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City Council OKs bonds for housing projects

SOUTH LOS ANGELES — Two multi-family housing revenue bond items that are part of Councilman Joe Buscaino’s 222 Pledge were approved during the Aug. 20 City Council meeting.  The first concerned a 56-unit multi-family housing project known as Dahlia Apartments at 12003 S. Main St. The city agreed to issue bonds up to $16.8 million Read More…

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LA84 Foundation aims to help youth through sports

MAKING A DIFFERENCE LOS ANGELES — Caylin Moore was struggling. His mother, facing unrelenting physical and emotional abuse from his father, was forced to flee their home with him and his siblings.  Then, there was the day-to-day reality of living in a new neighborhood, which was plagued by gang violence, drugs and poverty. Life was Read More…

Culver City to celebrate Fiesta La Ballona

Organization works with young men on steps to success

Hundreds attend funeral of slain LAPD officer

LOS ANGELES — Hundreds of mourners gathered Aug. 12 to say a final farewell to a 24-year-old Los Angeles Police Department officer who was shot while off-duty in Lincoln Heights, where he confronted a reputed gang member who was allegedly painting graffiti on a sidewalk. Juan Jose Diaz was killed in the early morning hours Read More…

Leimert Park Village Book Fair to celebrate the culture

Wesson leads call for ban on assault weapons

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SPORTS DIGEST: Dodgers vs. Yankees won’t be World Series preview

It could be a World Series preview. The New York Yankees visit Dodger Stadium Aug. 23-25 in a three-game series that features the teams with the best record in the Major Leagues. The Dodgers and Yankees are both 83-44 on the season, two games ahead of the Houston Astros for the best record in baseball. Read More…

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Mural project spruces up lives of South L.A. young people

SOUTH LOS ANGELES — “Speak Life,” “Share Life,” and “Take Flight,” are some of the positive messages on a new colorful mural painted by local at-risk middle school and high school students and community artist Moses Ball.  The eight-week Blue Shield Promise Community Art Therapy program was held in collaboration with the Boys and Girls Read More…