L.A. County ‘Safety Net ‘ Hospitals in Danger
Written by Sentinel News Service 21 August 2014
St. Francis Medical Center in Lynwood is one of six California “safety net” hospitals in danger of bankruptcy if it is sold to for profit Prime Healthcare. State legislators, community members, ... read more >>
Water Bond to Bring Millions for South L.A. Conservation Efforts
Written by Sentinel News Service 21 August 2014
  A bill co-authored by Senator Holly J. Mitchell (D-Los Angeles) to put on November’s ballot a water bond measure needed for drought relief has been passed by the Legislature with broad, bipartisan ... read more >>
Donating Blood Saves Lives
Written by Brian W. Carter Sentinel Staff Writer brian@lasentinel.net 21 August 2014
Sabriya's Castle of Fun Foundation continues to spread the word and increase the knowledge about the importance of blood donation and lives that it can save. Sabriya's Castle of Fun Foundation Annual ... read more >>
Actor Michael Jace Pleads Not Guilty to Wife's Shooting Death
Written by City News Service 21 August 2014
April Jace, 40 was reportedly shot by husband, actor Michale Jace around 8:30 p.m. May 19. Michael Jace, best known for portraying a Los Angeles police officer on the television drama ``The Shield,'' ... read more >>
One Man’s Vision of Haiti and Education
Written by Amen Oyiboke Contributing Writer 21 August 2014
Local Photographer Christopher Michael makes a documentary about Haiti’s history while doing humanitarian work   Photographer Christopher Michael recently made a trip to Haiti to donate his ... read more >>
American Lung Association Helps Students with Asthma Return to School
Written by Sentinel News Service 14 August 2014
Lung Association Recognizes Asthma-Friendly Schools and Offers Back-to-School Checklist for Students with Asthma As summer winds down, families across the nation are beginning to prepare for the new ... read more >>
Single Mom Planet Looks Out For Mothers
Written by Maya Humes Sentinel Intern 14 August 2014
Single Mother Neferteri Shepherd founds non-profit to empower fellow single mothers  Today, there are 12 million single parent families in the United States. Single mothers head more than 80% of those ... read more >>
LAPD Alleged to be Downplaying Violent Assaults
Written by City News Service 14 August 2014
The Los Angeles police Department misclassified nearly 1,200 violent crimes during a one-year span ending in September 2013, including hundreds of stabbings, beatings and robberies, forestalling the ... read more >>
Los Angeles Coliseum to Expect Huge Improvements
Written by City News Service 14 August 2014
Huge improvements at the aging Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum will be in place when the USC Trojans host Fresno State Aug. 30. USC Athletic Director Pat Haden said this year's changes, aimed at a unique ... read more >>
For The Love of Dance
Written by Maya Humes Sentinel Intern 14 August 2014
Dance instructor Ja’Vonda Jones makes fitness her business to teach Ja’Vonda Jones is not your average 25-year-old woman. Nor was she your average 24-year-old when a little over a year ago, she ... read more >>
The Long beach Jazz Festival Stands Strong
Written by Troy Tieuel Sentinel Contributing Writer 14 August 2014
LALAH HATHAWAY closes the sets on Sunday.  In a constantly changing musical environment, few things have remained a consistent.  Musical styles come and go, legends rise and fall.  Events gain popularity ... read more >>
The Final Farewell to Brenda Marsh-Mitchell
Written by Amen Oyiboke Sentinel Contributing Writer 14 August 2014
  Hundreds of family and friends packed First AME Church for her service Clear blue skies, a slight breeze to the east and the sun beamed down on Friday, August 8th at the home going services for Brenda ... read more >>
MCKENNA WINS ! ! !
