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Unrest, emotional outbursts as officer gets two
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Unrest, emotional outbursts as
officer gets two-year sentence for
killing of an unarmed Black man
A coroner’s report has deepened suspicions about the 2009
disappearance of Mitrice Richardson.
Mishandled remains,
‘cover-up’ allegation
Bottom Line
Betty Pleasant
T
he Nov. 5 release of the
Los Angeles County coroner’s report on the death
of Mitrice Richardson answered
no questions about the demise
of the 24-year-old woman and
has served only to fan the fires
of suspicion as to the Sheriff’s
Department’s involvement in her
mysterious disappearance and the
recovery of her skeletal remains
in a rugged Malibu canyon 11
months later.
The
community
and
Richardson’s family have been
looking askance at the Sheriff’s
Department ever since the
woman was arrested by deputies
and released from the Lost Hills
Sheriff’s Station — alone, on foot
and after midnight — on Sept. 17,
2009. Despite what was reported
to have been several wide searches and rumors of Mitrice sightings
at various locations, she was not
seen again until 1 p.m. on Aug. 9
when two Mountains Recreation
and Conservation Authority
park rangers found her skull in a
remote canyon near Puma Road.
If one thought the handling of
Richardson’s arrest, release and
search were troubling, well, the
recovery of her remains is a doozy
and defies all logic: According to
the coroner’s report, Richardson’s
almost totally intact skeleton was
removed from the wilderness terrain by the already-suspect sheriff’s deputies and air lifted to
the Lost Hills Sheriff’s Station
command post against the explicit instructions of the coroner.
See BOTTOM LINE on page A5
Convicted of involuntary
manslaughter by an L.A.
jury, Johannes Mehserle
is expected to serve less
than half the prison term.
BY LEILONI DE GRUY
STAFF WRITER
There was an air of intensity
both in and outside a downtown
Los Angeles courthouse Friday,
as a former Bay Area Rapid
Transit officer was sentenced to
two years in prison for the shooting death of an unarmed Black
man on New Year’s Day 2009.
Johannes Mehserle, 28,
who was videotaped shooting
Hayward resident Oscar Grant
in the back while on a rail station platform, may only serve
roughly seven months after Los
Angeles Superior Court Judge
Robert J. Perry credited him with
146 days for time served, and
another 146 days for good behavior. That leaves 438 days, which
is expected to be cut in half.
Mehserle’s attorney, Michael
Rains, announced Nov. 5 that he
would appeal Perry’s decision
and seek to have the involuntary
manslaughter conviction thrown
out. The defense is expected
to request a bail hearing soon.
Photo by Greg Canes/CNN
Prior to the sentence being
A
protester
expresses
outrage
earlier
this
year
outside
an
L.A.
courtroom.
Last
week, family and
handed down, Grant’s family
friends
of
Oscar
Grant
said
his
killer’s
sentence
was
proof
of
racism
in
the
justice
system.
See SENTENCE on page A7
After elections, Inglewood
puts new focus on economy
With city’s reserve fund dwindling, developers and local
officials look for glimmers of hope in fiscal situation.
BY OLU ALEMORU
STAFF WRITER
INGLEWOOD — Having
faced three elections this year,
residents here are no doubt
looking forward to the twomonth respite before a double
trip to the polls in early 2011.
However, as the results of last
week’s elections clearly demonstrated, the economy is the number one hot button issue affectChaos Architecture ing voters. That is no less true
A commercial development planned for the corner of Manchester and 3rd avenues in Inglewood
here, in a city facing an $18 milis slated to be anchored by a growing fast-food chain and other new businesses.
lion structural deficit and a high
QUESTIONS & ANSWERS:
IYANLA VANZANT
‘I lost sight of my vision’
BY OLU ALEMORU
STAFF WRITER
T
here was a time when famed
empowerment and spiritual
growth guru Iyanla Vanzant
was on top of the world.
After surviving a horrendous
New York childhood of neglect
and physical abuse, teen pregnancies, marriages and a nervous
breakdown, she transformed herself in the early 1990s into a
best-selling author and icon of the
self-help movement.
In fact, Vanzant, born Ronda
Eva Harris in 1953, had literally
transformed herself into a tribal,
Nigerian priestess — “Iyanla,”
meaning “great mother” in the
Yoruba language.
Thousands of people clamored
to get into her inspirational talks
and the meteoric rise was sealed
when she was featured regularly
on “The Oprah Winfrey Show.
Yet, almost on cue, things began
to unravel. Courted by Barbara
Walters and ABC, Vanzant signed
on for her own self-titled talk
show in 2001. But The chemistry,
as they say in television, was all
wrong; after clashing with her
producers, “Iyanla” went off the
air after a single season.
But that was nothing compared
to news that her daughter Gemmia,
who had helped found and run
the Inner Visions International
and Inner Visions Institute for
Spiritual Development, was diagnosed with colon cancer in 2002.
She succumbed to the disease the
following year on Christmas Day.
By now, Vanzant, while caring
for her daughter, had fallen behind
on the mortgages on her centers.
She missed deadlines for new
work. Meanwhile, she would suffer the dissolution of a marriage,
a near 40-year love affair with the
first man she ever loved.
In a searingly honest memoir,
“Peace From Broken Pieces: How
to Get Through What You’re Going
Through,” Vanzant, 57, chronicles
a turbulent life that started in the
back seat of a Brooklyn taxicab
and finds her now living quietly
in the Maryland suburbs.
Ahead of an appearance in the
Crenshaw District this Sunday at
the Museum of African American
Art, Vanzant gave a candid interCourtesy photo
view to The Wave, discussing a
Iyanla
Vanzant,
who
suffered
several
emotional
losses
in the
range of matters including how
early 2000s, says she has rebounded from tragedy.
See Q&A on page A8
number of employee layoffs.
As
Councilman
Ralph
Franklin said at Tuesday’s city
council meeting, Inglewood is in
danger of exhausting its reserve
funds by the first of the year
if its latest round of workforce
reduction targets are not met.
Still, there may be glimmers
of hope. For example, Gregory
Southern, an Inglewood-raised
entrepreneur who now lives in
Seattle, is aiming to breathe
new life into the ManchesterVan Ness corridor with a new
commercial center on the site
of the renowned Kream Krop
Bakeries, located on 3rd Avenue
and Manchester Boulevard.
The St. Eugene’s Catholic
School graduate, who owns and
operates a Wingstop franchise
in the Home Depot Center on
Century Boulevard, was originally slated to open a second
eatery at the planned $20 million
retail development on La Brea
and Florence Avenues before the
Wall Street financial crisis hit.
See INGLEWOOD on page A4
Developer sets date
for theater reopening
Shuttered Crenshaw
District multiplex gets
new operator, will
receive $10 million in
upgrades.
BY LEILONI DE GRUY
STAFF WRITER
CRENSHAW DISTRICT —
The owners of Baldwin Hills
Crenshaw Plaza and the former Magic Johnson Theatres
announced Monday that it has
secured a new operator for the
shuttered multiplex and will
reopen it for Memorial Day
2011.
Rave Motion Pictures, which
now operates movie theaters at
the Howard Hughes Center, will
help refurbish the facility into
a 15-screen multiplex with new
decor, stadium seating, digital projection and 3D screens.
Construction begins in January.
“What we are announcing
today is the beginning of a new
era in terms of this movie theater,” said Ken Lombard, a partner with Capri Urban Investors.
The theater, which had been a
See THEATER on page A4
Photo by Gary McCarthy
Now sitting empty, the multiplex at Baldwin Hills Crenshaw
Lionsgate
Plaza is expected to reopen by next Memorial Day weekend.
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As AG vote count
continues, Harris
cuts into Cooley lead
From City News Service
Photo by Gary McCarthy
Labor of love
Kaileb Reyes (third from left), 10, hoists a shovelful of dirt Wednesday morning at a groundbreaking ceremony for
South Region Elementary School #10 at 4410 Orchard Avenue in South Los Angeles. Officials say the campus,
which will be completed in 2012, will relieve overcrowding at Menlo and West Vernon elementary schools.
Council unites behind Parks’call
for new restrictions on smoking
BY CHRISTINA
VILLACORTE
CITY NEWS SERVICE
The City Council unanimously directed its attorneys
Wednesday to prepare an ordinance that would ban smoking
in “all public areas and common
areas where people congregate.”
City Councilman Bernard
Parks said the idea is not
to ban smoking, but regulate where it can be done.
“I think you go down a
path that you can’t recover
from [when you begin] talking about banning smoking
because I think that’s an individual decision, but we can protect people who have no desire
to smell smoke,” Parks said.
He expects the proposed
ordinance to be ready for final
approval sometime next year.
Smoking is already banned in
restaurants and other public places, such as parks and beaches.
In Parks’ motion — approved
13-0 — the councilman called
for a comprehensive and citywide ordinance that would ban
smoking in “all public areas and
common areas where people
congregate, including, but not
limited to, indoor and outdoor
businesses, hotels, parks, apartment common areas, restaurants and bars, and beaches.”
Parks added: “We need to
implement legislation to regulate cigarette smoking by
limiting it to specific places
where there is no expectation of
involuntary contact with people
— wherever people congregate
or there is an expectation of
people being present, [then]
smoking should be prohibited.”
Vanessa Peterson with the
American Lung Association
told the council that tobacco is
the No. 1 preventable cause of
death and disease in California,
and that more than 60,000
Americans exposed to second-hand smoke die each year.
A study prepared by the Los
Angeles County Public Health
Department showed about 1
million smokers countywide
and about 435,000 in the city.
The same study estimated that
tobacco-related diseases cost
the county $4.3 billion a year.
Parks said smoking is
a voluntary addiction and
not a right protected by the
Constitution, “yet secondhand
smoke harms an involuntary
population which has a right to
clean air and a clean environment and which is protected
by many public health laws.”
Monty Messex, deputy director of the Los Angeles County
Department of Public Health’s
Tobacco Control and Prevention
Program, said secondhand
smoke is particularly dangerous.
“There is some data that
shows that it is worse for
you because the secondhand
smoke that people breathe is
from the end of the cigarette,
and also being exhaled,” he
said. “Secondhand smoke that’s
breathed by a person who’s
not smoking has been cooled
and sometimes will be breathed
deeper into their lungs.”
Beverly Hills, Santa Monica
and Calabasas have already
enacted ordinances similar the
one being proposed by Parks.
Calabasas Mayor Barry
Groveman testified that his city’s
ordinance is “nothing that stops
people from smoking — it’s only
designed to stop the secondhand
smoke exposure to people who
don’t want to face the consequences of secondhand smoke.”
“It’s no different than stopping people from firing weapons, or having bullets land on
people,” Groveman added.
“We have a right to use police
power to protect people.”
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counting by Nov. 30 and provide
their figures to the Secretary
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Compton
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From City News Service
Compton Superior Court
Judge John T. Doyle has been
admonished by a state oversight
commission for causing an alcohol-related traffic crash last year.
The crash occurred the
night of July 2, 2009, in Los
Angeles. Doyle later pleaded no contest to misdemeanor
driving with a blood-alcohol
level of .08 percent or more.
His blood-alcohol level
was measured at .21 and .20,
which is more than twice
the legal limit for driving.
The Commission on Judicial
Performance admonished Doyle
Oct. 21, calling his actions “a
serious disregard of the principles of personal and official conduct embodied in the
Code of Judicial Ethics.”
The admonishment carries no other penalties.
Doyle, a former court commissioner, has been a judge since
2001. An attorney for Doyle could
not be immediately reached.
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Attorney
Kamala
Harris
pulled within 9,555 votes of
Los Angeles County District
Attorney Steve Cooley in the
race for state attorney general,
according to the latest vote
count released Wednesday by
the Secretary of State’s Office.
Cooley, a Republican, has
3,895,569 votes, or 45.9 percent
of the total votes cast, while
Harris has 3,886,014 votes,
or 45.8 percent of the total.
Cooley led by 43,212 votes at
the start of Wednesday’s count
of vote-by-mail ballots, provisional and damaged ballots.
Kevin Spillane, a senior
consultant with the Cooley
campaign, said last week “we
expect the numbers — and
the lead — to fluctuate during the vote counting process
over the next few weeks.”
When polls closed Nov.
2, Cooley declared victory
but, by early Nov. 3, Harris
led by almost 15,000 votes.
With thousands of ballots
remaining to be counted, the
race was too close to call.
“There are still many votes
left to count,” said Debbie
Mesloh, senior adviser to the
Harris campaign. “We are confident that uncounted ballots will
only bolster Kamala Harris, as
they will reflect Harris’ strong
Election Day advantage.”
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Foundation gives $4.5
million grant to group
behind Manual Arts,
West Adams Prep
From City News Service
MLA Partner Schools,
the nonprofit organization
that operates West Adams
Prep and Manual Arts High
School, was awarded Tuesday
a $4.5 million grant from the
Amgen Foundation to prepare thousands of South Los
Angeles students for college.
