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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…

Hollywood Park Update

Written by Thursday, August 07, 2014
Hollywood Park hosted its monthly meeting on July 31st to brief the community on the latest developments on the project. Representatives from Hollywood Park, Turner Construction and the City provided a presentation that outlined the current schedule, upcoming activities which include required environmental remediation, grading and other steps needed before the installation of infrastructure such as streets, utilities, landscaping and parks. If you would like to sign-up for updates, please visit

Crenshaw/Lax Aviation Station Update

Written by Thursday, August 07, 2014
The Metro Board of Directors recently approved a new light rail station at Aviation Boulevard and 96th Street along the Crenshaw/LAX Line. Metro must environmentally clear the station first, design it and identify the funding before anything gets built. Acceleration of current funding is currently undergoing evaluation. The new station, however, is slated to be an iconic gateway to the airport. A motion from Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti and several other board members calls…

Inglewood Chamber Golf Tournament Recap

Written by Tuesday, August 12, 2014
The Inglewood Area-Airport Chamber of Commerce hosted its 20th Annual Golf Tournament on Friday, July 18, 2014 at the California Country Club in the City of Industry. The golf tournament is one of the larger fundraising efforts by the chamber; all proceeds go toward the Inglewood Chamber Scholarship Fund for college-bound high school students from Inglewood. “One of the goals of the Chamber is to build the scholarship program to be able to give more…

Remembering Brenda Marsh-Mitchell

Written by Thursday, August 07, 2014
A community advocate and icon has passed away, leaving behind a legacy of justice and unity. Brenda Marsh-Mitchell succumbed to cardiac failure after being rushed to emergency surgery on August 2. Marsh-Mitchell was the Special Assistant to Danny Bakewell, Sr., publisher of the Los Angeles Sentinel. She is credited with heading the organization of the annual “Taste of Soul Street Festival,” which has grown in popularity and been successfully held since 2008. She was also…

Water Conservation: Doing Our Part

Written by Thursday, August 07, 2014
By Anne Cheek LaRose All of California is experiencing the worst drought in 40 years and we are currently in the third consecutive drought year. Add in the heat waves we’ve experienced recently, and we could be in for big problems if we don’t begin to conserve water. In fact, Governor Brown has declared a statewide drought emergency. The City of Los Angeles has stringent watering rules and stiff fines for non-compliance. The County has…

Seeking Comfort in City Hall

Written by Thursday, July 31, 2014
By Veronica Mackey A tearful father whose son was murdered in Inglewood drew support from the city council and residents at Tuesday’s meeting. It also inspired a conversation about gun violence. Mr. Rivera, a 22-year resident who is legally blind, read a letter to Mayor James Butts and council members about his heartbreak and frustration in trying to bring the elusive killer to justice. “My son was killed on La Brea and Hyde Park. They…

Bring on the Culture

Written by Thursday, July 31, 2014
By Thomas Bunn Over the weekend, the City of Inglewood offered the community a rare treat that had residents and guests moving and shaking all Saturday afternoon well into the evening. The City of Inglewood and the good people of the Inglewood Cultural Arts Organization co-sponsored the inaugural Afro Latin Festival of Music and Dance. As the sun reached its highest point in the sky, groups of families and friends made their way to the…
By Veronica Mackey Article in Los Angeles Business Journal Highlights Inglewood’s Smart Business Moves The City of Inglewood made the cover of the Los Angeles Business Journal this week (July 7, 2014)—a pivotal moment that further cements the growing consensus that the “City of Champions” is back. David Nusbaum’s full page-plus article titled, “Inglewood Gets Down to Business,” and separate commentary by editor Charles Crumpley on a possible NFL stadium, chronicle the city’s inevitable comeback.…
Last time 2UrbanGirls spoke with Gerald “Slink” Johnson, we discussed his role in Grand Theft Auto 5, which set 6 world records, including grossing over $1 billion dollars in less than a week. He is now playing the starring role of “Black Jesus” created by Aaron McGruder, most recognizable for his cartoon strip turned TV show, The Boondocks. Back in the days when you attended Inglewood High School, could you imagine all of the success…

Angry Dad’s ‘Hot Car’ Video Goes Viral

Written by Thursday, July 17, 2014
A North Carolina father of three has brought the tragedy of leaving small children unattended inside hot cars to headline news in a big way. Terry Bartley uploaded a video on June 20 which has gone viral and is raising awareness across the world. Bartley produced his “Hot Car Challenge” to warn parents to stop leaving their kids alone inside their cars. He was outraged after the death of 22-month-old Cooper Harris, left alone in…

Go Team Dream!

Written by Thursday, July 17, 2014
By Veronica Mackey Congratulations are in order for the Inglewood-based Team Dream Basketball Academy, gold medal winners in the California Games. The City of Inglewood honored the young champions July 16 at Rogers Park. They presented Mayor James Butts with a medal. “We have a team of kids who never give up. They play their hardest when it’s necessary,” said Assistant Coach Barry Hargress. The team, which practices at Rogers Park, and has been around…

Saving the Babies

Written by Thursday, July 17, 2014
By Veronica Mackey A team of young Inglewood residents and workers at Chuco’s Justice Center educated the public about the issues affecting youth at Tuesday’s meeting. There were kudos all around for the center, which is changing lives. Chuco’s has a continuation high school and a host of programs and services, including a free legal clinic, transportation assistance, counseling and assistance for ex-felons. Kids come to the center with addictions, problems with the law, school,…

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