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South LA residents march to protest neighborhood oil drilling

Residents take to the streets on a day when oil well operators are slated to clean the site.

#EmergingUS is set to launch in two months. (Heidi Carreon/Neon Tommy)

Immigration documentary explores meaning of ‘American’

Jose Antonio Vargas discusses his film “Documented” and the upcoming #EmergingUS digital magazine.


South LA’s District Square: Big plans and a long waiting game

The delayed development is still hoped to boost the local economy, if it can get built.

Earl Ofari Hutchinson | Photo by Angela Hoffman

Activist and political commentator Earl Ofari Hutchinson talks racial tensions

Reporter Max Schwartz spoke with Hutchinson about the past and present state of race relations.

Jamar Nicholson, South LA teenager shot mistakenly by police, at a news conference Wednesday.

Claim filed in shooting of South LA teen

A teenager shot and wounded by police in South LA is suing the city.


LA County joins City in considering minimum wage hikes

The County Board of Supervisors are examining a wage increase while the mayor still advocates for city raises.

A cracked sidewalk in South L.A. is hazardous to pedestrians. | Kate Guarino

LA pledges $1 billion to smooth its sidewalks

The settlement from a class action lawsuit will ensure funding over 30 years.

Jacob Fadley | Jacob Fadley (Facebook)

USC student in Metro crash identified

USC School of Cinematic Arts student Jacob Fadley has been identified as the driver of the car that collided with Metro rail train on Saturday.

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Claims of racial profiling by USC campus security fuel demand for investigations

The National Action Network demands action after claims of racial profiling at USC, including one involving son of Empire actress Taraji Henson.


Fresh & Easy to close South LA store

Fresh & Easy on Central and Adams is closing.


Negro League Baseball Museum highlights more than Jackie Robinson

The Negro League Baseball Museum showcases the history of African Americans in baseball. South L.A. is part of that history.

Street view of the crime scene a week after Xinran Ji's murder. | Alex Zelenty (Neon Tommy)

Tracing Xinran Ji’s final steps

The editorial team at Annenberg Digital News retraced the final steps of slain USC student.

Cutting the ribbon at opening of St. John's Well Child and Family Center. | Jessica Harrington (Annenberg TV News)

New clinic offers free healthcare services

St. John’s Well Child and Family Center recently opened a new location near the Lorenzo Apartments on Adams Boulevard.

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Nonprofit Spotlight

Nonprofit Spotlight: Mayme A. Clayton Library & Museum (MCLM)

Photo Courtesy of the Mayme A, Clayton Library & Musuem

For more than 40 years, Dr. Clayton amassed a collection of African-American literature, manuscripts, films, and ephemera.

Nonprofit Spotlight: RISE Financial Pathways

Photo Courtesy of RISE Financial Pathways Facebook Page

RISE aims to generate economic activity that strengthens entire neighborhoods.

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

A South LA mural depicts the neighborhood's mixing of cultures. | Foshay School 7th Grade Photo Project

OPINION: South LA gentrification blues

Julieta Mendez responds to an LA Times article about “soaring home prices” in South LA.


South LA tribute to Gabriel García Márquez

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


Reporter Corps on KPCC: Touring South LA’s Manchester Square

KPCC teamed with Intersections to publish an audio-visual neighborhood tour produced by Reporter Corps.


My Neighborhood: Martin Luther King & Western

Mario Narciso speaks with his neighbors about parks, safety, and community.


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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