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County supervisors approve minimum wage increase

LOS ANGELES — The county Board of Supervisors voted July 21 to incrementally raise the minimum wage in unincorporated areas over the next five years, reaching $15 an hour by 2020. Supervisor Hilda Solis, initially hesitant about the possible impact on small businesses, joined Sheila Kuehl and Mark Ridley-Thomas in backing the ordinance. Supervisors Mike Read More…

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Area cities welcome Special Olympics athletes

DOWNEY — The city will say goodbye to 140 World Special Olympics athletes from Ireland at a free farewell ceremony at 10 a.m. July 24 at the Downey Civic Theatre Plaza, 8435 Firestone Blvd. Downey has been a host city to the group since their arrival July 21. Also saying goodbye will be the cities Read More…

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COMMUNITY CALENDAR: Comic book convention planned in Commerce

The city of Commerce hosts its first ever comic book convention July 25 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Commerce Library, 5655 Jillson St.. The event is free and features a series of workshops and panels highlighting various aspects of the comic book culture. Cartoonist Javier Hernandez is organizing the event along with Read More…