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Cleanup efforts begin after weekend of protests, vandalism

LOS ANGELES — Cleanup efforts were underway June 1 in the Fairfax District, Santa Monica, Long Beach and other areas following a dramatic weekend that saw brazen looting and vandalism amid multiple protests against police brutality. Law enforcement authorities braced for more demonstrations and cities issued curfews in hopes of quelling violence. Demonstrations have increased Read More…

Columnists Earl Ofari Hutchinson Opinion

THE HUTCHINSON REPORT: Not enough has changed in 50 years

A couple of friends and I stood transfixed with hundreds of others on the corner several blocks from my house in South L.A. watching what seemed like a horrid page out of “Dante’s Inferno.” But this wasn’t the classic writer’s epic poem. This was real life. Liquor stores, a laundromat, and two cleaners blazed away. Read More…