Rendering the venue post-renovation Madison Square Garden is unveiling renovation plans for its first west coast venue, the once-fabulous Forum in Inglewood. The company hopes the upgrades will turn it…
A vigil sits at Crenshaw and 78th street for 18-year old, Inglewood High school student Markeis Parish who was killed in a hit-and-run on the evening of Saturday, July 20. Police allege Parish was crossing at an unmarked point in the street and was struck by a car.
Inglewood police allegedly found a marijuana pipe, a 40 mm grenade, an AR-15 magazine loaded with ammo, two .50-caliber armor-piercing rounds and a U.S. military ballistic vest during a routine traffic stop for an expired registration.
An old (from 2005) LA Times article that I had never read before about the racial integration that came to Inglewood in the 1970s. An interesting read. I really wonder what an “updated” history of Inglewood would look like, one that takes into account the arrival Latin American immigrants in the 1980s. Some things of note:
"Right where the Forum was breaking ground on Prairie, I remember all the white fathers lined up with their guns, and blacks coming down Manchester with their guns, as vivid as if it was yesterday," Beam said.
By 1970, the city’s schools had 2,500 black children among 14,000 students, but they were clustered on a handful of campuses. Inglewood High had only 17 black students, while Morningside High had more than 600.
But by then, there was a new threat on campus. Violent street gangs had made their way to Inglewood from South Los Angeles. “In ninth and 10th grade we had to worry about the white kids,” Lewis said. “When we got to 11th grade, we had to worry about the Crips.”
Read it. Always interesting to hear from Inglewood old-timers.
Inglewood elections are coming up April 2. While researching the candidates for Board of Education, come to find out that all three seats are now running unopposed, due to two candidates pulling out of the election. What gives?
Two-term incumbent, Arnold Butler, is running unopposed for seat 1. Incumbent Trina Williams resigned seat 2 in January, leaving candidates Carliss Richardson-McGhee and Mariana Prado on the ballot. Recently, Prado withdrew.
In the race for seat 3, incumbent Alena Giardina is not seeking a second term. This leaves Margaret Richards-Bowers as the sole candidate since LaDeirdre Wilson has also withdrawn from the race.
INGLEWOOD (CBS) — Police are investigating the death of a 31-year-old man found shot dead Saturday inside a car in Inglewood. Officers were checking out a traffic crash about 4:25 a.m. when they spotted the victim inside a beige Chevrolet Malibu near the intersection of La Cienega Boulevard and Florence Avenue, said Inglewood police Sgt. Scott Collins. Officers found Los Angeles resident Julio Torres Lopez with gunshot wounds to his head and upper torso. Paramedics pronounced Lopez dead the scene.
As 1,000 protesters outraged at the shooting death of Trayvon Martin marched in Florida’s Goldsboro community Saturday, hundreds gathered on the other side of the country for a town hall meeting in Inglewood to discuss the unarmed teenager’s death. The meeting, hosted by radio station KJLH-FM, was titled “Black Men Standing Our Ground: Justice for Trayvon Martin.” Speakers included John Mack of the Los Angeles Police Commission, civil rights attorney Connie Rice of the Advancement Project and actress and musician Yolanda Whitaker.