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A soon-to-be-named  tunnel boring machine (TBM) similar to Seattle's Pamela, pictured in blue, will carve out the Crenshaw/LAX line's twin tunnels.

Help L.A. students name the Crenshaw/LAX tunnel boring machine

Metro seeks the public’s vote in naming and artwork selection for its new gargantuan machine.

Panelist Jorge Rivera discussed methods to combat gentrification in South Los Angeles based on his experience in Long Beach. | Matt Lemas, Intersections South L.A.

Local leaders stress unity in fighting Reef development

Panelists from all around the Los Angeles area spoke at a Reef project-centered anti-gentrification forum hosted by the South Central Neighborhood Council on Wednesday, Oct. 28.

Black Lives Apology

Call for ‘Black Lives Matter’ to Apologize

Pastors and community leaders at Mount Moriah Baptist Church called for an apology from the Los Angeles chapter of the Black Lives Matter movement after activists at last week’s meeting with Mayor Eric Garcetti caused an upset.

The South Central Neighborhood Council  and community members discussed possible courses of action on the Reef Project Environmental Impact Report on Tuesday, October 20, 2015.

Neighborhood council to take action on Reef Project report

To educate community members and provide a place for residents to voice concerns about the $1.2 billion Reef project, the South Central Neighborhood Council is organizing a community forum on gentrification.


ShakeOut Scenario Shows Faults in Preparedness

According to USGS seismologists, Los Angeles’ quiet earthquake period will not continue. Still, Angelenos neglect preparations, contributing to the catastrophic scenario predicted to occur during the next “big one.”


The Bare Necessities Earthquake Kit

Experts weigh in on the minimum materials needed to survive in a post-quake urban jungle.

California Community Foundation Town Hall at St. Sophia Cathedral | Photo by Kevin Walker

Non-profits get billion dollar boost

South LA non-profits expected to benefit from major funding initiative.

The USC Speakers Committee holds talks throughout the year related to topical issues.

USC professors draw parallels between past racial issues and current events

A stream of videos depicting police brutality continued conversation over current relations between the police and communities of color at USC.

Mayor Eric Garcetti and LAPD Chief Charlie Beck speak about crime statistics at a recent conference held at the 77th Division station in South L.A. | Daina Beth Solomon

High homicide rates move LAPD to put more officers in South LA

So far this year, 43 people have been killed in the 77th Division, which covers most of South L.A.


Construction churns on with full street closures along Crenshaw/LAX line

More street closures, many which stretch into the night, are continuing along the route of the Crenshaw/LAX line.

United Healthcare employees jump rope with students at Grape Elementary School.

Photo Gallery: South LA students play with LA Dodgers, United Healthcare

Two organizations teamed up for a good cause in South Los Angeles.

3 Worlds Cafe on Central Ave. is committed to employing neighborhood residents. | Caitlyn Hynes

3 Worlds Cafe serves up food, social justice

The 3 Worlds Café is a place for residents to gather, invest in and transform their neighborhood.

Watts Reimagined team brought residents together to commemorate 50 years of Watts Rebellion.

Fifty years after Watts Rebellion, residents commemorate in vacant lots

During the commemoration, the Watts Reimagined team brought people together in an abandoned lot on 103rd Street and Central Avenue.

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Nonprofit Spotlight

Nonprofit Spotlight: Worksite Wellness LA

WWLA's Physical activity presentation | Photo Courtesy of WWLA's Facebook Page

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

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: Cop Watch Los Angeles (CWLA)

Photo Courtesy of Copwatch Los Angeles Facebook

Cop Watch calls on community members to protest police brutality.

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Community Corner

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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.

Reporter Corps

Reporter Corps application deadline extended!

We’re looking for 18-24 year olds from South LA who want to report on their community. Apply today!


College journal: Swapping cardinal and gold for orange

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

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A night with Reporter Corps South LA

Reporter Corps South LA members present their work to the community at the 24th Street Theatre.

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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