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CIM Group backs out of plans to buy Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Plaza

LOS ANGELES — Developer CIM Group has backed out of plans to buy the iconic Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Plaza shopping center, following pressure from black community leaders who argued the purchase represented gentrification and was a threat to South L.A. and its economic interests. A virtual community meeting to discuss next steps for the mall Read More…

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Organization helps businesses get assistance during pandemic

LOS ANGELES — Business owners who don’t speak English as a first language have struggled to obtain federal loans during the coronavirus pandemic. In late March and early April, the Small Business Administration launched the Emergency Injury Disaster Loan and Paycheck Protection programs to provide low-interest loans to small businesses reeling from the effects of Read More…