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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 ...

Students can still find summer educational offerings

Students looking to make-up credits, benefit from academic intervention, or explore summer enrichment learning can take advantage of enrollment opportunities at a number of schools throughout L.A. County.

Verbum Dei sends entire senior class off to college

For the eighth consecutive year, each graduating senior at Verbum Dei High in Watts has been accepted into a four-year college or university.

America recovers from its great baby recession

The number of births in the United States went up last year for the first time since 2007, according to an annual report by the CDC National Center for Health Statistics. The report found that there were 62.9 births for ...

Los Angeles is now largest city in America with $15 minimum wage

It's official: Los Angeles is now the largest city in America to guarantee workers at least $15 an hour.

Local performers bound for Big Apple

The Palmdale Playhouse will host tonight at 7:30 p.m. the second of three performances by West Coast Classical. These will be the final shows at the Playhouse before they take to the Ronald O. Perelman Stage in the Isaac Stern ...