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C e l e b r a t i n g 2 6 Ye a r s o f Service in Inglewood, Airport area Communities

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March 26 - April 1, 2020



& Forum

VOL. 35, No. 13

Clippers Owner Steve Ballmer Buys Forum The $400 million purchase affirms commitment to Inglewood

By Kenneth Miller, Publisher

The long running legal feud between the Los Angeles Clippers and their owner Steve Ballmer and Forum owner Madison Square Garden Co. (MSG) reached a resolution this week when sale of the concert venue was agreed upon for $400 million in cash. In announcing the deal Ballmer made a short statement, but in it doubled down on his commitment to the City of

Inglewood. “This is an unprecedented time, but we believe in our collective future,” Ballmer said in a statement. “We are committed to our investment in the City of Inglewood, which will be good for the community, the Clippers, and our fans.” During a previous interview, Inglewood Mayor James T. Butts Jr. praised Ballmer. “I stand solidly behind Steve Ballmer of the Clippers who have stood shoulder

to shoulder with the City to make this a reality.” The Mayor reiterated the significance of the Clippers new arena construction project to the residents of Inglewood. “My intent is to have maximum opportunities for residents of Inglewood with all development projects if this (purchase) is consummated,” Butts told Inglewood Today. The deal will become official before the fall, but The Forum will continue

to operate as a live music venue for the foreseeable future. All of the current Forum employees will be extended job offers, according to the report, which was first published by The Los Angeles Times. According to the published report, consummation of the deal will resolve litigation brought by MSG, whose executive chairman is New York Continued on page 7

How Sol Beauty became a savior in COVID-19 war Inglewood supply store offers protective masks be in the grips of the vastly spreading and potentially fatal COVID-19 coronavirus disease. A monumental health crisis which has shut down America and most of the world and crippled small businesses like Valentine’s and wreck havoc on a once booming economy. Sol Beauty normally stocks rubber gloves in abundance, but several days ago Valentine learned that one of her suppliers also had several cases of white medical facemasks. So, she bought the masks during a time when the nation was scrambling

By Kenneth Miller, Publisher

Diann Valentine acquired Sol Beauty located at 933 North La Brea in Inglewood last November to provide the community with hair care needs such as wigs, cosmetics, body oils, lotions, jewelry and disinfectants. “We knew we could not compete with the likes of Amazon, but we wanted to provide our customers with products and items for an abundance of their needs,” Valentine explained to Inglewood Today. What Valentine was not aware of when she bought the store was that four months later the nation would Diann Valentine

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City Council Convenes Despite Social Distancing Warnings square feet of office space on the 6th floor of Inglewood City Hall (Suite 601). The council also approved a a two-year Agreement (with the option to extend an additional year), with Administrative Services Corporation, Inc. dba Yellow Cab and United Independent Taxi Drivers Incorporated (United Independent Taxi of South-West, Inc.) to provide subsidized taxicab services for elderly and disabled persons through March 17, 2022. The council approved an agreement with Motorola Solutions, Inc., to purchase radio equipment for use at SoFi Stadium and Amendment No. 2 to Agreement No. 19002 with Dictation Sales and By Francis Taylor, Senior Writer State Assembly (State), authorizing Service dba Equature, extending the Assemblywoman Autumn Burke (62nd term through September 30, 2024, for Continuing with the practice Assembly District) to occupy 1,706 the purchase additional voice recorder established last week, the Inglewood City Council conducted their weekly meeting in an empty chamber while interested parties were encouraged to view the meeting that was streamed live or via live streaming in the Community Room on the first floor of the City Council building. The council adopted a resolution approving Vesting Tentative Tract Map No. 82105 for the development of a 20unit small lot subdivision and approved an Advance Funds Agreement with ARYA Premiere Collections, LLC, to cover the cost of environmental review services required for Phase I of the CEQA documents associated with a proposed 14-story hotel development at 3820 West 102nd Street. The council approved a five-year lease agreement with the Assembly Committee on Rules, California

