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Los Angeles businesses prepare for expected influx of Chinese tourists

Los Angeles sees millions of tourists from around the world every year. However, international guests are increasingly coming from one place in particular: China. An estimated 700,000 travelers came from the country last year, making up almost 11% of 2014’s 6.5 million international visitors. Moreover, this number represents nearly a 20% increase from previous years. With Read More…

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Generational divide discussed at Black Press Week breakfast

WASHINGTON — A generational divide threatens the future of black America was the topic of discussion March 27 during the Black Press and the Black Pulpit Breakfast as part of Black Press Week here. “I think that the greatest threat to the future of black America is ignorance,” said Dorothy Leavell, editor and publisher of Read More…

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Metro official says light rail lines have strong safety record

LOS ANGELES — While a 31-year-old USC film student remained hospitalized following a crash involving an Expo Line train Saturday, a transit official insisted Monday that Southland light rail lines have a strong safety record, and urged motorists to use Saturday’s crash as a reminder to pay careful attention at rail crossings. Metropolitan Transportation Authority Read More…