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County Gets $9.9 Million to Help Neighbors Affected by LAX Noise
July 22, 2021
The Los Angeles County Development Authority announced today it has been awarded a $9.9 million grant that will go toward sound insulation improvements for residents affected by noise from nearby Los Angeles International Airport. ... read more »
 Metro CEO Stephanie Wiggins Intends to Build a Progressive and Inclusive Metro for L.A. 
July 22, 2021
In an exclusive conversation with the Los Angeles Sentinel, Metro’s CEO talks equity, inclusion, safety and completion of the Crenshaw Line as the priorities on her long and aggressive To-Do List ... read more »
Company Will Pay You $125 to Participate in Research Project
July 22, 2021
Evitarus, a Black-owned Los Angeles-based public opinion research firm, is surveying African Americans in California to gauge opinions on healthcare and racism. The goal of the project, the company says, is to gather data that can influence healthcare policy.  ... read more »
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Police Arrest 40 People at Koreatown Transgender Protest
July 19, 2021
Police said today that 40 people were arrested in Koreatown during another round of violent, dueling demonstrations regarding transgender rights. ... read more »
Court Reaffirms There is NO “Dispute Who Actually Owns the Rose Bowl Game”
July 15, 2021
A federal judge today dismissed the Pasadena Tournament of Roses’® lawsuit against the City of Pasadena, noting that the city’s acknowledgment that the Tournament owns the Rose Bowl Game® trademark rendered much of the lawsuit moot. ... read more »
Jury Selection Begins in Trial of West Hollywood Political Donor Ed Buck
July 15, 2021
A jury of seven women and five men was sworn in today for the federal criminal trial of former political donor Ed Buck, who is accused of providing methamphetamine to two men who overdosed and died in his West Hollywood apartment. ... read more »
Reward in 2009 Inglewood Shooting of Preschool Teacher Now Totals $35,000
July 15, 2021
The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors offered or renewed $10,000 rewards today for information leading to the killers of a 24-year-old preschool teacher sitting in a parked car in Inglewood in 2009 and a 53-year-old father of three shot to death in the backyard of his Windsor Hills home in 2019. ... read more »
Young Black Creative Debuts Pop-up Art Gallery
July 15, 2021
Expressing herself is rarely a problem for Shalandrea Houchen. In fact, her range of diverse experiences helps the young Los Angeles native to excel in several creative endeavors. Houchen not only boasts a background in acting, singing and modern dancing, but she also spent the last eight years managing the opening of successful restaurants in New York City.  It was in NYC that she discovered her gift for designing pop-up art installations by presenting What’s Ya Zodiac, an interactive gallery showcasing the 12 Zodiac signs. ... read more »
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Summer Movie Nights in South LA Parks
July 15, 2021
Join in on the Summer Park activities for South LA youth and families coordinated by the office of Councilmember Marqueece Harris-Dawson ... read more »
Councilmember Curren Price Addresses Needs of Neighbors Affected by Botched Fireworks Detonation
July 15, 2021
More than 100 residents came out on July 12 to Trinity Recreation Center for a community forum, hosted by Councilmember Curren Price and the South Central Neighborhood Council, regarding the LAPD Bomb Squad truck explosion that occurred at 27th and San Pedro streets. ... read more »
Two Women Lead Metro to New Heights; First Time in 28-Year History
July 15, 2021
Metro CEO Stephanie Wiggins and newly appointed Metro Chair Supervisor Hilda Solis outline the vision of Metro in the annual State of the Agency Address.  Solis and Wiggins will be the first combination of women, as chair and CEO to concurrently serve at Metro in its 28-year history. ... read more »
LADWP Hires First-ever Chief Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Officer
July 10, 2021
As part of the ongoing initiatives to advance diversity and equity, Monique Earl has been named to lead the newly-created Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion at the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power. ... read more »
Mayor Garcetti Appoints Taelor Bakewell to Housing Authority Commission
July 8, 2021
Taelor Bakewell represents a strong voice for the Black community as the newly commissioned board member for the Housing Authority of the City of Los Angeles (HACLA). Bakewell pulls strength and motivation from her loved ones and incorporates that support into bigger strides for improvement within the City of Los Angeles. Commissioner Bakewell was appointed to HACLA’s Board on May 25, 2021. ... read more »
THE ALLIANCE – THE 11 PRO SPORTS TEAMS IN GREATER LA UNITED AS ALLIES FOR COMMUNITIES OF COLOR – IS HOLDING A UNITY MARCH & DIALOGUE ON JULY 18
July 8, 2021
In an event that will bring together youth, community members, representatives from the 11 pro sports organizations of greater Los Angeles, LAPD officers and civic leaders, the public is welcomed to the student-led The Alliance Unity March & Dialogue to emphasize Los Angeles is united against racism. The event is July 18th and begins at 10am. ... read more »
UPDATE: CALTRANS PAUSES SALE OF HAWKINS BURGERS PROPERTY
July 8, 2021
Following a story reported in last week’s Los Angeles Sentinel regarding Hawkins House of Burgers and Caltrans, the California Department of Transportation has decided to pause the sale of the state-owned parcel of land in the hopes of resolving the land dispute with one of the City of Watts most iconic Black-owned businesses. ... read more »
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