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Watts Towers makes list of America’s Endangered Landscapes

Earthquakes and “thermal effects” have put the iconic art structure at risk.

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300 cats and dogs vaccinated in South LA

The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals offered the service for free.

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First-person: “Dreaming Sin Fronteras” showcases search for identity

The performance last week resonated with an undocumented student living in South L.A.

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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.

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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.

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Homecoming for Animo Inglewood alum running for state superintendent

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

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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.

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#TBT South LA: The Shrine Auditorium

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

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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.

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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.

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Nonprofit Spotlight: Los Angeles Urban League (LAUL)

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LAUL provides job training, job placement, youth achievement and business development programs.

Nonprofit Spotlight: 24th Street Theatre

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The 24th Street Theatre in West Adams offers theatre and arts education.

Nonprofit Spotlight: RISE Financial Pathways

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RISE aims to generate economic activity that strengthens entire neighborhoods.

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Community Corner

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South LA tribute to Gabriel García Márquez

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

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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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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.

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Redefining environmentalism in South LA 

By gardening and keeping lights low, a family in Watts challenges mainstream notions of “environmentalism.”

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First-person: “Dreaming Sin Fronteras” showcases search for identity

The performance last week resonated with an undocumented student living in South L.A.

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