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City, county making plans to phase out oil drilling

Wave Wire Services LOS ANGELES — On a unanimous vote, the county Board of Supervisors approved an ordinance Sept. 27 banning new oil wells and...

Tracks clear for Crenshaw rail line opening

By Ray Richardson Contributing Writer SOUTH LOS ANGELES — A new travel experience and more access between South Los Angeles communities are among the expected benefits...

GAME PLAN: Activist uses chess to help young people win in school and life

By Shirley Hawkins Contributing Writer SOUTH LOS ANGELES — Damen Fletcher is on a mission to sharpen the critical thinking skills of young people to assist...

SPOTLIGHT ON L.A.: Watts Towers celebrates 100 years this weekend

By Darlene Donloe Contributing Writer For 100 years, the Watts Towers have stood as a symbol of pride, hope, determination and survival for an under-resourced community...

Southland chefs to display skills at Monterey Jazz Festival

By Darlene Donloe Contributing Writer LOS ANGELES — Jason Fullilove and Michael Reed, two of L.A.’s hottest Black celebrity chefs, have been tapped as the featured...

Suspect arrested in South L.A. church arson case

Wave Wire Services SOUTH LOS ANGELES — A 23-year-old man pleaded not guilty Sept. 21 in connection with an arson fire that destroyed a historic...

‘Black to the Future’ coming to Leimert Park

By Shirley Hawkins Contributing Writer LEIMERT PARK — TEC Leimert, a nonprofit organization based in South Los Angeles, will once again welcome entrepreneurs, innovators, tech enthusiasts,...

Ridley-Thomas rejects idea of plea deal, lawyer says

By Ray Richardson Contributing Writer LOS ANGELES — Suspended City Councilman Mark Ridley-Thomas has no intentions of pursuing a plea agreement like the one made Sept....

SALUTE TO A QUEEN: Leimert Park honors late jazz singer Barbara Morrison

Wave Staff and Wire Reports LEIMERT PARK — Even though she was born in Ypsilanti, Michigan, Leimert Park became home to the late jazz singer...

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