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LEIMERT PARK ALTERCATION HALTS FILM PRODUCTION
March 17, 2021
A physical altercation between safety personnel and members of a South Los Angeles grassroots coalition on February 25 in Leimert Park Village cut short a film production and threatens future filming revenue in an area that has struggled economically, first from construction of the Metro Crenshaw/LAX Line and more recently from the Coronavirus pandemic. ... read more »
L.A. Music Performer Reflects on California’s Plan to Re-open; Local Theme Parks and Stadiums Looking to Open April 1st 
March 10, 2021
California has been making consistent strides towards lowering COVID-19 related deaths and reducing person-to-person transmission. This is creating an opportunity for less restrictive guidelines to be applied to the golden state.  Leilia is an L.A. native, born to perform and share her musical talents. She reflected on the opportunity of performing again as Los Angeles prepares to reopen. ... read more »
White Person Who Jumped Vaccine Line in Black Area Shares Their Story
March 4, 2021
On Feb. 22, a White Pasadena resident says “they” received an e-mail from a friend containing access codes to get vaccinated for COVID-19 in a nearby neighborhood that is predominantly Black. The problem? Those codes were meant for people in Latino and Black communities that have been hit hardest by the pandemic. ... read more »
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Stay-At-Home Order Keeps Public Home Amid COVID-19 Surge
December 10, 2020
In the midst of the holidays, as Christmas decorations go up, so does the rate of COVID-19 infections. L.A County health officials are seeing their early holiday predications coming to light after Thanksgiving, as many visited with others outside their residences. The result has sent L.A. County into stricter Stay-At- Home order guidelines. ... read more »
In Most Cases Local Voters Affirm Candidates Are Serving The People
November 5, 2020
As residence of Los Angeles and the rest of the country focus on the outcome of the Presidential race a number of key races were also happening throughout Los Angeles and the surrounding communities.  No matter what happens in Washington DC these local races will have as much if not more of an impact on the everyday lives of our community no matter who ends up residing at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue.  HERE IS A RECAP OF KEY LOCAL RACES IN OUR COMMUNITY. ... read more »
Los Angeles County Health Department Disclosed Trends Indicating Significant Decrease in Community Transmission
September 9, 2020
Los Angeles public officials disclosed new information surrounding the COVID-19 outbreak. County leadership acknowledged the progress in bending the curve, but they have a steadfast caution for any relapse. ... read more »
Los Angeles County Launches ‘L.A. VS Hate’ Campaign to Challenge Hate Crime Increase
August 27, 2020
From January through July, the 2-1-1 hotline received 256 calls reporting hate. In response the County is launching the ‘L.A. VS Hate’ Campaign. It is a 3-part strategy to bring the County under one mission of unity, create a system to make reporting hate crime easier, and finally to expand the capacity to act when faced with a hate crime. The campaign uses art inspired programs to uplift the unity in a diversified community. Artists are invited to participate in creative interventions to share a common passion with all residents.   ... read more »
Wendy’s Window: Do You Need a Hug?
August 27, 2020
Everyone could use a hug from time to time.  Physical contact is good for the soul and can often heal where medicine fails. Hugging someone or providing a tender touch can be both spiritual and medicinal. COVID-19 has taken that gift away from us.  We are living in days where physical touch with someone outside of the people we live with is discouraged. However, there are new ways to hug people and help fulfil a need and possibly heal hurts.  With food disparities and struggling restaurants doing their best to keep their doors open, there is a group that has started the “Food Hug” Program in Pasadena to recognize frontline heroes with a comforting meal by supporting minority-owned restaurants. ... read more »
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2021 Rose Parade canceled
July 15, 2020
With reluctance and tremendous disappointment, the Pasadena Tournament of Roses Association announces that, in accordance with Governor Newsom’s Phase IV re-opening schedule, and after thoughtful consideration of the restrictions and guidelines in place as a result of COVID-19, we are unable to host the 2021 Rose Parade. ... read more »
L.A. Board of Supervisors Present Motion to Close Men’s Central Jail within a Year
July 8, 2020
Solis announced the movement on the table that was in deliberation on July 7, to close one of Los Angeles’ largest correctional facilities; Men’s Central Jail looks to be shut down in one year. In retrospect, the supervisors reflected on the role of mental health within the justice system and found that mental health issues should not equate into carrying out time imprisoned without healing treatment. ... read more »
Understanding Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
June 24, 2020
PASADENA, Calif.— June 24, 2020—This Saturday, June 27, we observe Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Awareness Day, and June is also PTSD Awareness Month. According to the American Psychiatric Association, PTSD affects approximately 3.5-percent of U.S. adults, and an estimated one in 11 people will be diagnosed with it in their lifetime. Women are twice as likely as men to have PTSD. While many believe the mental health disorder only affects military veterans, many Americans who are not veterans of war also experience nightmares or flashbacks caused by PTSD. Those people often relive traumatic events – such as major accidents, sexual assault or witnessing trauma – which become seared in their memories and can negatively affect their mental health. ... 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 »
L.A. County Declares State of Emergency for Coronavirus
March 6, 2020
Stressing that they were acting out of "an abundance of caution'' and not panic, Los Angeles city and county officials today declared a state of emergency for the novel coronavirus, as six new cases of the disease were revealed in the county in the last 48 hours. ... read more »
The Human Jukebox set to perform during FAME worship service
December 19, 2019
Southern University and A & M College’s Marching Band (The Human Jukebox), will strut their stuff outside of First AME Church, 2270 S. Harvard Boulevard, LA, ... read more »
Pasadena Councilman John Kennedy brings Christmas Joy to District 3
December 19, 2019
Christmas came a little early in Pasadena.  A community holiday celebration hosted by Pasadena Councilman John J Kennedy was an overwhelming success bringing holiday cheer to children and needy families throughout Pasadena. ... read more / view gallery »
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