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Raising A Black Boy In America When You're Neither Black Nor American

Raising A Black Boy In America When You're Neither Black Nor American

Earlier than expected, my wife and I had to give my 6-year-old son "the talk" about what it means to be Black in America. Except I'm neither Black nor American.

For Advocates, $25 Million Cut To LAUSD Police Is Just The First Step. For Others, It's Already Too Much.

For Advocates, $25 Million Cut To LAUSD Police Is Just The First Step. For Others, It's Already Too Much.

It's been an eventful week at the Los Angeles Unified School District.

Here's Why LA Can't Keep Up With COVID Test Demand

Here's Why LA Can't Keep Up With COVID Test Demand

L.A. County is ramping up the number of contact tracers, but that work is being hindered because of delays in getting test results from labs.

With LA Beaches Closed, Public Pools May Be Open, But With New Restrictions

With LA Beaches Closed, Public Pools May Be Open, But With New Restrictions

So many new rules to keep swimmers apart and safe translate into more space in your swim lane. But it's also brought about oddities like disappearing deck lounges and pool noodles.

As LA Businesses Reopen, Workers Face A Tough Choice: Risk Your Income -- Or Your Health?

As LA Businesses Reopen, Workers Face A Tough Choice: Risk Your Income -- Or Your Health?

Some employees are choosing to quit, losing their income and their unemployment benefits, rather than come back to work.

'You Started The Corona!' Asian American Californians Have Reported Over 800 Hate Incidents During Pandemic

'You Started The Corona!' Asian American Californians Have Reported Over 800 Hate Incidents During Pandemic

The 832 accounts collected by Stop AAPI Hate over the last three months include verbal attacks, physical assaults and refusal of service to Asian Americans.

City Council Votes To Slash LAPD Budget By $150 Million

City Council Votes To Slash LAPD Budget By $150 Million

Reductions to the LAPD budget will mostly come from cutting police overtime and scaling back officer hiring.

LAUSD Cuts School Police -- A Major Victory For Activists -- But Mostly Maintains Status Quo In Its Budget For Now

LAUSD Cuts School Police -- A Major Victory For Activists -- But Mostly Maintains Status Quo In Its Budget For Now

Student activists have ramping up their criticisms for years. Black Lives Matter and the teachers union helped put them over the top.

Black Parents Who Worry 'The Talk' Is Not Enough Turn To De-Escalation Training

Black Parents Who Worry 'The Talk' Is Not Enough Turn To De-Escalation Training

Learning to navigate the world while being Black isn't developed overnight. Some families prefer a more hands-on approach.

'I Would Not Go To A Hotel Right Now' Says Head Of LA Hotel Workers Union

'I Would Not Go To A Hotel Right Now' Says Head Of LA Hotel Workers Union

Some hotels are hiring back workers without health insurance, and not giving them masks, gloves, or extra time to sanitize rooms.

LA County Supervisors Approve Downsized Budget: No Department Is Spared From Cuts And Layoffs

LA County Supervisors Approve Downsized Budget: No Department Is Spared From Cuts And Layoffs

L.A. County's progress in expanding alternatives to incarceration appears to be on hold while COVID squeezes public finances. Cuts to county departments across the board are planned.

As Palmdale Grapples With A Hanging Death, Locals Recall The Area's Racist History

As Palmdale Grapples With A Hanging Death, Locals Recall The Area's Racist History

Neo-Nazis and skinheads lurk, and for a time, L.A. County housing officials and Sheriff's deputies systematically discriminated against Black people in Section 8 housing.

'We Know Your Voice Needs To Be Heard': The Heartbreak Of A Melrose Shopkeeper

'We Know Your Voice Needs To Be Heard': The Heartbreak Of A Melrose Shopkeeper

Nedjatollah Harounian has run a shoe-and-leatherwear store on Melrose Ave. for 30 years. It was looted and burned on May 30. As an Iranian immigrant, he sympathizes with protesters, but doesn't understand the people who destroyed his business.

Estimated 40 Homes Burn As Brushfire Tears Through Small SoCal Town

Estimated 40 Homes Burn As Brushfire Tears Through Small SoCal Town

Niland, a small, low income community near the Salton Sea, was devastated overnight as strong winds pushed a brushfire directly into neighborhoods.

Why Armed Cops Are The First Responders For The Homelessness Crisis

Why Armed Cops Are The First Responders For The Homelessness Crisis

In the day-to-day of L.A.'s homelessness crisis, police take on a disproportionate role.

