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CONTENTS On The Cover Jacques Lesure and his wife stop by Emma’s Snack Shop on Market St. for a quick bite to eat and a nice picture!

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MINGLES TEA BAR

Taking your tea experience to a whole new level in Inglewood

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Downtown Inglewood’s new “Boutique Beverage” company One of the best places to find all things Inglewood on Facebook


Local businesses and residences enjoying good food and conversation at the first annual Eye on Inglewood holiday event at the District 2 Community Center in Inglewood, Ca.

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KENYA KIRKLAND Boutique owner Kenya Kirkland provides high end fashion while helping the homeless

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BUSINESS MARKETING 8 Social Media trends for 2018

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OLIVIA PATTERSON - RYANS Making the move to real estate

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CITY OF INGLEWOOD TELEPHONE DIRECTORY

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FINDING A REAL ESTATE INVESTMENT CLUB IN 2018

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estled just north of Crenshaw and Manchester, Mingles Tea Bar is a place to sit back, relax, chill and mingle. Or pull out your laptop and get those final work hours in while enjoying spot of tea. Owners Anthony and Lara McAuley (pictured) opened this establishment in July of 2017. Their vision of Mingles Tea Bar is to serve the community with premium loose-leaf teas and homemade pastries and desserts. They carry a wide variety of flavors such as: black teas, green teas, oolongs, whites, flavored teas, and pu-erhs. The also carry teapots, teacups, infusers, storage tins, drip catchers, and many other tea related items for you to purchase. Mingles has become Inglewood’s one stop “tea shop”. Why tea? Tea has been around for over 200 years and Mingles Tea Bar wants to share their vision of “Tea is The New Coffee”. They want to give their customers a safe haven from the hustle bustle of the home-base office at the coffee shop, a different business meeting place, and a place to meet a friend and mingle. The owners ask that you “Come In and Experience the Flavor” not only in their teas but also in the atmosphere. Mingles Tea Bar started their process in February 2016, coming up against different challenges, setbacks and even the desire to quit, but through perseverance, hope and faith Mingles Tea Bar has started its first leg of their journey of bringing a viable business to the viable community of Inglewood with plans to become an established business in “The Wood”. The owners of Mingles Tea Bar opened their doors with the #itsnotaboutus mindset, reminding them that they are here to serve. Mingles Tea Bar also offers hang space for established and up and coming artist to display their art and space rental for events such as but not limited to: book clubs/signings, baby showers, luncheons, meetings/networkings and the like. Like their Facebook page, read their reviews on Yelp and go in for yourself to experience the flavor!

Mingles Tea Bar 8443 Crenshaw Blvd., Inglewood, CA 90305 (424) 704-2777 www.MinglesTeaBar.com MinglesTeaBar@aol.com www.facebook.com/minglesteabar www.yelp.com/biz/mingles-tea-bar-inglewood-2


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LA STADIUM CONSTRUCTION BY THE NUMBERS At approximately 300 acres, this is one of the largest contiguous construction sites in the United States. Two million worker hours have been completed to date since construction began. Over six million cubic yards of dirt has been excavated to date; enough to fill 600,000 dump trucks. The majority is being recycled on site. Workers are installing some 15,000 tons of reinforcement steel in concrete. 45,000 cubic yards of concrete have been poured. The structural retaining wall, which is a MSE (Mechanically Stabilized Earth) system, is 65 percent complete. The MSE design contains 1,108 miles of steel straps, almost twice the length of the Pacific Coast Highway. The workforce has grown to approximately 850 people daily. In a year, some 4,000 daily workers are expected to be on site. The event level will be approximately 100 feet below grade level. Currently, there are eight cranes involved in construction. Soon, one of the largest cranes in the world will arrive to help complete erection of the roof structure. The roof canopy requires 39 precast concrete support columns. The new NFL home for the Chargers and Rams is on schedule to open for the 2020 season.

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Kenya Kirkland is a Los Angeles based entrepreneur! She owns several small businesses, one being a trendy women’s boutique called Shop 1323 in Inglewood, Ca. She’s not only a business owner, she’s a servant leader of the world. She’s also a woman of GOD, mother of three and philanthropist. Her big heart has driven many initiatives to give back to the community such as her annual blanket & toiletry drives. Kirkland’s current mission is to walk in her purpose of creating generational wealth in African American communities by developing and cultivating business

leaders. She’s created several events and programs to develop the skills needed to successfully launch and/or grow a small business. Kenya’s ultimate goal is to help both men & women create revenue streams that flow from their purpose. With 15 years of experience, Kenya has developed relationships and resources that she shares with her tribe! Her message of perseverance and drive will inspire you to fight to live the life you want to live! The resources she shares will give you the know how.

“I BELIEVE YOUR SPIRIT MUST BE ALIGNED WITHYOUR PURPOSE ONCE YOU AREWALKING IN YOUR GOD GIVEN PURPOSE,YOUR FORTUNE WILL FOLLOW.”

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From Joke to Jackpot, Corrie and Renie Score Big with New Location of MiddleBar in Inglewood Article Courtesy of SheRise Ford Public Relations Consultant of Reach Advertising and Design

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esidents of Inglewood have a new flavor in town. Corrie Scully and Renie Schoenkerman opened their new cafe and bar MiddleBar, on December 5th, at 129 N Market St, Inglewood, CA 90301. To complete their vision and develop the original concept, Corrie and Renie worked for nearly three years. Throughout the space they blend traditional New Orleans jazz flavor with a modern twist. With their cutting-edge design, Scully and Renie stimulate and awaken the senses. Known for their award winning Bloody Mary and line of Farm Fresh Cocktail mixers, Corrie and Renie (pictured below) have evolved MiddleBar from dinner and drinks with friends in the middle room of their house, into full fledge library bar everyone can enjoy.

“I grew up in Los Angeles, so we were looking all over town for a location to mass produce our cocktail mixers. We saw a place in Silver Lake and Boyle Heights, but when we found this place in Inglewood, we fell in love,” Said Renie. Originally we weren’t looking to open a bar, the city actually approached us, and asked us to open a place where people could dine. “We signed our lease in 2014 before the stadiums, the teams and the Metro. We didn’t have any idea what we were coming into. We just thought this was a cute street in a wonderful neighborhood.” “We started cooking and cocktailing for our friends years ago, and as a joke they named our house MiddleBar, and it just started from there,” said Renie. “We used to have house parties all the time and people would ask to come over to MiddleBar, not our house, but can we come over to MiddleBar. So, years later when we formed the company, obviously the name had to be MiddleBar.” 16

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The bar’s gorgeous design and warm atmosphere features bar top seating on one side and a family style dining table that seats up to 14 people, as well as relaxing patio seating out front. To add to the New Orleans influenced décor, there is a shoe shine station and hand painted floor that covers the floors. And just as in the “Big Easy”, music is a major part of Middlebar. The corner stage with open mic and guest DJ’s keep it live. The walls are lined with revolutionary artists like Billie Holiday, Louis Armstrong and Nina Simone and good music is always playing. MiddleBar, located at 129 N Market Street, offers live jazz music every Sunday and a mouth-watering brunch menu. Specialties include Sunday Brunch, house cured lox, pulled pork eggs Benedict grits and grillades. For reservations or more information, please call (323) 454-7577 or email info@middlebar.com.


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OLIVIA PATTERSON-RYANS | CERTIFIED REAL ESTATE INVESTEMENT SPECIALIST

MAKING THE MOVE TO REAL ESTATE

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Investing in real estate can be a wise decision and those who take it slow and learn all there is to know are the most successful investors. No matter if you’re a commercial or residential investor, this article has some advice to help you out.

