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Daily Briefing: November 18, 2019

NEWS Former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg apologized for his controversial stop-and-frisk policy at a campaign event at the Christian Cultural Center, an African-American megachurch in Brooklyn.  At the peak of stop-and-frisk, 90% of people stopped were innocent, and 87% were black or Latino. Bloomberg’s apology was seen by many as a too-little, too-late peace Read More…

Entertainment Lead Story Local News Obituaries West Edition

Stars celebrate life of actor-comedian John Witherspoon

HOLLYWOOD — Black Hollywood gathered to say goodbye to actor-comedian John Witherspoon Nov. 5 at the Hall of Liberty in Forest Lawn-Hollywood Hills Memorial Park. The private service for friends and family was a celebration of life ceremony, where invited guests dressed in bright, vibrant colors. The flyer for the service invited guests to “come Read More…

Opinion Street Beat

‘What can be done to reduce the risk of wildfires?’

STREET BEAT Josh Hill Los Angeles “I think there’s an overall water management crisis and I think [that] the clear cutting that goes on doesn’t help either. Any time you clear cut you’re going to leave more brush, which is eventually going to cause more wildfires.”  Abram Mendoza Bakersfield  “Add more firefighters. … There’s so Read More…