Mayor’s new budget proposal emphasizes ‘back-to-basics’ agenda

Mayor Eric Garcetti unveiled an $8.1 billion budget proposal this week that includes money for expanding library hours, hiring more firefighters and code enforcement officers, and fixing deteriorated city streets and sidewalks.

Palmdale celebrates groundbreaking for new shopping center

Palmdale officials, developers and representatives from several retailers gathered recently to celebrate the groundbreaking of the city’s newest shopping center, located on Rancho Vista Blvd. near 10th Street West where Dunn Edwards Paint is currently located.

Suspect ID'd in shooting of LAPD officer at police station

The suspect who allegedly opened fire with a semi-automatic handgun in the front lobby of the Los Angeles Police Department's West Traffic Division has been identified as Daniel C. Yealu, 29, of L.A., LAPD Cmdr. Andy Smith said Tuesday.

Greyhound Package Express announces partnership with United We Ship

Greyhound Package Express (GPX), Greyhound’s expedited shipping service, recently announced its new partnership with United We Ship LLC, a Los Angeles-based, single-source shipping and logistics provider. Through this partnership, customers can schedule and track shipments directly from the company’s website ...

Play Catch With Me

The Baldwin Hills Recreation Center, 5401 Highlight Pl., L.A., will host its “Play Catch with Me” event at 6 p.m. tomorrow night; the opening night for the center’s co-ed baseball season. The event will be held at the Baldwin Hills ...

Dodger Stadium site for Saturday job fair

The Los Angeles Dodgers and LACommunityJobFair.com will host a free job fair at Dodger Stadium, 1000 Elysian Park Ave., on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

LAUSD Arts Fest in the Park a huge success

The Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) recently held its first LAUSD Arts Fest on March 15, in partnership with L.A. County’s Grand Park downtown. “LAUSD Arts Fest in the Park,” was held in front of City Hall where more ...

Dr. Gregory Taylor: USC’s new medical director

After years on Bunker Hill the Keck Medicine of USC—Downtown Los Angeles clinic has moved. Highlighted by a ribbon-cutting ceremony last month, the clinic features a host of new services to offer.

Memorial services set for Martha Cooper, mother of Earl “Skip” Cooper, II

Memorial services for Martha Mouzone Cooper, mother of Earl “Skip” Cooper, II, president and CEO of the Black Business Association (BBA), will be held at First A.M.E. Church in Oakland on Thursday, Apr. 3, at 11 a.m.

Laugh so hard that it hurts!

Comedian Madd Marv, who has 20 years in the game and has preformed on Def Comedy Jam, is bringing some of the funniest comedians around to make you laugh until it hurts.

Deployed father flies around the world to say ‘I love you’ to son

Desert High School Senior, Jordan Bella, was born at Edwards Air Force Base in the days when the base still had a hospital. Jordan spent his kindergarten and first grade years in Germany before returning to Edwards for the second ...

Housing Authority partners with Veterans Affairs

The Lancaster Housing Authority (LHA) this week announced a partnership with the California Department of Veterans Affairs (CalVet) to offer affordable housing and home loans to veterans.

Henry Mayo Newhall Memorial Hospital to host Community Health Fair

The city of Santa Clarita, in partnership with Henry Mayo Newhall Memorial Hospital, will host a free Community Health Fair tomorrow from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the Canyon Country Community Center, located at 18792 Soledad Canyon Road.

SAVES seeks community partners in 17th Annual Feinstein Food Challenge

The city of Palmdale’s South Antelope Valley Emergency Services (SAVES) food and shelter program is seeking individuals, groups, churches, organizations and schools to participate in the 17th Annual Feinstein Challenge which will provide matching funds to SAVES.

Women’s Empowerment Conference celebrates the ‘Tree of Life’

Dr. Beverly “BAM” Crawford, founder of The Company International hosted the third annual Women’s Empowerment Conference March 6-8, at the Hyatt Regency Hotel, 200 S. Pine Ave., in Long Beach.