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All Aboard: Metro Funds Crenshaw-to-LAX Train

After more than 30 years of discussion and planning, organizing and advocating, full funding for the design and construction of the Crenshaw-to-LAX light rail line was approved by the Metropolitan Transportation Authority Board Thursday. The vote, at last, gives the South Los Angeles corridor a rail line that will spur economic development and serve as […]

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USC to Govern Coliseum Commission

The Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum Commission Wednesday approved a series of reforms to make governance of the historic facility more streamlined and accountable. The Joint Powers Agreement (JPA), the governing document of the Coliseum, would be amended to cut the size of the Commission, under the proposal passed by the commission. The revised structure was […]

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Homeless Advocate Named Woman of the Year

  A hearty congratulations to Marsha Temple, executive director of the homeless advocacy agency, Integrated Recovery Network, who has been selected as the Second Supervisorial District’s Woman of the Year. Temple was chosen by Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors Chairman Mark Ridley-Thomas for her outstanding work helping homeless people reclaim their lives by finding […]

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Empowerment Congress Leaders Work to Change their Communities

Standing on a vista in the Baldwin Hills Scenic Overlook as the sun set over the Pacific Ocean and the Hollywood sign glimmered in the distance, Jesse Clark of Atlanta, Georgia inhaled the cool air. After a week meeting with civic leaders, community activists and policy makers at the Empowerment Congress Leadership Institute in Los Angeles, […]

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Celebrating a Big Birthday

  When Eula Bertha Colbert was born, silent movie star Mary Pickford was a leading Hollywood actress, ragtime music was all the rage and the hottest technology for playing music was the elegant but scratchy Victrola. Women could not vote; segregation was enshrined in the South, and the NAACP was in its infancy. Mrs. Colbert, […]