Category : West

West / California - 1 month ago

Girls compete at Little Miss African American Pageant

By Shirley Hawkins Contributing Writer LOS ANGELES — Thirty young ladies ages 6 to 12 glowed with pride as they participated in the 25th annual Miss African American Scholarship Pageant Aug. 12 at the Nate Holden Performing Arts Center. The pageant,...

West / California - 1 month ago

Mrs. California 2017 to serve as book fair ambassador

By Marissa Wells Contributing Writer For more than a decade, the Leimert Park Village Book Fair has promoted education and literacy in South Los Angeles. Each year brings a new theme and a new fair ambassador. “Celebrating Our Southern Roots” is the...

West / California - 1 month ago

Urban farmers win legal battle with city officials

By Dorany Pineda Contributing Writer SOUTH LOS ANGELES — Urban farmers and activists celebrated their lawsuit win Aug. 9 against the city of Los Angeles and the owners of a 14-acre plot in South Los Angeles challenging the city’s traffic and air pol...

West / California - 1 month ago

LAUSD welcomes back students and teachers

Wave Staff and Wire Reports LOS ANGELES — More than half a million Los Angeles Unified School District students headed back to school Aug. 14 as classes resumed at the nation’s second-largest school district. The school year marks the first for Aust...

West / California - 1 month ago

Jazzin’ it up

Chante Moore entertains the crowd during the three-day 31st annual Long Beach Jazz Festival Aug. 10 to 12. The event at Rainbow Lagoon Park featured more than a dozen performances by jazz legends and also included vendors, speakers, a health and wel...