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Program to help restaurants placed on hold by state

SOUTH LOS ANGELES — The continued rise in coronavirus cases in Los Angeles County has resulted in a new program designed to help South Los Angeles restaurants increase business being put on hold. Mayor Eric Garcetti announced the second phase of the “LA Al Fresco” program June 26 during a press conference attended by City Read More…

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COMMUNITY REPORT: Brenda Shockley to serve as city’s chief equity officer

“I welcome this opportunity to continue to fight for racial equity and equal opportunity, and against systemic racism and injustice.” Those are the words of my deputy mayor for economic opportunity, and the first chief equity officer in Los Angeles’ history, Brenda Shockley. Recent powerful, peaceful, passionate protests underscore that we are at an inflection Read More…

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Activists demand that local officials drop support for Lacey

LOS ANGELES – Several Black activists are demanding that local officials withdraw their support of embattled District Attorney Jackie Lacey or face mass protests and political opposition during their own election campaigns this fall. Najee Ali of Project Islamic Hope and Earl Ofari Hutchinson, president of the Los Angeles Urban Policy Roundtable, who held a Read More…