MLA will receive the
grant
over three years.
The Amgen Foundation, the
charitable arm of the Fortune
500 biotechnology company
Amgen, has been supporting MLA for several years.
MLA officials say the dona-
tions have helped their schools
outpace the Los Angeles Unified
School District in several areas,
including attendance, academic
growth and student retention.
West Adams Prep’s 62-point
Academic Performance Index
growth over the last two years
was most of any high school
in the same geographic region,
and more than double the gains
of the district as a whole.
Manual Arts High School,
which just finished its first year
as an MLA school, has boosted its attendance rate to 90
percent, and reduced suspensions and fights by 52 percent.
L.A. candidates begin
filing for council races
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Working on the railroad
Workers continue construction on the Expo Line light rail system in the Crenshaw District on Tuesday, on tracks
adjacent to West Angeles Church of God in Christ.
Amid protests, CSU board hikes tuition
From City News Service
LONG BEACH — The
California State University
Board
of
Trustees
on
Wednesday approved a 5 percent mid-year tuition increase
and a 10 percent hike for
the 2011-12 academic year.
The
board’s
Finance
Committee
approved
the
tuition hikes Tuesday during a meeting in Long Beach.
Under the increases, tuition
will increase Jan. 1 by $105
per semester for undergraduate
students, raising tuition from
$2,115 to $2,220. For the 201112 academic year, full-time
tuition will jump by $444 per
academic year for undergraduate
students, increasing the annual
tuition from $4,440 to $4,884.
The board approved the
hikes despite vocal protests
from students and other groups.
CSU officials noted that
about half of the university system’s undergraduates
would not be affected by the
increase because of financial
aid, while thousands more could
take advantage of federal tax
credits to offset the increases.
“While we appreciate the
funding that we did receive in
this year’s budget, the reality
is our state support is roughly
the same as it was five years
ago and we have 25,000 more
students,” said Benjamin F.
Quillian, CSU executive vice
chancellor for business and
finance. “In addition, part of the
funding we received — $106
million — was one-time federal
stimulus money that is being
used at the state’s direction to
admit 30,000 more students.
“These students will be on
our campuses long after this
one-time funding has been
exhausted, and we have to
ensure that we have the ongoing resources to support them.”
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hikes. According to a statement
issued by the CSU faculty union,
approving the latest increases
will mean a 242 percent increase
in tuition over eight years.
“Placing the cost squarely on
each individual family means
that students must run up debt,
which is good for the bottom line
of banks that make loans but not
so great for California that needs
a strong middle class,” according to the faculty statement.
From City News Service
Candidates for the evennumbered seats on the Los
Angeles City Council began
declaring
their
intention
to run for office Monday.
Among the office holders
being chosen in the March 8
election are council members
for districts 2, 4, 6, 8, 10, 12
and 14, Los Angeles Unified
School District board members and members of the Los
Angeles Community College
District Board of Trustees.
The deadline is at noon Nov.
13 to file a Declaration of
Intention to Become a Candidate
in order to appear on the ballot.
Each candidate also is required
to circulate and submit a nominating petition from Nov. 13Dec. 8. The filing fee is waived if
they can submit more than 1,000
but no more than 2,000 valid
signatures of qualified, registered voters within their districts.
Candidates with more than 500
signatures but fewer than 1,000
have to pay a $300 filing fee.
The documents can be picked
up and filed with the Office
of City Clerk-Election Division
at Piper Technical Center,
555 Ramirez St., Space 300.
Candidates can get additional information by calling the
Election Division at (213) 9780444 or via the website http://
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Community Calendar
For Childrens’ Sake Local attorney
Caprice L. Collins, a noted speaker
on estate planning and Harvard Law
School graduate, has been invited by
the Junior Blind of America to present a special free seminar titled, “A
Special Child Needs Special Planning.”
In this revealing seminar, Collins takes
a deeper look at the real-life issues that
families face when they have a special
needs child. Collins will discuss what
every parent needs to know about planning for families with children who
have a disability. This event is open
and free to the public. All attendees
will receive a free one-hour consultation. Seating is limited, so reservations
are encouraged. Nov. 13, at 10:30 a.m.
Junior Blind of America, 5300 Angeles
Vista Blvd., Los Angeles. (310) 6779787
•••
Locks of Love AARP hosts a free
event that focuses on African-American
women and the impact of their hair on
their health. AARP research has highlighted that a barrier for many Black
women aged 45 and older increasing
their level of physical activity is their
concern about what happens to their
hair when they exercise. Many AfricanAmerican women avoid physical activity that makes them perspire because
it gets their hair wet, which ruins their
hairdo. To emphasize the importance of
staying active, AARP is hosting a free
event with film highlights from Chris
Rock’s film, “Good Hair” (pictured),
and an interactive panel discussion with
hair stylists, fitness trainers and health
experts. The event will explore ways
for African-American women to love
their hair and their health. Attendees
can also participate in a live demo of
Compiled by Marisela Santana
low-impact physical fitness routines,
win raffle prizes and leave with soulful
cookbooks and journals. Nov. 13, from
11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Cal State Dominguez
Hills, 1000 E. Victoria St., Carson.
(877) 926-8300
•••
The Aftermath The AfricanAmerican Cultural Center hosts
a community forum titled, “Blacks,
Ballots and Initiatives: A Post Election
Assessment,” this Sunday with panelists Maulana Karenga, professor of
Africana Studies at CSU-Long Beach;
Melina Abdullah, professor and chair
of Pan African Studies at CSU-Long
Beach; Greg Akil, Senior Manager of
Field Training and Director of the
NAACP’s Region 1; and Kokayi Kwa
Jitahibi, founder of Ma’at Club for
Community Change. The timely discussion looks at the mid-term election
issues the African-American communities face, and where they go from here.
Nov. 14, from 3 p.m. African-American
Cultural Center, 3018 W. 48th St., Los
Angeles (323) 299-6124
•••
Better Business The Greater Los
Angeles African-American Chamber
of Commerce invites the community to a Better Business Practices
Procurement Roundtable next week
where attendees can direct their questions to the corporate advisory board
members of the Chamber, and panelists from AEG, Turner Construction,
Los Angeles Unified School District,
Nestle, Metropolitan Water District,
US Bank, Edison and Toyota. There
will be an open dialogue discussion
on doing business in this current economy, along with guest speaker Chris
Bryant of Chris Bryant Presents, who
will discuss the importance of brand-
ing. Reservations are encouraged since
seating is limited. Nov. 17, from 8 to 11
a.m. GLAAACC Facilities Community
Conference Room, 5120 W. Goldleaf
Circle, Los Angeles. (323) 292-1297
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Back to the Root My Nappy Roots
is getting ready to host its second
annual “Woolie Me Natural Hair Expo
and Conference” next week. Themed
“A Natural Reality: Living and Loving
It,” this year’s event will be moderated
and coordinated by Regina Kimbell
and will feature panels, workshops,
a hair and fashion show, live entertainment and all-hair products expo.
Confirmed speakers include Jan Flint
Robinson, JoAnne Cornwell and Rosie
Milligan. The conference will feature
workshops on: What exactly is natural
hair, why is natural hair a lifestyle
choice, how can one flush out hairchemicals from the body, how to eat to
nurture one’s healthy hair, and what’s
good to eat for healthy happy hair, skin
and nails. The event will also include
a dance, a screening of “My Nappy
Roots: A Journey Through Black Heritage.” Event officials are still looking
for hair models and fashion designers.
Interested persons must apply Nov. 18,
from 6 to 8:30 at the William Grant
Still Arts Center, 2520 West View, Los
Angeles. The Expo and Conference is
set for Nov. 28 from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. at
the Carson Civic Center, 801 E. Carson
St., Carson. (323) 632-0237
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Milkshakes for Boys and Girls
Mario Lopez, alumni ambassador of
Boys & Girls Clubs of America, will
be creating his celebrity milkshake at
Millions of Milkshakes and signing
autographs and taking photos with the
first 100 fans in line at Westfield Culver
City to raise funds and awareness for
the Boys & Girls Club of Venice. A
portion of Mario Lopez’ milkshake
sales along with a donation of $2,500
from Westfield Culver City and Mario
Lopez will be presented to the Boys &
Girls Club of Venice at the event. Nov.
19, from 6:30 p.m. Westfield Culver
City, 6000 Sepulveda Blvd., Culver
City. (310) 390-5073
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Soul to Soul Rupert Miley and Don
Jamison, in association with Larry
Moore Entertainment bring to the
area the L.A. SoulFest, starring The
Dramatics, Rose Royce and Evelyn
King. Hosted by comedian Melanie
Camacho (pictured). Tickets for this
event start at $35. Nov. 20, from 7 p.m.
The Proud Bird, 11022 Aviation Blvd.,
Los Angeles. (213) 926-2809
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L.A. seeks tax on
medical marijuana
BY CHRISTINA
VILLACORTE
CITY NEWS SERVICE
The Los Angeles City Council
has called for a ballot measure to
tax medical marijuana, though
its attorneys and other advisers seemed wary of the idea.
Voting 9-3 on Nov. 5, the
council directed its attorneys to
draft the ballot measure. They
would have to take another
vote before Nov. 17 to put the
measure on the March 8 ballot.
Councilwoman Janice Hahn
sought to establish a tax of $50
per $1,000 of “cash and in-kind
contributions, reimbursements,
and reasonable compensation provided by members of
medical marijuana collectives.”
“I think we’ve seen as of
[Election Day] that voters up
and down the state of California
— whether or not they believe in
the use of marijuana — believe
that their cities should be able
to receive revenue in the form
of taxation of these clinics,” she
said. “They were overwhelmingly approved wherever they
were on the ballot (Tuesday).”
Hahn estimated the proposed
tax would add $3 million to $5
million a year to the city’s coffers.
Several of the council’s
advisers, however, questioned
whether the city had legal
standing to impose such a tax.
Senior Assistant City Attorney
Pete Echeverria testified that “it’s
[the City Attorney’s Office’s]
position that the city should not
allow and tax marijuana sales,
which would basically amount to
a sanctioning of illegal activity.”
Larry Manocchio, the city’s
principal tax compliance officer,
said medical marijuana collectives are classified as nonprofit
organizations and cannot be taxed.
Hahn disputed the notion that
the city would be taxing profits
from the sale of medical marijuana.
She said customers or patients
give the nonprofits money to
“reimburse” them for the cost
of hiring workers, rent, utilities, and other expenses. She
said the proposed ballot measure would enable the city
to collect a tax of $50 out of
every $1,000 of that money.
Several other cities are doing
the same, Hahn said. In San Jose
and La Puente, the tax is $100;
Oakland and Richmond, $50,
Sacramento, $40; and Berkeley,
$25. She added that Long Beach is
considering a tax of $50, she said.
City Council may
stiffen penalties for
harassing bicyclists
BY CHRISTINA
VILLACORTE
CITY NEWS SERVICE
At Wave press time, the Los Angeles City Council was considering directing its attorneys to draft
an ordinance that would make it a
civil violation to harass, threaten
or assault a bicyclist, and to allow
the rider to file for damages.
“This isn’t about a fine,” Deputy City Attorney Judith Reel told
the council’s Public Safety Committee last week. “What this does
is it says to a plaintiff who sues:
‘Here’s what you’re entitled to
recover — damages or $1,000,
whichever is greater.’”
Reel said last week that if a bystander or driver were to touch a
bicyclist waiting at a stop light, the
proposed ordinance would give
the rider an opportunity to receive
compensation for the violation.
“It may be that there’s no actual
monetary damages because thank
goodness there was no serious
physical injury,” Reel said. “This
[proposed ordinance] would establish a minimum amount that a
plaintiff could recover.”
In his report to both the council’s Public Safety and TransporChaos Architecture tation Committees, City Attorney
Carmen Trutanich said bicyclists
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avenues. Several other sites across the city are also drawing interest for commercial development in 2011.
have complained that people spit
at them; throw liquids and solid
objects at them; verbally threaten them; drive too close and cut
them off; and honk horns to scare
them.
Trutanich said state laws already exist to protect bicyclists
from such actions, which can be
considered assault, battery and
other crimes. He said the California Bicycle Coalition is working
with the state Legislature to craft
other protections for bicyclists.
Even members of the Los Angeles Police Department have
been accused of harassing bicyclists. During a Critical Mass ride
in May, about 400 bicyclists rode
along Hollywood Boulevard to
protest the BP oil spill in the Gulf
of Mexico, creating traffic jams.
Some of the bicyclists accused
police officers of harassing them
and sticking batons through the
spokes of their wheels. One person posted a YouTube video of an
alleged confrontation.
