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Lynwood students bring holiday cheer to needy

LYNWOOD — Firebaugh High School student Paola Valadez packed gift bags Nov. 21 with items including toothpaste, socks and peanut butter and jelly sandwiches alongside 350 other Lynwood students in preparation for delivering holiday cheer. Valadez, president of Firebaugh’s Helping Hands Club, joined the volunteers in creating more than 1,000 gift bags to take to Read More…

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Villanueva proclaims himself winner in race for sheriff

LOS ANGELES — Retired Los Angeles County sheriff’s Lt. Alex Villanueva has proclaimed himself the winner in his bid to unseat incumbent Sheriff Jim McDonnell, and he continued to expand his lead Nov. 26 with the release of the latest vote tally. Villanueva proclaimed victory in the race Nov. 23, writing on his Twitter page, Read More…

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Former first lady addresses women’s issues at Forum

By Michael Livingston Contributing Writer INGLEWOOD — With “Girl on Fire” by Alicia Keys as her introduction music, former first lady Michelle Obama took the stage at the Forum Nov. 15 where she was greeted by a sold-out crowd of mostly adoring fans on the second stop of her book tour for her memoir, “Becoming.” Read More…