Lead Story West Edition

Author writes frank book on male-female relationships

LOS ANGELES — Hollywood executive, preacher and New York Times bestselling author DeVon Franklin pulls no punches in his groundbreaking new book on relationships titled “The Truth About Men: What Men Need to Know” that will undoubtedly spark conversation and debate among men and women alike. Franklin, who recently appeared at a book signing at Read More…

Lead Story Opinion West Edition

ON THE MONEY: What the government shutdown reveals about us

With the government shutdown in our rear-view mirror, it’s a good idea to identify the elephant in the room. Instead of saving at a level that can make work optional, retailers are delighted to see that Americans have embraced the mantra, “Spend, baby spend!” As I have stated on nationally syndicated TV and radio programs, Read More…

Community Making a Difference West Edition

MAKING A DIFFERENCE: Organization serves residents in the Vernon-Central community

SOUTH LOS ANGELES — The California Coalition for Responsible Community Development (CRCD) was founded in 2005 to specifically service the needs of the Vernon-Central neighborhood of South Los Angeles.  The founders all had roots in this area and wanted to ensure that the residents and small businesses had the resources they needed to thrive. As Read More…