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VOL. 31, No. 70

Mayor James LA CLIPPERS CHAIRMAN BALLMER T. Butts Response JOINS ASSEMBLYWOMAN KAMLAGER-DOVE, INGLEWOOD COMMUNITY LEADERS TO SUPPORT AB 987 To Facebook Inquiry By Francis Taylor, Asst. Editor

(Mayor Butts and Los Angeles Clippers Chairman Steve Balmer)

For anyone who is curious about what the Inglewood Mayor and City Council have been doing, please read Mayor Butts’ summary below. My seven years of making historic concert venue and professional sports deals have given me the experience to take Inglewood to the next level. We opened our TEEN CENTER in 2013, in conjunction with the South Bay Workforce Investment Board in 2014. We opened the largest Senior Center (35,000 square feet) in California at a cost of $23 million in January of 2018 for long-suffering seniors who had been promised a center since 2006. The LA Philharmonic will relocate from downtown Los Angeles and open its Youth Orchestra Program (YOLA) in Inglewood on the Civic site (in a building designed by Frank Gehry) in 2019. The Girls Scouts of the United States

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Inglewood City leaders, area community members and labor leaders recently joined LA Clippers chairman Steve Ballmer and Assemblywoman Sydney Kamlager-Dove to announce widespread support for AB 987. The new state legislation will help ensure that the new Inglewood Basketball and Entertainment Center Project meets strict environmental standards and enhances local services while still protecting vital community interests. An impressive list of stakeholders addressed hundreds of local residents and other dignitaries on the vacant lot of the future home of the LA Clippers at the southeast corner of Prairie Avenue and 102nd Street in Inglewood. The list of speakers included LA Clippers Chairman Steve Ballmer, Assemblywoman Sydney Kamlager-Dove, Senator Steven Bradford, Inglewood Mayor James T. Butts, Clippers President of Business Operations Gillian Zucker, Clippers consultant Jerry West, Clippers coach Doc Rivers, Southern CA Pipe Trades Council Mike Layton, IBEW LOCAL 11 Business Manager Marvin Kropke, and Wilson Meany Project Manager Gerard McCallum With widespread community support, Kamlager-Dove’s proposed legislation, co-authored by Senator Steve Bradford, will assist the City of Inglewood in bringing NBA basketball back to the community by providing CEQA streamlining relief for the new arena project. “This is an exciting opportunity to build a world-class environmentally friendly facility in the heart of Inglewood, help-

ing to create thousands of good jobs and improve local services while respecting community interests across the region,” said Kamlager-Dove. “AB 987 will help achieve that goal by striking a critical balance, prioritizing the needs of local residents, businesses and the environment. I am encouraged by the overwhelming support for this new Clippers Arena and look forward to working with a team owner who is committed to investing in our community as we work to return an NBA franchise to Inglewood.” Balmer wowed the crowd when he declared, “I want to build a house in Inglewood. We want our own home,” obviously alluding to the shared stadium the Clippers use in downtown Los Angeles. He also indicated that in addition to his work with the Clippers, he and his wife Connie are actively involved in getting kids a better opportunity and he hopes to continue that work in the City of Inglewood. Rivers said that he was “excited about bringing an arena home to Inglewood and is proud that the greatest arena in the world will be built without any public funds. West, who was on hand when ground was broken for the Forum was build to house the Lakers, reflected on his memory of the citizens of Inglewood and how receptive the business owners and fans were towards he and his teammates. “I am old-fashioned,” he said, “but live modern. It will make me proud that the Clippers are coming home.”

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CALIFORNIA COULD BREAK APART? In November, California voters will get to cast ballots on whether to split up and become three states after an initiative secured the number of signatures needed to become eligible. Of course, Congress would have to give its approval for any of this to be more than California dreaming. And voters will have to consider a host of potential complications that would come with a split, such as breaking up the University of California system and who gets the rights to the California Raisins?

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COMMUNITY

DISCOUNTS FOR SENIORS

PRESIDENT/PUBLISHER/ EDITOR Willie Brown VICE PRESIDENT Gloria Kennedy

One of the joys of being a senior are the discounts we receive. Some discounts are only available online, so don’t forget to look into those, as well. AARP and Automobile Club members have discounts available, too. HARP, the Home Affordable Refinance Plan, is set to expire this year. If you have not looked into this government refi program, do so . . . it might work for you. Based on age and amount of driving, many insurance companies offer a specific discount for us. There are lots of discounts available for dining out. Denny’s and IHOb (the temporary name for IHOP; the ‘b’ stands for burgers) have senior menus while others offer discounts on certain items. Remember these offers can change without notice and they are available only at participating locations, so check.

