Author: 2UrbanGirls

2UrbanGirls has been cited in Daily Breeze, Daily News, Inglewood Today, Intersections South LA, KCRW, KPCC, Los Angeles Times, Los Angeles Wave, LA Weekly, LA Watts Times, Mercury News, New York Times, Orange County Register, Sports Illustrated, The Atlantic, and Washington Post. 2UrbanGirls has a recurring column, South of the 10, on CityWatchLA.

As the City of Compton continues to spiral out of control, there are two things that are most clear about what needs to happen in the city.  First there needs to be better communication between Compton Unified School District (CUSD) and the city and most importantly, City Attorney Craig Cornwell…

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In today’s edition of what’s making news around Los Angeles County we bring you the “Rent is too Damn High”.  This issue resonates with many as property owners are going up on rent on both commercial and residential properties.  Don’t try going to your elected officials, who may receive campaign…

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Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson can’t catch a break.  In addition to a city employee filing sexual harassment charges against him, it is now being reported that the mayor’s heroic efforts to keep the Sacramento Kings in town, is tainted.  Residents have sued the city, claiming fraud, for all of the…

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What’s making news today?  Compton Unified sued over lack of mental health services.  LA City council will welcome their first Korean-American member.  A LA Supervisor is alleged to be involved in pay for votes.  Oh, and African-American elected officials have once again sold out the (black) people they represent.

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Apparently the creator of the attached attack mailers thought Compton residents are stupid.  In an attempt to catapult city council candidate Emma Shariff to the dais, residents received mail that depicts incumbent, Dr. Willie Jones, as being under investigation by the district attorney’s office.  Comptonites do not appreciate council member…

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City of Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson finds himself in a full court press. The Sacramento Bee broke the story today that a city employee has filed a complaint alleging sexual harassment. She is seeking $200,000 in damages.  The city’s first black mayor was elected in 2008 but enjoyed a lengthy…

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2 Urban Girls thanks Joseph Mailander for his candid interviews we have shared with you.  After examining Affordable Housing and Promise Zones, the next logical question is “What does the future hold for the Greater Los Angeles area?”  Mailander authored LA at Intermission: A City Mingling Towards Identity where he discusses the lack of…

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Carson Mayor Albert Robles is running interference on allegations he is a sexual harasser.  Former Water Replenishment District board member Lynn Dymally filed a lawsuit listing the allegations, which comes at an inopportune time with the city in the spotlight for a possible NFL team.  Mayor Robles went on the Fred…

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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.

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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…

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Baltimore State Attorney Marilyn Mosby shocked the world by charging six Baltimore police officers in the death of Freddie Gray.  Stating there was no probable cause for Gray’s arrest, the recently elected state’s attorney promptly filed various charges against the officers, the most serious being murder.  A retired LAPD chief…

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With the 2014-15 school year coming to an end, Inglewood Unified School District (IUSD) is seeking community input on the Local Control Accountability Plan (LCAP).  This is the opportunity for students, parents, stakeholders and the community at-large, to weigh in on district goals, actions and budget priorities for the district.

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