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September 4, 2014

Hispanic Heritage Worth Knowing


ispanic Heritage Month, whose roots go back to 1968, begins each year on September 15, the anniversary of independence of five Latin American countries: Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras and Nicaragua. Mexico, Chile and Belize also celebrate their independence days during this period and Columbus Day (Día de la Raza) is October 12. The term Hispanic or Latino, refers to Puerto Rican, South or Central American, or other Spanish culture or origin regardless of race. On the 2010 Census form, people of Spanish, Hispanic and/or Latino origin could ican, Mexican American, ban, or “another Hispanic, identify themselves as Mex- Chicano, Puerto Rican, Cu- Latino, or Spanish origin.” According to this Census, 50.5 million people or 16% of the population are of Hispanic or Latino origin. This represents a significant increase from 2000, which registered the Hispanic population at 35.3 million or 13% of the total U.S. population. By 2050, the Hispanic population is expected to reach 28%. This population growth will impact every-

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rayers are going out to two American journalists killed in the past two weeks by masked executioners in Syria. Journalist Peter Theo Curtis, 45, however, escaped death. He was freed last week by Islamic terrorists in Syria, after nearly 2 years in captivity. He was reunited with his mother, Nancy, at Boston’s Logan Airport on August 26.

thing from neighborhoods, school, government and the economy. Learning about Hispanic history and culture Peter Theo Curtis will be imperative to how Americans experience life in the future. Hispanics, like African Americans have fought many battles for equality in the U.S. One Hispanic writer notes in the Huffington Post, “As Latinos, we recognize the Steven Sotloff impact he [Dr. Martin LuSpeaking to reporters out(Continued on page 5) side his home in Cambridge, MA, Curtis said: “I suddenly remember how good the American people are, and what kindness they have in their hearts. And to those people, I say a huge thank you from the bottom of my heart.” It was a bittersweet homecoming. Curtis is deeply concerned about his fellow American journalists in Syria. Human lives have become bargaining chips in exchange for control over military strikes. Around the time of Curtis’ return, Shirley Sotloff made a direct plea to Syrian terrorists in a video for the release of her (Continued on page 5)

New Network Creates New Opportunities


By Thomas Bunn

ast October Sean “Diddy” Combs launched his independent music television network REVOLT TV, and it’s been nothing shy of a smash hit—something the mogul has made a career out of. To commemorate the successful completion of REVOLT’s first year in operation, the CEO and Brand Chairman (Continued on page 2)

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New Law Would Allow Court Injunctions Against Police


President/Publisher/ Editor Willie Brown Vice President Gloria Kennedy

new bill authored by Assemblyman Steven Bradford (DInglewood), and signed into law by Gov. Jerry Brown, will give citizens new authority against police who abuse their power. According to reports, Assembly Bill 2634 allows a victim whose civil rights have been violated by police to seek injunctive relief. The bill gives courts greater authority to issue injunctions against police departments that have a history of civil rights violations. Bradford said his bill provides an individual the legal right to ask the court to order law enforcement to discontinue the acts that resulted in the violation of rights, if the acts are determined to be part of a pattern or practice. The injunction would then apply across a department, to all individuals, regardless if they were parties in the initial case. Motivated by high profile cases such as Michael Brown in Ferguson, MO, and locally, Marlene Pinnock, a homeless woman punched in the face by a California Highway Patrol officer on the Santa Monica (10) Freeway (both unarmed), Bradford’s bill would put power into the hands of victims. “The number of disturbing cases we have seen around the country of officers abusing departmentally approved tactics like pepper spray, chokeholds or other force, makes me cringe,” Bradford said. “Placing an asthmatic man in a chokehold in Staten Island, or punching a mentally ill woman in the face on a Southern California freeway—these are

Marlene Pinnock approved uses of force that desperately need review by an independent court.” Last month protestors gathered in Leimert Park to draw attention to incidents involving Brown, Pinnock, and most recently Ezell Ford, a man shot and killed by LAPD officers after allegedly struggling with police. Pinnock made a public appearance during the rally, which demanded District Attorney Jackie Lacey to file charges against Daniel Andrew, the officer who beat her. “The activists and civil rights leaders will not just sit quietly and wait for [Lacy’s] decision,” Najee Ali, political director of the L.A. chapter of the National Action Network, told the Los Angeles Times. “We’re going to be in the streets demanding Ms. Pinnock gets justice.” Andrew has been stripped of his duties and placed on administrative leave. The CHP has investigated the case and turned over its findings to the DA’s office. Pinnock has filed

Assemblyman Steven Bradford a federal civil rights lawsuit against the officer and CHP Commissioner Joe Farrow. “By giving the courts the authority to review departmental practices, we can implement a check on dangerous and unconstitutional behavior,” Bradford said. “I admire our police officers and the work they do keeping our communities safe. But residents should not fear their officers, and victims of excessive force should have an avenue they can take to prevent more people from becoming victims.”

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New Network Creates New Opportunities (Continued from page 1) has created the REVOLT Music Conference and will be touring the conference around the country for young artists, entrepreneurs, writers, musicians, and individuals looking to learn how to break into the industry on their own terms. The REVOLT Music Conference was established to create strategic partnerships between the music network and technology companies and other brands. REVOLT CEO Kevin Clinkscales expounded on the music/tech conference hybrid. “The REVOLT Music Conference presents an opportunity for industry professionals to have credible, informed conversations that can impact the future of the industry, including brands and technology leaders as catalysts,” he explained. He also said that recently hired Vice Chairman Andre

Harrell’s first responsibility as vice chairman is “leading development and outreach for the conference.” More information on the conference will be available by registering at REVOLT TV focuses on engaging young consumers across multiple platforms. The music network features the latest music videos, exclusive interviews, live performances, and original programming. Through REVOLT’s mobile app, website, and television programs, over 50 million people have been reached in eight months. REVOLT TV is currently available on Comcast, Century Link, and Time Warner Cable in most major markets, including Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, D.C., Los Angeles, Miami, and New York City. It’s interesting to see the likes of Diddy, Russell Simmons, Jay-Z, 50 Cent, and others take their business savvy to unforeseen heights and cre-

ate “Blueprints” for younger generations to follow. Their drive and dedication to ensuring that everything they associate themselves with is the best, echoes a famous idiom that’s been regurgitated throughout the ages, and probably flipped best by Russell Simmons who said, surround yourself with people who are smarter than you.” When the REVOLT Music Conference hits the West Coast, I’m sure our newly renovated Fabulous Forum would make an excellent host facility, and a great classroom for the students of Inglewood Unified who may or may not be on a path to music industry, but could glean timeless wisdom from industry professionals who look like them and talk like them, and who’ve paid the ultimate price to be successful. To conclude with another overly used idiom, “ask and you shall receive.”

