Obama coming to LA Trade-Tech, South LA high school catches fire + reward for fatal beating

Animo South Los Angeles Charter School catches fire. | Video screenshot from KCAL 9

Animo South Los Angeles Charter School catches fire. | Video screenshot from KCAL 9

Fox LA: Obama is hitting L.A. tomorrow with a stop at LA Trade-Technical College just south of downtown.

LA Times: A roof fire yesterday destroyed the building of Animo South Los Angeles Charter High School on Western Avenue.

NBC: A $10,000 reward is being offered for information about the June attack of a man on the platform of the Metro Blue Line’s Willowbrook station. Wayne Whitmore died of his injuries a week after the beating.

L.A. Times: Ahead of the final election on Aug. 12 for the LAUSD school board’s District 1 seat, the L.A. Times endorses George McKenna.

Daily News: South L.A. is among the areas in Los Angeles where rates of chlamydia and gonorrhea are rising.

World Socialist Web Site: A documentary about stray dogs in South L.A. reveals much more about the region’s challenges.

LAUSD avoids South LA parent trigger, School Board race updates + Mercado la Paloma’s creative placemaking

Mercado la Paloma | www.mercadolapaloma.com

Mercado la Paloma | www.mercadolapaloma.com

Hechinger Report: The L.A. Unified School District is agreeing to discus parent demands at South L.A.’s West Athens Elementary School to avoid a hostile parent-trigger petition campaign.

LA Weekly:  “L.A. School Board Race May Actually Be Riveting” as candidates vie for Margueritte LaMotte’s seat representing a vast swath of South L.A.

See previously on Intersections: School board postpones decision on Marguerite Poindexter LaMotte’s vacant seat

KPCC: South L.A.’s Mercado la Paloma is in the spotlight as an example of “creative placemaking.” KPCC hosts a forum about sites like these on May 27.

City Watch: The history of the struggle to bring cable to South L.A., and a vote for net neutrality.

See previously on Intersections: The battle to bring cable to South L.A.