Free small drink with any meal depending on location (55+) 10% discount on purchase depending on location (60+)

EL POLLO LOCO:

10% off senior discounts varies by location (55+)

GOLDEN CORRAL:

Senior discount varies by location

KRISPY KREME SENIOR DISCOUNT: 10% off (50+) (age and discount varies depending on location)

MCDONALD’S: discounts on coffee

SIZZLER:

discounts depending on location

IHOP:

10% discount (55+) and a menu for people aged 55 and over at participating locations

QUALITY CONTROL MANAGER Gloria Kennedy

TACO BELL: 10% off (65+)

SUBWAY:

WENDY’S: give free coffee or other

CONTRIBUTING WRITERS Francis Taylor Anne Cheek La Rose

BURGER KING:

These are some of the places and discounts available: and beverages (55+)

ASSISTANT EDITOR Francis Taylor

KFC:

10% off (60+) varies by location Offers “Honored Guest Menu” (60+) varies by location

PAPA JOHN’S SENIOR DISCOUNT: check with your local stores (no standard senior discount policy)

Kohl’s Marshall’s, Ross, and Stein Mart offer shopping discounts. Walgreen’s has Senior Day once a month and Dress Bard has discounts every Tuesday and Wednesday. Learning the ins-and-outs of Medicare and health insurance is a full time job, but it’s one we must all handle. If you need to lower your medical insurance cost, look into healthinsurance.net to compare policies and prices. Many of us can get extra benefits from Medicare (for a ridiculously small monthly fee) for vision, dental, and hearing. If you’re travelling, be sure to check for a discount on your hotel room before you book it. AAA has a discount at many hotels. Remember, these discounts are only available at specific locations and the offers may

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restore the image Inglewood had in the 1980’s as the City of Champions.

Compiled by Francis Taylor, Asst. Editor, (email: francis_taylor@sbcglobal.net) Michael Cohen, President Donald Trump’s longtime confidant and former personal attorney who is under federal investigation, is likely to cooperate with federal investigators, as his lawyers are expected to leave the case. This development, which is believed to be imminent, will likely hit the White House, family members, staffers and counsels hard.

Donald Trump has become the first US president to meet and shake hands with a North Korean leader. After months of speculation and threats, Trump on Tuesday met Kim Jong-un on Singapore’s Sentosa Island. The two men held a 40-minute meeting, followed by a signing of a joint statement in which they agreed to the de-nuclearization of

the Korean Peninsula Hours after returning from a trip where he lavished praise on one of the world’s worst dictators, President Trump declared that America’s biggest enemy is... “fake news.”He singled out NBC and CNN in his angry tweet on Wednesday. Donald Trump says recent criticism of him by Canadian Prime

Minister Justin Trudeau is going to cost Canada “a lot of money”. At a news conference after his summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, Trump said other countries must realize they cannot take advantage of the US on trade. Speaker Paul Ryan announced

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COMMUNITY Continued from page 2 Tuesday night the House will consider two immigration bills next week to halt a bipartisan effort designed to force a series of votes on the divisive issue. It is the first time the House will take up legislation to protect undocumented immigrants that came to the U.S. as children, known as Dreamers. An accelerating thaw of Antarctica has pushed up world sea levels by almost a centimeter since the early 1990s in a risk for coasts from Pacific islands to Florida, an international team of scientists said on Thursday.

A pair of recent reports advanced projections for the depletion date of Medicare by three years while forecasting that Social Security has the funds to stay solvent for eight years beyond that. But the timeline doesn’t tell the whole story. While the threat to Medicare may be more imminent, analysts say the crisis facing Social Security is likely more severe. The Federal Open Market Committee on Wednesday raised its benchmark interest rate for the second time this year as central bankers attempt to keep pace with

bubbling inflationary pressures. A majority of FOMC officials expect they’ll be able to justify raising interest rates twice more before year’s end, bringing the number of rate hikes launched in 2018 to four. Not since 2006 has the Fed raised its benchmark interest more than three times during a single calendar year. Bacteria that causes food poisoning and infections is growing on those kitchen towels used in most households. A study from the University of Mauritius found that factors such as family size, type of diet and usage of kitchen towels – for

wiping, drying, holding hot things or cleaning surfaces among other factors, contributes to the growth of bacteria, which can cause food poisoning and other serious infections. Country Time Lemonade is launching a new initiative to help kids facing lemonade stand permit issues as lemonade stands are landing some kids around the U.S. in legal hot water. Wisconsin Democrats scored a major upset victory Tuesday night, winning a state Senate seat in a district that went for Donald Trump by

