Trial Set for Ex-TSA Officer Suspected of Allowing Marijuana to Pass Through LAX Security
November 25, 2015
A former Transportation Security Administration officer faces trial in January for allegedly accepting bribes to allow checked bags filled with marijuana to be cleared through screening checkpoints at Los Angeles International Airport. Deondre Smith, 33, of South Los Angeles, pleaded not guilty on November 19 to charges contained in a two-count indictment alleging conspiracy to distribute marijuana and bribery of a public official, according to the U.S. Attorney's Office. U.S. Magistrate Judge Alka Sagar granted Smith's release on $50,000 bail. ... read more »
Reward Offered in Case of Murdered Rapper
November 25, 2015
Authorities announced a $50,000 reward last week for information that helps solve the killing of a rapper known as ``Young B The Future,'' who was gunned down in a drive-by shooting in South Los Angeles. The crime occurred on Dec. 8, 2014, about 3:40 p.m. in the 300 block of East 118th Street. Brandon Fields, 26, was walking on the street near his home when he was shot. ... read more »
City Dismisses Case Against Freelance Journalist
November 25, 2015
With a trial date set for December 15, today representatives from Los Angeles City Attorney Mike Feuer’s office moved to dismiss misdemeanor criminal charges against freelance journalist Jasmyne Cannick. Cannick, 38, was charged with three counts of resisting a police officer resulting from being arrested on November 26, 2014 during what the Los Angeles Police Department referred to as the Ferguson protests. ... read more »
Leading the Way to Quality Healthcare Access: An Interview with the CEO of the New MLK Community Hospital
November 25, 2015
In July 2015, the new Martin Luther King Jr., Community Hospital opened its doors to much fanfare and to the delight of community members who unanimously agreed that it was well worth the wait. The Los Angeles Sentinel set down with the Chief Executive Officer of MLK, Elaine Batchlor, MD, MPH, to discuss quality care at the new MLK hospital. ... read more »
The YWCA Greater Los Angeles Host 14th Annual Rhapsody Gala Honors: BET’s Debra L. Lee, LA County Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas, and Toyota’s Tracey Underwood
November 24, 2015
On November 13, 2015, the YWCA Greater Los Angeles (YWCA-GLA) hosted their 14th annual Rhapsody Gala at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel in Beverly Hills. The Rhapsody Gala, ... read more »
Let’s Help Children of Color Breathe Easier
November 20, 2015
When breathing is easy, we can think, create, and live fuller lives. But for many communities in Los Angeles, breathing is easier said than done. There are days where I look out the window, and can’t see the mountains that surround Los Angeles. On those days, I unconsciously avoid looking at the air we are breathing, yet I know that the smog will be heavier in the lungs of children in my community who have asthma. ... read more »
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