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100 days of work

It has been 100 days since Marqueece Harris-Dawson joined the Los Angeles City council to represent the 8th District, and on Saturday the community will have the opportunity to come out to Crenshaw High School from 11 a.m. to 3 ...

Music Center accepting arts education scholarship applications

Southern California high school students interested in the performing arts can apply to be part of the 28th annual Spotlight arts education and scholarship program. The deadline to submit an application is Oct. 19.

Feinstein files drought legislation; Chinook salmon near extinction?

Sen. Diane Feinstein this week filed her long-anticipated legislative response to the California drought. The veteran lawmaker wants to broker a compromise that has for four years eluded Congress as her home state reveals each day more fallowed fields and ...

Improving local healthcare

Trauma injury, from prevention to rehabilitation. They are also research and teaching facilities.

City launches ‘Save the Drop’

Last fall, Mayor Eric Garcetti issued an executive directive calling for a 20 percent reduction in water use by 2017 in Los Angeles, and now the city is in the process of spreading the word about its “Save the Drop” ...

DOJ will absolve Ferguson police

According to law enforcement officials, the Justice Department intends to announce that former police officer Darren Wilson will not face civil rights charges over the death of Michael Brown.

Jazz titan Gerald Wilson dead at 96

Gerald Wilson, the prolific Jazz arranger, bandleader, composer, educator, and trumpeter, died at his family home in Los Angeles on Sept. 8. Perhaps the ultimate testament to his musical versatility was his ability to transition from the swing era of ...

Paulette Brown named president of American Bar Association

National Bar Association (NBA) past president Paulette Brown was sworn in Tuesday as president- elect of the American Bar Association becoming the first African American woman to assume the role.

“Twelve Years a Slave”

Nobody could tell them like she could, either. She was full of tales of caution and thrift and could remember things that happened back when she was a girl. She even knew stories about her own grandparents, the lives they ...