E.J. Jackson, limousine company owner, dies

SOUTH LOS ANGELES — Funeral services are pending for E.J. Jackson, the South Los Angeles limousine company owner whose annual Thanksgiving turkey giveaway provided meals for thousands of needy families for more than three decades. Ellsworth Jackson died Nov. 1 of an apparent heart attack, according to his family. “His legacy will live on, and…

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Longtime community activist Joe Hicks dies

LOS ANGELES — Funeral plans are pending for Joe R. Hicks, a longtime political and social commentator, Los Angeles community leader and civil rights activist who formerly headed the city’s Human Relations Commission and the local chapter of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference. His death was announced by Community Advocates Inc. He was co-founder and…

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