County coronavirus numbers continue downward trend

Wave Wire Services LOS ANGELES — After 13 straight days of declines, Los Angeles County saw a slight increase in the number of COVID-19-positive patients...

Property owners near Exide hit with ‘unscrupulous’ suit

By Alfredo Santana Contributing Writer VERNON — Two property owners with homes that have been cleared of lead from the former Exide Technologies plant revealed in...

Lawsuit accuses Ed Buck of causing two overdoses

Wave Wire Services LOS ANGELES — A man who survived two overdoses from drugs allegedly supplied by Ed Buck is suing the former Democratic donor,...

Walk of Fame honors radio host Big Boy

Wave Wire Services HOLLYWOOD — Radio host “Big Boy” cried several times during a 15-minute speech Sept. 8 at the unveiling of his star on...

Council adopts homeless street engagement strategy

Wave wire Services LOS ANGELES — The City Council approved a street engagement strategy Sept. 14 to accompany its sweeping ordinance to restrict sleeping and...

Former county counsel to lead homeless commission

Wave Wire Services LOS ANGELES — The county's retired lead counsel will return to head up the Blue Ribbon Commission on Homelessness, set to meet...

Pioneering gay minister and AIDS activist Carl Bean dies

Wave Staff and Wire Reports LOS ANGELES — Motown recording artist turned pioneering gay minister and AIDS activist Carl Bean died Sept. 7 at the...

Carson city clerk candidates prepare for November election

By 2UrbanGirls Contributing Writer CARSON — Residents will vote to elect a new city clerk in a special election Nov. 2. Six candidates are seeking to fill...

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BILL VAUGHAN’S TASTY CLIPS: Steve McQueen’s ‘Uprising’ comes to Amazon Prime

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By Bill Vaughan Entertainment Writer Three new documentaries from Academy Award, BAFTA, and Golden Globe-winning filmmaker Steve McQueen (“12 Years a Slave”) will premiere Sept. 17...

Authors pen self-discovery book ‘Beautifully Bare, Undeniably You’

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BOOK CORNER By Marissa Wells Contributing Writer “Beautifully Bare, Undeniably You,” by Habiba Zaman and Shalom Irving, is an exciting new book that will send readers on...

Attorney Rhonda Wills to star in new courtroom TV show

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By Darlene Donloe Contributing Writer As the judge of the new courtroom show, “Relative Justice with Judge Rhonda Wills,” Rhonda Wills witnesses lots of family reunions...

BILL VAUGHAN’S TASTY CLIPS: Reggaeton superstar J Balvin to perform via...

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By Bill Vaughan Entertainment Writer Reggaeton superstar J Balvin, considered one of the most crucial figures in today's music, is counting on his more than 17...

Professor shares ‘secret sauce’ for mastering online education

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BOOK CORNER By Marissa Wells Contributing Writer “Diary of an Online Professor: In a World of Fuzzy Logic,” by Marilyn Carroll, is an informative book that offers...

BILL VAUGHAN’S TASTY CLIPS:New Netflix doc examines Malcolm X and Muhammad...

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By Bill Vaughan Entertainment Writer For three pivotal years, Muhammad Ali and Malcolm X forged a brotherhood that would not only change both men, but change...

‘This project is so unique’

Crenshaw mall’s new owners vow to honor Black culture, community By Janice Hayes Kyser and Shirley Hawkins Contributing Writers LOS ANGELES — Aspiring Black entrepreneurs will gain...

Black Market Flea provides link to culture, commerce 

By Ural Garrett Contributing Writer LOS ANGELES — Mayah Hatcher was tired of the unwelcoming feelings she experienced in flea market spaces around Los Angeles before...

Customer sues Starbucks over erroneous identification

Wave Wire Services LOS ANGELES — Starbucks Inc. has responded to allegations by a Black customer who said he became ill after being falsely identified...

Woman finds business success after opening during pandemic

By Shirley Hawkins Contributing Writer PLAYA VISTA — COVID-19 has impacted thousands of business owners in Southern California who have been forced to close their doors,...

Businessman granted forgiveness from COVID loan

By Alfredo Santana Contributing Writer HIGHLAND PARK — Restaurant owner Dennis Hernandez recently got good news from the Small Business Administration. A loan of nearly $63,000 he...

Agent-turned-author writes book that inspires

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By 2UrbanGirls Contributing Writer CULVER CITY — Nicole Lynn made history when she became the first African-American female sports agent to represent a top draft pick...

Stafford mixes well with Rams in opening victory

SPORTS DIGEST By Don Wanlass Contributing Writer The NFL season could not have got off to a better start in Los Angeles. The Chargers opened the 2021 season...

USC fires head coach Helton after loss to Stanford

Wave Wire Services LOS ANGELES — USC head football coach Clay Helton was fired Sept. 13, with university Athletic Director Mike Bohn calling him “one...

Former USC star Sam Cunningham dies at 71

Wave Staff and Wire Reports INGLEWOOD — Sam “Bam” Cunningham, an All-American fullback at USC and a member of the College Football Hall of Fame...

Rams, Chargers ready to open NFL season this week

SPORTS DIGEST By Don Wanlass Contributing Writer One team has a veteran quarterback making his debut with a new team. The other has a young, second-year quarterback hoping...

Where to go for help with Alzheimer’s

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Wave Staff Report If you or someone you know has been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease or some other form of dementia and is in need...