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Newly Discovered Planet Similar to Earth, says JPL
July 29, 2015
NASA's Kepler orbiting telescope confirmed the existence of an ``older, bigger cousin to Earth'' 1,400 light years away – the first planet known to be in a habitable zone around a sun-like star, the Jet Propulsion Laboratory announced last week. ... read more »
Watts Village Theater Company Receives California Arts Council ‘Local Impact’ Grant
July 29, 2015
Funds will allow Watts Village Theater Company to extend the reach of the arts to those with limited access ... read more »
Bass Introduces Housing, Healthcare Legislation for Foster Youth
July 29, 2015
As part of her work to ensure that foster youth are successful as they move into adulthood and to combat some of the startling statistics about former foster youth, Congresswoman Karen Bass (D-CA) joined the Congressional Caucus on Foster Youth co-chairs Reps. Tom Marino (R-PA), Jim McDermott (D-WA), Jim Langevin (D-RI), Diane Black (R-TN) and Trent Franks (R-AZ) to introduce H.R. 3160, the "Foster Youth Independence Act of 2015." This legislation will enable foster youth to continue to receive much-needed resources as they transition into adulthood and independence. ... read more »
HU Scripps Howard School of Journalism announces $500,000 Challenge Grant from 21st Century Fox
July 24, 2015
Hampton University’s Scripps Howard School of Journalism and Communications recently announced a $500,000 Challenge Grant from 21st Century Fox, the world’s leading portfolio of film and television brands ... read more »
L.A. Speech and Language Therapy Center Students to Perform in 2015 Special Olympics World Summer Games
July 24, 2015
The games will host more than 7,000 special needs athletes from 170 nations and are expected to bring out more than half a million attendees ... read more »
Paul Quinn College Extends Scholarships to 55 California Students
July 23, 2015
The end of summer is near and students are preparing to ship off to college. 55 students from sunny California will soon prepare to become a part of the freshman class at Paul Quinn College, a private HBCU in Dallas, Texas, on August 2. ... read more »
Inglewood Mayor James T. Butts Jr., Leading the city into a Better Tomorrow
July 23, 2015
Inglewood mayor James T. Butts Jr., discusses city project updates and the State of the city Adrdress ... read more »
Obama praises Nigerian leader for pursuing safety, security
July 23, 2015
President Barack Obama welcomed Nigeria's new president to the Oval Office on Monday and praised him for working to bring "safety, security and peace" to a nation challenged by economic strains, a history of corruption and violence unleashed by the Islamic extremist group Boko Haram. ... read more »
This Week in Black History (July 22)
July 23, 2015
A week by week lesson on Black History. ... read more »
Board of Equalization Will Accept Cash Payments from Medical Cannabis Business Operators
July 22, 2015
Medical cannabis business owners may pay their tax liability to the California State Board of Equalization (BOE) in cash, simply by securing a seller’s permit from the Board of Equalization (BOE) and submitting a written request. ... read more »
National Commission on Hunger Faces Uphill Challenge
July 22, 2015
Feeding the nation’s increased numbers of hungry citizens has become an uphill challenge for local and national organizations alike. ... read more »
Unemployment Drops in Los Angeles
July 22, 2015
The seasonally adjusted unemployment rate in Los Angeles County dropped to 7.4 percent in June, down from 7.6 percent the previous month, the state Employment Development Department reported. ... read more »
St. Francis, St. Vincent among Six Hospitals Sold
July 22, 2015
The Daughters of Charity Health System announced it plans to sell its six hospitals, including two in Southern California, to an investment firm. ... read more »
Councilman Curren D Price, Jr. Present 20th Annual Central Avenue Jazz Festival
July 22, 2015
The two-day family friendly event is expected to draw thousands of music-loving Angelenos to historic Central Avenue as the festival celebrates 20 years of music and entertainment. ... read more »
California proposes historic $1.5M fine for taking water
July 22, 2015
The fine reflects the rising severity of California's four-year drought ... read more »
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