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Inglewood 4th Best City to Buy A Car

Thursday, September 21, 2017

In the market for a new car?  If you’re in Inglewood, you’ll find the best deals right where you work or live.  According to a new study released by, Inglewood ranks 4th among the best cities to purchase a car in California.


California is ranked #23 out of 50 states according to the data.


The study analyzed hundreds of thousands of California vehicles within the Autolist database that showed Inglewood consumers will save an average of $875 on a comparable vehicle elsewhere in California. 


Here are the top 5 most affordable cities in California for comparison:

1.Aliso Viejo -- $1,160 below than the California average

2.Lake Forest -- $892 below than the California average

3.Redondo Beach -- $877 below than the California average

4.Inglewood -- $875 below than the California average

5.Mission Viejo -- $848 below than the California average

The study analyzed over 81 million vehicles and 4.6 billion unique data points across vehicles nationwide. Specific to Inglewood, it shows that the BMW 2 Series is the most affordable model with prices $1,997 below California's average. The top five most affordable cars to purchase in Inglewood are as follows: 


Vehicles with the Biggest Savings in Inglewood


        1. BMW 2 Series

        2. Lexus GS 350

        3. BMW M5

        4. GMC Acadia

        5. Lexus RX 350


These vehicles exhibit average savings between $1,991 and $1,819 off average prices in California. In addition, the study also found the most affordable vehicles state-wide averaged $1,659 to $1,157 savings compared to the national average.


Vehicles with the Biggest Savings in California


        1. Infiniti QX80

        2. Ford Expedition EL

        3. Jaguar XJ

        4. Cadillac XT5

        5. Ford Expedition


Given these findings, there appears to be an opportunity for people to save hundreds on their next vehicle by purchasing in Inglewood. 


About Autolist ( is an automotive buyer intelligence firm and car shopping site based in San Francisco. Autolist is different in that it aggregates millions of listings from 100s of different sites and apps.  As a result, Autolist has amassed the largest inventory of any car shopping site. With the top rated automotive apps in the Google Play and iOS App Stores, the company is becoming the number #1 place for consumers looking to research, find, and buy their next vehicle.

For more information on California’s affordability rankings, visit:







By Steve Finley 


Two of the most storied professional football programs who have struggled the past decade will get together tonight (Thursday) in Santa Clara for a very important NFC Western Division game when the 1-1 Los Angeles Rams battle the 0-2 San Francisco 49ers.  Kickoff is set for 5:25 p.m.


Both teams will feature young rookie coaches hired to turn their franchises around. Sean McVay of the Rams and Kyle Shanahan of the 49ers come from football families and both coaches have excellent offensive minds.  


Last Sunday at the Los Angeles Coliseum the Rams continued to look like an improved team from last year, but they still lost against the Washington Redskins 27-20.  


The good news is the Rams have scored 66 points in their first two game of the season. The bad news is they gave up 229 yards on the ground. The Rams gained 92 yards on the ground with Todd Gurley leading the way with 88 yards on 16 carries.


“Give credit to Washington,” said Rams head coach McVay. “They made the plays they had to make to win the game. It starts with me but I give credit to our team because we fell behind early but we continued to fight back.”


The Rams scored 20 points in the last three quarters of the game to tie the score at 20. but it was Jared Goff’s untimely interception in the last few minutes of the fourth quarter that proved to be the difference in the tight game. 


“It was a good play by their defense,” said Goff. “It was a tough way to end the game but we saw that we can fight back and we know we have enough weapons to fight back as long as we execute. We need to fight through adversity and play well against San Francisco.”


After the 49ers game the Rams go back on the road when they face the Dallas Cowboys on Sunday, October 1, at 10 a.m. on FOX (Channel 11). Their next home game is Sunday October 8 against the Seattle Seahawks at 1 p.m.  That game will be televised by CBS (Channel 2).    




PATH Villas Eucalyptus is an affordable housing community in Inglewood


On Wednesday morning, PATH Ventures celebrated the groundbreaking of PATH Villas Eucalyptus, an affordable housing community in Inglewood. The development of PATH Villas Eucalyptus directly addresses Los Angeles’ countywide shortage in affordable housing. James T. Butts, Mayor of Inglewood, was on site to celebrate the groundbreaking. 


“Seniors are our most vulnerable residents and I am proud that the City of Inglewood is doing its part to provide safe and quality housing to those who are often displaced in their later years,” said Mayor Butts. 


PATH Villas Eucalyptus will provide seniors 62 years and older with access to affordable homes. Construction is expected to be completed in September 2018 and will be comprised of 40 one- and two-bedroom apartments.


“PATH Villas Eucalyptus brings affordable housing to residents across Los Angeles County, creating stable homes for the community’s elderly residents,” said Amy Anderson, Executive Director at PATH Ventures. “The partnership between PATH Ventures and the City of Inglewood is an important step in our effort to bring affordable housing to residents across Los Angeles County.”


