The FREE Central Avenue Jazz Festival, July 29th

The 22nd Annual Central Avenue Jazz Festival, hosted by Councilmember Curren D. Price, Jr., is upon us, and we hope you can join the party as we celebrate South LA’s rich cultural past, present and future! The FREE event on Saturday, July 29 and Sunday, July 30 from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., includes performaces…

GRANTS NOW AVAILABLE THROUGH NEW WATER BOTTLE FILLING STATION PROGRAM

West Basin Municipal Water District Funds Water Stations at Public Facilities The West Basin Municipal Water District (West Basin) Board of Directors announced a new program to fund water bottle filling stations at public facilities. The pilot program was created to provide community members with more access to safe and reliable tap water to refill…

Kendrick Lamar is leader of MTV VMAs with 8 nominations

Kendrick Lamar’s “Humble” is giving the rapper reason to brag: He is the leader of the MTV Video Music Awards with eight nominations. Lamar and his No.1 hit song are nominated for video of the year, artist of the year, best hip-hop video and other prizes. Katy Perry and The Weeknd are behind Lamar with…

Dense 6-story apartment building adjacent SpaceX in Hawthorne gets initial OK

The Hawthorne Planning Commission has approved a six-story apartment building that would pack about 300 small apartments on less than 3 acres in a booming industrial area near the municipal airport. The proposal flies in the face of zoning codes, placing hundreds of homes in the midst of heavy industrial operations. The proposal flies in the face…

City of Compton Honors EME Inc. for 50-Years of Business Services

The City Council members enthusiastically recognized EME Incorporated for its outstanding 50-year business operation in the City of Compton.  EME is one of the premier aerospace metal finishing companies in the country.  The City is highly honored to have a business operate with such efficiency over a very long sustained period of time.  EME employs…

Black Women Picking Up Firearms for Self-Defense

LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. (AP) — Sitting in a classroom above a gun range, a woman hesitantly says she isn’t sure she could ever shoot and kill someone, even to protect herself. Couldn’t she just aim for their leg and try to maim them? Her instructor says self-defense is not about killing someone, but is instead about…

Chromium-6 levels spike in Long Beach, Paramount

Air officials have reported a spike of toxic chromium-6 in an area of North Long Beach, flagged by electronic monitors installed in the aftermath of air-quality concerns in Paramount.  The known carcinogen, found in metal finishing and other manufacturing processes, registered at levels as high as 148 times above normal at 22 monitoring stations installed…