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Drug use, violence among topics at youth leadership summit

WAVE NEWSPAPERS — Youth from six inner-city schools gathered at Los Angeles Trade-Tech College May 18 for the second annual Emerging Leaders Youth Summit as a part of National Prevention Week, an annual observance dedicated to increasing public awareness of mental health and substance abuse disorders. […read more]

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Council names intersection after Nipsey Hussle

WAVE NEWSPAPERS — The City Council adjourned its regular meeting April 12 in memory of Nipsey Hussle after approving a motion to rename the intersection of Slauson Avenue and Crenshaw Boulevard in the slain rapper’s honor. The 33-year-old Grammy-nominated rapper — whose real name was Ermias Joseph Asghedom — was fatally shot March 31 in front of the Marathon Clothing store he owned at Slauson Avenue and Crenshaw Boulevard.  […read more]

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Councilmember Harris-Dawson and Mayor Garcetti Break Ground on Bridge Housing Facility for Homeless

LA FOCUS — Councilmember Marqueece Harris-Dawson and Mayor Garcetti broke ground on a new emergency bridge housing facility that will provide beds for 100 homeless Angelenos at a time, and offer on-site supportive services to help them transition into permanent housing. The project will be the first of Mayor Garcetti’s “A Bridge Home” sites to open in South L.A. […read more]

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Rapper’s death is part of recent spike in shootings

WAVE NEWSPAPERS — The death of rapper Nipsey Hussle came during a week that saw a spike in shootings that prompted three City Council members to introduce a motion at the April 2 City Council meeting asking the police department and the Mayor’s Office of Gang Reduction and Youth Development to report on the recent surge and the department’s strategy on responding to the increase. […read more]