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Veterans talk about difficulties after service

NORWALK — City officials and residents honored America’s veterans for their service to the country Nov. 11, while two speakers told of their difficulties in rejoining civilian life after their service. “I landed in a ‘psych.’ ward. I felt broken,” said former U.S. Petty Officer Fernando Lopez after leaving the Navy, where he served for Read More…

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Music Center hosts Special Arts Festival for county students

LOS ANGELES — The Music Center’s 41st annual Very Special Arts Festival Nov. 8 showcased the talents of more than 3,500 students of all abilities from schools throughout Los Angeles County.  More than 85 schools participated in the festival, which included both student and professional on-stage music and dance performances on the Music Center Plaza, Read More…

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County critical of proposed federal changes to benefits

LOS ANGELES — The county Board of Supervisors voted Oct. 22 to oppose two proposed federal rule changes that would limit access to subsidized housing and eligibility for food stamps. Supervisor Hilda Solis recommended that the board file or join litigation against the Department of Housing and Urban Development to fight one rule, proposed in Read More…