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change at any time. The senior age range is from 55 to 62, depending on the hotel. Going to a movie? Matinees are the least expensive, but check out the discounts at AMC and Regal. Oh

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„ Saturday, June 23, 2018 • 10:00 a.m. Faithful Central Bible Church West Wing South, behind The Tabernacle 321 N. Eucalyptus Ave., Inglewood, CA 90302 Key representatives of the Los Angeles Stadium and Entertainment District at Hollywood Park will host an informational meeting regarding stadium construction. Learn more about the upcoming work and project progress on the 298-acre development. The project team will be available to answer constructionrelated questions from the community. CONTACT US

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EYE ON THE CITY

GEORGE DOTSON

ALEX PADILLA

JAM ES BUT T S

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CITY COUNCIL ACTION By Francis Taylor, Assistant Editor

While the most exciting Inglewood news this week was the press conference related to the Los Angeles Clippers sports arena, the city council met as scheduled and conducted business as usual. The council adopted a resolution calling for and giving notice of a General Municipal Election on November 6, 2018 and to consolidate the General

Municipal Election with the statewide election to be held on the same date. A recommendation for the city to self-insure the city’s workers compensation liabilities was adopted. A recommendation for the accession of nine artworks into the City of Inglewood Public Art Collection for permanent display in the Inglewood Senior Center was adopted.

Mayor James T. Butts Response To Facebook Inquiry Continued from page 1

While the most exciting Inglewood news this week was the press conference related to the Los Angeles Clippers sports arena, the city council met as scheduled and conducted business as usual. The council adopted a resolution

calling for and giving notice of a General Municipal Election on November 6, 2018 and to consolidate the General Municipal Election with the statewide election to be held on the same date. A recommendation for the city to self-insure the city’s workers compen-

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The council awarded a contract and approved an agreement for residential sound insulation work on 32 homes in the City of Inglewood. The council approved revisions to the Tenant Selection Process of the City of Inglewood Affirmative Fair housing Marketing Plan for the Fiscal Year 2017-2021Consolidated Plan.

sation liabilities was adopted. A recommendation for the accession of nine artworks into the City of Inglewood Public Art Collection for permanent display in the Inglewood Senior Center was adopted. The council approved a Memorandum of Agreement for the coordinated Integrated Monitoring Program and Enhanced Watershed Management Program for the Dominguez Channel Watershed Area was adopted, as well as a Memorandum of Understanding with

the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority to extend its funding lapse date. The council awarded a contract and approved an agreement for residential sound insulation work on 32 homes in the City of Inglewood. The council approved revisions to the Tenant Selection Process of the City of Inglewood Affirmative Fair housing Marketing Plan for the Fiscal Year 2017-2021Consolidated Plan.

