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USC awards $100,000 annual grant to LAPD Cadet Leadership Program

The University of Southern California announced Wednesday a $100,000-per-year grant for the Los Angeles Police Department’s cadet program, which offers mentorship, volunteer opportunities and leadership lessons to a growing number of young people aged 13-20.

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Congressmembers vie to bring 2024 Summer Olympics to Los Angeles

A bipartisan group of Southland Congress members signed a letter asking the U.S. Olympic Committee to pick Los Angeles as the nation’s bidder for the 2024 Summer Olympic Games, Rep. Xavier Becerra’s office said today.

Rusty Hicks to replace Durazo as new County Labor Federation leader

A military veteran who served in Afghanistan will lead the Los Angeles County Federation of Labor, which represents 300 local unions and 600,000 workers, the organization announced Wednesday.

Councilman Parks’ district completes 100th sidewalk repair

A sidewalk outside a South Los Angeles home underwent repairs Tuesday as part of a collaboration between City Councilman Bernard Parks and the nonprofit Los Angeles Neighborhood Initiative (LANI).

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#Suge Knight collapes in Las Vegas

Blood clot found in lung

Rap mogul Marion ``Suge'' Knight, who was taken into custody in Las Vegas last week in connection with the alleged theft of a paparazzo's camera in Beverly Hills, is hospitalized in Nevada after passing out in his jail cell.

Wells run dry in East Porterville

Residents travel miles for water

In East Porterville, about 34 miles south of Visalia, the only way for some residents to flush their toilet is to drive to the local fire station and hand-pump water into a bucket and return home. More than 500 wells in Tulare County have dried up. The county is considered the dairy and citrus heart of California’s vast agricultural belt.

Teacher charged with sexually assaulting special needs teen

A teacher at Highland High School in Palmdale made his initial court appearance Wednesday on charges of sexually abusing a 17-year-old boy enrolled in a special needs program at the school.

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Former Councilman Alarcon sentenced to jail, community service, probation

Wife was also sentenced

Former Los Angeles City Councilman Richard Alarcon, convicted of fraudulent voting and perjury for living outside the district he represented, was sentenced Wednesday to 120 days in jail, ordered to do 600 hours of community service, placed on five years probation and barred from holding public office.

L.A. City Council seeks minimum wage hike

Measure proposes $13.25, exploring $15.25 by 2019

Four members of the Los Angeles City Council on Tuesday unveiled a proposal to raise the citywide minimum wage to $13.25 an hour by 2017, and to look into raising the wage to $15.25 an hour by 2019.

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I'm not gay, and I'm not African-American

Actress Raven-Symone eschews labels like gay and African-American

Actress Raven-Symone knows exactly who she is, and that person can't be defined with the usual labels.

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