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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.


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.

Jefferson High School

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.

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Nonprofit Spotlight

Nonprofit Spotlight: Cop Watch Los Angeles (CWLA)

Photo Courtesy of Copwatch Los Angeles Facebook

Cop Watch calls on community members to protest police brutality.

Nonprofit spotlight: UMMA Community Clinic


Profiling 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


Crenshaw High’s magnet conversion and Baldwin Hills families

Can Crenshaw’s magnet programs lure affluent African-American families from Baldwin Hills?


College journal: Swapping cardinal and gold for orange

Two college freshman from South LA chronicle their first days at Syracuse University.

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.


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.

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.

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