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MAY COMPETE C O M M UCAR N I TDEALERS Y PUBLISHER’S MESSAGE

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DEPRESSION

By Los Angeles Times

IS THE TOP CAUSE OF DISABILITY AMONG ADULTS With the recent reports of the suicide of two notable celebrities, who appeared to have what many adults want to achieve, career-success, financial wealth and strong and positive family relations, I setout to understand the difference between a mild case of the blues and clinical depression. Depression affects nearly one in six people at some point in their lives, so folk remedies and half-truths about this common illness abound. One such idea: throw yourself into work and you’ll feel better. For a mild case of the blues, this may indeed help, but depression is a different animal. Overworking can actually be a sign of clinical depression, especially in men. Depression is a serious medical condition -- and the top cause of disability in American adults. But it’s still confused with ordinary sadness. Biological evidence of the illness comes from studies of genetics, hormones, nerve cell receptors, and brain functioning. Nerve circuits in brain areas that regulate mood appear to function abnormally in depression. A depressed man, his loved ones, and even his doctor may not recognize depression. That’s because men are less likely than women to talk about their feelings -- and some depressed men don’t appear sad or down. Instead, men may be irritable, angry, or restless. They may even lash out at others. Some men try to cope with depression through reckless behavior, drinking, or drugs. Our culture admires will power and mental toughness and is quick to label anyone who falls back as a whiner. But people who have clinical depression are not lazy or simply feeling sorry for themselves. Nor can they “will” depression to go away. Depression is a medical illness -- a health problem related to changes in the brain. Like other illnesses, it usually improves with appropriate treatment. Poet or linebacker, shy or outgoing, anyone from any ethnic background can develop depression. The illness is twice as common in women as in men, but it may be that women are more likely to seek help. It’s often first noticed in the late teens or 20s, but an episode can develop at any age. Tough personal experiences can sometimes trigger depression in people who are at risk for the illness. Or it may develop out of the blue. Depression can creep up gradually, which makes it harder to identify than a sudden illness. A bad day turns into a rut and you start skipping work, school, or social occasions. Most people navigate the challenges of aging without becoming depressed. But when it does occur, it may be overlooked. Older people may hide their sadness or have different, vague symptoms: food just doesn’t taste good anymore, aches and pains worsen, or sleep patterns change. Medical problems can trigger de-

pression in seniors -- and depression can slow recovery from a heart attack or surgery. In seniors, depression can be the root cause of memory problems, confusion, and in some cases, delusions. Caregivers and doctors may mistake these problems for signs of dementia, or an age-related decline in memory. Very good studies now show that regular, moderately intense exercise can improve symptoms of depression and work as well as some medicines for people with mild to moderate depression. Exercising with a group or a good friend adds social support, another mood booster. According to the DSM-5, a manual doctors use to diagnose mental disorders, you have depression when you have five or more of these symptoms for at least 2 weeks: A depressed mood during most of the day, especially in the morning You feel tired or have a lack of energy almost every day. You feel worthless or guilty almost every day. You have a hard time focusing, remembering details, and making decisions. You can’t sleep or you sleep too much almost every day. You have almost no interest or pleasure in many activities nearly every day. You think often about death or suicide (not just a fear of death). You feel restless or slowed down. You’ve lost or gained weight. You may also: Feel irritable and restless Lose pleasure in life Overeat or stop feeling hungry Have aches or pains, headaches, cramps, or digestive problems that don’t go away or get better with treatment Have sad, anxious, or “empty” feelings While these symptoms are common, not everyone with depression will have the same ones. How severe they are, how often they happen, and how long they last can vary. Your symptoms may also happen in patterns. For example, depression may come with a change in seasons (a condition formerly called seasonal affective disorder). Be advised of these symptoms and of course, if you or anyone that you know have demonstrated any suicidal tendencies, seek help immediately from the suicide hotline.

The choices you make today can have a great impact on tomorrow.

The 2018 BMW M5 is one of the cars BMW makes available to subscribers who pay up to $3,700 a month to drive almost any vehicle they want whenever they choose. (Associated Press) The rise of Uber and Lyft has made clear that a growing number of people are perfectly content not to own a car. Automakers, in turn, have responded by introducing their own ride-sharing services in hopes of meeting changing consumer tastes. Now another trend is emerging: so-called subscription services that allow people to pay a flat monthly rate and access vehicles as they please — an SUV for the weekend, say, a muscle car for the daily commute. Many costs, including insurance and repairs, are covered by the subscription fee. Automakers, once again seeing how the wind is blowing, are keen to offer their own subscription services. But in California, franchised dealerships are terrified of losing their position as the intermediary between vehicle manufacturers and drivers, and they’re taking steps to ensure carmakers keep their distance. A bill passed the state Assembly this week that would prohibit vehicle manufacturers from getting into the subscription business, leaving the market solely to dealers and start-ups. It’s hard to say how this would play out because subscription services are still in their infancy, but some consumer advocates and industry analysts worry that the dealers’ move would limit competition and thus potentially lead to higher prices. “This would make the market a lot less competitive,” said Rosemary Shahan, president of Sacramento-based Consumers for Auto Reliability and

