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Program gives black youth a viable path to college

LOS ANGELES – “I love you, dad.” The words still bring tears to Elliott David’s eyes. The 64-year-old from Watts hears them over the phone every day from his 18-year-old twins Alexander and Matthew. The boys headed off to separate colleges recently. “My babies have become men,” said Elliott, who credits College Bound, a nonprofit Read More…

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Three years after her son’s death, grieving mother seeks justice

LOS ANGELES — For Anya Slaughter, March 24 is a bitter anniversary. Three years ago, Pasadena police fatally shot her 19-year-old son, Kendrec McDade, while responding to an armed robbery call. While Slaughter settled a lawsuit with the city of Pasadena, she said she wants a public release of a report on the incident prepared Read More…

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New quake prediction spurs community organization

Volunteers from a South Los Angeles emergency readiness organization are stepping up their efforts after a recent report suggested the chances for an earthquake of 8.0 magnitude or larger is more likely to hit Southern California within the next 30 years. The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) issued the report March 10, saying the likelihood of Read More…