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Daily Briefing: December 12, 2019,

ENTERTAINMENT The Library of Congress announced Dec. 11 that 25 new films will be added to its National Film Registry for 2019.  Five of the films were written by, directed by, and/or star black people: Prince’s “Purple Rain,” Spike Lee’s “She’s Gotta Have It,” the documentaries “I Am Somebody” and “George Washington Carver at Tuskegee Read More…

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Venice Family Clinic holds holiday party

LOS ANGELES — The holiday gift-giving season came early for some 1,200 children who are patients of Venice Family Clinic when the nonprofit community health center hosted its annual Children’s Holiday Movie Dec. 7 at Cinemark’s Century 18 and XD Theatre at HHLA (formerly the Promenade at Howard Hughes Center). The annual event raised funds Read More…

Council committee backs ban on flavored tobacco

City’s cannabis licensing has some feeling left out

Pico Rivera reorganizes, installs new council member

PICO RIVERA — The City Council reorganized its leadership Dec.10 and also saw the first woman in eight years sworn in to serve as a council member.  Council members elected Gustavo Camacho to serve as mayor and Councilman Raul Elias to serve as vice mayor. This is the second time in three years that Camacho Read More…

Shakespeare Youth Festival likes to ‘play’ around

Inglewood voters get look at new county voting system

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SPORTS DIGEST: Win over Seahawks puts Rams back in playoff picture

Two weeks after a 45-6 beat down by the Baltimore Ravens had the Rams fading from the playoff picture, the team is back in the race. All it took was a game against the Arizona Cardinals to get the offense back in sync and then a Sunday night game against the Seattle Seahawks for the Read More…

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Stability brings new day for Inglewood schools

Historically, the Inglewood Unified School District has served as a beacon of opportunity for youth of color.  Once known as the “Jewel of the South Bay,” families throughout Los Angeles moved to the city to enroll their children in Inglewood’s schools. Unfortunately, in recent years the district has faced financial challenges that led to state Read More…