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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…
Last week’s big announcement that the Los Angeles Clippers are considering a move to Inglewood created a firestorm of media attention. If successful, the Clippers would be the third professional sports franchise to call Inglewood home within 10 years. Speculation is spreading like wild fire, and already has residents and business owners thinking how the move would impact their future. What exactly will a move by the Clippers mean for those who live and work…

Freedom of Speech

Written by Thursday, June 01, 2017
By Veronica Mackey Congresswoman Maxine Waters and Black Lives Matter were subjects of criticism by a few residents at Tuesday’s council meeting. Long time resident Ray Davis who attended the City’s Memorial Day ceremony honoring veterans, said Waters “desecrated” the memory of his father, a military man. When pressed for details, Davis said Black Lives Matter members disrupted the ceremony, and Waters invited one of the leaders to sit up front with her. “They (Black…
A recent study reported in the May issue of JAMA Internal Medicine offered proof that segregated neighborhoods can affect health. The study focused on blood pressure among African-Americans, who suffer the highest rates of hypertension of any group in the United States. The results explained that living in a racially segregated neighborhood can actually increase blood pressure. How it can happen One reason is given by David Goff, M.D., director of the Division of Cardiovascular…

A Friend, A Home, A Mortgage

Written by Thursday, May 25, 2017
By Glenda Brass, MBA There comes a time over the course of any renter's time in a particular piece of real estate where it seems that the payments are providing a great stream of income for a landlord but little for you. Indeed, as incomes begin to creep up and the ability to handle at least a portion of a mortgage becomes a possibility, more and more renters are beginning to feel that way and…

NFL Good with Stadium Delay

Written by Thursday, May 25, 2017
NFL team owners and officials, and developers of the NFL stadium in Inglewood are looking up, despite an announcement last week that the planned $2.6 billion stadium would be delayed by one year. In a statement, the Rams said, “This new target gives us flexibility to accommodate any additional delays that may arise while still delivering an unparalleled experience upon opening.” According to the developer, LA Stadium and Entertainment District at Hollywood Park, “Southern California…
Harridge Development Group intends to build 228 townhomes on an 18-acre site a mile from the Los Angeles Rams’ planned stadium. Harridge Development Group plans to build 228 townhomes on the 18-acre site which formerly housed Daniel Freeman Hospital, at 333 S. Prairie Ave. The Miracle Mile-based company purchased the property for $38 million from Shopoff Realty Investments of Irvine, which bought the site in 2013. Shopoff originally entitled the property for 310 units. Harridge…

Council Meeting Cut Short on Tuesday

Written by Thursday, May 11, 2017
By Veronica Mackey The Inglewood council meeting on Tuesday was adjourned early after a young man at the podium refused to leave when his time was up. The man was one of several activists who have been showing up regularly since the one year anniversary of the shooting deaths of Kisha Michael and Marquintan Sandlin by Inglewood police. The group is demanding answers that Mayor James Butts said he cannot give, as his office has…
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