County officials hope to avoid new mask mandate

Wave Wire Services LOS ANGELES — COVID-19 case numbers, hospitalizations and deaths continue to show signs of stabilizing locally, Los Angeles County's health director said...

Bell Gardens plans affordable housing project

By Alfredo Santana Contributing Writer BELL GARDENS — The city has announced plans to develop a 4.3-acre lot formerly used for manufacturing and industrial purposes to build...

South L.A. native publishes book about where he grew up

By Ariyana Griffin Contributing Writer LEIMERT PARK — DeMarco Smith has released the first of a three-part history book titled “South Central Is Mecca.” The first...

O’Farrell calls for more police in Hollywood

Wave Staff and Wire Reports LOS ANGELES — Hollywood could soon see an increase in police presence after a motion introduced Aug. 3 by City Councilman...

Freeway task force struggles with safety, economic issues

By Alfredo Santana Contributing Writer LOS ANGELES — The Long Beach Freeway task force delayed the approval of newly drafted language to spur economic opportunities tied...

Organization helps transform young lives through art

By Shirley Hawkins Contributing Writer LOS ANGELES — When Create Now CEO Brandon Johnson arrived in Los Angeles in 2014, he found himself homeless. “I drove out...

Airport unveils first people mover train car

Wave Staff and Wire Reports LOS ANGELES — Los Angeles International Airport introduced its first Automated People Mover train car Aug. 2, marking a step...

Ridley-Thomas’ pay suspension being challenged

Staff and Wire Reports LOS ANGELES — Suspended City Councilman Mark Ridley-Thomas’ two closest allies on the council are looking out for him. Councilmen Curren Price...

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Actress Anne Heche seriously injured in Mar Vista crash

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Wave Wire Services MAR VISTA — As police await blood tests on Anne Heche to determine if alcohol or drugs factored into a fiery car...

BOOK CORNER: Author’s memoir shares story of survival, abuse and triumph

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By Marissa Wells Contributing Writer “The Lies I Tell,” by Marlene Hickman, is a compelling memoir of survival that chronicles the author’s traumatic beginning in Jamaica...

BILL VAUGHAN’S TASTY CLIPS: Beyoncé on top of the world with...

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By Bill Vaughan Entertainment Writer Beyoncé’s critically acclaimed seventh studio album “Renaissance” has topped charts around the world and has accomplished an array of streaming records....

Actors’ Gang brings back Shakespeare in the park

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Wave Staff Report CULVER CITY — The Actors' Gang brings back the long-anticipated free Shakespeare in the park for families with a production of “As BOO...

BOOK CORNER: Battles of American West are focus of historical novel

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By Marissa Wells Contributing Writer “Bone Necklace,” by Julia Sullivan, is a new novel inspired by the true story of a war in which Native American...

Actress Nichelle Nichols, noted for ‘Star Trek’ role, dies

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By Vince Wilson II Contributing Writer Nichelle Nichols, the actress best known for her culture-shifting role as Lt. Nyota Uhura in "Star Trek," has died. Nichols died...

McDonald’s franchise operator finds business success

By Emilie St. John Contributing Writer National Black Business Month in August is recognizing the 50th anniversary of one of the largest organizations of successful Black entrepreneurs...

Prosperity Market spotlights Black businesses

By Shirley Hawkins Contributing Writer SOUTH LOS ANGELES — A mobile marketplace that spotlights Black farmers, food producers and chefs — is marking National Black Business...

Soaring prices worry some area business operators

By Alfredo Santana Contributing Writer VERNON — On a recent sunny afternoon, Kenia Ordonez kept busy updating new prices on imported sodas and other dishes at...

Inglewood businessman offers tech start-up All In Coworking

By Shirley Hawkins Contributing Writer INGLEWOOD — It takes grit, guts and plenty of determination to succeed as an entrepreneur, and Matthew Newman possesses all of...

Eso Won’s closure seen as crushing blow to Black culture

By Janice Hayes Kyser Contributing Writer LEIMERT PARK — Residents, avid readers, authors and even competitors say the closing of Eso Won Books will mark the...

Westbrook Academy still accepting fall enrollment

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By Shirley Hawkins Contributing Writer SOUTH LOS ANGELES — With the start of the school year right around the corner, the Westbrook Academy, operated by the...

SPORTS DIGEST: Dodgers are winning games at a championship pace

By Don Wanlass Contributing Writer The Los Angeles Dodgers are a juggernaut. Their record is six games better than the second best teams in the major leagues...

SPORTS DIGEST: Sporting world says farewell to two of its greatest

By Don Wanlass Contributing Writer Over the years, the sporting world has introduced a new acronym to the lexicon. GOAT now stands for Greatest Of All...

Dodgers icon Vin Scully, a voice for the ages, dies

Wave Wire Services LOS ANGELES — Vin Scully, the voice of the Dodgers from the time they moved to Los Angeles, and who started his...

SPORTS DIGEST: Dodgers can stand pat at this year’s trade deadline

By Don Wanlass Contributing Writer The Washington Nationals came to town July 25 with the worst record in baseball at 32-65. The Dodgers, at 64-30, had...

County officials hope to avoid new mask mandate

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Wave Wire Services LOS ANGELES — COVID-19 case numbers, hospitalizations and deaths continue to show signs of stabilizing locally, Los Angeles County's health director said...