Quantcast

Cynthia E. Griffin

Managing Editor

323-905-1300 Extension: 1308



Recent Stories

Tease photo

Uganda ‘Road Show’ arrives in L.A.

Tourism focus of meeting

People interested in doing business with Uganda have an opportunity to meet face-to-face with representatives of the nation’s tourism industry when the group comes to Los Angeles Sept. 2 for a reception from 6-9 p.m. at the Doubletree by Hilton, 1985 E. Grand Ave., El Segundo.

Citizens ask Compton school board to review gun policy

Compton latest city to allow officers to carry ‘patrol rifles’

The Compton Branch of the NAACP and Mayor Aja Brown have asked the Compton Unified School District (CUSD) to “rescind” and “reconsider” a decision the board made during a July 8 meeting to allow selected officers on the school police force to carry high-powered AR15 rifles.

Metro fares to increase

Meeting will update rail extension

Beginning Sept. 15, fares will increase on Metropolitan Transit Authority (Metro) busses and trains.

Tease photo

Alex Johnson nominated for county post

Awaits nod to take on next educational challenge

A little more than a week after suffering a defeat at the polls to win a seat on the Los Angeles Board of Education, Alex Johnson is headed for a slot on a board that actually oversees the actions of the school district as well as nine others.

Tease photo

Teen tech teams vie for seed funding

10 teams compete in Demo Day

The excitement was palpable. As each of the shirt-and-tie clad young men walked up to the front of the Frank Salvatori Auditorium at USC to start their presentation, it was obvious that what they were doing was vitally important not only to them, but to the more than 100 family and friends who crowded into to the event to support and cheer them on. In fact, one mom called out “that’s my baby,” when her son’s team was introduced eliciting laughter and a smattering of applause.

Tease photo

Commitments target women and girls at African Leaders Summit

Obama, Bush hosted spouses

While President Obama met with various African leaders Aug.4-6, first lady Michelle Obama joined forces with former first lady Laura Bush, the George W. Bush Institute and the United States Department of State for a day-long symposium for the 30 first spouses of the leaders as well as non-government and non-profit leaders, private sector partners and others.

Tease photo

California schools move into Common Core

New approach emphasizes more than getting the answer

With school starting around the region, parents need to know about a critical change that is being launched full scale at public schools in Los Angeles County.

Tease photo

Africa summit highlights business opportunities

President pushes U.S.-African diaspora to get involved in international trade

During the largest gathering of African leaders that any American head of state has ever hosted, President Barack Obama on Tuesday talked about a number of initiatives that the United States and its global partners are engaged in to help the continent develop.

Africa summit highlights business opportunities

President pushes U.S. African diaspora to get involved in international trade

During the largest gathering of African leaders that any American head of state has ever hosted, President Barack Obama Tuesday talked about a number of initiatives that the United States and its global partners are engaged in to help the continent develop.

Tease photo

Blacks, youth continue the hunt for jobs

July unemployment figures edge up

Although the national unemployment rate of 6.2 percent is up just a smidgen from the 6.1 percentage in June, Blacks did not fare so well as the rest of the country. In July, the percentage of African Americans looking for work crept up to 11.4 percent, an increase from 10.7 percent last month. This figure is edging back up to the 11.5 percent of Blacks unemployed in May. Overall, the change is little better than the 12.6 percent rate of one year ago.



More stories