Lead Story West Edition

Solutions are hard to come by for domestic violence victims

LOS ANGELES — Years after the National Black Women’s Health Project identified domestic violence as “the number one public health issue for women of African ancestry,” African-American women continue to be abused at disproportionately higher rates than other women and to be killed more often by a current or former spouse or lover. The National Read More…

Lead Story West Edition

Little libraries offer free books for readers of all ages

LOS ANGELES — A phenomenon with broad appeal is hop-scotching across the city lifting grins onto the sourpuss faces of busy, unsuspecting neighbors and passers-by. People of all ages and persuasion are providing free books to the public, stuffed inside of miniature castles and school buses, mounted on poles they have planted in their yards. Read More…