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Red Flag Warnings Issued. Why You Should Be Ready To Evacuate

Red Flag Warnings Issued. Why You Should Be Ready To Evacuate

If you live in an area that's prone to wildfires you should have your go bag ready as soon as strong, dry winds show up.

Mis Ángeles: How Highland Park Residents Are Banding Together to Save Poppy Peak

Mis Ángeles: How Highland Park Residents Are Banding Together to Save Poppy Peak

A cluster of luxury homes is slated to take over one of Northeast L.A.'s last remaining open spaces. And people in the community there don't want them.

How A 'Secret Asian Man' Embraced Anti-Racism

How A 'Secret Asian Man' Embraced Anti-Racism

"I came to deeply embrace anti-racism in slow, sustained increments. To do so, I had to embrace my own identity as a Brown person -- and understand my own complicity in white supremacy."

Census Explained: Why The Census Matters In LA

Census Explained: Why The Census Matters In LA

This week a federal judge will decide whether to extend the 2020 Census. Here's the stakes of that decision in Los Angeles.

WATCH: LAist's 5 Keys For Your Voter Game Plan

WATCH: LAist's 5 Keys For Your Voter Game Plan

You don't have to wait until Nov. 3 to cast your ballot. California's "Election Month" is upon us.

These Parents Are Suing Los Angeles Unified Over Its Approach To Distance Learning

These Parents Are Suing Los Angeles Unified Over Its Approach To Distance Learning

A group of Black and Latino parents, parents of English language learners, and parents of students with special needs claim the district is violating their children's right to an education.

Do We Need Police To Curb LA's Traffic Violence? Some Cities Are Saving Lives Without Them

Do We Need Police To Curb LA's Traffic Violence? Some Cities Are Saving Lives Without Them

As the movement to defund armed policing and reinvest that money into care-based programs gains momentum, the long-held assumptions about law enforcement's roles in traffic safety are being challenged.

The Scenes From Wednesday's Breonna Taylor Protests In Downtown LA

The Scenes From Wednesday's Breonna Taylor Protests In Downtown LA

Protesters compared the killing of Taylor with the fatal shootings of Dijon Kizzee, Andres Guardado and others.

USC Law Professor Jody Armour On Breonna Taylor Case: 'Justice Is Not Colorblind'

USC Law Professor Jody Armour On Breonna Taylor Case: 'Justice Is Not Colorblind'

'This is a bitter truth to confront, here,' Armour told us, 'the law as it now stands told them that as long as the officers reasonably believed they faced imminent death or threat of imminent death, they can return fire.'

Kentucky Grand Jury Indicts 1 Of 3 Officers Involved In Breonna Taylor's Killing

Kentucky Grand Jury Indicts 1 Of 3 Officers Involved In Breonna Taylor's Killing

The grand jury did not announce charges against the other two officers involved. The officer has been charged with three counts of wanton endangerment for shooting into neighboring apartments.

Cal State University Picks Fresno State President As New System Chancellor

Cal State University Picks Fresno State President As New System Chancellor

Fresno State President Joseph Castro will be the new CSU chancellor. He faces major financial and educational challenges at the university system.

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Champion Of Gender Equality, Dies At 87

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Champion Of Gender Equality, Dies At 87

Ginsburg, the second woman to serve on the Supreme Court, died from complications from cancer. Her death will set in motion what promises to be a tumultuous political battle over who will succeed her.

A Redesigned LACMA Is Years Away... But We Have Photos

A Redesigned LACMA Is Years Away... But We Have Photos

Lots of glass, not a lot of hierarchy.

On Race, School, The Teacher Who Tried To Decide My Fate And Those Who Let Me Decide It Myself

On Race, School, The Teacher Who Tried To Decide My Fate And Those Who Let Me Decide It Myself

Growing up in a family of New Orleans transplants in L.A.'s Jefferson Park neighborhood, Jervey Tervalon wasn't always appreciated by educators. It took some special teachers to take a deeper look and recognize his talents.

Sheriff's Department Now Says Dijon Kizzee Had Picked Up Gun Before Shooting. Family Disputes Account

Sheriff's Department Now Says Dijon Kizzee Had Picked Up Gun Before Shooting. Family Disputes Account

The department said the two deputies who shot Kizzee initially said he "made a motion" towards a gun on the ground, then in later interviews said he had picked it up.

