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Tuesday’s council meeting began with a public hearing on the vacation of a portion of Grosvenor Street. There are four properties fronting Grosvenor Street between La Brea Avenue and Beach Avenue. Properties include the California National Guard Armory, Dept. of Motor Vehicles, Undercar Plus (automobile repair shop), and Marvin Engineering. Marvin applied for vacation of public right-of-way because it wants to lease approximately 23,512 square feet to facilitate construction of security enhancements near its industrial…
With the values of homes climbing in the City of Inglewood, many people are excited about having access to equity that we never imagined possible. This new found access to equity is great for residents, especially those who hung in there through the tough times and now get to benefit from the good times ahead. So now that we have this new found wealth, we need to make sure we are protecting it. Many people…

20 Years Of Bright Smiles

Written by Thursday, March 03, 2016
More than half of small businesses, according to the Small Business Administration, survive for five or more years, and about a third of them survive for more than 10 years. As you climb higher and higher, the data showcases that fewer and fewer businesses survive past a decade. However, here in our own backyard, off the corner of Regent and Prairie Avenue, Doris A. Guevara D.D.S Inc. known by patients as "Guevara Family Dentistry," has…

Generosity Rewarded

Written by Thursday, February 25, 2016
Inglewood business owner Arash Danialifar received a special commendation from the Inglewood City Council on Tuesday. The owner of General Discount Store in Inglewood since 2010, Danialifar recently donated $10,000 worth of retail goods to 148 families, including toys, outdoor gear, automotive supplies and more. Danialifar is a sponsor of the Annual District 4 Christmas Toy & Food Drive and also contributes to the Inglewood Community Services Corporation, the City’s nonprofit. “It’s wonderful to have…
Are you going to be one of the many people who look back on their lives and tell their children and grandchildren that they used to live in Inglewood in the bad ol’ days? Or are you going to be one of the few remaining residents who have stayed, grown and flourished in the community? These two options are available right now with the leadership of Mayor James Butts and the city council. Together, they…
Over the weekend, Councilman George Dotson hosted a packed auditorium of residents and stakeholders for his District 1 Town Hall meeting held at Center of Hope Church. Eager to discover the latest developments happening throughout the community and surrounding areas, residents were briefed on developments happening on Century Blvd., the new LAX, rising home values, and how Inglewood has seen its 5th consecutive year of record-low crime. “One of the reasons why I hold my…

Keeping It REAL Estate Who’s selling your home?

Written by Thursday, February 18, 2016
It’s a sellers’ market and everyone is trying to make as much money as possible off the sale of their home. Now you have to figure out who is going to sell it for you. Many people think you just say, “Hey, my house is for sale,” and magically someone cuts you a big fat check. But unless you have a house in a really hot market this usually isn’t the case. There are many…

Inglewood Honors Black History Month

Written by Thursday, February 18, 2016
In 1926, Academic and Professor Carter G. Woodson and the Association for the Study of Negro Life and History created Negro History Week, in efforts to teach students about contributions made by African Americans. Forty-four years later, 4 students from Kent State University proposed to extend their Negro History Week celebration from one week to a month, and in 1976 as part of the United States Bicentennial, President Gerald Ford and the US government formally…

Inglewood’s New Senior Center Almost Underway

Written by Thursday, February 18, 2016
The ground breaking ceremony for the new Inglewood Senior Center will take place on Monday, February 29, 2016, 10:00 a.m., at the future site—111 N. Locust Street, north of Manchester Ave. Free parking will be available in the Locust Street Parking structure located at 115 S. Locust St. The ceremony will include remarks from City and project officials as well as refreshments. Soon after the ground breaking (once the predicted El Nino rains let up),…
Did you know that a $7000 tax return could be turned into a $200,000 home? A lot of people come into my office and tell me that they will never be able to come up with $5-$10,000.00 dollars, of down payment money needed to become a home owner. So before you start planning your next trip or sizing up that big screen TV you want to buy with your refund, think about the long term…

Young Black and Gifted

Written by Friday, February 12, 2016
As we move closer to the end of the shortened month of February concluding Black History Month, I’d like to take a look at individuals who we may not have heard of, but are pushing our culture and communities forward. They are driven, passionate, and fearless in their ventures to become the best they can become. This week’s Positive Side feature is Brittney Exline of Colorado Springs, Colorado. (Excerpt from The Root) Brittney likes to…
On Feb. 5, Southern California Edison celebrated its 14th annual Black History Month observance and honored three African-American businesses and company partners for their achievements and contributions to economic growth, service to the community and participation in energy-efficiency programs. Marcellus A. McRae, partner, Los Angeles office of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher, served as keynote speaker at the event, held at SCE’s Energy Education Center in Irwindale. The event recognizes the important contributions African-Americans continue to…
The historic business district in Tulsa, Oklahoma, known as ‘Black Wall Street’ came about as a result of the oil boom of the 1910s. The area of northeast Oklahoma flourished, including the Greenwood neighborhood, and was a testament to the robust African-American economy during the early Twentieth Century. Called Black Wall Street because of its prominence within the community, the neighborhood was comprised of black-owned businesses, schools, churches and community organizations that promoted pride and…

L.A. Council Members Honor Inglewood Council

Written by Tuesday, February 09, 2016
On Tuesday, Inglewood Council members voted to ratify the appointment of Anthony Taranto and Marc T. Little to the South Bay Workforce Investment Board; and to approve a subcontractor for prevention and aftercare program activities with the South Bay Center for Counseling. Claims for property damages and a billing dispute, filed between June 14, 2015 and October 15, 2015, were denied. Diane Sombrano slammed the city for spending $400,000 to add 4 new positions to…

To Be A Young Black Entrepreneur

Written by Tuesday, February 09, 2016
In traditional Black History fashion, we often regurgitate the popular rhetoric and praise the familiar faces. In loving contrast to tradition, I want to salute a couple of individuals who in their late teens have already created their own careers and careers for over 200 others. These are my top young entrepreneurs under 21. Excerpt From BMWK: First up, is Jaylen Bledsoe, CEO of Bledose Technologies, a tech company that specializes in Web Design and…
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