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Monthly Archives: June 2014

Hertz severs business relationship with City of Los Angeles

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City of Los Angeles officials and LADOT have worked to bring carsharing to the city for the last five years.  After beginning with a pilot program with Zipcar and citing revenue estimates between $3 million and $30 million from an agreement with Hertz, it was a no brainer that LADOT selected Hertz over Zipcar in summer 2013.  That decision […]


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Children’s Defense Fund Freedom Schools seeks volunteers

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A while back I attempted to interview LAUSD school board candidate Alex Johnson on his run to fill the vacant seat serving District 1 students.  Johnson touts his involvement in securing funding to expand Freedom Schools and created “safe passages” and with new funding, the program will be offered to more students this summer.


City of Inglewood prepares to receive a windfall

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Sav-on Drugs has enjoyed a long and lucrative business arrangement, in the City of Inglewood, dating back to 1970.  Then Chairman of the Inglewood Redevelopment Agency Merle Mergell arranged for a 40 year lease on the property located at Market and Regent Streets to the tune of $1,000 per month.  That agreement is scheduled to […]


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Celebrating the Life of Tupac Amaru Shakur

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June 1-6-7-1 the day momma pushed me out her womb told me nigga get paid… ~ Tupac Today we celebrate the life of Tupac Amaru Shakur on his 43rd birthday.  Today the Truth About Tupac and the House of Armour, are hosting a fundraiser to benefit Aim 4 the Heart, a non-profit founded by Tupac and […]


Conversations: Bobby Seale

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Urban Issues Forum hosted political activist and former Chairman of the Black Panther Party for Self Defense, Mr. Bobby Seale, at the California African-American Museum (CAAM) on Friday, June 13th, in Exposition Park.  We enjoyed breakfast while listening to how and why the Black Panther Party came to exist.


BREAKING NEWS!!! Judge rules teachers’ tenure violates students rights

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NeonTommy is reporting a judge has ruled in Vergara vs. California in regards to teachers’ tenure violating students rights.


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Joint Legislative Audit Committee requests Audit of Inglewood Unified School District

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The Inglewood Today is reporting that a request has been made to audit the implementation of SB533, which gave Inglewood Unified School District (IUSD) an emergency loan of $55M, to keep the district solvent.  Since its implementation in September 2012, the state has been unwilling to delineate how $29M was appropriated, given issues with nutrition, […]


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