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Why African-Americans are at a greater risk of colon cancer

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Dr. Donald Henderson, a gastroenterologist and colorectal cancer specialist, at his office in Inglewood. Photo by Avishay Artsy

Each year, about 140,000 Americans are diagnosed with colon cancer, and more than 50,000 die from it. That’s bad news, but for African-Americans, it’s even worse.
“African-Americans are more likely to get colon cancer, they’re more likely to have an advanced stage of disease when they’re diagnosed with colon cancer, they’re more likely to die from colon cancer and they have shorter survival after diagnosis …

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Persians in LA react to the Iran nuclear deal

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Raymond Khaneshan, owner of Shaherzad Restaurant on Westwood Boulevard. Photo by Shara Morris.

Nowhere is the Iran nuclear program debate more relevant that Los Angeles’s Westwood neighborhood – also known as Tehrangeles.
It’s home to the largest Persian community outside of Iran. Shara Morris stopped by two small businesses in the neighborhood, and got two very different views on the deal.

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Why African-Americans are at a greater risk of colon cancer

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Dr. Donald Henderson, a gastroenterologist and colorectal cancer specialist, at his office in Inglewood. Photo by Avishay Artsy

Each year, about 140,000 Americans are diagnosed with colon cancer, and more than 50,000 die from it. That’s bad news, but for African-Americans, it’s even worse.
“African-Americans are more likely to get colon cancer, they’re more likely to have an advanced stage of disease when they’re diagnosed with colon cancer, they’re more likely to die from colon cancer and they have shorter survival after diagnosis …

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A grape to call our own

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Yes, that’s whatit looks like. A UFO is beaming down on this Bonny Doon Le Cigare Volant 2011 wine label. Matt Kettman, editor at the Santa Barbara Independent and Wine Enthusiast came in to give the backstory on this eccentric wine, and the creative winemaker who aspires to develop California’s own grape varietals.

The wine was created by Randall Grahm, who recently sold his Big House Winery brand …

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The stigma of colonoscopies and African-American risk of colon cancer

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At the "Relay for Life" event in Baldwin Hills, Dr. Zuri Murrell (second from left), and Erin Stennis (second from right). Photo by Malek Mansour.

Nearly 50,000 Americans are expected to die from colorectal cancer this year. It’s one of the leading causes of cancer-related deaths in the U.S.
African-Americans are more likely than any other group to develop colorectal cancer and to die from it.

On a Saturday morning in Baldwin Hills, at a “Relay for Life” event for cancer survivors. Ramona Stephens called to the stage a tall, African-American …

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Introduction to Housed: Life on Skid Row

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The most recent census of Los Angeles county’s homeless population found the largest number of unhoused people in the smallest geographic area: 11, 681 in the .4 square mile region known as Skid Row. The main thoroughfare is S. San Pedro Street.
Market rate rental units and pricey condos dot the neighborhood and continue to encroach on it. Meanwhile, the numbers of people on the …

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John Kelly: The Advocate

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John Kelly, a Vietnam vet from south central and recovered addict who spent 15 years on the streets, is outreach coordinator at the Los Angeles Mission. He helps people in need navigate the maze of available services.
“Why do you think people sleep on the streets? There’s no law against it downtown. It’s that simple,” he says.

This story is part of our series, Housed: Life …

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Amos Sandifer: The Newly Housed

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Amos Sandifer in his new apartment. Photo: Aaron Fallon

Amos Sandifer, a recovering crack addict, is co-creator of the citizen journalism site, StreetwiseLA.com. After two years on the streets, he found a place to live through Skid Row Housing Trust earlier this year.
“It feels good knowing you pay rent, you have a place to stay, and it’s yours. First couple days, I couldn’t believe it,” he says.

This story is part of our series, …

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Theresa V. Thompson: The Veteran

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Theresa V. Thompson found herself homeless and living in a shelter after a divorce. An Air Force veteran, she now counsels other vets from her perch at the Los Angeles Public Library.
“You think you have it all together, you’re working every day, you’re saving money and just like the veterans I’ve seen, if you lose a job, that money begins to go real fast,” …

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Gretchen Hatz: The Loft Dweller

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Camera assistant Gretchen Hatz bought her dream loft in a converted factory on the edge of Skid Row nine years ago. She got a crash course in the needs of her neighbors.
“Every day, it makes me feel more fortunate about what I have and sadly about what a lot of people don’t have,” she says.

This story is part of our series, Housed: Life on …

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Inside LAPD’s body camera contract with Taser International

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The Los Angeles Police Department is rolling out the first of 860 body cameras for its officers, part of a plan that will eventually have some 7,000 officers routinely wearing chest-mounted video cameras.
The cameras are made by Taser International, which won the LAPD contract last year.
As the second largest police department in the country, implementation of body cameras at the LAPD is raising a …

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