equipment, software, and support services. The council agreed to acquire six (6) utility task vehicles from Polaris Sales, Inc., and approved an Advance Funds Agreement with Prairie Station LLC in the amount of $59,841 to cover the cost of environmental services associated with a 392 unit residential development at Prairie Avenue x 113th Street. The council approved Amendment No. 1 to Agreement No. 20-020 with Kane, Ballmer & Berkman to provide legal services on behalf of the City, Successor Agency, Housing Authority and Parking Authority. The council adopted the Executive Order initiative by Mayor James T. Butts Jr., to declare the following: The Local Emergency is extended and remains in effect to the maximum extent authorized by state law; Any order promulgated by the Mayor to provide for the protection of life and property, pursuant to Government Code section 8634, shall be ratified by the City Council at the earliest practicable time; No landlord shall evict a residential or commercial tenant in the City of Inglewood during this local emergency who’s financial hardship is directly linked to the COVID-19 pandemic (as outlined in the proclamation); The passage of this Executive Order does not relieve a tenant of the obligation to pay rent, nor restrict a landlord’s ability to recover rent due; and Tenants have six months from the termination of the local emergency by the City of termination of the State emergency (whichever is later) to pay back the rent owed.

Residential Apartment Fire Displaces Families and Destroys Vehicles By Francis Taylor, Senior. Writer

Last week a major residential apartment fire at 1018 Osage Avenue in Inglewood damaged two apartments among the 12 in the building and completely destroyed four vehicles in the parking area. Apparently a tenant purchased a used battery for his inoperable vehicle. The battery exploded causing a fire which quickly engulfed three adjacent vehicles and extended above to the living area, rendering two apartment units uninhabitable and exposing several others to considerable smoke damage. The only injury

associated with the fire was sustained by the owner of the first vehicle when he attempted to extinguish the fire and received second degree burns. The Fire Department and the Inglewood Police Department responded promptly limiting the property damage and helped to ensure that the apartment residents were safe. Multiple fire trucks extended throughout the 1000 block of Osage Avenue. While two families will be completely displaced until their units are completely repaired, several additional families have been temporarily displaced as gas, water and electric lines are repaired to the damaged units. The Red Cross responded swiftly providing temporary lodging for the affected families and when their support ended, Continued on page 3

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for them for those on the frontline fighting the disease. “My husband was born and raised in South Central Los Angeles and I am a transplant here, we both thought this would be a great way to offer them to our community to protect themselves in this crisis,” Valentine said. When word got out that Sol Beauty had such a rare and essential item, people came from near and far offering the buy all of the masks, but she refused to sell in bulk. “I did not want to see someone price gouging people during a time like this. I knew that we wanted them for our community, so I refused to sell them that way,” she added. Sol Beauty offers the masks to customers for $1.99 while others are selling it for $5 and $6 per item. She stated that Sol Beauty wants to offer fair market prices to their customers on any item in the store and the masks would not be any different. “Look at how this (COVID-19) is spreading! What we are doing here is just a small measure.” One that potentially goes a long way in preventing the spread of COVID-19 and saves lives in a disaster that doesn’t appear to have an end in sight.



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families were able to seek living accommodations in local hotels or with friends or family members. Those with renter’s insurance were able to claim reimbursement for temporary hotel accommodations as they awaited the repair of their individual apartment. “This tragedy could not have come at a worse time when the city is virtually shut down as a result of the caronavirus and families are encouraged to stay home,” said Jose, an individual impacted by the fire. “I am glad that my brother is able to allow me and my family to camp out at their home for a few days until water and gas is restored in my apartment.” Jose had not secured a renter’s insurance policy but declared that this fire was an eye opener and he will certainly contact his vehicle insurance carrier to determine if they offer renter’s insurance, which he has learned costs considerably less than one might imagine.