As The Weeks Go By, An Effort To Keep Black Lives Matter Protests Alive

As The Weeks Go By, An Effort To Keep Black Lives Matter Protests Alive

Organizers urge protesters to stay on the streets, say they're creating a "movement, not just a moment."

LA County Taps Max Huntsman To Help Solve The Deadly Coronavirus Situation At Nursing Homes

LA County Taps Max Huntsman To Help Solve The Deadly Coronavirus Situation At Nursing Homes

Nursing homes have seen the majority of LA County's coronavirus-related deaths since the pandemic began.

Mis Ángeles: How It Feels To Watch The Fall Of People In Power Who Are 'Ours'  

Mis Ángeles: How It Feels To Watch The Fall Of People In Power Who Are 'Ours'  

When people from marginalized communities gain entry, can they actually change the institutions that have so much power over a system that seems to work against us? God, I hope so.

On Life As A Freckle-Faced, Redheaded, Mexican American From Southeast Los Angeles

On Life As A Freckle-Faced, Redheaded, Mexican American From Southeast Los Angeles

"Sometimes I feel the weight of being judged as a person of color. Other times I feel awkward being seen as the only white guy in the room. It is through this murky fog that I have fought to carve out my own American identity."

Ten Teens, Ten Stories: Balancing Jobs, High School And The Pandemic

Ten Teens, Ten Stories: Balancing Jobs, High School And The Pandemic

They have lessons to teach us about what kids need out of school during a crisis.

LA Times To Settle Suit Over Race And Gender Bias, As Editor Promises Change

LA Times To Settle Suit Over Race And Gender Bias, As Editor Promises Change

The lead complainants include journalists who have contributed to Pulitzer Prize-winning coverage at the LA Times, such as Greg Braxton, who covers television, and Bettina Boxall, a leading environmental writer. Both allege they earn far less than white and male peers with less experience.

LA Metro Will Explore Ways To Replace Armed Policing On Public Transit

LA Metro Will Explore Ways To Replace Armed Policing On Public Transit

The board committed Thursday to working with community leaders to "re-envision transit safety," in part by replacing armed police with social workers and mental health professionals.

Researchers Sound The Alarm About Rising Suicide Rate Among Black Youth

Researchers Sound The Alarm About Rising Suicide Rate Among Black Youth

"We can no longer afford for the face of suicide to be that of older White men," a leading researcher said.

Southern California Public Radio Statement on Black Lives Matter

Southern California Public Radio Statement on Black Lives Matter

As an organization we condemn systemic racism -- and racism of any kind -- and remain committed to reflecting the diverse communities we serve. With that in mind, we say the statement "Black Lives Matter" reinforces our commitment.

County CEO's New Budget Would Eliminate Thousands Of Jobs And Drastically Cut Sheriff's Department

County CEO's New Budget Would Eliminate Thousands Of Jobs And Drastically Cut Sheriff's Department

L.A. County's revised spending proposal released Thursday slices 8% from all department budgets and includes 655 potential layoffs. The plan includes cuts to the Sheriff's Department.

'We Do Need This Change': Child Care Union Election Underway

'We Do Need This Change': Child Care Union Election Underway

After more than a decade of fighting for the right to bargain for better pay, California child care providers will vote on unionizing. 

Boyle Heights Community Reacts To Councilman Jose Huizar's Arrest

Boyle Heights Community Reacts To Councilman Jose Huizar's Arrest

In Boyle Heights, part of L.A. City Councilman Jose Huizar's district and also where he lives and grew up, locals have mixed feelings about his arrest this week.

Utility Bill Forgiveness Is Coming To Help (Some) Angelenos

Utility Bill Forgiveness Is Coming To Help (Some) Angelenos

If you lost income during the pandemic and have been letting those gas or electric bills go unpaid, you may be able to erase the debt under new rules adopted this month.

Trump's Latest Immigration Bans Are Supposed To Last Through End Of Year, But Impact Could Last Much Longer

Trump's Latest Immigration Bans Are Supposed To Last Through End Of Year, But Impact Could Last Much Longer

Trump's newly announced freeze on several categories of work visas, and extended restrictions on green cards, is already hitting some local households hard.

LAUSD Board Considered Three Resolutions To Reform School Police. None Of Them Passed

LAUSD Board Considered Three Resolutions To Reform School Police. None Of Them Passed

One of the resolutions would have drastically reduced funding to the district's police department.

