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Proposed bond measure considered for homeless

The Los Angeles City Council this week began debate of a bond measure and a parcel tax initiative that are both being proposed for the November ballot and are aimed at raising money to address the city’s homelessness problem.

Caesar gets Hollywood star

Eleven-time Grammy-winning gospel singer Shirley Caesar this week received the 2,583rd star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in connection with her 50th anniversary as a solo artist.

Blackonomics

The more I see the statistics relating to the so-called “Black Economy” and “Black Buying Power,” the more desperate my message becomes and the more insulted I feel.

Sparks honor Pat Summitt

The Los Angeles Sparks held a sneaker night in honor of legendary basketball coach Pat Summitt.

Saving Community Newspapers in the Age of Facebook

Hundreds of newspapers have disappeared in the last 15 years and readership is on the decline. No newspaper is immune from the migration of readership to online platforms, dwindling ad revenues, fragmented audiences and even reduced attention spans.

Human Rights Campaign Shows Support for “Common Sense” Gun Control

The Human Rights Campaign (HRC), a civil rights advocacy group and political lobbying organization for the LGBTQ community, showed support for the victims of the Orlando massacre by posting photos of the victims with their names and ages in each ...

Botswanan Officials Tout Economic Success During The Country’s 50th Anniversary

When the southern African nation of the Republic of Botswana gained independence from Britain in 1966, it was ranked as the third poorest country in the world.

Timely tips to keep cool

While triple-digit temperatures are normal for the summer in the Antelope Valley, Lancaster city officials want residents to stay cool and safe and offer timely tips for the hot weather.

Fake gun leads to arrest

A man walked into a Marine recruitment center on Tuesday and brandished what authorities believe was a fake gun.

Man dies in Agua Dulce accident

The coroner's office this week released the name of a 22-year-old motorist killed in a two-vehicle crash in Agua Dulce.

Park, Huff compete for runoff

A businessman hoping to reach the November runoff election in the race for a Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors seat expanded his lead over a state senator this week.

Search for ‘bikini thief’

Authorities launched a search this week for a bikini-clad woman apparently caught stealing on surveillance video.

Baca diagnosed with Alzheimer’s

Former Los Angeles County Sheriff Lee Baca has been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease. Baca, who admitted lying to federal investigators during an FBI probe of corruption in the jail system, is facing a six-month jail term when he will be ...

BET Experience kicks off week at Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Plaza

The BET Experience began its week-long activities with a kick-off concert at the Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Plaza on June 18. The show, which was hosted by KJLH’s DJ Malski, featured vocal artist Monica, V. Bozeman, Bilal, Luke Jakes, and Tish ...

California insurance commissioner urges halt to Anthem-Cigna deal

California Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones is urging federal officials to block the merger of health insurance giants Anthem Inc. and Cigna Corp., declaring the $54-billion deal anti-competitive and harmful to consumers.