Garcetti authorizes shutting down utilities at large parties

Thursday, August 6, 2020 Renters whose eviction notices were previously frozen due to the pandemic are now facing evictions enforced by the L.A. Sheriff’s Department. Southeast...

Town hall participants learn how to receive financial help

By Shirley Hawkins, Contributing Writer LOS ANGELES — With thousands of residents reeling from losing their jobs due to the coronavirus pandemic and who are now...

Foundation asks court to enforce Hollywood housing laws

Wave Wire Services LOS ANGELES — The AIDS Healthcare Foundation has filed a petition for review with the California Supreme Court regarding its lawsuit to...

Westside Food Bank sees surge in need for assistance

MAKING A DIFFERENCE By Darlene Donloe Contributing Writer  Prior to COVID-19, the Westside Food Bank had already begun to see record-level increases in the need for food...

Charges against LAPD officers could impact other cases

LOS ANGELES — Criminal charges filed against three Los Angeles police officers accused of falsifying records about gang affiliation has led to a review...

Compton station overrun by gangs, deputy claims

By 2UrbanGirls, Contributing Writer COMPTON — A deputy at the Compton Sheriff’s Station has filed a claim against the county in which he claims the...

THE HUTCHINSON REPORT: A strong case for Biden and Bass

By Earl Ofari Hutchinson, Contributing Columnist There is one meeting, among many, I’ve had over the years with U.S. Rep. Karen Bass that always stands out. Some...

NAJEE’S NOTES: The Karen Bass that I know

By Najee Ali, Contributing Writer Former Vice President Joe Biden, the presumptive Democratic nominee for president, will announce his selection for vice president next week and...

PASTOR’S CORNER: The wisdom of counting to 10

By Rev. O.L. Johnson, Religion Columnist One of my favorite television shows is “All in the Family,” not because I agree with Archie Bunker’s political views,...

‘Should the government issue a second stimulus check?’

STREET BEAT Antonia M. Routt Los Angeles “I think it would be absolutely important to receive an additional stimulus check since initially we believed the pandemic would...
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Groups form partnership to help diversify the music industry

By Alysha Conner, Contributing Writer LOS ANGELES — The Recording Academy and a leading online civil rights nonprofit are joining forces to promote positive social changes...

BOOK CORNER: Designer-turned author shares tips in ‘The Top 15 Mistakes’

By Marissa Wells, Contributing Writer “The Top 15 Mistakes a #DesignBoss Would Never Make,” by Nikki Chu and Monica Wilcox, is an exciting book for new...

Ladera Heights offers drive-in movie for neighbors

By Darlene Donloe, Contributing Writer LADERA HEIGHTS — While residents in a Ladera Heights neighborhood were complying with stay-at-home orders and thus unable to go to...

BILL VAUGHAN’S TASTY CLIPS: Beyoncé shows that ‘Black Is King’ on Disney+

By Bill Vaughan, Entertainment Writer Beyoncé Knowles-Carter, the 24-time Grammy winner, is unveiling her latest directorial project, “Black Is King,” July 31 on Disney+. The new...

Town hall participants learn how to receive financial help

By Shirley Hawkins, Contributing Writer LOS ANGELES — With thousands of residents reeling from losing their jobs due to the coronavirus pandemic and who are now...

Earthquake faults still at center of development dispute

Wave Wire Services LOS ANGELES — A coalition of local stakeholders voiced their opposition July 22 to a plan to develop two skyscrapers near the...

Woman brings fresh food to Leimert Park residents

LEIMERT PARK — Four years ago, Olympia Auset was at her wit’s end. She was taking a two-hour round-trip bus ride just to buy...

Grant program offers assistance for small business owners

LYNWOOD — With food sales plummeting more than 50% since the coronavirus pandemic hit Lynwood, micro entrepreneurs Ana Morales and her husband Miguel negotiated...

Magic Johnson’s company enters partnership to fund paycheck protection loans

WASHINGTON — The National Newspaper Publishers Association (NNPA) has announced an agreement Earvin “Magic” Johnson, and MBE Capital Partners, in funding over $100 million...

Inglewood students disappointed about virtual learning

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By John W. Davis, Contributing Writer INGLEWOOD — When the new school year begins in the Inglewood Unified School District Aug. 24, students will be going...

SPORTS DIGEST: Basketball, baseball have different results as play resumes

By Don Wanlass, Contributing Writer The basketball bubble appears to be working in Florida while baseball’s great experiment of trying to keep players healthy while playing...

SPORTS DIGEST: Lakers, Clippers have unfinished business at hand

By Don Wanlass, Contributing Writer The Lakers and Clippers resume the 2019-20 NBA season July 30 with a game 2,500 miles away in the Disney World...

BOOK CORNER: ‘Queen of the Negro Leagues’ tells the story of Effa Manley

By Victoria Moore, Contributing Writer Based on the colorful, eccentric life of Effa Manley, co-owner of the baseball team the Newark Eagles, “Queen of the Negro...

Mike Tyson ready to fight again at 54

By Joseph Hammond, Urban News Service The most significant event in sports this year may be a boxing battle between two former champions in their 50s. Once...

Health official praises public as COVID-19 numbers start to drop

Wave Wire Services LOS ANGELES — The county’s public health director says the closure of bars and elimination of indoor dining, along with cooperation from...

Fauci encourages Blacks to take part in COVID-19 clinical tests

By Stacy Brown, NNPA Newswire WASHINGTON — African Americans should participate in clinical trials to find a cure for the coronavirus, Dr. Anthony Fauci told a...

Rx REPORT: How COVID-19 can damage lungs

By Marie Y. Lemelle, Contributing Writer As a radiologist for the Medical Center Radiologist serving the Sentara Hospital System and Bon Secours Hospital System, Dr. Jose...

Health Official Says Some Positive Data Seen In COVID-19 Stats

LOS ANGELES — Rising coronavirus cases and fatalities remain concerning — with four dozen more deaths confirmed July 23 — but there are signs...

County To Spend $1.2 Billion In Coronavirus Relief

LOS ANGELES — The county Board of Supervisors voted July 21 to approve a spending plan for $1.22 billion in federal and state coronavirus...