Safety. “Dealers would be in a position to control things.” AB 2107, authored by Assemblywoman Eloise Reyes (D-Grand Terrace), focuses primarily on franchising issues between carmakers and dealers, such as the cost of replacement parts and dispute resolution by state authorities. But lurking in one of the bill’s provisions is seemingly innocuous language addressing competition between carmakers and dealers. “If the manufacturer, manufacturer branch, distributor or distributor branch is also a franchisor, or an affiliate of a franchisor, it may not compete with any franchisee by directly or indirectly offering vehicles for sale, lease or subscription, unless these vehicles are offered exclusively by franchisees,” it says. Manufacturers already are prohibited from direct sales or leases with consumers, so the only change here is the addition of the word “subscription.” The upshot is that carmakers would be unable to compete with dealers in offering these new services. Reyes told me that the provision was brought to her by the California New Car Dealers Assn., which is concerned that subscription services are just a newfangled way of leasing vehicles, which the group’s members control. “We don’t want to limit subscriptions,” she said. “But we don’t think these programs should be an end run around franchising and leasing agreements.” Well, that’s the question. Are subscription services a new way of putting people in the driver’s seat or just leases in new clothes? “It’s not leasing,” said Carroll Lachnit, senior consumer editor for the car site

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Canada is right at home in the WNBA Former UCLA women’s basketball star Jordin Canada, playing in only her eighth WNBA game looked like a veteran last week when she helped the Seattle Storm defeat the Los Angeles Sparks 88-63 in front of a crowd of 9,204 at the Staples Center. Canada, who did not start the game played over 19 minutes and scored four points. Although she was 0 for 5 from the field she controlled the tempo of the game from her point guard position. She also had four assists and three rebounds. The rookie from UCLA, who grew up in Los Angeles, had a team high four steals in the first game of her career against Phoenix on May 20. She recorded a career high 10 points against Chicago on May 22, and she started her first game against Dallas on June 2. In that game she racked up nine assists and five steals. Canada was the seventh overall pick in the recent WNBA draft and it appears she was drafted by the right team. Seattle already had the best point guard in the WNBA in 37 year old Sue Bird so Canada is learning from the best. “I try to help her learn the tricks of the trade but I also understand she can do a lot of things that I can’t do,” said Bird after the win over the Sparks. “We are two different players but we play the same position.” Bird thinks Canada will only get better.

Jordin Canada, the former UCLA star is already one of the best young players in the WNBA. She played in front of her family and friends last week against the Sparks at the Staples Center.

“Jordin has a lot of potential and she has shown a lot of signs that she can pick things up quickly,” said Bird. “It’s hard enough being a rookie in the this league but it’s even more difficult being a rookie point guard. First of all you have to figure out the ends and outs of this league and then you have to run a team.” Canada, who was one of the best point guards in the nation the last two years at UCLA, uses a combination of speed and quickness to help break down defenses. She constantly puts pressure on the defense when she brings the ball up the court. Playing in the WNBA is a dream come true for Canada. “It’s feels great to be one of the 144 players who get to play in this league,” said Canada. “It’s great to be a part of this. I just want to get better every day and be one of the best.” Seattle’s coach Dan Hughes is just happy to have Canada on his team. “Jordin is a lot of fun to coach,” said Hughes. “She is in a position, playing with Sue Bird, where she can learn the mental things about the game. When Jordin comes into the game all of a sudden there’s a pop. She has really been a wonderful addition to our team not only offensively but defensively too.”

set a collegiate record in the 400 meters with a time of 43.61 last Friday. Norman also ran the anchor leg on the Trojan’s 4x400 meter relay that also set a collegiate record with a time of 2:59.00. The Trojans men finished fourth in the overall team standings but the USC women won the NCAA championship by winning the last event, the 4x40 meter relay last Saturday..


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This statement was filed with the County Clerk on May 23, 2018.

This statement was filed with the County Clerk on May 18, 2018.

