Santa Monica College (SMC) volunteers from the college’s Black Collegians, Adelante Club, President’s Ambassadors, and other programs partnered with the Black Surfers Collective, the Black Historians, local schools, and community members on Saturday, Sept. 15 to help clean up Santa Monica College’s adopted section of beach, known as the “Inkwell." ... read more »
Prosecutors told the jury that Laforest was one of two bandits who participated in one smash-and-grab robbery and then graduated to a "more senior role'' in the others, which included scouting locations and giving supplies to crooks. ... read more »
Former President Barack Obama says the November midterm elections will give Americans "a chance to restore some sanity in our politics,'' taking another swipe at his successor as he raises his profile campaigning for fellow Democrats to regain control of the House. ... read more »
As an added bonus, the All Access Pass includes access to performance after-parties to mingle with musicians; advance reservation privileges; and the option to reserve up to three additional tickets at just $8 each for college friends (valid college ID required). This popular student pass, offered for the eighth year, has served to build appreciation for classical music among younger audiences. ... read more »
On Wednesday, LAFC played Real Salt Lake, a team far too close for comfort in the standings for LAFC, sitting just a point behind at the start of the game. The biggest question surrounding this game was whether the spectators could expect the LAFC of old, prone to dominate their opponents in the midfield and finishing games off with clinical precision, or the LAFC of recent weeks: a team that starts games out strong but folds somewhere in the middle and concedes goals late in the match. Luckily for LAFC fans, the former showed up ready to play, beating Real Salt Lake 2-0 with a brace from recent LAFC signee and hometown hero Christian Ramirez in his full LAFC debut. ... read more »
I can no longer pick one candidate when I know of a better way to vote. As a Southern California taxpayer that’s tired of being asked to choose between candidates out of our flawed election system, I am aware of the costly illusion of choice in our elections. Thankfully, Northern California has a promising solution to help restore democracy by fixing our elections. ... read more »
On the eve of the Cavaliers and Warriors meeting for the third straight year, police said James' mansion in Los Angeles was vandalized in the morning with a racial slur spray painted onto the front gate. ... read more »
The first few meetings I attended during my internship at SCAQMD truly opened my eyes to the hardships that families face because of poor air quality, especially those living in environmental justice communities. I had no personal experiences with asthma or other air pollution-related illnesses, but I heard continuously about babies who had to wear masks to breathe, about children who had to sit on the sidelines and watch while others played games and about people who were suffering. ... read more »
Bishop Broderick Alan Huggins is no stranger to overt or violent racism.
But the Southern California reverend was not prepared when he opened a mailed envelope on Jan. 27 containing a news clipping with a picture of him preaching at “The Annex,” the outreach and evangelism center of St. Paul Baptist Church in Oxnard, where he is the pastor. The grotesque and racist language scrawled all over the news article shocked Huggins.
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With so much emphasis lately on test scores and teaching methods – it’s a good time to remind parents there’s still one strategy for student academic success that has never failed – simply making sure kids get to school. ... read more »
A federal judge heard arguments last Friday but made no decision in a legal flap over the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors’ decision last year to add a cross over the San Gabriel Mission on the county’s official seal. ... read more »
The Tom & Ethel Bradley Center at CSUN will build on the efforts of the university’s Institute for Arts & Media to preserve the visual history of Southern California, with an emphasis on ethnic minority communities. ... read more »