Category : West

West / California - 8 months ago

Officials highly critical of trash-hauling companies

LOS ANGELES — Multiple Los Angeles City Council members trashed the city’s new commercial waste-hauling system last week, publicly grilling representatives of the companies that have been contracted to operate the six-month-old RecycLA program that h...

West / California - 8 months ago

Search warrants served at Maywood City Hall

MAYWOOD — Investigators from the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office served search warrants Feb. 8 at Maywood City Hall and other locations within the city, four months after a critical state audit revealed debts for more than $15 million a...

West / California - 8 months ago

NASCAR drives diversity with black history milestones

The “Black Panther” movie opening isn’t the only black history happening this weekend. The world-renowned stock racing car franchise NASCAR is also expected to mark two historic firsts. Brehanna Daniels, the first African-American woman tire chang...

West / California - 8 months ago

Colleagues call for councilman-teacher to resign

PICO RIVERA — The City Council here asked for the resignation of Councilman Gregory Salcido Feb. 13 amid a public backlash to his recent anti-military remarks at El Rancho High School, where he teaches. Salcido told his colleagues and a crowded City...

West / California - 8 months ago

Education advocate Shirley Ford, 69, dies

SOUTH LOS ANGELES — Funeral services will be held Feb. 17 in Houston, Texas, for Shirley Ford, a longtime fighter for equal education, who died Feb. 11 after battling cancer. She was 69. “[Ford] was extremely passionate, full of energy and willing to...

West / California - 8 months ago

BOOK CORNER: New book tells Recy Taylor’s story

Recy Taylor was on her way home after an evening of singing and praying at her church in Abbeville, Alabama, when seven white men, armed with knives and shotguns, ordered the young mother into their vehicle, raped her, and left her for dead. After le...