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  • Kaiser Permanente farmers markets put nutrition within reach

    Kaiser Permanente farmers markets put nutrition within reach
    An X-ray and a bag of oranges, anyone? It makes perfect sense to Dr. Preston Maring. In the lobby of Kaiser Permanente's Oakland Medical Center, Maring says, he'd regularly pass vendors selling crafts. One day, he had an aha moment: "This has nothing to...
  • Realist with passion

    Realist with passion
    This is the fourth in an occasional series of conversations with Southern California activists and intellectuals. -- The evolving place of African Americans in Los Angeles culture and politics is a topic much discussed in the corridors of city...
  • Hospital's overseer still has a mission

    Fifteen months ago, he was brought in to save Martin Luther King Jr./Drew Medical Center, which had struggled for decades with patient-care problems. But last Friday, Dr. Bruce Chernof presided over the shutdown of the much smaller entity it had become....
  • Subdivision in Watts attracts attention

    It's an improbable place to find a home-building boom in the midst of Los Angeles' sluggish housing market. Yet only three blocks from the Imperial Courts public housing project, along a stretch of land once used as a neighborhood dump, 44 homes are...
  • Mark Ridley-Thomas works to connect with voters

    During a day of stop-and-go campaigning for the 2nd District seat on the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors, state Sen. Mark Ridley-Thomas paused for a little criticism from his campaign manager: You need to do more to toot your own horn. "You have...
  • Plan could lead to reopening of King hospital

    Martin Luther King Jr. Hospital near Watts would reopen in three years with an emergency room and inpatient services under a tentative agreement that would substantially improve access to care in one of the most underserved areas of the nation,...
  • Crime down in Los Angeles, other parts of Southern California

    Crime down in Los Angeles, other parts of Southern California
    Crime in much of Los Angeles County and elsewhere in Southern California has dropped significantly so far this year, despite an economic meltdown that has pushed unemployment into double digits, imploded the housing market and shuttered countless...
  • Inviting a Wal-Mart into Florence-Firestone

    Inviting a Wal-Mart into Florence-Firestone
    The little tortilleriatortilleria, hidden away in the Florence-Firestone neighborhood near Watts, could be mistaken for a thousand others in the city's immigrant core. It's on a mostly residential stretch of Nadeau Street, a few blocks removed from...
  • Ujima Village, a onetime urban oasis, closes down

    Ujima Village, a onetime urban oasis, closes down
    Charlene David walked through her ghost town last week, past empty driveways, rusting playgrounds, abandoned basketball courts, the overgrown community garden, the management office that closed months ago. This is what remains of Ujima Village, a...
  • Illegal dumping continues in South L.A.

    Illegal dumping continues in South L.A.
    More than seven months after officials vowed to crack down on illegal dumping, violators continue to operate in some South Los Angeles neighborhoods with virtual impunity, forcing city crews to repeatedly clean the same trash-strewn byways, according to a...
  • King plan nurtures a fragile hope

    Hope and despair have always resided side by side in South Los Angeles, and the hospital complex named for Martin Luther King Jr. has evinced both. It was forced into existence in the tense aftermath of the Watts riots, and nothing has been easy since....