Immigration Advocates Anticipate Jamiel's Law
Written by Sentinel News Service 18 December 2008
Immigrant rights advocates used the arrival of International Human Rights Day December 10 to launch a week of efforts assisting immigrants who may not be aware of their rights when contacted by law ... read more >>
Homeless Shelters Overwhelmed
Written by Sentinel News Service 18 December 2008
Despite efforts by the city, county and nonprofit agencies to help keep homeless families off the streets, officials at rescue missions and winter shelters in Los Angeles County said in remarks reported ... read more >>
Blackout at L.A. Live
Written by Yussuf Simmonds (Managing Editor) 11 December 2008
Are African Americans welcome to shop but locked out of Ownership? Billed as “Downtown Comes Alive – Times Square of the West,” Anschutz Entertainment Group’s (AEG’s) ... read more >>
Task Force to Deter Port Crimes
Written by Sentinel News Service 11 December 2008
CNS--A multi-agency task force will be set up at the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach modeled after operations that target smuggling and other criminal activity along the nation's borders, ... read more >>
USC to Replace Village with More Student Housing
Written by Sentinel News Service 11 December 2008
CNS--USC was given the OK this month by the city of Los Angeles to start planning housing and retail complexes for students living in the University Park community. The Los Angeles City Council's ... read more >>
MTA Implements Hiring Freeze
Written by Sentinel News Service 11 December 2008
CNS--Faced with looming state budget cuts, the Metropolitan Transportation Authority Board of Directors implemented a hiring freeze last Thursday. Current state budget cuts will create a $136.3 million ... read more >>
Manor Looses Funding After Confrontation with LAHSA
Written by Jennifer Bihm (Contributing Writer) 11 December 2008
L.A. resident Barbara Coleman is seeking answers, she said, as to why the Los Angeles Homeless Service Authority withdrew funding for a homeless shelter "that is currently being underutilized. ... read more >>
Freeman Barred from Union
Written by City News Service 04 December 2008
CNS--The president of a Los Angeles chapter of the Service Employees International Union has been barred from the union for misusing member funds, the union announced last Wednesday. SEIU Local 6434 ... read more >>
Black Friday Didn't Allay Economic Fears
Written by City News Service 04 December 2008
CNS--Shoppers jammed Southland stores and malls on "Black Friday"--the first day of the Christmas shopping season--but analysts said it could be one of the worst retail seasons in years because ... read more >>
King Hospital Top Priority for Ridley-Thomas
Written by City News Service 04 December 2008
CNS--Mark Ridley-Thomas was sworn in Monday as Second District Los Angeles County supervisor after winning an election race on a promise to make healthcare his top priority and work to bring about ... read more >>
Compton Holds 'Gifts for Guns' Event
Written by City News Service 04 December 2008
CNS--More guns were taken off the streets Saturday during Compton's annual "Gifts for Guns" program, the Sheriff's Department reported. In an effort to curb violent crime in the city--which ... read more >>
Mervyn Dymally: A Political Icon (Part 2)
Written by Yussuf Simmonds (Managing Editor) 04 December 2008
Part 2 In 1980, Dymally returned to public office and became the first foreign Black to be elected to the United States Congress where he served for 12 years. During his tenure, he served as chairman ... read more >>
Bilal Learning Center Honors Shah
Written by Kenneth Miller ASSISTANT MANAGING EDITOR 27 November 2008
Murad Muhammad provides uplifting keynote Longtime Muslim and community advocate Naim Shah Sr. hailed his brother Khalid Shah as his hero in accepting his award as honoree at the  25th annual ... read more >>
Coast Guards Seize $32 Million Worth of Pot
Written by City News Service 27 November 2008
CNS--A Newport Beach-based Coast Guard crew last week made a 9,987-pound marijuana seizure about 100 miles southwest of San Diego, an amount estimated to be worth $32 million, it was reported. The ... read more >>
City Agrees to $13 Million Payout for Mayday Melee
Written by City News Service 27 November 2008
CNS--The city of Los Angeles has tentatively agreed to pay nearly $13 million to immigration protesters and bystanders injured by police officers during a melee at MacArthur Park last year, it was ... read more >>
City Urged to Cut Back on Spending
Written by City News Service 27 November 2008
CNS--A projected $110 million deficit could be reduced if the city of Los Angeles delays the purchase of police squad cars, trims fewer trees and installs fewer left-turn arrows, according to a report ... read more >>
Sentinel's Prop 8 Town Hall Meeting Attracts 100's for Same Sex Marriage Discussion
Written by Francis Taylor (Contributing Writer) 27 November 2008
In the aftermath of the controversial, November 4th decision of the California voters to vote No on Prop. 8, the measure that would have allowed an amendment to the California Constitution and rendered ... read more >>
Hutt Elected NFDC President
Written by Jennifer Bihm (Contributing Writer) 27 November 2008
Newly elected New Frontier Democratic Club President Ingrid Hutt is "honored," she said, to take on the new position. "We've had presidents like Julian Dixon, Assemblymember Mike ... read more >>
Dymally: A Political Icon Retires (Part 1)
Written by Yussuf Simmonds (Managing Editor) 20 November 2008
Twice Assemblyman, Congressman, Lieutenant-governor, State Senator, school teacher, father, husband, mentor, goodwill ambassador, Mervyn M. Dymally is all of the above and much, much more.   ... read more >>
LAX Workers Seek Formation of Union
Written by Jennifer Bihm (Contributing Writer) 20 November 2008
The Los Angeles Hotels Coalition for Diversity is urging African Americans in Los Angeles not to “eat, sleep or book events” at the LAX Hilton on Century Blvd. until workers there are allowed ... read more >>
Are Gay Rights Civil Rights and Are Blacks More Homophobic? In the Aftermath of Prop 8
Written by Sentinel Staff Writer 20 November 2008
Are Gay Rights Civil Rights?” is the topic up for discussion this Saturday (November 22) at a town hall meeting being hosted by the Los Angeles Sentinel newspaper in light of the aftermath of ... read more >>
Carson Pays Tribute to Local Veterans
Written by Jason Lewis (Sports Editor) 13 November 2008
Millions of Americans across the country gathered to celebrate the efforts of the veterans who served our country in the armed forces. Five hundred of them gathered at Carson's Veterans Park for ... read more >>
Man Pleads Not Guilty in Slayings of Woman, Her Three Daughters
Written by Sentinel News Service 13 November 2008
  An 18-year-old Altadena man accused of killing a woman and her three daughters before setting their Lancaster home on fire pleaded not guilty to four counts of murder. Corey Lynn King charged ... read more >>
James Hahn Appointed Superior Court Judge
Written by Sentinel News Service 13 November 2008
Former Los Angeles Mayor James Hahn was appointed last Wednesday as a Los Angeles Superior Court judge by California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger. Hahn, a 58-year-old Democrat from San Pedro, was Los ... read more >>
Yvonne Brathwaite Burke - A Lifetime of Service (Part Two)
Written by Yussuf Simmonds (Managing Editor) 06 November 2008
An attorney, assemblywoman, congresswoman, and county supervisor, she led the way and opened new doors for a generation. Now she prepares to turn the reins over to Councilman Bernard Parks. PART TWO ... read more >>