Sebastian Ridley-Thomas raises $230,000 in his campaign for 54th Assembly District, expresses gratitude to supporters
Written by Sentinel News Service generalinfo@lasentinel.net 15 August 2013
Sebastian Ridley-Thomas recently announced he has raised $230,000 in the first two months of his campaign for state Assembly’s 54th District. On June 30 Ridley-Thomas officially reported having ... read more >>
Sheriff Baca Answers his Critics: Focused on fifth term and commitment to Blacks
Written by KENNETH MILLER Sentinel Managing Editor 15 August 2013
As the sun begins to set on his fourth term as Los Angeles County Sheriff, Lee Baca has heard the critics who have urged him to retire, but has dared to fight on and intensify his focus on supporting ... read more >>
The Final Goodbyes to A Promising Teen
Written by Kenneth Miller Assistant Managing Editor 15 August 2013
 MY BELOVED BROTHER: Ea Shoushtari and slain brother Bijan Shoushtari at his senior high prom gathering.  Photo Courtesy of Shoushtari Family ONE LOVE: Bijan Michael Shoushtari, who was shot ... read more >>
Metro: OCTA enforcing 20-hr closure of I-405 this weekend
Written by Sentinel News Service generalinfo@lasentinel.net 14 August 2013
  Metro would like to make sure you are aware of OCTA’s planned 20-hour closure of theI-405 between I-605 and SR-22 this weekend (9 pm Saturday, 8/17 – 5 pm Sunday, 8/18). ... read more >>
Port of Los Angeles Announces Pilot Community Investment Sponsorship Program
Written by Sentinel News Service generalinfo@lasentinel.net 09 August 2013
$50,000 in Grants Will Fund Efforts to Promote Port Community and LA Waterfront; Applications Due Sept. 20 The Port of Los Angeles has introduced a pilot Community Investment Sponsorship Program that ... read more >>
CSU Dominguez Hills One of Nation’s Top Universities Granting Degrees to Minorities
Written by Sentinel News Service generalinfo@lasentinel.net 08 August 2013
California State University, Dominguez Hills is recognized as one of the nation’s top 100 universities granting undergraduate and graduate degrees to minority students, according to Diverse: Issues in ... read more >>
Former Federal Fugitive Sentenced to 13 Years in Foreclosure Scam Case
Written by City News Servive 08 August 2013
A former Los Angeles resident who was a federal fugitive for a dozen years was sentenced on Monday August 5, to 13 years in prison for operating a scam that promised to postpone foreclosure sales for ... read more >>
Metro Locks Out Non Paying Customers
Written by City News Service 08 August 2013
Metro officials latched the gates at the Seventh Street/Metro subway station on Monday August 5, completing a locking procedure that means riders of the Metro Red and Purple lines will have to use TAP ... read more >>
Wesson: Demolition Moves $93 million Project Forward
Written by Sentinel News Service generalinfo@lasentinel.net 08 August 2013
Council President Herb Wesson has announced that the demolition of the former Ralphs supermarket site will clear the way for a new major retail center The demolition of the former Ralphs supermarket ... read more >>
2nd Annual Back To School Giveaway Benefits Thousands of Children in Watts
Written by Sentinel News Service generalinfo@lasentinel.net 08 August 2013
Two sisters compare their items at the 2nd Annual Back to School Giveway in Watts. PSLA and Children’s Institute hosted the event with major sponsor Mattel. (Sentinel File Photo) Philanthropic Society ... read more >>
Black Surfers Ride at Dockweilers
Written by Mimi Miller Sentinel Contributing Writer generalinfo@lasentinel.net 08 August 2013
SURFS UP: (From Left to Right) Author and avid surfer Mimi Miller, an unidentified surfer and Dedon Kamathi, one of the surf instructors pose before the lessons at Pan African Beach Day at Dockweiler ... read more >>
Southern California wildfire grows extensively
Written by Associated Press 08 August 2013
AP Photo   BANNING, Calif. (AP) — A thousand firefighters battled a growing wildfire in the inland mountains of Southern California early Thursday, trying to save small communities where some home ... read more >>
Mother's In Action 15th Annual Back to School Health & Family Festival
Written by Brian W. Carter Sentinel Staff Writer 08 August 2013
