• Stopping Violence is Everyone’s Job
    2014-04-22T19:11:14.311Z
    Willie Brown
    Is Inglewood safer now than it was 3 years ago?
     
    Recent reports on the news and comments expressed at city council meetings might make you believe the answer to this question is a resounding “No!” But the facts say the opposite is true.
     
    The fact is violent crime went down in Inglewood in 2011, 2012, and 2013, and is currently at its lowest since the Inglewood Police Dept. began keeping statistics in 1978. While one murder is one...
  • SOTC Confirms New Direction for Inglewood
    2014-04-22T19:07:10.366Z
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    By: Veronica Makey
     
    James Butts likes to joke about the rough shape Inglewood was in when he first became mayor. He has compared his entry into the City’s top position as coming to a party and finding “all the cake has been eaten, they drank all the punch, and gave you the bill.” He jokes, but there is truth in his humor.
     
    When Butts took the oath of office in 2011, the City of Inglewood was facing a...
  • To Strum Or Not To Strum
    2014-04-22T19:01:07.450Z
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    By: Thomas Bunn
     
    Students at Kelso Elementary School concluded several weeks of after-school music training Wednesday evening with recital performances of Beethoven, Bobby Day and a variety of other musicians, in front of an audience of family and friends.
     
    Their performances in the school auditorium featured a variety of music – from Beethoven’s “Ode to Joy” to Bobby Day’s “Rockin’ Robin” – but each song ended with a round of applause.
     
    A select group of 4th, 5th...
  • Residents Get Help with Trees and Sanitation
    2014-04-22T18:55:59.165Z
    City Council
    By Veronica Mackey
     
    The council approved an agreement with the City of Los Angeles to accept a grant for the Fiscal Year 2013 Urban Area Security Initiative (UASI) in the amount of $228,500.
     
    Three public works agreements were approved: a Professional Services Agreement with Braden Consulting, for a one-year term in the amount of $128,000; a contract to design a rooftop enclosure and site improvements for the Transfer Station, located at the City Service Center, in the amount...
  • South Bay Workforce Investment Board- 30 Years of Service
    2014-04-22T18:49:16.973Z
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    The South Bay Workforce Investment Board (SBWIB), through its strategic partnerships with employers, educational institutions, and labor unions, is preparing and providing skilled workers to local construction projects. Through workforce investment funds, dislocated workers are provided training at no cost and employers are incentivized, through subsidies, to provide on-the-job training and hire these workers.
     
    One example of this synergistic partnership is the El Camino College Bridge to Manufacturing Careers program which prepares individuals, with little to no experience in...
  • Inglewood Crash Victims Remembered
    2014-04-22T18:40:06.011Z
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    Tragedy struck home last week when two Inglewood students and a Los Angeles couple lost their lives in a fiery bus crash. The collision between a tour bus carrying 44 high school students and a FedEx truck happened in Northern California, on the way to a college tour at Humboldt State University. Ten people died in the accident.
     
    Authorities are still investigating details of the crash, but reports suggest the FedEx driver did not apply brakes before the...
  • Celebrities to Wash Feet of Homeless
    2014-04-22T18:11:17.763Z
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    The ASHÉ Foundation in collaboration with R&B Recording Artist Kenny Lattimore, Recording Artists Ray J, Pastor Toure Roberts and over 100 volunteers of One Church International are expected to wash and place adequate shoes and socks on the feet of hundreds of displaced individuals.
     
    The foot washing and shoe giveaway will take place on Easter Saturday, April 19, in the courtyard of The Midnight Mission on Skid Row, 601 S. San Pedro St., Los Angeles, CA 90014 from...
  • The Stars are Aligning in Inglewood
    2014-04-12T01:35:07.396Z
    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
    2014-04-12T01:17:58.136Z
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    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
    2014-04-11T23:59:09.773Z
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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...
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