City officials and bicyclists are
in the process of crafting a socalled “Bicycle Plan” that calls for
building more than 1,600 miles of
bikeways over the next 30 years
— including 200 miles in the next
five years.
Touting possibilities for economic recovery Theater renovation is
INGLEWOOD from page A1
According to Southern,
50, who attended Loyola
Marymount and received an
MBA from USC, the new 9,100square-foot location will feature
a Wingstop, commercial office
space and two additional stores.
Property agent John Romm of
Commercial West Brokerage,
added that they expected to fully
lease the center by summer 2011.
“I love the city and I own a
business there and while we’re
in dire economic times I think
Inglewood has a bright future,”
Southern told a reporter in a
telephone interview. “I’ve
known about the Kream Krop
all my life — every birthday,
for all my siblings, graduations,
any major event in our family
was supported by the bakery.
“The one thing Inglewood
always has going for it, is its
location. It is centrally located
between downtown and the
beach and has the airport.”
Southern, who revealed that
he expected the development
to add 50 or 60 new jobs, said
that he felt local residents were
completely “underserved.”
“They’ve got to drive clear
over to Hollywood Park [for
shopping] and I guess I’m from
the school of thought that the
best way to do something is
by example,” he said. “I’ve
done my due diligence. Our
other businesses have survived in good and bad times.”
And it seems it’s not just fast
food that might be on the rise in
the still “City of Champions.”
In a conversation Tuesday
night, Councilwoman Judy
Dunlap said that the owner
of the upscale Literati
Restaurant, located on Wilshire
Boulevard and Bundy Drive
near Brentwood, is looking to open a venue in her
council district. A message
seeking comment was not
returned by him at press time.
In District 4, Franklin
pointed to late stage negotiations to replace the shuttered City Farms 108th and
Prairie Market with a Santa
Fe-based Northgate Market.
“We’ve also made a push
for green jobs,” Franklin
said. “We’re partnering with
the Workforce Investment
Board and posted 70 vacancies in that field at our local
police community center.”
Meanwhile, in the Third
District, long-time resident and
entrepreneur Michael Colper,
who owns significant business
interests in the city, is confident he will soon see a longawaited automall on the site
of the CarMax and Hyundai
dealership that is close to the
San Diego (405) Freeway.
“The council recently gave
the go-ahead to a proposal that
was supposed to happen a long
time ago,” Colper said. “Right
now CarMax has eight acres
on the site, I own seven and the
city has two and we’re combining that and it will be all motor
cars. The Hyundai dealership,
which was sold to Chrysler
and closed when the company went bankrupt, will be reopening in January next year.
“CarMax is already generating about 3,000 shoppers
every month and about 300 of
them buy cars. So having dealers in the same location will
generate sales for everybody.”
Viewing the political turbulence over the last year,
Colper also expressed signs
of better things to come.
“Any uncertainty can cause
gridlock, but I’ve been here a
long time and even though there
are different attitudes I think
everyone wants to see the city
survive and move forward,”
he said. “In my business, optimism breeds sales, and that’s
what we need to do: Get back to
basics and start selling things.”
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longtime community fixture, was
closed in June after years of deterioration.
Magic Johnson Theatres
was originally developed in
1994 by Johnson Development
Corporation, a business holding of the basketball legend, and
Lombard, who acted as president
of the corporation and oversaw
day-to-day operations. The two
partnered with the Loews theater
chain. When Johnson sold the
theater in 2005, Loews remained
the operator until the chain was
acquired by AMC later that year.
The following year, Capri Urban
Investors acquired the location.
“We found over the years as we
saw the operation deteriorate and
when Capri came in and actually
acquired this theater, what was
important is that this community
deserved the best of the best,”
Lombard said. “As we saw the
deterioration, we made the decision that unless the existing operator at that time [AMC] would
work with us, we were going to
find another operator. And that is
exactly what we have done.”
Capri Urban Investors does
not foresee dilapidation in the
theater’s future. Instead they have
chosen to reflect on Rave Motion
Pictures’ reputation of maintaining well-kept, modern facilities.
“Every time we come up, we
have a number of community
members who say ‘When is my
theater opening up?’” Lombard
said. “So, the community has
been invested in this. … There is
some ownership that they have in
this particular facility.”
The cost of new construction has been estimated at about
$10 million, including what the
developer says will be a complete
transformation of the interior and
exterior. The front of the theater
will be turned into a pedestrian
walkway, with an adjacent openair promenade that connects to
the new mall entry.
The project is part of a larger
$30 million renovation of the
Baldwin Hills Plaza, which will
include a dining terrace, a live
entertainment performance area,
new flooring, facelifts to all the
interior shops, lighting, graphics
and outward facing shops and
restaurants. There will be a number of streetscape and landscape
improvements throughout the
43-acre site that are pedestrianfriendly.
Initial renovation upgrades
will begin with bridge renovations, that will create a new focal
point along Martin Luther King
Jr. Boulevard. Additionally, there
will be a new gathering area on
the second level, that will also be
host to new signage and advertisements.
The mall restoration does not
have a definite date for completion, but is expected to be finished
before the 2011 holiday season.
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The coroner’s report reads
as follows: After having been
informed that Richardson’s
body
had
been
found,
“Assistant Chief [Coroner Ed]
Winter informed the coroner
personnel that we would be
airlifted to the body shortly. At
approximately 8 p.m., against
the direction of Assistant Chief
Winter, LASD detectives collected the remains and airlifted them to the CP [Lost
Hills Station Command Post].”
The report goes on to describe
how the coroner’s personnel
of six people had to go to
the sheriff’s station to retrieve
the body, conduct an initial
body exam in the coroner’s
decedent transportation vehicle and then transport it to
the coroner’s Forensic Science
Center. That’s a lot of movement of a crime victim’s body.
The report continues: “The
following day [Aug. 10 at 10
a.m.], the coroner’s staff was
airlifted by LASD helicopter to
the body site. We were unable
to locate where the body was
originally found.” Now, those
of us in the media who have
been in the presence of dead
bodies, and those of us who
have seen covered-up dead bodies lying around for hours and
those of us who ever watched
procedural cop shows on TV,
know that nobody removes a
dead body from a crime scene
but a coroner and only after he
has done his routine work at
the site. But no, in a case that
is already fraught with anger,
disbelief, missteps and blame,
the Sheriff’s Department has,
again, done something out-ofthe-ordinary and nonsensical.
Winter has made public statements criticizing the LASD for
removing Richardson’s remains,
particularly after he specifically told them not to. Winter
added that the sheriff’s personnel having done so was a violation of the law. The coroner’s
and the sheriff’s departments
have fallen out over the removal and the two sides held an
acrimonious meeting Monday
afternoon, from which sheriff’s
spokesman Steve Whitmore
emerged saying the removal of
Richardson’s remains resulted
from a “miscommunication”
between the two departments.
I asked Winter Tuesday if
he had been browbeaten into
changing his position and
attitude about the Sheriff’s
Department’s action. He said:
“No. I stand by everything I’ve
said.” Then I asked: “Well,
why is Whitmore telling the
media there was a ‘miscommunication?’” An audibly
angry Winter snapped: “I don’t
know. You have to ask him.”
What was not found with
Richardson’s
remains
is
puzzling. Three items of
Richardson’s clothing are
reported to have been found
about 100 feet from her body.
They are a Navy blue or black
padded bra, a narrow pink alligator-skinned patterned belt and
a pair of blue jeans. They found
no shoes, no socks, no panties
and no shirt. What happened
to them? How did her bra get
unhooked, come off and travel
100 feet away from her body?
These are the questions that
try Mitrice’s father, Michael
Richardson’s soul, as the bottom line of this report is that
the coroner is unable to determine the cause of his daughter’s
death. Her identity was established through dental records,
but there was no trauma to her
bones and no flesh or organs
on or in them with which to
identify a cause. Her death is
recorded as “undetermined.”
Michael Richardson recalled
how, in December, after his
daughter had been missing for
three months, Sheriff Lee Baca
told him that he needed to accept
the fact that he may never know
what happened to his daughter;
that “she had succumbed to the
elements of the earth.” Then in
August, “it became clear that
Baca was right: it was confirmed that she had, indeed,
succumbed to the elements of
the earth,” Richardson said.
“I try to be politically correct and believe that people
in authority are conscientious
and follow the rules and carry
out their functions efficiently and knowledgeably. They
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or Republicans, the Nov.
2 midterm elections were
about 2012, not 2010. Senate
Majority Leader Mitch McConnell
made that clear in a speech to
the Heritage Foundation. He said,
“…The fact is, if our primary
legislative goals are to repeal and
replace the health spending bill,
to end the bailouts, cut spending
and shrink the size and scope of
government, the only way to do
all these things is to put someone else in the White House.”
Welcome to the 2012 slugfest.
And with more than twice as many
Democrats than Republicans
up for reelection in two years,
emboldened Republicans have
their sights set on controlling the
House, the Senate and the White
House.
In order to stay in the White
House, the president should adopt
this 12-step recovery program:
Stop making concessions
before entering into negotiations with GOP leaders. The
recent Slurpee Summit has not
been held at the White House
and President Obama is already
saying he’s willing the extend
the Bush tax cuts to the top 2
percent of Americans, the group
least likely to place those dollars back into an ailing economy.
The time to make concessions is
during the actual horse-trading,
not in advance. President Obama
and Republican leaders can’t
even agree on what beverage to
serve at the upcoming meeting.
During the recent campaign, the
President called Republicans
“Slurpee drinkers” whose brains
freeze when it comes to economics. When asked at a news conference about the possibility of a
post-election Slurpee Summit at
the White House, Obama replied,
“I might serve — they’re delicious.” But House Speaker-inwaiting John Boehner responded,
“I don’t know about a Slurpee.
How about a glass of merlot?”
Assemble a new communications team. It’s embarrassing to
see one of the most gifted speakers of this generation groping for
words when trying to explain why
the White House did a poor job
of selling its accomplishments.
Mr. President, read my lips: Your
team has failed you — get a new
one before it’s too late.
Ignore calls to move to the
right. Whenever Democrats
lose an election, there are inevitable suggestions that the party
should move to the right. The last
thing this country needs is two
Republican parties. The underreported story of this election
is that conservative Democrats,
so-called Blue Dog Democrats,
suffered the bulk of the losses, especially in House districts
previously held by conservative
Republicans.
Make conservatives put up
or shut up. It’s one thing to campaign. It’s quite another to govern. Many Tea Party candidates,
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‘Post-racial’ verdicts:
midterm elections and
the death of Oscar Grant
BY JULIANNE MALVEAUX
There was something heady
in the air on Jan. 20, 2009,
so heady, hot and special that
I barely felt the bracing cold as
I sat outside to watch our president take the oath of office. There
was hope was in the air and it
was filled with high energy.
There were pronouncements that
this was a new, post-racial era.
And even as I shared high hopes
and high energy, I was skeptical of
any post-racialsim. You see, in the
same month that the first African
American was inaugurated as
President of the United States,
another African-American man,
an unarmed Oscar Grant, was
executed by transit police officer
Johannes Mehserle who said he
mistakenly shot his gun instead of
his Taser in Oakland, California.
Grant, who was unarmed, handcuffed, and the father of a baby
girl was pronounced dead on Jan.
2, 2009.
Fast-forward nearly two years.
The day after the grim election
night, President Obama somberly
took responsibility for the whopping that his party took and for
the colleagues who lost their jobs
in the Republican and Tea Party
rout. This was a different Obama
than the exuberant President we
saw dancing the night away on
January 20, 2009. This Obama
was chastened, even humbled, by
an election that can be interpreted
as a repudiation of his two years in
office. Or, it can be interpreted as
a referendum on an economy that
remains sour, despite tiny positive
I
including those cross-dressing as
Republicans, have pledged to balance the budget while exempting
defense funding and entitlements
that make up 85 percent of the
federal budget. Insist that they
give specifics on how they can
possibly balance the budget by
attacking only 15 percent of the
budget.
Use Vice President Joe Biden
as your attack dog. Many presidents have used their vice presidents as their chief defenders.
Richard Nixon had Spiro Agnew
and George W. Bush used Dick
Cheney in that capacity. Unchain
Biden as your Defender-in-Chief
while you continue to be presidential, which suits your nonconfrontational personality.
Realize the public still trusts
Democrats over Republicans
on the big issues. A recent USA
Today/Gallup poll showed that
Americans trust Democrats over
Republicans on most of the
important issues facing America,
including racial and ethnic discrimination, unemployment, the
size and power of large corporations, health care, the environment
and disengaging the U.S. from
wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. The
GOP was favored to deal with
illegal immigration, the federal
debt, terrorism and the size and
power of the federal government.
Even in the recent elections.