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o you realize, if you own real estate, you are richer than you know? You are building wealth through real estate faster than ever before. Real estate has intrinsic wealth growth through appreciation and mortgage pay-down. We all understand how real estate appreciates over time. While interest rates remain at historical lows, with each monthly payment you are decreasing your principle and increasing your equity at an amazing pace. But Wait! Slow down! Before you get excited about a home remodel, vacation or new car, let’s think about how best to use monies harvested from your property. The number one financial challenge most Americans have is saving money. Your property can reduce the need to save money by creating alternative income for now and for retirement. This income will never run out. How does that work you ask? OWNING REAL ESTATE HAS FIVE ECONOMIC BENEFITS: Cash Flow or Rate of Return: Cash flow is your profit after collecting rent and paying the mortgage, taxes, insurance and maintenance. If you clear $200 a month on one unit, imagine having 10 units, 20 units or 50… Federal Tax Benefits: Depreciation and interest write offs helps to reduce your tax burden. 18

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Leverage of OPM (Other People’s Money): You can pay for your investment over 30 years with a mortgage loan. Can’t do that buying stocks or gold! Principal Pay-down: A portion of each payment goes to your principle, getting you closer and closer to owning free and clear. You build equity with each payment, building your wealth! Appreciation: Yes, real estate values go through cycles of ups and downs, but over the long term real estate grows in value, hedging your wealth against inflation. How you profit from real estate depends on YOU. When you buy a stock, you never know, for as much as you study the company, if its CEO isn’t about to leave and the next one will run the company to the ground, if there is a merger with a less profitable company in the pipeline, or if an

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earthquake will destroy the production plant in China. Your real estate investment will be a result of your own efforts to renovate a place, promote it, screen a proper tenant, and keep it up over the years. And real estate is tangible. When all the markets tank, you are trying to hold to your losing positions in hopes they will go up in a few months, or hurrying to sell at a loss before it gets worse. Real estate will bring you a monthly rent to cover the mortgage, even if you have negative equity. And in periods of economic turmoil, when people lose their houses to foreclosure or first time buyers are denied mortgages by the banks, you will have more potential renters than ever. When things go back to normal, home prices will increase and you can make a nice exit, sit it out until the next crisis, and go back in the game to buy low. Don’t want to time the market? Just buy. Now is as good a time as any. You can reach your goals faster with a written Real Estate Investment Strategy Plan turning your equity into income. It doesn’t hurt to diversify your investments.

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HOW TO FIND REAL ESTATE INVESTING CLUBS IN 2018 - Inglewood Business Magazine

Unless you’re a real estate investor who’s been living under a rock, chances are you’ve asked yourself, “how can I start investing in rental properties?”. The short answer — hard work and listening to these investing in rental property tips. The longer answer — start by doing your research so that you find the right neighborhood and a property that fits into your budget. Next, calculate all expenses and profits involved with the purchase. And finally, find a property that crosses every item off your list of priorities. 20

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nless you’re a real estate investor who’s been living under a rock, chances are you’ve asked yourself, “how can I start investing in rental properties?”. The short answer — hard work and listening to these investing in rental property tips. The longer answer — start by doing your research so that you find the right neighborhood and a property that fits into your budget. Next, calculate all expenses and profits involved with the purchase. And finally, find a property that crosses every item off your list of priorities.

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Don’t let a lack of experience keep you from investing in rental properties. If you are willing to work hard, educate yourself, and heed these investing in rental property tips, you’ll be well on your way to achieving a comfortable retirement: Pro Tip #1: Do your own research. You’ve made the decision to leave your nine to

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five job in order to pursue your dream career of real estate entrepreneur. You’re excited. You’re hopeful. You’re ready to start collecting those passive income checks. While these feelings are common (and in fact, encouraged) they shouldn’t get in the way of your due diligence phase. Seeking out advice from other investors, real estate agents, private lenders, and brokers is a great way to learn; however, conducting your own research is crucial if you want to achieve success. Read books, attend seminars, frequent networking events, listen to podcasts, or do whatever it takes to make yourself confident enough to land a deal and make an offer. It’s important to remember that investing in rental properties is a long term strategy, meaning the decisions you make to day will affect your future financial freedom. In order to avoid mishaps, it is recommended to purchase your first rental investment property in the market in which you live. This way, you’ll already have a feel for the local environment and an understanding of its economic state. You can pull “comps”


from the MLS (or sites like Redfin and Zillow if you are without a real estate license) to see what other properties in the area are being rented for and price your property accordingly. Lastly, when you buy close to home, you can acquaint yourself with local laws and regulations. In many cities, rental properties are treated more like businesses than residences thus spurring surprising fees if you haven’t done your research ahead of time. The last thing any investor wants are items like like required bedroom size to rent or renovation permits getting in his way. Extra Advice: The more you mind your due diligence, the bigger your competitive advantage. Pro Tip #2: Calculate costs. While investing in a rental property can be an extremely lucrative investment, there are numerous costs that keep real estate entrepreneurs from even getting started. Let’s begin by

talking about that infamous down payment. Investment properties generally require a larger down payment than owner-occupied properties and therefore have more stringent approval requirements. Unless you’re working with a private lender who you’ve already negotiated with, a 20 percent down payment will most likely be required. And a down payment is just the beginning. After collecting enough money for a down payment, you’ll then have to calculate renovation expenses. If you purchased a rental property for a good price (aka below market value) chances are, that property is a “fixer upper.” While buying a cheaper property will save you money up front, it may not be worth the cost to perform improvements. This is where research and due diligence comes to play again. Maybe you’ve found a fixer upper property that you love. That’s fine. Just be sure to perform a full inspection and calculate your ARV www.inglewoodbusinessmag.com

(after repair value) before you buy. You might find foundation damages or HVAC problems that, once repaired, will put you over budget. And of course, you can’t forget about those pesky operating expenses. On average, operating expenses account for between 35 and 80 percent of your gross operating income. Here’s an easy way to look at it: If you charge $2,000 for rent, expect your operation costs to be somewhere in the ballpark of $1,000. In addition, you can estimate maintenance costs to be about one percent of the property value annually. Other costs include insurance, possible HOA fees, property taxes and monthly expenses such as pest control and landscaping. \ Finally, the fun part…Calculating your returns. (You must have known I’d eventually get to the profits part, that’s the reason we’re all here after all). The Wall

Street Journal recently announced that individuals investing in distressed properties should aim for a 10 percent return (which should allot for enough to pay for upgrades along with a profit.) Take the time to sit down and figure out for every one dollar you spend, what is your return on that dollar? Stocks offer different returns than bonds, which offers different returns than investing in real estate does. Once you’ve done the math, know that a six percent return in your first year as a landlord is considered healthy, especially given that number should rise over time. Extra Advice: Give yourself some wiggle room. For every total you calculate, add two to five percent to that number. Pro Tip #3: Find the right place. Investing in rental properties can sound enticing, especially when followed by the words “passive income,” but don’t let the word

“passive” fool you. When first embarking on your rental property investing journey, you certainly won’t be sitting around on your couch collecting checks. This lifestyle might be your end goal (which is totally achievable) but it will take hard work and dedication at the beginning of the process in order to get the ball rolling. When searching for your first property, ask yourself the following: Do I have the time it will take to maintain this property? What are my long term goals for this property? Do I have the budget to hire a property management company so that I don’t have to handle day to day maintenance tasks and finding tenants? Do I have enough capital saved up in my rainy day fund ready to use for costly potential hiccups? Another thought to have before buying a rental property is, “where is the perfect neighborhood to buy?” Often times, people living in neighborhoods where homes are mostly owned will dislike their renting neighbors. Therefore, buying in an area with few renters to start may not be the smartest move. On the other hand it will be harder to keep long term tenants if you’re buying in a cheaper area with, say, higher crime rates. The key is to find the right balance. The last thing you want as a rental property owner is to have your house be the worst looking on the block. Not only will it affect rentability but it also could lead to complaints and possible citations in the future. The lesson here? Don’t buy a home that needs a lot of work just because you love the neighborhood; you may end up going over budget in the long run. Extra Advice: Each property you own serves as a reference to your work, abilities, and commitment…Be sure to keep this in mind before buying. If you’re ready to start earning passive income, these investing in rental property tips are a great place to start. And for your last piece of extra advice…as a beginner, don’t expect to be the best, just expect to learn a lot.

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efinancing a home is something many homeowners think about but never actually pull the trigger on. If you’ve been sitting back, waiting on the sidelines for the perfect time and opportunity to refinance your current mortgage/home loan, think of right now as being your last chance to act. It’s being speculated that mortgage rates have hit their bottom. If that is the case (and it very well could be), that means it’s time to get busy. With good credit, persistence and some shopping skills, you can still snag phenomenal deals this year to refinance a home loan — even if you are upside down on your home loan. Here are 10 tips for refinancing your mortgage.

