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By Veronica Mackey Taunya Taylor ain’t no joke. The 5’7”, 150 lb. Inglewood bodybuilder and skydiver “threw down” recently as a contestant on the competitive series, “Steve Austin’s Broken Skull Challenge,” literally dragging her opponent through the mud. “I love to get my butt kicked,” she laughed. The show, which continues with an all-new episode on Sunday, August 24th at 8:00-9:00 p.m. ET/PT, is the brain-child of wrestling icon Steve Austin. The 10-episode series pits…

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…

Historic Study Being Conducted In Inglewood

Written by Thursday, August 21, 2014
By Thomas Bunn The USC Eye Institute has been able to offer over 1900 free eye exams to adults in Los Angeles County. Over the next 3 years, the institute will be extending those free medical exam services to residents 40 and older in the City of Inglewood. The University of Southern California (USC) has started a new population-based eye study call the African American Eye Disease Study (AFEDS). By providing eye examinations to residents…

We've Seen Ferguson Too Many Times Before

Written by Thursday, August 21, 2014
By now, the brutal acts by police in Ferguson, Missouri in response to protests over an unarmed black teen being shot 6 times by a white officer are well known. The city has turned into a police state, with many citizens forced off the streets and threatened with arrests if they try and record what is occurring. Civil rights are being violated left and right, while Michael Brown’s family seeks justice. It was reported that a video was released of a young man (alleged to be Michael) robbing a store. The family wasn’t even given the chance to see the…

WPA & Inglewood

Written by Thursday, August 14, 2014
By Anne Cheek La Rose The Works Progress Administration (WPA) was a New Deal federal program that kept mostly unskilled workers employed during the Great Depression. The program was in effect from April 1935 to June 1943, and overall employed almost 8 million men, women, and children. At its peak in 1938, 3.3 million were employed. All across America, public works projects such as the construction of bridges, roads, and structures were carried out. In…
By Brooke Stanley Little is known about the background and work experience of Randall Fleming, the Inglewood newcomer and outsider who claims he is the editor of the infrequently printed Morningside Park Chronicle. What is known is that his frequent lies, accusations and innuendos, directed against James Butts, the Mayor of the City of Inglewood, and Willie Brown, Publisher of Inglewood Today (who has been reporting the news in the city for over 20 years),…

Discover District 2

Written by Thursday, August 14, 2014
By Thomas Bunn On the grounds of True Vine Baptist Church in the revitalized District 2, the sparkle of the afternoon sun reflected off the painted bodies of some of Southern California’s most beautiful classic automobiles and low-riders, as Councilman Alex Padilla invited residents to Discover District 2. The ceremony opened with the presenting of colors from the Inglewood High School JROTC and an opening prayer from True Vine’s pastor Rev. Austin Williams. Councilman Padilla…

Billionaire Family Feud

Written by Thursday, August 14, 2014
By Veronica Mackey A top news story in Massachusetts, has all the elements of a political drama. It’s messy, full of twists and turns, with two sides of a multibillion dollar family empire pulling in opposite directions. There are casualties and strange bedfellows. No one knows how it will end, but everyone has an opinion. It’s about greed, power, loyalty, division and solidarity. It is set in the backdrop of a family feud that has…

Make the Most of Inglewood Summer

Written by Thursday, August 14, 2014
Back by popular demand, the City of Inglewood, in conjunction with KJLH is sponsoring 4th Friday Food Trucks. On the fourth Friday of every month, from 4-9pm, through October, Market Street (between Manchester and Florence) will be transformed into a food court. You won’t want to miss these dates: August 22, September 26 and October 24. There’ll be plenty of good food to choose from curbside restauranteurs –from fresh fish, Mexican food, healthy salads, sandwiches, soul food and a whole lot more. I’m getting hungry just thinking about it. Folks can also enjoy live music from local talent, patronize stores…

Williams Death Shocks Fans

Written by Thursday, August 14, 2014
Fans in Hollywood and everywhere are experiencing shock over the sudden death of beloved Oscar winning actor and comedian Robin Williams. Considered a comedic genius, Williams is known for his wild antics, dozens of impersonations and spontaneous physical comedy as well as critically acclaimed dramatic roles. But as funny as he was, he could not make himself happy. The actor took his own life Monday morning, by hanging himself in his Bay Area home near…

We Must Protect Our Voting Rights

Written by Thursday, August 07, 2014
Voting rights has gone through a series of twists and turns—from no rights to conditional rights to full rights and now restricted rights. Last year, Voting Rights took a severe step backward when the Supreme Court ruled 5-4 that certain states prone to discriminate no longer needed federal clearance before changing voting laws. States have been slowly working to erode the law, introducing new Voter ID laws that make it hard for minorities, women, young and old voters. Some of the new policies require a person to pay for a birth certificate. Depending on the county, this requirement can be…

I Am My Brother’s Keeper

Written by Thursday, August 07, 2014
By Thomas Bunn For the last 5 weeks at our beloved Roger’s Park, a powerful amalgamation of bright, effervescent youth, from at-risk communities throughout Los Angeles, received the chance of a lifetime. After demonstrating leadership qualities, and an interest in both health awareness, 15 young men were hand selected and provided an opportunity to become advocates of health in their communities. They were given the opportunity to be part of the 2014 SJLI Urban Health…

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 hollywoodparklife.com.

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