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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…

Maze, Patti Labelle at the Forum

Written by Thursday, August 07, 2014
The Forum would like to offer all Inglewood residents a special opportunity to buy tickets before the general public for the following exciting show: “Bounce TV Summer Music Festival 2014” starring Maze featuring Frankie Beverly, Patti LaBelle and special guest Ruben Studdard on Sunday, September 21. For a limited time on Thursday, August 7, from 10am to 10pm, Inglewood residents may take advantage of a 12-hour exclusive Inglewood-residents-only presale by purchasing tickets at, using…

All About the VMAs!

Written by Thursday, August 07, 2014
Special VMA Ticket Offer for Inglewood Residents For the first time in history the MTV Video Music Awards will be hosted at The Forum in Inglewood on Sunday, August 24, 2014. Inglewood residents, don’t miss out! There are still discounted tickets available. Tickets are $80 (plus fees) and available online at Make sure you use promo code CH90301 to get your discount. If you are purchasing tickets at the Forum Box Office, please bring…

Smith Arrested on Corruption Charges

Written by Thursday, August 07, 2014
West Basin Municipal Water District Board Member Ronald Smith pleaded not guilty Tuesday in Torrance Superior Court to charges of misusing public funds. His bail has been set to $125,000 and he was ordered to return Aug. 12 for a preliminary hearing. He was arrested on Saturday by Long Beach police. Elected to the West Basin Board of Directors eight years ago, Smith represents Carson, the Palos Verdes Peninsula and parts of San Pedro. Smith…

Do Nothing’ Congress Takes A Recess

Written by Thursday, August 07, 2014
By Veronica Mackey Members of Congress have called it quits for the next 5 weeks, taking their annual summer vacation. Meanwhile pressing issues like immigration reform, unemployment extension, and the minimum wage go unresolved. The mad dash out of Washington in the midst of pressing unfinished business only adds to the growing dysfunction in Congress. The picture of a divided House and Senate, failing to do their jobs was evidenced recently on “Meet the Press.…

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…
Members of the Inglewood High School Girls Basketball Team were honored Wednesday with a banquet to celebrate their winning season. The Sentinels clinched a spot in the CIF-SS 3A final against Santa Margarita. It was the team's first championship game since 2010. The banquet took place at the new Dave and Buster’s in Westchester. The winning team was both a source of community pride and the unfortunate subject of fiscal mismanagement. Earlier this month the…

City Honors to Open School Year in New Location

Written by Thursday, July 31, 2014
Inglewood Unified’s City Honors College Preparatory Academy will open this fall on the nearby campus of Crozier Middle, providing students in 9th through 12th grades with a new one-of-a-kind learning complex. Parent-Student Orientation events are planned at 9 a.m. Aug. 12 and 13 at the newly named Crozier/City Honors Preparatory Complex at 120 W. Regent St., just a short walk from City Honors’ former Kelso Street campus. The orientation events are open to current and…

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…

Byron Scott Comes Home

Written by Thursday, July 31, 2014
By Veronica Mackey Tuesday’s press conference naming Byron Scott as the Lakers’ head coach was an emotional homecoming. The announcement came at the team’spractice facility in El Segundo. “This has been a dream of mine for so long. This is a dream come true to be sitting here talking to you guys today and to be introduced as the head coach of the Los Angeles Lakers,” Scott said. “The passion and the love I have…

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