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Acclaimed Architect Frank Gehry Designs a Safe Haven for Kids in Watts

One of the world’s greatest architects has designed a safe haven for Watts’ most vulnerable. Frank Gehry, the genius behind Walt Disney Concert Hall in downtown Los Angeles and other masterpieces, recently unveiled his vision for Children’s Institute, Inc.’s $35-million Watts campus, scheduled to break ground in 2018. “Children’s Institute is an incredible organization with a […]

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Finding Home and Health in South LA

John Flores suffered from mental health issues all his life, and often felt alone and isolated from his family. After spending several years in prison, he was released… only to become homeless. But he turned his life around after finding the South Los Angeles Recuperative Care Center in East Rancho Dominguez,  where a team of nurses and case managers […]

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Update: Crenshaw/LAX Line

Under construction now for 2019, a great deal of activity is happening with the $2-billion   Crenshaw/LAX Line intended to serve neighborhoods in and around Crenshaw, Inglewood and  LAX. On June 7, workers are scheduled to begin excavating the third and last of its underground stations near Leimert Park, prompting a 14-day closure of Crenshaw Boulevard between Vernon […]

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Accountability After Safety Violations at Crenshaw/LAX Project

In response to a motion by Los Angeles County Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas, the Metropolitan Transportation Authority Board of Directors voted Thursday to investigate whether the contractor hired to build the $2-billion Crenshaw-LAX Line is in breach of contract after safety violations resulted in injuries to workers and placed others at risk. The safety violations came […]