News: Celebrate Black History Month, Feb. 10-28

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Friday, February 10, 2017

Celebrate Black History Month, Feb. 10-28


Tuskegee Airman Lt. Col. Robert Friend: The World War II pilot, one of the last of the Tuskegee Airmen, gives a talk, 3-5 p.m. Feb. 10. Sunland-Tujunga Branch Library, 7771 Foothill Blvd., Tujunga. 818-352-4481.

Pan African Film Festival: Documentaries, features and shorts, Feb.

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Middle-class workers can’t afford to buy homes in L.A. County and the future looks dim

Oscar Sol has spent the past five months searching for a home he can afford to buy.

But so far, he has struck out.

“I’m looking for a condo or town home, something in the price range of $300,000 to $350,000," the 37-year-old North Hollywood resident said. “Homes are too expensive here so now I’m looking in Santa Clarita.

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Reports of ICE immigration ‘sweeps’ spark LA protest, demands for answers

About 100 protesters marched in the streets of downtown Los Angeles Thursday evening, fueled by fear and outrage after reports that federal agents had carried out a series of immigration raids across Southern California earlier in the day.

Civil rights groups said Thursday they had been alerted by “credible sources," including attorneys, that immigration “sweeps" are taking place in the greater Los Angeles area.

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Woodland Hills Marine vet gets Purple Heart for Iwo Jima fight 72 years later

A Canoga Park coffee shop served as a ceremonial hall Thursday for a former Marine who 72 years earlier earned a medal fighting a critical battle in World War II.

A surprised Samuel Leland Anderson, Jr.

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Grammy Awards eye LA exit, with a New York state of mind

The Grammy Awards are gearing up to leave Los Angeles and head to New York next year, according to media reports.

Why? It depends on who you ask.

A source at Los Angeles City Hall, who did not want to be identified because she was not authorized to speak on the subject, told the Southern California News Group that New York officials want to host the 60th annual Grammy Awards show next year.

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Need a Valentine’s Day gift? Check out the rock star telegram guy: Dennis McCarthy

The guy had messed up big time. He was sorry and desperately wanted his girlfriend back. This was his last ditch effort. A singing rock star telegram on Valentine’s Day.

“Bring her a dozen red roses," he told Jeff Silverman, a professional rock musician. “No, wait, make it two dozen. And here’s our favorite song.

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Ex-Sheriff Lee Baca given a week to decide if he’ll pay $100K fine in civil suit

Former Los Angeles County Sheriff Lee Baca appeared in federal court in Riverside County Thursday to tell a judge if he planned to pay a pending $100,000 fine out as a result of a civil lawsuit that stems back to an inmate’s injuries in 2009.

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Religion events in the San Fernando Valley, Feb. 10-17

Conscious Life Expo: Lectures, panel discussions and workshops on body and mind alternative healing, spiritual and wellness topics. Hours: 3-9:30 p.m. Feb. 10; 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Feb. 11; 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Feb. 12. Admission $20 on Feb. 10; $35 on Feb. 11-12. Check website for fees for events and workshops.

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