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Little Tokyo has concerns about Southeast rail line

By Jose Ivan Cazares Contributing Writer LOS ANGELES — A new 20-mile-long light rail line between Artesia and downtown Los Angeles is in the planning stages by the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) and is scheduled to start construction in 2022. The West Santa Ana Branch Transit Corridor, also known as the Eco-Line, would travel through Read More…

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Struggling Crenshaw businesses receive operations grants

By Shirley Hawkins Contributing Writer CRENSHAW — Chip Smith, co-owner of Harrison-Ross Mortuary, is smiling more this week. At a town hall rally earlier this month, Smith informed a group of local business owners that his business was floundering due to the construction of the Crenshaw-LAX Light Rail Line that has been blocking sidewalks from Read More…

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Crenshaw construction bad for business, owners say

By Shirley Hawkins Contributing Writer CRENSHAW — The Harrison-Ross Funeral Home has been operating on Crenshaw Boulevard for more than 75 years. Lately, business hasn’t been so great. Round-the-clock construction to build the Crenshaw-LAX Light Rail Line is taking its toll on the funeral home and other local businesses. “They’ve closed off the main thoroughfare Read More…