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May 2013 Newsletter

Crenshaw/LAX Light Rail Timeline

A timeline of the history of the struggle for a station at Leimert Park Village. The long-awaited decision on the fate of a Leimert Park station for the Crenshaw-to-LAX light rail line... Read more

Local Worker Gets Second Chance

Homeless and recently released from prison in 2011, Blair Martin knew she needed a big break to get back on her feet. Little did she know that her opportunity would happen so near her hometown of Compton... Read more

New Prenatal Program for South L.A. Expectant Mothers

Expectant mothers in South Los Angeles can look forward to a new model of healthcare thanks to a $2 million-grant recently received by the Los Angeles County Department of Health Services... Read more

USC Honors Distinguished Alumni

The University of Southern California honored the accomplishments and service of notable alumni at its 80th Annual USC Alumni Awards in late April. Notable alumni from a range of industries and... Read more

Addressing Street Vending Countywide

For years now, residents and business owners in the Florence-Firestone section of Los Angeles County have complained about street vending lining Compton Avenue from 60th Street to Slauson Avenue, where everything from ice cream to t-shirts to CD’s and DVDs or bicycles and infant car seats are available for sale.... Read more

New Health Center at Washington Prep.

Los Angeles Lakers’ defender Metta World Peace (formerly known as Ron Artest) brought an exuberant crowd of more than 900 Washington Preparatory High School students to their feet recently as he walked his towering frame to the front of their auditorium and stood behind the podium... Read more

Middle School Students Stand for Peace Against Bullying

Fourteen-year-old ICEF Inglewood Charter Middle Academy student, Nyana Slaughter has been called “stupid,” “big” and “ugly” since she was in the second grade... Read more

Architectural Sites: Compton City Hall

Compton is one of the oldest cities in Los Angeles County, having incorporated 125 years ago this month, on May 11, 1888. Its civic center, located in the heart of the Hub City, boasts of architecture that nonetheless is eternally modern, including Compton City Hall... Read more

Season for Nonviolence Vigil

Gathering at the top of the beautiful Baldwin Hills Scenic Overlook for a candlelight vigil hosted by Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors Chairman Mark Ridley-Thomas, more than 200 people, including Los Angeles Police Chief Charlie Beck, Los Angeles County Sheriff Lee Baca and civil rights leader Rev. James Lawson reflected on... Read more

Thousands Attend Annual Hiring Spree

First time job fair attendee, Chris Martin, 34 , arrived at the Juanita Millender-McDonald Community Center in Carson not knowing what to expect... Read more

Summer Art Internships Are Now Open

With summer right around the corner and the spring semester coming to a close, college students around the nation are solidifying their summer plans. From now until May 17 undergraduate college students that either reside in Los Angeles County or attend school in the county... Read more

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