• Sights and sounds from the Central Avenue Jazz Festival

    Crowds of people enjoyed jazz, music and art at the 19th annual Jazz Festival.

    Sights and sounds from the Central Avenue Jazz Festival
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    From Watts to Walla Walla: The burdens and the blessings of my college education
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    Activists are urging Congress to keep laws in place that protect children who emigrate alone from Central America.

    Activists protest deportations of Central American immigrant children

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