Monthly Archives: May 2015

Around the Greater South Bay

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In an effort to keep you in the loop, here are the latest happenings around the Greater South Bay area.  A mayor is sued by his former colleague, an attempt to lower the threshold to pass transportation measures and gang crime is down in the Hub.

Joseph Mailander on Promise Zone Funding

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The City of Los Angeles has twice applied for Promise Zone funding and has been denied both times.  Promise Zones are defined as high poverty communities, and if approved,  the federal government partners with local leaders to revitalize the community.  The urban community was up in arms over South LA (SoLA) being left out in […]

Joseph Mailander talks Affordable Housing

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@ After running a throwback Thursday interview with Joseph F. Mailander, 2 Urban Girls received multiple inquiries to pick his brain on several hot button topics in the City of Los Angeles.  In this three-part series, Mailander shares his opinion on affordable housing.

Carson mayor downplays sites contamination

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Appearing on The Beast 980 AM with Fred Roggin, Carson Mayor Albert Robles downplayed the contamination of the site during the midday broadcast.  In addition to being the mayor of Carson, CA, Robles is also on the board of the Water Replenishment District.  He is also a lawyer.  Robles also revealed the contaminated land was […]

What’s In a Name

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South Central.  South Los Angeles. South LA.  Now “SoLA”.  Los Angeles city council members are pleading their case for yet another rebrand of the area best known for the 1992 riots.  After the Rodney King verdict, which resulted in umpteen millions in lost revenue, the council is scrambling to find ways to attract investors.  Traditionally, […]

KDAY Ratings Continue to Slide

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After losing a bidding war to bring Big Boy to 93.5 KDAY, it is evident its ratings are on a steady decline and has Meruelo Media executives scratching their heads.  With a stronghold on the lucrative growing Latino listeners, the “urban” radio station has fallen behind KRRL (Real 92.3), KJLH (102.3) and are also behind USC ran […]

U.S. Post Office Letter Writing Campaign for Special Olympics

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The U.S. Postal Service is sponsoring a letter writing campaign to support the U.S Special Olympic Team and all of our participants in the upcoming games.  The goal is to write at least ONE (1) letter and/or ask your children or those you know to do the same in support of the athletes that will […]

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