Strengthen the coalition
between Black, Latinos and
Asians. That coalition was the
key to Obama’s 2008 victory
when the majority of Whites
voted for John McCain. Latinos
returned Democratic senators to
power in Nevada and California.
Democrats can’t be successful
in 2012 without paying special
attention to all people of color,
who are expanding their share of
the electorate.
Re-engage young voters.
Like people of color and women,
this is a critical part of your
base. Looking forward to 2012,
its necessary to mobilize young
voters to counter the edge older
voters provide Republicans.
Be a fighter. Americans
admire fighters, even if they disagree with them. President Harry
S Truman was often depicted as
giving his opponents hell. He
explained, “I never give anybody
hell. I just told the truth and they
thought it was hell.” President
“No Drama Obama” needs to
exude some fire. Ignore the fear
that many Whites don’t want to
view their president as “an angry
Black man.” The bully pulpit is
the last place you need to sound
professorial.
Deploy the first lady. In many
ways, Michelle Obama connects
better with audiences than the
president. Like her husband, she
has two Ivy League degrees.
Unlike the president, she comes
across passionate and unscripted. It’s time to take her out of
the garden and stop limiting her
to speaking before groups concerned about obesity and military
families.
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Remember that Bill Clinton and
Ronald Reagan, whose approval
ratings were almost identical to
yours at this point in office, suffered midterm shellackings but
bounced back to get easily reelected to a second term. You,
too, can get your groove back.
Remain engaged with the
Black media. Part of the problem Rapper says “Today
this year was President Obama’s Show” host tried to
effort to arouse the Black com“force” him to retract
munity came on “CP” Time. It
was what former Nixon aide John his 2005 statement that
Haldeman called “TL-square” “George Bush doesn’t
— too little, too late. Given the
President’s lateness, perhaps this care about Black people.”
will end questions about whether
BY GAVIN GODFREY
he’s Black enough.
Kanye West
lashes out at
Matt Lauer
CNN
Kanye West isn’t happy with
Matt Lauer and “The Today
Show.”
West made a visit to the set of
the NBC program on Tuesday
for a pre-taped interview with
Lauer, and immediately after,
West took to his Twitter account
to vent about his not-so-fun
experience. “I don’t mess with
Matt Lauer or the Today Show,”
West tweeted, “and In a prior
interview with Lauer, former
signs. In any case, the photo of
our President biting his lip and
eating humble pie was troubling.
Every post-mortem of the elections says that Democrats didn’t
turn out like they could have, that
young people didn’t come out the
same way they did in 2008, that
the Tea Party held sway, even
though they told lies, and given
that Senator Mitch McConnell has
prioritized the defeat of President
Obama in 2012 as his highest
priority (higher than job creation,
economic revitalization, world
peace) there is a real threat that
the Obama presidency will be a
one-term presidency.
I didn’t think the week could get
any worse. Indeed, I decided that I
suffered from post-election stress
syndrome and self-prescribed the
cure of some non-political reading. As soon as I roared back from
my 48-hour virus, there was more
bad news.
Oscar Grant, murdered in the
same month that President Obama
was inaugurated, was a symbol of
police brutality and the devaluation of Black male life by law
enforcement officials. Such anger
and controversy swirled around
the Grant case that Mehserle was
tried in Los Angeles, in supposedly more neutral territory. Mesherle
sobbed on the witness stand that
he did not intend to kill Grant. A
sympathetic jury found him guilty
of involuntary manslaughter, the
least punitive punishment — no
second-degree murder charge and
no consequence for not knowing
the difference between a Taser
President George W. Bush
addresses West and his infamous statement that “George
Bush doesn’t care about Black
people.” West said that he
went on “Today” in an effort to
express how empathetic he was
to Bush, but felt like Lauer had
a different agenda.
“HE TRIED TO FORCE MY
ANSWERS,” he tweeted. “IT
WAS VERY BRUTAL AND I
CAME THERE WITH ONLY
POSITIVE INTENT... Yo I really wonder if Matt Lauer thought
that [expletive] was cool to
play the ‘MTV’ clip while I
was speaking about Bush? He
played clips of Bush and asked
me to look at his face while I
was trying to talk to him.”
West’s latest media battle
comes on the heels of his forthcoming album, “My Beautiful
Dark Twisted Fantasy,” which
drops on Nov. 22. But fans
shouldn’t expect anymore
media ops with West, or so he
says.
“I don’t trust anyone but
myself! Everyone has an agenda,” he said. “I don’t do press
anymore. I can’t be everything
to everybody anymore.”
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and a gun. The judge sentenced
Mehserle to two years in state
prison, with credit for time served.
Mesherle may be out of jail in time
to go to the beach this summer.
Grant will never have the opportunity enjoy the beach again.
Perhaps the only thing President
Barack Obama and Oscar Grant
have in common is that they are
men of African descent whose
causes experienced a setback
last week. If President Obama
didn’t dance election night away,
though, he was dancing by the
time he got to India, shrugging
off the election results for the
business at hand. John Burris, the
talented Oakland lawyer who represents Grant’s family, is weighing his next steps as he continues
to fight for some justice for his
dead client.
Some young folks in Oakland
and some not-so-young folks
took it to the streets following
the recent elections. More than
160 were arrested. Some of these
same folk turned out to vote in
2008, but their taking it to the
streets suggests that they don’t
always trust electoral results to
result in right outcomes. They
don’t feel heard, and they feel
a need to demonstrate their dissatisfaction with a justice system
that too often produces unjust
results where African-Americans
are concerned. The Tea Party said
they didn’t feel heard either, and
thanks to our latest election, we
will certainly hear from them
now. Already their leaders are
selling wolf tickets and offering
rhetorical smackdowns. What can
the young people protesting in the
streets of Oakland learn from the
Tea Party? What can President
Obama learn?
It is this learning that will shape
the next two years and the outcome of the 2012 election.
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BY GREG MATHIS
In a significant sign of progress on the higher education
front, financial aid has increased
dramatically since the Obama
administration took office. In
the past year, students received
$28 billion in Pell Grants —
that’s $10 billion more than
was issued the previous year.
This news makes it clear the
federal government is mindful
of the rising costs of a college education and willing to
invest to provide an opportunity for anyone willing to put
in the work to obtain a degree.
Pell Grants are federally funded grants awarded to those who
demonstrate a financial need. In
the past, the number of institutional grants — awarded by universities to students for a variety
of reasons (not only financial) —
surpassed those awarded by the
government. Last year, however,
more government grants were
issued. Additionally, the amount
available to individual students
and families has increased. The
government provided, on average, of approximately $3,600 in
grants for low-income students
and allows middle class families to claim education tax credits. In the last year, however,
approximately $3,400 in federal
grants were awarded to students
at two-year colleges, $6,100 to
those at public four-year schools,
and $16,000 to those attending
private four-year institutions.
This increased funding, which
students don’t have to pay back,
opens up the door of higher
education to more students than
ever before, despite increasing
tuition costs. According to the
College Board, the average instate student at a public fouryear university pays more than
$16,000 a year in tuition and
room and board. After the grant
money is applied, the balance
can be paid through family contributions, work study programs,
and/or student loans. A financially savvy student could opt
to live at home while attending college, eliminating fees for
room and board. This would
lower their costs significantly
and, in many cases, result in no
out of pocket expenses. With the
economy forcing many of those
in the middle class into uncertain financial conditions, this
increase in college funding could
not have come at a better time.
Many critics complain this
elevated education spending, in conjunction with other
investments, created a national
budget deficit that will negatively impact future generations. Nothing could be further
from the truth. As more and
more Americans receive college
degrees, this country will be
able to once again compete in
the global marketplace. Business
sectors will grow as the pool
of qualified, educated workers
grows. The Obama administration has wisely chosen to invest
in education and, by doing so, it
is investing in America’s future.
Television
personality Judge Greg Mathis
is an NNPA columnist.
Photo by Gary McCarthy
The killing of Oscar Grant has drawn multicultural protests in Los Angeles since his trial was moved here from Oakland, amid
fears that the policeman who shot the unarmed African-American man could not receive a fair trial in or near Oakland.
‘Welcome to America,’ says mother of slain man
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and friends — along with a
number of protesters supporting
them — made it clear they were
frustrated by the outcome. The
victim’s uncle, Cephus Johnson,
declared that the sentence proves
the criminal justice system is
“racist,” and said “the … system
is saying ‘Yes, Oscar is at fault.’”
One man was ejected from
the courtroom shortly after 9
a.m. for a verbal outburst. By
10:30 a.m., a protester was led
away in handcuffs for allegedly
starting a fight outside the courthouse. That incident drew a rush
of officers from the ninth floor
of the Clara Shortridge Foltz
Criminal Justice Center; by the
time a Wave reporter reached
the first floor, there were more
than 20 officers — some riding Segways — responding to the “Code 4” incident.
The day began with Perry
hearing motions from Rains
and Alameda County Assistant
District Attorney David Stein.
Rains built his case by describing similar incidents in which
“seven other officers before
[Mehserle] had ... mistakenly
drew and fired [their] gun,” said
motion statements. Mehserle
has maintained that he meant
to use a Taser, not his service
revolver, when he fired at Grant,
who was lying on his stomach.
After returning from a brief
break, Perry then heard testimony from Mehserle and five of
Grant’s family members: his aunt,
mother, fiancée, sister and uncle.
Wearing an orange jumpsuit
and shackled around his waist
and wrists, Mehserle gave a
teary-eyed, 15-minute speech in
which he apologized to the public and other police officers. His
actions, he said, have widened
mistrust between communities
and the law enforcement officers
who serve them. Additionally,
he took some responsibility for
acting with haste, and said that if
incarceration will bring safety to
his family, then he will be willing to serve jail time. He said he
and members of his family have
been subjected to death threats.
Mehserle added that his time
in jail thus far has been unnerving because fellow inmates have
been given what is known as
the “green light” — where any
inmate, regardless of gang affiliation, has the authority to take
his life without repercussions.
“I wish I could bring Oscar
Grant back, but I know it’s
not possible,” Mehserle stated, according to StreetGangs.
com writer Alex Alonso, who
was inside the courtroom.
Members of Grant’s family,
who urged the judge to impose
the maximum sentence, still
considered his killing to be a
murder. “I beg of you to sentence him to 14 years,” Grant’s
mother, Wanda Johnson, pleaded
to the judge. By the time a
second break was called, she
appeared exhausted, sobbing
in a hallway while being comforted by family and friends.
Before the verdict, Cephus
Johnson was not hopeful. “The
judge is giving the indication
that he has already made up
his mind,” he told The Wave.
Family friend Jack Bryson
said he felt a lot of “anxiety.”
Their distress followed an
admission by Perry that he was
uncomfortable with the instructions he gave to the jury on a
gun enhancement charge that
the panel added to the involuntary manslaughter verdict.
Perry eventually dropped the
gun enhancement, which would
have meant a mandatory three to
10 year prison sentence; involuntary manslaughter convictions
call for sentences ranging from
probation to four years in prison.
The two verdicts are in conflict because one suggests that
Mehserle intended to use his
weapon, while the other suggests
that it was purely accidental.
“Now we have to suffer for
his mistake,” Cephus Johnson
said, adding that the family does not have the right to
appeal the court’s decision or
formally request a new trial.
Before handing down the
sentence, Perry remarked that
probation might be appropriate, enraging several friends
of Grant — including Jackie
Bryson, who was on the platform
with Grant the night he died
— and prompting them to burst
through the courtroom doors.
Perry then quickly noted that
“jail time is appropriate, too.”
After the verdict was
announced, a Wave reporter witnessed a conversation between
Grant’s mother and several supporters as they expressed disbelief. “Welcome to America,”
Wanda Johnson said. “If it
would have been a Black man,
he would have been in jail.”
At least 40 demonstrators showed their outrage,
chanting “Mehserle guilty,
guilty! The whole damn
system is guilty, guilty!”
Attorney John Burris, who
represented the family, said the
sentence sent a clear message
to African-Americans that their
lives are not valuable and can be
taken without just cause or sufficient consequences. “The analogy has been made that Michael
Vick received four years for
brutality towards dogs,” Burris
said. “Mr. Grant’s life was taken
wrongfully through a shot in the
back — and at most, his killer
gets two years. What is the justice in this kind of situation?”
At the very least, Burris added,
Mehserle should have received
the aggravated term of four years,
since the gun charge was thrown
out. It “would have been more of
an illustration and indication that
the conduct he engaged in was
wrongful,” he said. “But not even
that. From the family’s point of
view, what you take from that
is Oscar Grant’s life was essentially not worth very much.”
Despite the disappointment,
Burris said a small step was
made, acknowledging that had
the incident never been videotaped, the defendant may not
have seen one day in court. He
then accused Perry of being “an
apologist for Mehserle,” and said
the judge’s analysis was heavily
weighed in favor of the defense.
