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

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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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South LA stunt pro sparks opportunity for protégés

La Faye Baker, one of Hollywood’s only Black stuntwomen, encourages girls to leap into film.

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New name game: South LA or SOLA?

Ten years ago, “South Central” became “South LA.” Could “SOLA” be next?

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South LA residents march to protest neighborhood oil drilling

Residents take to the streets on a day when oil well operators are slated to clean the site.

#EmergingUS is set to launch in two months. (Heidi Carreon/Neon Tommy)

Immigration documentary explores meaning of ‘American’

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South LA’s District Square: Big plans and a long waiting game

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Activist and political commentator Earl Ofari Hutchinson talks racial tensions

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A garden sprouts at South LA Library

“Renegade gardener” Ron Finley plans to grow an edible garden alongside the bookshelves at Vermont Square Library.

Jamar Nicholson, South LA teenager shot mistakenly by police, at a news conference Wednesday.

Claim filed in shooting of South LA teen

A teenager shot and wounded by police in South LA is suing the city.

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LA County joins City in considering minimum wage hikes

The County Board of Supervisors are examining a wage increase while the mayor still advocates for city raises.

A cracked sidewalk in South L.A. is hazardous to pedestrians. | Kate Guarino

LA pledges $1 billion to smooth its sidewalks

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

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Photo Courtesy of Copwatch Los Angeles Facebook

Cop Watch calls on community members to protest police brutality.

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A protest organized by Strategic Actions for a Just Economy.

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A South LA mural depicts the neighborhood's mixing of cultures. | Foshay School 7th Grade Photo Project

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Julieta Mendez responds to an LA Times article about “soaring home prices” in South LA.

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First person: Thanksgiving without turkey?

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