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Black store owner calls looting ‘devastating’

LOS ANGELES — For clothing store owner Martez Malone, the events of May 31 were unexpected and devastating, but not life-altering. Malone, the owner of Yekim, a premier urban luxury brand clothing store located on a trendy strip on Melrose Avenue in West Hollywood, woke to the news that in the midst of a peaceful Read More…

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Maywood teacher faces misdemeanor charge for hitting student

EAST LOS ANGELES — A Maywood high school music teacher who was caught on widely circulated cell phone video punching a 14-year-old student during a classroom argument has been charged with a misdemeanor count of corporal injury to a child. Marston Riley, 64, of Anaheim, is accused of hitting the boy during the Nov. 2 Read More…

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Teacher arrested after classroom fight with student

By Dorany Pineda Contributing Writer MAYWOOD — A teacher at Maywood Academy High School was arrested Nov. 2 after getting into a fight with a 14-year-old student in a classroom. Marston Riley, a 64-year-old music teacher, was arrested for child abuse and booked at the East Los Angeles Sheriff’s Station that afternoon and was released Read More…