Two County Supes Join Civilian Oversight Panel Member's Call for Sheriff Villanueva To Resign

Two County Supes Join Civilian Oversight Panel Member's Call for Sheriff Villanueva To Resign

Robert Bonner says Sheriff Villanuva "lacks the judgement needed to be the sheriff" and is "unable to provide the leadership needed by the Sheriff's Department."

Sheriff's Watchdog Commission: LA Jails Need To Do More To Control Spread Of Coronavirus

Sheriff's Watchdog Commission: LA Jails Need To Do More To Control Spread Of Coronavirus

The L.A. County Sheriff's Department needs to do more to control the spread of coronavirus in the jail population, according to a new report from the Sheriff Civilian Oversight Commission.

With Day Cares Shut And School Online, LA's Working Moms Are Carrying The Child Care Load

With Day Cares Shut And School Online, LA's Working Moms Are Carrying The Child Care Load

A message for working moms: "This is not their fault. The stress and the overwhelm they feel is not on them to resolve. They're already trying their best."

Tough To Tell COVID From Smoke Inhalation Symptoms -- And Flu Season's Coming

Tough To Tell COVID From Smoke Inhalation Symptoms -- And Flu Season's Coming

Respiratory symptoms stemming from coronavirus infection and smoke inhalation are too similar to distinguish without a full workup. This is complicating the jobs of health care workers as wildfires continue to burn across the state.

Debunking Sheriff Villanueva's False Or Misleading Claims About The Arrest Of KPCC/LAist's Josie Huang

Debunking Sheriff Villanueva's False Or Misleading Claims About The Arrest Of KPCC/LAist's Josie Huang

Relying on video footage from the scene, witness accounts, and audio and video footage, we're correcting and clarifying incorrect or misleading statements Villanueva has made.

What We'll Lose If The Mt. Wilson Observatory Burns

What We'll Lose If The Mt. Wilson Observatory Burns

We'd lose historic scientific equipment that helped us discover the universe, cement SoCal as an astronomy hub, and connect the public to the wonders beyond our own world.

LA County Schools Are Making Plans To Reopen Campuses For Small Groups

LA County Schools Are Making Plans To Reopen Campuses For Small Groups

Schools can welcome back 10% of the total campus enrollment at a time for students in need of "specialized support and services."

Lights, Camera, No Action: Insurance Woes Beset Entertainment Industry Workers

Lights, Camera, No Action: Insurance Woes Beset Entertainment Industry Workers

Many actors, directors, backstage workers and others in the entertainment industry are often eligible for health coverage through their unions, a model that some experts promote for other gig workers. But coverage is determined by past employment, and many of these professionals aren't working because of the coronavirus.

The Coronavirus Economy Hurts LA Latinos The Most

The Coronavirus Economy Hurts LA Latinos The Most

In L.A. seven in 10 Latino households have serious financial problems in the age of COVID-19.

Why One Teacher Gave All 'A's' During Last Spring's Lockdowns -- And Why Another School Decided Not To Change A Thing

Why One Teacher Gave All 'A's' During Last Spring's Lockdowns -- And Why Another School Decided Not To Change A Thing

The COVID-19 pandemic exposed flaws at the core of how most teachers grade, one expert says.

LAUSD Has Started Testing Its Staff For COVID-19 -- And Students Will Start Getting Invites Soon

LAUSD Has Started Testing Its Staff For COVID-19 -- And Students Will Start Getting Invites Soon

By the end of the week, all LAUSD employees should have received an invite. Within a few weeks, all LAUSD students will have their first screening.

KPCC Reporter Josie Huang's Account Of Her Arrest By LA County Sheriff's Deputies

KPCC Reporter Josie Huang's Account Of Her Arrest By LA County Sheriff's Deputies

KPCC/LAist reporter Josie Huang was arrested by L.A. County Sheriff's deputies last night while covering the shooting of two deputies in Compton.

LA County Sheriff's Deputies Remain Hospitalized After 'Ambush' Shooting

LA County Sheriff's Deputies Remain Hospitalized After 'Ambush' Shooting

Two L.A. County Sheriff's deputies remained hospitalized Sunday morning after being shot multiple times around 7 p.m. Saturday while sitting in a patrol car parked near the Willowbrook Metro station, according to authorities. Both were in critical condition after undergoing surgery.

Mulholland, PCH, Arroyo Parkway: LA, What's Your Favorite Street To Drive And Why?

