Daily COVID numbers trending downward, official says

Wave Wire Services LOS ANGELES — Local COVID-19 daily case numbers and the testing-positivity rate are trending downward, indicating Los Angeles County appears to have...

After-school center adds bullet-resistant materials

By Cynthia Gibson Contributing Writer SOUTH LOS ANGELES — Students studying at an after-school tutoring center will be a lot safer from injury or death from...

Judge orders settlement conference in homeless suit

Wave Wire Services LOS ANGELES — An exasperated federal judge has ordered a mandatory settlement conference in a long-running lawsuit demanding the city and county...

Unlicensed COVID test sites closed in Bell, South Gate

By Alfredo Santana Contributing Writer LOS ANGELES — A rash of bogus COVID-19 test sites in Southeast Los Angeles forced authorities in South Gate and Bell...

Governor promises crackdown on railroad cargo thefts

Wave Wire Services LOS ANGELES — Saying images of looted packages littering a stretch of Union Pacific railroad tracks near downtown Los Angeles “look like...

Increase in human trafficking expected for big game

Wave Wire Services LOS ANGELES — Local and state officials kicked off an anti-human trafficking campaign Jan. 25 at the Los Angeles International Airport to...

IN SEARCH OF JUSTICE: County, city, state offer reward money to find killer of 16-year-old girl

By 2UrbanGirls Contributing Writer LOS ANGELES — The Los Angeles City Council is expected to decide next week whether it will add to the reward fund...

Super Bowl offers something for everyone, officials say

Wave Wire Services LOS ANGELES — With the Super Bowl at SoFi Stadium in Inglewood less than three weeks away, a panel of officials representing...

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BILL VAUGHAN’S TASTY CLIPS: ‘We Need To Talk About Cosby,’ says...

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By Bill Vaughan Entertainment Writer “We Need To Talk About Cosby,” a revealing four-part docuseries from Emmy-winning director W. Kamau Bell offering an in-depth look at...

Poitier’s death attributed to heart failure, prostate cancer

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Wave Wire Services LOS ANGELES — Actor Sidney Poitier died from a combination of heart failure, prostate cancer and Alzheimer's dementia, according to his death...

BOOK CORNER: Author reveals story of Bakersfield in new book

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By Marissa Wells Contributing Writer “Cookesville U.S.A.: The Wildest, Wickedest, Wealthiest Big ‘Small’ Town in the West,” by S.C. Burns, is a new historical fiction and...

Betty White remembered on 100th birthday

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From City News Service LOS ANGELES — The late actress Betty White was honored Jan. 17 on what would have been her 100th birthday with...

BILL VAUGHAN’S TASTY CLIPS: Douglass, Tubman up next for Stanley Nelson...

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By Bill Vaughan Entertainment Writer Prestigious African-American documentarian Stanley Nelson (“Attica,” “Freedom Riders,” “The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution,” “Miles Davis: Birth of the Cool”)...

Actor Milo Ventimiglia gets star on Walk of Fame

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Wave Wire Services HOLLYWOOD — A star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame was unveiled Jan. 10 honoring Emmy-nominated actor Milo Ventimiglia, best known for...

Cosmetologist goes mobile to keep cutting hair during COVID

By Shirley Hawkins Contributing Writer SOUTH LOS ANGELES — The COVID pandemic has forced many business owners to generate ways of staying afloat and some have...

Head of Black Business Association is stepping down

By Darlene Donloe Contributing Writer After almost five decades leading the Black Business Association, Earl “Skip” Cooper II quietly retired as its president and CEO effective...

Inflation takes toll on COVID-impacted businesses

By Alfredo Santana Contributing Writer SOUTH GATE — Limited purchases of food containers combined with supply chain snags and rising costs of products have forced Leslie...

Community celebrates 81st birthday of ‘mayor of Leimert’

By Cynthia Gibson Contributing Writer LEIMERT PARK — Business owners and long-time residents gathered Dec. 26 to celebrate the 81st birthday of Sika Dwimfo, whose iconic...

Gardena market sells merchandise produced by Blacks

By Shirley Hawkins Contributing Writer GARDENA — When Dimitrios Jones was working as a community organizer in South Los Angeles several years ago, he realized that...

Culver City Rotary Club provides third graders with dictionaries

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Wave Staff Report CULVER CITY —As part of its vocational outreach and its goal to support education, the Culver City Rotary Community Foundation has once...

Super Bowl offers something for everyone, officials say

Wave Wire Services LOS ANGELES — With the Super Bowl at SoFi Stadium in Inglewood less than three weeks away, a panel of officials representing...

SPORTS DIGEST: Rams play complete game in playoff win over Cardinals

By Don Wanlass Contributing Writer That was quite a show the Rams put on Jan. 17. It was their first home playoff game at SoFi Stadium...

Super Bowl LVI staying in Inglewood, league says

By 2UrbanGirls Contributing Writer INGLEWOOD — The city is in the final stages of preparation for a series of events leading up to the Feb. 13...

SPORTS DIGEST: Chargers can blame themselves for missing the playoffs

By Don Wanlass Contributing Writer Back in early October, when they were both 4-1, it seemed a sure thing that both the Rams and the Chargers...

Daily COVID numbers trending downward, official says

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Wave Wire Services LOS ANGELES — Local COVID-19 daily case numbers and the testing-positivity rate are trending downward, indicating Los Angeles County appears to have...