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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,…

Inglewood Good for Working Women, Study Says

Written by Thursday, July 17, 2014
By Veronica Mackey Still riding high as last week’s feature and commentary subject in the Los Angeles Business Journal (July 7, 2014), Inglewood got another shot in the arm from NerdWallet. The financial literacy website named Inglewood as among the “Best Medium-Sized Cities for Women in the Workforce.” Ranking 8th out of 20, in its category among U.S. cities, Inglewood was rated on: Women’s earnings, the median salary for full-time, year-round female workers in each…

Authorities Crack Down on Illegal Fireworks

Written by Wednesday, July 02, 2014
Nothing can put a damper on holiday spirit worse than ending up in jail. City officials in South Bay cities and in the City of Los Angeles are hoping the public will adhere to the rules of firework safety, obey the laws, and avoid spending July 4th behind bars. This year, law enforcement agencies will be out in full force, cracking down on illegal fireworks activities. Residents say it’s about time. Detectives, working in conjunction…

Border Crisis in Murietta

Written by Wednesday, July 02, 2014
The slow moving road to immigration reform picked up momentum in the wrong direction this week as a potential showdown between California and Texas erupted. Texas lawmakers, faced with a barrage of illegal immigrants crossing the Mexican-U.S. border, and not a clue about what to do with them; Latinos who support them; and Californians who oppose them, has turned into one big, ugly mess. "I’m getting hundreds of phone calls," said Rep. Ken Calvert (R-Corona).…

50th Anniversary of Civil Rights Act

Written by Wednesday, July 02, 2014
Fifty years ago, on July 2, President Lyndon Johnson signed the historic Civil Rights Act of 1964 into law. Our government has been enforcing the law ever since. It contains sweeping legislation that demands compliance from every sector of American life—from schools, to housing, employment, transportation and public facilities. But we all know that one stroke of a pen from a president is just the beginning. The Civil Rights Act of 1964 was framed primarily…
The Los Angeles Board of Airport Commissioners authorized a $10-million grant last week to the Lennox School District for construction of sound-mitigation elements in its Classroom Sound Insulation Program. This is the second installment for the district’s $35.3-million overall program. In this second work program, the Board authorized immediate payment of $4,079,000 to reimburse for expenses already accrued. The remaining $5,921,000 will be released to the district once additional reports are submitted showing need for…

MPC: Fundraiser Or Fraud?

Written by Wednesday, June 11, 2014
In what appears to be another attempt to lie and deceive the community, owners of the Morningside Park Chronicle, a so-called newspaper were caught, once again, lying to the public. A recording revealed Teka lying to residents of Inglewood, in an effort to raise money. In her own words, the Morningside Park Chronicle publisher said she and her husband Randall have been publishing their newspaper for 3 years. Don't believe it. She is lying to…

Parks and Public Safety Top Council Discussion

Written by Wednesday, June 04, 2014
By Veronica Mackey A public hearing to consider an appeal of the Planning Commission's denial of a special use permit for Family Dollar Store, 1000 S. La Brea Ave., to sell liquor, will continue on June 10, 2014 at 7pm. The council voted to deny claims by Myisha Gatewood for property damage; by Etta Lee for personal injury and Jonathan Samayoa for personal injury and property damage. Long awaited improvements to Inglewood parks are coming…

Inglewood Police Honored for Bravery

Written by Wednesday, May 28, 2014
Inglewood police officers are being honored for their bravery and exceptional work on May 28 at a luncheon at the Torrance Marriott. The annual event recognizes officers who go beyond the call of duty to risk their lives protecting South Bay residents. Hundreds of police officers, family members and community members are expected to attend the luncheon sponsored annually for 40 years by the South Bay Chambers of Commerce. Among the five officers awarded the…

Home Town Paper Makes For a Better Home Town

Written by Wednesday, May 28, 2014
By Mark F. Weinberg To be forthright, I am a newspaper junkie. At the age of nine, I began delivering them. By the time I was eleven I was hooked on reading them. At sixteen I wallpapered my entire bedroom with months of Los Angeles Herald Examiner headlines and had my first brush with neighborhood celebrity when the paper published a photo of it. One of my parting regrets from this news-filled planet will surely…

Join our Relay for Life Team or Become a Sponsor

Written by Wednesday, May 28, 2014
This year, the City of Inglewood will again join in the fight against cancer by participating in the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life event. The event will take place June 7th-8th at Crozier Middle School. , 120 W. Regent Street. Teams are forming according to council districts. During the Relay for Life Event team members take turns walking around the track, and are sponsored to raise money for each lap. Relay for life is…

7 Ways To Self-Invest In Your 20’s

Written by Thursday, April 24, 2014
By Thomas Bunn For 20-somethings, self-indulgence is synonymous with life up to this point. We party hard, do what makes us happy right now, study hard to get the job, to get the money, to pay for more partying later. We’re utterly self-absorbed and naïve to what truly lies ahead. As more and more blacks and Latinos enter 4-year universities and colleges, without proper guidance on investment, we could be setting ourselves up for tremendous…
Sheila Timberlake, an 11-year resident of Inglewood, will be among the many participants in the fight against breast cancer on Saturday, May 10. The 21st annual EIF Revlon Run/Walk for Women will be held at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum at Exposition Park. The New York race will start in Times Square and finish in Central Park, where there will be a health expo as well as a survivor ceremony. Revlon Global Brand Ambassadors Halle…
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