County prepares for latest coronavirus variant strain

Wave Wire Services LOS ANGELES — The county is preparing for the anticipated appearance of the newly identified Omicron variant of COVID-19, circulating information to...

HITTING THE STREETS: South Los Angeles prepares for latest CicLAvia event

By Sue Favor Contributing Writer SOUTH LOS ANGELES — The city’s popular car-free street event known as CicLAvia is coming to South L.A., giving residents a...

Mother of man killed by deputies sues county

Wave Wire Services LOS ANGELES — The mother of a Black man who was shot to death in the back by a sheriff's deputy while...

Worker on Exide clean-up project protests his firing

By Alfredo Santana Contributing Writer VERNON — Pete Reyes’ blunt criticism of his former employers at National Engineering Consulting Group came as a warning to state...

City to send unarmed response teams on non-violent calls

Wave Staff and Wire Reports LOS ANGELES — A pilot program to have unarmed outreach teams respond to nonviolent 911 calls involving people experiencing homelessness...

Entrepreneur helps youth build solar-powered cars

By Shirley Hawkins Contributing Writer BALDWIN HILLS — Entrepreneur Omobola Imoisili, founder and CEO of her website Teni and Tayo Creations, conducted a “How to Build...

City Council votes to prohibit ‘ghost guns’

Wave Wire Services LOS ANGELES — The City Council unanimously approved an ordinance Nov. 30 to prohibit the possession, purchase, sale, receipt and transportation of...

Suspect arrested in shooting of Jacqueline Avant

Wave Wire Services BEVERLY HILLS — A 29-year-old Los Angeles man is behind bars in connection with the Dec. 1 slaying of Jacqueline Avant, wife...

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Hollywood Christmas Parade returns after 2020 absence

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Wave Wire Services HOLLYWOOD — After a hiatus in 2020 because of the coronavirus pandemic, the Hollywood Christmas Parade returned Nov. 28, moving through the...

BILL VAUGHAN’S TASTY CLIPS: Jodie Turner-Smith stars in new look at...

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By Bill Vaughan Entertainment Writer Jodie Turner-Smith, the striking actress who starred in movies “Queen & Slim” and “Without Remorse” with Michael B. Jordan, gives a...

BOOK CORNER: Time travel and twisted societies collide in new fantasy...

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By Marissa Wells Contributing Writer At age 22, Boone Daniels has panic attacks, guilt, a wendigo haunting him, he’s accidentally almost killed his best friend and...

Salma Hayek honored with Walk of Fame star

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Wave Wire Services HOLLYWOOD — A star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame was unveiled Nov. 19 honoring Salma Hayek Pinault for a career that...

Hollywood Christmas Parade returns for 89th year

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Wave Staff Report HOLLYWOOD — The 89th annual Hollywood Christmas Parade, which traditionally ushers in the Southern California holiday season, will be held at 6...

Local performance theaters receive grants from city

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Wave Wire Services LOS ANGELES — Grants of $5,000 were distributed to 19 performance theaters in Council District 13 Nov. 17 to help theaters recover...

City seeks redevelopment proposals for Marlton Square

Wave Wire Services LOS ANGELES — The city’s Economic and Workforce Development Department is seeking proposals for a community-serving development at Marlton Square, formerly called...

West Hollywood Chamber honors Abbey owner

Independent Staff Report WEST HOLLYWOOD — David Cooley, owner of the Abbey and the Chapel, was honored with the Legacy Award by the West Hollywood...

Woman keeps cannabis green in Black community

New Crenshaw dispensary is first in L.A. owned by a Black woman By Darlene Donloe Contributing Writer LEIMERT PARK — Kika Keith has long wanted to open...

‘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...

Inglewood principal dies in Manhattan Beach traffic accident

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By 2UrbanGirls Contributing Writer INGLEWOOD — The Inglewood Unified School District is mourning the death of an elementary school principal who was killed Nov. 23 in...

SPORTS DIGEST: College football turned upside down by coaching transfers

By Don Wanlass Contributing Writer Some quick thoughts on a variety of sports topics this week, also known as the lazy way to write a sports...

USC hires Lincoln Riley as new football coach

Wave Wire Service LOS ANGELES — Lincoln Riley was formally introduced Nov. 29 as USC's head football coach, with the university president comparing him to...

SPORTS DIGEST: Quarterback play is key in wins for UCLA, Chargers

By Don Wanlass Contributing Writer Quarterback is probably the most important position in team sports and that was more than evident twice over the past weekend. Dorian...

‘PlayLA’ to provide quality sports training for kids

By Sue Favor Contributing Writer SOUTH LOS ANGELES — The city of Los Angeles is guaranteeing access to quality sports programming to all youth in the...

County prepares for latest coronavirus variant strain

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Wave Wire Services LOS ANGELES — The county is preparing for the anticipated appearance of the newly identified Omicron variant of COVID-19, circulating information to...