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Don’t be a Victim of Identity Theft – Part 2


hone calls and mail saying you’ve won a prize when you didn’t enter a contest or calls offering an overnight or weekend stay at a resort could be opportunities to steal your identity. Preapproved credit card offers in your mailbox are like candy to identity thieves. Door-to-door offers for services are never a good thing. Identity theft is perhaps the fastest growing crime in America. It doesn’t matter how much money you have or how old you are. Identity thieves—hackers—go after small and large amounts. They can steal your bank accounts, your home, your car, your credit cards, all the while pretending to be you. Identity thieves will even give your name and information when they are arrested, leaving you with a criminal record. It will be your responsibility to prove that your identity was stolen (a very difficult thing to do) and you will be responsible for all activity until you can prove the identity theft. The only thing that matters to them is that you are an easy target. The cardinal rule is: Never give out personal information if you did not initiate the call. The single most precious part of our identity is our Social Security

By Anne Cheek La Rose

Anne Cheek La Rose number. With a Social Security number, thieves can open accounts all over town and drain your bank account in a matter of hours. Never carry your Social Security card with you. If your purse is stolen or lost or your pocket is picked, the thief will have your name, address, Social Security number, and your signature. This is the Holy Grail for identity thieves; it is everything that is needed to become you. Get into the habit of asking “Why?” when asked for your Social security number. If your Driver’s License or DMV Identification card is lost or stolen, immediately report it to your local DMV: (800)777-0133.

For us seniors, there is one more document we should never carry with us—our Medicare card. Your doctor and pharmacist already have this information on file from your first visit. Only carry your Medicare card if you are seeing a new doctor or using a new pharmacy. Look over your monthly bank statement when you receive it to be sure there are no unknown purchases. Be especially careful after a large purchase, a purchase from a company that recently experienced a security breach, or any online purchases. When making online purchases, before you give your information, be sure the site address begins with “https.” This is the secure site. If you discover an unknown purchase, call your bank. An important prevention measure is to have a look at your credit report. TransUnion (800-6807289), Equifax (800-525-6285), and Experian (888-397-3742) all offer a free credit report once a year. Take advantage of this by requesting a report from one of the three national credit reporting agencies every four months. This will allow you the opportunity to keep a close eye on your credit report and note when there is a problem such as a change of

address or a credit card you don’t have. Another measure is to call (866)785-9663 to learn about freezing your credit report. This will stop thieves from getting approved for loans in your name. Now, for specifics on telemarketing calls, junk mail, and doorto-door salesmen. Telemarketers can be stopped by calling the Federal Trade Commission’s “Do Not Call” number—(888) 382-1222. This will stop most of the calls. However, there are those who ignore the list and keep calling. If the call is a recorded message, there will be word at the end of the message of what button to press to stop future calls. Take a moment to listen to those calls and press the appropriate button. Sadly, there is nothing in place to stop advertisements that clog our mailboxes. However, those unsolicited pre-approved credit card offers can be stopped by calling (888) 567-8688. The single best thing you can do is to buy a paper shredder. Tearing up papers with your name and address on them is not enough. A determined identity thief is willing to go through your trash and (Continued on page 11)

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Home Depot Credit Card Breach Feared


ome Depot may be the latest retailer to have its payment card data compromised. According to The Associated Press Tuesday, home improvement chain said it is working with both banks and law enforcement to investigate “unusual activity” that would point to a hack. “Protecting our customers’ information is something we take extremely seriously, and we are aggressively gathering facts at this point while working to protect customers,” said Paula Drake, a spokeswoman at Home Depot, declining to elaborate. She said the retailer would notify customers immediately if it confirms a breach. Hackers have broken security walls for many retailers in recent months, including Target, grocery store chain Supervalu, P.F. Chang’s and the thrift store operations of Goodwill. The rash of breaches has rattled shoppers’

confidence in the security of their personal data and pushed retailers, banks and card companies to increase security by speeding the adoption of microchips into U.S. credit and debit cards. Supports say chip cards are safer, because unlike magnetic strip cards that transfer a credit card number when they are swiped at a pointof-sale terminal, chip cards use a one-time code that moves between

It is not clear how many stores were affected but preliminary analysis indicates the breach may have affected all 2,200 Home Depot stores in the U.S. Several banks that were contacted said they believe the breach may have started in late April or early May. Krebs said that the party responsible for the breach may be the same group of Russian and Ukrainian hackers suspected in the Target breach late last year. Krebs also the chip and the retailer’s register. broke the news of Target’s breach. The result is a transfer of data that is Target, based in Minneapolis, is useless to anyone except the parties still trying to get beyond its massive involved. Chip cards are also nearly breach that occurred late last year impossible to copy, experts say. and hurt sales, profits and its repuAccording to cybersecurity ex- tation with customers. It has been pert Brian Krebs, several banks re- overhauling its security department ported “evidence that Home Depot and systems and is accelerating its stores may be the source of a mas- $100 million plan to roll out chipsive new batch of stolen credit and based credit card technology in all debit cards” that went on sale on the of its nearly 1,800 stores. black market earlier Tuesday.

