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ON THE MONEY: What the government shutdown reveals about us

With the government shutdown in our rear-view mirror, it’s a good idea to identify the elephant in the room. Instead of saving at a level that can make work optional, retailers are delighted to see that Americans have embraced the mantra, “Spend, baby spend!” As I have stated on nationally syndicated TV and radio programs, Read More…


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MAKING A DIFFERENCE: Organization serves residents in the Vernon-Central community

SOUTH LOS ANGELES — The California Coalition for Responsible Community Development (CRCD) was founded in 2005 to specifically service the needs of the Vernon-Central neighborhood of South Los Angeles.  The founders all had roots in this area and wanted to ensure that the residents and small businesses had the resources they needed to thrive. As Read More…

STREET BEAT: Do you think Kamala Harris can be elected president?

City to require contractors to disclose ties with NRA

Black Lives Matter leader may have charges dropped

LOS ANGELES — City prosecutors agreed Feb. 7 to a resolution of criminal charges against a prominent local Black Lives Matter activist, agreeing to drop the case in six months if she adheres to guidelines aimed at preventing her from disrupting Los Angeles Police Commission meetings. The “negotiated disposition” with Melina Abdullah, a Cal State Read More…

Protests continue over charges against BLM activist

Four Lynwood students to travel abroad in summer

Professional Sports West Edition

Baseball Hall of Fame trailblazer Frank Robinson dies

LOS ANGELES — Frank Robinson, the Hall of Fame outfielder and two-time World Series champion who became the first African-American manager in Major League Baseball, died Feb. 7 at his Los Angeles home. He was 83. Robinson was suffering from a long-term illness at the time of his death. He is survived by his wife, Read More…