• Political outsider, community insider aims for District 8 seat

    Marqueece Harris-Dawson may be new to politics, but he already has South L.A. residents on his side.

    Political outsider, community insider aims for District 8 seat
  • The Father of Leimert Park, or the Octopus

    Filmmaker Ben Caldwell is mapping out a plan for Leimert Park’s revitalization.

    The Father of Leimert Park, or the Octopus
  • Encore for South LA’s Dunbar Hotel

    Heidi Duckler Dance Theatre helps revive a historic jazz landmark on Central Avenue

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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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