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South LA homeless youth need homes, not shelter

Sanctuary of Hope offers services that promote self-sufficiency.

Michael Chang at USC | Photo by Sarah Collins

USC students and South LA residents unite with art

USC student-run art collective Jukebox encourages student collaboration with the surrounding South L.A. community.

Leimert Park is one of the areas included in District 8. | Intersections

District 8 candidates eye economic growth for South LA

The four candidates are in a race to replace Bernard Parks, who has termed out of the position.

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Watts residents call for neighborhood improvements

Residents have been asking for a spotlight to be installed since 2001.

Commanding Officer Peter Wittingham, LAPD Criminal Homicide Division, at a news conference announcing arrest in the murder of Deshawnda Sanchez. | Photo by Deshawnda Sanchez

Arrest in South LA shooting of transgender woman

A suspect is in custody in the December murder in South LA of a transgender woman.

Supervisor Hilda Solis announces the creation of task force to help immigrants applying for deferred action. | D. Solomon

LA County vows support for immigrants

Supervisors will create a task force even as Obama’s relief programs are halted.


Visionaries to showcase South LA innovations and activism Feb. 26

USC will host a lively forum featuring social justice organizations in South LA.

Hair stylist Aja Marie Chaff gives back to the community by cutting hair on Pamper Me Day. | Photo by Mirian Fuentes

“Pamper Me Day” comes to South LA

Homeless men and women flock to Awesome Hair Salon in South LA for a day of free pampering.

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All eyez on Tupac Shakur at Grammy Museum

The exhibition highlights compositions by the legendary rapper, Tupac Shakur.

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Freeport withdraws oil drilling expansion in South LA

The company cites economic woes over health concerns.


Room on the road for bike route to Watts

More than 200 people took to their bikes for the Ride to Love on Valentine’s Day.

Property at 1233 West 52nd Street, South Los Angeles.  The L.A. City Attorney has filed a lawsuit against its owner claiming it is a nuisance property.  | Photo Courtesy City Attorney's Office

South LA property sued as “nuisance”

City Attorney Mike Feuer files a lawsuit against a South LA property owner where criminal activity has taken place.

Image from surveillance video of suspect in the Moses Nelson murder |Courtesy of LAPD

Reward offered in South LA murder

LAPD issues a reward to aid in the search for a suspect in murder of Moses Nelson.

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Nonprofit Spotlight: Bienestar


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

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: Strategic Actions for a Just Economy (SAJE)

A protest organized by Strategic Actions for a Just Economy.

Profiles of South L.A. organizations that are propelling positive change.

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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.

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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.

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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My Neighborhood: Watts

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

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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