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  • It's Another Boy for Watts, Schreiber

    Actors Naomi Watts and Liev Schreiber welcomed a baby boy into their family on Saturday, Dec. 13. Watts, 40, and Schreiber, 41, have been a couple since 2005. They have another son, Alexander Pete Schreiber, who was born in July of 2007. Watts work...
  • Caffie Greene dies at 91; activist was a leader in creation of King/Drew hospital

    Caffie Greene dies at 91; activist was a leader in creation of King/Drew hospital
    Caffie Greene, a longtime community activist who played a key role in the effort to bring a major hospital to South Los Angeles after the 1965 Watts riots, died Tuesday at St. Francis Medical Center in Lynwood. She was 91 and had a number of ailments,...
  • Man Fatally Shoots Wife, Himself on New Year's Day

    Man Fatally Shoots Wife, Himself on New Year's Day
    LOS ANGELES -- Authorities say a man fatally shot his wife, then killed himself, at their Watts home on New Year's Day. Los Angeles Police Officer Norma Eisenman says the couple's daughter called 911 Friday afternoon to report that her father had shot...
  • L.A. Seeks Sock Donations to Count the Homeless

    L.A. Seeks Sock Donations to Count the Homeless
    LOS ANGELES -- Officials in Los Angeles are asking for sock donations to help count the city's homeless during the upcoming Census. The month-long sock drive is beign called "Make the Homeless Count." The drive supports the U.S. Census Bureau's homeless...
  • LAUSD Hands Over Control of 30 Schools to Outside Groups

    LAUSD Hands Over Control of 30 Schools to Outside Groups
    LOS ANGELES -- The Los Angeles school board has approved a plan to turn over the operation of 30 campuses to nonprofit educational groups, but most of the groups are led by teachers and administrators already in place. After a four-and-a-half hour...
  • Fire Guts Commercial Building in Watts, No Injuries

    Fire Guts Commercial Building in Watts, No Injuries
    WATTS -- Fire ripped through a building containing an auto body shop in Watts Saturday morning. The fire at 2540 East 114th Street was reported at 4:15 a.m., according to Los Angeles County fire dispatcher Ed Pickett. Three contingents of firefighters...
  • Saturday, May 15: Annual Women's Health Festival presented by Watts Healthcare

    Watts Healthcare will celebrate its annual Women's Health Festival from 10:00am - 4:00pm. The event offers free screenings for cholesterol, HIV, bone density, and more. Enjoy good food, a free jazz concert, community resources, a kid activity zone, and...
  • City Council OK's Uniforms at LAUSD Campuses

    City Council OK's Uniforms at LAUSD Campuses
    LOS ANGELES -- The Los Angeles City Council unanimously passed a resolution Wednesday recommending school uniforms at all Los Angeles Unified School District campuses. The nation's second-largest school district currently allows the administration of...
  • Fulfilling the Wrong Dream

    The hospital named for Martin Luther King Jr. was supposed to be a realization of the civil rights hero's dream. From the nightmare of the Watts riots would spring one of the best hospitals in America to serve the poorest neighborhoods of Los Angeles...
  • For Days, Potent Drug Given to Wrong King/Drew Patient

    William Watson doesn't have cancer. But for at least four days last week, nurses at Martin Luther King Jr./Drew Medical Center gave the 46-year-old man a potent anti-cancer drug before they realized the medication was intended for another patient. When...
  • 'Free money' went to thousands after wildfires

    Word of "free money" from the Federal Emergency Management Agency spread through neighborhoods here like the wildfires burning in the hills miles away in the fall of 2003. In the city of Compton, south of downtown Los Angeles, residents encouraged each...