Mulholland, PCH, Arroyo Parkway: LA, What's Your Favorite Street To Drive And Why?

Is it urban or rural? Straight or winding? By the beach or in the desert? Inquiring minds want to know.

Mis Ángeles: Why Filling Out That Census Form Is So Important For Angelenos -- And Outreach Is Critical

Mis Ángeles: Why Filling Out That Census Form Is So Important For Angelenos -- And Outreach Is Critical

Walking around Plaza Mexico the other day, chatting people up about the 2020 Census, it became apparent pretty quickly that many people had completed the census already -- but many would not have without the urging of a census taker who went to their home.

Employees Say Cal State's COVID-19 Policies Are Falling Short

Employees Say Cal State's COVID-19 Policies Are Falling Short

After outbreaks at Cal State campuses in Chico and San Diego, CSU employees say COVID-19 protocols aren't enough.

How An ER Doctor Combated Racism In Pursuit Of An Olympic Dream

How An ER Doctor Combated Racism In Pursuit Of An Olympic Dream

A racial slur was part of Omar Amr's first experience playing Division I water polo at UC Irvine. It wasn't the first time he'd heard racist comments. Growing up in East L.A., Amr was groomed to "behave appropriately" so that hate directed toward him would not turn into harm.

New Round Of Unemployment Benefits Excludes Many Young CA Workers

New Round Of Unemployment Benefits Excludes Many Young CA Workers

This week, California started sending out new $300 federal unemployment checks. But thousands of workers aged 20-24 won't get a dime.

How To Survive: 5 Tips For Hikers Caught In A Wildfire

How To Survive: 5 Tips For Hikers Caught In A Wildfire

Hikers, please don't get trapped by a wildfire. But if you do, here are some tips to help you survive.

6 Feet Back From Life Part 2: More Photographs From A Homeless Man On

6 Feet Back From Life Part 2: More Photographs From A Homeless Man On "The New Normal"

Bumdog Torres chronicles life in the time of coronavirus as a photographer living on the streets of Los Angeles.

Under Orange Skies And Falling Ash, Backpackers Waited For Rescue From Creek Fire

Under Orange Skies And Falling Ash, Backpackers Waited For Rescue From Creek Fire

With roads blocked and thick smoke billowing in, the backpackers prepared to make their way to the middle of the lake if the world around them went up in flames.

In South LA, March For Dijon Kizzee Turns Chaotic Outside Sheriff's Station

In South LA, March For Dijon Kizzee Turns Chaotic Outside Sheriff's Station

A march for the cyclist killed by police last week saw protesters shutting down part of the 110 and deputies firing munitions and tear gas outside their station.

Conservation Plus Power Supply May Not Avert Outages

Conservation Plus Power Supply May Not Avert Outages

By mid-morning, state energy grid managers had found enough power to avoid running short, projections said.

Federal Judge In California Orders Census Work To Press On For Now

Federal Judge In California Orders Census Work To Press On For Now

The temporary restraining order comes after challengers led by the National Urban League filed an emergency request as part of a federal lawsuit.

One Tough Job: Ticketing The Unmasked In Manhattan Beach

One Tough Job: Ticketing The Unmasked In Manhattan Beach

A code enforcement officer said his priority was citing offenders on sidewalks where social distancing is harder.

Amid Layoffs And Changing End Dates, Confusion Over When Census Work Will Wrap Up In LA

Amid Layoffs And Changing End Dates, Confusion Over When Census Work Will Wrap Up In LA

There are less than four weeks left until the end of the 2020 decennial count. Many Angelenos are still uncounted, and amid changing deadlines, there are mixed messages as to when the counting work will conclude.

For Those Without AC, This Weekend's Heat Wave Could Be Deadly

For Those Without AC, This Weekend's Heat Wave Could Be Deadly

Those without air conditioning have to figure out how to survive possible record-setting temperatures this weekend.

Mis Ángeles: 3 Friends In Southeast LA Turn To Social Media To Fund Remodels For LA's Working Poor

Mis Ángeles: 3 Friends In Southeast LA Turn To Social Media To Fund Remodels For LA's Working Poor

The fledgling Latino-owned start-up Hood Renovationz has already raised thousands and is currently building collapsible desks for kids in the 'hood who don't have a dedicated space to attend school from home. 

