‘SOLA’ As Proposed Nickname For South L.A. Generates Strong Opinions

Councilmember Bernard Parks, who represents South Los Angeles, is leading the charge to include the nickname “SOLA” on all city documents as a way to help reinvigorate the area.


The American actor John Wayne during a break from filming 'Circus World', directed by Henry Hataway, 1974, Madrid, Spain. (credit: Gianni Ferrari/Cover/Getty Images)

John Wayne’s Heirs Lose Legal Brawl Over Use Of His Nickname

John Wayne had a two-fisted image but heirs of the late movie star have lost a legal throw-down over use of his nickname, Duke.


The family of Hollywood legend John Wayne is waging a legal battle against Duke University. (Photo credit: McCarthy/Express/Getty Images)

‘Duke’ Vs. Duke: John Wayne Heirs Sue Over Rights To Iconic Nickname

The late movie legend’s family and the North Carolina university are set to “duke” it out in court over rights to the famous nickname.