Controller Yee Releases December Cash Update
Written by Sentinel News Service 15 January 2015
  State Controller Betty T. Yee released her monthly report last week, covering California's cash balance, receipts and disbursements in December 2014.  Revenues for the month totaled $13.1 billion, ... read more >>
L.A. County Health Department Urges Preservation of Trauma Services at St. Francis Medical Center
Written by Sentinel News Service 15 January 2015
St. Francis Medical Center in Lynwood   The Los Angeles County Department of Health Services (DHS), with the support of the Board of Supervisors, is urging the State Attorney General to permit ... read more >>
Unidentified Patient First to Die of Flu in California
Written by City News Service 15 January 2015
  A Southern California resident has become the state's first person under 65 to die from influenza this flu season, health officials announced last week. Citing privacy concerns, the state Department ... read more >>
Officials to Study Minimum Wage Hike’s Impact on Los Angeles
Written by City News Service 15 January 2015
A Los Angeles hotel worker speaks before a recent vote to raise minimum wage for the city’s hotel employees. City officials have chosen University of California Berkeley economists to study the ... read more >>
Labor Decision in Security Guard Case May Set New Precedence
Written by City News Service 15 January 2015
Employees required to stay at a worksite while on call should be compensated for all their hours, including sleep time, the California Supreme Court has ruled in a case involving a company based ... read more >>
African American Firefighter Museum Announces New Exhibit
Written by LAWT News Service 15 January 2015
 “The Legend of Arnett Lee Hartsfield, Jr.”   Rare and historical photos, film and memorabilia documenting the life and times of Arnett Lee Hartsfield, Jr., will be on display to the ... read more >>
Jones, Hall host Covered California Enrollment Fair at City of Refuge Church
Written by Sentinel News Service 15 January 2015
Bishop Noel Jones   California Senator Isadore Hall and Bishop Noel Jones, founder of City of Refuge Church, join L.A. Care in hosting a Covered California community health and enrollment fair. Covered ... read more >>
Fred Jones father of CLBC Chair Reggie Jones-Sawyer Succumbs
Written by Sentinel News Service 15 January 2015
Fred Jones, 78, of Washington D.C./Maryland area passed away peacefully in his sleep on Tuesday morning, December 22, 2014 after a long illness. Born in Cuthbert, Georgia to Primus and Mary Jones, he spent ... read more >>
Chase Opens New Branch in South Los Angeles
Written by Nicole Williams 15 January 2015
Pictured from left to right: Relationship Banker Jasmond Nash, Relationship Banker Ramiro Avalos, Councilman Curren Price, Consumer Banking District Manager LizAnn Shimamoto, Consumer Banking ... read more >>
Dr. Benjamin F. Chavis, Jr. Partners with MC Lyte on Groundbreaking New Book
Written by Sentinel News Service 15 January 2015
Civil Rights Leader Dr. Benjamin F. Chavis, Jr. and Hip Hop Icon MC Lyte have joined forces with the penning of FUSION: Bridging the Gap Between Civil Rights and Hip Hop (,  ... read more >>
Yvonne Horton, Inglewood City Clerk’s Reelection Campaign Gains Momentum
Written by Sentinel News Service 15 January 2015
Yvonne Horton Yvonne Horton, who has served as the Inglewood City Clerk for the past 12 years, recently announced her reelection campaign and independent, assertive, and persuasive women, as well as ... read more >>
Roy Evans Remembered as a Community Advocate
Written by Sentinel News Service 15 January 2015
Born in St. Louis, Missouri in 1931, Roy Evans was raised by his mother, grandmother and Aunt Mariah. His father, William Evans, died when he was 5 months old.  A rebellious youth and runaway, Roy found ... read more >>
Kamala Harris Announces to Sentinel: ‘I am running for the U.S. Senate’
Written by Danny J. Bakewell, Jr. Executive Editor 15 January 2015
In an exclusive interview with The Los Angeles Sentinel, California Attorney General Kamala Harris announced Tuesday Jan. 13 that she would run for Barbara Boxer's U.S. Senate seat. The current California ... read more >>
A New King for South L.A.