Registered Owner(s): Joi L. Aldridge, 1870 E. Kramer Drive, Carson, CA 90746 This business is conducted by an individual(s). The registrant(s) commenced to transact business under the fictitious business listed above on June 12, 2018. I (We) 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.) Joi L. Aldridge, Owner. This statement was filed with the County Clerk on June 12, 2018. 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.) June 14, 21, 28; July 5 , 2018 IT004223012002036 Inglewood Today

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 May 24, 31; June 7, 14, 2018 IT004223012002033 Inglewood Today

Fictitious Business Name Statement File No. 2018075839 The following Person is doing business as:

Fictitious Business Name Statement File No. 2018082590 The following Person is doing business as:

1 ON 1 BAIL BONDS 309 EAST HILLCREST BLVD. INGLEWOOD, CA 90301

KINGS AND QUEENS HAIR SALON 1307 N. LA BREA AVENUE INGLEWOOD, CA 90302

Registered Owner(s): Jermaine Joseph Thompson, 317 W.60th Street, Los Angeles, CA 90003 This business is conducted by an individual(s). The registrant(s) commenced to transact business under the fictitious business listed above on March 28, 2018. I (We) 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.) Jermaine Joseph Thompson, Owner. This statement was filed with the County Clerk on March 28, 2018. 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.) June 14, 21, 28; July 5 , 2018 IT004223012002035 Inglewood Today

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 May 31; June 7, 14, 21, 2018 IT004223012002034 Inglewood Today

Registered Owner(s): Uchenna Gloria Nwofor, 1307 N. La Brea Avenue, Inglewood, CA 90302

RUBY DEE ACTRESS AND CIVIL RIGHTS ACTIVIST DIES AT 91

This business is conducted by an individual(s). The registrant(s) commenced to transact business under the fictitious business listed above on April 4, 2018. I (We) 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.) Uchenna Gloria Nwofor, Owner. This statement was filed with the County Clerk on April 4, 2018. 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 June 7, 14, 21, 28, 2018 IT004223012002035 Inglewood Today

Ruby Dee, an actress who defied segregation-era stereotypes by landing lead roles in movies and on Broadway while maintaining a second high-profile career as a civil rights advocate, including emceeing the 1963 March on Washington, died June 11 at her home in New Rochelle, N.Y. She was 91.

LONDON BREED

BECOMES SAN FRANCISCO’S FIRST BLACK FEMALE MAYOR By Manny Otiko |California Black Media

London Breed, president of the San Francisco Board of Supervisors, has been declared the winner in the race for San Francisco mayor. She ran for the position when the post became vacant after former Mayor Mike Lee died. Breed was announced the winner when the second place candidate former State Sen. Mark Leno conceded. As of Tuesday, Breed lead the race with 50.42 percent of registered voters. Leno registered 49.58 percent of voters. San Francisco uses a ranked-choice system where list rank first, second and third choice candidates. She is the first African American woman to hold the position. Breed will finish out the rest of Lee’s term which runs through January 2020. Breed will be sworn in July 11.

Breed was reared by her grandmother in a public housing project and one of her sisters is in prison and another died of a drug overdose. She authored legislation that allowed the city to pursue financial damages against taggers and she previously served as executive director of the African American Art & Culture Complex. Breed believes in green issues. She was instrumental in passing the city Styrofoam ban, and she was also involved in the city’s clean energy program CleanPowerSF, which has reduced more than 940K of CO2 each year. She also helped transform unused public housing units into places where homeless families could stay.


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Bradford, who was unsuccessful in passing similar legislation, as a member of the California Assembly, indicated that he was proud to be a co-author of AB 987 and proud to that he is playing a part in re-vitalizing the community. He predicted that the measure should sail through the legislature. Mayor Butts thanked everyone involved in the effort to bring the new arena to the City of Inglewood. After acknowledging his city council colleagues and the city staff who attended the event, he indicated that he supported the legislation because he does not want any delays in the arena’s development. He described the many benefits the development will provide for the city, reiterated the fact that it will be 100 percent owner financed and that it comes with a 35 percent local hiring goal.

Finally, Layton, representing the IBEW Local 11, indicated that his union members will be involved in the construction and that his union will bring not only jobs, but careers for Inglewood residents. In 2017, the City of Inglewood and the LA Clippers entered into a threeyear Exclusive Negotiating Agreement to build a new, state-of-the-art sports arena, creating more than 10,000 jobs and generating millions of dollars in new tax revenues to help improve Inglewood City services and community programs. AB 987 requires that a full and comp0rehensive Environmental Impact Report (EIR) be conducted for the new Clippers Arena Project and ensures it will be subject to the same 270 days for judicial review of any challenge to the EIR, similar to the review period granted to both the