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Publisher’s Message

Inglewood Fosters Success for Hispanics


ational Hispanic Heritage Month is celebrated from September 15 to October 15 to recognize the contributions of Hispanic and Latino Americans to the United States and honor their heritage and culture. Nowhere does the light of Hispanic pride shine brighter than in Inglewood. Unlike many other cities, the observation in Inglewood is more than symbolic. It is deeply meaningful and personal. With a population that represents nearly 50% of the city, Inglewood’s Hispanic population reaches into every sector of our community, including schools, businesses, churches, and government. Last year, history was made when Alex Padilla was elected to the city council, becoming the first Hispanic councilmember for the Second District. Joining Eloy Morales, representation on the Inglewood City Council by Hispanic members now comprises two-fifths. As a city increasing its notoriety, with a sizable Hispanic community, I am expecting a lot from this group. I am expecting many “firsts” to come out of Inglewood. Will Inglewood be the home of the first Hispanic U.S. President, or the first Hispanic astronaut to walk on the moon?

Hispanic Heritage Worth Knowing (Continued from page 1) ther King, Jr.] had in inspiring Dolores Huerta, Cesar Chavez and the United Farm Workers to adopt non-violence principles—which King learned from Gandhi’s struggles against the British in India—in their long march for better working conditions and respectable wages for the migrant laborers of California’s farmlands… “Their rise into these positions of influence would not have been possible without the path forged by Dr. King and the Civil Rights Movement, or the rising consciousness which fueled Hispanics in the 60’s and 70’s to listen, learn and act.” One fallen Hispanic hero, Ruben Salazar, was honored on Aug. 29 in a ceremony by County Supervisor Gloria Molina and the Department of Parks and Recreation. A plaque was unveiled at an East Los Angeles Park in Whittier named for the L.A. Times journalist who lost his life covering the Chicano Moratorium anti-war protest. “Ruben Salazar’s life and death

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Willie Brown, Publisher, Inglewood Today Weekly I would not be surprised at all. We are certainly off to a great start. Adding to the obvious economic progression of the city, is the racial diversity, so essential in fostering unique ideas and perspectives. Inglewood is in an enviable position, in that declining crime rates and increasing revenue does not usually occur in cities where the leadership and residents are predominantly people of color. It speaks volumes. It discounts the nay-sayers that insist that African Americans and Latinos cannot get along. It dispels the myth that people in power cannot put their egos aside and do what is right for the city. In my experience, there has never been a more united council. The fact that it is racially comprised of 3 black and 2 brown members

is further evidence that race does not have to dictate how leaders lead. The strides made by Hispanics in this country are inspired by the same basic needs and desires that other racial groups have—the desire for freedom, opportunity to live a decent life, enough prosperity to take care of their family and make

the future better for their children. This can only happen when people are open-minded enough to allow their neighbors the same opportunity to go for their dreams. There is plenty of room and opportunity in Inglewood for Latinos to shine, just as there is plenty of room for African Americans, Whites, Asians and others.

became emblematic of the Chicano Rights movement of the 1970s,” Molina said This year marked the 44th anniversary of the death of Salazar. “Ruben Salazar was a gifted

An award-winning documentary “Ruben Salazar: Man in the Middle” followed the ceremony. Hispanic Heritage Month celebrations will be held in numerous places around Los Angeles county, including

12th Annual Baja Splash Cultural Festival is a slightly different take on celebrating Hispanic heritage. The kids will enjoy all of the music and dance performances featuring folk dances from countries like Guatemala and El Salvador as well as Mexico. At the La Plaza de Cultura y Artes in downtown Los Angeles, the taste event is a sampling of foods from some of LA’s best Mexican restaurants and some from Mexico. Live mariachi and lots of other great entertainment will keep you moving your feet. Don’t forget all the tequila and craft mezcal tastings offered as well. For more information about Hispanic Heritage Month, visit http://

Cesar Chavez chronicler and advocate who dedicated his talents to sharing with the world what it meant to be MexicanAmerican in a transformative time and place. His contributions made him an icon in the community— and although his life was cut tragically short, his legacy lives on in the people influenced, inspired and touched by his work,” Molina said.

Ruben Salazar the Baja Splash Cultural Festival at the Aquarium of the Pacific (www.aquarium, 100 Aquarium Way, Long Beach, CA 90802 from Sept. 28 to 29; and the 3rd Annual Taste of Mexico La Plaza de Cultura y Artes (www.the, 501 N. Main St., Los Angeles, CA 90012, on Oct. 11. Mixing culture, music, art, food and the biodiversity of Baja, Mexico, the

Journalist’s Homecoming (Continued from page 1) son. “I want to see him safe and sound, and to hug him,” she said. On Tuesday, news came that Steven Sotloff, a 31 year-old journalist, has been beheaded. Curtis’ August 24 release was aided in part by Alia Al Thani, Qatar’s permanent representative to the United Nations. The extreme terrorist group (Continued on page 9)

Listen, think and decide to speak or not, knowing that silence can send a powerful message.

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City Officials, Business Leaders Celebrate Grand Reopening of Inglewood Airport Area Chamber of Commerce


nglewood’s Mayor James Butts, members of the City Council, and business leaders celebrated the grand reopening of the Inglewood/Airport Area Chamber of Commerce Wednesday, August 27. With over 12,450 businesses in Inglewood, including the recently opened Forum that hosted the 2014 MTV Video Music

Awards, the Chamber represents the interests of business in and around the City of Inglewood while promoting a flourishing economy and quality of life in the region. “The Chamber of Commerce is on an upward trajectory like the City of Inglewood. There have been 16 new businesses opened

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Pictured above helping to cut the ribbon at the celebratory event are (left to right): District 3 Councilmember Eloy Morales, District 4 Councilmember Ralph Franklin, District 1 Councilmember George Dotson, Inglewood Police Captain Marie Dibernardo, Mayor James Butts, Chamber President Ronald Talton and District 2 Councilmember Alex Padilla.

since January alone,” said Mayor The greatest days of prosperity James Butts. “Building permits are ahead for the Chamber and are up over 100% year to date. our rising city.”

