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By Veronica Mackey On Tuesday, councilmen from all 4 Inglewood districts approved a number of items on the agenda. Mayor James Butts was away in Sacramento, and Councilman Eloy Morales served as Mayor Pro Tem. The meeting began with a public hearing to consider an ordinance that would amend the Inglewood Municipal Code, and establish permit parking. The council heard public comments in favor and against permit parking on 97th-99th streets, between La Brea Avenue…
By Veronica Mackey There is nothing like a shared crisis to bring people together, and Hurricanes Harvey and Irma are living proof. Neighbors helped neighbors. State and federal officials worked tirelessly to rescue people and bring them to safety. Agencies brought in plane and truck loads of food and emergency supplies. These natural disasters brought out the best in people. But they also brought out the worst. You’d think with so many human lives at…

La Tuna Fire 30 Percent Contained

Written by Thursday, September 07, 2017
The massive hurricane in Texas, and another one about to touch down in Florida are said to be among the most devastating in U.S. history. Now, more than 1,000 firefighters are battling one of the largest brush fires ever in California. The La Tuna Canyon fire, which began last Friday, is currently burning in the Sun Valley, Sunland-Tujunga and Burbank areas, and is believed to be one of the largest blazes in terms of acreage…
Special programming line-up on both KCET in Southern California and Link TV Nationwide. Seven specials broadcast starting September 15 highlight Latin regions and culture. Burbank, Calif. - KCETLink Media Group, a leading national independent nonprofit public broadcast and digital network, has announced seven specially curated programs will air to celebrate National Hispanic Heritage Month on both KCET public television in Southern California and Link TV nationwide. The shows highlight Hispanic culture as well as the…

Fund to Help Renters is in the Works

Written by Thursday, August 24, 2017
By Veronica Mackey Tuesday’s council meeting began with a hearing to consider the Permits and Licenses Committee’s denial of a permit request submitted by Ellesa Maxie to house a third dog at 2703 W. 78th Street, Inglewood, CA, 90305. Maxie said she has been keeping her sister’s dog until another residence can be found. The animal is an emotional support dog, Maxie said, and lived with her sister until a new landlord threatened eviction if…

City Employees Recognized for Years of Service

Written by Thursday, August 03, 2017
By Veronica Mackey A group of proud City of Inglewood employees piled into Council Chambers on Tuesday to be recognized for their years of faithful service. Names of City workers were announced, who are celebrating milestone employment anniversaries. They include 30-year employees Carmen Hayes, Chandra Caldwell, Tonuia Alleyne, and Brenda Davis; 25-year employees Aleathia Mc Cann-Scott, Christopher Beckman, Paulita Richards, and Joseph Watson; and 20-year veterans Javier Alcala, Jack Aranda, Jose Fernandez, Sgt. Felipe Medina,…
On Tuesday night, about 200 people gathered behind the Inglewood Police Station, on Grevillea, between Queen and Regent streets, for National Night Out. The annual community-building campaign promotes police-community partnerships and neighborhood camaraderie to make our neighborhoods safer, more caring places to live. National Night Out brings together civilians and law enforcement under positive circumstances. “It helps people put a name to a face so the community can know the officers better,” said Inglewood Police…
By Veronica Mackey Local businessman Frank Denkins has been in the office furniture business for more than 2 decades, supplying much needed furniture as well as jobs within L.A.’s black community. I worked for him in 1994, when I was pregnant with my second child, now 22. He was around 60 then, and one of the hardest working men I’ve ever met. He was proud of his business and the people he was blessed to…
By Veronica Mackey On Tuesday, the Inglewood City Council held hearings by the Public Works Department to initiate proceedings for the annual levy and collection of assessments for the Morningside Park Maintenance Assessment District No. 1974-2; In-Town Maintenance Assessment District No. 1975-1; Inglewood Street Lighting Assessment District No. 1980-1; and Darby-Dixon Maintenance Assessment District No. 1987-1 for Fiscal Year 2017-2018. A staffer from the Section 8 Housing and Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Dept. presented…

Inglewood Today Summer Fun Guide

Written by Friday, July 07, 2017
Aww, the beautiful days of summer. So much to do, yet so little time. Before you know it, the kids will be back in school, vacation time will be over and you’ll be hard at work. So, get your summer on while it’s here. Here are a few ideas: Parks: Rogers Park, 400 W. Beach Ave., Inglewood, CA 90305 North Park, 625 Hargrave St, Inglewood, CA 90302 Edward Vincent Park, 700 Warren Lane, Inglewood 90301…

Prostate Cancer Breakthrough:

Written by Friday, July 07, 2017
Combination of three plant-based nutrients found to MELT AWAY prostate cancer cells By Mike Adams (Natural News) A fascinating new study published in Precision Oncology has found that a combination of three plant-based nutrients “melts away” prostate cancer cells. The study, led by University of Texas researcher Stefano Tiziani, is entitled “Combinatorial treatment with natural compounds in prostate cancer inhibits prostate tumor growth and leads to key modulations of cancer cell metabolism.” As described in…

Where to Celebrate on July 4th

Written by Friday, June 30, 2017
Looking for the best way to celebrate the 4th of July? Here are a few local favorites from Westchester to Pasadena. The list includes a parade, festival, and of course fireworks! Please note that fireworks are illegal in most of Los Angeles County, including the beaches. Illegally setting off fireworks could cost you up to $1,000 and/or your freedom. In Inglewood, fireworks are permitted, but only those purchased in Inglewood, and labeled “Safe and Sane.”…
Mayor James T. Butts was elected unanimously as the 2nd Vice Chair of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority Board of Directors on June 22, 2017. He was nominated by Robert Garcia, (MTA Board member and Mayor of Long Beach) and seconded by Kathryn Barger (Board member and Los Angeles County Supervisor) during Metro’s regular board meeting. The mayor will assume his new chairmanship position beginning in June of 2019. Metro’s Board of Directors guides the agency’s…
The Los Angeles International Airport and the Inglewood Public Library will present a free community meeting on Monday, July 10, 2017, from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. in the Gladys Waddingham Lecture Hall at the Main Library, 101 West Manchester Boulevard, Inglewood, CA, 90301. This meeting will introduce the people of Inglewood to a pair of major construction projects approved for our neighbors at LAX. The meeting topics include: •Landside Access Modernization Project (LAMP) -…
By Veronica Mackey Three public hearings on Tuesday’s agenda were postponed during the Inglewood City Council meeting. The first hearing to consider establishing Permit Parking District No. 15, and adding Ivy Avenue (between Beach Avenue and La Brea Avenue); Market Street (between Hazel Street and Beach Avenue); and Edgewood Street (between Beach Avenue and Warren Lane), was tabled until further notice. The second and third public hearings were postponed until June 27, 2017, at 2:00…
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