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SWAAM – Spoken Word, Art and Music
5/1/2019 2:11:01 PM

SWAAM is Spoken Word, Art and Music. That’s when super-talented poets, singers, musicians and “open mic” artists will perform– backed by our awesome LIVE BAND. So come on! Food, drink, and wonderful entertainment await you on this and every 1st and 3rd Friday of the month.   8 - 10:30 pm The Cultural Social Club, 7617 S. Crenshaw Blvd, Inglewood https://www.facebook.com/swaampoetry/videos/1926718947557500/ (323) 253-8918 $5 before 8:30 pm and $10...

Army Vet Arrested in Alleged Terror Plot Targeting LB Rally
5/1/2019 2:09:29 PM

LOS ANGELES (AP)—An Army veteran who converted to Islam and discussed launching various terror attacks throughout Southern California was arrested as he plotted to bomb a white supremacist rally as retribution for the New Zealand mosque attacks, federal prosecutors said Monday. Mark Domingo, an infantryman who served a combat stint in Afghanistan, was arrested Friday after visiting a park in Long Beach where authorities said he planned to plant home-made explosive devices made with nail-filled pressure cookers in advance of a Nazi rally scheduled Sunday. Domingo, 26, was arrested...

Lack of Affordable Rents Bedevils California, Nation
5/1/2019 2:06:15 PM

LOS ANGELES (CNS) - A USC study released Tuesday says Washington, D.C., and California cities have the widest disparity between income and affordability for rental housing. New research by USC housing experts reveals lack of affordable rent is a bigger problem than previously realized, not only in big coastal cities but across much of the United States, according to a statement released in conjunction with the study. The findings come from a new method by researchers at the USC Price School of Public Policy to provide policymakers a more accurate picture of rental market conditions. It...

Compton Sheriffs YAL Hosts Junior Olympic Boxing
5/1/2019 1:45:52 PM

Channeling their inner Ali’s and De La Hoya’s, the hooks, jabs and uppercuts were flying last weekend as the Compton Sheriff Youth Activities League (YAL) hosted Junior Olympic bouts. Compton native and Corrido singer Rhyan Lowery (El Compa Negro) came home to support the Racial Harmony & Riot Memorial...

Inglewood Coalition Wins Round in Fight Against City Over Arena
5/1/2019 1:40:54 PM

LOS ANGELES (CNS)—A judge ruled a neighborhood group's petition challenging the Clippers' plans to build an arena on public property in Inglewood can move forward. On Thursday, Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Mary H. Strobel found in favor of Uplift Inglewood Coalition in its lawsuit alleging that Inglewood violated the California Surplus Land Act. The law requires cities to give first priority to affordable housing development when selling public land. Uplift Inglewood filed the petition in June 2018, alleging the city did not comply with the law before it entered into...

Chargers Make Another Significant Donation to Local Boys & Girls Club
5/1/2019 1:39:59 PM

As it did last September, The Los Angeles Chargers organization has donated an additional $400 thousand to the Boys and Girls Clubs of Metro Los Angeles. Chargers defensive tackle Justin Jones was joined by Chargers President and CEO Dean Spanos and Calvin Lyons, President and CEO of the Metro Clubs. The Metro Boys and Girls Clubs were formed in 2015, joining 5 existing area Boys & Girls Clubs: Challengers, since 1968; Watts/Willowbrook, since 1968; Bell Gardens, since 1960; Jordan Downs and Nickerson Gardens...

HBCU Holds 3rd Annual Football Combine at Lynwood High
5/1/2019 1:38:57 PM

Just as they do in the NFL, coaches from 26 historically black colleges and universities put more than 500 Southland athletes through football drills and skills competition last weekend at Lynwood High School. But instead of pro contracts, the coaches were scouting student-athletes for their programs while the students were seeking an opportunity to learn and compete at the next level. Now in its 3rd year, the program was open to high school underclassman, unsigned high school seniors and junior college student-athletes. The program has a proven record of success, placing more than 100...

Arbor Day Foundation Honors CSU Dominguez Hills with 2018 Tree Campus USA Recognition
5/1/2019 1:38:12 PM

CARSON—California State University, Dominguez Hills (CSUDH) was honored with 2018 Tree Campus USA® recognition by the Arbor Day Foundation for its commitment to effective urban forest management. The Tree Campus USA program honors colleges and universities for excellent campus forest management and for engaging staff and students in conservation goals. Currently, there are 364 campuses across the United States with this recognition. CSUDH achieved the recognition by meeting Tree Campus USA’s five standards: maintaining a tree advisory committee; developing a campus...

Man Charged with Dispensary Security Guard's Killing in Inglewood
5/1/2019 1:36:33 PM

INGLEWOOD (CNS)—A Paramount man was in custody Wednesday on suspicion of killing a uniformed security guard who was gunned down outside the unlicensed marijuana dispensary in Inglewood where he worked. Adhan Rasheed Clark, 25, was ordered to be held in lieu of $3.04 million bail while awaiting arraignment May 2 on a murder charge stemming from the April 11 slaying of Enrique Alvarado, along with one count of possession of firearm by a felon. The criminal complaint includes gun and gang allegations, and alleges that Clark has a 2012 conviction for grand theft. He was arrested...

Citrus Tree Disease Confirmed in Compton; Area Now in New Quarantine
5/1/2019 1:24:33 PM

Due to the detection of an incurable plant disease called?Huanglongbing?(HLB) in Compton, the California Department of Food and Agriculture has expanded the Los Angeles HLB quarantine area by 99 square miles. This quarantine means that it is illegal to move citrus trees and plant material out of the quarantine area and to bring citrus fruit or plant material into this area from other states or countries. HLB?kills all citrus trees it infects and is spread by a small pest?called the Asian citrus psyllid as it feeds on leaves and stems of citrus trees.?HLB is not harmful to humans or...