Earl Ofari Hutchinson Opinion West Edition

THE HUTCHINSON REPORT: Cory Booker is not the next Obama

What instantly caught my eye about the young man who strode in the door before the start of my weekly Los Angeles Urban Policy Roundtable issues forum was the serious, almost stern look on his face.  I thought how could anyone so young be so serious. He quickly introduced himself and said that he had Read More…

Community Featured Local News News West Edition

Black Lives Matter leader may have charges dropped

LOS ANGELES — City prosecutors agreed Feb. 7 to a resolution of criminal charges against a prominent local Black Lives Matter activist, agreeing to drop the case in six months if she adheres to guidelines aimed at preventing her from disrupting Los Angeles Police Commission meetings. The “negotiated disposition” with Melina Abdullah, a Cal State Read More…

Lead Story Local News Mayor Eric Garcetti West Edition

Mayor orders LAPD unit to reduce number of vehicle stops

LOS ANGELES — An elite unit of the Los Angeles Police Department has been ordered by Mayor Eric Garcetti to reduce the number of vehicle stops it conducts in response to calls from activists and an investigation by the Los Angeles Times that claims officers pulled over a disproportionate number of African Americans. On Feb. Read More…