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City to expand jobs program for formerly incarcerated

LOS ANGELES — Mayor Eric Garcetti announced Jan. 16 that the city had received a three-year, $10 million grant from the California Department of Transportation to extend its New Roads to Second Chances program that gives formerly incarcerated Angelenos employment opportunities in street maintenance and cleaning. “Los Angeles is a place where everybody belongs, and we’ll Read More…

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New apartment complex provides needed housing in South L.A.

SOUTH LOS ANGELES — While rent prices continue to rise in the area, a new affordable-housing complex has opened more than 100 units to low-income families. Rolland Curtis Gardens, a new South L.A. affordable housing complex, opened Nov. 7. The opening was attended by Mayor Eric Garcetti and L.A. City Councilman Marqueece Harris-Dawson. The new Read More…

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Destination Crenshaw to get $15 million from MTA

SOUTH LOS ANGELES — Destination Crenshaw, an outdoor museum celebrating the people and culture of South Los Angeles, moved a step closer to becoming a reality July 25 when the board of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority approved spending $15 million for the project.   The project will be part of the Crenshaw/LAX Transit Project, an Read More…