McKinnor Becomes 12th Member of State’s Black Caucus

First introduced by Assemblymember Jose Medina (D-Riverside) in January, Assembly Bill (AB) 1743, would require planning agencies to include in their annual reports the number of units that have received a certificate of occupancy in the prior year. 


In its journey to Super Bowl LVI, the Los Angeles Super Bowl Host Committee has selected PVJOBS as part of the official Super Bowl LVI Legacy Program – Champions Live Here. PVJOBS is among a total of 56 local “Champion” organizations that were designated for the Super Bowl LVI Legacy Program. These “Champion” organizations will receive grants and marketing recognition to support their work that represent diverse focus areas, including youth engagement, workforce development and social justice across the Los Angeles region.

About A Dozen Protesters Arrested in Beverly Hills

About a dozen protesters were arrested tonight for failure to disperse, and at least one person for alleged “assault on a police officer” during a demonstration organized by the Black Future Project in Beverly Hills.

LADOT Transit Launches Demand-Response, Shared Ride Pilot Program in Los Angeles’ Westside

LADOT Transit announced the launch of an on-demand transportation service pilot program called LAnow that will serve the Del Rey, Venice, Mar Vista, and Palms neighborhoods of the City of Los Angeles beginning March 11, 2019. LAnow is a shared-ride service that matches passengers traveling to, from, and within Del Rey, Venice, Mar Vista, and Palms service areas. The new service offers residents, visitors, and commuters of these areas the opportunity to hail a ride using a convenient mobile application on their smartphones, on a computer, or by phone. 

L.A. Care Awards $3.6 Million for Physician Recruitment

L.A. Care Health Plan, the largest publicly-operated health plan in the country, has announced the first round of Provider Recruitment Program grants as part of its Elevating the Safety Net initiative. The mission of the $31 million initiative is to recruit highly-qualified primary care physicians to the Los Angeles County safety net. The safety net is comprised of health care providers who offer access to care regardless of a patient’s ability to pay, and whose patient population includes a substantial share of the Medicaid population and the uninsured. 

2015 CIF All-City Football Teams: Division I

Coach of the Year: Manuel Douglas, Narbonne High School Player of the Year: Roman Ale, senior quarterback, Narbonne Offensive Player of the Year: DeVaughn Cooper, senior wide receiver, Narbonne Defensive Player of the Year: Derek Moore, senior defensive lineman, Crenshaw Offensive Lineman of the Year: Jesse Hernandez, senior offensive lineman, Arleta Defensive Lineman of the Year: Anthony Pandy, junior defensive linemen, Narbonne First Team Offense Quarterbacks Clarence Williams, Sylmar, senior Chris Duncan, Taft, senior Miguel Guerra, South Gate, senior Running Backs Isaiah Gable, Arleta, senior Sterling Salguero, Birmingham, senior Ladell Atkins, El Camino Real, junior Sean Riley, Narbonne, senior Aundre

Art from the Heart: Olympia Auset Sets Out to Beautify South LA

A once outdated burnt orange wall on the corner of 54th and Crenshaw received a heavenly glow when an eclectic Los Angeles native and Howard University graduate set out to beautify South Los Angeles. Olympic Auset, the Founder and Creator of The GOYS Life and the #LighttheLaunch campaign, knew she had a charge to rejuvenate her community, and decided that art was the perfect remedy to boost morale, reduce crime and alleviate lackluster aesthetics in the Crenshaw corridor.

City Officials Sue Owner of Local Crime House

City officials sued a Watts resident whose home was the scene of shootings and drug sales over the last 14 years, City Attorney Mike Feuer said last week. The single-family house sits in a cul-de-sac at 2127 East 110th St., not far from a nursing home and two schools — Grape Street Elementary and San Miguel Catholic School, authorities said. The lawsuit targets the property’s owner, Willie Mae Hawthorn. Feuer alleges that the house, which is marked by gang graffiti, is a “stronghold” for the Ten Line Gangster Crips, and is linked to a dozen shootings over the past 14