Written by Kenneth D. Miller Assistant Managing Editor 13 August 2014
  People Power Elects McKenna, Big Money for Johnson comes up short  No amount of money and political mudslinging could deter the voters in the special election for the Los Angeles Unified School Board ... read more >>
Southern California Water Committee Launches Conservation Campaign
Written by City News Service 07 August 2014
The Los Angeles Aqueduct in the Owens Valley (photo courtesy of WikiCommons) With the state mired in drought, a public-awareness campaign was unveiled today that will feature digital billboard displays ... read more >>
Oakland Man Convicted of Sex Trafficking Involving 16-Year-Old Girl
Written by City News Service 07 August 2014
Four men convicted of soliciting prostitutes in Oakland, Cali., had their photos blurred on a billboard in 2005 as part of a “shaming web wall of pimps”. The most recent arrest was of 37-year-old ... read more >>
Convicted Serial Killer Sentenced to Death for Four More Murders
Written by TERRI VERMEULEN KEITH City News Service 07 August 2014
In this Nov. 1, 2005 file photo, Chester D. Turner listens during a preliminary hearing at the Los Angeles Superior Court in downtown Los Angeles. A jury has recommended another death sentence for Turner, ... read more >>
Mayor Aja Brown appointed to California Delta Stewardship
Written by Sentinel News Service 07 August 2014
Compton Mayor Aja Brown announced on August 1 that she has been appointed by California Assembly Speaker Toni Atkins to serve on the seven-member California Delta Stewardship Council. “At a time when ... read more >>
Actor Michael Jace Waives Preliminary Hearing in Wife's Shooting Death
Written by City News Service 07 August 2014
The body of April Jace is removed from the couple's home in the Hyde Park area of Los Angeles on May 20. (photo DWIGHT FLOWERS/AP) Actor Michael Jace, best known for portraying a Los Angeles police ... read more >>
Brotherhood Crusade Youth Meet President Barack Obama
Written by Sentinel News Service 07 August 2014
President Obama and young men from Los Angeles, including Brotherhood Crusade youth Armando Reyes Jr., Anthony Escobar, Kevin Escobar, and Semaj Clark. (photo Courtesy of Liberty Hill Foundation) If ... read more >>
Hearing on Pinnock Beating advocated by Bakewell Held
Written by Kenneth D. Miller Assistant Managing Editor 07 August 2014
Assembly members Sebastian Ridley-Thomas, Bonnie Lowenthal and Reginald Jones-Sawyer convene at Assembly Select Committee on Mental and Behavior Health in response to the July 1 CHP beating of pedestrian ... read more >>
BRENDA MARSH-MITCHELL: A COMMUNITY TREASURE GOES HOME
Written by Danny J. Bakewell, Jr. Sentinel Executive Editor 07 August 2014
April 13, 1947 – August 3, 2014  In all the work you are doing, WORK THE BEST YOU CAN. Work as if you were doing it for the Lord not for the People – Colossians 3:23 Brenda Marsh-Mitchell was ... read more >>
George McKenna Makes Final Push for LAUSD Board Seat
Written by Kenneth D. Miller Assistant Managing Editor 07 August 2014
LAUSD District 1 candidate George Mckenna speaks with his campaign organizers during his run off kick off in July.  (Mckenna campaign photo) School Police Endorsement adds More Fuel for August 12 Election  Touting ... read more >>
Brenda Marsh Mitchell Home Going Service
Written by Sentinel Staff Report 05 August 2014
Viewing Thursday-August 7, 2014 Angeles Funeral Home 3875 Crenshaw Boulevard Los Angeles, CA 12:30 to 8:00 pm Home Going Service Friday-August 8, 2014 First AME Church-Los Angeles 2270 S. Harvard ... read more >>
GEORGE MCKENNA: If You Can't Beat His Experience, Slander His Credibility
Written by Danny J. Bakewell Jr. Sentinel Executive Editor 31 July 2014
  By now LAUSD District 1 voters’ have been inundated with campaign mailers and robo calls attacking the credibility of long time child advocate, educator and district administrator George McKenna. ... read more >>
‘Beat the Heat’ Resources
Written by Sentinel News Service 25 July 2014
As an electronic resource during today’s heat wave, Los Angeles County has compiled a Google Map database of the county’s cooling centers and splash pads/pools. This map will allow residents to quickly ... read more >>