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  1. Confrontation, Arrests over Ezell Ford shootingRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jan 8 | L.A. Watts Times

    Activists have remained in front of LAPD headquarters on West First Street with an encampment called #OccupyLAPD since Dec. 29 in protest of the Ezell Ford shooting. Ford's autopsy results were released earlier on that day, prompting the group - known as #BlackLivesMatter-LA - to demand a meeting with LAPD Chief Charlie Beck to fire Sharlton Wampler and Antonio Villegas, the two officers involved in the Aug. 11, 2014, shooting of the 25-year old Ford.


  2. L.A. Metro seeks additional public input for bikesharingRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 11, 2014 | L.A. Watts Times

    The Los Angeles County MetA ropolitan Transportation Authority recently announced it is seeking additional public suggestions on new potential bike share areas throughout Los Angeles County. Metro is the lead agency for developing a countywide implementation plan for bike sharing, which enables users to rent a bicycle to make short-distance trips.


  3. Protests break out in L.A. area following Missouri grand jury decisionRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 27, 2014 | L.A. Watts Times

    Scattered protests broke out earlier this week in various portions of the Los Angeles area in response to a Missouri grand jury's decision not to charge a white police officer for the shooting death of an 18-year-old black man. There were no reports of arrests or violence.


  4. U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder Circles Solution at Brotherhood CrusadeRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 30, 2014 | L.A. Watts Times

    The first Black United States Attorney General Eric Holder met with teenagers of the Brotherhood Crusade at their Crenshaw Blvd. location as part of his "Smart on Crime" tour on October 23. The outgoing Attorney General who announced his resignation, discussed solutions to police profiling and gained meaningful insight from the teens themselves on how the federal government can be a better advocate for them. Holder sat in a roundtable format and engaged face to face with young men who are members of the Brotherhood Crusade's various programs; the California Endowment sponsored the event.


  5. Melrose spa installs HIV test kit vending machineRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 30, 2014 | L.A. Watts Times

    The AIDS Healthcare FounA dation and a national chain of gay men's health spas announced a partnership this week in which the Flex Spas club on Melrose Avenue installed a machine that dispenses in-home HIV testing kits - free to patrons who agree to a short survey. "Flex Spas is pleased to partner with the AIDS Healthcare Foundation on this groundbreaking effort," said Todd J. Saporito, president and chief executive of Flex Spas.


  6. Feds target cross-border money laundering in L.A. fashion districtRead the original story

    Sep 11, 2014 | L.A. Watts Times

    Hundreds of federal agents raided Fashion District businesses in downtown Los Angeles Wednesday September 10, arresting nine people and seizing $65 million in a crackdown on what prosecutors called a scheme to launder cash for Mexican drug cartels. The raids - part of what federal prosecutors dubbed "Operation Fashion Police" - coincided with the unsealing of three federal indictments, one of which alleged that a Fashion District business was laundering ransom money payments made to secure the release of a U.S. citizen kidnapped and tortured in Mexico by the Sinaloa drug cartel.


  7. $50,000 reward still stands for Bijan's killer; One Year Later Promising Teen Murder UnsolvedRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 14, 2014 | L.A. Watts Times

    It has been more than one year and the pain and grief felt by the family of the promising teenage Bijan Shoushari who as murdered on Crenshaw Blvd. on Aug. 3, 2013 is still fresh.


  8. Obama visits southlandRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 24, 2014 | L.A. Watts Times

    President Barack Obama arrived aboard Air Force One at Los Angeles International Airport Wednesday afternoon for a planned 24 1/2-hour visit to conduct two political fundraisers and speak at Los Angeles Trade-Technical College.


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