Decathlon Gold Medalist Rafer Johnson Honored With Coliseum Plaque
Written by Sentinel News Service 13 August 2009
Councilmember Bernard Parks and Rafer JohnsonDecathlon Gold Medalist Rafer Johnson Honored With Coliseum Plaque CNS--A bronze plaque honoring 1960 Olympic decathlon gold medalist Rafer Johnson was unveiled ... read more >>
Marlton Square Still a Puzzling
Written by Yussuf Simmonds (Managing Editor) 12 August 2009
STILL PUZZLING NIGHTMARE: Marlton Square still has community and city leaders bewildered about a development project riddled with unfulfilled promises and burdened with debt. Photos by Jason LewisMarlton ... read more >>
Choosing the Next LAPD Chief
Written by Yussuf Simmonds (Managing Editor) 12 August 2009
John Mack, Vice President of L.A. Police Commission William Bratton, Chief of the LAPDAndre Birotte, Inspector General, LAPDPhotos by Jason LewisChoosing the Next Chief The good news is that Chief William ... read more >>
The Fight for Health Care
Written by Evan Barnes (Staff Writer) & Jason Lewis (Staff Writer) 12 August 2009
EYE ON THE PRIZE: Parents brought their children out in droves to the Forum in Inglewood for the Remote Area Medical event – a no cost health extravaganza that will be held until August 18.  ... read more >>
City Severs Ties with Gang Contractor
Written by Sentinel News Service 06 August 2009
 City officials severed ties with a gang intervention contractor that was unable to deliver what it promised or keep up with bureaucratic demands, it was reported today.Unity T.W.O., a nonprofit founded ... read more >>
An Open Letter to Los Angeles Sheriff Lee Baca
Written by Leon Jenkins (President, Los Angeles NAACP) 06 August 2009
Four civilian shootings by Los Angeles Sheriff Department Deputies in three days from July 10 - July 13, 2009, in which one was fatal, and the July 5, 2009 shooting death of another person ranks the Los ... read more >>
Southland Gasoline Prices Continue Increase
Written by Sentinel News Service 06 August 2009
CNS--The average price of a gallon of self-serve regular gasoline in Los Angeles County rose 1.4 cents today, marking the seventh consecutive daily increase of at least 1 cent.The average price of $2.928 ... read more >>
Board of Supervisors Address Child Deaths
Written by Elizabeth Marcellino (City News Service) 06 August 2009
The Board of Supervisors today decried the inability of various authorities to prevent the beating death of a 6-year-old boy and other child abuse fatalities, but differed in offering solutions to the ... read more >>
Board Offers Rewards
Written by Sentinel News Service 06 August 2009
CNS--The Board of Supervisors today offered $10,000 for information about a man wanted in the murder of a 6-year-old boy and extended another $10,000 reward in the rape of a woman during a home invasion.Authorities ... read more >>
High School Students Spend Their Summer Learning Science
Written by Jason Lewis (Sports Editor) 06 August 2009
A pair of high school students perform a scientific experiment at the UCLA School of Dentistry.High School students spend their summer learning science. By Jason LewisSentinel Staff WriterWhile many high ... read more >>
Kirk Albanese, LAPD’s Man in South Los Angeles
Written by Yussuf Simmonds (Managing Editor) 06 August 2009
Deputy Chief Kirk AlbaneseKirk Albanese, LAPD's Man in South Los AngelesLately, the "new and improved" LAPD has been making bold efforts reaching out to the Black community; one of those efforts is the ... read more >>
Autry Introduces Interchangeable Cufflinks
Written by Jason Lewis (Sports Editor) 06 August 2009
Entrepreneur Steve Autry displays an assortment of his interchangeable cufflinks.Interchangeable Cufflinks by Steve AutryBy Jason LewisSentinel Staff Writer"You've probably never seen cufflinks like this ... read more >>
Community Activist, Educator Howard Ransom, Jr. Succumbs
Written by Sentinel News Service 06 August 2009
