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Local officials praise Obama’s Clean Power Plan

LOS ANGELES — Mayor Eric Garcetti and Gov. Jerry Brown hailed President Barack Obama’s “Clean Power Plan” announced Monday in a bid to address climate change, saying the nation needs less debate on the topic and more action. The president’s “Clean Power Plan will add to the benefits we’re already seeing from our cities’ strong Read More…

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Community groups call for more programs for at-risk youth

LOS ANGELES — With stepped-up police patrols continuing in South Los Angeles, a group of community coalitions and clergy called on city and county officials Friday to bolster resources for gang-intervention programs and services for at-risk youth and adults. The groups spoke out in response to a wave of violence that hit South Los Angeles Read More…

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Online chatter spawns fear of violence

LOS ANGELES — Ongoing gang violence coupled with social media rumors about a 100-day, 100-murder campaign have some South Los Angeles residents taking unusual precautionary measures to avoid possible bloodshed. The violence among the gangs is rumored to be a competition to see which gang can be the first to kill 100 people, and can Read More…