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The Fabulous Forum has hosted some of the most exciting concerts and awards ceremonies in the country over the last 2 years since its re-opening. This past Saturday night, it hosted one of the slimiest awards shows of all time, the 2016 Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards. From the first orange blimp awarded to the final sliming, the fun didn't stop! Some of the highlights from the show included the host of the evening, Blake Shelton's…

Progress Springs Up in Inglewood

Written by Thursday, March 10, 2016
Tuesday’s meeting covered all aspects of a city in the midst of various stages of development: construction projects, grand openings, rising rents and home values. An agreement was amended and another one was newly approved between the City and Pinner Construction Co. The first will amend a prior agreement to allow additional early work construction services in conjunction with the new senior center, to be located at 111 North Locust Street. The second agreement will…
Newly appointed state administrator, Dr. Vincent Matthews, received an overwhelming show of approval at a recent public oversight hearing amid complaints over state control. Matthews is considered highly qualified because he is one of only a few administrators whose work has resulted in a district successfully regaining control after state receivership has taken place. “For local control to happen, we have to have great academics inside of the classrooms, (there) has to be rigorous instruction…

Oh Happy Day!

Written by Thursday, March 03, 2016
Shovels held by members of City staff, developers and advisors of the soon to be state-of- the-art Inglewood Senior Center, broke the ground to commence construction on an empty lot that has laid dormant for far too long. “I’m going to say early, welcome home, because you’re standing on the ground of what will be your new home in a couple of years!” Inglewood Director of Parks, Recreation and Library Services, Sabrina Barnes said.. She…
Tuesday’s council meeting began with a public hearing on the vacation of a portion of Grosvenor Street. There are four properties fronting Grosvenor Street between La Brea Avenue and Beach Avenue. Properties include the California National Guard Armory, Dept. of Motor Vehicles, Undercar Plus (automobile repair shop), and Marvin Engineering. Marvin applied for vacation of public right-of-way because it wants to lease approximately 23,512 square feet to facilitate construction of security enhancements near its industrial…
With the values of homes climbing in the City of Inglewood, many people are excited about having access to equity that we never imagined possible. This new found access to equity is great for residents, especially those who hung in there through the tough times and now get to benefit from the good times ahead. So now that we have this new found wealth, we need to make sure we are protecting it. Many people…

20 Years Of Bright Smiles

Written by Thursday, March 03, 2016
More than half of small businesses, according to the Small Business Administration, survive for five or more years, and about a third of them survive for more than 10 years. As you climb higher and higher, the data showcases that fewer and fewer businesses survive past a decade. However, here in our own backyard, off the corner of Regent and Prairie Avenue, Doris A. Guevara D.D.S Inc. known by patients as "Guevara Family Dentistry," has…

Generosity Rewarded

Written by Thursday, February 25, 2016
Inglewood business owner Arash Danialifar received a special commendation from the Inglewood City Council on Tuesday. The owner of General Discount Store in Inglewood since 2010, Danialifar recently donated $10,000 worth of retail goods to 148 families, including toys, outdoor gear, automotive supplies and more. Danialifar is a sponsor of the Annual District 4 Christmas Toy & Food Drive and also contributes to the Inglewood Community Services Corporation, the City’s nonprofit. “It’s wonderful to have…
Are you going to be one of the many people who look back on their lives and tell their children and grandchildren that they used to live in Inglewood in the bad ol’ days? Or are you going to be one of the few remaining residents who have stayed, grown and flourished in the community? These two options are available right now with the leadership of Mayor James Butts and the city council. Together, they…
Over the weekend, Councilman George Dotson hosted a packed auditorium of residents and stakeholders for his District 1 Town Hall meeting held at Center of Hope Church. Eager to discover the latest developments happening throughout the community and surrounding areas, residents were briefed on developments happening on Century Blvd., the new LAX, rising home values, and how Inglewood has seen its 5th consecutive year of record-low crime. “One of the reasons why I hold my…

Keeping It REAL Estate Who’s selling your home?

Written by Thursday, February 18, 2016
It’s a sellers’ market and everyone is trying to make as much money as possible off the sale of their home. Now you have to figure out who is going to sell it for you. Many people think you just say, “Hey, my house is for sale,” and magically someone cuts you a big fat check. But unless you have a house in a really hot market this usually isn’t the case. There are many…

Inglewood Honors Black History Month

Written by Thursday, February 18, 2016
In 1926, Academic and Professor Carter G. Woodson and the Association for the Study of Negro Life and History created Negro History Week, in efforts to teach students about contributions made by African Americans. Forty-four years later, 4 students from Kent State University proposed to extend their Negro History Week celebration from one week to a month, and in 1976 as part of the United States Bicentennial, President Gerald Ford and the US government formally…

Inglewood’s New Senior Center Almost Underway

Written by Thursday, February 18, 2016
The ground breaking ceremony for the new Inglewood Senior Center will take place on Monday, February 29, 2016, 10:00 a.m., at the future site—111 N. Locust Street, north of Manchester Ave. Free parking will be available in the Locust Street Parking structure located at 115 S. Locust St. The ceremony will include remarks from City and project officials as well as refreshments. Soon after the ground breaking (once the predicted El Nino rains let up),…
Did you know that a $7000 tax return could be turned into a $200,000 home? A lot of people come into my office and tell me that they will never be able to come up with $5-$10,000.00 dollars, of down payment money needed to become a home owner. So before you start planning your next trip or sizing up that big screen TV you want to buy with your refund, think about the long term…

Young Black and Gifted

Written by Friday, February 12, 2016
As we move closer to the end of the shortened month of February concluding Black History Month, I’d like to take a look at individuals who we may not have heard of, but are pushing our culture and communities forward. They are driven, passionate, and fearless in their ventures to become the best they can become. This week’s Positive Side feature is Brittney Exline of Colorado Springs, Colorado. (Excerpt from The Root) Brittney likes to…
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