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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…

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…
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…

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…
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…
INGLEWOOD – Inglewood’s Mayor James Butts, members of the City Council, and business leaders celebrated the grand reopening of the Inglewood/Airport Area Chamber of Commerce Wednesday, August 27. With over 12,450 businesses in Inglewood, including the recently opened Forum that hosted the 2014 MTV Video Music Awards, the Chamber represents the interests of business in and around the City of Inglewood while promoting a flourishing economy and quality of life in the region. Pictured above…

Dates

Written by Friday, August 29, 2014
September 26, 2014 Food Truck Friday The food trucks are back! Once again, Market St will be filled with a variety of food trucks serving the tastiest food around. Live entertainment, kid activities and music will also make this an event you won't want to miss. Be sure to join us for this family fun-filled event. Located on Market at Regent. September 28, 2014 District 2 Annual Picnic Join Councilman Alex Padilla at North Park,…
A local Inglewood veteran’s group won a “David vs. Goliath” victory last month. The battle resulted in the nonprofit Veterans of Foreign Wars winning a $3,357,323 million lawsuit against Metro for compensation to relocate. The old VFW Post 2122 building, located at 335 E. Florence Avenue, was in the way of the proposed 8.5 mile Crenshaw/LAX light rail line which will run through Inglewood between Crenshaw/Leimert Park and LAX. The group knew it had to…

Food Truck Friday Fills Community

Written by Friday, August 29, 2014
By Thomas Bunn This past Friday, the City of Inglewood, in collaboration with KJLH Radio, launched its annual 4th Friday Food Truck Festival on Market Street. To call it a hit, is an understatement. Some of the best tasting mobile cuisine in Southern California came to Inglewood, as did residents and guests, to sample the great variety of dishes, and socialize with friends and loved ones. Music blared and the streets buzzed in laughter and…

Hollywood Park Focus of Council Meeting

Written by Friday, August 22, 2014
By Veronica Mackey Public hearings were held to introduce an ordinance that would approve zone changes to facilitate construction on the Hollywood Park Tomorrow Project. One major change would be the relocation of Hollywood Park Casino. The card club, which is the only remaining attraction on the 238-acre property will get an upgrade and relocate on the site. Councilman Ralph Franklin explained that—in addition to needing upgrades--retail stores are planned for the corner of Century…

Albertsons Part of Card Data Breach

Written by Friday, August 22, 2014
The parent company of Albertson’s said Friday that the chain recently discovered hackers tried to breach some of their stores to steal credit and debit card information. AB Acquisition LLC says the attempted data breach is believed to have started on June 22 and ended on July 17. Given the continuing nature of the investigation, it is possible that additional time frames, locations and/or at-risk data may be identified in the future. The Idaho-based company…

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