Category : West

West / California - 1 month ago

OBSERVER Persons Of The Year — Clark family

In the nine months since the death of Stephon Clark, his family has rallied together to call for justice, keep a community from exploding and protect his memory. The Meadowview home where he was shot on March 18 remains the family hub, d...

West / California - 1 month ago

OBSERVER Persons Of The Year — Stevante Clark

Stevante Clark, 26, stands in the backyard of his grandmother’s housewhere Stephon Clark was shot at 20 times by two Sacramento policeofficers. Clark rarely goes in the area since the shooting took placeon March 18, 2018.(OBSERVER photo b...

West / California - 1 month ago

Rolling Loud showcases the best of hip-hop

By Kristina Dixon Contributing Writer EXPOSITION PARK — The world’s largest hip-hop festival, known as Rolling Loud, came to the heart of South Los Angeles, Dec. 14-15 bringing music lovers to Banc of California Stadium. The two-day outdoor festival...

West / California - 1 month ago

Brown sues to save California sentencing laws

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Outgoing Gov. Jerry Brown sued Thursday to protect one of his signature actions in office, a voter-approved measure that allows most prison inmates to seek earlier release and participate in rehabilitation progra...

West / California - 1 month ago

L.A. DIGEST: Kwanzaa dance production planned

Wave Staff Report CRENSHAW DISTRICT — Words of wisdom from Nina Simone, Nelson Mandela, Oprah Winfrey, Malcolm X, Maya Angelou and Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., set the stage for a new Kwanzaa dance production called Ma’at which the Lula Washington D...

West / California - 1 month ago

NAJEE’S NOTES: Blake Shepherd is accepted to MIT

By Najee Ali Contributing Writer Good news from South Los Angeles. Our part of the city usually only hears negative news reports of young black males who often are depicted as gang members, drug dealers and criminals in the media. The reality is tha...