High blood pressure control in safety-net clinics is lagging, says Michigan State study

High blood pressure rates are out of control at community health clinics that receive federal funding to serve the underserved, according to a new study. Along with diabetes, hypertension is one of South L.A.’s biggest health problems.

South LA Chop Shop Suspect Sought After Stolen Cars Recovered

Detectives with the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department were asking for the public’s help Friday in locating a man suspected of selling stolen vehicles in South Los Angeles.

Children’s books with minority characters are hard to find; here are a few resources

While children’s books by or about people of color are hard to find, there are some resources for parents looking to expand their children’s reading options.

Fast Food Ban in South L.A. May Be Overturned

A new Community Plan for the area encompassing West Adams, Baldwin Village and Leimart Park may lift restrictions against fast food franchises opening in South Los Angeles.

Parents choose unique school takeover model in ‘trigger’ vote

Organizers announced Wednesday that South Los Angeles parents have voted to transform their struggling neighborhood schools in a charter school hybrid starting this Fall.

L.A. County aims to restrict lawn sales

Supervisor Mark-Ridley Thomas and law enforcement officials say vendors selling fruit and clothes from their front lawn are evolving into a problem, particularly around Watts.

Black voters losing clout but still crucial in L.A. mayor’s race

South Los Angeles is turning out to be a battleground for the upcoming mayoral election, as black voters could hold the key in determining who sits in the mayor’s office.

Will LA lay down the law on street vending? (Poll)

The Los Angeles Board of Supervisors is considering a motion that would clamp down on illegal street vendors. Should these unlicensed vendors be kicked off the streets?

In contest for black support, Greuel wins Maxine Waters’ backing

Democratic Congresswoman Maxine Waters announced her support for mayoral candidate Wendy Greuel outside of City Hall, on Monday.

California’s ‘parent trigger’ law tested in L.A. school decision

South L.A. parents are on the cusp of making history on California’s controversial “parent trigger” law, which allows parents at underperforming schools to organize and petition for major reforms.