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Stadium Sign No. 1: West Century Boulevard about 300 feet from the intersection of South Prairie Avenue and West Century Boulevard (private property) Stadium Sign No. 2: South Prairie Avenue less than 100 feet from the intersection of West 102nd Street and South Prairie Avenue (City Right-of Way)


Billboard Agreement between the City of Inglewood and WOW Media, Inc. (the project applicant) for the installation of 2 digital billboard displays in designated areas of the City.


WOW Media, Inc. An Initial Study/Mitigated Negative Declaration have been prepared stating that the proposed amendment, as mitigated, will not have a significant adverse impact upon the environment, a copy of which is available commencing on Thursday, March 26, 2020 for public review at the following locations:


Any questions regarding this project should be directed Mindy Wilcox, AICP, Planning Manager (310) 412-5230.


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The proposed billboard sites would occur along or within proximity of West Century Boulevard and South Prairie Avenue. The proposed billboard sites would occur on private property and City Right-of-Way.

or via email request to mwilcox@cityofinglewood.org. The public review period will close on Tuesday, April 14, 2020 at 5:30pm.

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The City of Inglewood (City) has completed an Initial Study for a Billboard Agreement with WOW Media Incorporated. The Initial Study was completed in accordance with the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA, California Public Resources Code Sections 21000 et seq.), and State CEQA Guidelines (California Code of Regulations Sections 15000 et seq.).



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Celebrating Women’s History Month A Path To Empowerment And Transformational Change

By Dr. Quintessa Hathaway, Ed.D.

This Women’s History Month, I call upon each of us to play a greater role in the sociopolitical and economic progression of women. I call upon each of us to play a participatory role of changing outcomes and the expansion of influence of women. There is a call upon us to take up the mantle and swing forth the doors of liberty and justice for all. That call starts with those that give birth the nations. Women. We are in the midst of several movements simultaneously whether we are cognizant or unconscious of them. The Second Civil Rights Movement. An Ongoing Feminist Movement. The Organized Labor Movement. An Orchestrated Cultural Enlightenment. It is going to take women, black women, to make dreams a reality. It is going to take black women to fuel the engine of change. It is going to take black women to right our wrong. It is going to take women for their mobilization and maintenance. An Agenda calls on us to gain greater ground in our networks and restore what is broken and bewildering our beloved communities. Our collective voices are that of victory. They speak to our legacy of leadership, the origin of our ideology, and our desire to improve the plight of a people. Therefore, we must act upon the words of Congresswoman Shirley Chisholm of being unbought and unbossed, and take it a step further to be unrelenting, unassailable, unfurled, unfettered, unabashed, and unequivocal. We must walk in our purpose and not look back. This nation, this world needs a bold new power structure. It must be one that is redemptive, reformative, restorative, and revolutionary. With

a set of principles to move a people forward forever and backwards never. “We must respond in our own way, our own terms, in a manner which fits our temperaments. The definition of ourselves, the roles we pursue, the goals we seek are our responsibility” (Ture and Hamilton, 1967). Our experiences in this land and internationally are not new. We, too, are weaved into the tapestry of the black woman at the helm, she will this world. In the spirit of Dr. W.E.B. charge forward mightily. DuBois, the problem in the twenty-first For a conglomeration of reasons, I wrote An Agenda that speaks squarely to black women. I felt the powers that be are not listening and operating with the black woman in mind. Although, she as nursed and reared their children. She has saw her family separated. She has been lashed and saw her men lynched. She has been battered, brutalized, and victimized. She has loved and lead a people under the harshest conditions. She has done more than sang, prayed, prepared, and played. She has risen to the heights in her field. She has brought a folding chair; as well as, sat in prominent positions. She has made strides that are complex and unconventional. She has been a champion and led by her conviction. An Agenda For Black Women: A Path To EmpowermentAnd Transformational Change is a supplement and, in part, seeks to supplant a discourse around socioeconomic and political problems that plague women of African ancestry in the United States. The text strives to create a conversation, establish policy positions, and advance meaningful and sustainable change. Its scope and solutions are national with an aim to shrink the historical and ever-present achievement, opportunity, gender, and wealth gaps. History and our political stakes in America pressed me to produce this work. Non-whites are under the greatest attack in a generation. We are losing ground on every plane and on the global stage. We must call for a new agenda to be crafted and executed. We are not a monolithic group in philosophy, religiosity, spirituality, status or the like, but we are able to coalesce around

