Community Local News West Edition

Councilman marks success of community safety initiative

SOUTH LOS ANGELES — City Councilman Marqueece Harris-Dawson celebrated the success of his South L.A. Community Safety Initiative Oct. 12 at the Fame Renaissance Center. The initiative was a summer pilot program funded by $1 million provided by the Ballmer Foundation, Weingart Foundation, and the California Wellness Foundation. The program’s objective was to minimize, and Read More…

Community Lead Story Local News News West Edition

Fears voiced about gentrification at film screening

Documentary about Seattle sparks concerns in Leimert Park LEIMERT PARK — A screening of “On the Brink,” a new documentary about the gentrification of Seattle’s Central District — a former black enclave — sparked a discussion Sept. 20 at the KAOS Network. A panel featuring Ben Caldwell, executive director of the KAOS Network; Donald King, Read More…

Community Local News West Edition

Homeless advocates voice opinions on use of state funds

LOS ANGELES — A City Council committee got an earful Sept. 4 from advocates and members of the public about how the city should spend $123 million it expects to receive from the state next year for homeless housing and services. Members of the council’s Homelessness and Poverty Committee said they want to use funding Read More…