Said Grant’s best friend,
Johntue Caldwell, who was also
on the platform and filed a $5
million federal civil rights lawsuit against BART in January:
“I still have haunting images
in my head from that night.”
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By Betty Pleasant
HARD TASKMISTRESS? — Widely circulated criticism of
37th District Rep. Laura Richardson’s management style — some
going back to when she was on the Long Beach City Council
— are coming to a head now, as the House Ethics Committee
launched an investigation into complaints filed in September by
several of her district and Washington, D.C., staff members accusing her of employee abuse and misuse.
Richardson is reputed to have one of the highest — if not the
highest — turnover of employees in the House of Representatives.
This year alone, seven staffers have left her employ. Three were
terminated, Terry Valdez, Teng Fang and Lala something, as
Richardson’s staff has been forbidden to give me her last name.
The others left on their own accord, including her D.C. communications deputy, Jeffrey Billington, who departed the Richardson
gulag just the other day.
Clifford Stoddard, an investigator for the House Committee on
Standards of Official Conduct [Ethics Committee] interviewed the
employees in Richardson’s Long Beach office a couple of weeks
ago. I called Stoddard in Washington seeking information about his
investigation and he told me: “I can’t talk about it. I am legally forbidden to discuss this with you because what we do is not public.”
I asked him if he could confirm or deny that he is investigating Richardson. “I cannot,” he said. Granted, Richardson’s staff
and I have been discussing their formal complaints and issues
since Oct. 8, but I still needed confirmation that the U.S. House of
Representatives is taking them seriously. Toward that end, I spoke
with Richardson Tuesday and the first thing out of her mouth was:
“There is no ethics investigation. They just had somebody interviewing my staff.”
That is confirmation. On Wednesday, I received a copy of a
confidential e-mail sent to Richardson’s staff in mid-October from
the U.S. House Committee on Standards of Official Conduct. The
e-mail is captioned: “Investigation of Certain Allegations Related
to Campaign Activities.” The e-mail goes on to state: “Pursuant
to rule 18(a), the committee has authorized counsel to conduct
interviews, collect records and other documentation...” So, despite
Richardson’s denial and Stoddard’s zipped lip, I think it’s safe to
say, yeah, she’s being investigated.
Richardson’s district employees told me that they told Stoddard
the congresswoman is abusive, cusses them out, intimidates them,
forces them, under threat of termination, to work her re-election
campaign each weekday evening from 6 to 9 p.m. and all day on
the weekends from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. This is on top of their normal
working hours which end at 6 p.m. People in her D.C. office complained to the Ethics Committee about a fundraiser Richardson
held for which she could not afford to hire people to serve, so she
forced her staff to serve at the event. Richardson told me her staffers volunteered for such extra work.
I asked if she forced them to volunteer. “No, I did not force them
to volunteer,” she answered. She further stated: “I am an extremely
hard worker and I expect the people I work with to work hard, too.
Not everybody wants to work hard.” She said this whole “noninvestigation” resulted from the Soulvine column I wrote sometime
ago questioning whether Richardson’s involvement of Ken Miller,
her press deputy, and Eric Boyd, her district director, in her re-election campaign activities was a violation of the Hatch Act, as well
as a complaint filed by one disgruntled member of her D.C. staff.
“That’s what this is all about,” the congresswoman asserted.
Richardson’s staff admitted that Stoddard had the Soulvine column
and began his questioning with its contents, but they said their
responses led to full disclosures of what life as a Laura Richardson
employee is really like.
“I told him how abusive the congresswoman is and how she
intimidates and coerces employees into doing whatever she sees fit,
even if it means breaking the law,” one staffer said. “For our interviews with Stoddard, the congresswoman offered us the services
of an attorney that she would pay for,” the staffer continued. “But
we didn’t use him because we figured she’d renege on paying him
and we’d be stuck with the legal bill. And besides, we didn’t do
anything wrong. We didn’t need an attorney — she did,” the staffer
said.
A couple of months ago, one of Richardson’s House colleagues
told me that House Speaker Nancy Pelosi called Richardson into
her office and chewed her out about her behavior. Pelosi allegedly
instructed Richardson to get her stuff together, clean up her act,
stay out of the newspapers because her antics were making the
whole Democratic Party look bad. I asked Richardson if such a
meeting had been held between her and Pelosi.
She said no. “Such a meeting never occurred. She never spoke to
me about that. After all, she’s the speaker and she doesn’t do that
kind of thing.”
Late Tuesday night, I received a call from Congresswoman-elect
Karen Bass, whom Richardson had obviously enlisted to persuade
me not to write this column, knowing how close Bass and I are.
After I finished yelling and screaming about the audacity of such
a call, the first words out of Bass’ mouth was: “There is no investigation.” I heaved a sigh and said: “If not, then why did an Ethics
Committee person interview Laura’s staff?”
Bass was audibly surprised by this information and asked, “They
interviewed her staff?” I said, “Yeah, but she didn’t tell you that,
did she?” Then Bass proceeded to tell me how well Richardson is
regarded in Congress and of her great deeds in Washington, etc.
etc. etc. Then I asked: “If she’s so well regarded in Congress, why
did Pelosi summon her to her office and read her the riot act about
her behavior?” Then Bass said: “Well after that, she got better!” I
rest my case.
There is a lot more and worse stuff being alleged against
Richardson which I can’t go into right now but I will discuss it as
this investigation proceeds and as I get more people to speak on
the record. But I did promise Richardson that I would include here
today one complete statement from her. Here it is: “I have quite a
few staff members working for me over 10 years [namely, Daysha
Austin, whom the other staffers detest] and I think they would tell
you that I take care of the people who work for me. We work very
hard.”
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Ghettophysics 101 Productions
E. Raymond Brown, right, is the creative and intellectual force behind a thought-provoking documentary that employs animation, dramatization and interviews with scholars and others.
Pimp my
education
In “Ghettophysics,” E.
Raymond Brown applies
street terrminology to
world affairs.
BY OLU ALEMORU
“A
STAFF WRITER
ll the world’s
a stage and all
men and women
merely playas,”
Shakespeare might have said if he
was around today.
Forgive the hubris in pimping
the English bard’s classic line
in worldly connectivity, but it
might be an apt metaphor for a
thought-provoking documentary,
“Ghettophysics: Will the Real
Pimps and Ho’s Please Stand
Up.”
A collaboration between multihyphenate author, director, lecturer and musician E. Raymond
Brown and producer/director
William Arntz (“What the Bleep
Do We Know?”), the indie film is
in limited release.
“Ghettophysics” is also based
on Raymond’s self-published
2002 underground publishing hit,
“Will the Real Pimps and Hos
Please Stand Up — Peeping the
Multi-Leveled Global Game.”
Marrying his deep interest in
geopolitics, philosophy, metaphysics and pan-Africanism with
his hip-hop-infused knowledge of
street and Black culture, Raymond
sets forth a cinematic essay to
examine the real world.
Thus, “Ghettophysics” shows us
the archetypal “pimp” or manipulation game, and how people consciously or unconsciously pros-
titute their humanity for money,
power, status, patriotism and even
spiritual salvation.
The spectrum of the use of the
term pimp and ho (short for prostitute) is dissected on many levels.
Employing the kind of satiric
wit that has been the hallmark
of documentarians like Michael
Moore, Raymond frames his thesis through dramatization, animation and interviews with noted
(and not-so-noted) thinkers.
Those include the scholar Dr.
Cornel West, former congresswoman Cynthia McKinney, rapper KRS-One, television titan
Norman Lear and John Perkins,
the author of “Confessions of a
Economic Hitman: How the U.S
Uses Globalization to Cheat Poor
Countries out of Trillions.”
At the other end of the intellectual gamut, the film interweaves
footage of a colorful cast of characters attending Chicago’s infamous Playa’s Ball with names
such as Filmore Slim, Hook da
Crook, Mac Breed and Lo Da
Show.
So, for instance in the macroeconomic sense, the so-called
First World has pimped the developing world into giant loans for
development, but many of those
loans — which the countries can
never repay — end up serving the
business interests of the donors.
They are getting royally played.
And according to Raymond,
Dick Cheney pimped the entire
U.S. nation by manipulating the
country into a war with Saddam
Hussein so he could make billions
for his buddies at Halliburton.
In expounding on his theory,
Raymond also, irreverently,
applies his theory to historical
figures ranging from Dr. Martin
Luther King Jr. to Adolf Hitler.
“My background was in the
political and cultural diaspora,
but then I also became interested
in Jungian analysis and archetypal psychology and mythology,” explained Los Angeles native
Raymond, who majored in panAfrican studies at Cal State Long
Beach. “When I started to look
at urban, hip hop culture from
my own musical background and
how terminology was being used,
I realized that the analysis hadn’t
been put forth and was all over
the place.”
He added: “You had corporate
America capitalizing on hip-hop
with commercials for ‘pimp my
Whopper’ or ‘pimp my iPod’ and
figures like Snoop Dog selling
Cadillacs.”
Raymond also recalled that the
start of the seven-year conflict
in Iraq really set him off. “The
framework of the book hit me
all at once,” he said. “The Bush
administration was talking about
weapons of mass destruction. It
was like he was talking to me personally as if I was a dumb ho. So
the book came together looking
at this whole, multi-level global
game.”
Taking his own thesis of selfreliance at heart, Raymond proceeded to take a course in selfpublishing and followed the independent route again in making
the film.
“I managed to get Dr. West in
2005, and then I did a pilot draft
and mixed in a lot of devices:
talking heads, skits, animation,
classroom stuff to see how we
could blend the humor and bring
the rawness of the streets.”
Luckily for Raymond, who was
speaking from the east coast on a
promotional tour for the movie, it
seems to be paying off. “We’ve
done a lot of media,” he said.
“We’re getting out in the blogosphere and in the intelligentsia and
college circuit.”
‘I didn’t leave anything out’
Q&A from page A1
she coped with a difficult decade.
When did you start the book
and how did you come up with
the title?
Whenever I write I think I am
guided by a higher source and
I always get the title first. So, I
came up with the title and then
realized I was writing about how
I was standing on cracked foundations when I inherited what I
received from my parents and
caregivers. I started the book in
2006, three years after the death of
my daughter and after reading her
journals. She had about 10 years’
worth and as I read I discovered
that she had a different experience
to what I thought she had. In some
places I was absolutely horrified
to learn that my daughter, my best
friend and business partner, saw
me in a different light. For the past
24 years I’d been writing about
all these principles and practices
and connections to God only to
realize that my own were rocky
and shaky.”
Did you have any fears dredging up such a painful past and
was there anything that you felt
you couldn’t include?
Oh my God, no … I didn’t
leave anything out; about my marriage, how I built my career. But
it’s all about awareness, you know
understanding what your life’s
purpose is. My daughter was a
short-timer, she wasn’t destined to
be here forever. In terms of what
happened with Oprah, mine was
a lack of vision and I speak about
that in the book. It was a very
clear line for me that I didn’t see
at the time because so many times
we walk around with a distorted
vision. Oprah was in alignment
to who I was and the other people
that I went off with to do my show
were not. But I didn’t see that. I
saw it as an opportunity for me to
stand on my own; just like when a
2-year-old stands up to walk and
they really think they can get up
and down the stairs. I was a baby
in TV and I didn’t know anything
about it. So, I went into it trying
to do television as opposed to just
trying to be Iyanla and I lost sight
of my vision.
Do you think faith and religion
are too embedded in the AfricanAmerican culture? I’m thinking
in particular about the Bishop
Long allegations in Atlanta.
I understand what you’re saying, but I see it a little differently.
I place the responsibility squarely
on each and every individual, so
here are some questions I would
ask about that: What if the man
is truly loving, devoted and honors God? What if he is that and
he is attracted to men? I don’t
know if any of it [these allegations] are true, but would we
allow him to tell the truth or
would we judge him and discard
him as unacceptable because of
his sexual orientation? Because
from my own pathology, what
I’ve learned is that people lie to
gain acceptance and lie to avoid
losing love. And what if those
young men are not telling the
truth? How will the bishop ever
recover from this because we live
in a salacious society where we
love a good scandal? If they are
not telling the truth, what makes
our young people think they can
achieve monetary gain from a lie?
Where did they learn that? The
other thing, if they are telling the
truth, what was going on in their
families, their schools, their communities where they didn’t feel
safe to express what they were
going through?
What are your hopes for the
new book?
I hope the book represents yet
another new opportunity to skate
into the lives, the hearts, minds
and souls of people. I’d like to
telecast that message because
what I realized is that people got
caught up in me being in entertainment — oh she has an album,
another book — and some place
they missed the teachings and the
lessons. So my purpose is to drive
down those lessons because we’re
living in a time where everything
is changing, people are searching and questioning and in some
cases freaking out. What I want to
say to them is you need to focus.
