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New report examines young people’s involvement in politics

A new report, released recently by the Advancement Project California, finds that young people of color participate in political activities at significantly less rates than Whites.

Major endorsement for Garcetti

Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti, who is seeking reelection, this week won the endorsement of Barack Obama—his first high-profile endorsement since leaving the presidency.

Across Black America

California After U.C. Berkeley officials cancelled a scheduled appearance by Milo Yiannopoulos last week amid on-campus and online protests,

Academy teaches young males computer coding skills

Applications for the Summer Coding Leadership Academy (SCLA) are open. The deadline to apply is March 9 by 5 p.m.

Black engineers vow to graduate thousands

In recognition of the movie “Hidden Figures,” the National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE) has launched a nationwide campaign entitled #BlackSTEMLikeMe and designed to graduate 10,000 African Americans with bachelor degrees in engineering annually by 2025.

New fund targets artists

A new program under the auspices of the Center for Cultural Innovation is launching its third year of operations designed to provide financing to startup and expanding micro enterprises in the city of Los Angeles that are new or have ...

LA County extends marijuana ban

The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors voted this week to extend a ban on the cultivation, manufacture, processing, testing, transportation and retail sale of medical and non-medical marijuana in unincorporated areas until a comprehensive regulatory framework can be put ...

$15,000 homicide reward for killer of Andrew Fierro

LOS ANGELES (CNS) - The Board of Supervisors approved a $15,000 reward today for information leading to the arrest and conviction of a gunman who fatally shot a 31-year-old father of two while he was sitting in a car in ...

Critical injury in bus crash

LANCASTER (CNS) - A vehicle collided with a school bus carrying special needs students in Lancaster today, leaving the bus driver and another person critically injured, authorities said.

Disney Chief Executive may extend tenure a third time

BURBANK (CNS) - With 16 months until his planned retirement and no successor in sight, Walt Disney Co. Chief Executive Robert Iger may extend his tenure for a third time, The Wall Street Journal reported today, quoting people close to ...

Telemundo performers to hold union vote

LOS ANGELES (CNS) - Performers at the Spanish-language network Telemundo will begin voting today on whether to join SAG-AFTRA. A simple majority is needed to approve representation by the union, which represents approximately 160,000 actors, broadcast journalists and other media ...

Man goes missing in Canyon Country

CANYON COUNTRY (CNS) - Authorities are asking for the public's help today in finding a missing Canyon Country man. Tomas Sanchez Figueroa, 40, was last seen at his home at 10 p.m. Sunday in the 18000 block of Soledad Canyon ...

Buena park police make arrest from high-speed pursuit

BUENA PARK (CNS) - Buena Park police today chased a suspected stolen vehicle from their city to Lynwood at high speeds, authorities said. The pursuit started about 12:30 a.m. at Valley View Street and Orangethorpe Avenue, said Buena Park police ...

Arson arrests in Westlake apartment deaths

LOS ANGELES (CNS) - Authorities today planned to announce arrests in connection with a 1993 fire at a Westlake apartment building that killed 10 people, including seven children. Details of the arrests were expected to be released by Los Angeles ...

Shooting death in West Los Angeles area

WEST LOS ANGELES (CNS) - Police today sought the public's help to find a suspect who shot two men, one fatally, in the West Los Angeles area.