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Ground-breaking ceremony held for Vermont Entertainment Village

SOUTH LOS ANGELES — Construction officially began April 29 on a $200 million retail center at a vacant lot that has been mostly empty since the 1992 Los Angeles riots, with the groundbreaking taking place on the 23rd anniversary of the start of the unrest. City Councilman Bernard Parks joined developer Sassony Properties to break Read More…

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Businesswoman talks about living through two urban riots

SOUTH LOS ANGELES — As a child, Vivian Bowers remembers standing on her tiptoes while holding the handrails to watch the National Guard travel in tanks down Central Avenue during the Watts Riots in 1965. “For a 7 year old, that’s pretty terrifying,” she said recently while recalling the moment. “You could smell the smoke, Read More…