Says ‘California does not need another bank for the one percent’
In a letter sent to the Federal Reserve Board on Friday, the Greenlining Institute urges the Fed to reject the proposed acquisition of Pasadena, Calif., based OneWest Bank by CIT Group. OneWest has branches throughout southern California.
A press conference will be held today at the Forum, 3900 W. Manchester Blvd., where Inglewood Mayor James T. Butts Jr., will officially announce Inglewood as a “Host Town” for the 2015 Special Olympics World Games.
Compton e-waste roundup planned for Saturday
Los Angeles County residents will have the opportunity to safely discard household hazardous waste such as antifreeze, unused pharmaceuticals, car batteries, used motor oil, paint, pesticides, home-generated sharps waste such as hypodermic needles, pen needles, syringes, lancets, and intravenous needles, universal waste including household batteries, fluorescent light bulbs, and electronic waste (e-waste) such as TVs and monitors, computers, VCRs, stereos, and cell phones at the free Countywide Household Hazardous Waste Roundup being held this Saturday, Oct. 18 at Compton Airport, 901 W. Alondra Blvd., from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
A $4,000 grant and instrument award was delivered to Dr. Martin Luther King Elementary, 2270 E. 122nd St., Compton, as part of the House of Blues Music Forward Foundation’s 2014 Action for the Arts Grants.
Will discuss police shootings of Blacks, inform citizens of their rights
The National Bar Association will hold a “Day of Action” today from 6 to 9 p.m. in L.L. White Hall at Holman United Methodist Church, 3320 W. Adams Blvd.
American Red Cross offers opportunities Nov. 1-15
The American Red Cross encourages eligible donors to make a point to give blood before the busy holiday season arrives.
In an effort to make cultural arts programs available to its residents, the Carson City Council unanimously approved funding of 11 organizations to provide cultural arts services for the community.
Local kids also gain tips from tennis pros at morning clinic
Olympic track and field medalists and civil rights advocates Tommie Smith and John Carlos were honored Saturday with the Joe Shapiro Award during Cal State L.A.’s 17th annual Billie Jean King and Friends event. The evening program took place in the Langham Huntington Hotel in Pasadena.
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Detection efforts increase at JFK, Washington-Dulles, Newark, Chicago-O’Hare, and Atlanta international
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Department of Homeland Security’s Customs and Border Protection (CBP) this week began new layers of entry screening at five U.S. airports that receive more than 94 percent of travelers from the Ebola-affected nations of Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone.