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Monthly Archives: September 2015

Getting to know Asm. Melissa Melendez

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  Asm. Melissa Melendez (R-Lake Elsinore) is a very accessible public servant, who 2 Urban Girls befriended via social media.  Melissa is an outspoken woman on topics ranging from women’s rights to transportation and is a proud veteran. Originally from Youngstown, Ohio, Melissa was elected to the Lake Elsinore city council in 2008 before moving on […]


93.5 KDAY LAs ORIGINAL HIP HOP & R&B PRESENTS ITS 5th ANNUAL FRESH FEST CONCERT on SEPTEMBER 25th, 2015

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LOS ANGELES – 93.5 KDAY SoCal’s home of original Hip-Hop and R&B and under Southern California’s prominent minority-owned Meruelo Media, is proud to announce its star-studded 5th Annual Fresh Fest artists line-up coming to The Shrine Auditorium Friday, September 25th, 2015. True to KDAY’s iconic format, Fresh Fest 2015 will showcase some of the most influential and original artists in […]


Word on the Streets: Compton Unified Edition

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A current Compton Unified School District (CUSD) board trustee is running for a second seat?  Residents and voters in the Hub City are confused as to why a current trustee, who is not up for re-election, is running in the upcoming November election.  Reached by phone, Trustee Charles Davis spoke with this blog about his […]


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South L.A. Barber Shop receives $15k Metro Grant

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A grant program created to assist small businesses impacted by Southland light-rail construction topped the $1 million mark Thursday as officials handed a $15,000 check to the owner of a Crenshaw Boulevard salon.


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New IUSD StateTrustee Appointed

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City of Inglewood Mayor James Butts was pleased to announce Inglewood Unified School District (IUSD) has a new state appointed trustee.  The email also alluded to the departure of Dr. Don Brann, with mention of another trustee serving in the interim, until the new trustee assumes the position October 19th.  This new trustee makes the […]


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Are Local School Districts reporting accurately to the CA Dept. of Education

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Discrepancies found in annual school enrollment figures reported to the State.  The CA Lottery disbursements are based according to school enrollment figures provided by local school districts.  The reporting is mandated by the California Department of Education.  2 Urban Girls contacted local school districts, Compton (CUSD) and Inglewood Unified (IUSD), and found there has been some […]


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How are CA Lottery Proceeds Spent in Local Schools

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How are CA Lottery funds used in public schools? California voters approved Prop 37,the California State Lottery Act, in November 1984.  The premise was to provide much needed funds to school districts throughout the state.  Since its inception, $ 22,450,264,314.36 has been disbursed.  As commercials continue to air promoting how the CA Lottery benefits students, 2 Urban […]


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