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New Network Creates New Opportunities

Written by Thursday, September 04, 2014
Last October Sean “Diddy” Combs launched his independent music television network REVOLT TV, and it’s been nothing shy of a smash hit—something the mogul has made a career out of. To commemorate the successful completion of REVOLT’s first year in operation, the CEO and Brand Chairman has created the REVOLT Music Conference and will be touring the conference around the country for young artists, entrepreneurs, writers, musicians, and individuals looking to learn how to break…
The Inglewood School District is now accepting applications to serve on the Inglewood five-member Advisory Board of Education. Residents in Inglewood and Ladera Heights are welcome to apply. There are two open slots, which became available in the spring. Appointees will serve through the next regularly scheduled election in April 2015. Eligible candidates must be at least 18 years of age, citizens of the United States, residents of the district, registered to vote and qualified…
A new bill authored by Assemblyman Steven Bradford (D-Inglewood), and signed into law by Gov. Jerry Brown, will give citizens new authority against police who abuse their power. According to reports, Assembly Bill 2634 allows a victim whose civil rights have been violated by police to seek injunctive relief. The bill gives courts greater authority to issue injunctions against police departments that have a history of civil rights violations. Bradford said his bill provides an…
INGLEWOOD – Inglewood’s Mayor James Butts, members of the City Council, and business leaders celebrated the grand reopening of the Inglewood/Airport Area Chamber of Commerce Wednesday, August 27. With over 12,450 businesses in Inglewood, including the recently opened Forum that hosted the 2014 MTV Video Music Awards, the Chamber represents the interests of business in and around the City of Inglewood while promoting a flourishing economy and quality of life in the region. Pictured above…

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Written by Friday, August 29, 2014
September 26, 2014 Food Truck Friday The food trucks are back! Once again, Market St will be filled with a variety of food trucks serving the tastiest food around. Live entertainment, kid activities and music will also make this an event you won't want to miss. Be sure to join us for this family fun-filled event. Located on Market at Regent. September 28, 2014 District 2 Annual Picnic Join Councilman Alex Padilla at North Park,…
A local Inglewood veteran’s group won a “David vs. Goliath” victory last month. The battle resulted in the nonprofit Veterans of Foreign Wars winning a $3,357,323 million lawsuit against Metro for compensation to relocate. The old VFW Post 2122 building, located at 335 E. Florence Avenue, was in the way of the proposed 8.5 mile Crenshaw/LAX light rail line which will run through Inglewood between Crenshaw/Leimert Park and LAX. The group knew it had to…

Food Truck Friday Fills Community

Written by Friday, August 29, 2014
By Thomas Bunn This past Friday, the City of Inglewood, in collaboration with KJLH Radio, launched its annual 4th Friday Food Truck Festival on Market Street. To call it a hit, is an understatement. Some of the best tasting mobile cuisine in Southern California came to Inglewood, as did residents and guests, to sample the great variety of dishes, and socialize with friends and loved ones. Music blared and the streets buzzed in laughter and…

Hollywood Park Focus of Council Meeting

Written by Friday, August 22, 2014
By Veronica Mackey Public hearings were held to introduce an ordinance that would approve zone changes to facilitate construction on the Hollywood Park Tomorrow Project. One major change would be the relocation of Hollywood Park Casino. The card club, which is the only remaining attraction on the 238-acre property will get an upgrade and relocate on the site. Councilman Ralph Franklin explained that—in addition to needing upgrades--retail stores are planned for the corner of Century…

Albertsons Part of Card Data Breach

Written by Friday, August 22, 2014
The parent company of Albertson’s said Friday that the chain recently discovered hackers tried to breach some of their stores to steal credit and debit card information. AB Acquisition LLC says the attempted data breach is believed to have started on June 22 and ended on July 17. Given the continuing nature of the investigation, it is possible that additional time frames, locations and/or at-risk data may be identified in the future. The Idaho-based company…

Historic Study Being Conducted In Inglewood

Written by Thursday, August 21, 2014
By Thomas Bunn The USC Eye Institute has been able to offer over 1900 free eye exams to adults in Los Angeles County. Over the next 3 years, the institute will be extending those free medical exam services to residents 40 and older in the City of Inglewood. The University of Southern California (USC) has started a new population-based eye study call the African American Eye Disease Study (AFEDS). By providing eye examinations to residents…

WPA & Inglewood

Written by Thursday, August 14, 2014
By Anne Cheek La Rose The Works Progress Administration (WPA) was a New Deal federal program that kept mostly unskilled workers employed during the Great Depression. The program was in effect from April 1935 to June 1943, and overall employed almost 8 million men, women, and children. At its peak in 1938, 3.3 million were employed. All across America, public works projects such as the construction of bridges, roads, and structures were carried out. In…
By Brooke Stanley Little is known about the background and work experience of Randall Fleming, the Inglewood newcomer and outsider who claims he is the editor of the infrequently printed Morningside Park Chronicle. What is known is that his frequent lies, accusations and innuendos, directed against James Butts, the Mayor of the City of Inglewood, and Willie Brown, Publisher of Inglewood Today (who has been reporting the news in the city for over 20 years),…

Discover District 2

Written by Thursday, August 14, 2014
By Thomas Bunn On the grounds of True Vine Baptist Church in the revitalized District 2, the sparkle of the afternoon sun reflected off the painted bodies of some of Southern California’s most beautiful classic automobiles and low-riders, as Councilman Alex Padilla invited residents to Discover District 2. The ceremony opened with the presenting of colors from the Inglewood High School JROTC and an opening prayer from True Vine’s pastor Rev. Austin Williams. Councilman Padilla…

I Am My Brother’s Keeper

Written by Thursday, August 07, 2014
By Thomas Bunn For the last 5 weeks at our beloved Roger’s Park, a powerful amalgamation of bright, effervescent youth, from at-risk communities throughout Los Angeles, received the chance of a lifetime. After demonstrating leadership qualities, and an interest in both health awareness, 15 young men were hand selected and provided an opportunity to become advocates of health in their communities. They were given the opportunity to be part of the 2014 SJLI Urban Health…

The Value of Security

Written by Thursday, August 07, 2014
By Veronica Mackey The City of Inglewood is getting ready for MTVs “Video Music Award” Show, at the Forum on August 24. But everyone is not on board about hiring additional police. A request was made by Inglewood Police for an additional $25,000 to supplement law enforcement officers with members of the Los Angeles County Sheriffs Dept., which led to some discussion. Inglewood Police Chief Mark Fronterotta explained: “This proposal is to augment assets we…

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