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Adopt a Family Delivers Christmas to Needy in East L.A.

When two-year-old Jocelyn Orea wakes up Christmas morning, she will not be old enough to understand the burden many parents feel to deliver presents for their children.... Read more »

Salazar Park Seniors Give from the Heart, and Party-Hearty

After enjoying a Christmas turkey lunch, recognizing their many volunteers, and giving presents to children from the area, Salazar Park seniors cleared the dance... Read more »

Teacher’s Union Sues LAUSD Over Plan for Charter Schools

The union representing Los Angeles Unified School District teachers announced the filing of a lawsuit Monday accusing the district of failing to comply with state... Read more »

Vernon Electric Rates Go Up

A new year will bring a new set of challenges to businesses in Vernon, among them higher electricity bills. The new 4.7 percent rate increase approved by city council... Read more »

LAPD Officers Are Not ICE Agents, Says Chief Beck

Standing in front of Dolores Mission on “International Migrants Day,” LAPD Chief Charlie Beck, with a priest at his side, gave his word Dec. 18 that his officers... Read more »

Editorial: Wishing You the Spirit of the Season

Few people today lived through the Great Depression that overwhelmed our country’s economic fortunes. To many people today, these past two years, and especially... Read more »

Generosity and Celebration Prevail Despite Hard Times

To the casual observer, this year’s round of holiday parties, toy drives and food give-a-ways may seem no different than in years past. But according to the organizers... Read more »

CARTOON: Welcome to Bethlehem

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No Room in Our Inn for the Most Famous Poor Baby in History?

In this holy season of Advent, tens of millions of Christians await the birthday of the most famous poor baby in history on Christmas Day. Yet that baby—born in... Read more »

Young Girls Make History at Maravilla Handball Court

Cousins Jennifer Rodriguez and Karen Serna, both age 11, were eliminated before reaching the finals—but they made history last weekend by being the first females... Read more »

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