Holiday Weekend Heat Will Again Stress The Power Grid But Outages Less Likely

Holiday Weekend Heat Will Again Stress The Power Grid But Outages Less Likely

This weekend will be just as hot - and Californians will use nearly as much power - as in August when state energy managers used rolling outages to reduce power demand. But outages may be avoided this time.

Sheriff's Top Watchdog Says Department Blocked Him From Kizzee Autopsy

Sheriff's Top Watchdog Says Department Blocked Him From Kizzee Autopsy

Kizzee's death comes amid a months-long reckoning over police killings sparked by the death of George Floyd at the hands of Minneapolis police.

California Lawmakers Prioritize Pandemic Safety Gear And Sick Leave

California Lawmakers Prioritize Pandemic Safety Gear And Sick Leave

Lawmakers are calling on Gov. Gavin Newsom to sign bills that would address the challenges of the current COVID-19 crisis and help the state prepare for future pandemics.

A Baby Boomer's Recollection of Systemic Racism And The Police

A Baby Boomer's Recollection of Systemic Racism And The Police

When he tuned in to a radio interview with a top law enforcement official, and the topic of racism came up, Keith Taylor was hoping to hear some sympathy for Black people killed by police. Or perhaps, "some idea of how to work in earnest to combat this pervasive issue." What he heard instead brought back painful memories from many years back.

Key Questions About Tactics Used By LA Deputies Who Shot And Killed Dijon Kizzee

Key Questions About Tactics Used By LA Deputies Who Shot And Killed Dijon Kizzee

Questions are being raised about the tactics used by two sheriff's deputies who fatally shot an African American man in South L.A. on Monday afternoon. KPCC Law Enforcement reporter Frank Stoltze examines those tactics.

Reform Of LA's Homelessness Agency Seems Likely

Reform Of LA's Homelessness Agency Seems Likely

Elected officials have called for LAHSA reform three times in 2020.

Your Sneak Peek At SoCal's Newest Landmark

Your Sneak Peek At SoCal's Newest Landmark

It's colorful, it's flexible, it's a $1.5 billion new bridge that will speed you across the water from Long Beach to Terminal Island.

An Already Shortened Census May End Some In-Person Counting Even Earlier

An Already Shortened Census May End Some In-Person Counting Even Earlier

Census officials recently announced that in some parts of the country, in-person census work like door-knocking will end even earlier than the new Sept. 30 deadline.

60 Years Of Deception And Land Sales In California City: 7 Takeaways From My Investigative Podcast

60 Years Of Deception And Land Sales In California City: 7 Takeaways From My Investigative Podcast

In a small town in the Mojave Desert, salespeople were making tens of millions of dollars hawking empty desert land to unsuspecting buyers by convincing them the area would boom one day -- and if they got in now, they could get rich.

During COVID-19, The State Promised Not To Cut Funding For Shrinking Schools. But What About Growing Schools?

During COVID-19, The State Promised Not To Cut Funding For Shrinking Schools. But What About Growing Schools?

A group of charter schools is suing the state, saying lawmakers' "hold-harmless" K-12 budget penalizes growing schools.

Protests And Questions In The Wake Of Deputy Killing Of Man In South LA

Protests And Questions In The Wake Of Deputy Killing Of Man In South LA

The fatal incident started as a traffic stop of a man riding a bicycle.

Santa Monica-Malibu School District Lays Off Dozens After Sharp Drop In Early Education Enrollment 

Santa Monica-Malibu School District Lays Off Dozens After Sharp Drop In Early Education Enrollment 

After the Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District switched to distance learning, enrollment in early childhood programs plummeted, exposing the careful balance of private and public funding required to maintain its early learning programs.

Here's What California's New Eviction Protections Mean For Renters

Here's What California's New Eviction Protections Mean For Renters

Going forward, tenants will need to pay 25% of their monthly rent; eventually they will be on the hook for the entire rent bill.

Thousands Of College Students Are Moving Into SoCal Dorms. Can Campuses Curb The COVID Risk?

Thousands Of College Students Are Moving Into SoCal Dorms. Can Campuses Curb The COVID Risk?

Colleges are opening some of their dorms with lots of rules. But not all campuses are taking the same approach to keep COVID-19 from spreading.

California Freelancers May Get Relief From Strict AB5 Employment Law

California Freelancers May Get Relief From Strict AB5 Employment Law

California's AB 5 brought big changes for gig workers in 2020. Now, lawmakers have sent Gov. Newsom a bill that would exempt freelance writers, most musicians, and others.