In Their Own Words: The Class Of 2020 Reflects On Senior Year

In Their Own Words: The Class Of 2020 Reflects On Senior Year

Prom, final hugs with friends and teachers and even graduation itself have been taken away or morphed into experiences which don't resemble the usual rites of passage for the Class of 2020. We wanted to hear from high schoolers -- in their own words and through their own creative works -- about their upended senior year.

'It's Our Money -- We Need To Claim It': Census Uses Caravans To Spread The Word

'It's Our Money -- We Need To Claim It': Census Uses Caravans To Spread The Word

Almost two dozens caravans hit the streets throughout L.A. County, as census response rates remain extremely low in some communities.

LA's Slow Streets Program Is Growing And Could Become Permanent

LA's Slow Streets Program Is Growing And Could Become Permanent

The temporary program was launched in mid-May to give Angelenos more space to get fresh air and exercise in their neighborhoods amid stay-at-home orders. City Councilmember David Ryu says the city should allow neighborhoods to keep them in place.

UCLA Economists Say We're In For A 'Depression-Like Crisis'

UCLA Economists Say We're In For A 'Depression-Like Crisis'

Workers in retail and hospitality could take the longest to recover.

LA Councilman Jose Huizar Arrested By FBI, Accused Of Leading 'Criminal Enterprise' From City Hall

LA Councilman Jose Huizar Arrested By FBI, Accused Of Leading 'Criminal Enterprise' From City Hall

Huizar's arrest follows a string of corruption-related charges connected to an FBI investigation into a "pay-to-play" scheme tied to land development. The investigation was given the codename "Casino Loyale."

Information Slow To Trickle In After 7.4 Magnitude Earthquake Hits Oaxaca, Mexico

Information Slow To Trickle In After 7.4 Magnitude Earthquake Hits Oaxaca, Mexico

Memories of the deadly 2017 earthquake came flooding back as Oaxaca, Mexico was hit by a 7.4 magnitude earthquake, killing at least one.

The COVID-19 Recession Risks Facing Working High School Students: Stress, Disengagement  -- And Dropping Out?

The COVID-19 Recession Risks Facing Working High School Students: Stress, Disengagement -- And Dropping Out?

Some worry these students could be dropout risks, particularly if they're "the only people in the family bringing in income."

Why Advocates Want Police Out Of LAUSD Schools

Why Advocates Want Police Out Of LAUSD Schools

The school board will vote on resolutions reexamining the role of the district's police force on Tuesday.

PHOTOS: The March On Compton Sheriff's Station To Protest The Shooting Of Andres Guardado

PHOTOS: The March On Compton Sheriff's Station To Protest The Shooting Of Andres Guardado

Hundreds of people spent their Father's Day marching from the auto body shop where Andres Guardado was shot and killed to the Compton Sheriff's station where the deputy who shot and killed him is based. Here are some key images and moments from the day.

Fractured Skulls, Lost Eyes: Police Often Break Their Own Rules Using 'Rubber Bullets'

Fractured Skulls, Lost Eyes: Police Often Break Their Own Rules Using 'Rubber Bullets'

At least 60 protesters have sustained serious head injuries, including a broken jaw, traumatic brain injuries and blindness, according to an investigation from Kaiser Health News and USA Today.

Immigrant Detainees At Adelanto Say Officers Pepper-Sprayed Them For Peacefully Protesting

Immigrant Detainees At Adelanto Say Officers Pepper-Sprayed Them For Peacefully Protesting

"I went into my room and started throwing up, and my eyes were burning."

This Father's Day, Hear From These Black Dads Who Are Hoping For A Better Future For Their Sons

This Father's Day, Hear From These Black Dads Who Are Hoping For A Better Future For Their Sons

We hear directly from four dads about their hopes for their sons in the wake of a surging Black Lives Matter movement.

Activists Tore Down A Statue Of Junipero Serra In Solidarity With Black Lives Matter

Activists Tore Down A Statue Of Junipero Serra In Solidarity With Black Lives Matter

"Here, in what is currently known as California, the legacy of slavery was operationalized by and linked to the Mission system."

Sheriff's Department Says Shooting Victim Possessed An Illegal Gun. Family Disputes That Claim

Sheriff's Department Says Shooting Victim Possessed An Illegal Gun. Family Disputes That Claim

Andres Guardado was working as a security guard for a Gardena auto body shop when deputies drove up Thursday night.

