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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.


Obama announces immigration reform

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

The proposed Promise Zone for South L.A. shaded in light blue. The current Promise Zone is shaded in gray. | Photo: Courtesy Los Angeles Trade-Technical College

South LA applies for Promise Zone grant

LA Trade-Technical college leads a coalition in submitting an application for federal funding.

One of the dogs at a recent vaccination fair held at the LA Animal Service Center. | Anita Kelso Edson/ASPCA

City Attorney presses charges in million-dollar wage theft case

Workers building the South L.A. Animal Care Center may have been underpaid.


Life without parole in USC murder case

Javier Bolden was sentenced to life without parole in the murder of two USC graduate students in 2012.

The District 10 Field Office, where the UNNC meetings take place. | Kirby Pedersen

A neighborhood public meeting, without the public

South LA’s United Neighborhoods Neighborhood Council votes on matters that will affect thousands — with only six people in attendance.

LAPD press conference on Ezell Ford investigation. | LAPD Twitter

LAPD seeks witnesses to Ezell Ford shooting

Mayor Eric Garcetti says he will pressure the LAPD to release Ford’s autopsy results.


LAUSD superintendent’s South LA legacy

John Deasy resigned last month, leaving a tenure marked by both peak performances and steep pitfalls.

Five courageous citizens were honored today at the final Courageous Citizen Awards ceremony of the year. | District Attorney Twitter

South LA crime-fighting residents awarded for courage

The District Attorney is granting three South LA residents the Courageous Citizen Award.

Charles Wood and Daniel Hamilton in front of Lynwood City Hall | Jiawei Wang

Lynwood hosts solemn commemoration for Veterans Day

Veterans and family members joined the City of Lynwood officials to celebrate Veterans Day in front of the Lynwood City Hall on Nov 11.

Edwood Deaver | Tiffany Walton

A homeless veteran, lost in the paper shuffle

Unable to get government help, army veteran Edwood Deaver lives on the streets and porches of South LA.

A cracked sidewalk in Los Angeles | waltarrrrr/Flickr

Residents speak out at neighborhood council

Vermont Knolls, Gramercy Park and Manchester Square residents raise concerns on unsanitary living conditions, gang violence and unsafe sidewalks.

South L.A. alleys have been plagued by illegal dumping. | Daina Beth Solomon

City Attorney announces task force to combat illegal dumping

Officials will push for long-term solutions to clean nine neighborhoods, including South LA.

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Nonprofit Spotlight

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: Inside Out Community Arts


Arts education along with social and emotional learning for middle- and high-schoolers.

Nonprofit Spotlight: Los Angeles Child Guidance Clinic

Photo Courtesy of LA Child Guidance

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

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College journal: Swapping cardinal and gold for orange

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


My neighborhood: Manchester Square

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

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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.


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.


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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