This and That: 10/2

untitledHere’s what is (or isn’t) making headlines around LA County.

NFL in Inglewood?  2urbanGirls did some investigating and found this project is closer to fruition than what we think.  There have been plans to place a NFL stadium in Irwindale, Carson and Downtown LA, but what many don’t know is a current NFL owner already has ties (and land) in Inglewood.

City of Compton has a court date?  Former city treasurer candidate, Jasper Jackson, filed a lawsuit alleging voter fraud in the recently held municipal elections.   The court date is scheduled for Thursday, October 10, 2013.

Truancy?  Why aren’t parents making sure their kids are going to school?  Reports show nearly 1 million students have collectively missed over 20% of the school year.  Do we need to revisit jail time for parents refusing to send their kids to school?  Parents cite bullying, safety and family issues as to why students aren’t attending.

Revenge porn?  It is now a law that you can’t post your exes naked pics on social media sites.

No fracking in Whittier?  Kudos to LA County for stepping up and stopping drilling on an open space in Whittier.   The open space in question was paid for with money raised by a property tax L.A. county voters approved 20 years ago.  Whittier promised not to sell the land or change how it was used, without the county’s consent.  Whittier later leased drilling rights for the land to a company called Matrix Oil. Last year, the County sued to block the plan.  We already know that three of the supervisors voted to resume fracking in Baldwin Hills back in 2008, so even if 2nd District supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas votes “no”, the project could still move forward.

Happy Birthday to all the Libra’s born on this day!

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I am a lifelong Inglewood resident living in District 4. I serve on PTA and School Site Council as Vice-President, for the last 8 years with Inglewood Unified School District. I volunteer on the Wellness Committee for ICEF Public Schools. I am an alumni of California State University, Dominguez Hills with a degree in Political Science. You can find me on Twitter under @CreoleMommie

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