century is the color line. Our agenda is both African centered and American. It is universal and local. It is far reaching. It is timely. It is prophetic. It is liberating. We have come to a point where race consciousness moves us beyond labeling. It introduces a new game board. It is no longer about changing white folk’s minds. It is about changing and challenging our collective mindset. It is about a people dedicated to destroying the myth of black inferiority with a powerful new platform (Burrell, 2010). A transformation is coming. We must set our aims high so that we may be emboldened and become steadfast, stronger, and more empowered. We must learn that everyone cannot go everywhere with us. Everything and everyone have a limitation. We must use logic and let it reign as we love, lift, and lead our people.

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Sports & Entertainment The Rams unveil a new look

The Sports God

Bourbon Street booze and avoiding coronavirus By Dave Smith, Sports Columnist

After spending the past two weeks in New Orleans, which included two cross country flights, lunches and dinners in restaurants and walks through the French Quarter and Bourbon Street, I’m back in Los Angeles in a self imposed quarantine; binge watching TV shows and doing my national radio show from home. So far, so good as far as far as the coronavirus is concerned, as I don’t seem to have any symptoms and being very careful. My hope is that no virus can survive two hurricanes a day with a shot of Everclear, which was my average daily alcohol intake. As someone who has been a huge sports fan my entire life, and also fortunate enough to have made a living talking sports for the past 25 years, it’s quite an adjustment to wake up every morning and not have anything to watch. So I’ve taken to binge watching “Friday Night Lights,” “Hogan’s Heroes” and classic boxing matches on You Tube. Last night I watched the 1978 Heavyweight Championship fight between Larry Holmes and Ken Norton, the 1959 slugfest between Sonny Liston and Cleveland Williams and the 1982 Holmes-Gerry Cooney fight. And it was better than any live sports event I could imagine. I’d forgotten how great that Holmes-Norton fight was, with both fighters slugging it out for 15 rounds and Holmes coming away with a controversial decision. One of the all time great Heavyweight title fights and unfortunately largely forgotten. Williams-Liston showed just how great Sonny was in his prime, which most boxing fans never got a chance to witness. Liston weathered an early onslaught from the terrifying Williams, who broke Sonny’s nose in the first round and staggered him. But Liston never panicked, took over the fight with his sledgehammer jab and knocked Cleveland out in the 3rd round. This fight showed me two things: 1) Continued on page 7

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The Los Angeles Rams revealed their new logo on March 23rd during a live unveiling on their website and social media platforms. The team announced a rebrand of their logo, helmet, and uniforms prior to the 2020 season, which will the first played at the brand new SoFi Stadium in Inglewood, CA. For months, the Rams have been teasing the logo, with various machinations of the design leaking online. Two weeks ago, a hat manufactured for the upcoming NFL Draft in Las Vegas leaked and fans reactions were harsh and swift. The actual logo revealed on Monday is similar to the one that leaked, but the

biggest difference is in the colors. “It was like a bad courtroom sketch,” Rams Chief Operating Officer Kevin Demoff told Arash Markazi of the L.A. Times after seeing the leaked cap online. “I was disappointed because there are some resemblances to our new logo that will jade some people when it is revealed, but it had the wrong colors, the wrong shape and it didn’t have any of the details that make this logo unique and we think will resonate with Rams fans.” As you can see from the tweets above, the actual logo is not too different from the leaked version. As Demoff pointed out, the main difference is in the colors. The team announced that the new colors are a return to their “Rams Royal Blue”

