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Dodgers celebrate Jackie Robinson Day with win over Reds

LOS ANGELES — The Los Angeles Dodgers joined the rest of Major League Baseball in marking the 72nd anniversary of Jackie Robinson breaking baseball’s color line April 15. Robinson’s widow Rachel, daughter Sharon and son David threw out the ceremonial first pitch before the game at Dodger Stadium against the Cincinnati Reds, which saw the Read More…

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How can we reduce gang violence in South L.A.?

STREET BEAT: Alex Perez Santa Monica “We need to respectful of each other and grow with each other.” Mychelle Los Angeles “We need to start with our community and pray to God, he will free us from all of this violence.” Johnny Los Angeles “We need to be good to each other and treat each Read More…

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Black Florida mayor brings presidential campaign to Watts

WATTS — Democratic presidential candidate Wayne Messam visited Watts April 12, touring the area, meeting with community leaders and discussing issues such as gun violence and education. Messam, the mayor of Miramar, Florida, also spoke with members of the Black Los Angeles Young Democrats at the headquarters of the African American Voter Registration, Education, and Read More…