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Mural project spruces up lives of South L.A. young people

SOUTH LOS ANGELES — “Speak Life,” “Share Life,” and “Take Flight,” are some of the positive messages on a new colorful mural painted by local at-risk middle school and high school students and community artist Moses Ball.  The eight-week Blue Shield Promise Community Art Therapy program was held in collaboration with the Boys and Girls Read More…

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Leimert Park Village Book Fair to celebrate the culture

LEIMERT PARK — The 13th annual Leimert Park Village Book Fair will celebrate the culture of African Americans Aug. 24 at the Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Plaza. This year’s theme, “We Do This for the Culture: Celebrating Our Collective Culture,” not only recognizes the influence of hip-hop culture but it also supports the book fair’s mission Read More…

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Abandoned building found with 40 people living inside

SOUTH LOS ANGELES — A commercial building where several dozen people reportedly were living illegally was evacuated June 21 and authorities were working to arrange for temporary housing for them. “Today, my office led a mass and orchestrated effort to come to the aid of dozens of people living in deplorable conditions inside a former Read More…