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Former child actress sues parents; appeared in Tina Turner biopic

The parents of a child actress who portrayed a young Tina Turner in a biopic about the singer wrongfully took money from their daughter for their own personal benefit, a Los Angeles Superior Court judge ruled this week.

Seeking witnesses to Compton killing

Detectives and family members of a 61-year-old woman fatally injured during a fight in a Compton park last month appealed again this week to anyone who witnessed the killing to come forward.

New water treatment plant will replace aged facility

Construction work has begun on a new water treatment plant in South Los Angeles that will use chloramine, instead of chlorine, to disinfect drinking water.

Black Caucus Foundation set to hold 46th annual Legislative Conference

About 10,000 policy makers, activists, business executives, and others are expected to gather through Sept. 18 at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C., for the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation’s (CBCF) 46th Annual Legislative Conference. The yearly conclave ...

Obama defends Kaepernick protest as ‘constitutional’

President Barack Obama has now weighed in on the Colin Kaepernick National Anthem protest; defending the football player’s right to do so under the First Amendment and crediting Kaepernick for raising issues that “need to be talked about.”

Tragniew Park killing

Detectives and family members of a 61-year-old woman fatally injured during a fight in a Compton park last month are appealing today to anyone who witnessed the killing to come forward.

What You Need to Know about Voting on Tuesday, November 8

Are you ready to vote? Are you registered? These may seem like simplistic questions, especially for those who are aware, but every year some folks are denied access to the polls, because they didn't register on time, or they moved ...

Moral Origins of Donald Trump’s Improbable Rise to Power

As if to compound the insult to American power represented by the world's vociferous rejection of the Bush doctrine, the U.S. found itself in 2008 facing the biggest economic disaster since the great recession. The collapse was so stark, so ...

This Is Why We Have to Invest in Effective Teachers

While millions of children (and teachers) welcome the call to go back to school in August and early September, all is not well in classrooms and school districts around the country.

Santa Monica Pier stabbing

A homeless man suspected of stabbing an employee of a restaurant on the Santa Monica Pier after unsuccessfully demanding free food is scheduled to be arraigned today on charges including attempted murder.

Man arrested for 'revenge porn'

Police today sought other possible victims of a Reseda man arrested on suspicion of “revenge porn.”

Widow sues hit-and-run killer of her husband

The widow of a late math and music teacher from Valencia is suing the man accused of her husband’s May hit-run death as well as the man’s employer. Valerie Pryor’s Los Angeles Superior Court lawsuit, filed Thursday, alleges a supervisor ...

Tech school ordered closed

ITT Technical Institutes announced this week that it is ceasing operations following a ruling by the U.S. Department barring it from accepting new students who receive federal financial aid.

Stiff sentence given to 'third striker'

A Palmdale shoplifter—on his third “strike”—has been sentenced to 47 years to life imprisonment.

Gov. Brown signs climate legislation; new goals for GHG emissions

Gov. Jerry Brown this week signed into law new legislation designed to dramatically extend the state’s goals for reducing greenhouse gas emissions.