• 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
  • With a new Martin Luther King Jr. Hospital set to open, South LA is experiencing a number of changes to health care access.

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Snapshots from the Watts Senior Citizen Prom

A couple of dozen guests shared stories about long lives spent in the ever-changing neighborhoods of Watts and South LA.

Protesters gather outside the LA County Jail ahead of the June sheriff election. | Daina Beth Solomon

Mental health advocate calls for South LA services

Advocates say South LA needs to dedicate additional resources to mental ill treatment.

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

Will Domestic Workers Rights Bill bring change?

Domestic workers continue to grapple with wage theft and other injustices.

Samuel Bevans, owner of Joan and Sisters | Logan Heley

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

Belizeans and Belizean-Americans live all over L.A., but Joan and Sisters Restaurant still makes its home in South LA’s Little Belize.

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South Seas House: Abandoned home turned community center

The 112-year-old West Adams home is having a second life after locals helped restore the building.

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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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Generacion Suicida’s South LA punk roar

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

South LA’s new Northgate Gonzalez Market is helping spur healthy eating habits along with programs like Jamie Oliver’s mobile teaching kitchen.

Sergio Urida at Bombassmuzik | Andy Vasoyan

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

Bombassmuzik has changed with the times to offer a variety of “lifestyle” merchandise, but music is still the focus.

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

South LA schools turn campus playgrounds into public parks

South LA schools are giving children a place to play during the summer.

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

Future of Crenshaw District’s Marlton Square still looks uncertain

Residents hope that the Crenshaw District’s Marlton Square, abandoned and run-down for decades, can make a comeback.

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Nonprofit Spotlight

Nonprofit Spotlight: Worksite Wellness LA

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Delivering health services at worksites, and to workers and their families.

Nonprofit Spotlight: Bienestar

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Bienestar provides LGBT support services for the Latino community in South LA.

Nonprofit Spotlight: RISE Financial Pathways

Photo Courtesy of RISE Financial Pathways Facebook Page

RISE aims to generate economic activity that strengthens entire neighborhoods.

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Reporter Corps

One of Gabriel Garcia Marquez's famed novels, "Love in the Time of Cholera" | Ross Angus

Aun vive el Gabo: Tribute poem to Gabriel García Márquez

Reporter Corps member Miguel Molina writes a tribute poem to Gabriel Garcia Marquez.

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Crenshaw High’s magnet conversion and Baldwin Hills families

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

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My Neighborhood: Martin Luther King & Western

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

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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First person: Thanksgiving without turkey?

A college student and her family in Watts must get by this year without food stamps or other assistance.

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