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NO MORE MERCY: City Council votes to lift protections designed to protect renters in January

Wave Wire Services LOS ANGELES — The city’s renter eviction protections due to COVID-19 hardship will be lifted at the end of January, the City...

Music icons pay tribute to Compton rapper Coolio

By Shirley Hawkins Contributing Writer LOS ANGELES — Coolio, the colorful rapper who grew up in Compton, was remembered by many of his fellow rappers and...

Inglewood residents demand local control of schools

By Emilie St. John Contributing Writer INGLEWOOD — Tensions continue to flare between parents, stakeholders, community members and county education administrators as local residents demand a...

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...

‘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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