National & World News West Edition

‘Gateway to Freedom’ explores Underground Railroad

NEW YORK – (NNPA) – A new account of the long fabled “Underground Railroad” provides an intimate look at how railroad “conductors” helped thousands of blacks reach freedom, boldly defying the Fugitive Slave Law, inflaming the Southern slave states and contributing to the secession crisis of the middle 1800s. In “Gateway to Freedom: The Hidden […]

Business News West Edition

BUSINESS DIGEST: New support center to help businesses on Crenshaw

LOS ANGELES – Mayor Eric Garcetti, Los Angeles County Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas and Inglewood Mayor James T. Butts toured Metro’s recently opened Business Solution Center to help businesses impacted by construction of the Crenshaw/LAX light-rail line between 48th and 60th streets. “The Crenshaw line is a tremendous investment in our infrastructure to cut traffic, stimulate […]

L.A. Digest News West Edition

L.A. DIGEST: Gipson holds district swearing-in ceremony

CARSON — Newly elected Assemblyman Mike Gipson, D-Carson. told supporters he is committed to “tackling the quality of life issues” at his swearing-in ceremony Feb. 7 at Cal State Dominguez Hills. “There’s a lot of work that must be done, from the Wilmington Waterfront project, restoring Compton Community College, expanding sex offender community notification ordinances, […]