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What Can Inglewood Learn From Apple?

Written by Thursday, September 11, 2014
Apple has announced in traditional Apple fashion, what new gizmos and gadgets will be on the market in the future. The world responded Tuesday as a new raft of products, including a mobile wallet, were unveiled. Apple will team up with retailers like target and restaurants like McDonald’s, as well as the three major credit card companies. That means that consumers will soon be able to buy a Big Mac or laundry detergent with the…
Will Islamic militants commemorate September 11th with a re-enactment of the U.S. terrorist attacks? Reports have surfaced that at least 11 commercial jetliners are missing from the main airport in Libya's capital of Tripoli. There are fears that militants will mark the 13th anniversary of 9/11 by using the jets in attacks in Europe, North Africa and elsewhere. The U.S. is not expected to be a target. The date also marks the second anniversary of…

NFL Response Questionable

Written by Thursday, September 11, 2014
Did the NFL try to downplay Ray Rice’s violent attack against wife Janay to justify its wrist-slap penalty? When did executives see the newly-released elevator footage which slows the football player knocking Janay out with a punch to the face? Conflicting reports about the attack, which cost Rice his job with the Baltimore Ravens and suspension from the NFL on Monday, has the NFL playing defense. How much was known by the NFL about the…

Council Chambers Get an Upgrade

Written by Thursday, September 11, 2014
City Council Chambers welcomed the public back after a 2-week recess, with 3 new video screens and district maps adorning the wood grain walls. The monitors will enhance the viewing of televised council meetings and make it easier for the public to see live presentations. “I like the new system here,” said City Treasurer Wanda Brown. “This is fantastic.” “When they (public) watch the meetings at home, they will see an amplified view,” Councilman Eloy…

Joan’s Star-Studded Send-Off!

Written by Thursday, September 11, 2014
Star-studded and all the paparazzi a girl could want. That’s what Joan Rivers got for her Sept. 7 funeral at the Temple Emanu-El in New York. The beloved comedian and host of E’s “Fashion Police,” who died Sept. 4 after complications developed from throat surgery, often joked about her death and planned her own funeral in great detail: "When I die, I want my funeral to be a huge showbiz affair with lights, cameras, action...I…
In a press release issued today, City of Inglewood Mayor James Butts will hold a Town Hall meeting on September 13th to discuss the possibility of the NFL coming to Inglewood, public safety and the budget. The meeting will be held from 11 – 1PM on Saturday, September 13th at 400 West Florence Ave at the intersection of Inglewood Blvd. In his semiannual address to the public, Mayor Butts will review this year’s accomplishments and…

Inglewood Celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month

Written by Thursday, September 11, 2014
On Saturday, September 20, 2014, the City of Inglewood will host a Hispanic Heritage Festival from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at Crozier Middle School, located at120 West Regent Street. The event recognizes and celebrates Hispanic and Latino Americanheritage, culture and contributions. The festival will include performances by Grupo Folklorico Macias, Sonsoles and The Reel Band.HOT 92.3 radio personality Josefa Salinas will serve as the mistress of ceremonies for the event. “Inglewood is proud to…

History of Hispanic Heritage Is Everywhere

Written by Thursday, September 11, 2014
National Hispanic Heritage Month is the period from September 15 to October 15 in the United States, when people recognize the contributions of Hispanic and Latino Americans to the United States and celebrate the group's heritage and culture. National Hispanic Heritage Month had its origins in 1968 when Congress authorized and requested President Lyndon Johnson to issue an annual proclamation designating the week including September 15 and 16 as National Hispanic Heritage Week. By directing…

FIESTA! At the Adobe

Written by Thursday, September 11, 2014
For the 15th year, the Historical Society of the Centinela Valley invites you to attend their Fiesta! on the grounds of the Centinela Adobe, the birthplace of Inglewood. The free event is Sunday, September 14, Noon-4PM at 7634 Midfield Avenue, Los Angeles 90045. Step back in time as you stroll the grounds and listen to Mariachis, watch Folklorico dancers, and enjoy the Piñata Party. You will also see a bit of Rancho life in the…

Inglewood Fosters Success for Hispanics

Written by Thursday, September 04, 2014
National Hispanic Heritage Month is celebrated from September 15 to October 15 to recognize the contributions of Hispanic and Latino Americans to the United States and honor their heritage and culture. Nowhere does the light of Hispanic pride shine brighter than in Inglewood. Unlike many other cities, the observation in Inglewood is more than symbolic. It is deeply meaningful and personal. With a population that represents nearly 50% of the city, Inglewood’s Hispanic population reaches into every sector of our community, including schools, businesses, churches, and government. Last year, history was made when Alex Padilla was elected to the city…

New Network Creates New Opportunities

Written by Thursday, September 04, 2014
Last October Sean “Diddy” Combs launched his independent music television network REVOLT TV, and it’s been nothing shy of a smash hit—something the mogul has made a career out of. To commemorate the successful completion of REVOLT’s first year in operation, the CEO and Brand Chairman has created the REVOLT Music Conference and will be touring the conference around the country for young artists, entrepreneurs, writers, musicians, and individuals looking to learn how to break…

Freed Journalist’s Homecoming is Bittersweet

Written by Thursday, September 04, 2014
Prayers are going out to two American journalists killed in the past two weeks by masked executioners in Syria. Journalist Peter Theo Curtis, 45, however, escaped death. He was freed last week by Islamic terrorists in Syria, after nearly 2 years in captivity. He was reunited with his mother, Nancy, at Boston’s Logan Airport on August 26. Speaking to reporters outside his home in Cambridge, MA, Curtis said: “I suddenly remember how good the American…

Hispanic Heritage Worth Knowing

Written by Thursday, September 04, 2014
Hispanic Heritage Month, whose roots go back to 1968, begins each year on September 15, the anniversary of independence of five Latin American countries: Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras and Nicaragua. Mexico, Chile and Belize also celebrate their independence days during this period and Columbus Day (Día de la Raza) is October 12. The term Hispanic or Latino, refers to Puerto Rican, South or Central American, or other Spanish culture or origin regardless of…
The Inglewood School District is now accepting applications to serve on the Inglewood five-member Advisory Board of Education. Residents in Inglewood and Ladera Heights are welcome to apply. There are two open slots, which became available in the spring. Appointees will serve through the next regularly scheduled election in April 2015. Eligible candidates must be at least 18 years of age, citizens of the United States, residents of the district, registered to vote and qualified…
A new bill authored by Assemblyman Steven Bradford (D-Inglewood), and signed into law by Gov. Jerry Brown, will give citizens new authority against police who abuse their power. According to reports, Assembly Bill 2634 allows a victim whose civil rights have been violated by police to seek injunctive relief. The bill gives courts greater authority to issue injunctions against police departments that have a history of civil rights violations. Bradford said his bill provides an…

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