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Although one expert called the lottery “a cheap way to buy a license to fantasize,” for lower-income families, the lottery indirectly costs more than just $1 to play. (LA Times)
The first 100 people to visit the location will receive a free swag bag and free food. (LA Eater)
Kendrick Lamar and TDE’s holiday concert and toy give away (Recap) + At 77, South L.A. doctor is still making the rounds
Angelenos gathered at the Nickerson Gardens Projects for the second annual free concert and toy, food and shoes giveaway on Dec. 22. (Examiner.com)
One doctor is not only still working but spreading his passion for healthcare to a younger generation of doctors entering the field in South L.A. (LA Times)
Leimert Park’s Papillon gallery features Andy Robert’s “Blind Contour” show, taking cues from a common drawing exercise in which the artist does not look at work they are creating while drawing a subject. (LA Weekly)
Christmas Comes Early to South L.A. At 50th Annual Ruth Moore Christmas Party
Hundreds of disadvantaged children gathered at Fremont High School to receive gifts and watch holiday performances. (CBS Los Angeles)
South L.A. Man Defiantly Builds Tiny Houses For Homeless People Across L.A.
As temperatures drop and Christmas approaches, one man says that he will keep constructing tiny “eyesore” homes built for the homeless in spite petitions to stop him. (CBS Los Angeles)
LAUSD Shutdown May Have Cost The District $29
The decision to send home over 640,000 LAUSD students in response to an emailed threat could cost the district $29 million in funding due to a loss of average daily attendance, according to California Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson. (LAist)
New Documentary ‘Can You Dig This’ Looks at Why Black Gardeners Matter + SoCal Gas May Take Months to Fix Ongoing Gas Leak in Porter Ranch
A new documentary looks at the story of four ‘unlikely gardeners’ in South L.A. whose lives were positively impacted after getting involved in the recent urban gardening phenomenon. The film comes shortly after a change in L.A.’s land-use policy, which now permits gardens in parkways. (Take Part)
A methane gas leak from the Aliso Canyon storage facility in Porter Ranch is expected to take three to four months to complete. Impacted residents have been complaining for months about the bad odor, and have received an apology from the chief executive of the Southern California Gas Company. (ABC 7).
LAUSD sees success in counseling rather than arresting truants + Parking Attendant Scores Big on Powerball Ticket
L.A. Unified sees success in counseling rather than arresting truants and kids who fight
LAUSD is avoiding what people around the nation are calling the “school-to-prison pipeline” by adopting alternative policies to deal with unexcused absences and violence. (LA Times)
Parking Attendant Scores Big On Powerball Ticket
A South L.A. resident discovered running errands can sometimes be rewarding when he won $866,060 with a Powerball ticket purchased two weeks ago at a local market. (CBS Los Angeles)
What happens when an aspiring teen chef from South L.A. meets the U.S. Surgeon General? + Did you buy a Powerball ticket in South LA? Claim your $866K prize!
What happens when an aspiring teen chef from South L.A. meets the U.S. Surgeon General?
Fremont High School senior Xiaxiang English stood alongside U.S. Surgeon General Dr. Vivek Murthy on Friday, promoting nutrition and access to fresh fruits and vegetables as a preventive health measure. (Los Angeles Times)
Did you buy a Powerball Ticket in South LA? Claim your $866k prize!
The California Lottery announced Thursday that a winning lottery ticket purchased at a Florence neighborhood meat market in South L.A. remains unclaimed. (MyNewsLA.com)
Renata Simril to succeed Anita DeFrantz as head of LA84 Foundation
Former Dodger and LA Times executive Renata Simril was announced the CEO of LA84 Foundation on Wednesday. The foundation is endowed with 40 percent of the surplus of the 1984 Olympic Games and has funded more than $225 million in grants to support youth sports programs in Southern California. (MyNewsLA.com)
2016 U.S. Olympic Trials Marathon course map unveiled: South LA will play host to part of the Olympic Trials marathon course. Runners will breeze through USC and other areas of South LA in their bid for an Olympic spot. (Sports Illustrated)
Police Commission President Aims to Partner with South L.A. Community: The president of the LA Police Commission hopes that working with residents will ease tensions between police and neighbors. (Los Angeles Sentinel)
South Central Los Angeles Regional Center Opens New Headquarters: South Central Los Angeles Regional Center (SCLARC), celebrated the grand opening of Legacy Plaza— the agency’s new headquarters — with a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Nov. 14. (Compton Herald)
L.A. to Extend Shelter Program for Homeless: With winter setting in and an El Nino weather pattern eyeing California, officials extended a campaign to help nearly 26,000 homeless people by opening public buildings as temporary shelters. (Fox News)
An Architectural Walking Tour of South L.A.’s Stately and Historic West Adams Boulevard:
South L.A.’s West Adams neighborhood is home to an array of architectural styles and several Historic-Cultural Monuments that have stood the test of time. Curbed LA mapped 13 of the neighborhood’s must-see spots that can be knocked out in a 2-mile stroll. (Curbed LA)
The sad, sickening truth about South L.A.’s oil wells: South LA youth are suing the city for unfairly exposing them to toxins found at oil drilling sites in the city. (Grist)
Los Angeles walloped by winds as cold front moves south: Los Angeles residents saw high wind speeds last weekend after a coldfront moved across the region. (KPCC)