Southern California

Black Caucus Update: Solano’s Lori Wilson Joins Assembly

The California Legislative Black Caucus (CLBC) added another member to its roster last week. Former Suisun City Mayor Lori D. Wilson, a Democrat, was sworn into office April 6 to represent the 11th Assembly District.

Southwest Carpenters Host Combine at LA Trade

 Prospective carpenters and hiring contractors gathered in downtown Los Angeles on March 26, at 6 a.m., as the Southwest Carpenters held their first post-pandemic Carpenter’s Combine Day at L.A. Trade Technical College.

Founders First CDC to provide $100,000 in grants to diverse small businesses in Los Angeles

The Job Creators Quest Grant will help diverse small businesses continue to create premium wage jobs and act as a recognition of the existing investments these organizations have already made themselves to retain and grow their workforce during the pandemic. Funding for this grant program was facilitated in part by a $1 million grant from the Rockefeller Foundation, in conjunction with Founders First Capital Partners’ recent $9 million Series A financing. Additional partners include ADP, JPMorgan Chase & Co., Union Bank, and Small Business Majority.

Research Exposes Continued Student Trauma As Schools Reopen

In California we had a crisis with lack of student mental health support long before the pandemic. Now it is even worse. It comes as no surprise that the pandemic has created more stress, anxiety, and other mental health issues for our children.

2010 College Football Hall of Fame Inductee Sam “Bam” Cunningham Passes Away

Sam “Bam” Cunningham, a 2010 College Football Hall of Fame inductee who starred at fullback for Southern California from 1970-72, passed away Sept. 7 in Inglewood, California. He was 71. “Sam Cunningham left a huge impact both on and off the field and not just at USC but nationwide,” said NFF Chairman Archie Manning. “From leading the Trojans to a national title to helping inspire the integration of southern football, Sam’s legacy will live on forever. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends.” “Sam was the most gifted fullback I’ve ever known in terms of his speed, in

Who owns our neighborhoods?

There is an increasing prevalence of large, corporate landlords as opposed to smaller local landlords

LAUSD Reopens All Schools As Of This Week

The remaining middle and high school campuses in the Los Angeles Unified School District began reopening today, meaning all students now have the option to be back on district campuses for the first time in more than a year.

L.A. Metro To Host Three Traffic Reduction Study Meetings This Month

The Los Angeles Metropolitan Transportation Authority will hold three virtual public meetings this month to present the public with ideas for a potential pilot program to study reducing traffic, officials said today. The two-year study will try to determine if strategies like congestion pricing and transportation options could make it easier for people to get around the area, Metro stated. A recommended pilot will be brought to the Metro board in partnership with one or more cities for their consideration. Metro officials say long-term regional growth has outpaced efforts to ease traffic, and while traffic was reduced during the COVID-19