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Mars One announces 100 candidates for Mars colony

There are doubts over the feasibility of the project, but "pioneers are always ridiculed," says Mars hopeful Alison Rigby Mars One: 'We're all going to die, but it's important what you do before you die' By Sarah Cruddas Mars One, ...

Palmdale man pleads guilty

A Palmdale man pleaded guilty this week to killing his ex-wife and four others and then setting a Quartz Hill home on fire during a 2008 rampage.

Lots of rain in the north, more pain in south

The great state divide continues. If it is not the Dodgers vs. the Giants—or apples vs. oranges—it’s something else like the weather threatening to further split the quality of life in the Golden State. Rainfall averages in practically every community ...

Leaf collection in Lancaster

The high winds that blew through the southland this week have resulted in Lancaster officials requesting that residents try to rake and trash as many fallen leaves as possible. Street sweepers, apparently, are often unable to complete their rounds because ...

Price coach Michael Lynch reaches 500 wins

Price High School boy’s basketball coach Michael Lynch continues to add to a historic resume, as he recently led his team to the 500th win during his tenure. Over the course of 19 years that he has served as the ...

NFL stadium project in Inglewood moving quickly

For professional football fans in the greater Los Angeles area, dreams of an NFL team returning could be on the verge of becoming a reality. Plans to build a stadium in Inglewood are moving very fast. Faster than a project ...

Tesoro workers on strike

The United Steelworkers (USW) union this week began picketing Tesoro’s Carson oil refinery and eight other such production facilities after contract negotiations broke down. It is the nation’s first strike of steelworkers in 35 years.

Local group marches in Oakland

In an effort to educate the community about how oil drilling practices, particularly fracking, impact climate and the local environment, a number of organizations have been holding a series of events including a March for Real Climate Leadership, Saturday in ...

Youth empowerment workshop set

The 25 Dream Campaign will host its first Empower U Dream Workshop for teenagers and young adults on Saturday, March 28 at the El Segundo Library, 111 W. Mariposa Ave., El Segundo.

Free help with taxes

Individuals and families who need help with income tax return preparation are invited to attend a free income tax preparation and family resource fair. It will be hosted by Board of Equalization Chairman Jerome E. Horton and local officials at ...

L.A. artist appointed

Los Angeles collage artist Phoebe Beasley, 71, has been appointed to the California Arts Council by Gov. Jerry Brown and was confirmed by the State Senate to a four-year term. Beasley has been an artist and the owner of Phoebe ...

Demanding excellence

Los Angeles collage artist Phoebe Beasley, 71, has been appointed to the California Arts Council by Gov. Jerry Brown and was confirmed by the State Senate to a four-year term. Beasley has been an artist and the owner of Phoebe ...

Finalists aim for spot on Broadway

Six African American students, including five from the Ramon C. Cortines School of Visual and Performing Arts, are among the 12 finalists taking part in the August Wilson Monologue Competition Regional Finals March 2 at the Ahmanson Forum in downtown ...

Pan African Film Festival promotes diversity in a year of industry conflict

Already underway, this year’s Pan African Film Festival (PAFF) which ends on Feb. 16, is all the more interesting in light of the barrage of criticism due to the scarcity of nominations for people of color at the Academy Awards.

College district hosts biz boot camp

The Los Angeles Community College District (LACCD) Building Program will host a free six-week training program to encourage smaller-sized contractors to participate in the district’s $6 billion program to modernize the nine LACCD colleges and other facilities. Today is the ...