Ferguson Police Now Equipped With Body Cameras


he St. Louis Post Dispatch reports that police officers in Ferguson, Mo have been equipped with 50 body cameras, attached to their uniforms. Two companies, Safety Vision and Digital Ally, have donated the equipment in light of the fatal Aug. 9 shooting of unarmed teenager Michael Brown, by one of Ferguson’s officers. The cameras are able to record video and audio. Representatives from the companies were on-site on Saturday training the officers to use the cameras. Ferguson Police Chief Thomas Jackson confirmed that the quality is good. Since Brown’s death, the issue of police officers wearing cameras has been a hot topic nationwide. There have been way too many deaths and beatings of unarmed citizens at the hands of police. And although citizen reporters have captured altercations on home videos and cell phones, the audio is often missing.

More important is the lack of footage leading up to the incidents. Now, with the help of the wearable cameras, authorities, the media and

the public can get details of what really happened. The body cameras are designed to keep officers’ behavior in line, and at the same time, prove cases when a suspect has resisted arrest or brandished a weapon. It protects both the police and civilians. Footage is a way to clear up “he said, she said” stories. As the news site notes, a White House petition, backed by more than 150,000 people, has been pushing for a national “Mike Brown law” that would demand that all state, county and local police officers wear cameras.


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H e a lt h & F i t n e s s

5 Brain-Health Tips from Body-Building Neurosurgeon During World Alzheimer’s Month, Take Steps to Care for Your Most Vital Organ


s a fitness expert and neurosurgeon, Dr. Brett Osborn says he appreciates the growing public interest in general health and fitness. Now, he says, that attention needs to extend to arguably our most essential organ – the brain. “There are several, multi-billion dollar industries out there dedicated to burning fat and building muscle; cognitive health, on the other hand, has been largely overlooked,” says Osborn, author of “Get Serious, A Neurosurgeon’s Guide to Optimal Health and Fitness,” www.drbrett “Of course, any good health expert is quick to remind readers that it’s all connected. For example, what’s good for the heart will be, directly or indirectly, good for the brain.” September’s an appropriate time to talk brain health: its World Alzheimer’s Month, and it’s the beginning of football season. By now, we know that football players in the NFL, college and even high school suffer considerable head trauma, whether through big hits resulting in concussions or moderate, repeated blows, he says. It’s also soccer season in other parts of the world. Concern continues to mount about the neurological damage done to players from repeated headers, where the ball is hit by the head. The long-term effects, including depression and other mental-health problems, are similar to those suffered by American football players, he says. “Sports can impart great habits to kids, including discipline, fellowship and an emphasis on strength and endurance,” says Osborn, a bodybuilder and father. “As our children return

to school and sports, health-care pro- “Let’s face it, there is a compoviders, coaches and parents need to nent of learning in exercise,” Osmake it a top priority to protect our born says. “You cannot master student-athletes’ brains.” the squat overnight; the brain has Osborn offers five tips to help evto change. Neuronal connections, eryone maintain brain health: or ‘synapses,’ are formed through • Learn new skills. “Just as with very complex biophysical mechaother health concerns, brain nisms. That takes time.” health should be rooted in the • Don’t sweat stress. There is such prevention of disease,” he says. a thing as good stress, including Alzheimer’s is a neurodegenerathe acute bodily stress involved in tive disease, the causes of which, strength training. Of course, there’s and the cure, are unknown. Howthe bad stress, such as psychologiever, it’s widely thought that brain cal stress associated with work or stimulation and activity can delay interpersonal relationships, and the onset of the disease. The acenvironmental stress, derived from quisition of a new skill—whether pesticide-laden food – toxins. As it’s learning to play an instrument always, you have a choice. You or taking up waterskiing—exerdon’t have to accept mental stress cises the brain “muscle.” in your life. Reconsider toxic rela• Commit to actual exercise. tionships. Rethink how you handle Everyone knows that exercise pressure at work. Perhaps adopt a helps protect the heart, but not evlunchtime exercise routine. eryone knows that physical activ- • Fuel a better body and brain. ity is also good for the brain. The “I don’t believe in ‘diets,’ ” Osbrain is not a muscle, but it can be born says. “Fit individuals were worked as muscle is worked duraround for eons before the term ing exercise, which forges new existed, and I associate the term neuron pathways. with temporary and, often, self-

destructive behaviors.” Again, it’s all connected. A healthy balance of food and activity will inevitably be good for the entire body: the heart, skeleton, muscles, brain, etc. Proper nutrition is a natural mood enhancer, and good health will inevitably improve selfesteem. • Feed your head with smart drugs. Some pharmaceuticals may help enhance cerebral blood flow and increase concentration, including Hydergine, Deprenyl and Prozac, to name a few. Ask your doctor about these. There are also overthe-counter smart drugs to consider. Piracetam is one of the oldest and has been shown to have a variety of positive effects in patients with cognitive disorders like dementia and epilepsy. Vinpocetine has potent anti-inflammatory effects, and inflammation is a key component in the pathogenesis of Alzheimer’s disease, and others. You may also want to check out gingko biloba and pregnenolone. Brett Osborn is a New York University-trained, Board-Certified neurological surgeon with a secondary certification in Anti-Aging and Regenerative Medicine. He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Neurological Surgery and of the American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine. He holds a CSCS honorarium from the National Strength and Conditioning Association. Dr. Osborn specializes in scientifically based nutrition and exercise as a means to achieve optimal health and preventing disease. He is the author “Get Serious, A Neurosurgeon’s Guide to Optimal Health and Fitness,” www.drbrettosborn. com.

