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Chairman Dr. William A. Burke Announces Retirement from South Coast AQMD Governing Board
March 11, 2021
At the March 2021 Governing Board meeting for the South Coast Air Quality Management District (South Coast AQMD), Dr. William A. Burke announced his retirement after 27 years of service on the Board, including an unprecedented 23 years as chair. South Coast AQMD will hold a special election at the April Governing Board meeting to elect the next Chair of the Board. Chairman Burke will officially step down on May 31, 2021. He is the longest-tenured member and the longest-serving chairman of the South Coast AQMD Governing Board. ... read more »
21-Year Old Shot and Killed Due To Road Rage Incident; Bringing Awareness to the Humility Needed On and Off The Road
March 11, 2021
Five brothers and sisters face a new reality of living without their youngest sibling, 21-year-old, Travis Bradell Warren, was shot and killed during an altercation overwhelmed by road rage in the City of San Bernardino, California. Older brother, Thomas Warren, Jr., reflected on the incident. It led him to one simple question; in the course of any misunderstanding between two people, at what point does anyone deserve to die? ... read more »
Edison International Donation Brings Laptops, Internet Access to Inglewood Schools Navigating COVID-19 Impacts
November 5, 2020
The California BDD Fund seeks to address the digital divide ... read more »
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California State Capitol Goes Black … Red and Green to Mark Juneteenth
June 25, 2020
The state of California  started recognizing Juneteenth or Black “Freedom Day,” marking the emancipation of enslaved African Americans, back in 2003 as an official state observance. That was 17 years before Juneteenth became a household word across the United States this year.  ... read more »
James W. Sweeney Obituary
March 6, 2020
James W. Sweeney was born in Fresno, California on July 28, 1948, to the union of Lonnie Lee Sweeney and Evelyn Randle. He is the younger of two sons born to this union. Sweeney’s parents, and his brother Sherman Sr., preceded him in death. ... read more »
California State University, Northridge Presidential Search Committee to Hold First Meeting
February 4, 2020
The California State University (CSU) Board of Trustees is beginning the search for a new president of California State University, Northridge (CSUN) to succeed Dr. Dianne F. Harrison, who is retiring in June 2020. ... read more »
Three Saudi Nationals Charged with Smuggling Firearms Parts from United States to Saudi Arabia without an Export License
November 8, 2019
Three Saudi nationals have been charged in two separate indictments for allegedly violating federal export laws by purchasing more than $100,000 in weapons parts in the United States while on student visas and then smuggling the parts to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. ... read more »
Burke Elected to Historic 13th Term as South Coast AQMD Chair
November 7, 2019
Accomplished businessman continues his remarkable dedication to public service ... read more »
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Some Californians Say Moving from Natural Gas to Electricity Will Cost Too Much
August 29, 2019
About a month ago, business and political representatives from more than 20 cities across the Inland Empire  - a metropolitan area east of Los Angeles that covers parts of Riverside and San Bernardino counties - held a press conference in the city of Riverside. At the meeting, they sounded off against new California Energy Commission and California Public Utilities Commission (PUC) rules designed to move energy users away from natural gas, toward electric power. ... read more »
A Humble Leader Prepares for a Great Pilgrimage Hajj
August 8, 2019
On July 27, 2019, business, religious leaders, Imams, former gang leaders, and families from Pasadena, Orange County, San Bernardino, San Diego, Riverside and parts in-between came to Masjid Bilal Ibn Rabah, located in the heart of the Crenshaw district, to pay respect and express well wishes to a legend and probably one of the most important and influential leaders in the southern California African American Muslim community, Naim Shah Sr. ... read more »
Schetema Nealy Becomes First African American Female to Earn Ph.D. in Chem from UNLV
May 30, 2019
Raised in San Bernardino, California by a single mom, with four other children, there wasn’t anything extraordinary about Schetema Nealy’s childhood, at least on the surface. Because, one would have to be at least a bit extraordinary to accomplish what she did recently, becoming the first African American female to receive a Ph.D. in chemistry from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. The Sentinel recently caught up with Nealy to talk about her accomplishment and how it came to be. ... read more »
Heated Charter School Debates Ignore One Key Fact: Black Students Are Underperforming In Our Schools
May 2, 2019
African American children are California’s lowest performing group of students, only above students with special needs. Only two percent of Black kids in the state attend schools that are considered “high performing.” And only 10 majority African American schools, located mostly in hard-to-count, high-poverty census tracts around the Bay Area and Los Angeles, score, on average, above the state math and language arts requirements. ... read more »
Legislators Introduce Bills to Regulate Police Use of Force
February 14, 2019
Police killings continue to be a significant problem in California. According to the Department of Justice figures, California police killed 162 people in 2017, and half of them were unarmed. Cities such as Bakersfield, Stockton, Santa Ana, Long Beach, and San Bernardino ranked in the top 15 when it came to nationwide police killings. ... read more »
Forest Lawn Memorial Parks presents ‘An Evening of Gospel, Jazz, and Blues’
January 25, 2019
A FREE night of music, dance, poetry, and black culture to celebrate Black History Month: ... read more »
SCAQMD Awards More Than $47 Million in Incentive Funds to Implement and Demonstrate Cleaner Technologies and Fuels to Reduce Air Pollution
January 4, 2019
The South Coast Air Quality Management District today awarded $47.4 million to 26 businesses, organizations, universities, government agencies and utility companies in the South Coast Basin and Coachella Valley to help them purchase and upgrade their equipment with cleaner and energy efficient technologies.  Much of the funding will be directed at environmental justice communities that are close to industrial areas and are some of the hardest hit by air pollution.  The projects are located in all four counties in SCAQMD’s jurisdiction.    ... read more »
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