The Short List headlines for Friday, April 28 2017

Weekend Reads

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Timeline: Rodney King and the LA Riots

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It's been 25 years since the start of one of the deadliest race riots in American history. The violence erupted in South Los Angeles after a jury acquitted four white police officers in the beating of black motorist Rodney King. This timeline looks at key events before, during and after the unrest.

Mom, daughter share the scars of the LA Riots

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Elvira Evers was nine months pregnant when she was shot in the abdomen during the L.A. Riots. As the 25 anniversary of that day approaches, Elvira and her daughter Jessica, now 25-years-old, reflect on how the riots left a literal mark on their lives. Read the story and listen to the interview.

6 things to do this weekend in SoCal

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Bid April farewell with a Taste of the Eastside in Cypress Park, Packchella's comedy music festival, a celebration of independent bookstores, RuPaul's DragCon at the Los Angeles Convention Center, Dessert Fest in Studio City and more. See our full roundup of events.