Category : California

West / California - 3 weeks ago

Third annual Women’s March draws thousands downtown

LOS ANGELES — Thousands of Angelenos gathered in support of women’s rights Jan. 19 during the third annual Women’s March LA.”  The starting location was Pershing Square in the heart of downtown Los Angeles. Crowded at the intersection of 5th and Hil...

West / California - 3 weeks ago

Blue Line modernization to result in some closures

LOS ANGELES — The Blue Line’s upcoming $350 million modernization project will necessitate some closures for needed upgrades to keep the system operating at a reliable level, officials said Jan. 22. The closures will begin Jan. 26 and result in port...

West / California - 3 weeks ago

L.A.DIGEST: Thelma Houston gets Grammy replaced

LOS ANGELES — Grammy-winning R&B singer Thelma Houston received a replacement Grammy Jan. 17 at the Grammy Museum. Her Grammy, which was received for the R&B hit “Don’t Leave Me This Way,” was damaged in the 1994 Northridge Earthquake. The p...

West / California - 3 weeks ago

Teachers return to classes as LAUSD strike ends

LOS ANGELES — Thousands of educators and their students returned to class Jan. 23, following a Los Angeles Unified School District teachers’ strike that stretched over six school days but ended thanks to a marathon negotiating session that resulted...

West / California - 3 weeks ago

Kamala Harris to run for president

Kamala HarrisLOS ANGELES — U.S. Sen. Kamala Harris announced her candidacy for president Jan. 24, joining a crowded Democratic field lining up to challenge President Donald Trump in the 2020 election. “I love my country,” Harris told a national audi...

West / California - 3 weeks ago

Inglewood MLK Parade attracts thousands

INGLEWOOD – Thousands attended a symbolic civil rights march and parade on Jan. 19, celebrating the 36th Annual MLK Day in Inglewood, reportedly one of the nation’s first municipalities to recognize King’s birthday as a legal holiday. Floats, bands,...

West / California - 3 weeks ago

NAJEE’S NOTES: A letter to Gladys Knight

This week I sent a letter to Gladys Knight, which I am sharing with Wave readers. An open letter to Gladys Knight, the legendary singer who is a member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame: “Sister Gladys, no one can dispute that as a singer, songwrite...

West / California - 4 weeks ago

SMUD Seeks Local Families For Research Project

SACRAMENTO – SMUD is seeking local families for a research pilot project to evaluate the effects of lighting on children with autism. Interested families are invited to attend an informational meeting on January 24, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m....