Naming Ceremony for Dymally School Set for January 23
Written by Jenifer Bihm Sentinel Staff Writer 23 January 2014
    Mervyn M. Dymally   LAUSD Superintendent John Deasy, Board President Richard Vladovic and Principal Simone Charles are inviting the public to a naming ceremony in Los Angeles Thursday January ... read more >>
South L.A. Zoned Out of Promise Funding
Written by Brandon I. Brooks Managing EditoKenneth D. Miller Assistant Managing Editor Danny Bakewell Jr. Executive Editor 16 January 2014
Mayor Garcetti Make Pledge to Aid Region   Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter speaks to media outside the White House in Washington, Thursday, Jan. 9, 2014, after an event with President Barack Obama ... read more >>
Deadline for 2013-14 Edison Scholars Program Applications Is Jan. 10
Written by Sentinel News Service generalinfo@lasentinel.net 09 January 2014
It’s not too late, but time is running out. Applications for the 2013-2014 Edison Scholars Program, which offers $1.2 million in scholarships to high school seniors planning to study a science, technology, ... read more >>
Instruction Grants Available Again for SO. CAL Students
Written by City News Service 09 January 2014
Available grants mean that “California will carry on its work of developing cutting-edge programs so students can explore areas of study in a deeper way while developing their talents and skills for ... read more >>
From the Family of Marguerite Poindexter LaMotte:
Written by Sentinel News Service 09 January 2014
Marguerite Poindexter LaMotte, LAUSD Board Member   Sunrise July 17, 1933 – Sunset December 5, 2013 The family of Marguerite Poindexter LaMotte sincerely appreciates the acts of  kindness, words ... read more >>
Sheriff Lee Baca Abruptly Resigns
Written by Kenneth D. Miller Assistant Managing Editor 09 January 2014
STEPPING DOWN: Longtime Los Angeles County Sheriff Lee Baca who has been under siege with FBI investigation and deputy misconduct will resign after 48 years, he announced on Tuesday, January 7. After ... read more >>
L.A. County Fire Offers Free Firefighter Preparatory Seminars
Written by Sentinel News Service generalinfo@lasentinel.net 09 January 2014
  The Los Angeles County Fire Department is proudly presenting a series of Firefighter Preparatory seminars between January and May 2014 to help interested candidates prepare for its upcoming Fire ... read more >>
LAUSD Board Opens LaMotte Seat to Election; Dr. George McKenna Vows to Run
Written by Kenneth D. Miller Assistant Managing Editor 08 January 2014
VOICES IN THE CROWD: An overflow crowd of more than 153 education advocates attended the heated Los Angeles Unified School Board Meeting on Tuesday Jan. 7 voicing their support for an appointment or ... read more >>
Pre-Grammy Interfaith Awards and Praise Party
Written by Charlene Muhammad 03 January 2014
  Sentinel publisher Danny Bakewell, Sr. and Nation of Islam leader Minister Louis Farrakhan will be honored among men of distinction at the 1st Annual Pre-Grammy Gospel Interfaith Awards and Praise ... read more >>
L.A. Metro Marks 10th Year of Service to Rose Parade
Written by Sentinel News Service 28 December 2013
The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) will mark its 10th official year of Metro Rail service to the 2014 Tournament of Roses Parade® celebrations this New Year’s Day, ... read more >>
Sergeant First Class Joseph Gantt Funeral Service Arrangements
Written by Sentinel News Service 27 December 2013
Mrs. Clara Gantt and hundreds of mourners to pay final respects to deceased POW after 63 years Saturday, December 28, 2013 at 1PM INGLEWOOD, CA: Army Sergeant First Class Joseph Gantt, whose remains ... read more >>
Noel Foucher Retires After 40 Years Of Devoted Service
Written by Sentinel Staff Report 27 December 2013
Noel Foucher Vice President of the Bakewell Company and Director of Distribution for Bakewell Media is retiring as of January 1, 2014.  Noel has been dedicated to working in the community for the past ... read more >>
MyFriendshouseLA, proves that a house is more than a home
Written by Edward Rice, III Sentinel Contributing Writer 27 December 2013
MyfriendshouseLA volunteers prepare to distribute food to the needy This year, Christmas fell on a Wednesday and for many people in the southland and throughout the world signified the arrival of one ... read more >>
Activist/ Author Chronicles Oscar Grant Trial
Written by Staff and Wire Report 22 December 2013
Thandisizwe Chimurenga, journalist/author, activist and a Contributing Writer to the Los Angeles Sentinel and L.A. Watts Times Newspapers, has launched a fundraising project to publish her first book, ... read more >>
Somalia native right at home with U.S. Trust
Written by Brandon Brooks, Managing Editor, Kenneth Miller, Asst. Managing Editor & Jennifer Bihm, Sentinel Staff Writer 19 December 2013
Dega Nalayeh, Senior Vice President, Private Client Advisor for U.S Trust, Bank of America Private Wealth Management Nothing ever came easy for financial expert, Dega Nalayeh, but the Somalia native, ... read more >>
Hollywood Park Stumbles to Finish
Written by Kenneth D. Miller Asst. Managing Editor 19 December 2013
Historical Race Track Closes Down Most of the prominent faces associated with the glory days of Hollywood Park racetrack since it opened in 1938 are white, but the desperate bettors who tried to keep ... read more >>
Who Replaces Marguerite LaMotte?
