• First Lady Keynotes Veterans Summit
    2014-07-18T07:01:21.813Z
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    First Lady Michelle Obama paid a visit to Los Angeles Wednesday to join Mayor Eric Garcetti, other government officials and business leaders to discuss ways to help local veterans.
     
    The United for Veterans Summit was organized by the United Way of Greater Los Angeles and partners, which include USC Price School, the Federal Reserve Bank and the City of Los Angeles.  About 20 percent of California’s veteran population lives in Los Angeles, and one in eight veterans who are...
  • Saving the Babies
    2014-07-18T06:52:09.144Z
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    By Veronica Mackey
     
     
    A team of young Inglewood residents and workers at Chuco’s Justice Center educated the public about the issues affecting youth at Tuesday’s meeting.  There were kudos all around for the center, which is changing lives. 
     
    Chuco’s has a continuation high school and a host of programs and services, including a free legal clinic, transportation assistance, counseling and assistance for ex-felons.  Kids come to the center with addictions, problems with the law, school, family, and...
  • Go Team Dream!
    2014-07-18T06:48:28.070Z
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    By Veronica Mackey
     
     
    Congratulations are in order for the Inglewood-based Team Dream Basketball Academy, gold medal winners in the California Games.  The City of Inglewood honored the young champions July 16 at Rogers Park.  They presented Mayor James Butts with a medal.
     
    “We have a team of kids who never give up.  They play their hardest when it’s necessary,” said Assistant Coach Barry Hargress.
     
    The team, which practices at Rogers Park, and has been around for...
  • Katt Williams Allegedly Pepper-Sprays Motorist
    2014-07-18T06:41:44.344Z
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    Inglewood police are investigating a possible assault with a deadly weapon involving actor and comedian Katt Williams.  According to TMZ, Williams was driving near LAX Tuesday night, when Glen Jackson pulled alongside and tried to snap a cell phone picture.
     
    Williams said Jackson was harassing him.  Jackson said Williams and a body guard allegedly got out of the star’s Rolls Royce, tried grabbing his phone, then pepper sprayed him.
     
    “Jackson says he stumbled out of the car,...
  • Fernandez Owes up to $256,000 According to Report
    2014-07-18T06:35:03.773Z
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    New information about why former Centinela Valley Union High School Superintendent Jose Fernandez was so highly overpaid has begun to surface. 
    Fernandez is said to owe up to $256,000 to the school district for overpayment, according to the Daily Breeze.  In addition, Fernandez will also see a big reduction in the amount of money he can draw from his pension.
     
    A new report compiled by the Los Angeles County Office of Education and California Public Employees’ Retirement System was...
  • Angry Dad’s ‘Hot Car’ Video Goes Viral
    2014-07-18T06:12:15.528Z
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    A North Carolina father of three has brought the tragedy of leaving small children unattended inside hot cars to headline news in a big way.  Terry Bartley uploaded a video on June 20 which has gone viral and is raising awareness across the world.
     
    Bartley produced his “Hot Car Challenge” to warn parents to stop leaving their kids alone inside their cars.  He was outraged after the death of 22-month-old Cooper Harris, left alone in a hot car by...
  • How to Raise Your Voice
    2014-07-17T19:00:00.000Z
  • Inglewood Shown to be Business Savvy, Friendly
    2014-07-12T15:20:47.897Z
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    Inglewood Shown to be Business Savvy, Friendly
    Article in Los Angeles Business Journal Highlights Inglewood’s Smart Business Moves
     
    By Veronica Mackey
     
     
     
     
    The City of Inglewood made the cover of the Los Angeles Business Journal this week (July 7, 2014)—a pivotal moment that further cements the growing consensus that the “City of Champions” is back.  
     
    David Nusbaum’s full page-plus article titled, “Inglewood Gets Down to Business,” and separate commentary by editor Charles Crumpley on...
  • Inglewood is the City of Champions
    2014-07-11T19:00:00.000Z
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    By 2UrbanGirls
     
     
     
     
    The City of Inglewood is also known as the “City of Champions”.  Many basketball greats can call Inglewood home, including Tremaine Fowlkes, Byron Scott and Reggie Theus, to name a few.  I grew up around the corner from Paul Pierce and Lisa Leslie.  It was during a Morningside High School basketball game where Lisa scored 100 points, by herself, against Mira Costa that sent the quite embarrassed team heading out the gym at halftime.   
     
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  • Wright Sentencing Delayed Again
    2014-07-11T19:00:00.000Z
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    State Senator Roderick Wright has been granted a third extension for sentencing after being convicted in March on 8 felony counts of perjury, false declaration of candidacy and fraudulent voting.
     
     
    Sentencing, which was supposed to take place later this month, has now been moved to September 3.  After his conviction, Wright took a voluntary leave of absence, then was suspended from the Senate, along with two other Democratic senators who are facing federal charges. Wright faces up to...
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