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Inglewood Celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month

Written by Thursday, September 25, 2014
To kick off Hispanic Heritage Month, the City of Inglewood hosted the Hispanic Heritage Festival at Crozer Middle School. The event was hosted by Hot 92.3's very own, Josefa Salinas. The festival was riddled with entertainment, fun areas for kids, information booths, and a spectacular raffle, offering tickets to see Demi Lovato, Legends a Bad boy, and tickets to Knott’s Scary Farm. Performing at the event were some of the hottest local talent in Southern…

In Honor Of Hispanic Heritage Month

Written by Thursday, September 25, 2014
During National Hispanic Heritage Month (September 15 to October 15) we recognize the contributions made and the important presence of Hispanic and Latino Americans to the United States and celebrate their heritage and culture. Hispanics have had a profound and positive influence on our country through their strong commitment to family, faith, hard work, and service. They have enhanced and shaped our national character with centuries-old traditions that reflect the multiethnic and multicultural customs of…

Fast Talkers

Written by Thursday, September 25, 2014
Mayor James Butts dropped a major bombshell during Tuesday night’s city council meeting. From now on, public remarks made at the end of the meeting will be limited to one minute. Groans were heard from the audience and two men walked out. The mayor was called everything but a child of God, even compared to Hitler and Mussolini. “This is a new low for the city. It’s a veiled attempt to silence the people,” Gil…

Inglewood Resident Celebrates Her 105th Birthday!

Written by Thursday, September 18, 2014
 Last week one of Inglewood’s oldest living residents celebrated her 105th birthday. Ms. Hattie Quinan was in high spirits as Inglewood Mayor James T. Butts Jr visited her, along with her long time friend Hazel Culpepper. Ms. Hattie is a resident of the Westchester Villa Senior Living Community and has been for the past 4 years. According to staff, “She’s very much there, in her mental awareness. She loves to read, she enjoys playing games,…

Hispanic Heritage Month

Written by Thursday, September 18, 2014
Hispanic Political Power Rising In March of this year, Hispanics officially became America’s most populous group. Making up 39% of the of the U.S. population, they have edged past non-Hispanic whites (the next most populous group) who comprise 38.8%. Politically, Hispanics represent the fastest growing ethnic voting bloc nationwide, according to TheGuardian.com. The Latino electorate is expected to double within a generation. As Hispanic American voters have grown, so have those elected to represent them.…

Wright is Out, Bradford and Hall Are In

Written by Thursday, September 18, 2014
No sooner had the ink dried on convicted State Senator Rod Wright’s resignation letter, than Assemblyman Steven Bradford (D-Inglewood) and Assemblyman Isadore Hall, III (D-Compton) filed papers to take his place. The new candidates will make a run for the 35th District Senate, which is overwhelmingly Democratic. About 14% of registered voters are Republican. Wright announced on Monday that he will resign effective Sept. 22, 2014, following sentencing last week to 90 days in jail,…

Eye On the City

Written by Thursday, September 18, 2014
Tuesday’s council meeting was light, and focused mainly on Mayor James Butts’ recent town hall meeting, and improving public areas around town. The Council approved a one-year contract with an accounting firm, a three-year contract for auditing services, and an increased subsidy for $7 to $10 to help seniors and disabled citizens to use Metro public transportation more affordably. Leroy Fisher continued to speak out against Councilman George Dotson holding his town hall meetings at…

Inglewood Free Day at LACMA

Written by Thursday, September 18, 2014
On Sunday, September 21, from 10am-7pm, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) is hosting a free day for Inglewood residents, as well as residents in South LA, Lennox, Ladera Heights, Baldwin Hills, Hawthorne, Willowbrook, Gardena, and surrounding areas. No proof of residency is required, simply say, “I’m from Inglewood (or one of the communities noted above) and you and your group will be admitted free. This is the culmination of the month long…

And the Winners Are…

Written by Thursday, September 18, 2014
Congratulations to Valerie Lodem, Nevelyn D. Williams, Hazel Jackson and Daniel Myatt. They just won tickets to see Frankie Beverly & Maze, Patti Labelle and Reuben Studdard live in concert, September 21st at the newly renovated Fabulous Forum! The free tickets are part of an online promotion for InglewoodTodayNews.com Inglewood Today is celebrating 20 years in business with a new logo, a new website, and most important…more chances for you to win prizes. Visit the…

What Can Inglewood Learn From Apple?

Written by Thursday, September 11, 2014
Apple has announced in traditional Apple fashion, what new gizmos and gadgets will be on the market in the future. The world responded Tuesday as a new raft of products, including a mobile wallet, were unveiled. Apple will team up with retailers like target and restaurants like McDonald’s, as well as the three major credit card companies. That means that consumers will soon be able to buy a Big Mac or laundry detergent with the…

Council Chambers Get an Upgrade

Written by Thursday, September 11, 2014
City Council Chambers welcomed the public back after a 2-week recess, with 3 new video screens and district maps adorning the wood grain walls. The monitors will enhance the viewing of televised council meetings and make it easier for the public to see live presentations. “I like the new system here,” said City Treasurer Wanda Brown. “This is fantastic.” “When they (public) watch the meetings at home, they will see an amplified view,” Councilman Eloy…
In a press release issued today, City of Inglewood Mayor James Butts will hold a Town Hall meeting on September 13th to discuss the possibility of the NFL coming to Inglewood, public safety and the budget. The meeting will be held from 11 – 1PM on Saturday, September 13th at 400 West Florence Ave at the intersection of Inglewood Blvd. In his semiannual address to the public, Mayor Butts will review this year’s accomplishments and…

Inglewood Celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month

Written by Thursday, September 11, 2014
On Saturday, September 20, 2014, the City of Inglewood will host a Hispanic Heritage Festival from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at Crozier Middle School, located at120 West Regent Street. The event recognizes and celebrates Hispanic and Latino Americanheritage, culture and contributions. The festival will include performances by Grupo Folklorico Macias, Sonsoles and The Reel Band.HOT 92.3 radio personality Josefa Salinas will serve as the mistress of ceremonies for the event. “Inglewood is proud to…

History of Hispanic Heritage Is Everywhere

Written by Thursday, September 11, 2014
National Hispanic Heritage Month is the period from September 15 to October 15 in the United States, when people recognize the contributions of Hispanic and Latino Americans to the United States and celebrate the group's heritage and culture. National Hispanic Heritage Month had its origins in 1968 when Congress authorized and requested President Lyndon Johnson to issue an annual proclamation designating the week including September 15 and 16 as National Hispanic Heritage Week. By directing…

FIESTA! At the Adobe

Written by Thursday, September 11, 2014
For the 15th year, the Historical Society of the Centinela Valley invites you to attend their Fiesta! on the grounds of the Centinela Adobe, the birthplace of Inglewood. The free event is Sunday, September 14, Noon-4PM at 7634 Midfield Avenue, Los Angeles 90045. Step back in time as you stroll the grounds and listen to Mariachis, watch Folklorico dancers, and enjoy the Piñata Party. You will also see a bit of Rancho life in the…

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