Howard Ransom Jr.Community Activist, Educator Howard Ransom, Jr. SuccumbsLongtime community activist and adult education advocate Howard Ransom, Jr. died early Sunday morning, July 26, at his South Los ... read more >>
Local Artist Puts Unique Stamp on X-Games
Written by Evan Barnes (Sports Editor) 06 August 2009
GOLDEN DESIGN: Yoshawn Smith submitted his original artwork, above, to ESPN and won their contest to design their official medal for X Games 15 last weekend.  The network slighty modified Smith’s ... read more >>
Taking it to the Streets! Watts Summer Festival Celebrates 43rd Year
Written by Sentinel News Service 06 August 2009
Carnival rides will be one of the features of the 43rd Annual Watts Summer Festival 'Taking it to the streets!Watts Summer Festival celebrates 43rd yearCharles Wright serves as celebrity spokespersonNever ... read more >>
Inglewood 2009 All-America City National Night Out
Written by Francis Taylor (Contributing Writer) 06 August 2009
Inglewood Police Chief Jacqueline Seabrooks, in uniform, and mayor Roosevelt Dorn, far right, shares a photographic moment with Inglewood City staffers dressed to depict characters from the stage version ... read more >>
Confederate Flag Display Scars County Employees
Written by Kenneth Miller ASSISTANT MANAGING EDITOR 05 August 2009
The Confederate Flag hangs adjacent to the Constitution of The United States in the historical display case.Photo by Jason Lewis Confederate Flag Display Scars County EmployeesBy Kenneth MillerSentinel ... read more >>
Tragic Teen’s Murder Galvanizes Community
Written by Jason Lewis (Sports Editor) 05 August 2009
Jerry and Penny Hoover (Center) are surrounded by family and friends as they remember the life of their son, Semaj Spencer. Photo by Jason LewisJason Lewis for SentinelJerry and Penny Hoover (center) are ... read more >>
Local Cities to Receive Police Stimulus
Written by Sentinel News Service 30 July 2009
CNS--The Los Angeles Police Department will receive nearly $16.3 million in federal economic stimulus funding aimed at hiring law enforcement officers, Vice President Joe Biden and U.S. Attorney General ... read more >>
NRA Targets Carson City Council
Written by Sentinel News Service 30 July 2009
On July 21, 2009 the City of Carson passed an ordinance (No. 09-1428) authored by Carson Councilmember Mike Gipson that requires the registration of all ammunition sales, catching the attention of the ... read more >>
Police, DEA Search Jackson Doctor's Las Vegas Home, Office
Written by Sentinel News Service 30 July 2009
CNS--Los Angeles police and federal agents today searched the Las Vegas home and office of Michael Jackson's physician, Dr. Conrad Murray.The search by LAPD officers, Drug Enforcement Administration agents ... read more >>
Young Teacher slain in Inglewood Crossfire
Written by Lauren Perkins (Sentinel Contributing Writer) 30 July 2009
On Saturday, May 30th at 11:00 p.m., Crystal Rene' Crawford was shot in Inglewood at the corner of 95th street and Eighth avenue. She was parked on eighth avenue in her Burgundy, 2007 Saturn Ion with three ... read more >>
Contract Expiration Approaches for Successful Intervention Program
Written by Evan Barnes 30 July 2009
Unity T.W.O. director Mustafa Fletcher (center) and others appealed for public support for his organization’s contract termination to be repealed by the City of Los Angeles.  The organization ... read more >>
UCLA’s Black Alumni Increase Enrollment of Black Studies
Written by Jason Lewis (Sports Editor) 29 July 2009
Dr. Winston Doby (left) along with fellow UCLA alumni Judge Joe Brown addresses a group of UCLA’s Black Alumni Association.Photo by Jason Lewis for SentinelDr. Winston Doby (left) along with fellow ... read more >>
Horton Named to Historic Post
Written by Yussuf Simmonds (Managing Editor) 23 July 2009
Jerome HortonJerome Horton Appointed to Tax BoardThe Governor has appointed former assembly member Jerome Horton as the first African American to the powerful board.By Yussuf J. SimmondsSentinel Assistant ... read more >>