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Larry Aubry, advocate for social justice, dies at 86

LOS ANGELES — Longtime writer and civic activist Larry Aubry, a staunch champion for social justice for more than 50 years, has died. Aubry, 86, who was known for writing scathing and insightful commentaries that exposed corruption, wrongdoing and the inequalities facing African Americans, died at Centinela Hospital Medical Center in Inglewood May 16. The Read More…

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Sativa Water District now under county management

By Dennis J. Freeman Contributing Writer COMPTON — Martha Barajas, a longtime Compton resident, has been leading the charge for Sativa Water District to be disbanded altogether for the district’s practice of delivering unsafe water to its customers. On Nov. 1 she got her wish when County Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas, state Sen. Steve Bradford and Read More…