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Don’t buy a home beyond your budget. A home should be a source of investment not a financial heart ache, especial for first-time buyers. Borrowing from family members and living from pay check to pay check makes for larger mortgage payments and bigger risks in the future. Always be on the lookout for competitive rates, points and fees. Compare different bids. Obtain an immediate confirmation of your locked in interest rate terms, point and fees. Never agree to prepayment penalties. If there is no mention of prepayment penalties, make sure you have an addendum attached to the mortgage that specifically states that no other penalty fees will be added. Know all that you can about your loan! Ask thorough questions and seek advice from professionals that you trust. Pick the right kind of loan. Rates are higher on 30 year loans than on comparable 15 year loans. Lenders hate holding loans at below market rates. Try considering “hybrid” loans –those with a fixed rate for the first five or seven years of their 30 year duration. If you’re going to be in your home for a shorter period consider an adjustable rate mortgage. If you are buying rather than refinancing, consider getting pre-approved mortgage or contingent loan approval letter. Pre–approval can strengthen your negotiating position with the seller, however it can add pressure on you to close a deal before the loan commitment expires. A contingent approval is a letter from the lender that states that the largest loan that you would qualify for. It will also give you additional negotiating leverage without binding you to the lender or the lender binded to you. Save all of your documents! Keep copies of everything the lender sends you. Take advantage of the mortgage interest deduction. This deduction is one of the few remaining tax deductible interest payments and also the cheapest form of long-term financing. Never use your financing/refinancing funds to finance your summer vacation or other short term pleasures.

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Interview and select a lender that you trust your biggest purchase with. Study! Read the real estate section of your local papers and books on the subject.

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Site founder and administrator, Halimah Ginyard (halimahginyard@EyeOnInglewood. com), consistently posts about local news, businesses, jobs, helpful programs and other vital information that helps everyone. I’ve seen posts from dogs getting found, law breakers identified to political debates. If it happens in Inglewood, it’ll be posted in this group. Another attribute that’s great about EOI is that city officials are engaged and listen. City employees, administrators and even Mayor James T. Butts answer questions to educate individuals on city information and issues. That is very cool! On December 12, 2017, Eye On Inglewood held its first holiday event (pictured right) at the District 2 Community Center located at 1201 La Tijera Blvd in Inglewood. Many people attended and had a great time. In attendance was the Mayor of Inglewood, James T. Butts, Inglewood police chief, Mark Fronterotta, Inglewood District 2 Councilman Alex Padilla, a host of local businesses and various schools from the surrounding area. It was an amazing time for all that came to experience it. We are looking forward to what is coming next.


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A QUARTER OF THE WORLD’S POPULATION USES SOCIAL MEDIA. HERE ARE 8 OF THE HOTTEST TRENDS LEADING INTO THE NEW YEAR.

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here’s so much on the horizon in the social media arena in 2018, and indeed it’s poised to be one of the larger single annual departures we’ve seen for a while. Social media platforms have now been adopted on a large enough scale, and for a long enough time, that companies are really starting to hit their stride, settle in, and manifest into some sort of measurable final form. Time spent on social platforms is set to increase, with social media marketing following in concert.

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Instagram Stories is a big deal and they’re not going away. We wrote about it here; check it out if you missed it. Daily viewers of Instagram Stories surpassed daily SnapChat viewers just one year after launch, and the growth isn’t stopping.

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Instagram Stories was likely the biggest single change in the Instagram UX, and its marketing implications are huge. A huge deal with Instagram Stories is this: accounts with over 10,000 followers can now add a link within the feature. Considering the fact that the only other place you can put a link on Instagram is just the one buried on your profile page, this is a huge deal, as it multiplies buying or inquiry opportunities by orders of magnitude. Instagram Stories in particular will be relevant from a marketing perspective because, compared to other transitory video platforms, Instagram metrics are eminently trackable. A final note on Instagram Stories: Their foundation is social media engagement gold. Video drastically outperforms all other forms of content on every test.

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INFLUENCER MARKETING MAKES MAJOR CONTRIBUTIONS TO SOCIAL MEDIA ENGAGEMENT

Influencer marketing is big business — a billion dollar industry by some counts. There is an exhaustive list of microcelebrities who earn six figure incomes. And this isn’t a fluke. Influencer marketing is uniquely keyed to exploit certain facts about a growing number of buyers. As Millennials advance their careers, and Generation Z starts theirs, an enormous population’s purchasing power is increasing swiftly and starkly. These two groups — who, combined, literally comprise most of the world’s population — are uniquely influenced by this marketing method.

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GENERATION Z TO DECIDE SOCIAL MEDIA TRENDS

We’ve mentioned Generation Z in both of the previous topics for good reason.


BUSINESS MARKETING RetailDive had this to say about Generation Z and their associated social media trends: “Gen Z is two- to three times more likely to be influenced by social media than by sales or discounts — the only generation to value social media over price when it comes to making purchase decisions…” Furthermore, 81% report watching at least one hour of online video per day, or more, according to a study by Fluent, covered by AdWeek. Combine these facts and realize that droves of Generation Z will graduate college and/or start careers next year, and you start to see the powder keg.

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MESSAGING PLATFORMS MAKE COMPANIES ACCESSIBLE

This is a department where overseas is leagues ahead of the United States. What do you know about WeChat? They’re a wee little Chinese messaging company . . . errr, one that’s looking to cross 1 billion users this quarter. WeChat and WhatsApp are absolutely ubiquitous across either ocean, reaching across many different functions to dominate social media, direct messaging, and even purchasing and commerce. There’s a simple reason this is going to catch on in the US: It’s good for business. Every year more and more buyers are Millennials and Gen Z, and fewer and fewer are older. In case you’re not aware of these people’s overwhelming preferences when it comes to talking to a company, we’ll illustrate in their native language:

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LIVE STREAMING EXPLODES

Live streaming isn’t about live streaming. At least not in the way we’re going to be talking about it. You’re going to see a lot more of it in 2018, and the people who do it well will be fully with the times and accelerating. Its prevalence will increase because it works. But there’s something more at work here. It’s actually about technology. We get better phones every year. Does that mean that we’re running the same apps better? Sometimes. But once the technological baseline of the average user has clearly www.inglewoodbusinessmag.com

moved up a notch, it becomes about making more robust apps that do more and fully take advantage of that new technology.

and AR, and all that ultimately came of it was two weeks of Pokemon GO. (That is, two AWESOME weeks! Man, wasn’t it awesome?)

The smartphones of today are better than what we used to have by orders of magnitude. Furthermore, our data speeds are better, and are poised to make yet another insane leap in the next few years when 5G becomes the standard.

But this year actually has the potential to be different. Many promising programs have another year of beta testing still left under their belts, but the technologies are improving in exciting ways. Once again, Facebook is at the epicenter, with Facebook Spaces.

Live streaming is a medium or implementation of social technology that’s uniquely positioned to take advantage of hardware improvements for the next several years. The resolution of an image the size of a phone screen can only get so good before you have to zoom in to see a difference. But better video processing across the board means all devices involved can handle more streaming at a better quality across more channels at the same time. This is such a huge change that it’s possibly unclear that anyone is even capable of fully understanding the ramifications.

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TWITTER IS GOING TO CHANGE

And they themselves might not even know how just yet. Twitter has been slowly circling the drain, in some respects, for a long time now. 2017 pulled no punches with the social network, either. Twitter needs to make some big changes to stay relevant, as its growth is the slowest of all the major social media platforms.

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ONLINE HANGOUTS BECOME THE NORM Online hangouts go hand-in-hand with the live streaming trend, and with Generation Z. Consider Houseparty — an app for multiple friends to essentially FaceTime with each other in a group setting.

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SOCIAL PLATFORMS SEE MORE HARDCORE MODERATION The last year or so has forced the hand of several tech and social media titans to intervene and play a more active role in content moderation. Those maneuvers, in retrospect, felt more like damage control than any sort of final solution. We’re likely going to see companies revisit this in a more significant or longer-lasting way, and definitely more proactive than reactive. As leveraging social media outlets for marketing first took flight, some were dubious of their staying power. The years since have changed skeptics into believers, and what’s on the forefront will clearly and easily amplify the channels’ relevance even further. 2018 is almost here… are you ready? 2018 social media trends predict that time on social media platforms will increase. This means you will need to improve your online presence in the year to come.

