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Metro construction projects to yield thousands of jobs

Purple line extenstion next on deck

Thanks to a project labor agreement (PLA) the Metropolitan Transit Authority has in place, an estimated 25,000 direct, indirect and induced jobs will be created during the life of transit construction happening between 2014 and 2023 in Los Angeles County.

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Metro construction projects to yield thousands of jobs

Purple line extenstion next on deck

Thanks to a project labor agreement (PLA) the Metropolitan Transit Authority has in place, an estimated 25,000 direct, indirect and induced jobs will be created during the life of transit construction happening between 2014 and 2023 in Los Angeles County.

Democrats maintain control in California

Autumn Burke extends family political legacy

In contrast to the national results where republicans claimed victory by taking control of the U.S. Senate (52 versus 45) and the House of Representatives 244 to 179, Democrats maintained control of key state-wide offices and the legislature in California.

Community calls on Price

Wants Ford, Abrego autopsies released

The South Central Neighborhood Council presented a resolution to 9th District Councilman Curren Price calling on him to introduce a motion in the city council directing the Los Angeles Police Department to release the autopsy reports of Ezell Ford and Omar Abrego.

Local elections

Bond measures, mayor’s seat up for grabs

While voters prepare to go to the polls on Nov. 4 to decide on state-wide measures, there are also a number of local measures and races to decide as well.

Four seek Senate seat

Would replace Rod Wright

Three democrats and one republican have thrown their hats into the ring seeking to fill the unexpired state senate term of Rod Wright.

Black biz expo president Harold Hambrick dies

Focused on connecting Black businesses and consumers

Harold E. Hambrick was a visionary, and he was an expert at inspiring others to connect with his goals. In fact, during what turned out to be the last two weeks of his life, a friend said the Louisiana native was in the midst of planning something—potentially taking the Watts Village Theater to a new home at the Watts Coffee House. But, he died of a heart attack before that dream could become reality.

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Judge orders reprieve for Jefferson High students

Lawyers consider more legal action

The situation at Jefferson High School was an emergency.

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Black biz expo founder Harold Hambrick dies

Focused on connecting Black businesses and consumers

Harold E. Hambrick was a visionary, and he was an expert at inspiring others to connect with his goals. In fact, during what turned out to be the last two weeks of his life, a friend said the Louisiana native was in the midst of planning something—potentially taking the Watts Village Theater to a new home at the Watts Coffee House. But, he died of a heart attack before that dream could become reality.

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Unemployment continues to inch down

High tech jobs increase in L.A.

With the total nonfarm payroll employment increasing by 248,000 jobs in September, the national unemployment rate continues to drop—this time by .02 of a percent to 5.9— down from 6.1 percent. And while the rate for Blacks dropped as well from 11.4 to 11 percent for adults 20 and older, and from 32.8 percent down to 30.5 percent for 16 to 19 year olds, the news still remains dismal for people of African descent.

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