LAPD and LAFD report additional COVID-19 cases among employees

Tuesday, August 4, 2020 A USC study is using L.A.’s sewer system to predict future outbreaks. California’s coronavirus surge, sparked by the state’s attempt to rapidly...

D.A.’s husband facing three misdemeanor charges

Wave Wire Services LOS ANGELES — Misdemeanor assault charges have been filed against Los Angeles County District Attorney Jackie Lacey's husband, who pointed a handgun...

Lawsuit challenges Trump administration over census

Wave Wire Services LOS ANGELES — A lawsuit has been filed by the state of California, the Los Angeles Unified School District and the cities...

County introduces ‘green zone’ land-use redesign in East L.A.

By Ashley Orona, Contributing Writer EAST LOS ANGELES — A green zone program that would create new standards for hazardous businesses to become environmentally sustainable is...

Coalition of cities asks county to share federal funds

From 2UrbanGirls CARSON — A coalition of 28 Southern California cities is demanding the county Board of Supervisors divvy up the $1.8 billion in coronavirus...

Inglewood has nearly 2,000 confirmed coronavirus cases

By John W. Davis, Contributing Writer INGLEWOOD — Nearly 2,000 Inglewood residents have been confirmed as coronavirus cases, according to the Los Angeles County Department of...

‘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...

THE HUTCHINSON REPORT: LAPD’s optics in South L.A. still look awful

By Earl Ofari Hutchinson, Contributing Columnist Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti has announced the formation of a new community safety bureau within the Los Angeles Police...

How to talk to your children about racism

By Brickell Quarles, Guest Columnist With all that is going on during this global pandemic, one of the main topics being addressed in today’s news is...

NAJEE’S NOTES: Sheriff’s Dept. trying to cover-up Guardado shooting

By Najee Ali, Contributing Writer Andres Guardado was an 18 year old Los Angeles man who was shot several times in the back and killed by...
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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...

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...

New project launched to diversify Hollywood, network TV

By Kayla Rodgers, Contributing Writer HOLLYWOOD — A longtime film and television executive is partnering with civic and union leaders to launch a career training initiative...

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...

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...

Inglewood school board puts bond measure on November ballot

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INGLEWOOD — The Inglewood Unified School District will ask voters to approve a $240 million bond measure on the Nov. 3 ballot. The bond measure...

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...

SPORTS DIGEST: Dodgers Are A Week Away From A Game That Matters

Three and half months late, the 2020 Major League Baseball season will start July 23 with the Los Angeles Dodgers hosting the San Francisco...

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...