Here’s how you do it; I know it’s
hard, but sometimes you’ve got
to give up the house. You know
when we all lived in the bottom
of the ship we held on to each
other to survive. Now we own
townhouses and we want to commit suicide.
So what’s your life like now?
I live peacefully in Maryland
and I’m not holding on to anything. I have something to offer
[with my new work] and I’m
going to make it available and
whoever shows up, shows up.
If no one does, then fine. I’ll
spend my days watching “Law
and Order” reruns, making scrapbooks and soap — because that’s
what brings me joy.
Dancing their way into spotlight
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ick Fox (top left, with his girlfriend,
actress Eliza Dushku), the former
Lakers star-turned actor and television
personality, was eliminated last week from
“Dancing with the Stars,” in a move that his
professional partner Cheryl Burke said was “the
most shocking elimination I’ve been through
in 10 seasons.” He is now rumored to be in the
cast of the action drama “Paradi$e.” Clockwise
from top right, more stars running a full-court
press: legendary singer Gladys Knight, who
will join Kanye West, Jessica Simpson and
Juanes on the list of performers for the Macy’s
Thanksgiving Day Parade; Brandy, who is
CALENDAR
still alive on “DWTS,” has two big-time projects due in 2011: the release of her yet-to-betitled sixth solo album, and a second season
of the VH1 reality series “Brandy and Ray J:
A Family Business,” which will chronicle the
making of “R&B” — a musical collaboration
with her brother; and Academy Award-winning actor Morgan Freeman (accompanied at
a recent event by his production partner, Lori
McCreary) has several projects in the works:
the sure-blockbuster “The Dark Knight Rises”
(due in 2012) and next year’s family-friendly
drama “Dolphin Tale,” which co-stars Ashley
Judd, Kris Kristofferson and Harry Connick Jr.
Compiled by
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LOVING HERSELF
The “American Idol” winner and eight-time Grammy nominated Fantasia Monique Barrino knows a few things
about winning. Following her triumph in the 2004 edition of “American Idol,” the song “I Believe” made her the first
recording artist in history to debut at No. 1 on the Billboard charts with a debut single. Her album “Free Yourself” was
certified platinum, while the follow-up, 2006’s “Fantasia,” featured the No. 1 R&B hit “When I See U.” To Fantasia,
life and music can never be separated. So when the 26-year-old titled her third album “Back to Me,” she was making
her current goals, both creative and personal, crystal clear — telling the world, that this album, was going to be all her.
She’s bringing her “Back to Me” Tour to Los Angeles for one show only with R&B crooners Eric Benet and Kandi as
her opening acts. Nov. 24. Club Nokia, 1111 S. Figueroa St., Los Angeles. (213) 765-7001
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COLLEGE FOOTBALL
Former Leuzinger High School
star Mark Rodgers earned Great
West Conference offensive player of the week honors for the
second time this season after
a big game in Cal Poly, San Luis
Obispo’s come-from-behind 3824 win over South Dakota.
The Hawthorne native rushed
for 235 yards on 15 carries and
scored on runs of 44 and 74
yards.
A transfer from West Virginia,
Rodgers’ rushing total is the
best in the conference this season and gives him a conferenceleading 780 yards for the year.
He also threw a pass out
of the wildcat formation, completing it for seven yards, and
returned three kickoffs an average of 31 yards, including a
45-yarder.
COLLEGE VOLLEYBALL
Cal State L.A. middle blocker
Marquis Mora has been named
the California Collegiate Athletic
Association women’s volleyball
player of the week.
The sophomore from Rancho
Cucamonga combined for 33
kills, 12 blocks and had a .508
attack percentage in matches
against Cal State Dominguez
Hills, Cal State East Bay and UC
San Diego.
COLLEGE BASKETBALL
Former Dominguez High
School standout Jordan Hamilton
scored 26 points and grabbed
10 rebounds to lead Texas to an
83-52 victory over Navy Monday
in the season opener for both
schools.
Hamilton hit 10 of 17 field
goal attempts, including three of
eight from 3-point range.
COLLEGE SOCCER
The Cal State L.A. women’s
soccer team has earned the No.
4 seed in the six-team NCAA
Division II Far West Regional.
The Golden Eagles (15-31) play No. 5 Montana StateBillings at 3 p.m. Thursday in
Seattle. The winner takes on
No. 2 Seattle Pacific (15-1-2)
Saturday.
CCAA champion San Francisco
State (11-4-5) plays UC San
Diego (14-2-3) in another firstround game Thursday. The winner faces top-seed BYU-Hawaii
Saturday.
COLLEGE SOCCER
Loyola Marymount senior
Rafael Baca, who prepped at
Inglewood Animo Leadership
Charter High School, has earned
his second career West Coast
Conference player of the week
award for men’s soccer.
Baca had his third career twogoal game in the Lions’ 3-1 win
over Portland, then helped them
move into a tie for first place in
a 3-2 victory over Gonzaga. The
Lions trailed 2-0 before coming
back to defeat Gonzaga.
He is third on LMU’s career
points list with 55 and fourth in
career goals with 19.
COLLEGE SOCCER
UCLA sophomore forward
Chandler Hoffman is the Pac-10
player of the week for men’s
soccer.
In his first start of the season, Hoffman had two goals as
the Bruins won road games at
Washington and Oregon State
to stay alive in the conference
race.
No. 9 UCLA (13-4-1, 7-2) close
the regular season at San Diego
State Saturday.
A9
Sentinels
set sights
on Ocean
grid title
B r i e f s
COLLEGE FOOTBALL
USC safety T.J. McDonald and
UCLA place kicker Kai Forbath
took player of the week honors
in the Pac-10.
McDonald, a sophomore,
earned defensive honors afterrecording a game-high 13 tackles and blocking a punt in the
Trojans’ 34-33 win over Arizona
State. He also blocked another
punt and downed a punt at the
Arizona State four-yard line.
Forbath took special teams
honors for his 51-yard field
goal as time expired to give
the Bruins a 17-14 victory over
Oregon State.
Stanford quarterback Andrew
Luck is offensive player of the
week. He threw for 293 yards
and two TDs in a 42-17 win over
Arizona.
Thursday, November 11, 2010
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Wave Staff
Inglewood High School, which
clinched a share of the Ocean
League football title last week,
can nail it down outright Friday
against its crosstown rivals.
The Sentinels (7-2, 4-0) close
the regular season by taking on
Morningside (1-8, 0-4) at Coleman Stadium. A victory and they
go into the Southern Section playoffs as the league’s No. 1 entry.
Their 42-0 rout of Hawthorne
last Friday got them at least a
share of the crown. Kyle Evans
(19 carries for 160 yards and two
touchdowns) and Patrick Onwuasor (four catches for 105 yards
and a TD) led the way.
Evans goes into Friday’s game
with 1,162 yards and 12 TDs
rushing.
Onwuasor, with 31 catches for
587 yards and six TDs, is the top
receiver.
In another Ocean League game
Friday, Hawthorne (2-7, 1-3) is
Photo by Rob Helfman at Santa Monica (5-4, 2-2). Santa
Crenshaw High School’s De’Anthony Thomas (16) is confronted by Locke safety Tony Bell on a carry in Friday’s Monica and Culver City (5-4, 22) are tied for third, a game back
game. Crenshaw won, 42-0.
of second-place Beverly Hills (63, 3-1).
Mission League
Serra (9-0, 4-0), which clinched
a share of the Mission League title
with its 35-21 win over Chaminade last week, travels to CathePrep football: Dorsey
dral (5-4, 1-3) Friday.
and Crenshaw collide
The Cavaliers, averaging 40.4
points per game, are getting big
THE MATCHUP
BY RON GUILD
Crenshaw (7-2, 4-0) vs.
seasons from SMU-bound quarSTAFF WRITER
Dorsey (9-0, 4-0)
terback Conner Preston, who
at Jackie Robinson Stadium,
De’Anthony Thomas said he
has completed 67.3 percent of
7 p.m. Friday
is treating Friday’s Coliseum
his passes for 2,469 yards and 26
STAT STARS
League showdown between
TDs, and super wide receivers
PASSING
George Farmer (40 catches for
Crenshaw and Dorsey high
Dorsey
schools as just another game.
Joseph Gray 132-213 2,434 1,011 yards, 12 TDs) and Marqise
Lee (31 for 950 yards, 13 TDs).
yards, 28 TDs
But the 7 p.m. contest at JackCrenshaw
Shaquille Richard gives them
ie Robinson Stadium between
Jerry McConico 49-94 853 balance on the ground with 1,077
the defending City Section Diviyards, 12 TDs
yards and 12 TDs rushing.
sion I champion Cougars (7-2,
RUSHING
Equally impressive is the Serra
4-0) and Dorsey (9-0, 4-0) hardDorsey
ly qualifies as simply the latest
Steven Smith 34 carries for 297 defense, which is led by linemen David Maola (54 tackles, 14
game on the schedule.
yards
Keith Lakey 39 carries for 289 sacks) and Jason Gibson (50 tack“It should be a good game and
yards, 14 total TDs
les, 6.5 sacks).
there’s going to be a lot of hype,
Crenshaw
Cathedral is led by quarterback
but I’m trying to look at it as just
De’Anthony Thomas 81 carries Hayden Rettig (2,077 yards, 16
another game,” he said followfor 908 yards, 13 TDs
TDs) and receiver Kristaan Ivory
ing Friday’s 42-0 rout of Locke.
Marquise Thompson 16 carries
(50 catches for 589 yards, three
Thomas, regarded as one of
for 209 yards, 2 TDs
TDs, 327 yards rushing).
RECEIVING
the nation’s top preps and a USC
Pioneer League
Dorsey
commit, as well, will be one of
A Northwest Division playoff
Domonique Harris 29 catches
the central figures in Friday’s
Photo by Rob Helfman for 497 yards, 5 TDs
berth
will be on the line when
game that is also important as
Marvin Hall 23 for 561 yards, Centennial (4-5, 2-2) travels to
far as seeding purposes are con- Locke High School quarterback Daquione Hardy tries to 8 TDs
Lawndale (1-8, 0-4) Friday.
cerned in the upcoming playoffs. hold off a charging Junior Alexis of Crenshaw.
Jaydon Mickens 23 for 308
The Apaches are tied for third
The winner is the likely No. 1 of sophomores and freshman caught by Pierre Romain. Qu- yards, 1 TD
with
El Segundo (6-3, 2-2), who
seed and the loser could also breaking in,” Thomas said. “But juan Floyd had a pair of short Crenshaw
they defeated, 17-10 last Friday.
Justin
Johnson
27
catches
for
make a case for No. 2.
scoring runs.
now we’re rolling.”
El Segundo is at South Torrance
119 yards, TD
Nobody is playing better than
It’s been a roller-coaster run Marquise Thompson 21 catches (8-1, 4-0) Friday.
In the win over Locke, in
Crenshaw at the moment.
In the win over El Segundo,
which a running clock was used for coach Wayne Crawford at for 429 yards, 5 TDs
Since a five-point loss at North
Wesley Perkins carried 19 times
Locke, which is 4-5 overall and DEFENSE
the
entire
second
half,
Thomas
Gwinnett, Ga. (which is 10-0 to
for 125 yards and a TD. Perkins
1-3 in league during an injury- Dorsey
Matthew Lyons 77 tackles, 4 in- scored the game-winning TD on a
date) and a four-point setback at scored touchdowns on a 41-yard
plagued
season
for
the
Saints.
terceptions
Norco (7-2), the Cougars have run and 59-yard punt return,
15-yard fumble return.
Crawford was down to backup Jeremiah Allison 17 sacks
plowed through opponents by caught a pass for 15 yards and
Arturo Turan added a 25-yard
JV quarterback Justin Dottery Crenshaw
scores of 46-0, 50-3, 50-7, 46-7, even completed two passes for
fi
eld
goal for Centennial.
Qujuan
Floyd
54
tackles
for the Crenshaw game because
27 yards.
55-0 and 76-0.
Davonte Smith 53 tackles
San Gabriel Valley League
of
injuries
to
Ronnie
MckaJerry McConico and Mar“When we played in GeorJunior Alexis 51 tackles, 5
Dominguez (8-1, 4-0), which
gia, the team chemistry was not quis Thompson each had scor- mie (season-ending broken leg sacks
has clinched its first San Gabriel
See CITY on page A12 James Brock 50 tackles
there yet because we had a lot ing passes, both of which were
Valley League title since 2007,
closes out the regular season Friday by hosting Lynwood (2-7, 04).
The Dons, who could be the top
seed in the upcoming Western Division playoffs, are coming off a
52-14 rout of Paramount in what
the
7:05
mark.
JC football: QB has five
is just their latest impressive perIn the overtime, Gregory Norformance.
