Community Local News West Edition

With podcast, murder victim’s sister marks anniversary

LOS ANGELES — “Dear Mr. Simpson. Hello. It’s me, Kim. Ron Goldman’s sister.” So begins the introduction to a podcast released June 12 by Kim Goldman, coinciding with the 25th anniversary of the slayings of her 25-year-old brother Ron and 35-year-old Nicole Brown Simpson outside Simpson’s Bundy Drive townhouse in Brentwood. The June 12, 1994, Read More…

Lead Story Local News West Edition

LAPD blames rise in gun violence on increased gang activity

LOS ANGELES — The city saw a sharp uptick in gun violence during a two-month period that included the shooting death of rapper Nipsey Hussle, according to figures presented to a City Council committee June 12. Los Angeles Police Department Assistant Chief Robert Arcos told the council’s Public Safety Committee that 214 people were injured Read More…

Opinion Street Beat

“Does rent control help reduce the chance of homelessness?”

STREET BEAT: Pastor Victor Cyrus-Franklin Inglewood “Absolutely. Displacement is real. Many of our families are seniors on fixed income, folks with children. They aren’t able to pay the rent and there is nowhere else for them to move and they end up on the streets.”  Chike Nweke Inglewood  “The problem with rent control is that it Read More…