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  • LAUSD debate no-shows are a disservice to voters

    LAUSD debate no-shows are a disservice to voters
    It's not a big deal for a local political candidate to skip a debate or two during a campaign. But the last-minute disintegration of a planned three-man debate last Wednesday was another matter. Bennett Kayser, campaigning to retain his seat on the Los...
  • L.A. leaders vow to end homelessness among veterans this year

    L.A. leaders vow to end homelessness among veterans this year
    Declaring they had turned a corner in the fight against homelessness, city leaders on Thursday vowed that by the end of the year there would be no more veterans living on the streets of Los Angeles. Speaking in a former downtown flophouse, officials...
  • 2 of 3 candidates for L.A. school board seat don't show up for debate

    2 of 3 candidates for L.A. school board seat don't show up for debate
    Absenteeism was a big problem Wednesday night at a forum for Los Angeles Unified school board candidates. It wasn’t parents, students or concerned citizens who played hooky. It was two out of the three candidates. That’s right. About 200...
  • Local woman brings lupus walk to Newport News

    Chastity Corbett has been trying to bring a Lupus Foundation of America walk to her hometown of Newport News ever since 2005 when she was diagnosed with the disease. This summer, 10 years later, she will see her goal accomplished when the Lupus...
  • Health briefs for Dec. 3

    Healthy heart diet class Porter Health Care System will offer a free class on healthy heart diets on Dec. 16, according to a release from the health care provider. The class will provide an understanding on how to read food labels and choose heart-...
  • Patron saint of arts cultivates the soul: Central Floridian of the Year

    Patron saint of arts cultivates the soul: Central Floridian of the Year
    There was a time in the ’80s when Southern Ballet Theatre performances of “Swan Lake” closed with Prince Siegfried collecting the body of the star-crossed Odette and drowning himself in a lake of red ink. Funding cuts, chronic...
  • Obamacare sign-up deadline 4 weeks away

    Obamacare sign-up deadline 4 weeks away
    Nearly 1.2 million Floridians have selected a plan in the federal health-insurance marketplace or have been automatically re-enrolled since the open-enrollment period began Nov. 15, according to the latest numbers released by the government. "Florida...
  • Florida's low-wage jobs nothing to brag about

    Florida's low-wage jobs nothing to brag about
    As Gov. Rick Scott beckons residents of other states to move to Florida, touting a growth in jobs and lower taxes, he ignores the fact that nearly half of those already living in the Sunshine State are barely making ends meet. That's because jobs here...
  • Flying Under the Radar: The clock is ticking on end-of-year giving

    It was a strange number ringing my cell phone a couple months ago that I hadn’t seen before. As I was loading my youth soccer player and his backpack full of gear into the car after practice, I was tempted to let the call go to voicemail, but...
  • Blue Island, Robbins selected for United Way support

    Robbins and Blue Island stand to benefit from a program designed to improve education and health care while also creating more financially stable households in communities where there is need. The two Southland towns recently were selected to receive...
  • Food drive-plus a thing of beauty

    Jaselyn Putman saw “things that need to be done” in the community where she works, she said, and she decided to make a difference. Promoted earlier this year to manager at Clair Beauty Mart in Glenwood, Putman, 29, saw an opportunity for...