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Governor calls homelessness ‘a human crisis’

LOS ANGELES — Gov. Gavin Newsom visited staff and residents at a board and care home in a Los Angeles neighborhood on the second day of his weeklong homelessness tour, calling the growing problem “a human crisis.” Newsom stressed the need for the state to take a leadership role in addressing homelessness while also asserting Read More…

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Airliner jet fuel dumped over Southland schools

CUDAHY — The Federal Aviation Administration is investigating why a Delta Airlines airliner that had taken off from Los Angeles International Airport for Shanghai, then reported a problem, dumped jet fuel on staff and students at an elementary school in Cudahy Jan. 14. Delta Airlines Flight 89 left LAX around 11:15 a.m. with 181 people Read More…

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Cynthia Erivo nominated for Oscar for role in ‘Harriet’

LOS ANGELES — After blacks won several major awards the last two years, actress Cynthia Erivo was the only black actor or actress nominated for an Academy Award this year. Erivo was nominated for her role as Harriet Tubman in “Harriet.” Powered by Joaquin Phoenix’s gritty performance, “Joker” earned a leading 11 nominations for the Read More…