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Urban farm bill could help transform South LA’s empty lots

A proposed bill would give property owners tax incentives to turn their lots into farms.


ICYMI: South LA voices and views at USC

Journalists, activists and city workers discussed past changes in South LA, and the changes that could come next.


Homecoming for Animo Inglewood alum running for state superintendent

Marshall Tuck helped found Animo Inglewood Charter High School in the early 2000s.

John Deasy speaks at a City Year event in 2013. | City Year

Students at South LA’s Manual Arts High react to superintendent’s resignation

LA Unified School District superintendent John Deasy’s resignation is an opportunity for a new leader.

The Shrine Auditorium in the 1920s | LA Public Library

#TBT South LA: The Shrine Auditorium

The grand building with its Middle Eastern-style architecture was built more than a hundred years ago.

Prop 47 rally | Kate Guarino

LA School District endorses Proposition 47 to reduce punishment for common crimes

The proposed referendum would downgrade some crimes from felonies to misdemeanors.

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Undocumented youth dream with music, without borders

The music, art and theater performance “Dreaming Sin Fronteras” comes to USC’s Bovard Auditorium Oct. 16.

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Luis Rodriguez named LA’s poet laureate

The Chicano activist grew up among LA’s gangs before becoming a writer.


Sign language in Spanish

A South LA mother with three deaf children started the “Deaf Latinos” group to help other Spanish-speaking families.

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Judge orders classes back at South LA’s Jefferson High

Students had protested last summer over incomplete schedules.

"Church Mothers" stand outside the First AME Church in South LA, circa 1960. | USC Digital Library

#TBT South LA: Church mothers, circa 1960

LA’s oldest African-American church, the First African Methodist Episcopal, is still a cultural force in South LA.

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South LA voices with South LA views, Thursday at USC

A panel discussion at USC will bring together activists, journalists, residents and others to discuss views on South LA and the university’s role in the community.

Experts David Kim (center) and Dwight Jaffee (right) debate on housing with Richard Green moderating | Priyanka Deo/NeonTommy

Making rent just got harder

Rents are expected to keep rising across Los Angeles.

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Nonprofit Spotlight

Nonprofit spotlight: UMMA Community Clinic


Profiling organizations propelling positive change in South LA

Nonprofit Spotlight: Los Angeles Child Guidance Clinic

Photo Courtesy of LA Child Guidance

Intersections’ Nonprofit Spotlight series profiles organizations propelling positive change in South LA.

Nonprofit Spotlight: A Place Called Home (APCH)

APCH members run in the 2014 Jive Live New Year's Race. | APCH Facebook

Profiles of South L.A. organizations that are propelling positive change.

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Community Corner


My neighborhood: Manchester Square

Watch Skylar E Myers’ audiovisual slideshow about her neighborhood in South Central LA.


First person: College isn’t for us?

Skylar Endsley Myers compares her experience as a private-school student against her best friend Randall’s experience in South LA public schools.


South LA tribute to Gabriel García Márquez

Reporter Corps member Miguel Molina pays homage to the writer who “wrote for us all.”


Growing up queer in Watts: What happens when school is still not a safe place

Xochil Frausto shares her experiences growing up queer in Watts.

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A big brother lost to violence

After spending time silent about the death of her brother, Theresa Olsteen wrote about the impact of loosing a family member to violence.

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