Study Links Sex Hormone Levels in the Blood to Risk of Sudden Cardiac Arrest For First Time, Researchers Analyze Levels of Testosterone and Estradiol to Predict Patients Likelihood of Suffering Usually Fatal Condition, Take Another Step Toward Offering Preventive Treatments


easuring the levels of sex hormones in patient’s blood may identify patients likely to suffer a sudden cardiac arrest, a heart rhythm disorder that is fatal in 95 percent of patients. A new study, published online by the peer-reviewed journal Heart Rhythm, shows that lower levels of testosterone, the predominant male sex hormone, were found in men who had a sudden cardiac arrest. Higher levels of estradiol, the major female sex hormone, were strongly associated with greater chances of having a sudden cardiac arrest in both men and women. “Because sudden cardiac arrest

is usually fatal, we are constantly looking for ways to predict which patients are susceptible so we can concentrate on prevention,” said Sumeet Chugh, MD, director of the Heart Rhythm Center in the Cedars-Sinai Heart Institute and the Pauline and Harold Price Chair in Cardiac Electrophysiology Research. “If we wait until someone has a sudden cardiac arrest, it is usually too late for treatment.” Unlike heart attacks (myocardial infarction), which are typically caused by clogged coronary arteries reducing blood flow to the heart muscle, sudden cardiac arrest is the result of defective electrical

impulses. Patients may have little or no warning, and the disorder usually causes nearly instantaneous death. Every year, 250,000 to 300,000 people in the U.S. and up to 5 million worldwide die from sudden cardiac arrest. Despite years of significant advances in emergency medicine and resuscitation, just 5 percent of those who suffer sudden cardiac arrest survive. For patients at known risk for this or other heart rhythm abnormalities, an implantable cardioverter-defibrillator, or ICD, may be placed in the chest or abdomen to detect faulty electrical impulses (Continued on page 11)

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The School-Readiness Gap and Preschool Benefits for Children of Color – Part 1 By Farah Ahmad and Katie Hamm


he majority of children under age 1 in the United States today are children of color; that one simple fact means that our future will be very different from our current reality. Before we reach the end of this decade, more than half of all youth in this country will be of color. Today, Hispanics are 17 percent of the population, and African Americans make up another 13 percent. But by 2043, the United States’ population will be majority people of color. A large portion of this growth will come from the Hispanic community, which will grow to 28 percent of the U.S. population by 2050. Because we know where the United States is headed, we have a unique opportunity to make the most of this knowledge and prepare today for tomorrow’s future. As the face of our nation changes, our nation’s policies will need to change as well. And while change is never easy, we know the place to start is where the change is already happening—and that means investing in our nation’s youngest citizens. The school-readiness gap We must prepare our children for the future by giving them the educational foundation that predicates so much of future success, and that starts with quality early childhood education. Access to high-quality preschool is central to school readiness, and school readiness can significantly impact everything from reading at grade level to graduating high school to being career ready later in life. Given that many children

of color already face the challenge of poverty—42.5 percent of African American children under age 5 and 37.1 percent of Hispanic children under age 5—access to high-quality preschool could have positive, longlasting, and compounding effects on future success. But recent data from 2011 show that more than half of African American children and 63 percent of Hispanic children ages 3 to 4 do not attend preschool. Access to high-quality preschool is particularly needed for low-income children of color, who often start kindergarten behind their peers. By school entry, the gap between the wealthiest children and the poorest children is already pronounced. Children from low-income families are a year or more behind their more advantaged peers. By age 4, lowincome children have heard 30 million fewer words than children from more-affluent families and have

vocabularies that are half as extensive. The gaps that start at an early age only grow larger, and catching up becomes ever more difficult. By the first grade, for example, there is a full one-year reading gap between English language learners and native English speakers—a gap that increases to a two-year gap by the fifth-grade. This is especially troublesome given that as today’s children of color grow and mature, they will become America’s future workforce. African Americans and Hispanics combined will comprise 42 percent of the U.S. workforce in 2050, a vast increase from today, as the two groups now make up just 27 percent of the workforce. High-quality preschool can narrow the school-readiness gap Fortunately, high-quality preschool programs have been shown to reduce

Metro Fares to Increase on September 15


he Metro Board of Directors voted on May 22, 2014, to change bus and rail fares. The new Metro fares will take effect on September 15, 2014. Under the new fare structure, passengers paying the $1.75 fare using a TAP card will receive transfers to other Metro lines for up to two hours to complete a oneway trip. If the $1.75 fare is paid using cash, transfers will not be included.

Day passes range from $5 to $7. Fares for seniors and disabled passengers range from 25 cents to 55 cents depending on peak hours. Peak times are roughly during morning and evening rush hours: 5am-9am and 3pm-7pm. Off-peak is all other times: 7pm-5am and 9am-3pm. For more fare information, including reduced fare and subsidy programs, visit riding/new-fares/ or call (323) 4663876.

the school-readiness gap, especially for low-income children of color. Over the past decade, 40 states have initiated state-funded preschool programs, which serve about one-quarter of all 4-year-olds. A handful of states, including Oklahoma and Georgia, serve most of their 4-year-olds. Findings from these preschool programs, coupled with findings from longitudinal studies conducted over the past several decades, have shown that high-quality preschool can improve school readiness, particularly for children of color and children who are non-native English speakers. Children who attend a high-quality early learning program gain four months of learning, on average. The highest-quality programs can produce up to a year of additional learning. In addition, children see gains throughout their lives—from improved graduation rates and earnings to decreased rates of crime and adolescent pregnancy. Children who are the most vulnerable, particularly low-income children of color, benefit the most from participation in high-quality preschool. As preschool programs have grown over the past 10 years, so has the body of research on the outcomes for children who participate in them. Nearly all of these studies have shown that children make significant gains when they attend high-quality preschool programs. This finding is true for children from diverse backgrounds, including all income levels and across racial and ethnic groups. Children who are low income do (Continued on page 10)

Inglewood Unified Calling for Advisory Board Applicants

he Inglewood School District is now accepting applications to serve on the Inglewood five-member Advisory Board of Education. Residents in Inglewood and Ladera Heights are welcome to apply. There are two open slots, which became available in the spring. Appointees will serve through the next regularly scheduled election in April 2015. Eligible candidates must be at least 18 years of age, citizens of the United States, residents of the district, registered to vote and qualified to hold a civil office. IUSD State Trustee Don Brann plans to appoint successful applicants to the advisory position by the end of October. Application

packets are available in the District Office at 401 S. Inglewood Ave., and must be completed by the close of business Sept. 22. The school district has been without a formal Board of Education since the state took control of it in 2012. The advisory board does not have power to set policy, but rather make recommendations to Brann. If you have been wanting to help improve the state of Inglewood schools, now is the chance to make a difference. For more information or to receive an application, email, or, or call 310-419-2706 or 310-4192728.

