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Metro construction projects to yield thousands of jobs

Thanks to a project labor agreement (PLA) the Metropolitan Transit Authority has in place, an estimated 25,000 direct, indirect and induced jobs will be created during the life of transit construction happening between 2014 and 2023 in Los Angeles County.

Supervisors support urban farming to reduce blight

Paving the way for tender greens, edible flowers and fruit orchards to replace blighted, empty lots in Los Angeles County, the Board of Supervisors voted recently to implement a program that will help property owners and community leaders lease vacant ...

Metro construction projects to yield thousands of jobs

Thanks to a project labor agreement (PLA) the Metropolitan Transit Authority has in place, an estimated 25,000 direct, indirect and induced jobs will be created during the life of transit construction happening between 2014 and 2023 in Los Angeles County.

U.S. Black Chambers ready for Small Business Saturday

In partnership with American Express, the U.S. Black Chambers Inc. invites you to become a Neighborhood Champion for Small Business Saturday to help make Nov. 29 one of the biggest days of the year for local small businesses.

L.A. City Council seeks minimum wage hike

Four members of the Los Angeles City Council on Tuesday unveiled a proposal to raise the citywide minimum wage to $13.25 an hour by 2017, and to look into raising the wage to $15.25 an hour by 2019.

Hackers stole $100 million of U.S. military and Xbox tech

Federal officials have accused four men of hacking into computer networks of the U.S. military and Microsoft and stealing more than $100 million worth of software.

More Black students pass exit exam

According to data reported by California Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson, 92.2 percent of Black students had passed the California High School Exit Exam (CAHSEE) by the 12th grade, up slightly from the 91.8 percent figure posted by the ...

‘Green the Block’ fair comes to Watts

Residents of Watts who are looking for help to make their homes more energy efficient can get assistance completing paperwork for the Home Energy Improvement program operated by the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power during a Green the ...

Bill gives all workers sick days

Gov. Jerry Brown recently signed legislation that guarantees paid sick leave for all private-sector workers across every industry in the state.

Wall Street loves Apple: Stock up on new iProducts

So much for selling the Apple news. Even though Apple didn't offer many surprises with its new product announcements, Wall Street was thrilled. You could even say they were iMpressed.

Black lawyers seek police info

Los Angeles is one of 25 cities that the National Bar Association (NBA) has announced it will send open records requests in an effort to end the nationwide police misconduct and brutality cases that result in the deaths of unarmed ...

New hunger figures show millions of Americans continue to struggle

More than 14 percent of households ‘food insecure’

Grant applications open for L.A. County-based arts organizations

Applications are available for the 2015-16 Organizational Grant Program (OGP). The program provides regional nonprofit arts organizations with support to address their priority needs and ensure they continue to provide cultural services to the diverse communities that comprise Los Angeles ...

Uganda ‘Road Show’ arrives in L.A.

People interested in doing business with Uganda have an opportunity to meet face-to-face with representatives of the nation’s tourism industry when the group comes to Los Angeles Sept. 2 for a reception from 6-9 p.m. at the Doubletree by Hilton, ...

Good food equals good business

The Healthy Neighborhood Market Network will host a workshop—Healthy Foods, Healthy Businesses—on Sept. 25 from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. at the Watts Labor Community Action Committee Phoenix Hall, 10950 S. Central Ave., Los Angeles.

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