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FREQUENTLY CALLED NUMBERS Refuse Service……......……..…....310/412-5333 Water Service…………….....….....310/412-5310 Employment Information…….….310/412-5460 Housing –Section 8…………........310/412-5221 Senior Citizens Assistance…..........310/412-5338 CITY ADMINISTRATION MAYOR James T. Butts, Jr…..........................310/412-5300 COUNCILMEMBERS Dist. 1 George Dotson…................310/412-8602 Dist. 2 Alex Padilla……..….......…310/412-8601 Dist. 3 Eloy Morsales ….................310/412-8603 Dist. 4 Ralph Franklin….........…...310/412-8605 Animal Control...........….......….....310/523-9566 Building Permits..........…………..310/412-5294 Business Licsence...........….............310/412-5500 City Attorney.........……….............310/412-5372 City Clerk.......…………….............310/412-5280 City Council.......…………..…......310/412-5320 City Treasurer............…………......310/412-5642 Office of the City Manager 310/412-5301 Aircraft Noise Franklin…...........…310/412-8605 ECONOMIC & COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT DEPARTMENT Planning………...........…………..310/412-5230 Code Enforcement…….................310/412-5590 Successor Agency……..........….....310/412-5320 Housing …………...................…..310/412-5221

Administration…….............……..310/412-5333 Construction Inspection...….…....310/412-5333 Engineering Division……….....…310/412-5333 Parking Meter Information……...310/412-5333 Permits…………………................310/412-5333 Sign & Street Painting….......…….310/412-5340 Signal Failure…….....……….....…310/412-5340 Signals & Street Lights.......…........310/412-5340 Traffic Engineering........…….........310/412-5333 FINANCE DEPARTMENT Accounting………...……………..310/412-5365 Administration & Information.....310/412-5257 Purchasing…………………….…310/412-5266 Revenues & Business Taxes….......310/412-5500 Budget & Treasury……………….310/412-5100 Water & Refuse Billing………......310/412-5310 FIRE DEPARTMENT All Emergencies................................................911 Fire Prevention...............................323/890-4130 Fire Station #170 10701 S. Crenshaw Blvd................310/419-2198 Fire Station #171 141 W. Regent St.............................310/419-2160 Fire Station #173 9001 S. Crenshaw Blvd...................310/419-2190 HEALTH DEPARTMENT 123 W. Manchester Blvd.................310/419-5325 HOUSING AUTHORITY..............310/412-5221 LIBRARY Main 101 W. Manchester Blvd. Inglewood, CA 90301 Information......................................310/412-5380 Office Administration.....................310/412-5397 Other Branch libraries Crenshaw-Imperial Branch 11141 Crenshaw blvd., Ing. CA 90303 ...........................................................310/412-5403 MARRIAGE LICENSE Norwalk............................................562/462-2137

EDWARD VINCENT PARK 700 Warren Lane, Ing….................310/412-5370

COMMUNITY DEPARTMENT SVCS ...........................................................310/412-5483 Graffiti Abatement..........................310/412-8739 Parking Code Enforcement...........310/412-8731 Property Maintenance....................310/412-5590

PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT Hotline for Service Request 24/7...310/412-5000

PERSONNEL DEPARTMENT ...........................................................310/412-5460

DOG LICENSES……......……..…310/412-5280

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Job Hotline.......................................310/412-8888 POLICE DEPARTMENT All Emergencies.................................................911 Business Calls Administration.................................310/412-5200 Community Affairs..........................310/412-5530 Detective Section..............................310/412-5240 Police Front Desk.............................310/412-5210 Jail......................................................310/412-5325 Narcotics...........................................310/412-5528 Parking Enforcement.......................310/412-8731 Records & Identification..................310/412-5215 Recruitment............................1-866-4-IPD-JOBS Traffic Information..........................310/412-5207 FOR SERVICE NOT LISTED ABOVE CALL DAY OR NIGHT...................310/412-5210 FOR SPEECH & HEARING IMPAIRED TTY ONLY ............................................................310/677-2125 Non Emergency Police Business ............................................................310/412-8771 PUBLIC WORKS SERVICES Solid Waste........................................310/412-5333 City Service Center..........................310/412-5340 Curb & Gutter Repair.......................310/412-5340 Refuse Billing....................................310/412-5500 Refuse Collection- Billing Inquiry ............................................................310/412-5310 For Special Picks-Ups....................(800) 299-4898 Sewer Maintenance..........................310/412-5340 Storm Drain Maintenance..............310/412-5340 Street Sealing Information..............310/412-5340 Street Sweeping.................................310/412-5340 Streets & Sidewalks..........................310/412-5340 PARKS, RECREATION AND COMMUNITY SERVICES Administration.................................310/412-8750 Vincent Park.....................................310/412-5370 700 Warren Lane, Ing., CA 90302 Darby Park........................................310/412-5391 3400 W. Arbor Vitae. Ing., CA 90302 Rogers Park.......................................310/412-5504 400 W. Beach Ave., Ing., CA 90302 Siminski Park...................................310/412-5455 9717 InglewooD Ave. Ing., CA 90302 Swimming Pool- Summer Only.....310/412-5452 Tennis Reservations.........................310/412-5370 Cultural..............................................310/412-8700 Park Maintenance.............................310/412-5228 Trees and Park Maintenance............310/412-5483 Rec. Office..........................................310/412-5483 Playhouse...........................................310/412-5451 Pre-School Program.........................310/412-5504 Senior Citizens Center 330 Warren Lane, Ing......................310/412-5338 Sports Program.................................310/412-5370 SUCCESSOR AGENCY...................310/412-5230


REFUSE COLLECTION Consolidated Disposal Services..(800)299-4894 Community Services.......................310/412-5508

encing difficulties with housing, food, language, children, school and other problems Information may be obtained by calling (310) 412-5508

SCHOOL - PUBLIC Inglewood Unified School District ...........................................................310/412-2500

VOLUNTEER PROGRAM The Department offers a variety of volunteer opportunities for individuals or groups 14 or over to share their time and talents, gaining valuable experiences, obtaining new skills or enhancing old ones, while participating in various recreation and community service programs. Volunteers can work from 3 to 40 hours per week. Regular assignments range from phoning homebound seniors, tutoring, mentoring and teaching arts and crafts, producing promotional materials, coordinating activities and coaching youth sports such as soccer, football, baseball and tennis, to name a few. In addition, special volunteer positions can be created for persons with special skills and interests. Training, recognition and special activities are reserved for volunteers who are scheduled on a regular basis.

SENIOR CITIZENS ASSISTANCE 330 Warren Lane, Ing., CA 90301 ...........................................................310/412-5338 SIGN & STREET PAINTING.........310/412-5333 SIGNAL FAILURE..........................310/412-5333 STREETS & SIDEWALKS..............310/412-5340 TREE MAINTENANCE & TRIMMING ...........................................................310/412-5483 VOTER INFORMATION..............310/412-5280 WATER SERVICE Customer Service............................310/412-5310 Establishing New Services...............310/412-5310 WATER QUALITY..........................310/412-5472 WEED & DEBRIS ABATEMENT ...........................................................310/412-5590 ZONING...........................................310/412-5230 FOR OFFICES OR SERVICES NOT LISTED CALL ...........................................................310/412-5111 YOUTH TENNIS LEAGUE The City of Inglewood Parks, Recreation and Community Services Department offer a Youth Tennis League. The creation of the Inglewood Youth Tennis League is designed to feature competition for youth ages 8 through 18 at Ash wood, Rogers, Darby, Vincent and North Parks. This year-round program provides an atmosphere in which youngsters gain valuable experience and knowledge in tennis sportsmanship. The program features league play and provides instruction with emphasis on sportsmanship. Registration is continuous throughout the year. COMMUNITY SERVICE OPPORTUNITIES FOR INGLEWOOD YOUTH The Inglewood Youth Action Plan serves as a guide to positive actions by youth. For more information about volunteer opportunities, please call (310) 412-5508 FAMILY SUPPORT PROGRAM The Family Support Program offers counseling and referrals to families who may be experi-

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SENIOR CITIZENS MULTI-PURPOSE CENTER The Inglewood Senior Center id=s for persons 50 years of age and older who seek information and assistance for problems unique to senior citizens. A variety of supportive services are offered, such as classes, recreation, nutrition, transportation, care management , information and referral, support groups and home- delivered meals for the homebound. For more information, please call (310)412-5338 I-LINE SHUTTLE Free transportation on the I-Line Shuttle is available throughout the downtown Inglewood area to retailers, bank s, hospitals, parks and other community service centers. The shuttle, an old fashioned trolley car, runs Monday through Friday from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., from Market St. to La Brea Avenue to Centinela and Century. Look for the I-Line Shuttle take you there. For more information, please call (310) 412-5338 or (310) 412-4378 for route information. DISCOUNT TAXIS A discount taxi service is available for seniors and persons with disabilities (certified). Coupon books worth $30 are sold at the Senior Center for $5. Books are sold from 4th through 10th of each month from 8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. For more information, please call (310)412-5338 DISCOUNT MTA SENIOR AND DISABLED PERSONS’ BUS PASSES Monthly bus passes are available for $7 at the Senior Center for Inglewood residents (certified). Passes are issued from the 25th of the month from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. For more information, please call (310) 412-5338

