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Ridley-Thomas hosts annual Empowerment Congress Summit

WILLOWBROOK — How civic engagement can transform communities was on display Jan. 19 at the 27th annual Empowerment Congress Summit on Martin Luther King Jr. holiday weekend. About 1,200 people attended the summit at the Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science.  The summit featured speeches from county Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas, founder of the Read More…

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Alhambra Rose Parade float wins Princess Trophy

PASADENA — The city of Alhambra’s float received the Princess Trophy in the Jan. 1 Tournament of Roses Parade for the most outstanding floral presentation among entries less than 35 feet. The float, with a theme “Home to Tweet Home,” was designed and built by Phoenix Float. For the first time in its 130-year history, Read More…

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Muhammad Ali exhibit offers insightful look at icon

BEVERLY HILLS — Like the man himself, the “Muhammad Ali: The Greatest of All Time” exhibit displayed at the Beverly Center through the first week of February, is somber at times, bold in just about every way and spectacular and nuanced in its complexity to introduce or re-introduce people to the life and ways of Read More…