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Respected Football Coach Fired Over Music Video

A respected high school football coach has been terminated from his job over a hip hop music video.



Former President Jimmy Carter Forged Strong LA Ties Through Charity Work

Former President Jimmy Carter made perhaps his biggest impact on Los Angeles after he left office, when he came to L.A. to build houses for the poor.


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Deadly Watts Riots Remembered With Annual Summer Festival

Thirty-four people were killed in the civil unrest.


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Watts Teacher Honored By White House As A ‘Champion Of Change’

A chemistry teacher at Animo College Preparatory Academy in Watts will be among nine educators with Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals status honored by the White House Friday as “Champions of Change.”


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2 UCLA Grads Work With Watts High Schoolers To Bring Fresh Produce To The Community

Sanna Alas and Claudia Varney are working with Jordan High School to build a community garden that would provide healthy food to the community and educate students.


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100 Percent Of Graduates From School In Watts Accepted To College For 7th Consecutive Year

For the seventh consecutive year, 100 percent of the graduates from a school in Watts that serves the underserved have been accepted to a four-year college or university.


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High School In Gang-Filled Neighborhood Boasts 100 Percent College Acceptance Rate

While at Verbum Dei, the young men adhere to a strict business dress code to physically and mentally prepare for the work force.


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LAPD: Possible Drunk Driver Flips Car Into Front Yard In Watts

The car rolled over and came to a stop in front of a duplex on Compton Avenue around 3:30 a.m.

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Monument That Honors Those Who Have Died In Watts Unites Community

A monument dedicated to families and individuals who have died sits in Watts uniting a community.


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LA City Council To Hold Hearing On Minimum Wage Hike Proposal In Watts

A Los Angeles City Council committee will hold a public hearing in Watts tonight to talk about a proposal to raise the minimum wage to as high as $15.25 per hour by 2019.


Dangerous Crosswalk Sums Up Residents’ Frustration As Watts Riots Anniversary Nears

Nearly half a century after racially-charged riots devastated the city of Watts, some residents are still asking if help is on the way.


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Detectives Seek 2 Men Accused In Watts Shooting

Detectives investigated the circumstances surrounding a shooting Saturday that hospitalized a man in his 30’s.

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Public’s Help Sought After Woman Killed, Man Injured In Watts Shooting

Police Monday were seeking the public’s help for any information that would lead to the arrest of the suspect responsible for killing a 29-year-old woman in South Los Angeles.

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Bystander Injured After Pursuit Ends In Crash Near Watts

Authorities say two suspects were taken into custody following a pursuit that ended in a crash near the Watts-area of Los Angeles. One bystander was injured.


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4 Boys Among 6 Injured In Traffic Collision In Watts

Authorities say six people were injured following a traffic collision in Watts.