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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…

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 hollywoodparklife.com.

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…

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