African American Leadership Strong as Ever
Written by KENNETH D. MILLER Assistant Managing Editor 30 May 2013
Maxine Waters Karen Bass Election Demonstrates Power of Black Vote   The results are in and the votes from the recent Los Angeles municipal elections have been tabulated and confirmed, but African ... read more >>
A United Front of African American Leadership Secures Crenshaw Line Station at Leimert Park Village
Written by KENNETH MILLER Assistant Managing Editor 30 May 2013
A REASON TO CELEBRATE: City Council President Herb Wesson thanks colleague Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa and County Supervisor Chairman Mark Ridley-Thomas for their efforts in securing MTA approved funding ... read more >>
New Directions to Host ‘Walk for Warriors’ Memorial Day Event
Written by Sentinel Wire Service 23 May 2013
Christine Devine New Directions for Veterans, along with the West Los Angeles Chamber of Commerce, will host their 3rd Annual Walk For Warriors 5K this Memorial Day, May 27.  The run and walk will ... read more >>
Jimmy Iovine and Dr. Dre Give $70 Million to Create Academy at USC
Written by Sentinel News Service generalinfo@lasentinel.net 23 May 2013
  Music Industry Icons and Entrepreneurs Jimmy Iovine and Dr. Dre give $70 million to create the USC Jimmy Iovine and Andre Young Academy for Arts, Technology and the Business of Innovation  Entrepreneurs ... read more >>
3 charged in LA-area bank robbery
Written by Associated Press 23 May 2013
Huntington Park Police Chief Jorge Cisneros, right, with FBI Los Angeles Tim Delaney, left, speaks during a news conference into the investigation of a Sept 2012 bank robbery in in Huntington Park, ... read more >>
County Agrees to Consider Treatment Center for Mentally Ill Inmates
Written by Elizabeth Marcellino City News Service 23 May 2013
The Board of Supervisors agreed recently to consider building a treatment center to house mentally ill inmates as one of several alternatives to a proposed $933 million rebuild of downtown Men's Central ... read more >>
California ranks #1 for dog bites
Written by Sentinel Wire Service 23 May 2013
  AVMA Offers Tips and Resources during National Dog Bite Prevention Week, May 19-25 “Ranking first in dog bites is a title that no community strives to attain,” according to representatives of ... read more >>
WESSON HONORS MINORITY BUSINESS AWARDEES
Written by Sentinel News Service generalinfo@lasentinel.net 23 May 2013
Council President Herb Wesson honors recipients of 18th Annual Minority Business Awards at City Hall  Celebrating success in the local economy was the order of the day at City Hall when Council President ... read more >>
Curren Price, Our 9th District Councilman
Written by Brian W. Carter Sentinel Staff Writer brian@lasentinel.net 23 May 2013
The community has spoken in favor of Curren Price by electing him 9th District councilman. Price led over his opponent, Ana Cubas, by 53.55 percent of the vote. For over five decades, the 9th District ... read more >>
Garcetti Denies Greuel’s Quest for History
Written by KENNETH MILLER Assistant Managing Editor 23 May 2013
Los Angeles Mayor Elect Eric Garcetti   Garcetti won President Obama's support during his mayoral campaign City Councilman is L.A.’s New Mayor   Los Angeles City Councilman Eric Garcetti’s ... read more >>
Sentinel Student of the Week
Written by Sentinel Wire Service generalinfo@lasentinel.net 17 May 2013
Justice McKinney School: Paul Revere Middle School 6th Grade, GPA: 3.89 Justice has a great love for animals, her favorite being Panda's, Sea Otters, dogs and cats.     read more >>
Mayoral Covenant Revealed to Public
Written by Sentinel News Service generalinfo@lasentinel.net 17 May 2013
Co Chairs Maulana Karenga and Larry Aubry along with President and Chairman Reverend Eric P. Lee (center) and members of the Black Clergy Community Labor Alliance unveil the Community Mayoral Covenant, ... read more >>
Board of Equalization Chairman to Receive Award for Excellence
Written by Sentinel News Service generalinfo@lasentinel.net 17 May 2013
California State Board of Equalization (BOE) Chairman Jerome E. Horton is honored to announce he is the recipient of the  “2013 Award for Excellence by a Government Official.” The Los Angeles ... read more >>