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What to Do With Your Old 401(k)

Option No. 2: Roll the Money Over to Your New Employer’s Plan Double congrats if your boss will be matching all or part of your new 401(k) contributions. That could be a good sign, but know that not all firms accept rollovers. If yours does, your big question is this: Are the plan’s investment picks to your liking?

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Option No. 3: Roll the Money Into an IRA As with the above option, you get to avoid the tax bite of cashing out. The difference here, though -- and SERVING OTHERS IS THE GREATEST REWARD OF ALL. these could be major plusses -- is that All of the McDonald’s® 365Black® Award honorees deserve not only do IRAs offer more investrecognition, but for them, nothing is more fulfilling than helping others. ment choices than the typical 401(k), Please join us as we applaud their dedication and let us all be inspired but you’re also able to make penaltyto be deeply rooted in the communityTM by giving back. free withdrawals for qualified educaFind your motivation at tion expenses or up to $10,000 for a first-time home purchase. “The rollover process is relatively easy,” says Walsh. “And if you already have other accounts elsewhere, it may be simpler and more effective jobs at age 55 or older—as op- ther contributions are verboten. to consolidate under one roof.” APPROVAL posed to 59 1/2 for IRAs—and Whatever you decide, remember unique investment options might the clock may be ticking for you to Option No. 4: Leave It With warrant just letting things ride. contact your old 401(k) adminisYour Ex-Employer Penalty-free withdrawals are al- But some people forget the ac- trator. lowed for those who leave their count exists—no, really—and fur233 N. MICHIGAN AVE. SUITE 2900, CHICAGO, IL 60601, P:312.297.9600

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Angel Investors n angel investor is an investor who provides financial assistance for small startups or entrepreneurs. They are usually found among an entrepreneur’s family and friends. they are better than other lenders for startups, as they are usually investing in the person rather than the viability of the business. They are primarily focused on helping the business succeed, rather than obtaining a huge profit from their investment. They are the exact opposite of venture capitalist. The term originally comes from Broadway. It was used to describe the individuals who provide funds for theoretical productions. In 1978, William Wetzel, a professor at the University of New Hampshire, in collaboration with other researchers, completed a study about how entrepreneurs raised seed capital in USA. Then he began using the term “angel” to describe the investors that

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Option No. 1: Cash Out Unless you’re in dire financial straits and really, really need the bucks to live off, the general consensus is this is a bad idea. Aside from ceding potential gains in your portfolio, as notes Sarah Walsh, vice president of retirement solutions at Fidelity Investments, “you will have just given the IRS a huge chunk of the money you’ve been saving for years. That’s money you won’t have for retirement.” How so? Twenty percent is withheld to pay federal income taxes— your state taxman may want a cut, too—with another 10 percent “earlywithdrawal penalty” slamming those under age 59 1/2. Or, to use an example from Fidel-

ity’s website (, say you’re a 36-year-old who raids her $50,000 account. After federal taxes and penalties, you’d be left with only $32,500.

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kay, so you finally landed that new job. (Congrats.) Or maybe you “moved on to explore other opportunities.” Either way, what are you now going to do about your old 401(k)? It’s been estimated that there are about 15 million such “orphan” accounts left behind by former employees, mainly because of either inertia or plain confusion over strict rules for moving the money. And since the IRS doesn’t allow procrastinating on a key decision—you’ve got just 60 days to reallocate into a different tax-advantaged account if you withdraw even a dime—here’s a rundown of your options to avoid what could be a costly mistake:

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supported them. They are suitable for early-stage companies which have no revenues or for the established companies with sales and earnings. Companies seeking equity capital from angel investors must welcome the outside ownership and perhaps be willing to devolve some control. For early-stage companies capital from these types of investors is likely to cost more than 50 percent of a company’s equity. In addition, many angel investors charge a management fee in the form of a monthly payment. Angels are easy to find but sometimes difficult to bargain with because they may demand different terms. Usually, angels provide their own funds. They can be any trust, business, investment fund, etc. Evidence shows that the companies which are funded by these investors are less likely to fail as

compared to companies which are funded by other lending firms. As they are commonly found among family and friends, they fill the gap in startup financing between friends and family. As angel investors provide financial assistance to startups, they face high risks which may lead to dilution for future investment. If the company fails then they may face loses, thus they seek such investment opportunities where the return on investment is high. This makes angel investment an expensive source for funding while other resources like bank do not give funds to startups or small firms. Angel investors are at once difficult to find. However, they tend to be found in universities, business incubators, venture capital clubs, and angel confederacies. Surraya Kahlid is a student of entrepreneurship.









Journalist’s Homecoming (Continued from page 5) called ISIS, however, has not responded to negotiation. Before the murder, a photo of Softloff was released with his killer holding a knife in one hand, and pulling the back of Sotloff’s tee-shirt with the other. The same executioner had threatened to kill Sotloff if the U.S. did not call off airstrikes in Iraq. Sotloff is the second American to be executed in 2 weeks. Fellow journalist James Foley was executed by ISIS last month. Curtis’ mom, Nancy Curtis, is deeply grateful to have her son back—and deeply concerned about what other families are going through: “I don’t think anybody’s in the mood of celebration. You know, we’re relieved. But after the events of the last week and knowing those other children of my friends are in danger, you know, I have very conflicted emotions,” She told CNN. “After the news about Jim Foley—it was terrible. You have to have hope. There is no point in anticipating that your child is going to be murdered. You don’t go there, it will make you crazy.”