 On hand at the groundbreaking were James T. Butts, Mayor of Inglewood; George Dotson, Councilmember District 1; Alex Padilla, Councilmember District 2; Eloy Morales Jr., Councilmember District 3; Ralph Franklin, Councilmember District 4; Artie Fields, City Manager, Inglewood; and Amy Anderson, Executive Director, PATH Ventures.


About PATH Ventures

PATH Ventures is a leader in creating high-quality, affordable and stable homes for people struggling with the high-cost of housing, especially families and individuals experiencing homelessness. We advance our mission of ending homelessness for individuals, families and communities by building and operating affordable rental homes paired with on-site services that support residents in achieving long-term stability, independence, and health. Founded by PATH in 2007, PATH Ventures’ presence is now statewide, with over 1,100 affordable homes constructed or in the pipeline.  For more information, visit  



An Earthquake Here, A Hurricane There

Thursday, September 21, 2017

With the occurrence of 4 hurricanes and 2 earthquakes within just 3 weeks, it appears that “Hell hath no fury like September!”


Weather experts and disaster recovery teams have been working around the clock since Harvey touched down in Texas and Louisiana on August 25. Harvey let out its full fury for 4 days.  The Category 5 hurricane claimed $160B in damages.  


Those affected in the region were still recovering from the massive damage when Irma tore through South Florida, making landfall on Sept. 10.  The Category 4 hurricane left a deadly path of destruction in the Caribbean Islands, the National Hurricane Center said.


Weather experts took notice of another hurricane, Jose, which grew in intensity on Sept. 6.  However, it remains offshore and was downgraded to a tropical storm on Sept. 14 as it headed toward New England.


Hurricane Maria made landfall in Puerto Rico around 6:15 a.m. Wednesday as a powerful Category 4 storm. It is projected to swing just north of the Dominican Republic, and could be headed for the Eastern United States.  


Meanwhile, Mexico is dealing with the aftermath of a devastating magnitude-7.1 earthquake which struck 100 miles south of Mexico City around 1pm local time on Tuesday.  It is the second major quake to rock the area in as many weeks. 


Two weeks ago, a more powerful earthquake destroyed parts of Mexico’s Pacific Coast and led to the deaths of more than 90 people. At least 30 children are still being reported as missing after a school in Southern Mexico collapsed.


Shelters are packed, as are makeshift hospitals, and schools are closed indefinitely. Residents are being told to stay inside and away from windows.  But thousands have not heeded the order, rushing to the destruction, hoping to find missing loved ones among the rubble. 


More than 225 were dead as of 2pm Pacific time, CNN reported.  That figure has risen by at least 25 since Tuesday. 




By Veronica Mackey


On Tuesday, councilmen from all 4 Inglewood districts approved a number of items on the agenda.  Mayor James Butts was away in Sacramento, and Councilman Eloy Morales served as Mayor Pro Tem.


The meeting began with a public hearing to consider an ordinance that would amend the  Inglewood Municipal Code, and establish permit parking.  The council heard public comments in favor and against permit parking on 97th-99th streets, between La Brea Avenue and Myrtle Avenue.


A woman who lives on 98th Street wants permits because workers at the auto shop on La Brea and 98th have taken up spaces needed by residents for years.  She said they don’t honor the posted parking restriction signs.   


Another woman on 97th Street is against the permits.  “I don\t see the purpose of this permit,” she said.  “It’s not going to change anything.  All it’s going to do is—we’ll be paying out of our pockets.”


Morales addressed a question by a man who wanted to know how the 4-person-per-household limit will apply if a separate unit exists in the back of a house. The municipal code doesn’t specify whether 4 additional permits will be given if there is a front and rear house on the same property, he said.  The council will put this issue on the agenda and decide on the best course of action at a later date.  


Council members approved:


•Payment of invoices for environmental testing and related services at 101-105 S. La Brea Avenue (submitted by ECO & Associates) and general automotive repairs (submitted by The Bus Service Center)


•A purchase agreement for a Ford Passenger Wagon XLT; and cooperative purchase agreement (piggyback) to purchase a Toro Goundsmaster-4000-D Lawnmower


A resolution to establish an Inglewood Housing Trust Fund to receive and disburse donations to assist with affordable housing needs was also approved.  This item was a follow up from a previous meeting when Mayor Butts announced the fund.   


Long time resident Ray Davis commented that the fund should involve a citizen’s committee, and said Councilman Alex Padilla should oversee it.  Davis also said, “We don’t live in a Socialist state.  We have folks on fixed incomes, who are healthy as horses, who are gaming the system.  There should be a 5-year limit (for assistance).”


During closing comments council members thanked the public for supporting various community events.  George Dotson commented on his District 1 document shredding event;  Padilla mentioned his District 2 Picnic and Chili Cook Off, and Ralph Franklin acknowledged City officials who participated at his District 4 town hall meeting.


A special hearing was set for September 26 at 2pm to consider amending a zoning code to modify marijuana/cannabis regulations.






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