TRANSPORTATION The Senior Center provides door-to-door transportation in wheelchair lift-equipped vans for seniors and persons with disabilities (certified) who are residents of Inglewood, Hawthorne, and Lennox .Individual and group scheduling is available for medical, banking, shopping and other personal appointments within the three cities. Reservations may be made Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. as early as two weeks in advance but preferably no later than three working days. Fare is $0.50 each way. Van passes for $5 per month are available for frequent rides. For more information, please call (310) 412-4378 or (310) 412-5338. PARKS, RECREATION AND COMMUNITY CENTERS Adobe Park 7634 Muirfield Ave………...…….(310)649-6272 Ashwood Park 201 S. Ash Ave………………..….(310)412-5504 Center Park 3600 W. 111TH St……………….(310)412-5391 Circle Park 8300 Fifth Ave ….....………..……(310)412-5370 Darby Park 3400 Arbor Vitae………………...(310)412-5391 Lockhaven Community Center 11125 Doty Ave……………..…...(310)412-5391 North Park Hargrave Avenue…….......………(310)412-5370 Queen Park 652 Queen St………………….....(310)412-5370 Roger Park 400 W. Beach Ave……....………..(310)412-5504 Siminski Park 9717 Inglewood Ave…......………(310)412-5455 Veterans’ Memorial Building 330 Warren Lane………….......…(310)412-5412 Vincent Park 700 Warren Lane………..……….(310)412-5370 Senior Citizens’ Center 330 Warren Lane…………..…….(310)412-5338 SKATE PARKS Inglewood has three thriving skate parks at the following locations: Darby Park, 3400 W. Arbor Vitae Roger Park, 400 W. Beach Vincent Park, 700 Warren Lane The facilities range in size from 5,000 to 7,000 square feet, and are equipped with ramps, fin boxes, grind rails, benches, wedges and quarter pipes. The skate parks are open from dawn to dusk. Skates are required to wear safety gear including a helmet with a fastened chinstrap, elbow pads and kneepads. Children age 14 years and younger must be supervised by an adult.

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ACCOUNTANTS

BEAUTY

COMMUNICATIONS

HERSCHELL HUNT DAVIS, CPA 111. N. La Brea Ave Inglewood, Ca 90301..................(310) 677-8148

BEAUTY & HEALTH EDUCATION 240 N. Market St Inglewood, Ca 90301..................(310) 674-8100

KJLH RADIO STATION 161 N. La Brea Ave Inglewood, Ca 90301.................(310) 330-2200

AIRPORTS

BEAUTY SUPPLY

LOS ANGELES WORLD AIRPORT 6053 W. Century Blvd.#301 Los Angeles, Ca 90045..............(310) 646-7450

DIAMOND BEAUTY SUPPLY 1300 Centinela Ave Inglewood, Ca 90301.................(424) 331-5384

KTYM RADIO STATION 6803 West Blvd Inglewood, Ca 90301.................(310) 672-3700

ATTORNEYS

VALLEY OF SUN COSMETICS 535 Patrice Pl Gardena, Ca 90245....................(310) 327-9062

LAW OFFICE OF LAVONNE LAWSON 113565 W. Olympic Blvd. Los Angeles, Ca 90064……….....(310)231-1040

AUTOMOTIVE DEALERS – NEW AIRPORT MARINA FORD 5880 Centinela Ave Los Angeles, Ca 90045..............(310) 649-3673

URBAN ESSENTIALS BEAUTY SUPPLY 3530 W. Century Blvd #101 Inglewood, Ca 90303…...…....….(310)419-4230

BRANDING & MARKETING THE CREATIVE HOUSE STUDIO 122 N. Market St. Inglewood, Ca 90301…......……..(310)880-0969

HOOMAN HYUNDAI 970 W. Manchester Blvd Inglewood, Ca 90305.................(424) 331-7000

LENTINI DESIGN & MARKETING 1626 Virginia Rd. Los Angeles, Ca 90019…....…….(323)766-8090

AUTOMOTIVE - RENTAL ADVANTAGE RENT A CAR 1030 W. Manchester Blvd Inglewood, Ca 90301..................(310) 216-9204

THE ROSS GROUP 5482 Wilshire Blvd Los Angeles, Ca 90036..............(323) 712-5800

AUTOMOTIVE – REPAIR

BUSINESS SERVICES / MANAGEMENT

ANTHONY’S PAINT & BODY SHOP 259 N. La Brea Ave Inglewood, Ca 90301.................(310) 330-7900 WISE TIRES & BRAKE, CO 949 S. La Brea Ave Inglewood, Ca 90301.................(310) 677-1515

THOMAS HOOD 8726 S. Sepulveda Blvd. Ste. B22, Los Angeles, Ca 90045....………(310) 642-1982

CHILD CARE

BANKS BANK OF AMERICA 330 E. Manchester Blvd Inglewood, Ca 90301.................(310) 412-4720 BROADWAY FEDERAL S & L 170 N. Market St Inglewood, Ca 90301.................(310) 412-3280 COLDWELL BANKER 416 W. Manchester Blvd Inglewood, Ca 90301.................(310) 412-4049 US BANK 3366 W. CENTURY BLVD Inglewood, Ca 90301.................(310) 695-4300 WELLS FARGO BANK 400 S. MARKET ST Inglewood, Ca 90301.................(310) 674-1742

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Tender Care Child Devel Ctr 335 E. Spruce Ave Inglewood, Ca 90301..................(310) 671-7585

CHURCHES DIVINITY PROPHET 14015 S. Van Ness Ave Ste. 20 Gardena, CA 90249…………....(310) 327-7335 FAITHFUL CENTRAL BIBLE CHRUCH 333. W. Florence Ave Inglewood, Ca 90301.................(310) 846-3286 St. JOHN CHRYSOSTOM 550 E. Florence Ave Inglewood, Ca 90301.................(310) 677-5868

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LIFESTYLE ELEVATION GROUP 5895 Doverwood Dr Culver City, Ca 90230................(213) 645-8823 STUDIO ROJAS PO Box 5794 Santa Monica, Ca 90409............(310) 399-3615 TIME WARNER CABLE 17777 Center Court Dr Cerritos, Ca 90703.....................(800) 892-4357

COMMUNITY ABILITY FIRST

8090 Crenshaw Blvd Inglewood, Ca 90305.................(323) 753-3101 CALIFORNIA MENTOR FAMILY HOME AGENCY WEST LA 5901 Green Valley Circle Suite 465. Culver City, Ca 90230……..……(424) 248-7346 CARE COMES WITH A HEART BREAST CANCER PO BOX 1243 Inglewood, Ca 90301.................(310) 671-1564 CLARIS HEALTH 11500 W. Olympic Blvd Los Angeles, Ca 90064..............(213) 346-3200 FAMILY UNITED - N – NEW BEGININGS 11616 Hawthrone Blvd Hawthorne, Ca 90250................(310) 644-5600 GIANT STEPS COMMUNITY PROGRAMS, INC. 10813 Crenshaw Blvd. Inglewood, Ca 90303……….......(323) 806-8622 INGLEWOOD ROTARY CLUB 324 E. Queen St Inglewood, Ca 90301..................(925) 519-2964 MIDNIGHT MISSION HOUSING PROGRAM 601 S. San Pedro Los Angeles, Ca 90014..............(310) 677-9616

CONSTRUCTION AERO COLLECTIVE 209 S. Market St Inglewood, Ca 90301..................(213) 999-9610


BASE ARCHITECTURE 6151 W. Century Blvd Inglewood, Ca 90301..................(310) 988-1080

RAYMONT JOHNSON, INC 808 E. Manchester Blvd Inglewood, Ca 90301..................(310) 671-1234

CTI Environment al, INC 1201 N. La Brea Ave. Inglewood, Ca 90302…........……(424)243-5067

