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Homeless man builds hillside estate along California freeway

LOS ANGELES - A homeless encampment in Pacoima, California has turned into an art piece after a homeless man turned a hillside along a freeway into a home that comes complete with art and gardens. The property was build and landscaped along the 118 Freeway by 65-year-old Jose Fuentes. He's...
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Black in Santa Monica: They Came Seeking Their California Dream

A question often asked to pry about my roots, but truthfully, it’s always been hard to answer. I’m a westside Los Angeles kid. Throughout my youth I lived in Inglewood, Santa Monica, and Baldwin Hills. I’ve been somewhat of an Angeleno nomad. However, my mother’s maternal and paternal sides have...

Asian Woman in California Gets Attacked While Walking to Work

Surveillance video caught the horrific moment a man approached a woman and then punched her hard enough for her to fall to the ground. And police in Culver City in California says the suspect also yelled a racial slur at her. Capt. Troy Dunlap from the Culver City Police says...
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Homeless man throws water bottle at California Gov. Gavin Newsom

An aggressive homeless man chucked a water bottle at California Gov. Gavin Newsom during a tour of small businesses in Oakland, authorities said Friday. Newsom was en route to NFL star Marshawn Lynch’s Beastmode Barbershop and a pizza joint when the unidentified man approached his entourage, which included Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf.
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California Black Family History Event Scheduled For June 22

Need help finding your roots? Sacramento’s Family Life Center, in concert with the California Legislative Black Caucus (CLBC), celebrates Juneteenth, 3-6:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 22, at the Secretary of State Building Auditorium. Free technicians will help individuals start the process of building a family tree and finding their relatives. The...

California Estate Where Dynasty Filmed Celebrates Soap's Queer Legacy

Dynasty celebrated its 40th anniversary in 2021, and in June, it's celebrating Pride in fine fashion. San Francisco's KQED visited the California estate of Filoli, where a number of the show's early episodes were filmed. As Filoli hosts an exhibit on Dynasty and related shows, scholars and fans shared their thoughts on the primetime soap.
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Don’t mess with California: Supreme Court tells Texas to sit down

H. Jordan from Emeryville wrote in to ask: I recently read a tweet by the Human Rights Campaign that basically said there were more than 250 anti-LGBTQ+ bills moving through legislation nationwide. And that over 125 of those bills were targeting the transgender community and that eight could become law at any moment. As sad as this is, I was hoping there were some bright spots out there, are there?
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How To Spend Father’s Day In Black-Owned California

Father’s Day is approaching and there are a slew of Black-owned businesses to consider for curating the ultimate Father’s Day celebratory experience. Northern and Southern California is home to thousands of Black entrepreneurs and their business ideas that have gone on to flourish and become local storefronts integrated into spread out suburban and urban communities. So, here is a complete guide of how you can successfully pay gratitude to the father figure’s in your lives on their special day.