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LEGAL NOTICES Fictitious Business Name Statement File No. 2014221959 The following Person is doing business as:

Fictitious Business Name Statement File No. 2014216067 The following Person is doing business as:

Fictitious Business Name Statement File No. 2014219047 The following Person is doing business as:

Fictitious Business Name Statement File No. 2014218719 The following Person is doing business as:

Integrated Property Appraisals 6103 S. Citrus Ave. Los Angeles, CA 90043 P O Box 45-944 Los Angeles, CA 90045

GEE GEE’S Towing 2423 W. 75th St. Los Angeles, CA 90043

Bass Procleaning 8307 ½ Crenshaw Dr. Inglewood, CA 90305

Hernandez Pest Control 1031 W. 62nd Street Los Angeles, CA 90044

Registered owner: Melissa Lee Gee Owens 2423 W. 75th St., Los Angeles, CA 90043

Registered owner: Royce Bass, 3106 W. 84th Street, Apt. #5 Inglewood, CA 90305

Registered owner: Ramon Hernandez, 1031 W.62nd Street, Los Angeles, CA 90044

This business is conducted by an individual. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business listed above on August 6, 2014.

This business is conducted by an individual. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business listed above on August 8, 2014.

This business is conducted by an individual. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business listed above on August 8, 2014.

I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct. (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) Melissa Lee Gee Owens, Owner This statement was filed with the County Clerk on August 6, 2014

I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct. (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) Royce Bass, Owner This statement was filed with the County Clerk on August 8, 2014

NOTICE-In accordance with Subdivision (a) of Section 17920, a Fictitious Name Statement generally expires at the end of five years from the date on which it was filed in the office of the County Clerk, except as provided in Subdivision (b) of Section 17920, where it expires 40 days after any change in the facts set forth in the statement pursuant to section 17913 other than a change in the residence address of a registered owner. A New Fictitious Business Name Statement must be filed before the expiration.

NOTICE-In accordance with Subdivision (a) of Section 17920, a Fictitious Name Statement generally expires at the end of five years from the date on which it was filed in the office of the County Clerk, except as provided in Subdivision (b) of Section 17920, where it expires 40 days after any change in the facts set forth in the statement pursuant to section 17913 other than a change in the residence address of a registered owner. A New Fictitious Business Name Statement must be filed before the expiration.

NOTICE-In accordance with Subdivision (a) of Section 17920, a Fictitious Name Statement generally expires at the end of five years from the date on which it was filed in the office of the County Clerk, except as provided in Subdivision (b) of Section 17920, where it expires 40 days after any change in the facts set forth in the statement pursuant to section 17913 other than a change in the residence address of a registered owner. A New Fictitious Business Name Statement must be filed before the expiration.

The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a Fictitious Business Name in violation of the rights of another under Federal, State or common law (See Section 14411 et.seq., Business and Professions Code.) Original August 14, 21, 28; September 4, 2014 ITO0422301038 Inglewood Today

The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a Fictitious Business Name in violation of the rights of another under Federal, State or common law (See Section 14411 et.seq., Business and Professions Code.) Original August 14, 21, 28; September 4, 2014 ITO0422301039 Inglewood Today

The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a Fictitious Business Name in violation of the rights of another under Federal, State or common law (See Section 14411 et.seq., Business and Professions Code.) Original August 21, 28; September 4, 11, 2014 ITO0422301040 Inglewood Today

The School-Readiness Gap–Part 1 (Continued from page 8) seem to benefit the most, however, and some research suggests benefits to certain demographic subgroups. Several state preschool evaluations have explored the impact of these programs on specific racial and ethnic groups. Below, we examine the findings of these studies for Hispanic, African American, and Asian American children, as well as for children for whom English is not the primary language in the home.

African American children Many of the foundational studies examining the impact of early childhood education programs focused on African American children. These include the 1960s groundbreaking HighScope Perry Preschool Project, the Abecedarian Preschool program in the 1970s, and the Chicago Child-Parent Centers founded in 1967. While it is not possible to compare the impact of these programs across racial groupings, the impact of these early learning programs on the low-

income African American children who participated was pronounced and long term. For instance, children who participated in the Perry Preschool Project were more likely to complete high school, become employed, and avoid incarceration. These three longitudinal studies define the significant impact that intensive preschool interventions can have on very low-income African American children. State preschool programs also seem to have substantial benefits for African American children, along

Registered owner: Christina Toca, 6103 S. Citrus Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90043 This business is conducted by an individual. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business listed above on August 11, 2014. I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct. (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) Christina Toca, Owner This statement was filed with the County Clerk on August 11, 2014

21 percent gain. Similarly, a study of the Boston Public Schools’ preschool program also found benefits for children from diverse racial and ethnic backgrounds, including African American children. On 3 out of 12 developmental assessments, African American children made stronger gains than white children.

