bureau, along with numerous homicide victims’ organizations, will come together to hold a 24-hour March and Memorial Ceremony in recognition of the National Day of Remembrance for Murder Victims tomorrow, at 6 p.m. until ...

Letter to the Editor: The growing homeless problem in Leimert Park

As a business owner of Gallery Plus in Leimert Park for the past 26 years, I, along with numerous other merchants in Leimert Park Village, have noticed an unsettling trend. The homeless population, which has swelled to crisis proportions throughout ...

Commission to review racial profiling

The Los Angeles Police Commission this week requested a re-examination of the way the LAPD handles complaints of racial profiling by officers, with one member saying the existing efforts are inadequate.

Lawsuit filed in jail death

The mother of a 36-year-old Black woman who died while in Los Angeles police custody on Easter Sunday announced this week the filing of a $35 million claim against the city.

The RNC is suing me, a Black Republican, but I'll never leave my party

With less than seven weeks to go before one of the most historic elections in our nation’s history, and when the GOP needs all the help it can get reaching Black voters, the Republican National Committee (RNC) is suing me, ...

Fatal hit-and-run in Pomona

Authorities today were trying to track down a hit-and-run driver who was behind the wheel of a older-model Saab that struck and fatally injured a man in a wheelchair in Pomona, police said today.

Weather forecasts threat of wildfire

The threat of wildfire hovered over the Southland today because of gusty winds, low humidity, and the possibility of dry lightning, forecasters said. Additionally, the region today faces a 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, according to the National ...

#SchoolsNotPrisons Tour is Rocking across the State

A free tour that pairs hip-hop and R&B performances with information highlighting education over incarceration and empowering youth in activism and voting is making its way across the Golden State.

Settlement reached for Aliso Canyon

The Los Angeles County District Attorney announced this week that Southern California Gas Co. will pay $4 million as part of a settlement to resolve criminal charges accusing the utility of failing to immediately report the massive gas leak at ...

Jail nurses to receive better training

The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors have approved a plan to train more nurses to work with jail inmates. Supervisor Hilda Solis recommended giving nurses already working with the Sheriff’s Department the advanced training they need to become family ...

Supervisors mull special election to address county homelessness

The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors voted this week to consider holding a special election in March to address homelessness and other issues.

Sentence for jogger attacks

A Palmdale man convicted of attacking two female joggers in the Antelope Valley has been sentenced to 23 years in state prison and ordered to register as a sex offender for the rest of his life.

Board backs new payday loan lending guidelines

The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors has voted unanimously to support federal regulations targeting predatory lending practices by payday, car title and installment lenders.

99 Cents store posts losses, CEO remains upbeat

The 99 Cents Only Stores LLC have announced this week a projected net loss of $35.1 million in the second quarter of fiscal 2017 compared to a net loss of $78.1 million in the second quarter of fiscal 2016.