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South L.A. clergy holds prayer service for synagogue shooting victims

By Shirley Hawkins Contributing Writer SOUTH LOS ANGELES — They came in a show of solidarity. With the senseless shootings of Oct. 27 at the Tree of Life synagogue in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, still on everybody’s mind, dozens of African-American and Jewish worshippers gathered at First AME Church Nov. 1 for a Tree of Life Interfaith Read More…

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Supervisors establish rent control in unincorporated areas of county

Wave Wire Services LOS ANGELES — Over protests from landlords and real estate brokers, the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors voted 4-1 Sept. 11 in favor of an ordinance to temporarily limit rent increases to 3 percent in unincorporated areas of the county. Dozens of renters turned out carrying signs reading “The rent is Read More…