City considers requiring vaccinations for all employees

Wave Wire Services LOS ANGELES — City officials began hashing out details July 28 of a proposal to require all municipal employees to show proof...

L.A. Zoo unveils five-year conservation plan

Wave Wire Services GRIFFITH PARK — The Los Angeles Zoo has unveiled a five-year conservation plan that focuses on using evidence-based methods for conservation, promoting...

Backpack giveaway gets students ready for school year

By 2UrbanGirls Contributing Writer COMPTON — More than 1,000 backpacks, school supplies and groceries were distributed to Compton residents at Roosevelt Elementary School July 24. City Councilman...

Billboard honors cows from Pico Rivera slaughterhouse

Wave Wire Services PICO RIVERA — A billboard has gone up to call attention to the recent slaughterhouse escape of 41 cows that ended with...

Drummin’ up happiness wherever he goes

Anthony Sheriff plays the drums from the back of his pickup truck By Darlene Donloe Contributing Writer LOS ANGELES — For the last five years, Anthony Sheriff...

State expands tax credit for film production

Staff and Wire Reports HOLLYWOOD — Joined by state legislators at Sunset Gower Studios, Gov. Gavin Newsom signed legislation July 21 to expand California's Film...

City Council votes for policy that protects hotel workers

Independent Staff Report WEST HOLLYWOOD — The City Council voted 4-1 July 19 in favor of a policy that would provide thousands of hotel workers...

Bonin program takes 160 homeless off boardwalk

Wave Wire Services LOS ANGELES — City Councilman Mike Bonin said July 26 that 160 people who were living along the Venice boardwalk have been...
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Entertainment

BILL VAUGHAN’S TASTY CLIPS: Prince’s ‘Welcome 2 America’ makes long-awaited debut

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By Bill Vaughan Entertainment Writer The Prince Estate and Legacy Recordings this week has released the long-awaited 2010 Prince album “Welcome 2 America” — a powerful...

New book chronicles family’s road to success in Hollywood

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BOOK CORNER By Marissa Wells Contributing Writer After being bitten by the acting bug during a brush with fame during a vacation, a family of four makes...

Smiley returns to broadcasting with KBLA Talk 1580

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By Shirley Hawkins Contributing Writer SOUTH LOS ANGELES — It’s only been on the air for a month, but already the buzz is building for KBLA...

Gibbs overcome by heat at Walk of Fame ceremony

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Wave Wire Services HOLLYWOOD — Five-time Emmy-nominated actress Marla Gibbs, best known for portraying sassy maid Florence Johnston on “The Jeffersons,” received a star on...

BILL VAUGHAN’S TASTY CLIPS: New documentary illuminates Bill T. Jones’ landmark...

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By Bill Vaughan Entertainment Writer A new documentary, opening in Los Angeles and theaters and virtual cinemas nationwide July 23, reaches beyond the world of dance...

Author presents path to healing in book about American slavery

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BOOK CORNER By Marissa Wells Contributing Writer “Healing the Wounds of American Slavery,” by Payge Means Hopper, is an exciting new book that presents a path to...

Watts burger stand caught in property dispute with state

By 2UrbanGirls Contributing Writer WATTS — You can smell the hamburgers on the grill as you drive along Imperial Highway headed to Hawkins House of Burgers. The...

Local McDonald’s offering COVID-19 vaccination clinics

By 2UrbanGirls Contributing Writer Local McDonald’s operators are offering popup COVID-19 vaccination clinics through July 30. With more than 70 owner-operators volunteering their locations for the popup...

Officials provide update on Exide cleanup efforts

By Alfredo Santana Contributing Writer VERNON — Residents living near the former Exide Technologies battery recycling plant berated staff from the state Department of Toxic Substances...

Paycheck protection loan is last chance for struggling business

By Alfredo Santana Contributing Writer LINCOLN HEIGHTS  — The Paycheck Protection Program is nearing its May 31 end and My Dream’s Salon owner Gerardo Castellanos knows...

Tier change having little impact on some businesses

By Darlene Donloe Contributing Writer SOUTH LOS ANGELES — Although Los Angeles County moved into the least restrictive yellow tier on May 6, allowing businesses to...

Community colleges play vital role in minority communities

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By Janice Hayes Kyser Contributing Writer LOS ANGELES — A recent study conducted by the Los Angeles Economic Development Commission (LAEDC) examining the disparities in education...

Coaches’ jobs already on the line at Pac 12 media day

SPORTS DIGEST By Don Wanlass Contributing Writer Most sports fans have turned their focus to Tokyo for the 2020 Summer Olympic Games — a year late, but...

Community organizations to receive Super Bowl legacy grants

Wave Staff Report INGLEWOOD — The committee that will stage next February’s Super Bowl with the National Football league has recognized 56 community and nonprofits...

After five years, Reshanda Gray finds WNBA home

By Sue Favor Contributing Writer Former Washington High School standout Reshanda Gray seems to have finally found a pro basketball home, after several seasons of uncertainty. The...

Ohtani shines in the All Star Game spotlight

By Don Wanlass Contributing Writer The summer doldrums for sports are here. Baseball, with the exception of all-star activities, is taking most of the week off.   We’re...

City considers requiring vaccinations for all employees

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Wave Wire Services LOS ANGELES — City officials began hashing out details July 28 of a proposal to require all municipal employees to show proof...