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Recent thunderstorms bring little relief to parched state

A series of thunderstorms that hit Southern California last weekend delivered torrents of rain and caused flash floods, but did practically nothing to ease the worsening drought. The soil throughout the state is simply too hard and dry to absorb ...

Lancaster deputies honored for heroism

Three Lancaster sheriff’s deputies were among 18 department members honored recently for heroic deeds at the annual Lifesaving Awards ceremony in Monterey Park. Deputies Jared J. Fletcher, Michael A. Gelardo and Estevan Perez were honored with medals for service “above ...

MOAH manager named Art Table executive

The Lancaster Museum of Art & History’s (MOAH’s) manager, Andi Campognone, was recently appointed to the executive committee of Art Table’s Los Angeles chapter. Art Table is the leading non-profit organization dedicated to advancing professional women’s leadership in the visual ...

Palmdale announces plans for Courson Arts Colony

The city of Palmdale has unveiled plans to create new veterans-preferred housing on a six-acre parcel of land on the corner of 10th St. East and Ave. Q-11 and Q-12 as part of what is known as the “Courson Connection.”ow

National Night Out unites communities against crime

The National Association of Town Watch (NATW) celebrated its 31st National Night Out (NNO), which has gained worldwide support since its inception in 1984. In 2013 NNO involved 16,242 communities including over 37.8 million people from all 50 U.S. states, ...

Services planned for Brenda Marsh-Mitchell

A home-going service will be held Friday at First A.M.E. Church-Los Angeles beginning at 11 a.m. for local community activist, Brenda Marsh-Mitchell, who passed away on Aug. 2 from cardiac failure after being rushed to emergency surgery.

Four brothers are rising through the tennis ranks

Two years ago, Richard and Fred Williams noticed four brothers hanging around the tennis shop at Rancho Cienega Sports Complex. As the managers of the shop, they remembered the boys from National Junior Tennis League clinics, which were held at ...

July driest month in state history

It’s official. California is now under the most severe level of drought since the federal government began issuing regular drought reports in the late 1990s. The U.S. Drought Monitor on Thursday reported that July was the driest month ever with ...

Byron Scott named new Lakers coach

Byron Scott was introduced this week as the Los Angeles Lakers new coach, returning to the team he played with for 11 seasons, including as the starting shooting guard on three NBA championship teams in the 1980s.

Legends remembered: Maya Angelou and Ruby Dee

For almost a decade, the Leimert Park Village Book Fair has celebrated African American arts and culture and those talented individuals responsible for bringing the written word to life. In keeping with that tradition, the eighth annual event will pay ...

Skyy Fisher will not resign

Despite protesters Monday once again calling for controversial Compton School Board member Skyy Fisher, 31, to step down from his office as a trustee of the Compton Unified School District, his spokesperson, Jasmyne Cannick, said that the elected official intends ...

Residents can seek redress

California taxpayers who disagree with local assessors’ valuation of their property can contact the local assessor’s office to discuss the assessment or appeal their property tax bills.

Challenge supports girls and women

The Jenesse Center is one of the organizations that will benefit from a campaign created by singer John Legend and the Burkle Global Impact Initiative in response to the Nigerian crisis. The Los Angeles-area has until Aug. 18 to meet ...

Vigil planned for drive-by victim

The family of 18-year-old Bijan Shoushtari, who was shot and killed last year in a drive-by while riding in a car with friends along Crenshaw Boulevard, will hold a candlelight vigil in Leimert Park Plaza on Aug. 3 at 7 ...

Local cyclist closing in on 100,000 documented miles

Ten years ago Los Angeles resident John "Khamadi" Grimble came up with a plan. He was recovering from an accident where he was hit by a car and a steel plate had to be inserted into his knee, so he ...