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Residents confront leaders about rise in gang violence

SOUTH LOS ANGELES — A woman stood at the microphone in the sanctuary of Hamilton United Methodist Church Sept. 13 and pleaded with a panel of gang interventionists and law enforcement personnel on behalf of her remaining son. She was speaking at an emergency meeting called by City Councilman Marqueece Harris-Dawson to address the recent Read More…

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Leimert Park’s future on the line?

LOS ANGELES – Shacole Hamlett moved from Orange County to Leimert Park after doing her senior thesis at UC Irvine on the popular African American art and business district just east of Crenshaw Boulevard. “I ended up wanting to live in the community after writing about it,” she said, lured by the sense of “spirituality and Read More…