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L.A.’s Summer Night Lights program focuses on at-risk youth

To encourage family fun and fight gang violence, dozens of parks across Los Angeles will keep the candle burning beginning Wednesday night. The Summer Night Lights 2015 will run from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday at 32 parks across the city, including six in the San Fernando Valley. In early August, they’ll […]

Lighting Up Tough Parks’ Darkness

LOS ANGELES — Harvard Park has been a no-man’s land after dark for decades. Its location, at the borders of rival gang turf, has made it more a demilitarized zone than public space since the inception of this city’s oldest and most entrenched street gangs. So there was a giddy excitement among the thousand or […]