and “Sol Yellow.” “The one thing we heard consistently from our fans over and over in the process was they had a real preference for blue and yellow and the horns,” Demoff said. “The people said the Los Angeles Rams were about blue and yellow and the horns. We really took that to heart and that was the design premise that we started with. There is also a different subset of fans that liked blue and white, so we have also included white as our third color because it does play a part in our history.” In addition to the new-look logo with the re-shaped horns of the Ram, the team also revealed a logo of a Rams head that has become more synonymous with the team’s original logo from 1941 to 1983. The Rams originally planned to unveil the logo on Saturday afternoon because of the start of the Aries astrological sign in the zodiac calendar, which coincidentally is symbolized with a ram. However, the current coronavirus pandemic put a halt on those plans. “We decided there’s no perfect time in this world to do this but we wanted to turn the page before our next large community initiative in our new logos and colors,” added Demoff.

Chargers eyeing Alabama gunslinger Tagovailoa drills IT News Wire

Former Alabama quarterback Tua Tagovailoa shared a series of videos updating his recovery from hip surgery where he was dropping back, shuffling and throwing on the run. “Practicing social distancing with the long ball today. Feels good to spin it again,” Tagovailoa wrote. This marks the first on-field footage that Tagovailoa has shared since being medically cleared to resume football activities after he suffered a hip fracture and dislocation in November. Tagovailoa was scheduled to hold his own pro day on April 9 to show his progress in front of NFL teams ahead of the draft. However, in-person pre-draft evaluations have been canceled as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. The Chargers hold the No. 6 overall selection in the draft, and with the team having parted with longtime starter Philip Rivers, Tagovailoa should certainly be on the team’s radar. However, it might require a trade — the Dolphins, who are picking one spot ahead of Los Angeles, might be targeting Tagovailoa too. The first round of the draft is scheduled for April 23.

Tua Tagovailoa

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BUPPIE | BUSINESS Erica Beckwith:The Queen Behind the Scene

Inglewood native is inspired to give

Erica Beckwith By Kenneth Miller, Publisher

You have more than likely been on the entertainment end of many of Inglewood resident Erica Beckwith’s many promotional events, but the probability of knowing she was the promoter is remote. Beckwith attended Inglewood High School from 1983-86 before graduating from Crenshaw in 1987.

Always known for her very bright personality, being a perfectionist and extrovert, she always had a desire to help others. Erica Beckwith followed out on a journey that began with promoting comedy in the late 1990s at the Mixed Nut Comedy Club, which is now recognized as the Comedy Union on Pico Blvd. She has worked with legendary comedian J Anthony Brown

and actor Alex Thomas (“Don’t Be a Menace to South Central”) to name a few. Eventually Beckwith found her comfort zone working for “Big Mike Productions” concentrating on stage plays that introduced “A man who finds a wife finds a good thing”, derived from Proverbs 18:22. The play starred Grammy Award winning singer Howard Hewett, Jr. and R&B singer James DeBarge. Owner of the company Mike Brown died in 2018, ending more than a decade of service for Beckwith. She moved on, starting a gospel choir with the late rapper Nate Dogg. Together their “Innate Praise” choir never got off the ground because of Nate Dogg suffered a sever stroke and never recovered. However, because of that experience with Nate Dogg, Beckwith discovered American Idol sensation Jacob Lusk who finished 5th in the 10th season of the show. While she continues to work with Lusk today, she also spends most her time assisting a bevy of artist and choirs, such as the L.A. Inner City Mass Choir, which was inspired after the 1992 Riots. In 2013 she was responsible for

helping to establish the KJLH Radio Free Choir, which performs at many of the station’s events and its owner Stevie Wonder’s charity functions. KJLH’s Continuity Director Traci Brown started the choir. Beckwith spends countless hours recruiting talent for the choir, booking a variety of artist for gigs all while maintaining a regular 9-5 job. She stretches herself to the limit of which she knows no boundary. Her indefatigable efforts in assisting and helping others is not considered work to Beckwith, because she does not solicit any payment, but does so she says because of her belief that her blessings come from God. Recently, Erica Beckwith learned that she suffers from diabetes, heart disease and kidney failure. She just began what she calls a holistic health diet she hopes will heal her. So far she is more vibrant than ever. “I want to help encourage people to follow their vision,” she explained to Inglewood Today. Other people dreams motivate Beckwith and encourage her to do what seamlessly comes natural. That is helping someone else. It is what keeps her happy, joyous and free.

