Elections offer hope and help for South LA + ‘Ghettoside’ shows life and death in South LA


District 8 map | The City Project (Flickr Creative Commons)

District 8 map | The City Project (Flickr Creative Commons)

Elections offer hope and help: District 8 candidates are forced to conquer issues of unemployment, economic development and lack of resources. (KPCC)

Life and death in South LA: In an excerpt from her book Ghettoside, Jill Leovy tells the story of the murder of the son of LAPD detective to show how violence affects South L.A. (The Guardian)

The taco evolves: South L.A. puts its own twist on the traditional taco by adding deep-fried chicken, turkey or barbecue sauce. (LAist)

Three Asian Americans running for city council: Only one Asian American has served on L.A. City Council. Three candidates, including Grace Yoo running for 10th District, could change this. (The Rafu Shimpo)

Man charged with murder: Suspected robber Travell Mossett was charged with one count of murder Wednesday for the fatal stabbing of a doughnut shop worker in South L.A. (KTLA)

Suspect identified in killing of transgender woman: Robert James Spells, 30, of Inglewood was identified as the primary suspect in the murder of transgender woman Deshawnda “Ta-Ta” Sanchez through a 911 call made by Sanchez in the last moments of her life. (L.A. Times)


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