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Angelenos gather to honor Martin Luther King Jr.

LOS ANGELES — The pomp and pageantry of the 34th Annual Kingdom Day Parade was on full display Jan. 21 as floats, high school bands, newsmakers and activists convened in South L.A. to celebrate the memory and legacy of America’s apostle of peace. Thousands gathered on a crisp and sunny day to commemorate Dr. Martin Read More…

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Destination Crenshaw project unveiled in South L.A.

By Dennis J. Freeman Contributing Writer CRENSHAW — Residents were given a preview of what a new and revitalized Crenshaw Boulevard will look like once the Crenshaw Rail Line construction is completed Dec. 8. Eighth District City Councilman Marqueece Harris-Dawson invited residents, local elected officials and other dignitaries to look at renderings and her planners 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…