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City of Refuge, Chef Loretta Jones Host Thanksgiving Feast

 Bishop Noel Jones and Chef Loretta Jones hosted the 13th annual community-wide free Thanksgiving Feast on Nov. 21, at City of Refuge Church, 14527 S. San Pedro Street in Gardena. An overflowing crowd attended the event and enjoyed a hot meal, friendship and fellowship. Congresswoman Maxine Waters and NBA player Matt Barnes were on hand as well for the ceremonial turkey carving. City of Refuge volunteers also distributed free groceries, clothes, shoes and personal hygiene kits. In addition, barbers and stylists provided free haircuts and grooming.                             “The importance of being kind, particularly at Thanksgiving, is a way to celebrate

NBA suspends Matt Barnes 2 games for fight with Knicks coach

NEW YORK (AP) — The NBA suspended Memphis Grizzlies forward Matt Barnes two games without pay Monday for what the league said was a “physical altercation” with Derek Fisher and for “threatening” the New York Knicks coach in October. The league investigated the Oct. 3 incident in Redondo Beach, California, between Barnes and Fisher — former teammates with the Los Angeles Lakers from 2010-12. The Grizzlies had just wrapped up a week of training camp, and a person with knowledge of the situation told The Associated Press in October the incident occurred while Fisher attended a gathering at the home