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McKinnor Becomes 12th Member of State’s Black Caucus
July 7, 2022
First introduced by Assemblymember Jose Medina (D-Riverside) in January, Assembly Bill (AB) 1743, would require planning agencies to include in their annual reports the number of units that have received a certificate of occupancy in the prior year.  ... read more »
Langford Named WRD Division One Director
February 17, 2022
Joy Langford has been appointed as director of Division One by the board of directors of the Water Replenishment District of  Southern California.  ... read more »
Man who drove truck onto sidewalk gets beaten, dies near LA
October 12, 2021
A man died after he tried to hit people on a sidewalk with his truck, crashed against a building and then was pulled out and beaten by the group in Southern California, authorities said. The man was asked to leave a business in Hawthorne early Saturday and then argued with someone while walking to his truck, said Lt. Hugo Reynaga of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department. ... read more »
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Leader of Pharmacy Robbery Crew Sentenced to Prison
September 29, 2021
A Lynwood man was sentenced today to 20 years behind bars for running a crew that committed 15 armed robberies of independent, mom-and-pop pharmacies across Southern California, with the intent of illegally selling the stolen prescription medication. Tyrome ``Boobie'' Lewis, 26, was found guilty in June of all eight felony charges he faced. Lewis has been in federal custody since his arrest in July 2019, according to the U.S. Attorney's Office. ... read more »
Hawthorne Woman, Boyfriend Charged in 7-Year-Old Girl’s Death
September 15, 2021
A Hawthorne woman and her boyfriend are facing murder and other charges stemming from the death of the woman's 7-year-old daughter, authorities announced today. The girl's mother, Ida Helen Brockman, 30, is charged with one count each of murder and child abuse resulting in death, while her boyfriend, Malachi Xavier Whalen, 29, is charged with one count each of murder, torture and assault on a child causing death. ... read more »
Sen. Steven Bradford Commits to Building Upon Weber’s Legacy as Next Black Caucus Chair
January 7, 2021
Last week, the California Legislative Black Caucus (CLBC) elected Sen. Steven Bradford (D-Gardena) chair of the group comprised of African Americans serving in State Legislature. Bradford, 60, who is the longest serving member in the caucus and the only African American member in the California Senate, is succeeding the CLBC’s outgoing chair Dr. Shirley N. Weber (D-San Diego). ... read more »
Waters Announces Over $1 Billion in Paycheck Protection Program Loans
October 1, 2020
Congresswoman Maxine Waters (CA-43), Chairwoman of the House Financial Services Committee, released a district data sheet which summarizes Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) data provided by the Small Business Administration (SBA) regarding loans made to businesses in Gardena, Harbor City, Hawthorne, Inglewood, Lawndale, Lomita, Los Angeles, Playa Vista, and Torrance. Over one billion dollars in PPP loans were awarded to 10,750 businesses within Congresswoman Waters’ congressional district. ... read more »
Waters Announces Over $1 Billion in Paycheck Protection Program Loans 
September 24, 2020
PPP Loans Awarded to 10,750 CA-43 Businesses in Gardena, Harbor City, Hawthorne, Inglewood, Lawndale, Lomita, Los Angeles, Playa Vista, and Torrance Areas   ... read more »
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Rep. Maxine Waters Keynotes California Statewide Black Graduation
June 25, 2020
Congresswoman Maxine Waters (CA-43) served as the virtual keynote speaker for more than 2,500 African American graduates from 24 colleges across the state of California on Friday, June 19. The virtual graduation was organized by students and one of the founders of Brunch 2 Bomb, Adrienne Reed, as a salute to Black graduates in the Class of 2020 who were not able to have traditional graduation ceremonies due to the coronavirus pandemic. ... read more »
Farm Box Grab and GO Distributed over 3,000 Boxes to Residents in Compton
June 20, 2020
Farm Box Grab and Go Food Program distributed more than 3,000 boxes to residents in Compton. This was an eight-week partnership between First Five L.A., Best Start, Community Health Councils (CHC), and SEE-LA (Sustainable Economic Enterprise.) ... read more »
District Attorney Jackie Lacey Files Assault Charge Against LAPD Officer, Will Not File Charges for Curfew Violations, Failure to Disperse
June 11, 2020
Los Angeles County District Attorney Jackie Lacey announced this week that a Los Angeles police officer has been charged with an on-duty assault of a 28-year-old man in April. ... read more »
The Heinous Murder of George Floyd and Race in America
June 4, 2020
As Vice-Chair of the California Legislative Black Caucus and Chair of the Senate Select Committee on the Status of Boys and Men of Color — and more importantly, as a human being — I am appalled by the senseless killing of George Floyd. His death is another tragic reminder of the police violence that has devastated Black families and communities for decades. ... read more »
Rep. Maxine Waters Recognizes Los Angeles Southwest College President’s Scholars
May 28, 2020
Congresswoman Maxine Waters (CA-43) joined with Los Angeles Southwest College President, Dr. Seher Ahwan, administrators, faculty, and staff to virtually honor 130 students who earned the 2020 President’s Scholars recognition. ... read more »
CHANGE & SAVE WATER CONSERVATION PROGRAM SERVES MORE THAN 300 FAMILIES DURING COVID-19 SHUTDOWN
May 14, 2020
In February, West Basin Municipal Water District launched Change & Save, a water conservation program designed to assist communities in West Basin’s service area that have historically lower participation rates in water conservation programs. To date, the Change & Save program has served more than 300 households in Inglewood, Hawthorne, Lawndale, Gardena, Carson, and Lennox.  ... read more »
Celebration of Life: Andrew LaVelle Price II
January 9, 2020
Andrew LaVelle Price II, affectionally called Boobie was welcomed into this life on August 18, 1983 by his proud parents, Andrew “The Hawk” Price and Demetra Price (Dede) in Los Angeles, California. Andrew was the only child born of this union. Andrew accepted Christ at an early age and loved the Lord and was a God-fearing young man. His favorite scripture was Matthew 6:11-16. ... read more »
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