TD passes
wood (10 carries for 79 yards)
They pounded Gahr, 55-6 and
scored the game-winning points
BY RON GUILD
Downey, 42-7 the previous two
on a 12-yard run.
STAFF WRITER
weeks.
Alexander had a pair of scorThe team is getting healthy,
Behind quarterback Shashaun ing passes to Shaw (six catches
which
bodes well for the playAlexander, L.A. Southwest Col- for 72 yards), a 50-yarder to
offs.
lege put on a furious fourth-quar- Dana Reed (five for 103 yards),
They’ve been led offensively
ter rally to catch and final defeat one to Tim Carter (one yard) and
by
quarterback Chris Brown, who
L.A. Valley, 63-56 in overtime one to Agent Alexander (30).
has
thrown for 564 yards and
in a wild American Division Pa- Carter also had a 72-yard scorseven
TDs and rushed for another
cific Conference football game ing run.
319 yards.
Saturday.
Davon Manning had seven
It’s been running back-by-comAlexander, who completed 27 receptions for 102 yards for the
mittee with lots of contributors
of 45 passes for 354 yards and Cougars.
to the ground attack. Devonte
five touchdowns and also rushed
Glendale visits Southwest at 6
Carter is the top rusher with 410
for 52 yards and a score, was a p.m. Saturday.
yards, followed by Will Gregory
big reason the host Cougars were
L.A. Harbor 53,
with 367 and seven TDs. John
able to improve to 4-5 overall
Antelope Valley 48
Bell is the leading receiver with
and 2-3 in conference. Valley is
John White rushed for 228
15 catches for 333 yards and six
6-3 overall, 4-1 in conference.
yards and two TDs on 15 carscores.
With Southwest trailing, Al- ries and Zach Zolin added anDefensively, senior linebacker
exander threw a 12-yard scor- other 169 yards and a TD on 19
Jamie Turner (88 tackles), senior
ing pass to Hajee Shaw to trim carries to lead L.A. Harbor past
defensive back Aaron Williams
the Valley lead to seven points, Antelope Valley, 53-48 in a CenPhoto by Mario Villegas (64 tackles, 10 passes defended,
then the quarterback capped a tral Division West Conference
two interceptions) and defensive
ECC Compton quarterback Lamonta Green (Locke High back Stanley Taylor Jr. (68 tack16-play, 76-yard drive with a
See JC on page A12 School grad) is sacked by East L.A.’s Julian Coleman.
five-yard run to tie the score at
les) are among the standouts.
Showdown has arrived
Showdown time
in the Coliseum
Alexander keys wild
win for Southwest
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FICTITIOUS BUSINESS
NAME STATEMENT
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The following person(s) is (are) doing business
as:
BET-El Corporation Company, 423 East 108th
St., Los Angeles, CA 90061, County of Los
Angeles
Registered owner(s):
Jose E. Arana, 423 East 108th St., Los Angeles,
CA 90061
This business is conducted by an individual
The registrant commenced to transact business
under the fictitious business name or names listed
above on 5/29/08
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.)
S/ Jose E. Arana
This statement was filed with the County Clerk of
Los Angeles on October 26, 2010.
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
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FICTITIOUS BUSINESS
NAME STATEMENT
File No. 20101513437
The following person(s) is (are) doing business
as:
Sinful Sweets, 3010 W. 84th Place, Inglewood,
CA 90305, County of Los Angeles
Registered owner(s):
Asia Abdel-Razek, 3010 W. 84th Place, Inglewood,
CA 90305
This business is conducted by an individual
The registrant commenced to transact business
under the fictitious business name or names listed
above on 10/20/10
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.)
S/ Asia Abdel-Razek
This statement was filed with the County Clerk of
Los Angeles on October 22, 2010
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).
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FICTITIOUS BUSINESS
NAME STATEMENT
File No. 20101554254
The following person(s) is (are) doing business
as:
Washhouse Hoops Alumni Association,
327 E. 119th St., LA, CA 90061, County of Los
Angeles
Registered owner(s):
Alonzo Price, 10526 Dehaven Ave., Pacoima,
CA 91331
Barnabas James, 9028 S. Hoover St., Los
Angeles, CA 90044.
This business is conducted by a General
Partnership
The registrant commenced to transact business
under the fictitious business name or names listed
above on N/A
I declare that all information in this statement is
true and correct. (A registrant who declares as
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is guilty of a crime.)
S/ Alonzo Price, Co-Owner
This statement was filed with the County Clerk of
Los Angeles on October 29, 2010
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).
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FICTITIOUS BUSINESS
NAME STATEMENT
File No. 20101533256
The following person(s) is (are) doing business
as:
Fish’s Wild Fish Grill & More, 1441 W. Knox
Street, Torrance, CA 90501, County of LA
Articles of Incorporation or Organization Number:
AI #ON: 3323898
Registered owner(s):
R&T Uniwealth Inc., 1441 W. Knox Street #500,
Torrance, CA 90501
This business is conducted by a Corporation
The registrant commenced to transact business
under the fictitious business name or names listed
above on 12/01/2010
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.)
R & T Uniwealth Inc.
S/ Tommy Huang, President
This statement was filed with the County Clerk of
Los Angeles on October 26, 2010
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).
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NAME STATEMENT
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The following person(s) is (are) doing business
as:
(1) Watkins Realty & Investments, (2) Sunrise
Property Management, 8405 Pershing Dr.,
#407, Playa Del Rey, CA 90293.
Registered owner(s):
4 A Enterprises, Inc., 8405 Pershing Dr., #407,
Playa Del Rey, CA 90293.
This business is conducted by a Corporation.
The registrant commenced to transact business
under the fictitious business name or names listed
above on N/A.
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.)
4A Enterprises, Inc.
S/ Martin Watkins, President
This statement was filed with the County Clerk of
Los Angeles on October 22, 2010.
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).
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The following person(s) is (are) doing business
as:
1. Hey Girl Who Does Your Hair, 2. Hey Girl
Hair, 3. Who Does Your Hair, 3114 W. 52nd St.,
L.A., CA 90043, County of LA
Registered owner(s):
Airrika Delgardo Davis, 3114 W. 52nd St., L.A.,
CA 90043
This business is conducted by an Individual
The registrant commenced to transact business
under the fictitious business name or names listed
above on N/A
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.)
S/ Airrika Davis, CEO
This statement was filed with the County Clerk of
Los Angeles on September 29, 2010
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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).
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FICTITIOUS BUSINESS
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File No. 20101483748
The following person(s) is (are) doing business
as:
ACCU Medical Claims, 1275 S. La Brea #114,
Inglewood, Calif. 90301, County of Los Angeles.
Registered owner(s):
Lenville H. Tucker, 11007 Wilkie Ave., Inglewood,
Calif. 90303.
Morris J. Bernstein, 5867 Orlando Ave., Los
Angeles, CA 90056.
This business is conducted by a Limited
Partnership.
The registrant commenced to transact business
under the fictitious business name or names listed
above on N/A.
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.)
S/ Lenville H. Tucker
Morris J. Bernstein
This statement was filed with the County Clerk of
Los Angeles on October 18, 2010.
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).
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FICTITIOUS BUSINESS
NAME STATEMENT
File No. 20101474787
The following person(s) is (are) doing business
as:
Specific Nutrition Consulting Service, 5436 So
Crenshaw, LA, CA 90043, County of LA
Registered owner(s):
Gloria Sanyika, 815 N. La Brea #181, Inglewood,
CA 90302
This business is conducted by an Individual
The registrant commenced to transact business
under the fictitious business name or names listed
above on N/A
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.)
S/ Gloria Sanyika, Owner
This statement was filed with the County Clerk of
Los Angeles on October 15, 2010
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).
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BID DATE: November 15, 2010, 12pm
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office suites, installation of new partitions and folding partitions, replacement of interior door assemblies, installation of new AV and smart classroom
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to construction of new steel emergency exit stair
and pipe chase, installation of new landing and
ramp and patching of concrete sidewalk at areas
associated with trenching for new pipes to be connected to Campus central plant.
Please submit all information and inquiries to:
Harper Construction Company – (323) 2411956
http://www.harperconstruction.com/HCC/LASC/
LASC.html
AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER
11/11/10
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SOUTHWEST WAVE
BIDDING OPPORTUNITY WITH LACCD
The Los Angeles Community Colleges have
embarked on an extensive building program
funded by Proposition A/AA to address muchneeded campus improvements for educational
and support facilities for its nine community colleges. For future bidding opportunities
please visit the website www.build-laccd.org
under “Contracting and Bidding Site” then
click “Construction Look-Ahead”:
NOTICE TO BIDDER
College: District Wide
Project Name: Master Agreement for Purchase of
Site Furnishings
Project Number: 40J.J55.05
Bid Number: 70
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Los Angeles
Community College District (“District”) invites
sealed bids for the following:
This is a competitive bid for the purchase by
the Los Angeles Community College District of
the following Site Furnishings, for its colleges
throughout the Los Angeles area. The items to
be procured are broken down for the purposes
of bidding into one (1) Bid Category and consist
of Outdoor Site Furniture including Tables,
Chairs, Benches, Umbrellas and Umbrella
Stands, Trash Receptacles, Design and Setup Services.
Bids shall be prepared in conformance with the
Instructions to Bidders using the forms included in
the Bidding Documents. All Bids must be received
atBuild LACCD, 915 Wilshire Blvd., Ste 810,
Los Angeles, California 90017, by either hand
delivery or mail, no later than November 24, 2010
@ 11:00 A.M. to be thereafter on said date and
at said location publicly opened and read aloud.
The Bidder assumes full and sole responsibility
for timely receipt of its Bid, the Bid Security and
any other documents required to be submitted
with the Bid.
Bidding Documents including Instruction to
Bidders and other documents, if any, will be available to Bidders on and after 11/05/2010, at the
following locations:
For document pick up: Universal Reprographics
Incorporated, Los Angeles Branch, 2706 Wilshire
Blvd Los Angeles, California 90057 Tel: 213-3657750 , West Los Angeles Branch, 2043 Ponitius
Ave. Los Angeles, CA 90025 Tel: 310-477-2900,
Robertson Branch, 1444-B S. Robertson Blvd,
Los Angeles, 310-205-5242.
To order or view online: http://build-laccd.
org/, Contracting and Bidding Site, Universal
Reprographics Online Plan Room Link.
To view in person: Build LACCD, 915 Wilshire
Blvd., Ste. 810, Los Angeles, California 90017,
213- 593-8641
The District will provide one (1) complete set
of Bidding Documents to each Bidder, free of
charge, for pick-up upon at least eight (8) hours
notice to Universal Reprographics at any of the
above-stated Universal Reprographics locations.
Bidder may arrange, at Bidder’s own expense, for
document delivery and additional sets by contacting Universal Reprographics at one of the abovestated Universal Reprographics locations.
There will be no mandatory pre-Bid conference
for this Bid.
Questions shall be directed to:
Paul Spear
Sustainable Building Program Managers
[email protected]
[Contractors interested in obtaining information
on upcoming LACCD projects; see build-laccd.org
For advertising information
please call
(Contracting and Bidding Site)]
11/11/10
WWA-1983274#
SOUTHWEST WAVE
BIDDING OPPORTUNITY WITH LACCD
The Los Angeles Community Colleges have
embarked on an extensive building program
funded by Proposition A/AA to address muchneeded campus improvements for educational
and support facilities for its nine community colleges. For future bidding opportunities
please visit the website www.build-laccd.org
under “Contracting and Bidding Site” then
click “Construction Look-Ahead”:
NOTICE TO BIDDERS
College: District Wide
Project Name: Master Agreement for Purchase of
General Appliances
Bid Number: 68
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Los Angeles
Community College District (“District”) invites
sealed bids for the following:
This is a competitive bid for the purchase by the
Los Angeles Community College District of the
following General Appliances, for its colleges
throughout the Los Angeles area. The items to
be procured are broken down for the purposes
of bidding into five (5) Bid Categories, and consist of Administrative Work Room Appliances:
Refrigerators, Microwaves, Dishwashers,
Coffee Makers and Garbage Disposals;
Commercial Food Service Areas: Commercial
Microwaves, Ovens and Ranges, Refrigerators
and Freezers, Dishwashers and Ice Machines;
Laundry Facilities: Washers and Dryers (high
and regular capacity); Science Laboratories:
Ice Machines, Glasswashers and Dishwashers,
Refrigerators and Freezers; and Miscellaneous
Appliances: Suit Dryers, Cooktops and Hand
Dryers. Each item has been identified with the
appropriate level of service required to make the
item operational for the District.
Bids shall be prepared in conformance with the
Instructions to Bidders using the forms included in
the Bidding Documents. All Bids must be received
at Build LACCD, 915 Wilshire Blvd., Ste 810,
Los Angeles, California 90017, by either hand
delivery or mail, no later than November 30, 2010
@ 2:00 PM to be thereafter on said date and at
said location publicly opened and read aloud.