PHOTOS: Juneteenth in Leimert Park -- A Celebration of Black Joy During Difficult Times

PHOTOS: Juneteenth in Leimert Park -- A Celebration of Black Joy During Difficult Times

By many people's accounts this was the largest crowd they'd seen, in the 11 years of Leimert Park's annual Juneteenth Celebration.

Mis Ángeles: For A Taquero Working In The Pacific Palisades, DACA Victory Means A Bigger Fight Looms

Mis Ángeles: For A Taquero Working In The Pacific Palisades, DACA Victory Means A Bigger Fight Looms

Rudy Barrientos said even as he processed the win: "Right away, I was thinking there's probably gonna be more fight against us from the other side now,because you know that every action has an equal and opposite reaction."

Lessons Learned While Being Black: 'I'll Never Be Above Scrutiny'

Lessons Learned While Being Black: 'I'll Never Be Above Scrutiny'

For some, racism has resulted in obscene and life-threatening actions. For me, it's been a never-ending journey of internalizing microaggressions and trying to live above them.

Your No-Panic Guide To LA Life, And The New (And Changing) Coronavirus Rules

Your No-Panic Guide To LA Life, And The New (And Changing) Coronavirus Rules

Your guide to navigating the new normal in Los Angeles and Southern California.

Does The Supreme Court Ruling On DACA Open Up Applications Again? Questions Remain

Does The Supreme Court Ruling On DACA Open Up Applications Again? Questions Remain

Immigration experts say the Supreme Court ruling on DACA should open the program to new applicants once more. But federal immigration officials have not made that clear.

'It Was A Relief': DACA Students Find Hope In Supreme Court Ruling

'It Was A Relief': DACA Students Find Hope In Supreme Court Ruling

DACA could still be challenged. But for now, college students can focus on their studies.

LA Metro Leaders Want To Rethink Policing On The County's Transit System

LA Metro Leaders Want To Rethink Policing On The County's Transit System

An upcoming motion seeks to develop programs and policies that would shift resources from armed law enforcement in favor of unarmed, care-based approaches.

Geography of Despair: Homeless Deaths Are LA's Other Epidemic

Geography of Despair: Homeless Deaths Are LA's Other Epidemic

More than 1,000 people without homes died in L.A. County in 2019. Now the county's homeless must face the coronavirus.

Supreme Court Upholds DACA, Protecting 'Dreamers' (For Now)

Supreme Court Upholds DACA, Protecting 'Dreamers' (For Now)

The Supreme Court decision has been highly anticipated in California which has the most DACA recipients of any state -- about 200,000.

Hot, Sweaty, Close Together - Fighting Wildfires In The Time of Covid

Hot, Sweaty, Close Together - Fighting Wildfires In The Time of Covid

Sizeable outbreaks could impact wildfire response.

The Rich Have Stopped Spending And That's Tanked The Economy

The Rich Have Stopped Spending And That's Tanked The Economy

While retail sales bounced back in May after a deep drop in March and April, the wealthiest Americans are not spending as freely as they did before the pandemic. And that could limit the recovery.

LA Takes Step Towards Taxing Vacant Units

LA Takes Step Towards Taxing Vacant Units

Los Angeles is in a housing crisis, yet up to 100,000 units, many of them luxury apartments, sit empty. Could a vacancy tax help?

Unemployment Is Hitting LA's Black Neighborhoods Hard

Unemployment Is Hitting LA's Black Neighborhoods Hard

Many Black neighborhoods now have levels of unemployment that are double -- and in some cases triple -- the rates seen in predominantly White neighborhoods.

'Things Have Gotten Ugly': Pandemic Pushback Drives Health Directors To Quit

'Things Have Gotten Ugly': Pandemic Pushback Drives Health Directors To Quit

Orange County Chief Health Officer Dr. Nichole Quick resigned June 8, after receiving threats over her order for residents wear to face masks in public. She's just one of several local health officers in California to quit since the pandemic began.

At City Hall, Organizers Behind The 'People's Budget' Present Plan To Defund LAPD

At City Hall, Organizers Behind The 'People's Budget' Present Plan To Defund LAPD

Melina Abdullah told council members, "this is a moment where the world has cracked open, and you all have the opportunity to really be courageous."

LAUSD Superintendent Wants School Police Ban On Pepper Spray And Controversial Neck Hold

LAUSD Superintendent Wants School Police Ban On Pepper Spray And Controversial Neck Hold

The district will also review the budget -- including the allocation for school police -- over the summer.

