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South L.A. woman marks 106th birthday with Zoom party

By Darlene Donloe Contributing Writer LOS ANGELES — In 1915, the U.S. House of Representatives rejected a proposal to give women the right to vote, the...

State official offers tips to keep children safe from COVID

By Marie Y. Lemelle Contributing Writer LOS ANGELES — According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the first non-travel case of coronavirus was confirmed...

Dog trainer prepares canines for variety of service

By Darlene Donloe Contributing Writer John Anthony Shahor’s life has gone to the dogs, and he wouldn’t have it any other way. Shahor, 36, is the co-owner...

Local church receives grant to fund a community garden

By 2UrbanGirls Contributing Writer SOUTH LOS ANGELES — The Faith Community Coalition has received a grant from Logos Faith Development to sponsor two new community gardens...

New leader appointed at Carson Sheriff’s Station

By 2UrbanGirls Contributing Writer CARSON — Los Angeles County Sheriff Alex Villanueva has promoted a second African-American deputy to lead a station that primarily serves Black...

Pay inequities found among city employees, report says

By Sue Favor Contributing Writer LOS ANGELES — Even in one of the most ethnically diverse areas in the U.S., pay inequities abound among city employees,...

Compton College to offer Black History Month events

L.A. DIGEST Staff and Wire Reports COMPTON — Compton College will celebrate Black History Month virtually with a series of educational and cultural events that honor...

Enrichment program helps students cope with ‘new normal’

By Alysha Conner Contributing Writer LOS ANGELES — Bernadette Fernandez, the founder of Imagine Etiquette and Image Consulting, is providing students with practical coping tools as...

Former inmate finds solace in performing Beethoven opera

By Darlene Donloe Contributing Writer LOS ANGELES — Michael (Blakk Sun) Powell learned how to sing opera, not at a music conservatory, but at the school...

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