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LAPD blames rise in gun violence on increased gang activity

LOS ANGELES — The city saw a sharp uptick in gun violence during a two-month period that included the shooting death of rapper Nipsey Hussle, according to figures presented to a City Council committee June 12. Los Angeles Police Department Assistant Chief Robert Arcos told the council’s Public Safety Committee that 214 people were injured Read More…

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BOOK CORNER: Mother writes raw memoir about her son’s tragic death

By Marissa Wells Contributing Writer Pati Poblete’s world was shattered when her son, Robby, was killed by gun violence. In “A Better Place,” Poblete shares the captivating story of how Robby’s death changed her and how she has used the horrifying experience to continue her son’s legacy. The memoir takes readers on Poblete’s raw, heart-breaking Read More…