local government

Tonya McKenzie: Making History in Redondo Beach

San Jose native Tonya McKenzie is the first African American woman to run for Redondo Beach City Council for the Fourth District, and if victorious, she will be the first black woman to hold the city council position. With District 4 being the least voting block (residents are voting the least), McKenzie believes that conversation, collaboration, and commonality can turn that around.

Councilmember’s Curren Price and Marqueece Harris-Dawson, Supervisor Holly Mitchell, and California Highway Patrol sponsor reward for information about the 16-year-old’s shooting death

The Los Angeles City Council and Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors have posted a combined $60,000 in reward money and the California Highway Patrol and State of California have added $50,000, for a total of $110,000, for information leading to the person or people responsible for the shooting death of a 16-year-old girl whose body was found dumped alongside the Harbor (110) Freeway.  

Tioni Theus Deserves Better 

When 24-year-old, UCLA grad student Brianna Kupfer was murdered at a furniture store in Los Angeles, I was quite shocked at how quickly the police and news media worked together to put the suspect’s description and photo out to the public.