• The Stars are Aligning in Inglewood
    Willie Brown
    The stars have aligned for Mayor Butts’ State of the City Address on April 10. It is happening on the eve of crucial positive change. It is barely spring, yet 2014 has already been a banner year for the City of Inglewood!
    The City’s Residential Sound Insulation program has exceeded its goal of soundproofing 1,000 homes within 12 months. The Forum is fabulous again, thanks to a $100 million renovation, and reopened in January. Ground has been broken...
  • On The Horizon
    By Thomas Bunn
    They say the horizon line is the apparent line that separates the earth from the sky. Often used in popular literature, the horizon acts as a metaphor for opportunity, the future, nostalgia, and dreamers.
    Young professionals and young scholars see limitless potential when we gaze upon the horizon. We don’t allow social, financial, and or political barriers to get in the way of our mental design processes. We design and build realities in our minds...
  • State of the City Reflects Benchmarks and a Unified Council
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    The State of the City Address represents more than the opportunity to give performance benchmarks to the public. I will use this time to inform, but more importantly, articulate the context of how we, the council, govern the city, and articulate a vision for the future for which the citizens can hold the mayor and city council accountable.
    I am proud that we have fixed our Residential Sound Insulation program. We sound-insulated 1,020 Inglewood residences during the past...
  • The High Cost of Salaries Gone Wild
    Last month, Jack Foreman, President of the Centinela Valley Union High School Teachers union, announced Jose Fernandez has to go. A recent series of articles by the Daily Breeze estimated the superintendent’s salary and benefits around $663,000 last year alone, based on public records from the Los Angeles County Office of Education.
    His earning include a $200,000 a-year salary, plus a 9 percent annual raise for the last 5 years, a monthly expense account, and unused vacation and sick...
  • Parking, Sound Insulation Top Agenda Items
    City Council
    By Veronica Mackey
    The good news is that the City exceeded its goal of insulating 1,000 units within the twelve-month period from March 2013 through March 2014.
    Mayor James T. Butts announced the Residential Sound Insulation program insulated more residences than in any prior year ever. Until last year, the most homes sound insulated within 12 months was around 400.
    “We put together a plan to be able to (insulate) 1,020 units within that 12-month period. We...
  • Race and Beyond: What Anita Hill’s Struggle Still Teaches Women About Equality
    By Patricia E. Gaston
    How can something that happened nearly 23 years ago feel as if it just happened yesterday? I felt that way while watching the newly released documentary, “Anita” ( http://anitahill-film.com ), which tells the story of Anita Hill, the law professor who accused then-Supreme Court nominee Clarence Thomas of sexual harassment during his Senate confirmation hearings.
    Back in October 1991, I watched the hearings on television from my suburban Dallas living room, talking with colleagues...
  • Be a Citizen Detective
    Willie Brown
    Parents, teachers and administrators at the Centinela Valley Union High School District are up in arms over a story which revealed the excessive salary package Superintendent Jose Fernandez received last year.
    According to reports, the Daily Breeze obtained its information from public documents at the Los Angeles County Office of Education. The key word is “public.” There are many sources of public information right under our noses, but when a big scandal breaks out, everyone is shocked…horrified.
  • Reloaded
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    By Thomas Bunn
    I had the chance to sit down with a good friend of mine, who’s in my opinion, one of the freshest talents on the West Coast. His production is bold, raw, and reminiscent of the golden age when heads actually talked about things that mattered, and albums like “Midnight Marauders” looted the minds of young kids. His lyrics are witty, cadenced, and riddled with gems of wisdom. He goes by the name Paco Swartz, and his...
  • 7.1 Million Enroll in Obamacare
    “Thanks to the Affordable Care Act, more than 7 million Americans have signed up for private health coverage.”
    This is the message that greets visitors on the home page of Whitehouse.gov. After 4 years of battles and threats with Tea Partiers and other factions of the GOP, lawsuits which ended at the U.S. Supreme Court, and endless debates, President Barack Obama announced that 7.1 million Americans now have private health insurance.
    The last minute effort to provide...
  • Remembering Marvin 30 Years Later
    By Veronica Mackey
    Thirty years ago on April 1, R&B fans hoped the news they’d just heard was another April Fool’s prank. Sadly, the bleak reality began to sink in. Marvin Gaye was dead at the age of 44.
    His sudden passing, and the circumstances surrounding his death, sent shockwaves around the world.
    Gaye’s baby sister, Zeola spoke with Yahoo News about the legendary singer this week, and how she is keeping his legacy alive. She is...
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