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Elected Officials, VIP Sponsors and Special Guests Get Their Taste of Soul On ‘The Shaw’
November 7, 2019
The prestigious group reveled in their opportunity to become one with the people in our community, sharing in some of the best food, music, and African American / multi-ethnic culture the city has to offer. ... read more »
Stevie Wonder, 702, Jon.B, Sevyn Streeter, SZA and more Electrify the KJLH Stage at the 14th Annual Taste of Soul
October 24, 2019
Sponsored by Planet Fitness, the KJLH stage featured a unique mix of old school jams, new school vibes and classics we’ve all come to know and love. ... read more »
After Blackouts, No One’s Feeling Empowered – Not Frustrated Customers, Nor State Officials – Nor Cash-Strapped Utilities
October 24, 2019
It affected more than 700,000 Californians in 35 counties and cost residents, businesses and the public sector over $2 billion dollars. ... read more »
Lavar Ball Donates 70,500 Water Bottles To the Los Angeles Regional Food Bank
October 11, 2019
TV Personality Lavar Ball stopped by the Los Angeles Regional Food Bank to personally donate three truckloads of Big Baller Brand Water, volunteer, and learn more about the food bank’s mission.  ... read more »
Confronting the Abandoning Crisis…Poverty and Homelessness Beyond the Urban Core
September 19, 2019
Here’s a staggering number - 553,000. Imagine what you would do if 553,000 dollars were deposited into your bank account today. Imagine what you can see if you travel 553,000 miles around the world? That is a significant number. The truth is that’s the number of homeless people recorded in the United States in 2018. Yes, the most developed country in the world allows a whopping 17 percent of its population to live on the streets. California holds a total of 113,952 abandoned homeless individuals; this represents 20 percent of all homeless people in the United States. Approximately 15,179 are veterans. People in this country are turning a blind eye as if this is some “new normal.” We have abandoned our neighbors, and homelessness is a clear symptom.  ... read more »
Kaiser Invests Over $4Million to Combat Homelessness in SoCal
September 12, 2019
Kaiser Permanente officials are aiming to become a part of the homeless solution in Southern California with a $4.3 million grant to Los Angeles and San Diego for more affordable and secure homes. Those counties, officials said, have the highest rates of homeless with the least affordable housing. The grant will help to create and preserve 75 affordable and/or permanent supportive housing units in the two areas. ... read more »
L.A. City Council Votes to Allow Police to Remove People from Fire Zones
September 6, 2019
Los Angeles police will have the authority to order homeless people out of encampments in high-risk fire-danger areas during heightened wildfire conditions under an ordinance approved by the City Council.  ... read more »
Ethnic Media Unite to Inform Diverse Communities About 2020 Census
September 5, 2019
As mandated by the U.S. Constitution, a census is conducted every 10 years to count the number of people living in the nation and its five territories. Census Day kicks-off on April 1, 2020, and every home will receive an invitation to participate in a short questionnaire by phone, mail and for the first time, online. ... read more »
California Officer Likely Unaware of Killer’s Criminal Past
August 15, 2019
The man who suddenly grabbed a rifle and opened fire during a traffic stop just off a Southern California freeway had a long and violent criminal history that the police officer he killed most likely knew nothing about as he filled out paperwork alongside the road. ... read more »
Authorities Seeking Fugitives in a Dozen Unrelated Violent Crimes in LA Area
August 2, 2019
Authorities today sought public help to find a dozen fugitives who allegedly committed violent crimes in the Los Angeles area in unrelated cases and who are believed to have fled to Mexico. The suspects are being sought by the FBI's Fugitive Task Force, said Laura EImiller of the FBI. ... read more »
Southland’s Third Summer Heat Wave Begins
August 2, 2019
The heat wave results from high pressure aloft spreading into Southern California, combined with a weakening in the onshore flow, said National Weather Service meteorologist Curt Kaplan. Temperatures will begin declining Monday. ... read more »
CUSD Mourns the Passing of Beloved Board of Trustees Member, Margie N. Garrett
July 26, 2019
Ms. Garrett was elected to the Compton Unified School District Governing Board of Trustees in 2009 and re-elected in 2013. During Garrett’s first term she served as President, and Vice-President. Garrett continued her strong advocacy for public education and early child education as the Board’s Legislative Representative, leading CUSD’s legislative advocacy in Washington D.C. and in Sacramento. ... read more »
Big Earthquakes Raise Interest in West Coast Warning System
July 12, 2019
The ShakeAlert system is substantially built in California and overall is about 55 percent complete, with much of the remaining installation of seismic sensor stations to be done in the Pacific Northwest, said Robert de Groot of the U.S. Geological Survey. ... read more »
Union Votes to Authorize Possible Strike Against Grocery Companies
June 28, 2019
Raising the threat of the first Southland grocery strike in nearly 16 years, unionized grocery workers overwhelmingly authorized its union to call for a work stoppage unless a contract agreement can be reached, union officials announced. ... read more »
Toyota Signs on as Naming Rights for Ontario, California Arena
June 28, 2019
SMG Worldwide has announced today they have entered into a partnership agreement with the Southern California Toyota Dealership Association in a new naming-rights deal for the Southern California arena located in Ontario. Formerly known as Citizens Business Bank Arena the landmark venue has been renamed as the Toyota Arena. The naming rights agreement was negotiated through Vicki Higgins with ConneXion Partnerships and agreed upon by SMG Worldwide.  ... read more »
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