  Family and friends are invited to attend this year’s Back-To-School Health & Family Festival as it continues to inform, educate and prepare youth for a productive year in school.   The mother ... read more >>
Shaw Leaves City Service with Distinctive Legacy
Written by Cora Jackson-Fossett Sentinel Religion Editor 07 August 2013
Commissioner Valerie Lynne Shaw Economic development and community empowerment define the city career of Valerie Lynne Shaw. During her 20+ years of service, she has garnered a distinctive list of ... read more >>
Bay Area commuters brace for another BART strike
Written by MIHIR ZAVERI and TERENCE CHEA, Associated Press 03 August 2013
AP Photo   OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — San Francisco Bay Area agencies are preparing ways to get commuters to work if Bay Area Rapid Transit workers strike on Monday, but officials say there's no way ... read more >>
High court won't delay release of Calif. inmates
Written by PAUL ELIAS, Associated Press 03 August 2013
AP Photo   SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The U.S. Supreme Court on Friday paved the way for the early release of nearly 10,000 California inmates by year's end despite warnings by Gov. Jerry Brown and other ... read more >>
New Summer Program Plans To UPLIFT Youth
Written by Brian W. Carter Sentinel Staff Writer brian@lasentinel.net 01 August 2013
Founder and Director of UPLIFT, Dr. Shannon M. Stanton Dr. Shannon M. Stanton wants to close the achievement gap by making summer fun and educational. What do you do when summer school sessions have ... read more >>
Uduak Ntuk Announces Bid for LBUSD School Board
Written by Jennifer Bihm (Contributing Writer) 01 August 2013
PTA Dad, City Engineer and Soccer Coach seeks to represent North Long Beach Uduak Ntuk, a native of North Long Beach, is a parent, technical professional and community leader running for Long Beach ... read more >>
Congresswoman Waters Brings HUD Secretary Shaun Donovan to the 43rd District
Written by Sentinel News Service generalinfo@lasentinel.net 01 August 2013
(L-R) Hawthorne City Council Member Olivia Valentine; Hawthorne City Council Member Nilo Michelin; Hawthorne City Council Member Alex Vargas; Gardena Mayor Pro-Tem Daniel Medina; Torrance City Council ... read more >>
Arraignment Rescheduled for Saudi Princess
Written by PAUL ANDERSON City News Service 01 August 2013
Saudi princess Meshael Alayban, right, listens to an interpreter during her scheduled appearance in court Thursday July 11, 2013 in Santa Ana, Calif. Alayban appeared in Orange County Superior Court ... read more >>
Amazing Grace Conservatory, Empowering Through the Arts
Written by Shannen Hill Sentinel Intern generalinfo@lasentinel.net 01 August 2013
Wendy Raquel Robinson teaches students to act out emotions at Amazing Grace Conservatory Wendy Raquel Robinson’s performing arts school gives South Los Angeles youth confidence through performing ... read more >>
The Local Crusade to Awaken the Greatness in Black Families
Written by Sentinel News Service generalinfo@lasentinel.net 01 August 2013
Layla Sewell With motivation from images of the First Family and observances like July’s National Black Family Month, today’s African Americans have inspiration and dedicated celebrations to commemorate ... read more >>
UPFest holds largest Peace Ride ever!
Written by Charlene Muhammad Contributing Writer 01 August 2013
The multi-ethnic, multi-faith, multi-cultural United in Peace Foundation held its 10th Peace Ride on July 28 in honor of slain Florida teen Trayvon Martin. Hundreds of motorcyclists and low riders, dressed ... read more >>
Jenesse Center Legal Services Department Celebrates 14 Years of Service
Written by Sentinel News Service generalinfo@lasentinel.net 01 August 2013
(Left to right) Karen Earl, Jenesse CEO, Charlene L. Usher, Esq., Black Women Lawyers of Los Angeles Board Member, Tami L. Warren, Esq., President Elect of Black Women Lawyers of Los Angeles, Don Stephenson, ... read more >>
Wesson Salutes Shaw’s Public Service
Written by Sentinel News Service generalinfo@lasentinel.net 01 August 2013
Council President Herb Wesson was joined by former City Councilmember Ruth Galanter and hundreds at City Hall in acknowledging the many contributions of out-going Los Angeles Board of Public Works Commissioner ... read more >>