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Greenlining Institute urges Fed: Reject CIT/OneWest Bank merger

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.

Inglewood named ‘Host Town’ for 2015 Special Olympics

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.

Some things are too toxic to trash

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.

Compton elementary school receives music education grant

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.

Law group calls for ‘Day of Action’

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.

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Blood donations needed before the holiday decline

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.

Carson City Council funds cultural arts program

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.

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Billie Jean King event honors Olympic medalists, civil rights advocates

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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Ebola screenings begin at five U.S. airports

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.

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