‘Pillowcase Rapist’ hearing set

A judge will consider in January whether to revoke the conditional release of a serial rapist who had been living in a home near Palmdale for about two years before being taken into custody for allegedly violating the terms of ...

Ballplayer learns tweet lesson

A local Major League Baseball prospect this week learned the hard lesson regarding “delete before you tweet.”

NASA needs budget boost; 70 years at Armstrong center

Rep. Steve Knight (CA-25) urges that NASA’s budget be fully funded and made stronger, when the House and Senate meet to work out differences between their respective agency authorization bills.

Search for missing woman

Sheriff’s detectives asked for the public’s help this week to find a 61-year-old woman suffering from dementia and bipolar disorder who went missing in Palmdale.

The Congressional Black Caucus Mourns the Loss of CBC Foundation Fellow, Jonathan E. Riley, Esq.

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, CBC Chairman G. K. Butterfield issued the following statement on the passing of Congressional Black Caucus Foundation, Incorporated (CBCF) Fellow, Jonathan E. Riley, Esq.:

Investing in bioscience

Acting on a motion by Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas, Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors unanimously approved investing $3 million to help build a bioscience incubator on the Harbor-UCLA Medical Center campus.

Assemblymember Ridley-Thomas provides Zika town hall follow-up

Assemblymember Sebastian-Ridley Thomas recently conducted a telephonic town hall to engage members of the community in a discussion on the Zika virus and how to prevent the spread of Zika within the Los Angeles community. Below is an overview of ...

‘Red shoes’ murder trial points to ‘gang pride’ motive

A 19-year-old mentally disabled man wearing a red T- shirt and red shoes was gunned down near a South Los Angeles car wash over nothing more than “gang pride,” a prosecutor told jurors this week. “Tavin Price was no

Gloria Naylor, prolific author, dies from heart attack at 66

Gloria Naylor, the award-winning novelist whose debut work “The Women of Brewster Place” would be adapted into a 1989 TV miniseries starring Cicely Tyson and Oprah Winfrey, has died. She was 66.

Black ‘Future Achievers’ part of scholarship program

Ronald McDonald House Charities of Southern California (RMHC) announced this week that applications are being accepted for its scholarship program, with $233,000 to be doled out to deserving high school seniors in the region.

Synthia Saint James creates Kwanzaa Forever stamp

The U.S. Postal Service continued its tradition of celebrating Kwanzaa by dedicating a new Kwanzaa Forever stamp. The First-Day-of-Issue dedication ceremony took place in Marion Square in Charleston, N.C. at the MOJA Art Festival celebrating African-American and Caribbean arts.

Voter drive is underway

Los Angeles County election officials have joined with their counterparts across the state to encourage people to register to vote and take part in the upcoming presidential election. As presidential hopefuls Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton will square off Oct. ...

Governor signs bill that identifies ‘baby gangsters’

Gov. Jerry Brown Sept. 28 signed legislation that requires law enforcement officials to notify adults if they have been placed on a gang database and gives them an opportunity to challenge their inclusion and request removal.

Two dead in weekend of local police shootings

Two South Los Angeles men, one African American and the other Hispanic, were involved in officer-involed shootings last weekend that left both dead. Los Angeles police chief Charlie Beck on Tuesday released a security video of the chase leading up ...

ACLU, EFF Fight Proposed Expansion of Communications Disruption Law

A nationwide civil-rights organization is up in arms about a proposal that would give law enforcement agencies the power to disrupt electronic communication services during an emergency—without prior notice.