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Pan African Film Festival takes audiences around the world

BALDWIN HILLS — The 28th Pan African Film Festival promised to “take audiences around the world, without leaving home or packing.” By showing more than 200 films from the African dispora, including films that represented 52 countries and 26 different languages, the festival came close to living up to its promise over 12 days at Read More…

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Homeless agency to treat crisis like a natural disaster

LOS ANGELES — The Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority, which oversees the region’s efforts to combat homelessness but has faced some questions over the speed and scope of its work, unveiled an operational strategy Feb. 18 that it says will mirror responses to natural disasters. Heidi Marston, interim executive director of the authority, said the Read More…

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Stereotypes blamed for unfounded coronavirus fears

LOS ANGELES — County officials are urging the public to resist yielding to anti-Asian stereotypes, panic and misinformation related to unfounded fears that the coronavirus may be spreading in the Southland. At a news conference in downtown Los Angeles Feb. 13, community leaders emphasized that the risk to most people outside China remains very low, Read More…