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King Hospital is up and running

Martin Luther King Jr. Community Hospital (MLKCH) opened this week in Watts ready to serve 1.35 million residents of South Los Angeles regardless of insurance status or ability to pay. The new privately-owned facility is now fully licensed and accredited.

Not guilty plea in ‘red shoes’ death

A 24-year-old man pleaded not guilty Monday to the gang-related murder of a 19-year-old mentally disabled man who was gunned down near a South Los Angeles car wash, apparently over his red shoes. Kevin Deon Johnson and his co-defendant, Dwight ...

Growing farm-to-school programs

Farm-to-school programs offer better, fresher, more nutritious, and more local food choices that empower children and their families to make more informed decisions. These programs also help strengthen rural and small town economies by creating economic opportunities for local farmers ...

Counting the Cost

t’s possible that lightning may have caused one of the fires. Another may be the result of faulty electricity. Still, in the past couple of weeks, there were fires at churches in North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Florida, Ohio and ...

Practical Politics

Big ups for Rep. Karen Bass! She is the ranking member of the Africa sub-committee in Congress (proper name Sub-Committee on Africa, Global Health, Global Human Rights and International Organizations). As such, she is the number-one congressional advocate for increasing ...

UCLA study: Breast cancer treatment may result in fewer side effects

A new study by UCLA scientists has found that women diagnosed with breast cancer and treated with a one-week regimen of partial breast radiation after the surgical removal of the tumor, (lumpectomy) saw no increase in cancer recurrence or difference ...

New training sessions at LAPD

Fervent public concern regarding the treatment of mentally ill persons by the LAPD has resulted in the department opting to retrain its 10,000 officers in the next few weeks on how to better de-escalate confrontations with suspects and how they ...

Jared Fogle out as Subway pitchman as investigators search his home

A raid at the Indiana home of longtime Subway pitchman Jared Fogle shocked neighbors as they watched authorities cart off computers and other electronics. Investigators had little to say about the raid, but the sandwich chain said it might be ...

What legal consequences could Bill Cosby face now?

Bill Cosby won't face prosecution for most of the rape allegations against him. But he could still face serious consequences. After newly released court documents revealed that Cosby admitted to getting drugs to give to women with whom he wanted ...

9 tourist attractions that are literally dying

The dilemma is sometimes likened to a double-edged sword. Historical and natural sites of extraordinary beauty often draw large numbers of visitors to the countries that host them, providing a healthy tourism revenue. However, those same crowds often have a ...

Why hot cars can kill your child or pet

It's a hot day, and you see a dog locked inside a car, its owner nowhere in sight. Any good Samaritan would want to act to free the animal before it dies. But who wants to get arrested for breaking ...

Solar plane faces most dangerous part of around-the-world flight

This is pretty much it: the most dangerous part of a historic solar-powered adventure playing out thousands of feet above the Earth. For folks who haven't been following the around-the-world flight of the experimental Solar Impulse 2 since it began ...

South L.A. to get Numero Uno market

The City Council signed off this week on a deal to giveaway a two-acre plot of city-owned land in South Los Angeles to a developer that will build a Numero Uno supermarket in the area designated by the federal government ...

LAUSD cuts adult ed in new budget

The Los Angeles Board of Education has approved a $7.8 billion budget that envisions the layoffs of hundreds of staff members but also provides the first salary hikes in nearly a decade, including 10 percent for teachers and administrators over ...

Compton offers summer music program; targets grades 7 to 12

Music is in the air at Compton High School and all Compton students, grades 7 to 12, are encouraged to sign up for this free program at Compton High School, 601 Acacia St.