Reconciliation? Better Citizen Oversight? Experts Weigh In On How They Would Fix The LAPD

Reconciliation? Better Citizen Oversight? Experts Weigh In On How They Would Fix The LAPD

Because there's more that can be done beyond cutting money

Officials Walk Back Initial Call Of 'Likely Suicide' In Palmdale Hanging

Officials Walk Back Initial Call Of 'Likely Suicide' In Palmdale Hanging

The L.A. County coroner now says he needs to look at the case "a little more deeply and carefully."

Scrap Your Old Ride For Cash, Get A Newer, Cleaner Vehicle

Scrap Your Old Ride For Cash, Get A Newer, Cleaner Vehicle

The Replace Your Ride program from AQMD gives low- to moderate-income owners of older cars a shot at the same kind of rebates higher-income people get when they buy new electric cars.

What Happened To Your Recyclables During The Pandemic?

What Happened To Your Recyclables During The Pandemic?

About half the recyclable materials put out on the curb in L.A. County Sanitation Districts territory ended up in local landfills.

'All Black Lives Matter' Protest Puts The Spotlight On Queer And Trans Rights

'All Black Lives Matter' Protest Puts The Spotlight On Queer And Trans Rights

The All Black Lives Matter rally is underway, with protesters marching from Hollywood to West Hollywood.

Elected Officials Call For Attorney General Becerra To Investigate Robert Fuller's Death

Elected Officials Call For Attorney General Becerra To Investigate Robert Fuller's Death

Protesters gathered Saturday around the tree in a Palmdale park where Robert Fuller was found hanged. (Josie Huang/LAist) Our news is free on LAist. To make sure you get our coverage: Sign up for our daily newsletters. To support...

Palmdale Protesters Say Robert Fuller's Death Was A Lynching, Ask State To Investigate

Palmdale Protesters Say Robert Fuller's Death Was A Lynching, Ask State To Investigate

The Antelope Valley NAACP says the grieving family deserves to know if foul play was involved.

Mis Ángeles: How A 2-Hour Road Trip For Some Julian Apple Pie Helped Me Heal

Mis Ángeles: How A 2-Hour Road Trip For Some Julian Apple Pie Helped Me Heal

For some reason, I've been granted a platform to highlight the beauty and strength of L.A.'s most invisible communities. But that's not something I can do if I'm broken.

Will LA Keep Zero Bail For Now? DA Lacey Says It Should

Will LA Keep Zero Bail For Now? DA Lacey Says It Should

The state Judicial Council had imposed the program to fight the spread of COVID-19 in the jails; it's ending it June 20.

In California, A Vocal Minority of Asian Parents Helped Defeat Affirmative Action Once Before. This Time It Could Be Harder.

In California, A Vocal Minority of Asian Parents Helped Defeat Affirmative Action Once Before. This Time It Could Be Harder.

An effort to restore affirmative action at California's public universities and state agencies is gaining steam amid the Black Lives Matter movement.

How These LA Small Businesses Pivoted To Survive Coronavirus

How These LA Small Businesses Pivoted To Survive Coronavirus

For three months we've been following small businesses along a stretch of Lincoln Blvd. in Venice to document the pandemic shutdown. This month: entrepreneurial ingenuity.

The Hidden Cost Of Inherited Blackness

The Hidden Cost Of Inherited Blackness

It's the inheritance I never wanted, but also kind of need every day. It was delivered in pieces over the course of 30 years with no receipt. What can I say? Thanks. I hate it.

PHOTOS: Black Girls Surf Organizes Protest From Their Boards

PHOTOS: Black Girls Surf Organizes Protest From Their Boards

Now other surfing organizations are planning future paddle-outs.

How 'All Black Lives Matter' Emerged From The Ashes Of A Failed Solidarity March

How 'All Black Lives Matter' Emerged From The Ashes Of A Failed Solidarity March

When Christopher Street West decided to host a "Black solidarity march," they did it without consulting any Black activists outside of the organization -- and that says a lot about West Hollywood's Whiteness problem.

Jogging While Black: I Tried Everything To Look Less Threatening, And 'Still They Crossed The Street'

Jogging While Black: I Tried Everything To Look Less Threatening, And 'Still They Crossed The Street'

Cheryl Farrell had a lovely Spanish-style home in a foothill suburb. She enjoyed her morning jogs along the tree-lined streets. Until she noticed people avoiding her.

