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The ‘Best’ Promotion in Inglewood is Here

Written by Thursday, August 03, 2017
Thank you Inglewood! When Inglewood Today launched its “Best of Inglewood” contest last week, I felt we had a winner. But the results have already exceeded my expectations. I am more excited now about this promotion than ever before. The many emails and phone calls received by enthusiastic readers and businesses, wanting to participate in the prize giving, has been more than great. I can truly say the “Best of Inglewood” is one of the best promotions to help small Inglewood businesses in years. As I stated in my message last week, we are running a month-long contest, which gives…

LAX Job Fair Set for August 1

Written by Thursday, July 27, 2017
LAX Job Fair Set for August 1 LAX is embarking on an ambitious program in support of our $14 billion capital improvement program. Our mission requires a skilled workforce that maximizes the employment of qualified local persons residing within the LAX area. HireLAX is the pathway to cultivating that skilled labor force to meeting our construction program’s labor demand Union Construction Apprenticeship & Job Fair Thursday, August 1 2:30pm at LAX must be at least…
By Veronica Mackey Tuesday’s meeting began with 3 public hearings. The first was held to consider an ordinance amending the Inglewood Municipal Code to establish Permit Parking District No. 15, adding to the District: Ivy Avenue (between Beach Avenue and La Brea Avenue); Market Street (between Hazel Street and Beach Avenue); and Edgewood Street (between Beach Avenue and Warren Lane). There are currently 14 parking districts—13 residential and 1 commercial. A woman who lives on…

IUSD Has A New Trustee

Written by Thursday, July 27, 2017
State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson has announced the appointment of a new trustee for the Inglewood Unified School District—Thelma Melendez de Santa Ana, current head of the Los Angeles Unified School District's Office of Educational Services. Melendez de Santa Ana replaces former trustee Dr. Vincent Matthews, who left Inglewood for a school superintendent position in San Francisco. She will become IUSDs fifth trustee in 5 years. In addition to her experience with LAUSD,…

Understanding Trump’s Obama Obsession

Written by Thursday, July 27, 2017
By Veronica Mackey As the presidency of Donald Trump plays out daily, it’s evident that he’s on a mission to destroy and dismantle everything President Barack Obama has done. The latest efforts to repeal and replace Obamacare is just one of many attempts to erase Obama’s legacy. It has gotten to the point that it doesn’t even matter if Trump’s efforts hurt him or his party. If Obama is for it, then he must be…

Time to Show Why Inglewood is the Best

Written by Thursday, July 27, 2017
Since the Fabulous Forum was reopened more than 3 years ago, Inglewood has been reinventing itself at a rapid pace. Looking back, it’s amazing how far the city has come in such a short amount of time. And when we look ahead, signs of success are all that can be seen. The sleepy community that folks drove through to get to the airport is fast becoming the destination city where people will want to come and shop, be entertained and just hang out. When I thought about other places where I’ve lived, I could think of no other city in…
By Veronica Mackey A three-year exclusive negotiations deal between the City of Inglewood and the Los Angeles Clippers to eventually build a new basketball arena has been met by the Forum with a claim for damages. The claim, for an unspecified amount, was filed July 21. Marvin Putnam, a partner with the law firm Latham & Watkins, and attorney for Madison Square Garden (MSG), which owns the Forum, said his client was tricked into giving…
By Veronica Mackey Local businessman Frank Denkins has been in the office furniture business for more than 2 decades, supplying much needed furniture as well as jobs within L.A.’s black community. I worked for him in 1994, when I was pregnant with my second child, now 22. He was around 60 then, and one of the hardest working men I’ve ever met. He was proud of his business and the people he was blessed to…

ObamaCare Lives to Fight Another Day

Written by Friday, July 21, 2017
GOP Fails to Vote on Repeal Measure. 872 Efforts by Republican Senate leaders to repeal ObamaCare was met with strong opposition on Tuesday by members of their own party. There seems no clear path forward now. President Donald Trump said perhaps the best thing do to is to let ObamaCare “fail” and start over again. The plan would essentially repeal ObamaCare and replace it later—possibly leaving 23 million people without coverage. The Senate is short…
On July 20, ex-football star, actor and inmate at Lovelock Correctional Center, OJ Simpson will make a long awaited appearance in front of a Nevada parole board. Simpson, now 70, was convicted in a botched robbery in Las Vegas to steal sports memorabilia that he says belonged to him. He was charged with armed robbery and kidnapping, and has been behind bars since 2007. But now Bruce Fromong, the only surviving victim in the robbery…
By Veronica Mackey The July 17 birthday of Kisha Michael, a woman shot and killed by Inglewood police, brought new fervor among her supporters at Tuesday’s council meeting. They held up photos of Kisha and her friend Marquintan Sandlin, also killed, during the meeting. On July 17, supporters say they attended a birthday party in honor of Kisha and her twin sister Patricia, who is still alive. The group, who have been attending council meetings…
Donald Trump seems intent on undoing every piece of legislation put in place by former President Barack Obama—and because he’s president, the spotlight usually shines on him. But all along, his cohort, Jeff Sessions, has been flying under the radar, doing some critical dismantling on his own. Sessions is also on a mission to destroy the work of his black predecessor, former Attorney General Eric Holder. On Wednesday, Sessions announced he’s rolling back policies Holder and Obama established to insure equality under the law. Basically, Sessions wants to increase racial profiling by bringing back harsher penalties for low level drug…

L.A. to Host Olympics in 2024 or 2028

Written by Friday, July 14, 2017
A Los Angeles Olympics bid is pretty much guaranteed. It’s now just a matter of when. With only two countries still in the running to host the 2024 and 2028 Olympic Games, it was not surprising—though unusual—for the International Olympics Committed to announce a dual award on Tuesday. Former bidders, Boston, Budapest, Hamburg and Rome all dropped out. It will be up to the cities to work out an agreement on which one should host…
He’s been in office less than 6 months, but already steps are being taken to remove the 45th president from office. The Los Angeles Times reported on Wednesday that “Los Angeles-area Rep. Brad Sherman has introduced articles of impeachment against President Trump, making good on a promise to move the process forward.” House Democratic leaders say Sherman's move will interfere with their ability to stay focused on the economy, healthcare and the investigation into Russia's…
Tennis star Venus Williams has been vindicated in a case where she was initially thought to be at fault in a car accident on June 9 that ended in one death. At a recent press conference two days before the Wimbleton opener, she broke down when asked about the incident and left the room. According to USA Today, police said new video footage showed Williams entered the intersection legally before the collision with a car…
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