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 >>
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 >>
City of Inglewood Seeks Community Input for Use of Community Development Block Grant Funds
Written by Sentinel News Service 01 May 2008
The City of Inglewood will receive $3.4 million in federal funds from the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). These funds will be used to continue programs that address ... read more >>
MTA Bus Eliminations in Most-Needed Areas
Written by City News Service 01 May 2008
CNS - Of the 29 bus lines being targeted for partial or total elimination around Los Angeles, 17 are in high-crime areas, 24 in transit-dependant communities, and 20 run close to hospitals, according ... read more >>
Blacks, Latinos Weigh in on Violence
Written by Jennifer Bihm (Contributing Writer) 01 May 2008
“I think it’s gang related. I don’t think it’s on a personal level,” said Victor a Hispanic and Los Angeles native about the violence between Blacks and Latinos in L.A. ... read more >>
Jenesse Center Host Gala and Auction Event
Written by Jason Lewis, Sentinel Contributing Writer 01 May 2008
Halle Berry, Xernona Clayton and Karen Earl The Jenesse Center packed the house at the Beverly Hills Hotel & Bungalows for their annual Silver Rose Gala & Auction. The event was sold ... read more >>
Debate Reveals Ridley-Thomas Supported Closing King Trauma Center
Written by Kenneth Miller ASSISTANT MANAGING EDITOR 01 May 2008
REVEALING DEBATE: Moderator Mark Brown (left) asked the question about King/Harbor  hospital to Democratic 2nd Supervisor candidates Bernard C. Parks and Senator Mark Ridley-Thomas (right) and while ... read more >>
Black Street Vendors Peddling Hottest T-Shirts
Written by Kenneth Miller ASSISTANT MANAGING EDITOR 24 April 2008
HOT STUFF:  Local Crenshaw street vendor displays assorted t-shirts for sale.Lakers don’t move so fast on Crenshaw Blvd. For the fast moving street vendor Ricky D. located at Florence Ave. ... read more >>
Congresswoman Maxine Waters Rallies Support for Parks
Written by Sentinel Staff Writer 24 April 2008
Left to right: Congresswoman Maxine Waters, Councilmember Bernard Parks, Supervisor Yvonne B. Burke and Congresswoman Laura Richardson.Parks Campaign Kick-Off Draws 1,200 Area Residents A diverse overflow ... read more >>
Dauterive Family Makes Historical $25 Million Pledge to USC
Written by Super User 24 April 2008
Dr. Verna Dauterive considered USC the greatest influence on her life when she attended the school in the late 1940s and now 60 years later, she has repaid them with the largest single donation an African-American ... read more >>
King Update: Pacific Backs out of King Harbor Reopening
Written by City News Service 17 April 2008
CNS - Pacific Hospital of Long Beach withdrew from recent negotiations to reopen and operate the troubled Martin Luther King-Harbor hospital, according to county officials. Word that the talks had ended ... read more >>
James Smith: Postmaster to the Stars
Written by Francis Taylor (Contributing Writer) 17 April 2008
Begins New Career Helping Others James A. Smith distinguished himself as the 39th Postmaster of Los Angeles where he served in that capacity for over seven years before retiring and ending a 44-year ... read more >>