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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.

Fifty years since the Watts Riots, the community has undergone many changes. One of them being more healthy food options. | Photo by Tiffany Walton

Watts fresh food markets respond to community needs

Healthy food options are sprouting in Watts. The riots that occurred in Watts in 1965 left the community without stable and reliable restaurants and other food establishments. As this year marks the 50th anniversary of the Watt’s Riots, the community continues to rebuild and grow. One of those things growing is a farmer’s market, an […]

Lynn Manning, founder of Watts Village Theater Company, dies at 60.

Watts Village Theater Company founder dies

Lynn Manning, co-founder and artistic director of Watts Village Theater Company, died of liver cancer Monday at 60.

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South LA teacher earns national acclaim for ethnic studies advocacy

The push to make ethnic studies a staple within the California education system received nationwide attention when a South Los Angeles teacher was named Social Justice Activist of the Year.

Teacher Jay Davis helps students frame their photo for an assignment on riots. | Photo by Anna-Cat Brigida

Teaching to avoid riots

High school teacher Jay Davis incorporates lessons on civil unrest in Los Angeles into his media arts class to improve the conditions that often lead to riots.

No stranger to awards: ISLA staff display recognitions from the Society of Professional Journalists.

LA Press Club recognizes Intersections for South LA reporting

Intersections was a finalist or winner in nine categories at the LA Press Club awards June 28.

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

OPINION: Why Latinos need to speak out for Black lives

Community Coalition’s Alberto Retana calls for solidarity between Black and Latino communities all around the country.

Erin Aubry Kaplan with her father, Larry Aubry. Kaplan covered the 1992 Riots, while Aubry covered the 1965 Riots. | Jenna Pittaway

Reporting on social change, 50 years after Watts

#WattsRevisited sparked discussion on how to remember the 1965 riots, and how to find stories about the future.

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South LA schools follow state-wide graduation trends

Dozens of South L.A. schools have increased their graduation rates, following a trend in California schools.

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Nonprofit Spotlight

Nonprofit Spotlight: RISE Financial Pathways

Photo Courtesy of RISE Financial Pathways Facebook Page

RISE aims to generate economic activity that strengthens entire neighborhoods.

Nonprofit Spotlight: 24th Street Theatre


The 24th Street Theatre in West Adams offers theatre and arts education.

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.

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Community Corner

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My neighborhood: Central Alameda

Participants in Reporter Corps, a USC Annenberg program to train young adults from South LA to report on their own communities, created audiovisual introductions to their neighborhoods this summer.

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First person: Why I should get in-state tuition as an undocumented student

Intersections Reporter Corps member Miguel Molina writes of continuing struggles with the Deferred Action of Childhood Arrivals Act.

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Footnotes from South LA schoolday walks

As parents guide their kids to school on foot, the family experiences the joys of living in a walkable neighborhood.

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First person: City Year tutor in Watts encourages others to mentor

Vanessa Gonzalez, the first in her family to graduate from college, joined City Year to help combat high school dropout rates.

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My Neighborhood: Watts

Reporter Corps members Xochil Frausto and Shanice Joseph take us on a trip through Watts and speak with residents.

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