Lupus Survivor Kimberly Williams to co-host Lupus Fundraiser June 7
Written by Kenneth D. Miller Assistant Managing Editor 29 May 2014
Lupus survivor Kimberly Williams didn’t think she would be alive, but she is and will be joining her friend Therese Green and the Lupus Foundation of Southern California at the African American Firefighters ... read more >>
A Big Day for Percy Pinkney
Written by Allison Arnold Sentinel Contributing Writer 22 May 2014
  (L to R): Councilwoman Myrtle Cole and Percy Pinkney Hundreds of people gathered recently to pay tribute to Percy Pinkney in a multi-city birthday and awards celebration recently. Pinkney, current ... read more >>
CAWS Convention ‘Voyage Into Recovery’ Kicks off in Long Beach
Written by Sentinel News Service 22 May 2014
The 30th annual Cocaine Anonymous World Service Convention will be held at the Hyatt Regency in Long Beach, CA from May 22 through May 26. The global, world and regional members of Cocaine Anonymous  ... read more >>
Bridge Proposal to Help Pedestrians Avoid Homeless Downtown
Written by City News Service 22 May 2014
The Los Angeles City Council unanimously backed a pedestrian bridge at the Da Vinci apartments in downtown Los Angeles May 16, that would allow its future dwellers to avoid nearby homeless encampments. ... read more >>
Counterfeit Bill Overcomes Committee Hurdle
Written by Sentinel News Service 22 May 2014
California State Board of Equalization Chairman Jerome E. Horton issued the following statement upon passage of BOE-sponsored Assembly Bill 2681 (Dababneh) out of the Assembly Committee on Revenue and ... read more >>
Michael Jace, ‘The Shield’ actor, charged with murder in shooting death of wife
Written by Associated Press 22 May 2014
The 51-year-old actor could face 50 years to life in state prison if convicted. He is being held in lieu of $2 million bail. Prosecutors charged actor Michael Jace, who played a police officer in the ... read more >>
McKenna Is In Familiar Territory
Written by Sentinel Staff Report 22 May 2014
There is no doubt that there are overwhelming issues facing the students of District 1 and several qualified candidates have stood up to champion the task. However, George McKenna is by far the best ... read more >>
Attorney General Kamala D. Harris Announces Los Angeles Recidivism Reduction Pilot Program
Written by Sentinel News Service 16 May 2014
Harris says: “We must reject the false choice of being ‘tough’ or ‘soft’ on crime.” Attorney General Kamala D. Harris today announced the creation of a recidivism reduction pilot program ... read more >>
It’s Time for Donald Sterling to Go! No Apology Necessary
Written by Danny Bakewell Jr Sentinel Executive Editor 15 May 2014
Have you ever sat back and watched a violent car crash? Well Donald Sterling’s tirade on CNN’s AC 360 with Anderson Cooper was the equivalent of watching a drunk driver speed down the street out ... read more >>
Graduation Rates at LA’s Promise Supported Schools Continue to Rise
Written by Sentinel News Service 08 May 2014
Manual Arts High students - According to figures released by the California Department of Education, Manual Arts Senior High School and West Adams Preparatory High School have once again surpassed the ... read more >>
L.A. NAACP Interim President Wants to Return Sterling Donations
Written by City News Service 08 May 2014
NAACP Los Angeles Chapter’s Interim President Lorraine Miller, in a message addressed to ``civil rights activists,'' vowed that changes would be made in the operation of the chapter. The chapter's ... read more >>
Banking with a Purpose
Written by Princess Manasseh Sentinel Contributing Writer 08 May 2014
  Bank of America Executive Felix Whittaker Specializes in 501c3 lending Growing up, Felix Whittaker was part of a tight knit family.  The child of two hard working parents Whittaker learned the value ... read more >>
Voting Rights Workshop for Californians with Criminal Convictions and Voter Registration Drive
Written by Sentinel News Service 08 May 2014