Written by Amen Oyiboke, Staff Writer 15 January 2015
Martin Luther King Jr. Community Hospital Prepares for Reopening     The new Martin Luther King, Jr. Hospital is set to reopen in late spring for South LA residents. (courtesy MLKCH)  After rebuilding ... read more >>
Condolences pour in, services announced celebrating legacy of Andraé Crouch
Written by Cora Jackson-Fossett, Sentinel Religion Editor 15 January 2015
As condolences pour in from across the nation about the passing of gospel music legend, Andraé Crouch, many in Los Angeles’ faith community added reflections on his legacy as well.  Crouch passed ... read more >>
Inglewood Celebrates the Life and Accomplishments of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Written by Sentinel News Service 15 January 2015
On Monday, Jan.19, the City of Inglewood will host its annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Celebration. This year’s memorial of Dr. King’s legacy will be extremely significant as it is Inglewood’s ... read more >>
Council President Wesson to Serve as Grand Marshall 30th Annual ‘Kingdom Day Parade’ set for Monday Jan. 19
Written by Sentinel News Service 15 January 2015
(Council President Herb Wesson will serve as the Grand Marshall of the 30th anniversary Kingdom Day Parade on Monday Jan. 19 beginning at 11a.m. on King Blvd./File Photo) Council President Herb Wesson ... read more >>
Written by Sentinel News Service 15 January 2015
  (Metro entry to parade will be replica of the Rosa Park bus in honor of the 60th anniversary of her historic stand.) L.A. Metro will be joining the communities of south L.A. to celebrate Martin Luther ... read more >>
A Change Is Going to Come
Written by Amen Oyiboke, Staff Writer 15 January 2015
Roland Martin says current protests will be the predecessor to change. (Courtesy of Roland Martin) Host of “NewsOne Now” on TV One, Roland Martin isn’t shy about his feelings pertaining to the ... read more >>
2,000 civilians killed in Nigeria by Boko Haram
Written by Associated Press 15 January 2015
File photo from 2013, shows burnt buildings in Baga after a standoff between Boko Haram militants and Joint Task Force.  Amnesty International called Boko Haram’s recent attacks “the “deadliest ... read more >>
Adult acting classes resume at William Grant Still Arts Center
Written by Zon D'Amour, Contributing Writer 14 January 2015
For over 37 years the center has offered affordable theatre, dance and crafting classes as well as art exhibitions  for the community. William Grant Still Arts Center (WGSAC) resumes its Adult Acting ... read more >>
Century Boulevard Westbound Lanes Near LAX to be Closed for Five Nights in January
Written by Sentinel News Service 14 January 2015
Westbound lanes on Century Boulevard, between Aviation Boulevard and Bellanca Avenue near Los Angeles International Airport (LAX), will be closed from 9 p.m. to 6 a.m. on weeknights, Jan. 19 through ... read more >>
: Sabriya’s Castle Teams up with The Los Angeles Children’s Hospital Teen Impact Program
Written by Amen Oyiboke, Staff Writer 08 January 2015
Pamela Bakewell, President of Sabriya’s Castle of Fun Foundation (3rd person from the right, back row) and Jordan King and his colleague from Bank of America, who Volunteer for Sabriya’s Castle ... read more >>
2014 Sunsets
Written by Sentinel Staff Report 04 January 2015
January James Avery Georgia B. Mack Etta Seamster-McMahan Ella Mae Earnest Melvin Jones Leola Sudduth Kennedy John Robert Ramsey February Chokwe Lumumba Dr. Ophelia DeVore (Mitchell) Betty ... read more >>
LA Renaissance
Written by Zon D'Amour, Contributing Writer 02 January 2015
Sunday, December 28, at Studio 11 in Mid City, Creative Director/Producer Jason Sneed and Executive Producer/Event Designer Courtney Grace curated the third installment of the LA Renaissance. The event ... read more >>