Written by Kenneth D. Miller Asst. Managing Editor 19 December 2013
Acclaimed and retired educator George McKenna appears to be the best candidate. Dr. McKenna has been an educator, an administrator and a superintendent at the highest levels of education. He is well ... read more >>
Baldwin Hills Flood Survivor Sought
Written by Princess Manasseh 12 December 2013
OVERFLOWING: This aerial shot of the La Brea Avenue and Rodeo Road intersection gives a view of how extensive the flooding was from the Baldwin Hills Dam Failure Saturday, December 14 1963. PHOTO: Sentinel ... read more >>
Sebastian Ridley-Thomas takes Oath of Office
Written by Sentinel News Service generalinfo@lasentinel.net 12 December 2013
    Assumes duties of California State Assembly member for the 54th District On Thursday December 5 the Honorable Sebastian Ridley-Thomas took his oath of office and assumed his official duties as ... read more >>
Wesson Offers Reward to Find Killer of 7 Year-Old
Written by Sentinel News Service generalinfo@lasentinel.net 12 December 2013
Los Angeles City Council President Herb Wesson has announced a $75,000 reward for information in the shooting death of 7 year old Taalib Pecantte and the attempted murder of his mother Sawan Mock. Wesson ... read more >>
Marguerite LaMotte Leaves Lasting Legacy
Written by Kenneth D. Miller Asst. Managing Editor 12 December 2013
LaMotte reading with kids LAUSD Board Member Services Scheduled The Los Angeles Community and the massive Los Angeles Unified School District are still reeling after the stunning demise of treasured ... read more >>
TransAfrica Movement Had Many PartsThat Mobilized to Free Nelson Mandela
Written by Kenneth D. Miller Asst. Managing Editor 12 December 2013
  Randall Robinson (right), founder and now, president emiritus of TransAfrica and Nelson Mandela (Sentinel File Photo) The world continues to celebrate the life and legacy of Nelson Mandela who died ... read more >>
PHOTOS: Jesse Jackson Birthday
Written by Princess Manasseh 10 December 2013
Acclaimed Songstress Chaka Kahn was in attendance, even taking the stage after dinner to sing a couple songs Photo Robert Torrance Sentinel Photographer   Birthday Boy Jesse Jackson with long ... read more >>
Judge Cunningham Files Excessive Force Complaint
Written by Staff and Wire Report 06 December 2013
Los Angeles Superior Court Judge David Cunningham III filed an excessive force complaint against UCLA Campus police recently, after they pulled him over and “roughed him up” over the Thanksgiving ... read more >>
JURY AWARDS $1.1M IN LOS ANGELES FIREFIGHTER RACIAL DISCRIMINATION SUIT
Written by Sentinel News Service generalinfo@lasentinel.net 28 November 2013
A Los Angeles jury recently concluded that Jabari Jumaane, 53, an African-American firefighter who has been with the Los Angeles City Fire Department for 27-years had been the victim of racial discrimination, ... read more >>