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South L.A., moments before the tornado swirled in earnest, caught on tape by an onlooker. |ABC7 screenshot

Tornado tears through South LA, ripping five roofs and spooking all

While minor, the tornado still inflicted damage — and caused not a small bit of surprise.

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Lark Galloway-Gilliam, South LA health activist, dies at 61

The founder of Community Health Councils led notable campaigns for health and healthcare in South LA.

Ferguson protesters reach the site where Ezell Ford was killed last August. | Daina Beth Solomon

From Watts 1965 to #BlackLivesMatter

Many journalists, academics and activists are asking: What has changed?

(Kevin Tsukii | Intersections South LA)

Photos: Thousands take to South LA streets for CicLAvia 2014

Bikers and walkers turned out to enjoy the mild weather and upbeat vibe in South LA.

Daphne Bradford invites Mayor Eric Garcetti to watch her students tackle coding projects. | Willa Seidenberg

South LA tech mentor contender for national STEM award

Daphne Bradford, the pioneering educator behind Mother Of Many, is recognized for helping high schoolers get excited about technology.

Vendors at the Los Angeles Street Vendors Campaign rally chant "Si se puede." | Emily Goldberg

LA moves closer to legalizing street vending

A framework for citywide street vending regulations has been approved.

Ferguson protesters reach the site where Ezell Ford was killed last August. | Daina Beth Solomon

Ferguson protest marches through South LA

Protestors highlighted local ties to incidents in Missouri, declaring “Ferguson is everywhere.”

Volunteer Carmen Abalos enjoyed a healthy snack during a break.

Healthcare fair comes to South LA

Hundreds receive health coverage and learn about recent legislation at Let’s Get Health South LA.

A packed house turned out at City Hall to discuss plans for the Budlong drill site. | Matt Tinoco

Community seeks environmental study for South LA oil site

The oil drilling site at Jefferson Boulevard and Budlong run by Freeport McMoRan has plans to expand.

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Timeline: South LA protests of the Ferguson decision

An hour-by-hour breakdown of the response on social media to a no-indictment decision in Ferguson.


LA marches from Leimert Park to Downtown after Ferguson decision

“Hands up, don’t shoot, hands up, fight back,” chanted protesters.


LA PRESS CLUB AWARD WINNER: The godfather of LA’s Black comedy scene is plotting his comeback

Michael Williams is battling a series of personal traumas to bring African-American comedy back to LA.


Obama announces immigration reform

The new executive order could grant work permits and stop deportations. Vote in our poll with your opinion.

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Nonprofit Spotlight: Los Angeles Child Guidance Clinic

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Intersections’ Nonprofit Spotlight series profiles organizations propelling positive change in South LA.

Nonprofit Spotlight: Dignity and Power Now/Coalition to End Sheriff’s Violence in L.A. Jails

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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.

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.

Mentors and mentees at Whitman College's first annual First Generation Mentorship Program Dinner in 2013.

From Watts to Walla Walla: The burdens and the blessings of my college education

A student at Whitman College in Walla Walla, Wash., reflects on a diversity recruitment system that both nurtures and neglects.


My neighborhood: Manchester Square

Watch Skylar E Myers’ audiovisual slideshow about her neighborhood in South Central LA.


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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