Civil rights lawyer dies

John Doar, who handled critical civil rights cases in the 1960s and was awarded the Medal of Freedom by President Barack Obama in 2012, has died in New York City, from congestive heart failure. He was 92.

Laundry detergent pods are 'real risk' to children

Last year a Florida mother of a 7-month old came back to her room to find that her baby had accidentally eaten one of those bright colored laundry detergent pods.

Democrats maintain control in California

In contrast to the national results where republicans claimed victory by taking control of the U.S. Senate (52 versus 45) and the House of Representatives 244 to 179, Democrats maintained control of key state-wide offices and the legislature in California.

Voter apathy a concern for secretary of state candidates

The secretary of state is California’s chief elections officer, and the winner in the Nov. 4 election will inherit many challenges. Low voter turnout has been an issue in recent elections. In 2012, more than 5.5 million eligible Californians did ...

State controller race

The California state Controller wears several hats, but they all result in the same thing. The Controller oversees how California’s money is being spent. The regulation and auditing of the state lottery, school districts and the state payroll system all ...

Propositions to appear on the Nov. 4 ballot

Prop 1 Water Bond. Funding for water quality, supply, treatment, and storage projects.

Roland Freeman, L.A. Black Panther, dies at 68

Roland Freeman, an original member of the Southern California Chapter of the Black Panther Party for Self-Defense, died Wednesday, Oct. 15 in New York at the LaGuardia Airport. Freeman was bringing back the ashes of his brother Ronald Freeman, 69, ...

Local elections

While voters prepare to go to the polls on Nov. 4 to decide on state-wide measures, there are also a number of local measures and races to decide as well.

Black biz expo president Harold Hambrick dies

Harold E. Hambrick was a visionary, and he was an expert at inspiring others to connect with his goals. In fact, during what turned out to be the last two weeks of his life, a friend said the Louisiana native ...

All job seekers welcome to Carson’s Veterans Job Fair set for October 3

The City of Carson Veterans Affairs Commission has organized a Veterans Career and Resource Fair for Friday, October 3.

Ford family sues LAPD

An attorney for the family of Ezell Ford filed a federal civil rights and wrongful death lawsuit in U.S. District Court in downtown on Wednesday against the Los Angeles Police Department in the shooting death last month of the 25-year-old ...

At least four killed in Labor Day shootings

At least four people were killed in South Los Angeles in a series of Labor Day shootings that also left several victims wounded, police said Tuesday.

LAPD inspector general seeks witnesses in Ezell Ford shooting

The Los Angeles Police Department’s inspector general issued a call Tuesday for witnesses of the fatal police shooting of Ezell Ford in South Los Angeles to come forward.

Citizens ask Compton school board to review gun policy

The Compton Branch of the NAACP and Mayor Aja Brown have asked the Compton Unified School District (CUSD) to “rescind” and “reconsider” a decision the board made during a July 8 meeting to allow selected officers on the school police ...

Metro fares to increase

Beginning Sept. 15, fares will increase on Metropolitan Transit Authority (Metro) busses and trains.