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Signatures submitted in bid to repeal Proposition 13

Wave Wire Services LOS ANGELES — Backers of a proposed initiative that could dramatically increase taxes on commercial and industrial properties by undoing some protections imposed by 1978’s Proposition 13 submitted thousands of petition signatures Aug. 14 in hopes of getting the issue before voters in 2020. Members of Schools and Communities First, the statewide […]

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COMMUNITY CALENDAR: Downey space center to conduct rocket festival Aug. 18

Wave Staff The Columbia Memorial Space Center, 12400 Columbia Way, Downey, conducts an urban rocket festival from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Aug. 18. Rocket-building activities include water rockets, stomp rockets, balloon rocket and straw rockets. A specialized rocket-building class costs $7. All other activities are free. Partnering organizations include Aerojet Rocketdyne, Virgin Orbit, Boeing, […]

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Little Tokyo has concerns about Southeast rail line

By Jose Ivan Cazares Contributing Writer LOS ANGELES — A new 20-mile-long light rail line between Artesia and downtown Los Angeles is in the planning stages by the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) and is scheduled to start construction in 2022. The West Santa Ana Branch Transit Corridor, also known as the Eco-Line, would travel through […]