Community Street Beat

‘Do you agree with the governor’s decision to suspend the death penalty?’

STREET BEAT: Jay Hart North Hollywood “It’s a good thing because it’s not used. It’s cruel and inhumane. It’s worse than putting them out of their misery. You suffer more in jail than by dying.” Mikaela Randolph Los Angeles “I’m in support of it, temporarily. We need research on how much money we’re spending and Read More…

Making a Difference West Edition

ICYO gives inner-city youth a chance to perform

MAKING A DIFFERENCE: In the summer of 2009, DaQuan Robinson, 15, was worried. His summer music program was canceled and the young bass player could not imagine going the entire summer without playing.  Determined to not let that happen, he reached out to Charles Dickerson, who was a conductor at the program.  Dickerson agreed to Read More…

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Sheriff says he will stop reinstating fired deputies

LOS ANGELES — Decisions to fire as many as 400 deputies need to be reconsidered, but review by a “Truth and Reconciliation” panel is on hold, Sheriff Alex Villanueva told the county Board of Supervisors March 12. “They’re pretty much frozen right now,” Villanueva said of the panel’s work. “We actually do listen, despite what Read More…