Supervisors near completion of 2016-17 county budget

The Board of Supervisors this week approved final adjustments to Los Angeles County’s $29.9 billion budget for 2016-17.

UC Expands Enrollment Opportunities for Underserved Californians

OAKLAND, Calif. – November marks the start of application season for the University of California. And thanks to changes in the application process for federal financial aid, families will have an easier time applying for needed support.

Prolific actor and Morehouse grad Bill Nunn dead at 63

His physical stature and lineage suggested a grid iron career, but Bill Nunn was destined for another vocational path. The commanding actor and producer with 71 credits to his resume died of leukemia in his native Pittsburgh, Pa. this past ...

#SchoolsNotPrisons Tour is rocking across the state

A free tour that pairs hip-hop and R&B performances with information highlighting education over incarceration and empowering youth in activism and voting is making its way across the Golden State.

Jail time for ‘spice’ peddler

A Glendale man was sentenced this week to more than a year behind bars for his role in an organization that peddled synthetic marijuana —commonly referred to as “spice”— in downtown’s Skid Row district.

Counting the Cost

Keith Lamont Scott was killed by a police officer on Tuesday, Sept. 20, in Charlotte, N.C. The officer, dressed in civilian clothing, said that Mr. Scott had a gun and that he did not follow verbal orders to put his ...

Changing America’s Narrative: The New Black History Museum Opens on the National Mall

“In the shadow of the Jefferson Memorial, the Lincoln Memorial, the King Memorial, and the front yard of the Washington Monument, like a phoenix, our museum will rise...Believe me, if we can build a museum...there's nothing that you can't do. ...

Breaking the Cycle: Young Mother of Seven Turns Life Around at McDonald’s

Ten years ago, Cameo Faust, a single mother of seven, was working at an Atlanta-area McDonald’s, struggling to make ends meet and highly motivated to make a better life for herself and her family.

Torrance homicide

The coroner's office today released the name of a man who was shot to death on the front porch of a Torrance residence. He was Christopher Beasley, 25, of Torrance, said coroner's Lt. Larry Dietz.

Liquor store death

An employee at a liquor store in North Hollywood was shot and killed during a robbery at the business, police said today. He was Mohammed Kalam, 61, of North Hollywood, according to the coroner's office.

Unique 'Green Cart Art' contest

The city of Palmdale and Waste Management are seeking entries for the Kaleidoscope art competition scheduled Oct. 8 at the Palmdale Amphitheater.

Woman identified in freeway fatality

Authorities this week identified a woman who was killed in a two-vehicle crash on the southbound Antelope Valley (14) Freeway in the Lancaster area.

Annual Grand Prix coming soon

The Streets of Lancaster Grand Prix will return Sept. 23-25 for its eighth inception of thrilling, high-speed go-kart racers zooming their way through downtown.

Rome mayor will not support Olympics bid

Los Angeles’ chances for hosting the Olympics in 2024 may have gotten stronger Wednesday, with Rome’s mayor saying she will not support her city’s bid.

Antonovich recommends review of county aid to abused children

Prompted by the death of an 11-year-old boy found emaciated and malnourished in the closet of an Echo Park home, county supervisors voted this week to re-evaluate an assessment tool designed to identify children at risk of abuse or neglect.