WESTCHESTER DENTAL 212 N. Market St Inglewood, Ca 90301..................(310) 671-9920

GDM 5963 Freedom Dr. Chino, Ca 91710……......………(909) 627-0200 ICHI BAN ENTERPRISE 1504 N. La Brea Ave. Inglewood, Ca 90302…....…...…(323) 295-4400 JNR2 CONSTRUCTION 633 W. Hillsdale St. Inglewood, Ca 90302……………(310) 497-2911 KARABUILD DEVELOPMENT 17337 Ventura Blvd Encino, Ca 91316.......................(818 )817-9300 MCKISSACK & MCKISSACK 725 S. Figueroa St. Ste.3070 Los Angeles, Ca 90017…..……..(213) 622-4938 TEC Constructors & Engineers 510 S. La Brea Ave. Inglewood, Ca 90301…..…........(800) 509-1542 THE ROBERT GROUP 3108 Los Feliz Blvd Los Angeles, Ca 90039..............(323) 669-9100

CONSULTANTS ETNB COMMUNICATIONS PO Box 561091 Los Angeles, Ca 90056..............(213) 915-7014

DIGITAL MEDIA / PUBLISHING LIFESTYLE ELEVATION MEDIA GROUP/ GLAM NAILS 5895 Doverwood Dr. Culver City, Ca 90230………......(310) 645-8823 SEEKING ENTERPRISES, L.L.C. 3651 S. La Brea Ave. #622 Los Angeles, Ca 90016…….......(323) 741-2674

DRY CLEANERS CENTINELA CLEANERS & LAUNDRY 1413 Centinela Ave Inglewood, Ca 90301..................(310) 677-6171 LA LEATHER CLEANERS 4421 W. Century Blvd Inglewood, Ca 90304..................(310) 677-2982

ELECTRICAL ROYAL WHOLESALE ELECTRIC 4309 District Blvd. Vernon, Ca 90058…...................(323) 587-4201

EMPLOYMENT INGLEWOOD 1 STOP 110 S. La Brea Ave Inglewood, Ca 90301..................(310) 672-3836

ENGINEERING

GREENSMITH SOLUTIONS, LLC 10799 Galvin St Culver City, Ca 90230.................(626) 354-0749

MARVIN ENGINEERING 260 W. Beach Ave Inglewood, Ca 90301.................(310) 674-5030

MERMAID PRODUTIONS PO Box 352115 Los Angeles, Ca 90035..............(310) 927-9326

ENTERTAINMENT

PATRICK BARRY & ASSOCIATIONS 4241 Vista St Long Beach, Ca 90308...............(562) 434-4715

THE FORUM 3900 W. Manchester Blvd Inglewood, Ca 90301.................(310) 330-7353

CONTRACTING

HOLLYWOOD PARK CASINO 3883 W. Century Blvd Inglewood, Ca 90301.................(310) 330-3172

CLIENTS & CONTRACTORS MATCH, LLC 111 N. La Brea Inglewood, Ca 90301..................(310) 419-3007

LAVENDER BLUE RESTAURANT LOUNGE 3310 W. Manchester Blvd Inglewood, Ca 90301.................(424) 227-6712

DENTISTS

THE MIRACLE THEATER 226 S. Market St. Inglewood, Ca 90301..................(310) 428-2741

CHILDREN DENTISTRY 345 E. Manchester Blvd Inglewood, Ca 90305..................(310) 672-7822

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EXTERMINATORS DEWEY PEST CONTROL 4642 W. Slauson Ave Los Angeles, Ca 90043..............(323) 292-7192

FINANCE AECOM 515 S. Flower St, 5FL Los Angeles, Ca 90017.............(213) 593-88141 CALIFORNIA CREDIT UNION 3550 W. Century Blvd Inglewood, Ca 90301..................(213) 671-0280 CFS ACCEPTANCE 15432 Hawthorne Blvd Hawthorne, Ca 90250.................(310) 412-3280 THE CHECK CASHING PLACE PO Box 12606 San Diego, Ca 92112……......…(310) 419-0412 WATER & POWER COMMUNITY CREDIT UNION 1053 W. Sunset Blvd Los Angeles, Ca 90012...............(213) 580-1687 WESTERN HOMES LOANS 701 Pine Ave. #316 Long Beach, Ca 90813…....……(310) 505-8142 WLN FINANCIAL 111 N. La Brea Ave Inglewood, Ca 90301..................(877) 502-2930

FLOORING CARPET USA 9310 S. La Cienega Blvd. Inglewood, Ca 90304……………(310) 390-8570 FLOORING AMERICA SUPERIOR CARPET AND DESIGN CENTER 6840 La Tijera Blvd. Los Angeles, Ca 90045.....………(310)216-2900

FLORIST INGLEWOOD PARK FLORIST 3803 Manchester Blvd Inglewood, Ca 90301..................(310) 412-3366

GOVERNMENT AFFAIRS MILLENNIAL GOVERNMENTAL AFFAIRS 8939 S. Sepulveda Blvd. Ste. 102 Los Angeles, Ca 90045….....…..(310) 848-4489

GROCERS EL SUPER 3321 W Century Blvd Inglewood, Ca 90303..................(562) 616-8809

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LIMOUSINE

CENTINELA HOSPITAL 555 E. Hardy St Inglewood, Ca 90301..................(310) 680-8092 KAISER PERMANENTE 6041 Cadillac Los Angeles, Ca 90034...............(323) 857-4028

INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY SERVICES D D ALLEN HOLDING, INC. 4810 S. La Brea #303 Los Angeles, Ca 90008…….........(213)290-9200

INSURANCE ALLSTATE- THE CAMPBELL AGENCY 2300 w. Manchester Blvd Inglewood, Ca 90305..................(323) 750-1777 DEXTER HALL- AFLAC 5805 Sepulveda Blvd #700 Sherman Oaks Ca 91411....…...(925) 519-2964 DICKERSON INSURANCE SERVICES 1918 Riverside Drive. Los Angeles, Ca 90039……........(323) 671-2274 ERIC HOLLAN- STATE FARM AGENT 10309 Hawthorne Blvd Hawthorne, Ca 90250.................(323) 746-8342 MORRIS DAVIS INSURANCE SERVIES 2439 W. Manchester Blvd Inglewood, Ca 90301..................(323) 753-1161 NEW YORK LIFE 801 N. Brand Blvd. Glendale, Ca 91203……...……...(213) 400-0554 VIRGIL SANDERS 2644 W. Imperial Hwy Inglewood, Ca 90303..................(323) 242-8000

JEWELRY Big “C” JEWELRY & LOAN 509 n. La Brea Ave Inglewood, Ca 90301..................(323) 672-7034 INGLEWOOD JEWELRY & LOAN 314 S. Market St Inglewood, Ca 90301..................(310) 672-7034 LAX JEWELRY CO 235 E. Manchester Blvd. Inglewood, Ca 90301…………....(646) 727-5397

JOINT COUNCIL SOUTHBAY CITIES OF COUNCIL OF GOV 509 N La Brea Ave Inglewood, Ca 90301..................(310) 672-7034

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LA BELLA CHAUFFEURS 4429 E Village Road #239 Long Beach, Ca 90808.................(310) 322-3552

LOCKSMITH The Flying Locksmiths 11222 S. La Cienega Blvd Suite 254 Inglewood, Ca 90304…….........…(310) 909-9345

MEDICAL ALEXANDER ORTHOPEDICS 660 E. Regent Inglewood, Ca 90301...................(310) 674-9179 CLARIS HEALTH 11500 W. Olympic Blvd #560 Los Angeles, Ca 90064……..........(310) 268-8111 I CHOOSE LIFE – HEALTH & WELLNESS CENTER 254 N. Hillcrest Blvd. Inglewood, Ca 90301…………….(323) 434-9690 LET’S MAKE IT HAPPEN - HEALTH/ WELLNESS SUPPLEMENTS 612 Aerick St. Inglewood, Ca 90301……....…….(424) 261-8474 INGLEWOOD IMAGING CENTER 211 N. Prarie Inglewood, Ca 90301...................(310) 672-9729 MARIO PICADA, D.P.M 575 Hardy St Inglewood, Ca 90301...................(310) 419-4733 DANIEL HARGROVE, M.D 105 S. Locust Inglewood, Ca 90301...................(310) 256-4380

