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…

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…

Columnists Community Local News Street Beat

COMMUNITY REPORT: Gang reduction program helps youth grow and develop

Christian Taylor could have chosen a very different path. Struggling at home and school, there was very little to stop him from following in his brother’s footsteps and joining a gang. But something changed. During middle school, Taylor enrolled in our Gang Reduction and Youth Development (GRYD) program which delivers prevention and intervention services that Read More…