Community Local News Making a Difference News West Edition

Organization works with young men on steps to success

Making A Difference: Larry Williams recalls the moment that he truly understood the value of encouragement.  A young man he was mentoring lost his father, and the financial hardship that followed caused him, his mother, his sister and his two brothers to sleep in a car for months. Williams worked to secure the family a Read More…

Community Local News Northeast Edition

Hundreds attend funeral of slain LAPD officer

LOS ANGELES — Hundreds of mourners gathered Aug. 12 to say a final farewell to a 24-year-old Los Angeles Police Department officer who was shot while off-duty in Lincoln Heights, where he confronted a reputed gang member who was allegedly painting graffiti on a sidewalk. Juan Jose Diaz was killed in the early morning hours Read More…

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Leimert Park Village Book Fair to celebrate the culture

LEIMERT PARK — The 13th annual Leimert Park Village Book Fair will celebrate the culture of African Americans Aug. 24 at the Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Plaza. This year’s theme, “We Do This for the Culture: Celebrating Our Collective Culture,” not only recognizes the influence of hip-hop culture but it also supports the book fair’s mission Read More…