Queering The Census: What's At Stake for LGBTQ+ Communities As The Clock Winds Down?

Queering The Census: What's At Stake for LGBTQ+ Communities As The Clock Winds Down?

With a month left to go in the decennial count after the Trump administration moved up the census deadline to Sept. 30, LGBTQ+ community members are still working hard to get out the word about participation, and what's at stake.

A Community Rises, 50 Years After The Chicano Moratorium

A Community Rises, 50 Years After The Chicano Moratorium

Saturday marked the 50th anniversary of the Chicano Moratorium -- a decisive moment in the Chicano movement. On that day, 30,000 protesters marched through East Los Angeles against the Vietnam War and civil rights violations of Mexican Americans. The Moratorium was marked Saturday with a series of events, including a march and car caravan retracing the original protest route along Whittier Boulevard.

Mis Ángeles: 'Ruben Salazar ¡Presente!' We Went Searching For Meaning In A 50-Year-Old Police Killing And The Chicano Moratorium 

Mis Ángeles: 'Ruben Salazar ¡Presente!' We Went Searching For Meaning In A 50-Year-Old Police Killing And The Chicano Moratorium 

We carried out our mission not just in the long shadow of a 50-year-old history, but in the blazing daylight of a string of recent police killings of Black and Brown people all across the country.

The 8%: Exploring The Inextricable Ties Between L.A. And Its Black Residents

The 8%: Exploring The Inextricable Ties Between L.A. And Its Black Residents

Part of the Race In LA series, The 8 Percent explores the inextricable ties between L.A. and its Black residents - how Black migration, community and culture have shaped and changed L.A.

How To Weigh Evacuation Options With Both Wildfires And COVID At Your Door

How To Weigh Evacuation Options With Both Wildfires And COVID At Your Door

As the twin disasters of COVID-19 and fire season sweep through California, thousands of residents are weighing difficult options, pitting risk against risk as they decide where to evacuate. Amid a virulent pandemic, where can you safely relocate?

Rising Above: How I Found My Voice To Push Back Against Stereotypes, At Work And In Life

Rising Above: How I Found My Voice To Push Back Against Stereotypes, At Work And In Life

Growing up in the mostly white Orange County suburbs, she felt safer staying quiet, keeping her feelings to herself whenever stung by subtle or overt racism. But over time, she found her voice.

Q&A: What To Know About Voting By Mail In Southern California

Q&A: What To Know About Voting By Mail In Southern California

Now is the time to check your voter registration status.

LA's New Outdoor Dining Rules Could Become Permanent

LA's New Outdoor Dining Rules Could Become Permanent

If L.A. wants to make the temporary outdoor dining rules introduced during COVID-19 a permanent thing, the first thing it needs is a feasibility study.

Census Advocates Are Racing The Clock To Help Make Sure Angelenos Are Counted In Time

Census Advocates Are Racing The Clock To Help Make Sure Angelenos Are Counted In Time

The push is on since the Trump administration moved up the deadline for the census count to Sept. 30.

Reading About Anthony McClain Felt Like Reading My Own Obituary

Reading About Anthony McClain Felt Like Reading My Own Obituary

I'm a 32-year-old black man. Last Saturday, another 32-year-old black man breathed his last breaths miles from where I work. In the wake of his death, I reflect on all the ways he could've been me.

A Bridge To Where? Few Exit LA's 'Temporary' Homeless Shelters For Permanent Housing

A Bridge To Where? Few Exit LA's 'Temporary' Homeless Shelters For Permanent Housing

In the first "A Bridge Home" sites, approximately 26% of program participants exited to permanent housing.

COVID-19 Lockdown: LA Nursing Home Residents Risk Eviction If They Break The Rules

COVID-19 Lockdown: LA Nursing Home Residents Risk Eviction If They Break The Rules

More than five months after the imposition of strict rules to stem the spread of the deadly coronavirus, some residents say they feel like they're in prison.

Late Deciders, Late Withdrawals: The Headaches Of Predicting Fall College Enrollment

Late Deciders, Late Withdrawals: The Headaches Of Predicting Fall College Enrollment

As college semesters begin, uncertainty about COVID-19 is leading some students to make last-minute college decisions.

How Did Beverly Hills Become A Hub For Conservative Rallies?

How Did Beverly Hills Become A Hub For Conservative Rallies?

A militia-supporting dance instructor from Beverly Hills is a key organizer in the weekly rallies.

