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Supervisors Adopt Burke’s Initiative: Rosa Parks Human Rights Day December 1
Written by Francis Taylor (Contributing Writer) 29 November 2007
In recognition of the 52nd anniversary of civil rights activist Rosa Parks’ refusal to move from her seat on a Montgomery, Alabama bus on December 1, 1955, Los Angeles County Supervisor Yvonne ... read more >>
Eddie in His Own Lane in Homeless World
Written by Kenneth Miller ASSISTANT MANAGING EDITOR 29 November 2007
His name is Eddie and for the past 14 years he has been a statistic among the millions of homeless men, women and children in Los Angeles County. Retired at 65 years of age and a former college student ... read more >>
City of Compton Gives More Than 500 Families Turkeys for Thanksgiving
Written by Sentinel Staff Writer 29 November 2007
 Just one day prior to Thanksgiving, Compton’s 4th District councilman Isadore Hall gives more than 500 families turkeys in celebration of Thanksgiving. On the steps of Compton City Hall, ... read more >>
County Treasurer and Tax Collector Issues Reminder for Property Owners
Written by Sentinel Staff Writer 29 November 2007
Mark J. Saladino, Los Angeles County Treasurer and Tax Collector, reminds property owners that the first installment of the 2007-2008 property taxes becomes delinquent if not paid by Monday, Dec. 10, ... read more >>
Supervisors Tentatively Approve Homeless Program
Written by City News Service 29 November 2007
CNS - Fifty of the most vulnerable homeless people on downtown’s Skid Row would be identified and moved into apartments with accessible support services under a program given tentative approval ... read more >>
Dept. of Health Services Narrows Candidate List to Run King-Harbor Hospital
Written by Richard Guzman 29 November 2007
CNS - The short list of candidates to re-open and run Martin Luther King Jr.-Harbor Hospital has been narrowed to three, Los Angeles County Department of Health Services officials said. Still in ... read more >>
Homer Broome, LAPD Pioneer, Dies
Written by Yussuf Simmonds (Managing Editor) 29 November 2007
By Yussuf J. Simmonds Sentinel Assistant Managing Editor Margaret McNair Contributing Writer. Homer F. Broome Jr. was born in 1931 to Ethel and Homer F. Broome Sr. in Los Angeles, California. ... read more >>

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African American Knowledge Transfer Summit
Written by Francis Taylor (Contributing Writer) 22 November 2007
 Legendary civil rights leaders converge with emerging 21st century activists at the African American Knowledge Transfer Summit.The topic of African American leadership is sure to stir-up controversy ... read more >>
Mayor Rejects Pay Raise
Written by City News Service 22 November 2007
CNS - Mayor Antonio Villarai-gosa rejected a 4.16 percent raise, his office announced Nov. 14. The mayor currently makes $223,142 a year. “With the city of Los Angeles facing a tough budget ... read more >>
City Attorney Seeks Injunction Against Rolling 40s Crips Street Gang
Written by City News Service 22 November 2007
CNS - The City Attorney’s Office is seeking an injunction that would prevent members of the Rolling 40s Crips and two other South Los Angeles gangs from associating with each other in public, court ... read more >>
Report Cites $3 Billion in Government Waste
Written by City News Service 22 November 2007
CNS - The city of Los Angeles’ automated toilets and a museum on the history of water are among the most “egregious” examples of government waste, according to a report released ... read more >>
LAPD’s Community-Mapping Project Sparks Controversy
Written by City News Service 22 November 2007
CNS - The LAPD will outline a community-outreach program it intends to adopt to replace a hastily abandoned plan to scope out potential terrorists through a community-mapping project targeting Muslims. ... read more >>
Positive Side Awards and Dinner Honors Founder
Written by Francis Taylor (Contributing Writer) 22 November 2007
“Honoring Our Past for a Better Future,” was the theme for this year’s Recycling Black Dollars’ (RBD) 19th Anniversary, Positive Side Awards & Dinner event held recently at ... read more >>
Rare Robbery Case Brings Cries of Racism
Written by Juliana Barbassa, Associated Press 22 November 2007
AP - Three young Black men break into a White man’s home in rural Northern California. The homeowner shoots two of them to death—but it’s the surviving Black man who is charged with murder.In ... read more >>
The Homeless and Thanksgiving
Written by Jennifer Bihm (Contributing Writer) 22 November 2007
“Homelessness is a big business in [Los Angeles]... even bigger than religion,” said a Skid Row man earlier this week, who refused to be identified. While waiting with about 50 others for ... read more >>
Compton Housing Development Breaks Ground
Written by Sentinel Staff Writer 15 November 2007
Alameda Court will offer 28 town homes to Compton residents at below market value.  Compton city representatives joined with community leaders and advocates at groundbreaking ceremonies on ... read more >>
Mystery Clouds Death of West
Written by Jennifer Bihm (Contributing Writer) 15 November 2007
An autopsy was deemed inconclusive this week on the body of Donda West, mother of rapper Kanye West, the Los Angeles County coroner’s office said Tuesday. Preliminary reports suggested that West, ... read more >>
Augustus 'Gus' Hawkins Dies
Written by Yussuf Simmonds (Managing Editor) 15 November 2007
A centenarian of immense popularity, Hawkins was a political icon and a legislative pioneer who paved the way in the United States Congress and the California State Assembly for the current generation ... read more >>
‘Respect Me’ Honored at Jackson Birthday Bash
Written by Yussuf Simmonds (Managing Editor) 15 November 2007
Surrounded by a group of women from “Respect Me” Coalition, Brenda Marsh-Mitchell receives RainbowPUSH Advocate Award on behalf of the coalition from Rev. Jesse Jackson, as Danny J. Bakewell ... read more >>
City Bans N-word
Written by Super User 15 November 2007
Motion to Ban Racial Slur Unanimously Passed In the latest response to elected officials and citizens debating the use of the “N-word,” the Los Angeles City Council officially passed a resolution to ... read more >>
Jordan Downs Residents Have Mixed Emotions About Pending Redevelopment
Written by Jennifer Bihm (Contributing Writer) 08 November 2007
Residents of the Jordan Downs housing project in Watts seemed both concerned and excited about the pending redevelopment of their complex Saturday, as they gathered for “a day of dialog” ... read more >>
Gang Member's Conviction Upheld in Teen’s Killing
Written by City News Service 08 November 2007
CNS - A state appellate court panel today upheld a gang member’s conviction for the shooting death of a 14-year-old boy outside a neighborhood carnival in Jefferson Park nearly two years ago. ... read more >>
Orange County Police Called on Racial Profiling
Written by Jennifer Bihm (Contributing Writer) 08 November 2007
“Tell us how to talk to our children so they won’t be wrongly accused,” said Mark Whitlock, pastor of Orange County’s Christ Our Redeemer AME Church to Orange County law enforcement. ... read more >>
Study Finds L.A. Motorists Exposed to Air Pollutants
Written by City News Service 08 November 2007
CNS - As if road rage and traffic accidents aren’t bad enough, add harmful air pollutants to the list of hazards Los Angeles motorists face on Southland roads. A new study by USC and the California ... read more >>
Hospitals Could Face $25,000 Fine For Dumping Homeless Patients
Written by By Alice Walton 08 November 2007
CNS - Hospitals that leave homeless patients on the streets of Los Angeles without their consent would face a $25,000 fine under an ordinance proposed Oct. 31 by city leaders. Councilwoman Jan Perry ... read more >>

 

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