LA County shuts down all outdoor dining

By Emily Jo Wharry Contributing Writer Starting Wednesday at 10 p.m., outdoor dining at all L.A. County restaurants, bars, breweries and wineries will shut down due...

Inglewood residents elect new council member, city clerk

By 2UrbanGirls Contributing Writer INGLEWOOD — Local voters elected a new city clerk and a new City Council member in District 4 on Nov. 3. Deputy City...

Filing begins for neighborhood council elections

By Sue Favor Contributing Writer LOS ANGELES — Filing for Neighborhood Council candidacy began last week, once again giving Los Angeles residents a unique chance to...

County to use schools for coronavirus vaccinations

Wave Wire Services LOS ANGELES — As the possibility of a vaccine for COVID-19 takes shape, the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors voted Nov....

Lynwood school board gets report on high school building

NEWS DIGEST Staff and Wire Reports LYNWOOD — Following the collapse of some exterior ceiling panels at Lynwood High School, the school district reported Nov. 9...

State asked to establish fund for Exide cleanup

Wave Wire Services LOS ANGELES — During an oversight hearing Nov. 16 on the residential cleanup around the former Exide Technologies battery recycling facility in...

Pandemic curtails free Thanksgiving dinners this year

By Alysha Conner Contributing Writer LOS ANGELES — The COVID-19 pandemic has proved to be a setback for many organizations that usually participate in charitable holiday...

Stock market loves a divided government

By John Grace Contributing Columnist America has been waiting to exhale for the past four years. Now that we can breathe again, we can look forward. A...

How McConnell will come after Biden

THE HUTCHINSON REPORT By Earl Ofari Hutchinson Contributing Columnist Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell wasted no time in supporting President Donald Trump’s bogus claim that he is...

It’s up to Biden to bring this county back together

By Jesse Jackson Sr. Guest Columnist “The people of this nation have spoken. They have delivered us a clear victory. … We have won with the...

Without Biden, it would have been Trump again

THE HUTCHINSON REPORT By Earl Ofari Hutchinson Contributing Columnist In my weekly column in March 2019, I posed the question who would win in a head to...
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Entertainment

BILL VAUGHAN’S TASTY CLIPS: Letitia Wright leads Amazon’s ‘Small Axe’ with...

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By Bill Vaughan Entertainment Writer “Small Axe,” the highly anticipated anthology series created and directed by Academy Award, BAFTA, and Golden Globe-winning filmmaker Steve McQueen (“12...

‘Poor Will’s Almanack for 2021’ offers ultimate guide to nature

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BOOK CORNER By Marissa Wells Contributing Writer “Poor Will’s Almanack for 2021,” by Bill Felker, features descriptions of the 48 seasons of the year, the weather systems...

BILL VAUGHAN’S TASTY CLIPS Meet OWN’s new culinary star Chef ‘Lovely’...

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By Bill Vaughan Entertainment Writer All eyes will be on Connie “Lovely” Jackson as she kicks off the Oprah Winfrey Network’s first cooking block of programming...

Exciting new book series delves into ancient mystery

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BOOK CORNER By Marissa Wells Contributing Writer Graham Newsdon has come across a puzzling communication that sends him on a journey to unravel a litany of secrets...

BILL VAUGHAN’S TASTY CLIPS: Tim Reid representing the culture with new...

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By Bill Vaughan Entertainment Writer Over the last decade, you could always rely on seeing Tim Reid in a holiday film. That this year’s “A Welcome...

‘Los Angeles Reinvented’ shows city’s booming innovation scene

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BOOK CORNER By Marissa Wells Contributing Writer “Los Angeles Reinvented,” by Jodie Hopperton, recognizes Los Angeles as a booming city of innovation and chronicles the compelling stories...

New minority bank drawing VIP support

By Darlene Donloe Contributing Writer LOS ANGELES — Actor Jesse Williams is lending his star power and advocacy to Greenwood, a new majority Black and Latinx-owned...

Residents cry foul over Exide bankruptcy deal

Federal approval of plan would allow firm to avoid paying costs for cleanup By Alfredo Santana Contributing Writer VERNON — Residents of Southeast Los Angeles communities and...

Black Business Expo hands out virtual advice

By Shirley Hawkins Contributing Writer LOS ANGELES — Motivational speaker Les brown was once labeled in school as “educatably retarded.” Now he speaks to large groups of...

Post & Beam chef finds it’s all a balancing act

By Darlene Donloe Contributing Writer Q&A WITH JOHN CLEVELAND BALDWIN HILLS — It’s a blisteringly hot day in Los Angeles and Chef John Cleveland, the owner of...

Final environmental report released on Hollywood Center

Wave Wire Service LOS ANGELES — The city Planning Department has released the final environmental report on the Hollywood Center, a planned $1 billion mixed-use...

This Week in Black History

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The U.S. Supreme Court declares that Alabama laws requiring segregated buses are illegal, thus ending the Montgomery bus boycott, which had begun the previous December when Rosa...

Tyson to fight Roy Jones Jr. at Staples Center Nov. 28

By Joseph Hammond Zenger News Mike Tyson will soon fight what may be his final match in Los Angeles. Former heavyweight champions Tyson and Roy Jones Jr....

Rams use defense to move into tie for first in West

SPORTS DIGEST By Don Wanlass Contributing Writer The Rams are playing in the second best division in the National Football League as the league heads into the...

Trojans rally for last-minute win in season opener

SPORTS DIGEST By Don Wanlass Contributing Writer The knock on USC head football coach Clay Helton is that he seems overmatched by the better coaches he comes...

NBA player to provide relief funds for businesses

NBA player to provide relief funds for businesses By: 2UrbanGirls Contributing Writer COMPTON — NBA basketball player Jrue Holiday and his wife Lauren have pledged the remainder...

COVID-19 worsens health disparities on reservations

Rx REPORT By Marie Lemelle Contributing Writer Katherine GeeBah Footracer is a Navajo Indian and a physician assistant certified by the National Commission on Certification of Physician...

County to use schools for coronavirus vaccinations

Wave Wire Services LOS ANGELES — As the possibility of a vaccine for COVID-19 takes shape, the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors voted Nov....

Virtual appointments provide access to health care

RX Report By Marie Y. Lemelle Contributing Writer Don’t be surprised when your medical provider prefers to manage your routine appointment or fill prescriptions using a video...

Coronavirus surge could bring more restrictions

Wave Wire Services LOS ANGELES — After two straight days of coronavirus case numbers exceeding 3,000, county health officials are weighing possible new restrictions —...

Covered California kicks off enrollment drive

Wave Wire Services LOS ANGELES — Mayor Eric Garcetti joined state health officials Nov. 9 to kick off the Covered California health insurance open enrollment...