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50 Years After the Watts Riots, the Original Black Lives Matter Protest

Rep. Janice Hahn | Posted 08.12.2015 | Politics
Rep. Janice Hahn

The Watts Riots took place fifty years ago, but I remember them vividly. I was thirteen years old, and on the morning of August 12, 1965, I woke up at Pepperdine University where I stayed the night for church camp.

50 Years After Watts: The More Things Change, The More They Remain The Same

Mark Ridley-Thomas | Posted 08.11.2015 | Black Voices
Mark Ridley-Thomas

Despite all the social and economic progress since the events in Watts, and after the civil unrest that followed the Rodney King beating trial verdicts, it seems the more things change, the more they remain the same.

Transforming One Of LA's Most Notorious Neighborhoods, One Vacant Lot At A Time

The Huffington Post | Shawnte Passmore | Posted 05.26.2015 | Impact

WATTS – For community stakeholders interested in transforming vacant lots, it may seem easier to clean up blighted areas than to change public o...

How One-On-One Tutoring Is Creating Possibilities For LA's Homeless Youth

The Huffington Post | Anastassia Olmos | Posted 05.13.2015 | Impact

For the nonprofit School On Wheels, change begins when people focus on what they can do to help. “We can’t end homelessness, but we can help a...

The ABCs of Los Angeles Metro

Joel Epstein | Posted 06.26.2015 | Los Angeles
Joel Epstein

That is what we need to do. Always be closing on our transit improvements and with Washington where our tax dollars are kept. Renaming our transit lines is small ball and a distraction compared to the construction and other work at hand.

This Group Is Fulfilling More Than Just The Basic Needs Of LA's Homeless Youth

The Huffington Post | Anna-Catherine Brigida | Posted 04.24.2015 | Impact

Demonque Williams exited the foster care system at age 18 in 2010 with nowhere to go and no one to turn to. Now 22, he still does not have a stabl...

Here's What Happened When A Troubled Liquor Store Also Started Selling Fresh Produce

The Huffington Post | Jordyn Holman | Posted 04.20.2015 | Impact

This story first appeared in Intersections South L.A., a publication of the Annenberg Media Center, on December 1, 2014. A store stayed true to...

This Exercise Craze Is Giving Low-Income Women A Chance To Prioritize Their Health

The Huffington Post | Daina Beth Solomon | Posted 04.06.2015 | Impact

This story first appeared in Intersections South L.A., a publication of the Annenberg Media Center, on October 30, 2014. “She used to be fat!...

How's (the Trash) Business in L.A.? Picking Up

Joel Epstein | Posted 05.17.2015 | Los Angeles
Joel Epstein

In areas like Koreatown and South L.A., it's not hyperbole to say that more frequent trash pickup and more garbage bins on the street would be cause for celebration.

Matt Ferner

LA Mayor Orders Cops To Release Ezell Ford Autopsy | Matt Ferner | Posted 12.01.2014 | Politics

Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti on Thursday ordered the police department to release an autopsy report on Ezell Ford, a 25-year-old mentally ill man s...

The Most Important Neighborhood In LA?

Los Angeles Daily News | Dakota Smith | Posted 05.31.2013 | Los Angeles

Weeks after the primary election, a faded "Jan Perry for Mayor" sign still hangs outside Laura Hendrix's art gallery in Leimert Park Village in South ...

Will It Take an Earthquake to Bring the Subway to the Sea?

Joel Epstein | Posted 03.30.2013 | Los Angeles
Joel Epstein

As any good student of L.A. history can tell you, following the Northridge quake the Santa Monica freeway was rebuilt in less than three months. Of course I am not wishing for an earthquake, mudslide or fire.

Living On The Wall

Charyn Harris | Posted 09.25.2012 | Los Angeles
Charyn Harris

"Stand for something or you will fall for anything," is one of my favorite quotes. What are the alternatives for the youth who are on the same path because we are not paying attention or caring enough to reach them?

After The Riots: Building South L.A. Through Black And Brown Unity

Aurea Montes-Rodriguez | Posted 06.27.2012 | Latino Voices
Aurea Montes-Rodriguez

While the media focused on the tensions between the African American community and Korean storeowners, very few paid attention to the faces of the Latinos that kept showing up in the live footage of the uprising that sparked on the intersection of Florence and Normandie.

Twenty Years After the Flames: The Rodney King Beating Verdict and the L.A. Riots Part 1

Earl Ofari Hutchinson | Posted 06.18.2012 | Los Angeles
Earl Ofari Hutchinson

This year, on the 20th anniversary of the King verdict and the L.A. riots, many still ask the incessant question: Can it happen again?

PHOTOS: Save These Donut Huts!

Posted 03.08.2012 | Los Angeles

Architecture in Los Angeles has always helped to define and display this city's cultural heritage. Whether it be a modern museum or a Craftsman bungal...

VIDEO: $75,000 Offered For Tips On Shooting Death Of Toddler

Posted 07.26.2011 | Los Angeles

The Los Angeles City Council has approved a $75,000 reward for tips that lead to a conviction in the shooting death of Joshua Montes, a two-year old b...

Why I'm Not Singing the Metro Blue Line Blues

Joel Epstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Joel Epstein

Changing the way LA commutes and lives is not just a pipe dream. All over the city people and organizations are working in positive ways to make life here better.