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The Pope Needs to Go Even Further on the Environment

The message of Pope Francis on the environment is welcome, but he needs to go further. The pope showed tremendous courage and leadership on this issue. He will persuade... Read more »

U.S. Supreme Court to Take Up CA Union Dues Case

The Supreme Court of the United States said Tuesday it would hear a major challenge to California’s public unions and decide whether they may charge fees to non-members... Read more »

Community Calendar: July 2, 2015 – July 8, 2015

Today, Thursday July 2 7-9pm—Summer Concerts Series at Bell Gardens Veterans Park with The Steady 45s – Jamaican ska and rockabilly. Dance, rocksteady &... Read more »

The Great and Needed Tension of Our Democracy

On July 4th, 1776, a new nation was created based on the idea of rule by the people. This was radical and the start point of a great experiment in social contracting... Read more »

Fireworks Raise Risk of Brush Fires and ER Trips

Dangerously dry hillsides from years of little rain has fire officials across the state worried that fireworks could spark a new round of wildfires, putting people,... Read more »

Update: Man On Bike Shot, Killed In Commerce

Sheriff Homicide detectives are investigating a shooting death early Tuesday morning in Commerce, authorities said. The body of 19-year-old Bryan Hernandez was found... Read more »

Vernon Food Producer Recalls Spinach Dip

 Failure to list a possible allergen has resulted in Vernon-based La Mexicana Food Products voluntarily recalling its Spinach Dip. The company said the products’... Read more »

SCAG to Hold Planning Meeting in Boyle Heights

The Southern California Association of Governments, or SCAG, will be in Boyle Heights next week to get input from eastside residents on regional planning issues... Read more »

Inmate Attempts Suicide at Twin Towers Facility

Several sheriff’s deputies helped save the life of a suicidal inmate who was trying to jump from an upper tier of cells at the downtown Los Angeles Twin Towers... Read more »

SpaceX Vehicles Blows up During Launch

A space vehicle engineered in the South Bay blew up as it was being launched from Florida Sunday, a setback for Hawthorne-based SpaceX. The second stage of the rocket... Read more »

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