Sacramento Kings and the Golden State Warriors arena. The Inglewood Arena would be required to be constructed to meet Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design Gold certification. The timing is now right for the Clippers to proceed with their own ‘home’ because their agreement at STAPLES Center expires at the end of the 2023-2024 NBA season. If the project is approved, they will purchase the properties that are owned by the City and related municipal entities at the appraised market value and the remaining, privately-controlled parcels would be similarly acquired. The proposed project site does not include any homes or churches. It is important for the Inglewood citizens who have asked for affordable housing, instead of a sports arena, to understand that the proposed project site is not suit-

able for development of housing of any kind because it is located directly under the LAX flight path and is affected by aircraft noise that is not compatible with residential use. Once completed, in 2024, the site will serve as a campus for the LA Clippers, and will likely include a modern NBA arena, practice facilities, Clippers team office space, a sports medicine clinic, retail and dining uses, community space including a landscaped plaza and parking. As the project develops, the Clippers plan to host many community meetings that will give members of the give members of the public an opportunity to give their input on the project. To stay informed, interested parties are invited to sign up on the Clippers’ contact page at clippersarenainglewood.com.

CAR DEALERS MAY COMPETE WITH UBER AND LYFT Continued from page 5

Edmunds. “In most cases, it wouldn’t be a new car you’re driving. Somebody has probably been in the car before you.” Subscription plans, she said, “are something new, and they come in different flavors.” At the moment, it’s mostly higherend carmakers offering these programs to people who can afford monthly fees that can run thousands of dollars. Porsche’s service, for example, is called Porsche Passport. Members pay a monthly fee of up to $3,000 to gain access to the company’s wheels through a mobile app. You can swap, or “flip,” vehicles as often as you want. A Porsche “concierge” delivers the car to your door and drives off in the old one. Similar subscription services are offered by BMW, Cadillac and Volvo. Competitors include start-ups such as Canvas and Flexdrive. “You can see the attraction,” Lachnit said. “Theoretically, you could flip a

car every day.” You also can see why dealers are freaked. They face the prospect of being cut out of the equation — that is, until the well-heeled clientele targeted by subscription services decide they want to buy a particular model. Brian Maas, president of the California New Car Dealers Assn., told me his group isn’t trying to limit carmakers’ participation in this up-and-coming market. It just wants a guarantee that the companies will honor their relationships with dealers “as they do now.” “We’re not talking about preventing manufacturers from getting into it,” he said. “All we’re saying is that if you’re a franchisor, use your franchisees to distribute the cars.” That’s how virtually all sales and leases work. Yet dealers have no qualms about carmakers getting into the ride-sharing business, providing fleets of vehicles to people who want to use them on a tem-

porary basis to play taxi driver. Reyes’ bill explicitly states that manufacturers would not be prohibited from “establishing or partnering directly or indirectly with a personal vehicle sharing program.” Apparently that’s a business dealers aren’t as interested in controlling, perhaps because they view ride sharing as more hassle than it’s worth. But their two-faced approach to new technology illustrates dealers’ unwillingness to adapt to changing times. I pointed out to Maas that newspapers once had a monopoly on news, but we’ve had to change our tune as the market changed around us. And we didn’t try to legislate who could compete with us. Maas said he could appreciate the analogy. But he reiterated that when it comes to vehicle subscription services, why rock the boat? Why not stick with what works? That’s the thing, though. These

subscription services are new, and we can’t yet say if they’ll rock the boat, sink the boat or just be a whole new boat. “We don’t know what will happen,” said Curt Augustine, senior director of government affairs for the Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers, a trade group. “What the dealers are doing is eliminating consumer choice before these programs even get off the ground.” My sense is that the only practical way these programs will work is if carmakers and dealers cooperate with one another. My sense is also that consumers lose when industry players and their friends in government conspire to set ground rules before we even see what rules are needed. Reyes says she doesn’t want to limit subscription services. Then don’t. At least not until limits are called for.

Continued from page 3 double digits in 2016. Caleb Frostman defeated state Rep. Andre Jacque (R) for the open seat in District 1 that was previously held by state Sen. Frank Lasee (R), who resigned to take a job in Gov. Scott

Walker’s administration. Rep. Mark Sanford, a Republican who represents South Carolina’s 1st Congressional District, found out Tuesday that losing the support of the president is lethal in a GOP

primary. Sanford, a conservative contractor, will face Democrat Joe who has frequently criticized the Cunningham in the fall, according president, faced a primary challenge to The Associated Press. from state Rep. Katie Arrington, who campaigned as a Trump ally. Arrington, who works for a defense

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