COVID-19 cases on the rise in LA County

By Emily Jo Wharry Contributing Writer COVID-19 is spreading in L.A. County, which just reported its highest one-day case increase since August. The spike is unrelated...

Two City Council seats at stake in Culver City

City also has ballot measures on rent control, sales tax increase Wave Staff Report LOS ANGELES — After months of campaigning, debates and mailboxes filled with...

Residents line up to receive flu shots outside library

By Cynthia Gibson Contributing Writer CULVER CITY — The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health administered a record number of flu vaccines during a free...

Rams use outreach to connect with Inglewood students

By Alysha Conner Contribuitng Writer INGLEWOOD —In the wake of a dual pandemic, police brutality and COVID-19, hitting home for Inglewood residents, the Los Angeles Rams...

City says Hollywood Carnaval should return next year

Independent Staff Report WEST HOLLYWOOD — The city is reminding the community and the region that the city’s annual Halloween Carnaval has been canceled in...

City council races at stake in Hollywood, WeHo

Independent Staff Report LOS ANGELES — After months of campaigning, debates and mailboxes filled with political mailers, the final week leading up to the Nov....

Voters also will decide area city council races

Wave Staff Report LOS ANGELES — After months of campaigning, debates and mailboxes filled with political mailers, the final week leading up to the Nov....

Blacks aren’t about to save Trump at the polls

By Jesse Jackson Sr. Guest Columnist If a lie is repeated often enough, the truth may never catch up. Donald Trump understands this better than anyone,...

Election Day won’t be a repeat of 2016

THE HUTCHINSON REPORT By Earl Ofari Hutchinson Contributing Columnist On Sept. 12, 2016, I wrote in a detailed email to a friend that “Trump may win.” Few...

‘Should kids be allowed to go trick-or-treating this year?’

STREET BEAT Kevin Hewitt Compton “I wouldn’t let my son go out this year. I didn’t let him go out before and now, no way. There’s just...

Voter suppression is socially unjust and a civic indignity

By Jesse Jackson Sr. Guest Columnist In this critical election, Americans are busting all records for early voting and voting by mail. Yet, more than 700,000...
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BILL VAUGHAN’S TASTY CLIPS: Obama meets LeBron, Maverick for HBO’s ‘The...

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By Bill Vaughan Entertainment Writer The 44th president of the United States, Barack Obama, added another stop during his Florida campaigning for his former Vice President...

BILL VAUGHAN’S TASTY CLIPS: Macy Gray launches foundation for police brutality...

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By Bill Vaughan Entertainment Writer Like many in these times of unrest, Grammy Award-winning singer Macy Gray got tired of constant cases of inhumane treatment of...

New book offers stories from perspective of children

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BOOK CORNER By Marissa Wells “Long Tales for Short Tails: Lancie’s Lessons by Letter & Tales 4 Through 7,” by serial storyteller Duane Lance Filer, is...

BILL VAUGHAN’S TASTY CLIPS: ‘Coming 2 America’ headed to Amazon Studios

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BILL VAUGHAN’S TASTY CLIPS By Bill Vaughan Entertainment Writer “Coming 2 America,” the sequel to the 1988 blockbuster starring Eddie Murphy, Arsenio Hall, James Earl Jones, John...

Actor offers advice in guidebook ‘How to Go from Extra...

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BOOK CORNER By Marissa Wells Contributing Writer “How to Go from Extra to Actor: The aspiring actor’s guide to stardom,” by actor Ro Brooks, is an essential...

BILL VAUGHAN’S TASTY CLIPS: Music superstars are ‘The Soul of The...

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BILL VAUGHAN’S TASTY CLIPS: By Bill Vaughan Entertainment Writer Music lovers rejoice. Some of the greatest recording artists of the 1970s performing their biggest hits are featured...

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...

Developers file complaint over seismic assessment

Wave Wire Services HOLLYWOOD — The development team of the Hollywood Center, a planned campus of buildings including two high-rises, has filed a complaint with...

Inglewood school district offers parental support programs

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By John W. Davis Contributing Writer INGLEWOOD — As the Inglewood Unified School District moves forward with distance learning, virtual tutoring is becoming an important service...

Dodgers’ championship is vindication for many team members

SPORTS DIGEST By Don Wanlass Contributing Writer I’m not sure it was worth a 32-year wait, but the Dodgers winning the World Series Oct. 27 with a...

Dodgers win first World Series since 1988

Wave Wire Services LOS ANGELES — The Dodgers won their first World Series championship since 1988 Oct. 27, defeating the Tampa Bay Rays, 3-1, to...

Dodgers three wins away from elusive World Series title

SPORTS DIGEST By Don Wanlass Contributing Writer Will the third time be the charm for the Dodgers and their fans? After one game in the 2020 World Series,...

A crowning achievement for King James, Lakers

SPORTS DIGEST By Don Wanlass Contributing Writer I’m not the first person to underestimate LeBron James and I probably won’t be the last. I did not think James...

Kenneth Todd Nelson beats breast cancer and COVID-19

RX REPORT By Marie Y. Lemelle Contributing Writer Breast cancer is still a leading health concern for women and men. The American Cancer Society reported that in...

COVID-19 impacts the pregnancy experience

Rx REPORT By Marie Y. Lemelle Contributing Writer With record-breaking unemployment rates because of the coronavirus, it’s not surprising that couples are delaying plans to have a...

Domestic violence incidents surge during pandemic

Rx REPORT By Marie Y. Lemelle Contributing Writer The global pandemic revealed problems that have been part of our coexistence: systemic racism, health disparities and domestic violence....

Card rooms open as COVID-19 restrictions loosen

Wave Wire Seervices LOS ANGELES — Los Angeles County card rooms opened for outdoor-only business Oct. 5, the latest economic sector permitted to reopen under...

Ovarian cancer patients at greater risk for COVID-19

By Marie Y. Lemelle Contributing Writer After seven months of panic, anxiety and stress, coronavirus continues to captivate our attention. Medical professionals warn that fear of...