• Snapshots from the Watts Senior Citizen Prom

    Guests shared stories about long lives spent in the ever-changing neighborhoods of Watts and South LA.

    Snapshots from the Watts Senior Citizen Prom
  • Q&A: Josh Sides on South Central’s renaming

    Cal State Northridge history professor Josh Sides discusses the weight of place names ten years after South Central became South LA.

    Q&A: Josh Sides on South Central’s renaming
  • South LA’s Southern California Library keeps social justice history alive

    The library’s social justice archives are attracting a record number of visitors.

    South LA’s Southern California Library keeps social justice history alive

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Rocio washes dishes as part of her job. | Andrea Martinez

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Samuel Bevans, owner of Joan and Sisters | Logan Heley

Belizean conch fritters at South LA’s Joan and Sisters Restaurant

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The fully-restored South Seas House | www.laparks.org

South Seas House: Abandoned home turned community center

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City collects 950 guns in buyback

Angelenos from South L.A. and around the city turned in handguns, shotguns, rifles and assault weapons in exchange for Ralph’s gift cards.

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A Latino punk band from South L.A. sets out to defy stereotypes.

Teresa Blanco shows Northgate nutrition tags as part of the Viva La Salud program.| Michael Nystrom/ Neon Tommy

Northgate Market and Jamie Oliver program boost South LA food landscape

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Sergio Urida at Bombassmuzik | Andy Vasoyan

Sergio Urida and Bombassmuzik, the last of the South LA record stores

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A sign advertises the weekend hours for the Trinity School park. | Joey Wong

South LA schools turn campus playgrounds into public parks

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An old mural stands out from the rest of Marlton Square. | Daniel Carr- Crawford

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Nonprofit Spotlight: Cop Watch Los Angeles (CWLA)

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Cop Watch calls on community members to protest police brutality.

Nonprofit Spotlight: Strategic Actions for a Just Economy (SAJE)

A protest organized by Strategic Actions for a Just Economy.

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Jan Perry speaking with members of Reporter Corps South LA at City Hall.

Reporter Corps South LA members interview Jan Perry

On Councilwoman Jan Perry’s last day in office, after 12 years in office, she took a moment to speak with Reporter Corps.

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My Neighborhood: Watts

Reporter Corps members Xochil Frausto and Shanice Joseph take us on a trip through Watts and speak with residents.


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