MORTUARY INGLEWOOD CEMETARY MORTURY 3801 W. Manchester Inglewood, Ca 90301....................(310) 412-6811 INGLEWOOD PARK CEMETARY 720 E. Florence Ave Inglewood, Ca 90301...................(310) 412-6500 McCORMICK MORTUARY 635 S. Prarie Ave Inglewood, Ca 90301...................(310) 792-7580

MOTELS/HOTELS AMERICAN INN SUTES 11025 S. Prarie Inglewood, Ca 90301...................(310) 412-7100 BEST WESTERN AIRPORT PARK HOTEL 640 W. Manchester Blvd Inglewood, Ca 90301..................(310) 677-7378

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BEST WESTERN SUITES HOTEL 5005 W Century Blvd Los Angeles, Ca 90045...............(310) 677-7378 CROWN PLAZA LAX 5985 W. Century Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90045….........…(310)258-1334 DOUBLETREE BY HILTON 6161 W Centinela Culver City, Ca 90230.................(310) 348-4508 DOUBLETREE LAX-EL SEGUNDO 1985 E Grand Ave El Segundo, Ca 90245................(310) 955-1122 DREAM INN 3201 W. Imperial Highway Inglewood, Ca 90303..................(310) 412-0912 FOURPOINTS BY SHERATON 9750 Airport Blvd Los Angeles, Ca 90045...............(310) 649-7005 HOLIDAY INN LAX 9901 s. La Cienega Blvd. Los Angeles, Ca 90045.………...(310) 981-2333 LA QUINTA INN & SUITES INGLEWOOD 3945 W. Imperial Hwy Inglewood, Ca 90301...................(310) 642-1111 WESTIN LOS ANGELES AIRPORT 5400 W. Century Blvd Los Angeles, Ca 90045..............(310) 417-4531

MUSIC DELIAN MUSIC 550 W. Manchester Blvd Inglewood, Ca 90303.................(310) 677-2900

ORGANIZATIONS RELAY FOR LIFE / AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY 5731 W. Slauson Los Angeles, Ca 90043..............(310) 348-0356

PUBLISHING ETNB COMMUNICATIONS PO Box 561091 Los Angeles, Ca 90056..............(213) 915-7014 HAROLD PUBLICATIONS 312 E. Imperial Hwy Los Angeles, Ca 90061..............(310) 322-1830 INGLEWOOD TODAY 9111 S. La Cienega Blvd Los Angeles, Ca 90045..............(310) 670-9600 SOUTH BAY DAILY BREEZE 5215 Torrance Blvd Torrance, Ca 90503....................(310) 540-5511


PARKING MANAGEMENT AUTOMACK PARKING, INC 1040 East Wardlow Road. Long Beach, Ca 90807…...…....(562) 492-6855

PRINTING & GRAPHICS BLUEWATER PRINT 821 W. Arbor Vitae St. Inglewood, Ca 90290…………...(310) 663-7497 CHAFEIT GRAPHGICS 4215 W. Century Blvd. Inglewood, Ca 90305….………..(310) 674-0664 DAVIS BLUEPRINT CO 3205 N. Main St. Los Angeles, Ca 90031..............(323) 225-4706 MINA PRINTING 428 West Arbor Vitae St. Inglewood, Ca 90301……......…..(310)677-5501

REAL ESTATE BOARDWALK PROPERTIES 137 N. Larchmont Blvd. Los Angeles, Ca 90004….......…(213) 479-2373 BRASS & BRASS 2639 W. Manchester Blvd Inglewood, Ca 90305.................(310) 590-1235 DEL RICHARDSON & ASSOCIATES 510 S. La Brea Ave Inglewood, Ca 90301.................(323) 645-3729 HABITAT FOR HUMANITY OF GREATER LOS ANGELES 8739 Artesia Blvd. Bellflower, Ca 90706………........(424) 246-3622 HBK REALTY & INVESTMENT 11703 Wilkie Ave Hawthorne, Ca 90250……..……(310) 720-2055 HORIZON REALTY 8635 Hayden Place Culver City, Ca 90232.................(323) 948-2629

MR BROWN SOLUTIONS 5420 Lindley Ave #9 Encino, Ca 91601…….....…...…(818) 288-3265 REAL ESTATE CONCIERGE BY JAMES DAUGHERTY 9255 W. Sunset Blvd. #1000 W Hollywood, Ca 90069.............(323) 539-3970 RE/MAX ESTATE PROPERTIES 7840 S. 8th Ave. Inglewood, Ca 90305………….…(310)387-0482 RC BROWN HOMES 212 S. Locust St Inglewood, Ca 90301.................(800) 789-9128 SOUTHWEST ESCROW CORP 502 S. La Brea Ave Inglewood, Ca 90301.................(310) 674-7660 SYBILLE SAINT-LEGER 23848 Hawthorne Blvd. Ste.100, Los Angeles, Ca 90505……….…(424) 261-7355

RELOCATION SERVICES Knox Service Group, LLC 111 N. La Brea Ave. Inglewood, Ca 90301..…………..(562) 365-5150

RENTALS-EQUIPMENT GLADIATOR ENTERTAINMENT. TRAILERS 309 E. Hillcrest Blvd. Inglewood, Ca 90303……....……(888) 792-5106 HERC RENTALS INC. 224422 S. Alameda St. Carson, Ca 90810………........….(310) 233-5000 QUALITY EQUIPMENT RENTAL 711 N. La Brea Ave Inglewood, Ca 90301.................(310) 677-7600 UNITED RENTALS 301 N. Prarie Ave #404A Inglewood, Ca 90301..................(310) 410-7676 RETAIL

HUNTER MASON REALTY 23848 Hawthorne Blvd Ste #100 Torrance, Ca 90505....................(424) 261-7355

BIG 5 SPORTING GOODS 2925 E. El Segundo Blvd El Segundo, Ca 90245...............(310) 297-7559

INGLEWOOD BOARD OF REALTORS 718 E. Manchester Blvd. Suite H. Inglewood, Ca 90301…...…....…(310) 671-3650

COSTCO WHOLESALE 3560 W. Century Blvd Inglewood, Ca 90301.................(310) 242-2774

JACKIE HARRIS 2471 Glyndon Ave Venice, Ca 90291.......................(310) 990-5364

SOCAL GARMENT LLC 3318 Leonis Vernon Vernon, Ca 90058......................(310) 585-5600

MARTY BOGORATT 614 Venezia Ave. Venice, Ca 90291……............…(818) 262-3554

VILLAGE AT CENTURY 3561 Century Blvd Inglewood, Ca 90301.................(310) 575-1517

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RESTAURANTS/FOOD CHILLI’S 3490 W. Century Blvd Inglewood, Ca.............................(310) 674-2505 DOMINOS PIZZA 15198 Downey Blvd. Paramount, Ca 90723..............(734) 390-2390 DULANS SOUL FOOD KITCHEN 202 E. Manchester Blvd Inglewood, Ca 90301..................(310) 671-3345 FATBURGER 9020 W. Manchester Blvd Inglewood, Ca 90305..................(310) 971-8592 JAMZ CREAMERY 231 E. Manchester Blvd. Inglewood, Ca 90301……………(323) 637-8028 LA JERK SHACK 1300 Centinela Ave Inglewood, Ca 90301..................(424) 227-6795 ORLEANS & YORK DELI 400 E. Florence Ave Inglewood, Ca 90301..............,,..(310) 671-6200 PROUD BIRD RESTAURANT 11022 Aviation Blvd Los Angeles, Ca 90045...............(310) 670-3093 RED LOBSTER 3400 W. Century Blvd Inglewood, Ca 90301..................(310) 677-8430 THE SERVING SPOON 1403 Centinela Ave Inglewood, Ca 90301..................(310) 412-5301 SIZZLER RESTAURANT 831 E. Manchester Blvd Inglewood, Ca 90301..................(310) 672-5301 WE CUPCAKE 10807 Crenshaw Blvd. Inglewood, Ca 90303……...….....(310) 259-6117 SECURITY SERVICES ATLAS PROTECTION SOLUTIONS 8950 W. Olympic Blvd. Beverly Hills, Ca 90211………….(310) 925-0740 SECURITY TRAINING PLACEMENT 2222 W. Manchester Blvd Ste D Inglewood, Ca 90305..................(310) 215-0200 SCHOOLS ARGOSY UNIVERSITY 5230 Pacific Concourse Drive Suite 200. Los Angeles, Ca 90045...............(310) 531-9660

