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Memorial planned for filmmaker John Singleton

LOS ANGELES — A public memorial service for filmmaker John Singleton is in the planning stages, a family representative said this week. “The family is planning a larger memorial for John in a few weeks to celebrate his life,” the representative said. The announcement came following a private funeral service May 6 for Singleton, best Read More…

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Lead found in babies’ teeth near Exide plant

LOS ANGELES — Children in neighborhoods surrounding the shuttered Exide battery-recycling plant in Vernon had lead in their baby teeth, with the concentrations rising consistent with the amount of lead found on their families’ properties, according to a new USC study. “We found the higher the level of lead in the soil, the higher the Read More…

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MAKING A DIFFERENCE Outkast Academy uses art to help inner-city youth thrive

LOS ANGELES — Jennifer Newton fell in love with dance at the age of 9. As a young woman from an “at-risk background,” who found herself changing schools nine times during her adolescent years, dance became her lifeline.  During her teens, she found a home at Los Angeles High School, where she expanded her dance repertoire. At Read More…