Below the Ten: Life in South LA

Over the course of this year, this site will be the home of feature stories about the people who live in the rapidly changing neighborhoods of South Los Angeles.

Peacemakers: The Cop

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Peacemakers: The Interventionist

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Peacemakers: The Activist

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Local Hires

Anthony Fagan This Jan. 10 drone video produced by Brindle Collective and released by the University of Southern California gives an aerial view of construction progress at USC Village. Men who have been incarcerated earned on average 40 percent less than men never incarcerated. Incarceration especially depresses Hispanic and black men’s earnings. Click on pins […]

The Long Commute

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The Barnyard

After Katrina, Finding Refuge in South LA

When Hurricane Katrina hit New Orleans ten years ago, Cassandra Cousin was in a local hospital recovering from heat stroke. After Katrina.

Grace of the Sea

Luis Gutierrez Sanchez has been living in a single-car garage in South L.A. for six years. With its flimsy wood walls and concrete floor, it feels like the kind of old shack where bootleg liquor is made.

The New Compton

Wearing a glittering crown and a bright smile, Miss Compton 2014-2015 Ja’Tiara Fuller knows what it’s like to represent a city that’s trying to shed its reputation for violence and poverty.