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Los Angeles religious leaders offer prayers for South Carolina church members

LOS ANGELES — Southland religious leaders expressed shock Thursday at the fatal shootings of nine people at the Emanuel AME Church in Charleston, South Carolina, saying now is a time for people of various faiths to come together to support each other and console the victims’ families and friends. The Rev. J. Edgar Boyd of Read More…

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Groups unite to bring more quality food to South L.A.

SOUTH LOS ANGELES — A local nonprofit organization created in the 1970s by the Black Panther Party and a recently established food cooperative are poised to give local residents more choices and easier access to high quality, affordable food. In May, Community Services Unlimited Inc., located near USC, raised funds to make a $200,000 down Read More…

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Obama arrives in Southland for fundraisers

LOS ANGELES — President Barack Obama arrived at Los Angeles International Airport Thursday aboard Air Force One, beginning a visit that will last less than 24 hours, but will include two Democratic National Committee fundraisers. Obama’s first stop will be the Pacific Palisades home of television producer Chuck Lorre for a $16,700-per-person event benefiting the DNC’s Read More…