Small Business Owners Say Continual Tech Investments Are Critical small business executives’ top priorities for investment and growth. Among those surveyed, 37% plan to invest even more in their businesses during the next 12 months compared to the past 12 months, and of those planning to invest, cloud computing systems, customer relationship management tools and cyber security/

-- and technology and attracting top talent are crucial. The survey, conducted by The Harris A new survey of small business Poll and sponsored by CIT Group Inc. executives reveals key insights of (NYSE:CIT), explores the intersection what it takes to stay competitive today of technology and talent to identify Courtesy StatePoint Media

data privacy are key priorities. “Understanding these key insights and trends can help small businesses maintain a competitive edge and also drive growth,” says Ken Martin managing director of CIT’s Small Business Solutions unit, which Continued on page 7

“ Good people are rich in many ways but those who are evil get nothing but trouble.”

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offers lending options that give small businesses the financial agility needed to adopt advanced technology-enabled solutions. The survey also revealed that earlier technology investments have already paid off for small businesses, with more than 40% crediting tech spending as a top driver of growth over the past 12 months. Additionally, 84% of survey respondents agreed that continuous technological investment is a business need. 79% agree that it’s critical in helping to attract and retain customers. At the same time, small business leaders recognize that their workforce will play a major role in implementing technology investments and addressing the risks that may come with them. While 82% of survey respondents say their current workforce is techsavvy enough to keep up with the pace of digital transformation, 69% also say they focus on hiring tech-savvy employees. “Technology is only as effective as the employees that implement it and the customers that benefit from it,” says Denise Menelly, CIT executive vice president and head of Technology and Operations, “Our own successful integration of technology and talent has been instrumental in empowering both our clients and employees.” Cybersecurity and data privacy are top of mind for small business executives, as 56% say that the risk of

File No. 2020056265 The following Person is doing business as: Skyhop Global LLC 1170 Lee Wagener Blvd., Ste 203 Fort Lauderdale, FL 33315 Registered Owner{s): Skyhop Global LLC, 1170 Lee Wagener Blvd., Ste 203, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33315 This business is conducted by an individual(s). The registrant{s) commenced to transact business under the fictitious business listed above on March 5, 2020. 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.) Skyhop Global LLC, Owner. This statement was filed with the County Clerk on March 5, 2020. 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 March 12, 19, 26; April 2, 2020 IT0042230120020116 Inglewood Today Fictitious Business Name Statement File No. 2020058395 The following Person is doing business as: The Money Studio 437 Elm Ave., Inglewood, CA 90301 Registered Owner(s): Jorge I Gomez Martinez, 437 Elm Ave., Inglewood, CA 90301 This business is conducted by an individual(s). The registrant(s) commenced to transact business under the fictitious business listed above on March 9, 2020. 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.) Jorge I Gomez Martinez, Owner. This statement was filed with the County Clerk on March 9, 2020. 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 March 12, 19, 26; April 2, 2020 IT0042230120020115 Inglewood Today

Fictitious Business Name Statement File No. 2020049128 The following Person is doing business as: Harvey Insurance Group 725 South Hindry Ave., Suite 336 Inglewood, CA 90301 Registered Owner(s): Focus Plan, Inc., 725 South Hindry Ave., Inglewood, CA 90301 This business is conducted by an individual(s). The registrant(s) commenced to transact business under the fictitious business listed above on February 27, 2020. 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.) Focus Plan, Inc., Owner. This statement was filed with the County Clerk on February 27, 2020. 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 March 12, 19, 26; April 2, 2020 IT0042230120020114 Inglewood Today





