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Lakers Sign J.R. Smith
July 1, 2020
The Los Angeles Lakers have signed guard J.R. Smith as a Substitute Player for the NBA season restart, it was announced today by Vice President of Basketball Operations and General Manager Rob Pelinka. Per team policy, terms of the deal were not released. ... read more »
STATEMENT FROM ROBERT FULLER’S FAMILY ATTORNEY ON THE DEATH OF FULLER’S HALF-BROTHER
June 17, 2020
“This afternoon I had to notify the sisters of Robert Fuller that their half-brother Terron Jammal Boone was killed by Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputies in Kern County. ... read more »
WATCH: Bakewell Media Chairman Danny Bakewell Sr. Talks Police Bill of Rights with KCAL 9
June 10, 2020
Los Angeles Sentinel Executive Publisher Danny J. Bakewell, Sr. speaks to KCAL 9 ... read more / watch video »
Prosecutors Charge 3 More Officers in George Floyd’s Death,Upgrades Derek Chauvin Charges
June 3, 2020
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Prosecutors charged three more police officers Wednesday in the death of George Floyd and filed a new, tougher charge against the officer at the center of the case, ... read more »
Community Activist and Sentinel Columnist Larry Aubry Dies
May 16, 2020
It is with sadness that we report long time Sentinel columnist Larry Aubry has passed. Aubry began writing for the L.A. Sentinel in the early 1980s, ... read more »
Soul Singer “No Pain No Gain” Betty Wright Has Passed Away at 66
May 10, 2020
Soul singer, Betty Wright has died at age 66, according to her family. The “No Pain (No Gain)” and “Tonight Is the Night” hitmaker passed away on Sunday morning, ... read more »
Los Angeles County Sheriff Villanueva Subpoenaed Regarding COVID-19 Jail Policies
May 9, 2020
Civilian Oversight Commission issues its first Subpoena, only months after voters approve Measure R. Los Angeles, CA – The Justice LA COVID-19 Response team commends the Civilian Oversight Commision for utilizing their subpoena power provided by Measure R during the COVID-19 health crisis. ... read more »
Little Richard, Flamboyant Rock ‘N’ Roll Pioneer, Dead at 87
May 9, 2020
NASHVILLE (AP) — Little Richard, the self-proclaimed “architect of rock ‘n’ roll” whose piercing wail, pounding piano and towering pompadour irrevocably altered popular music while introducing black R&B to white America, ... read more »
Andre Harrell, Who Discovered P. Diddy and Founded Uptown Label, is Dead at 59
May 9, 2020
Andre Harrell, the longtime music executive who founded the hip-hop label Uptown Records and mentored Sean “Puff Daddy” Combs, died Friday at age 59, DJ D-Nice announced on his Instagram Live. ... read more »
LOS ANGELES COUNTY GOLF COURSES AND TRAILS REOPEN SATURDAY, MAY 9; PARKS REMAIN OPEN MOTHER’S DAY, SUNDAY, MAY 10
May 7, 2020
The Los Angeles County Department of Parks and Recreation (LA County Parks) will reopen its golf courses and trails on Saturday, May 9. Local, community, and regional parks will stay open on Sunday, May 10. LA County Parks invites the public to safely enjoy its parks, golf courses, and trails by following guidelines and precautions to prevent the spread of COVID-19. ... read more »
WATCH: Pasadena’s Councilmember John J. Kennedy Encourages Community to Participate in the 2020 Census
May 6, 2020
Pasadena’s District 3 Councilmember John J. Kennedy encourages all Pasadena residents to do their part and participate in the 2020 Census. ... read more »
Ahmaud Arbery Family Demands Arrests 2 Months After Son Shot Dead
May 6, 2020
SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — The parents of a black man slain in a pursuit by two white men armed with guns called for immediate arrests Wednesday as they faced the prospect of waiting a month or longer before a Georgia grand jury could consider bringing charges. ... read more »
Activist Group Sues LA County and Sheriff Over Jail Conditions Due to COVID-19
April 24, 2020
Los Angeles, CA – The JusticeLA Covid-19 Response Team, a diverse team of more than 40 local and statewide organizations have filed a lawsuit against Los Angeles County and the Sheriff over jail conditions due to COVID-19. ... read more »
BREAKING NEWS: Fire Breaks Out at Historic Vision Theatre in Leimert Park
April 21, 2020
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Fire damaged an art deco theater under renovation in the Leimert Park area of Los Angeles before dawn Tuesday, the Fire Department said. ... read more »
Council President Emeritus Wesson Calls on Secretary Padilla to Increase Voting Centers In Response to Working Group Recommendations
April 21, 2020
LOS ANGELES – Los Angeles City Council President Emeritus Herb Wesson has called on California Secretary of State Alex Padilla to reject the Secretary’s COVID-19 November Elections Working Group’s recommendation to waive state legal requirements for in-person voting and replace them with an alternative plan of establishing in-person voting “goals,” which would give local officials discretion to establish their own in-person voting standards. ... read more »
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