SoCal's Homeless Crisis Is Accelerating. Here Are The 2020 Numbers

SoCal's Homeless Crisis Is Accelerating. Here Are The 2020 Numbers

A dismaying reveal during a dismaying time; homelessness jumped another 13% this year.

Audit: Inland Water District Officials Spent Big On Themselves

Audit: Inland Water District Officials Spent Big On Themselves

The audit is the latest mess for the West Valley Water District, which has has been in turmoil for years amid accusations of cronyism and overspending.

Wounded And Uninsured, Protesters Get Free Medical Aid From LA Doctor

Wounded And Uninsured, Protesters Get Free Medical Aid From LA Doctor

"This is just more little bits of injustice that people are feeling if they're peacefully protesting, and they're getting hurt."

Soaring Demand For LA's Public Housing, But Few Openings

Soaring Demand For LA's Public Housing, But Few Openings

Applications to live in Los Angeles public housing surged last month, a sign of the pressure Angelenos are feeling.

Any Day Now, The Supreme Court Could Upend These Young Immigrants' Lives

Any Day Now, The Supreme Court Could Upend These Young Immigrants' Lives

The Supreme Court is expected to decide this month whether President Trump can end the DACA program.

Outrage In Compton Over Video Of Deputies' Rough Arrest Of Black Man

Outrage In Compton Over Video Of Deputies' Rough Arrest Of Black Man

The bystander video shows three deputies roughly pinning Price on the ground, with one holding Price's head down with his leg and punching him once, and another kneeing him five times in the side.

Activists Call For A Ban on LAPD 'Less-than-Lethal' Weapons At Protests

Activists Call For A Ban on LAPD 'Less-than-Lethal' Weapons At Protests

During the protests "we had numerous, numerous folks who were hit in the back as they were retreating, or in the shins, and on the neck," said a member of the National Lawyers Guild.

LA Police Commission Says Off-Duty Cop Who Shot And Killed Unarmed Man In Costco Violated Policy

LA Police Commission Says Off-Duty Cop Who Shot And Killed Unarmed Man In Costco Violated Policy

A review board found no evidence to support Officer Salvador Sanchez' claim that Kenneth French was holding a handgun. It also was presented with evidence that French was moving away from Sanchez when the officer shot him.

Could LAUSD Disband Its School Police Department?

Could LAUSD Disband Its School Police Department?

Leaders of the district's teachers union have endorsed the idea -- but would the LAUSD board enact it?

Most 'Pop-Up' Child Care Centers Were Already Watching Kids Before The Pandemic 

Most 'Pop-Up' Child Care Centers Were Already Watching Kids Before The Pandemic 

Los Angeles child care centers braced for a wave of new kids -- instead, many reported low enrollment. 

As Many Angelenos Stayed Home, LA County Saw A Spike In Coronavirus Among Latinos. Here's Why

As Many Angelenos Stayed Home, LA County Saw A Spike In Coronavirus Among Latinos. Here's Why

An LAist analysis finds that by late April, L.A. County saw a surge in infections among Latinos.

Project Roomkey Has Placed 9,400 Homeless People Into Temporary Hotel Rooms. Now What?

Project Roomkey Has Placed 9,400 Homeless People Into Temporary Hotel Rooms. Now What?

While a large number, it falls far short of Governor Newsom's 15,000 goal. And as the hotel rooms have only been leased for three months, the future is uncertain

Photo Essay: The Day Black Lives Matter Showed Up At Eric Garcetti's House

Photo Essay: The Day Black Lives Matter Showed Up At Eric Garcetti's House

This is what it looks like when thousands of people demonstrate in front of the L.A. Mayor's house, demanding systemic change.

LA Black Lives Matter Leader Takes Clergy To Task For Inaction

LA Black Lives Matter Leader Takes Clergy To Task For Inaction

"It is our sacred duty to fight for the full freedom of our people, not a comfortable place in oppression," Melina Abdullah said during a memorial for George Floyd.

Brushfires Pop Up Across LA As Unusually Strong, Dry Winds Pummel Region

Brushfires Pop Up Across LA As Unusually Strong, Dry Winds Pummel Region

The Santa Ana winds driving the fires are uncommon for this time of year.

'Defund The Police'? What To Expect From Today's City Council Budget Committee Meeting

'Defund The Police'? What To Expect From Today's City Council Budget Committee Meeting

Protesters helped force city leaders to target up to $150 million in LAPD spending for cuts.

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