Najee Ali gets 4 years in Prison
Written by Yussuf Simmonds (Managing Editor) 19 August 2008
Many people are saying that this time the criminal justice system has worked for the community Najee Ali received four years in state prison today for attempted bribery after he pleaded ‘no ... read more >>
Paying for Paul and Patricia
Written by Ra’Kenna Joseph, LA Sentinel Intern 14 August 2008
LA County brings awareness during “child support awareness” month The Los Angeles County Child Support Services Department (CSSD) has created an array of community outreach programs during ... read more >>
Marlton Square
Written by Yussuf Simmonds (Managing Editor) 14 August 2008
For years the Marlton Square Shopping Plaza has been an eyesore in the community. With a sale pending, residents hope  that the new owner(s) may be able to revitalize the area. On May 6, the ... read more >>
Benbow and CDD Traversing Through Budget Cuts
Written by Jennifer Bihm (Contributing Writer) 14 August 2008
“Where is the help needed most? How can we spend what has become precious few dollars in the best ways? That is a discussion we have everyday,” said Richard Benbow, general manager of Los Angeles’ ... read more >>
Mike Davis Gets Bill Approved Protecting California’s Troops and Their Jobs
Written by Sentinel Staff Writer 07 August 2008
Assemblyman Mike Davis announced recently that Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger has signed AB 2449 (Davis). “This bill will help protect the jobs of our military men and women who have fought and are ... read more >>
Annual Back to School Event Scheduled for August 30
Written by Jennifer Bihm (Contributing Writer) 07 August 2008
A student gets free dental care at last year’s Back to School Health and Family Festival in Exposition Park.“Kids [often] fail in school when they have a hard time hearing or when they can’t ... read more >>
L.A. Colleges Need More Funding
Written by Jason Lewis (Sports Editor) 07 August 2008
"As a member of the Board of Trustees of the Los Angeles Community College District, I am particularly excited about Measure J and believe it is critical to the continued growth of our local ... read more >>
Balancing the Budget on the Backs of Working People
Written by Super User 07 August 2008
The aftermath of Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger’s decision to temporarily cut the pay of nearly 200,000 state employees and lay off 10,000 of their part-time co-workers has created more hurdles for residents ... read more >>
Be Ready for an Earthquake
Written by Sentinel News Service 07 August 2008
Just Be Ready: Prepare Together Emergency Preparedness Campaign Outlines 10 Essential Items for Your Earthquake Kit A recent study by a group of earthquake experts states that there is a 67 percent ... read more >>
Prevent Stormwater Pollution in Los Angeles
Written by A message from the LA Stormwater Program 07 August 2008
Take a look down when you walk down any city street in Los Angeles. What do you see? Chances are, you will see some of the same items over and over again—cigarette butts, plastic bags, bottles and ... read more >>
Family of Murdered Postal Worker Files Suit against Inglewood
Written by City News Service 07 August 2008
CNS - The mother of a Postal Service worker who was shot to death by Inglewood police filed a federal lawsuit against the city and Police Department this week. Kevin Wicks, 38, was shot to death by Inglewood ... read more >>
Shooting Victim Jasmine Sanders Laid to Rest
Written by Jason Lewis (Sports Editor) 07 August 2008
Photo courtesy of the Kinney FamilyJasmine Sanders shown celebrating her birthday in a recemt family photograph.Family and friends gathered at Praises of Zion Baptist Church to pay their final respects ... read more >>
Isadore A "Do-Right Man"
Written by Sentinel Staff Writer 01 August 2008
Local politician and community activist Isadore Hall is participating in Essence Magazine's 2008 "Do-Right Men" competition.  The newly elected Democratic Nominee for the California ... read more >>
Congresswoman Waters Calls for Federal Investigation into Inglewood Killings
Written by Yussuf Simmonds (Managing Editor) 31 July 2008
Francis Taylor for SentinelCongresswoman Maxine Waters holding a press conference in front of Inglewood City Hall.The killing of another African American male in Inglewood has triggered a call to solve ... read more >>
Shooting Rocks Quiet Inglewood Neighborhood
Written by Ra’Kenna Joseph, Sentinel Intern 31 July 2008
Allegations made by grieving father anger residents The complex at 124 N. Hillcrest Blvd. in Inglewood has been the center of the media frenzy since last week’s murder of resident Kevin Wicks. ... read more >>
A Child is Killed, A Mother Grieves and Suspect is a Teenage Boy
Written by Kenneth Miller ASSISTANT MANAGING EDITOR 31 July 2008
Eight-year old Jasmine Sanders played with her infant brother for last time Sun had since gave way to darkness and the scent of her mother’s frying pork chops were calling out for dinner time as ... read more >>
Perrodin Leads Compton Gospel Fest
Written by Jason Lewis (Sports Editor) 31 July 2008
 Mayor Eric Perrodin honors gospel great J Moss at the 2007 Gospel ConcertThe City of Compton presents the 3rd Annual Gospel Concert on September 6 at the Compton Par 3 Golf Course. The singing ... read more >>
From Drug Dealer to Motivational Speaker
Written by Ra’Kenna Joseph, Sentinel Intern 31 July 2008
Best selling author speaks prosperity from personal experience With startling statistics of inner-city African American men turning to gangs, drugs, prison, or death as a means of “getting out”, ... read more >>
Lauren Tobin Assumes Leadership Role at Tobin & Associates
Written by Sentinel Staff Writer 31 July 2008
With an eye on the future and a commitment to maintaining core values that made the company a premier public relations firm, Lauren Tobin (43), officially assumed the senior executive role at Tobin & ... read more >>
Legends Headline the 4th Annual Brotherhood Crusade Jim Cleamons Books and Basketball Camp
Written by Sentinel Staff Writer 31 July 2008
The Brotherhood Crusade and the African American Unity Center is partnering with the Los Angeles Lakers Youth Foundation to host the Fourth Annual Jim Cleamons Books and Basketball Camp the week of August ... read more >>
5.4 Quake Creates Concern Over Greater Tremor
Written by Super User 31 July 2008
After a magnitude-5.4 earthquake struck Chino Hills and sent more than 30 aftershocks all over Los Angeles on July 29, many wonder if it’s a sign of a greater quake to come.The threat of the “Big One” ... read more >>
Poetic Beauty and Functional Elegance
Written by Sentinel News Service 31 July 2008
On Saturday, July 19, Broadway Federal Bank, headquartered on Wilshire Boulevard, hosted an afternoon of eloquence and elegance featuring Jacqueline Avant—wife of legendary music executive, Clarence ... read more >>

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Bradford offers “Up-Close” Glimpse into Gardena’s Future
Written by Jason Lewis (Sports Editor) 31 July 2008
Many politicians say that they have an open door policy, but Gardena Councilman Steve Bradford has implemented the literal meaning of the phrase with his latest Up-Close Session, where residents are ... read more >>
Food Bank Use on the Rise in Los Angeles
Written by City News Service 31 July 2008
CNS - Los Angeles-area food pantry operators say demand for free groceries has reached its highest level in recent memory as the sagging economy has hit not only the poor, but also middle- and upper-class ... read more >>
Committee Approves Ban on Fast Food in South L.A.
Written by Alice Walton, City News Service 31 July 2008
Concerned that South Los Angeles residents do not have adequate access to healthy food choices, a Los Angeles City Council committee unanimously called for a ban on opening fast-food restaurants in ... read more >>