• An unexplained death in South LA

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    An unexplained death in South LA
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    URBAN TxT promotes teen entrepreneurs in South LA at its Demo Day 2014.

    Teen tech leaders compete in Demo Day 2014
  • 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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Jan Perry speaking with members of Reporter Corps South LA at City Hall.

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