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Gun policy discussed

Community weighs in on Compton school board decision

Despite a refusal by school officials to allow a meeting to be held at Compton’s Roosevelt Middle School, a quartet of elected representatives (Congresswoman Janice Hahn, Mayor Aja Brown, City Rep. Yvonne Arceneaux and school board member Emma Sharif) convened a meeting in Compton this weekend to give residents an opportunity to voice their opinions about a new assault rifle policy adopted unanimously by the board of education in July.

Children’s Defense Fund welcomes new director

Alex Johnson will use policies and programs to improve children’s lives

Former L.A. School Board candidate Alex Johnson is embarking on the next step in his journey to improve the lives of children in California.

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Bill gives all workers sick days

At least three days are guaranteed

Gov. Jerry Brown recently signed legislation that guarantees paid sick leave for all private-sector workers across every industry in the state.

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Black unemployment remains unchanged

Locally, hotel jobs may offer relief

For the second month in a row, the unemployment rate of Blacks has remained steady at 11.4 percent, which is just a little less than double the national rate of 6.1 percent for August.

Black lawyers seek police info

Targets 25 cities for misconduct data

Los Angeles is one of 25 cities that the National Bar Association (NBA) has announced it will send open records requests in an effort to end the nationwide police misconduct and brutality cases that result in the deaths of unarmed individuals.

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.

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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.

Metro fares to increase

Meeting will update rail extension

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

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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.

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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.



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