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Local churches draft security plans to thwart urban terrorists, copycats

LOS ANGELES — In the days following a fatal shooting at a black church in South Carolina, and more recent fires at black churches, church officials here are moving away from discussing possible security measures and instead implementing a strategic security plan, according to several church leaders. Michael Jones, a member of Holman United Methodist Read More…

Food West Edition

WATERMELON: Summer’s hottest fruit packs flavor and fuel

LOS ANGELES – Few things scream Fourth of July like cold, juicy wedges of watermelon.  Consistently one of the most affordable fruits, watermelons are at their peak of flavor in these hot summer months. Avoid jarred seasonings, though, (even low-sodium ones), that promise added zing to fruit. Instead, pump up watermelon’s already fantastic flavor with Read More…

This Week in Black History West Edition

Great Moments in Black History

July 6, 2002 Former Compton resident Serena Williams wins her first Wimbledon tennis tournament, defeating her sister Venus, winning her first Grand Slam singles title and capturing the world No. 1 ranking, thereby becoming only the third African-American woman to hold that title. – For more information on black history, arts and culture, visit www.caamuseum.org