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CHILDREN OF PROMISE PREPARATORY ACADEMY 3130 W. 111TH Pl. Inglewood, Ca 90303…..……….(310) 901-3648 EL CAMINO COLLEGE 16007 Crenshaw Blvd Torrance, Ca 90506....................(213) 660-3593 EZ WILL DRIVING SCHOOL 3329 W. MANCHESTER Blvd Inglewood, Ca 90305.................(213) 753-3044 ANIMO CHARTER HIGH SCHOOL 3425 W. Manchester Blvd Inglewood, Ca 90305.................(323) 565-2100 INGLEWOOD UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTR 401 S. Inglewood Ave Inglewood, Ca 90301.................(310) 419-2705 LENNOX SCHOOL DISTRICT 10319 Firmona Ave Lennox, Ca 90304......................(310) 645-8823 PEAK TRAINING INSTITUTE 4859 W. Slauson Los Angeles, Ca 90056..............(310) 643-4778 SAINT MARY’S ACADEMY 701 Grace Ave Inglewood, Ca 90301.................(310) 674-8470 SOCIAL JUSTICE LEARNING INSTITUTE 600 Centinela Ave. Inglewood, Ca 90302….……….(323) 952-7363 WILDER’S ACADEMY 830 N. La Brea Ave Inglewood, Ca 90301.................(310) 671-5578

TRANSPORTATION ACTION FREIGHT INTERNATIONAL 16403 Ishida Ave Carson, Ca 90746......................(310) 670-5190 AIR ONE LOGISTICS 909 W. Spruce Inglewood, Ca 90301.................(310) 421-1222 ALLIANCE INTERNATIONAL 6615 E. Pacific Coast Hwy Long Beach, Ca 90803...............(562) 240-2222 AO FREIGHT CORPORATION 419 N. Oak St Inglewood, Ca 90301.................(310) 419-8833 ASSOCIATED GLOBAL SYSTEM 200 E. Stanley St Compton, Ca 90220...................(310) 215-8150 BARTHCO INTERNATIONAL, INC./OHL 2255 E. 120TH St Los Angeles, Ca 90059..............(310) 568-9200 BLUEBIRD EXPRESS 704 S. Hindry Inglewood, Ca 90301.................(310) 645-0300 CLARE LOGISTICS USA, INC. 1039 W. Hillcrest Inglewood, Ca 90301.................(310) 568-2186 CLEARFREIGHT 880 Apollo St El Segundo, Ca 90245...............(310) 726-0400 CONCORD EXPRESS INC. 1031 Manchester Blvd Inglewood, Ca 90301..................(310) 418-1182

DYNASTY SHIPPING 643 Hindry Inglewood, Ca 90301.................(310) 645-2838 E FREIGHT LOGISTICS, LLC 5343 W Imperial Hwy #200 Los Angeles, Ca 90045………...(310) 912-0744 EMO-TRANS L.A., INC. 5220 W. 102ND St Los Angeles, Ca 90045……........310) 641-8684 ETC INTERNATIONAL FREIGHT 21039 S. Figueroa Carson, Ca 90745......................(310) 632-2555 FORWARDERS INTERNATIONAL 10604 S. La Cienega Blvd Inglewood, Ca 90301.................(310) 645-2992 GALCO INTERNATIONAL PO Box 5342 Beverly Hills, Ca 90209..............(310) 275-2646 GEODIS WILSON USA, INC 23601 S. Wilmington Ave Carson, Ca 90745......................(310) 507-6333 GLOBAL CONCEPTS SHIPPING 9083 S. La Cienega Blvd Inglewood, Ca 90301..................(800) 764-8711 HDS FREIGHT SERVICES 9670 S La Cienega Blvd Inglewood, Ca 90301.................(970) 884-0885 ICS CUSTOMS SERVICES INC. 220 W. Ivy Inglewood, Ca 90301.................(310) 844-7532

SPORTS LOS ANGELES LAKERS 555 N. Nash St El Segundo, Ca 90245...............(310) 426-6000

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TAXI CAB YELLOW CAB 2129 W. Rosecrans Ave Gardena, Ca 90249....................(310) 710-7477 TELECOMMUNICATIONS AT&T 1150 S. Olive St Los Angeles, Ca 90017..............(866) 921-6959 ETNB COMMUNICATIONS PO Box 561091 Los Angeles, Ca 90056..............(213) 915-7014 TIME WARNER CABLE 17777 Center Court Dr.#600 Cerritos, Ca 90703.....................(800) 892-4357

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IJS GLOBAL 2805 El Segundo Hawthorne, Ca 90250................(323) 242-9600

TRIUMPH LINK (USA), INC. 19803 Hamilton Ave Torrance, Ca 90502....................(310) 516-7822

NETWORK – ONE TRAVEL 3500 W. Manchester Blvd. Inglewood, CA 90305….….……..(310) 367-0202

JS INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING CORP 960 Knox St Torrance, Ca 90502....................(310) 330-7033

UNITRANS INTERNATIONAL LOGISTICS 709 Hindry Ave Inglewood, Ca 90301.................(310) 410-7676

UTILITIES

KINTETSU WORLD EXPRESS 711 Glasgow Inglewood, Ca 90301.................(310) 337-7766

UTC, OVERSEAS, INC. 9111 S. La Cienega Blvd Inglewood, Ca 90301.................(310) 642-0551

LAMPRECHT TRANSPORT 5757 W. Century Blvd Los Angeles, Ca 90045..............(310) 645-4736

YUSEN AIR & SEA SERVICE 19001 Harborgate Wy Torrance, Ca 90501....................(310) 844-7532

LEGEND EXPRESS 1506 S. Paloma St Los Angeles, Ca 90021..............(213) 747-5705

TRAVEL

MIDNIGHT EXPRESS INTERNATIONAL 8801 Bellanca Ave Los Angeles, Ca 90045..............(310) 330-2300 MW TRANSPORT 10620 La Cienega Blvd Inglewood, Ca 90045.................(310) 645-8733

ARBOR TRAVEL ASSOCIATES INC. PO Box 452923 Los Angeles, Ca 90045..............(310) 419-0235

GOLDEN STATE WATER COMPANY 1600 W. Redondo Beach Blvd Gardena, Ca 90247.....................(310)767-8200 SO. CALIFORNIA EDISON CO. 505 Maple Ave Torrance, Ca 90503....................(310) 783-9341 SO CAL GAS 555 W. 5th St. GT21C5 Los Angeles, CA 90013...............(800) 427-2200 VETENARIAN CENTINELA ANIMAL HOSPITAL 721 Centinela Ave Inglewood, Ca 90302.................(310) 673-1910

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PERIMETER GLOBAL LOGISTICS 5341 W. 104TH St Los Angeles, Ca 90045..............(310) 861-2404 ROLAND INTERNATIONAL FREIGHT 5710 W. Manchester Blvd Los Angeles, Ca 90045..............(310) 337-1775 SEALINK INTERNTIONAL INC. 1500 Rosecrans Ave. Suite 500 Manhattan Beach, Ca 90266..…(562).437-8877 SDV (USA) 19630 Pacific Gateway Dr Torrance, Ca 90502....................(310) 695-2612 SIENO SUPER EXPRESS CO, LTD 5343 W. Imperial Hwy Los Angeles, Ca 90045..............(310) 641-4949 SOONEST EXPRESS INC. 430 S. Garfield Ave Alhambra, Ca 91801..................(650) 342-3833

EOI Holiday Party - Halimah & Jeff Ginyard

STEELE LOGISTICS INC. 1436 Cowles St Long Beach, Ca 90813...............(310) 665-0050 TOP WISE LOGISTICS INC. 6800 Watcher St Commerce, Ca 90040................(562) 927-2888 TOUCHDOWN FREIGHT 20250 Alameda Compton, Ca 90221...................(310) 973-7112

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ADVERTISERS INDEX

Billy Campbell Insurance, p. 2, 38 Charles Gardner Realty, p. 15 Dexter Hall, p. 8 Dream Inn, p. 39 Ellis Commercial Cleaning, p. 16 Hot Spot Printing, p.14 Inglewood Rotary, Back Cover Lavender Blue, p. 18, 39 Marty Bogoratt, p. 39 McKissack & Mckissack, p. 9 Olivia Patterson-Ryans, p. 3 Stadium Project, p. 10 Serving Spoon, p. 27 Yogurt Land, p. 30

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