Going ‘green’

The Los Angeles City Council signed off this week on a plan to redefine two alleys in South Los Angeles as pedestrian areas.

Beyond the Bell helps prevent summer learning loss

The Los Angeles Unified School District’s Beyond the Bell Branch expanded its programs to serve more than 88,000 students in grades K-12 during the summer semester. These included: Extended Learning Opportunity Summer Program, District Base and CORE Waiver High School ...

Black unemployment remains unchanged

For the second month in a row, the unemployment rate of Blacks has remained steady at 11.4 percent, which is just a little less than double the national rate of 6.1 percent for August.

NFL looking into report that league exec saw Ray Rice video in April

The NFL on Wednesday said it is looking into an Associated Press report that a league executive received in April a copy of the video in which Ray Rice punched his now-wife in the face.

UCLA and USC remain undefeated as they search for identities

After only two games, it is tough to gauge either of these teams because there have not been very many consistencies in their play. USC’s offense looked great during their victory 52-13 victory over Fresno State, but they won a ...

High school football: LB Poly is the measuring stick

In the quest for the Los Angeles City Section championship, Narbonne and Crenshaw are the front-runners, as usual. The season is only two weeks old, so it would normally be pure speculation over which team is better. But some questions ...

Ray Rice video prompts stories of #WhyIStayed, #WhyILeft

As media outlets Monday circulated security-camera video of Ray Rice punching his then-fiancee in a hotel elevator, many wondered why the woman -- now his wife -- would remain with the fallen NFL star.

An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure

One of the reasons why the crime rate in Palmdale has dropped more than 32 percent since 2008 is a continued commitment to community crime prevention reflected in a solid partnership between local law enforcement, Palmdale City staff, and local ...

At least four killed in Labor Day shootings

At least four people were killed in South Los Angeles in a series of Labor Day shootings that also left several victims wounded, police said Tuesday.

LAPD inspector general seeks witnesses in Ezell Ford shooting

The Los Angeles Police Department’s inspector general issued a call Tuesday for witnesses of the fatal police shooting of Ezell Ford in South Los Angeles to come forward.

Water bill passage unlikely

Negotiations on Capitol Hill regarding much-needed legislation on a water bill for California finds the state’s two Democratic senators—as well as House and Senate Republicans—struggling to find a balance between sympathy for Central Valley farmers and concern for environmental protection.

Elderly couple demands LAPD pay for damage to their home

After detectives at LAPD’s West LA Division traced blood left at a March burglary as belonging to 18-year-old Deshawn Johnson, they raided his grandparents home.

High School Football: A few local teams struggle

The lights came on for high school football last week, and not all teams looked like they were ready for gametime.

Sports/entertainment photographer Eric Wade dies

He dedicated his work to showcasing the best of the African American community

Little convicted of three murders

A 74-year-old man was convicted Tuesday of three counts of first-degree murder for killing three women in the Los Angeles area in the 1980s.