Compton rapper Eric "Eazy E" Wright's son Lil Eazy E helps to register voters in Compton as part of a My Hood Votes voter registration drive in 2008. The Crenshaw Legal Clinic Hosts ‘Know Your Rights’ ... read more >>
Carson City Councilman Introduces Anti-Bullying Ordinance
Written by Sentinel News Service 08 May 2014
Urging Criminal Penalties for Bullying School-Age Children  Carson City Councilman Mike Gipson joined the South Bay-based suicide prevention organization, Kevin’s Cause, and a host of community supporters ... read more >>
COUNCIL SAVES TOM BRADLEY CENTER FUNDING
Written by Sentinel News Service 08 May 2014
Declaring the need to preserve vitally needed services, City Council President Herb Wesson led the City Council action intervening to address the eminent loss of federal funding for the Tom Bradley Youth ... read more >>
Betty Yee For Controller
Written by Brian W. Carter Sentinel Staff Writer brian@lasentinel.net 07 May 2014
Betty Yee knows the 30 years of experience in finance, budgets and policies and educational background have prepared her for the Controller’s Office.( Photo By Brian W. Carter) The California State ... read more >>
Southland Residents Participate in National Prescription Drug Take Back
Written by City News Service 01 May 2014
Southland residents were given the opportunity to  get rid of unwanted or outdated prescription drugs recently by dropping them off at designated collection sites during the Drug Enforcement Administration's ... read more >>
Union Bank, LAUSD Open First Student-Run Branches in Los Angeles
Written by Sentinel News Service 01 May 2014
“We are thrilled to open the first LAUSD student-run bank in Lincoln High School and offer services that help students learn money management skills that prepare them for college and real-life ... read more >>
U.S. EPA Requires AllenCo to Comply with Federal Laws, Improve Safety Measures
Written by Sentinel News Service 01 May 2014
AllenCo Energy (file photo) Company Ordered to Make Significant Improvements to Operations   Recently, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) finalized an agreement with AllenCo ... read more >>
Parks, Price Face Off on Coliseum Fireworks Event
Written by City News Service 01 May 2014
Councilmen Bernard Parks and Curren Price, hoping to organize this year’s Fourth of July fireworks at the Los Angeles Coliseum, presented competing proposals to the panel that oversees the event. ... read more >>
The Best of Compton
Written by Sentinel News Service 01 May 2014
Councilwoman Jana Zurita and School Board Member Satra Zurita continuing their family’s legacy of leadership, sophistication and an un-wavering passion for serving the citizens and elevating the quality ... read more >>
Local NAACP Thrust In Heat of Sterliang Backlash
Written by Kenneth D. Miller Assistant Managing Editor 01 May 2014
NAACP Los Angeles President Leon Jenkins said Clipper owner contributions to group were insignificant Saying the racial comments attributed to Los Angeles Clippers basketball owner Donald T. Sterling ... read more >>
Los Angeles Sentinel ENDORSES GEORGE McKENNA FOR SCHOOL BOARD – DISTRICT #1
Written by Danny Bakewell Jr. Executive Editor 01 May 2014
George McKenna Is By Far The Best Choice For Our Kids and Our Schools While there are several qualified candidates running to fill the vacated seat of Marguerite LaMotte, the choice for who is the best ... read more >>
Westchester McDonald’s Unveils New Look, Design
Written by Sentinel News Service 01 May 2014
The new restaurant is African-American owned by McDonald’s operator, Fran Jones. Fran has been a local owner/operator since 1984 and has held a number of high-level posts in the company including serving ... read more >>
Bank of America’s Barry Simmons Partners with March of Dimes to Support a World of Healthier Moms and Babies
Written by Sentinel News Service 25 April 2014
Barry Simmons, senior vice president and west region executive for Bank of America, will serve as the west coast chair of the annual March of Dimes March for Babies walks in April and May of this year. Barry ... read more >>