Hispanic children Several state and comI declare that all information in this statement is true and correct. munity preschool programs (A registrant who declares as true have demonstrated particuinformation which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) larly strong impacts for HisRamon Hernandez, Owner panic children. A 2008 study This statement was filed with the County Clerk on August 8, 2014 of Oklahoma’s universal preschool program conductNOTICE-In accordance with Subdivision (a) of Section 17920, a Fictitious Name ed in Tulsa showed positive Statement generally expires at the end of results for all racial and ethfive years from the date on which it was filed in the office of the County Clerk, nic groups, but impacts were except as provided in Subdivision (b) of particularly strong for HisSection 17920, where it expires 40 days panic children. On measures after any change in the facts set forth in the statement pursuant to section 17913 of early literacy skills and other than a change in the residence problem solving, Hispanic address of a registered owner. A New Fictitious Business Name Statement children made greater gains must be filed before the expiration. than any other subgroup. The filing of this statement does not of Similarly, an evaluation itself authorize the use in this state of of Boston’s universal prea Fictitious Business Name in violation of the rights of another under Federal, school program found esState or common law (See Section pecially large gains for His14411 et.seq., Business and Professions panic children, even though Code.) Original all children there saw gains. September 4, 11, 18, 25, 2014 Hispanic children showed ITO0422301041 Inglewood Today higher gains in measures of vocabulary, early literacy with children of other races skills, and problem solving. and ethnicities. In Tulsa, Importantly, Hispanic chilOklahoma, African Ameri- dren made significant gains can children made gains on measures of “inhibition” on tests measuring early and “attention shifting.” literacy skills and problem- These skills, sometimes resolving skills. Gains in ferred to as “executive funcearly literacy were compa- tioning,” are thought to prorable to the gains made by vide the underpinnings for white children, but gains in skills such as self-discipline problem-solving skills were and the ability to shift consubstantially higher for Af- centration between tasks. rican American children than for their white peers. Asian Americans Data from 2011 show that In problem solving, white children made a 6 percent 48 percent of Asian Amerigain throughout the pre- can 3- and 4-year-olds do school year, while African not attend preschool. While (Continued on page 11) American children made a

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Don’t Be a Victim of Identity Theft–Part 2 (Continued from page 3) piece those papers together. District 1 (310-412-8602) and District 2 (310-412-8601) each have paper shredding events twice a year. Call their respective offices for the next event. Republic Services has a shredder in their Customer Service office in Inglewood. Call (310) 436-7341 for office hours. Door-to-door salesmen soliciting business are neither legal (Inglewood does not licensed salesmen) nor legitimate. If you need home repairs, get a referral from someone you know. California is the identity theft capital of America. It’s a complicated world we live in and keeping our identity safe is a job that requires diligence. Remember, nothing is really free, there is no such thing as get-rich-quick schemes, and you should never have to pay a fee up front to get a job. Take the necessary steps to keep yourself safe—your future depends on it. The School-Readiness Gap–Part 1 (Continued from page 10) this rate is better than the rates of Hispanic and African American children, this information reflects Asian American children in aggregate as a single group only and, due to limited data, does not take often into account variations among Asian subpopulations, such as Chinese, Japanese, and Korean, which often differ significantly. Study Links Sex Hormone Levels to Risk of Sudden Cardiac Arrest (Continued from page 7) and provide a shock to return normal rhythm. The sex hormone findings are a result of the Oregon Sudden Unexpected Death Study, a comprehensive, 16-hospital, multiyear assessment of cardiac deaths in the 1 million population Portland, Oregon metropolitan area. Led by Chugh and funded in part by the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, the study’s goal is to shed light on the risk factors, triggers and genetic defects associated with sudden cardiac death. This is the first time it has been reported that there is an association between sex hormone levels and sudden cardiac arrest, said Chugh. While these findings need to be confirmed by other studies, they suggest that higher testosterone levels in men may offer protection from sudden cardiac arrest and lower levels of estrogen may protect both men and women. Researchers measured blood hormone levels in 149 patients who had a sudden cardiac arrest, comparing them with levels in 149 patients

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D at e s i n S e p t e m b e r & Oc t o b e r Ongoing Counseling for Anxiety, Depression Get free help for anxiety, depression, stress and anger. Recovery International provides tools and practice in changing thinking habits so individuals can gain personal control over distressing emotions and improve life-coping skills. This worldwide non-profit organization, founded in 1937, holds weekly meetings every Monday at 6:00 p.m. at SHARE! 6666 Green Valley Circle, north of Centinela Ave., (2nd building on the right). Call 310-322-6411 for more information, or visit A donation is requested but not required. Few studies have examined the impact of preschool programs on Asian Americans as a subgroup, oftentimes due to low sample size. The study of Boston’s public preschool program did examine specific impacts on Asian Americans but noted that the sample size was small. In Boston, Asian American children made more gains than white children on several domains of child development. In particular, Asian American children made significant gains on applied problem solving. This article will continue next week.

who had coronary artery disease but did not have sudden cardiac arrest. The study’s findings include: • Men who had sudden cardiac arrests had testosterone levels of 4.4 nanograms per milliliter, compared to 5.4 nanograms per milliliter for men who did not have sudden cardiac arrest. • Men who had sudden cardiac arrest had estradiol levels of 68 picograms per milliliter, compared to 52 picograms per milliliter for men who did not have sudden cardiac arrest. • Women who had sudden cardiac arrest had estradiol levels of 54 picograms per milliliter, compared to 36 picograms per milliliter for the control group. The Cedars-Sinai Heart Institute is internationally recognized for outstanding heart care built on decades of innovation and leading-edge research. From cardiac imaging and advanced diagnostics to surgical repair of complex heart problems to the training of the heart specialists of tomorrow and research that is deepening medical knowledge and practice, the Cedars-Sinai Heart Institute is known around the world for excellence and innovations.

September 26, 2014 Food Truck Friday The food trucks are back! Once again, Market St will be filled with a variety of food trucks serving the tastiest food around. Live entertainment, kid activities and music will also make this an event you won’t want to miss. Be sure to join us for this family funfilled event. Located on Market at Regent. September 28, 2014 District 2 Annual Picnic Join Councilman Alex Padilla at North Park, 625 E. Hargrave. Inglewood, 90302, Sunday, September 28, 2014 from 12pm - 3pm. Bring your family and let the kids

play games while you get to know your neighbors. For more information call (310) 412-8601. October 18, 2014 Citywide Yard Sale and Health Fair The City of Inglewood, in collaboration with Centinela Hospital, will be sponsoring a citywide yard sale and Health Fair Event from 7am until 3pm. You can come and search for useful items to purchase or you can rent a booth and sell your unwanted property to make some extra cash. While you’re there, take advantage of the free document shredding and valuable health screenings. Free admission.