Tortured 5-Year-Old Remains Hospitalized
Written by Jennifer Bihm (Contributing Writer) 19 June 2008
Boy’s mother and live-in girlfriend charged with abuse, bail set for $1 million As of Tuesday, questions were still surrounding the details of the case of a 5-year-old who was found to have suffered ... read more >>
Calif. Gay Marriage
Written by Jasmyne A. Cannick (Columnist) 19 June 2008
African-American Lesbian and Gay Couples Speak Out on the Issue of Marriage On Monday at 5:01 p.m., California became only the second state to issue same-sex marriage licenses to lesbian and gay couples. ... read more >>
Community Mourns Tobin
Written by Kenneth Miller ASSISTANT MANAGING EDITOR 12 June 2008
Publicity Icon Pat Tobin Loses Bout With Cancer The legacy of public relations icon Patricia L. Tobin will be her unforgettable warm smile, her unyielding passion for minorities, women and children ... read more >>
Cell Phone Laws get Tougher by July
Written by City News Service 12 June 2008
CNS - Holding cell phones while driving will be severely restricted in California beginning July 1, the California Highway Patrol reminded motorists. “The goal is, by July 1, everyone will have ... read more >>
Police Union Angered Over New Finance Policy
Written by Alice Walton, City News Service 12 June 2008
The union that represents the rank-and-file members of the Los Angeles Police Department filed court papers Tuesday in a bid to halt the implementation of a policy that would require anti-gang and narcotics ... read more >>
Woman in Men’s Clothing Protests Ejection from Hotel Restroom
Written by City News Service 12 June 2008
CNS - A female songwriter who often wears men’s clothing demanded an apology from the general manager of the Beverly Hills Hotel, saying she was ejected from a women’s restroom and verbally ... read more >>
Compton Lawyer Jailed
Written by City News Service 12 June 2008
CNS - A lawyer spent two days behind bars last week after being ordered jailed by a Compton judge angry over his chronic tardiness, it was reported. Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge John J. Cheroske ... read more >>
Inglewood Louisiana Fried Chicken Introduces Chef Marilyn’s
Written by Kenneth Miller ASSISTANT MANAGING EDITOR 12 June 2008
Franchise owner Gilbert Cox partners with Soul Food queen She is tastefully known throughout Southern California as Chef Marilyn, but she is actually a Louisiana native who has brought her flavor to ... read more >>
Gas Prices Continue to Rise at the Pump
Written by Jason Lewis (Sports Editor) 12 June 2008
The next time you’re pumping gas you may want to look away from the meter. Especially the price slot. Filling up a 20 gallon tank on a SUV would cost over $85 with the prices this past week. If ... read more >>
Laine Lee Sr. Living the Golden Life at 107 Years Old
Written by Myra Blackburn, Sentinel Intern 12 June 2008
Although Laine Lee Sr., 107-years-old, has resided in the city of Los Angeles for over 50 years and is reported to be the oldest African American male to reach beyond 100 years old, he’s still ... read more >>
Community Calls For Prayer for Public Relations Icon Pat Tobin
Written by Sentinel Staff Writer 08 June 2008
SCLC President Eric Lee, Brotherhood Crusade President Charisse Bremond and NAACP Board Member Willis Edwards have put a call out to the entire community asking for everyone to lift Business Leader, ... read more >>
Los Angeles Gangs Face Tougher Laws
Written by By Alice Walton, City News Service 05 June 2008
Gang members who use guns to commit violent crimes could be evicted from apartments and have their vehicles seized under a series of motions introduced on Friday, May 30 in the Los Angeles City Council. ... read more >>
The College Graduate
Written by Myra Blackburn, Sentinel Intern 05 June 2008
After two long years of writing research papers and studying for exams, 1,153 students at East Los Angeles College celebrated their Commencement Ceremony on Friday, May 30 at the football Stadium ... read more >>
Helicopter Forced to Land after Shooting
Written by City News Service 29 May 2008
CNS - Several people were arrested by a sheriff’s SWAT team in Carson, last Thursday in connection with an incident in which shots were fired at a sheriff’s helicopter with two bullets striking ... read more >>
Five Die in Explosive Crenshaw Blvd. Accident
Written by Francis Taylor (Contributing Writer) 29 May 2008
AFTERMATH: Firefighters and police officers investigate the van that exploded on Monday at the intersection of Crenshaw Blvd. and Florence Ave., killing five and injuring several more.Memorial Day 2008 ... read more >>
Parks Gets One More Magical Push
Written by Kenneth Miller ASSISTANT MANAGING EDITOR 29 May 2008
With less than a week before election day. Councilmember Bernard Parks gets the endorsement of business leader and sports legend Earvin “Magic” Johnson in his bid for County Supervisor ... read more >>
Inglewood Shooting
Written by Jason Lewis (Sports Editor) 22 May 2008
Questions still linger in Inglewood from the Mother’s Day shooting where police officers fatally shot 19-year-old Michael Byoune, and injured Larry White and Christopher Larkins, both 19. At 1:40 ... read more >>
‘Popular’ Thirteen-Year-Old Murdered
Written by City News Service 22 May 2008
CNS - As an investigation continued into the death of a middle school girl whose body was wrapped in a rug and dumped in a ditch east of Palmdale, the victim’s family tearfully pleaded today for ... read more >>
Parks, Cardenas Oppose Youth Tried as Adults
Written by City News Service 22 May 2008
CNS - A statewide initiative expected to be on the November ballot that would require youths as young as 14 to be tried as adults if charged with gang-related crimes was opposed by two Los Angeles City ... read more >>
Budget Cuts Worse than Anticipated
Written by City News Service 22 May 2008
CNS - State budget cuts could hurt Los Angeles County even more than previously anticipated, with home healthcare workers and immigrants taking hits, according to a report released May 15. Gov. Arnold ... read more >>
City, DWP Unveil 20-Year Water Plan
Written by Alice Walton, CNS 22 May 2008
CNS - A plan to meet the long-term water needs of Los Angeles, which is expected to use 15 percent more water by 2030, was unveiled last week by Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa and the Department of Water ... read more >>
Brotherhood Crusade and Juma Ventures Offer Matched Dollars
Written by Sentinel Staff Writer 22 May 2008
Underserved Youth in Los Angeles to Benefit Out of a pool of several Los Angeles based youth development agencies that applied, the Brotherhood Crusade was selected to partner with Juma Ventures in a ... read more >>
A Life Sentence Rips at Heart of Black and Brown Dilemna
Written by Kenneth Miller ASSISTANT MANAGING EDITOR 22 May 2008
Hispanic girlfriend clings to hope for imprisoned African American boyfriend It was a wonderful time for a night out for 19-year old Hispanic Lilia Flores and her 22-year old African American boyfriend ... read more >>
Written by Jason Lewis (Sports Editor) 22 May 2008
Celebrations are in the works up and down the coast of California, and there should be a spike in marriages as a number of gay couples rush to the alter now that the California Supreme Court has struck ... read more >>
West Basin Municipal Water District to Assist Local Businesses in Competing for Contracts
Written by Sentinel News Service 15 May 2008
West Basin Municipal Water District (“West Basin”) voted recently to encourage local businesses to compete for contracts with the agency. The idea to help local businesses was initiated ... read more >>