How Do Fires Get Their Name? And Other Questions We Get Asked A Lot About Wildfires

How Do Fires Get Their Name? And Other Questions We Get Asked A Lot About Wildfires

You have questions and we have years of experience answering them.

Across SoCal, Protesters Gather to #SaveThePostOffice, Demand Postmaster Resign

Across SoCal, Protesters Gather to #SaveThePostOffice, Demand Postmaster Resign

As part of a day of nationwide protests, hundreds across the region turn out to denounce Postmaster General Louis DeJoy.

Mis Ángeles: For Bakersfield's Campesinos, Pepe Reyes' Golden Voice Has Been An Invaluable Resource

Mis Ángeles: For Bakersfield's Campesinos, Pepe Reyes' Golden Voice Has Been An Invaluable Resource

When COVID-19 began to spread, Spanish-language morning radio shows in the agricultural hub of Bakersfield were helping get essential info to the most essential of workers -- the people who pick our crops. Meet one of these radio hosts.

'Who Invited Miami?': An LA Transplant On The Rules of Racial Division -- And How We Can Bend Them

'Who Invited Miami?': An LA Transplant On The Rules of Racial Division -- And How We Can Bend Them

"Things that violate the racial rules in L.A. -- like everywhere else -- are real. And you shouldn't fall into the trap of minimizing them because they're exceptions or simplifying them to satisfy the rules."

Video Shows Pasadena Officer Shoot Anthony McClain In The Back. Police Claim He Had A Gun

Video Shows Pasadena Officer Shoot Anthony McClain In The Back. Police Claim He Had A Gun

The videos leave unanswered questions about why an officer shot McClain about four seconds after he started running away.

Eastern Medicine On The Western Frontier Of The COVID-19 Pandemic

Eastern Medicine On The Western Frontier Of The COVID-19 Pandemic

Chinese herbal remedies claiming to strengthen immunity or treat fever and sore throat symptoms are flying off the shelves.

What One LAUSD Teacher Learned About Why 'Daily, Live' Lessons Matter

What One LAUSD Teacher Learned About Why 'Daily, Live' Lessons Matter

This school year, new rules aim to ensure more consistent, real-time interactions between teachers and students.

Millions in CA Still Have Questions About How To Get Unemployment Benefits. We Have Answers.

Millions in CA Still Have Questions About How To Get Unemployment Benefits. We Have Answers.

You've sent us hundreds of questions about collecting unemployment benefits during this pandemic. Here are answers to some of the most commonly asked ones.

What Local Postal Workers Say About The Trump Administration's Postal Service Cutbacks

What Local Postal Workers Say About The Trump Administration's Postal Service Cutbacks

The Postmaster General is backing off policy changes Democrats say would hinder voting by mail in the November election.

Post Office Controversy: California's Attorney General Says Confidence In White House 'Is Shot'

Post Office Controversy: California's Attorney General Says Confidence In White House 'Is Shot'

Reacting to the Postmaster General's statement today that he would hold off on controversial changes at the post office until after the election, Xavier Becerra told us: 'We've had to sue this administration 95 times to get them to follow the law. You would understand then why I'm a little concerned and skeptical about what they say.'

Everything We Know About LAUSD's Program To Test Students And Staff For Coronavirus

Everything We Know About LAUSD's Program To Test Students And Staff For Coronavirus

When will my student get tested? How often will my teacher be tested? What about charter schools?

Parenting, Unfiltered: What Raising Kids In SoCal Really Looks Like

Parenting, Unfiltered: What Raising Kids In SoCal Really Looks Like

In fall 2019, KPCC/LAist gave cameras to 12 SoCal parents and invited them to document their lives. Since then, A LOT has changed.

1986's 'Top Gun' Led To A Military Recruiting Boom. Will The Upcoming Sequel Do The Same?

1986's 'Top Gun' Led To A Military Recruiting Boom. Will The Upcoming Sequel Do The Same?

The Pentagon hopes the sequel -- "Top Gun: Maverick" -- will inspire a new generation of servicemembers, and it supported the film's production with that in mind.

The Rodney King Foundation Is Getting Hands-On For School Supplies And Youth Development

The Rodney King Foundation Is Getting Hands-On For School Supplies And Youth Development

On a hot corner in Watts over the weekend, a backpack giveaway by Lora King -- daughter of the late Rodney King -- aimed to help kids get ready for the school year and continued the conversations on race.

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