Two Orange County Men Believed to Be Planning to Join ISIS Charged
Written by City News Service 28 May 2015
Two Anaheim men  who were arrested for allegedly trying to travel abroad to join the terrorist group ISIS were charged last Friday in federal court in Santa Ana. Muhanad Badawi and Nader Elhuzayel, both ... read more >>
Cal State L.A. hosts renowned writer Sonia Sanchez
Written by Sentinel News Service 28 May 2015
  Renowned writer and poet Sonia Sanchez was the designated speaker for this year's Jean Burden Poetry Reading at Cal State L.A. (Courtesy: Emilio Flores/Cal State L.A.)   A gathering of more than ... read more >>
Local Entrepreneurs Pave the Way at Dorsey High School
Written by Sentinel News Service 28 May 2015
Dorsey Students Operate ‘Ruff Dog’ Pop-up Restaurant Larenz Tate with SBE students. (courtesy photo) Last year local franchise owners and partners at PCF Restaurant Management, Edward Barnett ... read more >>
Crenshaw/LAX Line Changing Neighborhoods
Written by Xavier Higgs Contributing Writer 28 May 2015
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Metro Kicks Off New Campaign to Stop Sex Trafficking
Written by Danielle Cralle, Staff Writer 28 May 2015
(courtesy photo) On Friday, May 22 the Los Angeles Metro kicked off its “Don’t Be Silent” campaign aimed at protecting children against human trafficking by bringing together the public and ... read more >>
Written by Sentinel News Service 28 May 2015
(Simpson Mortuary)  The State of California Cemetery and Funeral Bureau has revoked troubled Simpson Family Mortuary in Inglewood after 35 years of funeral and cremation service, effective May 2015. The ... read more >>
Bill Duke’s Dark Girls and Light Girls: Healing Has Begun
Written by Dr. Valerie Wardlaw Contributing Writer 28 May 2015
A Community Conversation  Bill Duke (left) and Los Angeles NBC4's Beverly White (right) discussed Duke's book. (courtesy photo) “There is a beauty business that says God made a mistake.  We’re ... read more >>
Wesson unveils plans for South L.A. soccer stadium
Written by Sentinel News Service 28 May 2015
Courtesy Photo On Monday, May 18, Major League Soccer’s Los Angeles Football Club, announced its intent to build a new state-of-the-art soccer stadium in South Los Angeles, at the site of the Los ... read more >>
Hundreds Participate in Officer Tommy Scott Memorial 5K/10K Run
Written by Sentinel News Service 22 May 2015
Los Angeles Airport Peace Officers’ Association President Marshall McClain congratulates LAX Motor Officer Raymond Woods on running the Tommy Scott Memorial 5K/10K in full gear on Sat. May 16. (Photo ... read more >>
AABLI Honors California Endowment, Brotherhood Crusade Leaders
Written by Sentinel News Service 22 May 2015
(left to right): Robert Ross, M.D., president & CEO of The California Endowment;  Kafi Blumenfield, executive director of Discovery Cube Los Angeles; Virgil Roberts, AABLI co-founder and board chair; ... read more >>
Memorial Day: It’s more than just a holiday
Written by Sentinel News Service 21 May 2015
  Most Americans view Memorial Day as an excuse for a long weekend and the perfect kickoff to summertime fun. But for the friends and family members of the soldiers who lost their lives in the armed ... read more >>
Traumatized students sue California district for support
Written by Associated Press 21 May 2015
Students with violent and traumatic pasts sued the Compton Unified School District on Monday, alleging they are legally disabled and the school has failed to meet their educational needs. The lawsuit, ... read more >>
Perkins shares ‘The Magic of Mentoring, Pearls of Wisdom’
Written by Cora Jackson-Fossett Sentinel Religion Editor 14 May 2015
  The rewarding benefits of mentoring are shared in the latest book by Barbara A. Perkins, ‘The Magic of Mentoring, Pearls of Wisdom.’  Through the voices of 47 contributing authors, Perkins ... read more >>
Fire Station 34 hosts Fire Service Day
Written by Amen Oyiboke, Staff Writer 14 May 2015
Captain Dwayne Laurent is one of three captains positioned at Station 34. (Amen Oyiboke/LA Sentinel) Fire station 34 located on 7th street in the Jefferson Park area hosted a fire service day on May ... read more >>
Wesson and Garcetti meet with area residents
Written by Sentinel News Service 14 May 2015
Council President Herb Wesson greets Mayor Garcetti, who hosted a luncheon with residents of from the 10th Council District.     Council President Herb Wesson recently welcomed Mayor Eric Garcetti ... read more >>
Compton’s Micah Ali Elected to CSBA Delegate Assembly
Written by Sentinel News Service 14 May 2015
  Compton School Board President Micah Ali has been elected to the California School Boards Association’s (CSBA) Delegate Assembly. The Assembly provides policy direction for the CSBA, elect officers ... read more >>
“The Journals of Osborne P. Anderson”
Written by Amen Oyiboke, Staff Writer 14 May 2015
A play written and produced by actor and playwright Ted Lange   On May 15 at the Theatre Theater, history and theatrical buffs will get the opportunity to watch The Journals of Osborne P. Anderson, ... read more >>
Homeless People Living in L.A County Increases
Written by City News Service 14 May 2015
The number of homeless people living in Los Angeles County jumped by 16 percent over the past two years, according to figures released today by the Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority. The agency's ... read more >>
Family of Man Slain in Skid Row Police Shooting Defends His Name
Written by Thandisizwe Chimurenga 14 May 2015
Funeral scheduled for Saturday at Holman United Methodist Church (Charly Leundeu Keunang) “I saw the video of the killing on TV without knowing it was my son. I called his sister and said, “Come ... read more >>
L.A. Firearm Exchange Nets 700 Guns
Written by City News Service 14 May 2015
Mayor Eric Garcetti More than 700 firearms were exchanged for gift cards over the weekend as part of Los Angeles' 10th gun buyback program, city officials announced May 11th. A total of 29 assault ... read more >>
Water Board: Conserve or Face New Fines
Written by McKenzie Jackson/ California Black Media 14 May 2015
On May 5, the California Water Control Board approved emergency regulations designed with new methods – including steep penalties - for 411 cities and urban water suppliers to reach between eight to ... read more >>
Los Angeles chief concerned after police kill homeless man
Written by Associated Press 08 May 2015
Los Angeles Police Chief Charlie Beck said Wednesday he has yet to see evidence that would justify one of his officers fatally shooting an unarmed homeless man near Venice Beach. Beck cautioned that ... read more >>
Brown lawns loom this summer in California as tough water restrictions take hold amid drought
Written by Amy Taxin and Fenit Nirappil Associated Press 08 May 2015
A home with a dead lawn is seen in Cypress, Calif., on Wednesday, May 6, 2015. California water regulators have imposed unprecedented mandatory water cutbacks, but now comes the tough part: coaxing reluctant ... read more >>
3 accused of operating fictitious police department
Written by TAMI ABDOLLAH and DON THOMPSON Associated Press 08 May 2015
This April 30, 2015, booking photo provided by the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department, shows Brandon Kiel, who was arrested on suspicion of impersonating a police officer through his role in an ... read more >>
Appeals court says police can withhold license plate scans
Written by Brian Melley, The Associated Press 08 May 2015
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Police don't have to disclose license plate records that advocacy groups sought to gauge how high-tech surveillance was being used, a California appeals court ruled Wednesday.   The ... read more >>