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Gardena’s MLK Day Parade continues its long-standing tradition of honoring civil-rights pioneer

The city of Gardena celebrated the life of Martin Luther King Jr. on Saturday, Jan. 18, at its 47th annual MLK Day Parade.

Civic groups and elected leaders paraded along Van Ness Avenue in a procession that ended at Rowley Park for a “Battle of the Bands” competition and a community celebration dedicated to the slain civil rights leader.