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The external tank of the space shuttle is making its way up the west coast of Central America and on its way to dock in Marina del Rey. On Saturday, May 21 around midnight, the tank is scheduled to leave the port and cross into Inglewood at approximately 9:00 am. Tanks used in previous space launches disintegrated after the fuel was used, and burned up on re-entry. This particular tank was never used in a…

Keeping it Real Estate Q & A

Written by Thursday, May 12, 2016
Q: My building was bought by an out-of-town investor and they have raised my rent from $900 a month to $1500. I have lived in Inglewood most of my life and don't want to leave. What should I do? A: Unfortunately, Inglewood does not have rent control, so the new owner is within their rights to raise the rents. Inglewood's housing market has become a hot spot for investors. The best advice I would give…

Inglewood vs. Everybody

Written by Thursday, May 05, 2016
Rogers Park is weaved into the cultural fabric of Inglewood, as Rucker Park is to New York. Some of the most notable athletes in professional basketball can share stories of running up and down the gym floor during their formative years. Rogers has been a major inspiration for a lot of Inglewood alumni who never blessed the gym floor with their athleticism as well. One of whom is the founder of the highly popular Inglewood…
I sit down every week and try to come up with a topic on real estate and lending that can deliver a good amount of information without putting everyone to sleep. And, what I have learned from the last 5 months of writing is, that no matter how much knowledge you have, it doesn’t matter if you don’t share it with the people you care about. For me, those people would be my readers and…
On Tuesday, Councilman Eloy Morales filled in for the absent Mayor James Butts at what was one of the most spirited council meetings in recent weeks. LRS Plumbing was given a commendation by the Inglewood City Council for promoting civic empowerment and being a role model for the plumbing profession. After noting company’s “mentorship programs and volunteer activities” and a brief photo session, Morales and council members got down to business. A public hearing was…

State of the City Best Ever

Written by Thursday, April 28, 2016
At Tuesday’s council meeting, a public hearing was set for May 3, 2016 at 2pm. The public will have an opportunity to comment on priorities for community development and housing needs to be included in the FY 2016-2017 Consolidated Plan and Annual Action Plan. The council agreed to reject all bids and authorize rebidding for the Vincent Park Swimming Pool Tank Replacement Project. The action will allow modifications to bid specifications. The Hollywood Park Casino…
Award-winning Centinela Hospital CEO and Chair of the Governing Board, Linda Bradley has built a solid reputation in the technology-driven hospital services industry and in the newly evolved city of Inglewood. Linda Bradley, RN/JD has proudly earned Centinela Hospital many accolades and awards over a number of recent years. Bradley’s history of success hails from an obvious right start beginning in her near perfect years of youth. “I could not have asked for a better…
One of the simple rules of business is, never talk about religion or politics at work. And generally I would agree. But when it comes to real estate and mortgages, a lot of what happens in the voting booth really affects what will happen to interest rates and home prices. Historically, during the last year of a sitting president’s second term in office, home prices rise much slower than any other year, due to uncertainty…

Inglewood: A Love Story

Written by Thursday, April 28, 2016
About 1,400 people turned out for the City of Inglewood’s annual State of the City Address, held at the Fabulous Forum on April 21. It was the largest SOTC in Inglewood history. The annual fundraiser for the Inglewood Airport Area Chamber of Commerce featured Mayor James Butts as the keynote speaker, joined onstage by emcee and KCBS sports director Jim Hill and KNBC sports anchor Fred Roggin. The lightning-fast speed in which the city has…
During last week’s State of The City Address, Inglewood High School senior, Naomi Hephzibah, who was recently awarded a 4-year scholarship to Marist College in Poughkeepsie, New York, received an additional $1000 scholarship and award for academic excellence. An against-all-odds success story, Naomi, originally from London, England, travelled with her family to California, where they struggled financially and became entrenched in the highly bureaucratic process of gaining American citizenship. Yet, Naomi looked to her older…

Youth Baseball Returns To Rogers Park

Written by Friday, April 22, 2016
The baseball diamond that’s laid vacant for quite some time now over at Roger’s Park, inherited a well-deserved makeover this past weekend. Club 42, under the leadership of John Branca (co-executor of The Michael Jackson Estate, and nephew of Ralph Branca, the last living member of the historic 1947 Brooklyn Dodgers during Jackie Robinson's rookie season in major league baseball) celebrated the life and legacy of Hall of Fame Major League Baseball icon, Jackie Robinson…
On April 16, the City of Inglewood partnered with the Social Justice Learning Institute (SJLI) and Consolidated Disposal Service (CDS) to host the 6th annual Earth Day Festival. The festival was sponsored by West Basin Municipal Water District. Consolidated Disposal Services and Inglewood Today were supporters of the event. It was a fun-filled day, which brought the community together with a variety of speakers, food and information vendors, demonstrations, live entertainment, and interactive activities for…
For the past three weeks, I have been reviewing the different loans that are out there, and what might work best for you. There is the conventional loan, FHA loan, VA loan, and the Home Equity Conversion Mortgage (HECM). Of these four loans, the Home Equity Conversion Mortgage (HECM) is not used to purchase a home. It is generally more of a home equity loan for older homeowners. It does not require monthly payments and…

Introducing #Inglewood Rising: Who’s Who

Written by Thursday, April 14, 2016
This is the first article in a brand new weekly column called #Inglewood Rising: Who’s Who. It is penned by Amanda Anderson, a local contributing writer and former PBS So Cal blogger. Inglewood is presently on the move and for this shift to have taken place, there are stakeholders who have and are pouring great visions, ideas and plans into the city. This new column exist to help spotlight some of Inglewood’s high impact people,…
Unlike many of the other loans I have written about, this week I wanted to talk about a loan that is earned by our nation’s heroes. However, it is under used by many men and women who have risked life and limb to qualify for it. VA loans are home loans for the purchase of a primary residence available to those who have served or are presently serving in the U.S. military. The Department of…
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