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  • Utopia is a hard sell in Jordan Downs

    Utopia is a hard sell in Jordan Downs
    Ronald Perkins and his neighbors were nearly outnumbered by the consultants and architects who showed up at the Jordan Downs community center.
  • Sheriff's deputy fires at, possibly wounds man in Watts

    Authorities have closed off a section of a Watts neighborhood near the Nickerson Gardens housing project while they search for a suspect who may have been wounded by a Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputy. At about 6:30 a.m., the deputy...

    A poet with soul: The ballads of Gil Scott-Heron

    The late Gil Scott-Heron was many things -- poet, activist, icon, cipher -- but it’s easy to forget: He could sing, too. Following his passing on May 27, a parade of accolades have lauded his achievements as a cultural figure,...

    Alexander Ruler of the World Apartments: The colorful back story of a Hollywood legend

    Curiosity for Rent: Alexander Ruler of the World Apartments, Hollywood Classically Greek and exuberantly tweaked, the 60-unit Alexander Ruler of the World Apartments were purportedly built by Paramount Studios to house actors in 1927. Actor George Pan-...

    3 killed in South Los Angeles shootings

    Three people were killed overnight in two separate shootings in South Los Angeles, police said Sunday. In the first incident, Saturday shortly after 8:30 p.m., an 18-year-old man and a 19-year-old woman were killed in a drive-by shooting in Watts,...