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Williams had one of the best physiques in boxing history and was carved out of granite. He would be Heavyweight Champion of the World today. 2) We all know about Liston’s power, but his smarts and boxing skill were magnificent. After getting buzzed early, he didn’t panic, showed patience and out boxed Williams until he got him out of there. One of the greatest heavyweights of all time. Unfortunately for Williams, he was shot in the stomach with a .357 magnum by a Houston cop shortly after this and never the same. When he fought Muhammad Ali in 1966, he was a shell of himself; he’d had almost all of his intestines removed, had nerve damage in his legs and still had the bullet in his stomach. But my God what a monster he was in his prime. As for Cooney-Holmes, I’d forgotten how competitive that fight was. Gerry made a good account of himself and ahead on two judges cards after 12 rounds; before the great Holmes finally wore him down and stopped him in Round 13. We tend to remember Cooney as another fraudulent Great White Hope, but he had frightening power in his left hook and gave one of the greatest Heavyweights of all time a tough fight. Legendary trainer Eddie Futch said

Gerry could have been one of the all time greats if he’d had better training and management. But by the mid-80’s Cooney was an alcoholic and addicted to cocaine, which ruined what should have been an excellent career. SPORTSGOD’S FASTBREAK: Adam Silver is talking about a midJune return for the NBA, which seems optimistic in the midst of this pandemic... And if the season is canceled, we’re going to be robbed of a Lakers-Clippers W.C. final and potential L.A. World Championship...I read that porn star Lola Taylor has offered to have sex with the scientist who finds a cure for corona virus, but I don’t think a porn star can get the job done quickly. Now if Margot Robbie and Kate Upton were making the same offer, my guess is we’d have a cure in about 30 minutes.... After the 2019 Super Bowl, I was ridiculed when I said Todd Gurley had an arthritic knee and would be out of the NFL in two years. Who’s laughing now?...Love Tom Brady’s decision to leave the Patriots for the Bucs, because he has much better talent around him now. Mike Evans, Chris Godwin and OJ Howard is a great receiving corps, and if they add Antonio Brown they’re going to be scary... Listen to the “Dave Smith Show” on SB Nation Radio, Wednesdays 4-6 PM and Saturdays and Sundays from 6-10 PM.

security or data breaches are among the top concerns when it comes to technological changes. Other concerns include not knowing how new technology will work with current tools or systems and not having enough capital to invest in the latest technology. Less than a third of small business executives are currently outsourcing financial aspects of their business, such as payroll, credit protection, talent acquisition and accounts receivables management. However, as companies add more employees, it’s more likely that they’ll consider outsourcing these various services. As small businesses beef up their investments, they are focusing on technology and talent, which experts say is a formula for success in a competitive market. Continued from page 1: Clippers..

Knicks owner James Dolan, to block the Clippers’ proposed privately funded, billion-dollar arena at 102nd and Prairie Ave. and Century Blvd. The Clippers now have a clear path to continue their plans to build a state of the art complex that will be named the Inglewood Basketball and Entertainment Complex. MSG brought three lawsuits against the Clippers in their effort trying to block the project, a divisive campaign that split fractions of the Inglewood community. With the Clippers deal moving forward, The City of Inglewood is on the cusp of clearly being established as the sports and entertainment capital of America, if not the world. The city can now boast of two NFL teams, the Chargers and Rams, and an NBA team in the Clippers. Having The Forum and the new Clippers arena under the same ownership will allow for coordinated programming between the two venues, improving traffic congestion around basketball games and concerts. “We know traffic is something that many Inglewood residents worry about. While we have gone to great lengths to provide an unprecedented trafficmanagement plan for the new basketball arena, this acquisition provides a much greater ability to coordinate and avoid scheduling events at the same time at both venues,” said Chris Meany, a principal of Wilson Meany, the developer overseeing the new basketball arena project. The L.A. Clippers’ new arena will create an estimated 7,500 high-paying construction jobs and 1,500 permanent jobs once the complex is open. In addition to the economic and civic benefits, the Clippers have proposed a $100 million package of community benefits. There isn’t another city in the nation that can counter that.

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