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 >>
Justified
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 >>
Marlton Square Nightmare
Written by Yussuf Simmonds (Managing Editor) 15 May 2008
From Magic Johnson Development being ready, willing and able, to Capital Vision Equity bouncing checks - now in foreclosure - Marlton Square is a hot mess with no end in sight. The Marlton Square ... read more >>
Inglewood Police Guns Down Unarmed Black Man
Written by Francis Taylor (Contributing Writer) 15 May 2008
In what the Inglewood and surrounding African American communities are calling senseless another unarmed Black man, 19 year-old Michael Byoune was shot and killed by an Inglewood Police Department ... read more >>
Bass Sworn In as First Black Woman Speaker
Written by Jason Lewis (Sports Editor) 15 May 2008
Jason Lewis for Sentinel?66th Speaker of the California State Assembly Fabian Nunez, Bass’ stepdaughter Yvette Lechuga, Speaker Karen Bass and Govenor Arnold Schwarzenegger. The Inaugural Ceremony ... read more >>
LAUSD Cites Lack of Leadership for Locke Brawl
Written by Jennifer Bihm (Contributing Writer) 15 May 2008
“I’m not sure why it happened. You hear different things from different students,” said LAUSD Senior Deputy Superintendent Ramon Cortines of the recent racial brawl at Locke High School. ... read more >>
Security Officers Strike at Kaiser
Written by Jennifer Bihm (Contributing Writer) 08 May 2008
Hundreds of security officers in Los Angeles will walk off the job today in support of their fellow officers up north who are fighting for better health benefits from their employer Inter Con. In Los ... read more >>
Amazing Grace Conservatory Presents Spring Showcase
Written by Evan Barnes (Sports Editor) 08 May 2008
Many remember the classic Disney cartoon “Beauty and the Beast,” which also spawned a successful musical on Broadway. This weekend, the tale comes alive at the Nate Holden Performing Arts Center courtesy ... read more >>
Eleven Questioned in Compton Shooting
Written by City News Service 08 May 2008
CNS - Deputies recovered a high-caliber weapon that was used in a shootout between sheriff’s deputies and a gunman in Compton, and 11 people were being detained for questioning, authorities said ... read more >>
Canaan Group Developing Communities and Sustaining Lives
Written by Jason Lewis, (Sentinel Contributing Writer) 01 May 2008
Los Angeles is one of the most expensive cities in the nation to live in. The soaring prices for mortgages and rent is sky high, and the community has felt the crunch. But the efforts of the Canaan ... read more >>