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.

Keep Your Home California helps homeowners with mortgage payments

Cash-strapped homeowner Carrie and her husband got behind on their mortgage payments when he lost his construction job. Frank battled health issues and hefty medical expenses, and, to make matters worse, his longtime employer closed the plant where he worked. ...

Optometrists providing solutions

African Americans are the most medically underserved population at high risk for serious eye diseases such as glaucoma. African American adults are also twice as likely to have diabetes as White adults. If we don’t subscribe to new ideas, these ...

'Emotional' robot sells out in a minute

Pepper the humanoid robot is so hot that he sold out within a minute, according to his Japanese creator, SoftBank Robotics Corp. Only 1,000 models were available for the consumer launch on Saturday in Japan. The base price was set ...

Sleep or die -- growing body of research warns of heart attacks, strokes

We have all experienced the aftermath of a bad night's sleep: grogginess, irritability, difficulty carrying out even the simplest of tasks. A growing amount of research suggests that not getting enough shut-eye could also have insidious effects on heart disease, ...

Are 3-year-olds mind-reading, justice-seeking superheroes?

If you want to learn the building blocks of empathy and a sense of justice, just look to the nearest 3-year-old. While these two traits seem like they might require years of experience and observation to acquire, a new study ...

Johnny Depp's 'private village' up for sale at $26 million

Known for his swashbuckling role in the "Pirates of the Caribbean" movies, actor Johnny Depp has put one of his most treasured items on the market. The actor and musician's 37-acre estate and "private village" in the south of France ...

Rapper Lupe Fiasco takes on white supremacy

Lupe Fiasco has a message for white supremacists: There is nothing "supreme" about you. The rapper used his Instagram account to post an open letter that began "Dear White Supremacy."

City Council considers offering reward for information in carwash homicide

The Los Angeles City Council next week will consider offering a $50,000 reward for information leading to the person who gunned down a 19-year-old man at a South Los Angeles car wash.

L.A. Convention Center will undergo latest expansion plan

In continuing his pledge to forge a “New Ninth,” Los Angeles City Councilman Curren Price announced recently that a key step has been taken in the proposed construction of the city’s latest sports stadium.

Inglewood launches summer reading program

The Inglewood Library begins its summer reading program “Read to the Rhythm” June 22, and is open to youth in preschool through high school.

Parks donates $30,000 to District 8 libraries

Five libraries in Council District 8—Angeles Mesa, Exposition Park-Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune Regional, Hyde Park Miriam Matthews, John Muir, and Mark Twain—will recieve a portion of $30,000 in discretionary funds from Councilmember Bernard C. Parks

City’s new minimum wage law signed despite opposition

Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti signed recently an ordinance that will make the city the nation’s largest municipality to gradually increase the minimum wage to $15 per hour.

Compton sets Prop. 47 clinic

A Proposition 47 clinic and resource fair will be conducted tomorrow from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Shields for Families-Jericho Vocational Services Center, 321 N. Alameda St., in Compton.

Hilton wins contested Carson election

Describing their actions as “political shenanigans,” Jim Dear, former long-time mayor of Carson, who on March 3 was elected city clerk, filed an exparte notice of intent to file a lawsuite earlier this week asking a judge to declare a ...