Category : West

West / California - 4 days ago

CHEERS!

Wave Staff Report Michelle Oppong, 9; Obi Owusu-Bonsu, 12; and Cierra Yoakum, 10, were among this year’s youth essay and art contest winners for OneUnited Bank. The eighth annual “I Got Bank” contest –– presented by the nation’s largest black-owned...

West / California - 4 days ago

Retired professor discusses black, Mexican solidarity

By Shirley Hawkins Contributing Writer LOS ANGELES — As Los Angeles celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month, retired African-American history professor Ron Wilkins is on a mission to publicize the little-known history of solidarity between African Americ...

West / California - 4 days ago

Audit Abuse Under the Capitol Dome

OPINION – Despite the growing chorus of complaints from thousands of Californians up and down the state about long lines and wait times at the DMV, state lawmakers and Governor Brown refuse to order an official state audit into the agency...

West / California - 5 days ago

L.A. DIGEST: Well Child program marks fourth year

Wave Staff Report SOUTH LOS ANGELES — The St. John’s Well Child and Family Center celebrated the fourth anniversary of its health care program, My Health LA, Sept. 13. The program provides health care coverage for low-income residents who do not qua...

West / California - 5 days ago

Legendary saxophonist ‘Big Jay’ McNeely dies

By Dorany Pineda Contributing Writer LOS ANGELES — Cecil “Big Jay” McNeely, a South Los Angeles saxophonist and a 1950s rock ’n’ roll pioneer, died Sept. 16 at the age of 91. McNeely, who died of advanced prostate cancer in Moreno Valley, was known...

West / California - 5 days ago

Matt Johnson steps down from police commission

Wave Wire Services LOS ANGELES — The civilian panel that oversees the Los Angeles Police Department will soon have a vacancy, with the panel’s vice president, Matt Johnson, saying he will be stepping down from the panel. Johnson told the Los Angeles...