Making a Difference West Edition

MAKING A DIFFERENCE: Watts service organization rose from ashes of 1965 riots

WATTS — Before the 1965 riots, pressure in the community was mounting. “There weren’t enough jobs, there was little housing, our education was terrible, young people did not have opportunities to work, there was no employment or job training activities,” Timothy Watkins, president and chief executive officer of Watts Labor Community Action Committee, said. “In […]

Lead Story West Edition

Federal agency greenlights plan to redevelop Jordan Downs

WATTS — The federal government has approved the proposed redevelopment of Jordan Downs, one of the four public housing developments in Watts, city officials announced June 9. The green light from U.S Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to begin demolition at the 49-acre site is a step closer to its transformation into a […]