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Historic Dunbar Hotel hosts Central Avenue Jazz Festival

Free two-day event open to all

It’s time once again for cool Jazz on a warm summer afternoon. The 19th Annual Central Avenue Jazz Festival will take place this weekend in front of the famed Dunbar Hotel on historic Central Avenue in South Los Angeles. Showtime is from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. on July 26-27.

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Grand Park, Music Center to host National Dance Day

Celebration will feature renowned choreographer Nigel Lythgoe

The Music Center, 135 North Grand Ave., and Grand Park, 200 North Grand Ave., are partnering with The Dizzy Feet Foundation (DFF) to present the West Coast’s flagship National Dance Day event for the third year in a row. Dancers of all skill levels are invited to participate in Hip-Hop, Urban-Latin, Lyrical and Jazz dance routines at the free all-day dance extravaganza with stages and activities in both Grand Park and on The Music Center Plaza.

The Whispers perform at Palmdale Amphitheater tomorrow

The legendary R&B group “The Whispers,” members of the Vocal and R&B Halls of Fame, will take the stage at the Palmdale Amphitheater tomorrow.

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Cancer scare for Lakers great Michael Cooper

WNBA coach will undergo surgery this week

Former Los Angeles Lakers great Michael Cooper has been diagnosed with tougue cancer. Cooper, head coach of the Atlanta Dream of the WNBA, made the announcement on Monday, one day after coaching the East team to a 125-124 win in the 2014 WNBA All-Star Game.

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More bike paths planned for Carson

The city of Carson is making considerable strides in becoming one of the southland’s most “green” and pedestrian-friendly towns. Officials secured recently $1.25 million in funding to develop a bicycle/pedestrian path along the Dominguez Channel between Main Street and Avalon Boulevard. The new lanes will be designed to connect with an existing path on the west side of Main Street which, in turn, will connect with the Harbor Gateway Transit Center.

Traffic delays expected during pipeline project

nCentral, Broadway in Carson to be impacted

Starting on July 28 Southern California Gas Company (SoCalGas) will be replacing a section of one of its natural gas pipelines along Victoria Street from south Central Avenue to south Broadway Street in Carson. Construction is expected to take approximately three to four months to complete and traffic delays are expected on these streets.

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Tuberculosis cases on the rise

Homeless most heavily impacted

Tuberculosis cases have been on the rise, primarily among the homeless, but there are plenty of county hospital beds for those who need to be quarantined, health officials told the Board of Supervisors this week.

L.A. County settles G.R. class action lawsuit

List of those eligible for payment available

If you applied for or received general relief (G.R.) from the county of Los Angeles from Jan. 1, 2010 to April 8, 2014, you may be entitled to proceeds from a class action settlement.

Reminder: Register to vote for LAUSD District 1 election

Deadline is July 28

Interim City Clerk Holly Wolcott reminds residents they must register by Monday, July 28, in order to be able to vote in the Aug. 12, Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) Board District 1 special runoff election between candidates George Mckenna and Alex Johnson. To be eligible to vote, you must be a citizen of the United States, 18 years old by election day, and live within LAUSD, Board District 1. Registered voters who have moved or changed their names since the last election must re-register to vote.

Local small businesses and prime contractors speed date

Match-making summit planned

On Aug. 7, the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) will host the Metro to Crenshaw/LAX Small Business Matchmaking Summit designed to introduce South Los Angeles small businesses to prime construction contractors and small business service providers.



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