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MAKING A DIFFERENCE: Watts service organization rose from ashes of 1965 riots

WATTS — Before the 1965 riots, pressure in the community was mounting. “There weren’t enough jobs, there was little housing, our education was terrible, young people did not have opportunities to work, there was no employment or job training activities,” Timothy Watkins, president and chief executive officer of Watts Labor Community Action Committee, said. “In…

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L.A. DIGEST: Price marks opening of latest park

LOS ANGELES — City Councilman Curren D. Price Jr., the Los Angeles Department of Recreation and Parks and hundreds of local children gathered on April 30 to celebrate the grand opening of Vermont Gage Park — a $1.7 million, inclusive playground that unites children of all abilities. The new park was designed by Shane’s Inspiration,…

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