Congresswoman Hahn hosts Export Business Roundtable
Written by Larry Buford Sentinel Contributing Writer generalinfo@lasentinel.net 17 May 2013
Left to right: Victor Parker, District Director U.S. Small Business Administration, Congresswoman Hahn, and Dario J. Gomez Associate Administrator for International Trade U.S. Small Business Administration (Courtesy ... read more >>
Wesson Marks Progress at “Jefferson Square”
Written by Sentinel News Service generalinfo@lasentinel.net 17 May 2013
Construction is well underway at the “Jefferson Square” affordable housing project.  Completion is expected in the fall of this year. Council President Herb Wesson says that he is pleased with ... read more >>
Magic Johnson Foundation and James “Bonecrusher” Smith Partner for “Get Caught Reading” month
Written by Sentinel News Service generalinfo@lasentinel.net 17 May 2013
L-R, Vanguard Principal, Lori Body, Bonecrusher, MJF CEC Program Director, Jeanella Blair The Magic Johnson Foundation’s “Magic of Reading” Program kicked off its May Author Series with former ... read more >>
Jewel Thais-Williams Celebrates Forty Years in Four-Day Extravaganza
Written by Sentinel News Service generalinfo@lasentinel.net 17 May 2013
The 40-year miracle of the survival of Jewel’s Catch One Night Club and the story behind it and its’ owner, Jewel Thais-Williams, will be celebrated during a four-day extravaganza from Friday, ... read more >>
Courtney Jones, the New Dodger Reporter
Written by Troy tieuel Sentinel Contributing Writer troy@lasentinel.net 17 May 2013
  A SPORTS JUNKY:  Jones’ love for sports had driven her career from the basketball courts of Florida State University to the hallowed halls of Dodger Stadium.  She looks onward and outward for ... read more >>
Wendy Greuel Poised to be First Woman Mayor
Written by KENNETH MILLER Assistant Managing Editor 17 May 2013
Armed and Ready: Controller Wendy Greuel and State Senator Curren Price are both armed with substantial backing of Black voters as they head into the May 21 run off for mayor and Ninth Council ... read more >>
Mayor Villraigosa Committed to Funding for Leimert Park Station-Stop
Written by KENNETH MILLER Assistant Managing Editor 17 May 2013
Recently during a televised interview, Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa made public for the first time his firm commitment to secure funding for Crenshaw-LAX light rail Leimert Park Village Station ... read more >>
Nolan Rollins Wants to Make an Impact on Los Angeles
Written by Brandon I. Brooks brandon@lasentinel.net Jennifer Bihm jennifer@lasentinel.net 17 May 2013
“It’s been really wonderful to come into a city where everyone’s arms are wide open,” said newly appointed Los Angeles Urban League president, Nolan V. Rollins who sat down with the Sentinel ... read more >>
Michael L. Jackson Retires from USC
Written by By Troy Tieuel Sentinel Contributing Writer troy@lasentinel.net 10 May 2013
LIFETIME TROJAN:  Presented with a lifetime induction into the USC Trojan Marching Band, Honorary Band Member Michael L. Jackson holds his Trojan helmet as the band director speaks.    The University ... read more >>
Prop D would Allow 130 Pot Shops, Attorney Says
Written by City News Service 10 May 2013
Reacting to the state Supreme Court's ruling this week that said municipalities can ban medical marijuana dispensaries, an attorney backing Los Angeles' Proposition D on the May 21 ballot said its ... read more >>
New Small Business Risk Education Program Empowers Women and Minority Entrepreneurs to Pursue the American Opportunity
Written by Sentinel News Service generalinfo@lasentinel.net 09 May 2013
Jacqueline Roberto and Vivica (Photos provided by Traveler’s Insurance)  Local small business owners will be honored at celebration with keynote speaker Vivica A. Fox  “Game changing.” That’s ... read more >>
EDUCATION COMMITTEE PASSES ASSEMBLYMEMBER JONES- SAWYER’S “POSITIVE SCHOOL CLIMATE” BILL
Written by Sentinel News Service generalinfo@lasentinel.net 09 May 2013
  Members embrace Jones-Sawyer’s plan to ensure student safety with more intervention workers and mental health services The Assembly Education Committee unanimously passed Reggie Jones-Sawyer’s ... read more >>