[Intersections] Zumba boom in South LA’s concrete desert
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[Intersections] Zumba boom in South LA’s concrete desert

A new crop of Zumba studios have taken root in South LA, helping people lose weight and transform their lives. Continue reading

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[Intersections | LA Weekly] An unexplained death in South LA
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[Intersections | LA Weekly] An unexplained death in South LA

Stanley Thiesfield’s cause of death will likely remain “undetermined” to the coroner and investigators. So will hundreds of other deaths each year in Los Angeles, haunting both families and officials. Continue reading

[Blog] Earlez Grille Lunch for College Kids
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[Blog] Earlez Grille Lunch for College Kids

A few weeks ago, I took 30 students from Occidental College’s “Urban Fictions” literature class to Leimert Park. ¬†We stopped at Earlez Grille at Crenshaw and Exposition for lunch, thanks to the enthusiastic recommendation from a neighbor who used to work with City Councilman Bernard Parks in the area. “Everyone goes to Earlez Grille!” he … Continue reading