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Road To The Future

Written by Friday, October 23, 2015
In 1989, Marty McFly and his mad scientist companion Doc Brown travelled into the future to what has recently become the past, October 21st, 2015 in their DeLorean Motor Company time machine. Just thinking of those matte grey DeLoreans takes me back to living in West Los Angeles and always wanting to sit inside my neighbor’s DeLorean thinking that there would be a clock on the dash that would project me from the present into…

Inglewood Welcomes New Trustee

Written by Thursday, October 22, 2015
Mayor James Butts, Inglewood Council members and residents rolled out the red carpet for incoming school administrator Dr. Vincent Matthews on Tuesday. The welcome reception was held at La Tijera School, 1415 N. La Tijera. Matthews will replace Dr. Don Brann, who held the position from July 2013 until recently. Calling Matthews “the greatest addition to our Inglewood Unified School District,” Mayor Butts pledged his confidence in the new trustee. Matthews will have his hands…

Speaking of Finances. . .

Written by Thursday, October 22, 2015
Tuesday’s council meeting began with Mayor James Butts re-enforcing the rules of public comments. Anyone who speaks during the “Public Comments Regarding Agenda Items” portion of the meeting must limit discussion to the warrant registry, which has to do with bills and payments from the City of Inglewood. General financial matters can be discussed at the end of the meeting during the “Public Comments Regarding Other Matters” portion. “The subject of ‘finances’ has morphed into…

What is Oxygen Hydration?

Written by Thursday, October 22, 2015
By: Thomas Bunn If you’re like me, then you’re probably wondering the same thing I was wondering when I first asked the question myself that question. And according to salon professional and healthy experts Courtney Roberts over at JCOE, oxygen hydration is a pressurized oxygen based facial treatment that delivers nutrients directly to the skin, literally rejuvenating the skin, without the need for knives and Novocain. Speaking of JCOE. I’ve come to the conclusion long…
The Inglewood Teen Center 2nd Anniversary celebration, held at the Center, was recently hosted by the South Bay Workforce Investment Board (SBWIB) and drew more than 100 people, including students, community civic leaders and staff. City of Inglewood Mayor James T. Butts Jr.; Inglewood Council members George Dotson and Ralph Franklin; representatives from the Inglewood Police Department; and SBWIB CEO Jan Vogel, were all on hand to celebrate the Inglewood Teen Center’s second successful year…

More Done in Less Time

Written by Friday, October 16, 2015
Tuesday’s council meeting began with two proclamations—one for “Red Ribbon Week” and one for the Hispanic Heritage Planning Committee. The City of Inglewood proclaimed the week of October 23 to October 31, 2015 as “Red Ribbon Week,” a national initiative to reduce the use of alcohol and drug use among teens. A representative came with youth advocates from Inglewood High School to accept the commendation. “We help prevent underage drinking and drug abuse,” said a…

Getting Things Done

Written by Thursday, October 08, 2015
With a light agenda and noticeable absence of critics, Tuesday’s council meeting was fast-paced. Mayor James Butts and council members were able to move quickly, and stick to scheduled items. The council approved a contract to replace and integrate the entire audio visual (A/V) and recording system within Council Chambers. An agreement with Law Enforcement Services, LLC was approved to provide delinquent parking citation collection services. A contract was awarded for the Dominguez Channel Catch…

Inglewood Declutters

Written by Thursday, October 08, 2015
Clear skies, music, and the former Wal-Mart parking lot created the perfect ambiance to house an array of local vendors for the City’s annual yard sale event this past Saturday. There was literally something for everybody, TV’s, computers, tiny motorcycles, tons of clothes, art, antiques, and collectibles. You name it, somebody had it, and at a good price as well. I drifted through the different vendor spaces occupied by family and friends, all of whom…
Inglewood is recognized as a diverse community, comprised mainly of Latinos and African Americans. It has been that way for quite some time. Hispanics make up the largest ethnic group in Inglewood, and one of the largest population shifts occurred between 1980 and 1990. The 1990 census showed that Hispanics in Inglewood had increased by 134 percent since 1980, the largest jump in the South Bay. Economic factors apparently played a role in where new…

The Hidden Gem That Is North Park

Written by Thursday, October 01, 2015
I was recently at the home of one of my professors from college on the west side of LA and we were learning how to use steady-cams. For those unfamiliar with motion picture equipment, it’s the device that allows the camera to track actors as they walk down the street, throughout rooms, and run from bloodthirsty zombies. So, we’re at Mattheus’ house and he’s telling us how, as he gets older, it’s become more difficult…

Tuesday's Council Meeting

Written by Thursday, October 01, 2015
Tuesday night’s agenda was light and discussions were innocuous. It began with a public hearing to consider an ordinance to expedite permits for small residential rooftop solar systems. Stuart Bailey wanted to know if consumers must pay taxes for solar energy. “I’ve heard the federal government will (impose taxes) to put roofs in. If you are going to tax people, what is the point of installing roofing, if you’re not going to save money?” “I…

Inglewood Celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month

Written by Thursday, September 24, 2015
September 15th is National Hispanic Heritage Month, and is an opportunity for the nation to recognize and celebrate historical contributions of Americans whose ancestors come from Spain, Mexico, Central and South America. The City of Inglewood kicked off its Hispanic Heritage Month celebration with a booming festival and day of fun in the sun for families, residents, and guests at the 2015 Hispanic Heritage Festival. After being on hiatus for a number of years, the…

Council Meeting

Written by Thursday, September 24, 2015
Tuesday’s council meeting agenda was light. Except for comments about the City’s engagement in a copyright lawsuit, matters remained largely on track. The council approved: · Denial of a claim for property damage on May 27, 2015; · A one-year agreement with Ellison Wilson Advocacy, LLC to provide legislative advocacy services for the City in the amount of $27,200; · An amendment to an agreement with Atkins Global North America, Inc., to provide on-call consultant…

Recognition that is Due

Written by Thursday, September 17, 2015
The theme of Tuesday night’s meeting was recognizing the effort of those working to make Inglewood better. Mayor James Butts and the Inglewood Council recognized KJLH Radio (102.3 FM) for its long standing and positive influence in the community. The station, which is owned by Stevie Wonder, and located down the street from City Hall, is celebrating its 50th anniversary, and brought a huge cake to share with the public. Over the years, the station…

Funeral Service for Cynthia Manker

Written by Thursday, September 17, 2015
Funeral services for Cynthia Manker, former Associate Editor of Inglewood Today, will be held on Saturday, September 19, 10am at CORE Church LA, 2037 La Cienega Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90034. The funeral will be followed by a reception at 1pm, Hawthorne Memorial Center, 3901 W El Segundo Blvd., Hawthorne, CA 90250. For additional details, to donate money for expenses or bring a dish to the reception, visit www.cynthiamanker.com. Cynthia was much loved, and a…
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