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…

Cheers West Edition

CHEERS!

Wave Staff Report Robert F. Kennedy School for Visual Arts and Humanities student Samantha Galindo was recently honored at the Children’s Defense Fund–California’s 28th annual Beat the Odds awards ceremony on Dec. 6, at the Skirball Cultural Center in Los Angeles. The celebration honored five Los Angeles high school “stars” in recognition of their excellence Read More…

Lead Story West Edition

Community groups declare state of emergency in South L.A. over police shootings

SOUTH LOS ANGELES — Prominent community and labor organizations are calling for a state of emergency in Los Angeles while urging Mayor Eric Garcetti and the Los Angeles City Council to act with urgency to hold the Los Angeles Police Department accountable and address the disproportionate use of lethal force against black and Latino residents. Read More…