The Bidder assumes full and sole responsibility
for timely receipt of its Bid, the Bid Security and
any other documents required to be submitted
with the Bid.
Bidding Documents including Instruction to
Bidders and other documents, if any, will be available to Bidders on and after November 5, 2010 at
the following locations:
For document pick up: Universal Reprographics
Incorporated, Los Angeles Branch, 2706 Wilshire
Blvd Los Angeles, California 90057 Tel: 213-3657750 , West Los Angeles Branch, 2043 Ponitius
Ave. Los Angeles, CA 90025 Tel: 310-477-2900,
Robertson Branch, 1444-B S. Robertson Blvd,
Los Angeles, 310-205-5242.
To order or view online: http://build-laccd.
org/, Contracting and Bidding Site, Universal
Reprographics Online Plan Room Link.
To view in person: Build LACCD, 915 Wilshire
Blvd., Ste. 810, Los Angeles, California 90017,
213- 996-2547
The District will provide one (1) complete set
of Bidding Documents to each Bidder, free of
charge, for pick-up upon at least eight (8) hours
notice to Universal Reprographics at any of the
above-stated Universal Reprographics locations.
Bidder may arrange, at Bidder’s own expense, for
document delivery and additional sets by contacting Universal Reprographics at one of the abovestated Universal Reprographics locations.
There will be an optional Phone Pre-Bid
Conference on November 12, at 10:00 AM.
Information for conference line will be included in
the Bid Documents.
Questions shall be directed to:
Paul Spear
Sustainable Building Program Managers
[email protected]
[Contractors interested in obtaining information
on upcoming LACCD projects; see build-laccd.org
(Contracting and Bidding Site)]
11/11/10
WWA-1983237#
SOUTHWEST WAVE
PREQUALIFICATION OPPORTUNITY WITH
LACCD
The Los Angeles Community Colleges have
embarked on an extensive Sustainable
Building Program to address much-needed
campus improvements for educational and
support facilities for its nine community colleges.
LOS ANGELES COMMUNITY COLLEGE
DISTRICT
DEPARTMENT OF FACILITIES PLANNING AND
DEVELOPMENT
LACCD SUSTAINABLE BUILDING
ADVERTISEMENT OF REQUEST FOR PREQUALIFICATION OF
ENERGY
PROCUREMENT
AND
CONSTRUCTION (EPC) PROVIDERS FOR
PHOTOVOLTAIC PROJECTS DISTRICT WIDE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Los
Angeles Community College District (“District”)
invites Energy Procurement and Construction
(EPC) Providers to complete and submit a PreQualification Questionnaire and other information
referenced below for Photovoltaic Projects.
EPC Providers wishing to be considered for
pre-qualification (“Applicants”) must complete
and submit a Statement of Interest, which can
be found by going to http://www.build-laccd.org,
Contracting & Bidding Site, Notice to Bidders,
PV RFQ Statement of Interest. Subsequent to
submission of a Statement of Interest, Applicants
will receive a Pre-Qualification Questionnaire and
other information as required by the Instructions
to Applicants (“Instructions”) that are a part of
the District’s “Request for Pre-Qualification of
Energy Procurement and Construction Providers
for Photovoltaic Projects District Wide.” The dead-
line for submitting a Statement of Interest is 4:00
p.m., December 13, 2010.
The District anticipates this “Request for PreQualification of Energy Procurement and
Construction (EPC) Providers for Photovoltaic
Projects District Wide” to be issued to interested
EPC Providers November 15, 2010. This is the
first step in a two-step process in which a group
of Applicants will be pre-qualified. A Pre-Submittal
Conference will be held on November 19, 2010,
9:00 a.m., at 915 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 810, Los
Angeles, CA 90017. Attendance is not mandatory,
but strongly encouraged.
Local, small and emerging businesses are
encouraged to participate in this pre-qualification
process.
Questions relating to this process should be
directed in writing by 5:00 p.m., December 17,
2010 to:
Mr. Michael Mallery, Jr.
Build-LACCD
915 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 810, Los Angeles, CA
90017
[email protected]
CC: [email protected]
11/11/10
WWA-1982193#
SOUTHWEST WAVE
INVITATION FOR BIDS
(IFB) NO. 1704
THE LEAD-BASE PAINT ABATEMENT AT MAR
VISTA GARDENS
The Housing Authority of the City of Los Angeles
(HACLA) invites vendors to submit bids for The
Lead-Base Paint Abatement located at Mar Vista
Gardens, 11965 Allin Street, Culver City, CA
90230. Copies of the IFB may be downloaded
from the internet at www.hacla.org/cgs. Bids will
be accepted at 2600 Wilshire Blvd., 3rd Floor, Los
Angeles, CA 90057 until 2:00 p.m. (local time),
November 24, 2010.
INVITATION FOR BIDS
(IFB) No. 1705
THE LEAD-BASE PAINT ABATEMENT AT
NICKERSON GARDENS
The Housing Authority of the City of Los Angeles
(HACLA) invites vendors to submit bids for The
Lead-Base Paint Abatement located at Nickerson
Gardens, 1590 East 114th Street, Los Angeles,
CA 90059. Copies of the IFB may be downloaded
from the internet at www.hacla.org/cgs. Bids will
be accepted at 2600 Wilshire Blvd., 3rd Floor, Los
Angeles, CA 90057 until 2:30 p.m. (local time),
November 24, 2010.
11/4, 11/11/10
WWA-1978980#
SOUTHWEST WAVE
INVITATION FOR BIDS
(IFB) NO. 1702
EXTERIOR PAINTING OF BUILDINGS AT MAR
VISTA GARDENS
The Housing Authority of the City of Los Angeles
(HACLA) invites vendors to submit bids for the
exterior painting located at Mar Vista Gardens,
11965 Allin Street, Culver City, CA 90230. Copies
of the IFB may be downloaded from the internet at
www.hacla.org/cgs. Bids will be accepted at 2600
Wilshire Blvd., 3rd Floor, Los Angeles, CA 90057
until 1:00 p.m. (local time), November 24, 2010.
INVITATION FOR BIDS
(IFB) No. 1703
EXTERIOR PAINTING OF BUILDINGS AT
NICKERSON GARDENS
The Housing Authority of the City of Los Angeles
(HACLA) invites vendors to submit bids for The
Exterior Painting located at Nickerson Gardens,
1590 East 114th Street., Los Angeles, CA 90059.
. Copies of the IFB may be downloaded from
the internet at www.hacla.org/cgs. Bids will be
accepted at 2600 Wilshire Blvd., 3rd Floor, Los
Angeles, CA 90057 until 1:30 p.m. (local time),
November 24, 2010.
11/4, 11/11/10
WWA-1978943#
SOUTHWEST WAVE
PUBLIC AUCTION/
SALES
Notice of Public lien Sale
us storage centers
820 Industrial ave
INGLEWOOD, ca 90302
(310) 677-2544
In accordance with the provisions of the California
Self-Storage Facility Act, Section 21700, et seq.
of the Business and Professions Code of the
State of California the undersigned will be sold
at public auction on NOV 24, 2010 at 11:00am
General household goods, tools, office & business
equipment, electronics, instruments, appliances,
furniture, sporting goods, apparel, collectibles
& antiques, and / or miscellaneous items stored
at 820 Industrial Avenue, Inglewood, CA 90302,
County of Los Angeles, by the following persons;
B257 EDWARD BRIAN CLARK,B174 HALIL
KAYA,B470 GREGORY RODGERS NEAL a.k.a.
NEAL RODGERS GREGORY, B363 JAMES
ARLANDUS SPENCER,B310 PHILLIP PEAK
a.k.a. PHILLIP LAMAR PEAK, B429 LEROY A,
HOGAN a.k.a. LEROY ALEXANDER HOGAN. .
Property is sold on an “AS IS BASIS”. There is a
refundable $40 cleaning deposit on all units. Sale
is subject to cancellation. Auctioneer is: American
Auctioneers Dan Dotson & Associates,
California State Bond #FS863-20-14, (800) 8387653.
11/4, 11/11/10
WWA-1980354#
INGLEWOOD/HAWTHORNE WAVE
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You should be able to write articles, case studies, blogs and
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For consideration, please email your resume and writing
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studio/1ba w/1pkng space
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2ba w/ 1 pkng & lndy hk-ups
LA 3445 11th Ave $1095 3bd
2ba w/ garage
San Pedro 1046 W 21st St $1245 2
bd 1 ba SFR w/ garage & lndy hk-ups
LA 638 ½ W 40th Pl $795
1bd 1 ba apt
LA 1160 E 83rd St $1195 3bd 2ba
SFR w/2pkng & lndy rm
Bell Gardens 6519 Live Oak
St $995 3bd 2ba house w/lndy
hk-ups & garage
LA 1172 S Mott St $945 2 bd 2 ba
house w/ 2 pkng
LA 1036 S Normandie Ave #2,
$1045 2 bd 2 ba, 1 pkng & lndy fclty
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1ba house w/ 1 pkng
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bd 2 ba, 2 pkng & lndy fclty
Compton 2099 E Bliss St $1195 4
bd 2 ba w/3 pkng &lndy hk-ups
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$1,000 dep. 323-294-1103
1Bdrm 1 Ba.
W/D Hk-UP, Not Sec. 8
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new crpt. $1200/m + $1400
BUSINESS FOR SALE!! Es- dep. 55th St/Towne Ave.
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Train. Nets 100k. Can operate from anywhere. $4,400
3 bd/1ba apt, $1700 mo.
down. Call Jerry 1-800-4181435 Redondo Blvd. Pico
8250. (Cal-SCAN)
area. Section 8 ok.
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panding sales team. Work
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4009 Palmyra
4022 Palmyra
2 hot meals & snacks. Accepting children from
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Inglewood, CA 90305.
213-422-6165
1 bedroom @ $825
4066 Abourne Rd.
4009 Palmyra Rd.
4012 West Blvd.
3959 Gibralter Ave
3 bedrooms @ $1200
3922 Stevely Ave
(Section 8 OKAY)
Clean, x-lg, fresh paint,
new carpet, ceiling fans,
locked entry, parking,
lndry rm.
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2 bedrooms @ $895
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Pegues honored again
JC football: Husky
back scores three TDS
BY RON GUILD
STAFF WRITER
Photo by Rob Helfman
Crenshaw High School defensive lineman James Brock brings down Locke’s Daquione
Hardy during Friday’s Coliseum League game.
Crenshaw, Dorsey collide
CITY from page A9
against Dorsey) and Eric Boyd,
was simply no match for the defending City champions.
The Saints managed only 12
yards of total offense, understandable considering how shorthanded they were.
“I’ve never had a season like
this in terms of injuries,” Crawford said. “I give a lot of credit
to my seniors like Tony Bell,
Eric Boyd, Damon Townes and
Hasani Schenck for staying with
it the way they have. I told them
I appreciate the way they’ve
fought.”
Dorsey remained unbeaten
with a 48-0 rout of Fremont Friday.
Joseph Gray completed 15 of
26 for 289 yards and two TDs
and ran for a score and Keith
Lakey had three rushing TDs as
the Dons rolled.
Gray, who has 28 scoring passes, connected with Michael Robert on a 45-yarder for one TD and
to Domonique Harris (five catches for 72 yards) for the other.
Steven Smith had six carries
for 56 yards.
Fremont is 2-7 overall, 1-3 in
league.
In the other Coliseum League
game, West Adams Prep (3-6, 22) defeated Manual Arts, 24-14
Saturday.
Michael Wimberly rushed
for 111 yards on 10 carries and
Chetachi Jackson ran for 86
yards and a TD on eight attempts
as West Adams prevailed.
Andre Pendleton and Lawrence Mergerson also scored TDs
for the Panthers.
Defensively, Nuoye Clemmons
and Shaquille Shaw had 10 tackles each for West Adams.
Manual Arts dropped to 1-8
overall, 0-4 in league.
Southern League
The Southern League title will
be decided Friday when Hollywood (7-2, 4-1) visits Jefferson
(8-1, 5-0).
This will be a matchup of two
of the better offenses among
the City Section’s Division II
schools.
Hollywood, which has a league
loss to Contreras, is led by quarterback Jeremi Ross, who has
passed for 1,495 yards and 15
TDs and rushed for another 954
yards and three scores.
Running back Luke Reynolds
has 981 yards and nine TDs rushing and 24 catches for 356 yards
and three scores for the Sheiks.
Jefferson, averaging better
than 300 yards per game on the
ground, is paced by 1,000-yard
rusher Davion Roberts, as well
as Juan Carter and Terry Brady.
Roberts also has a team-best
three interceptions.
Linebacker Timothy Luscious,
the City’s second-leading tackler
with 104 (he’s tied with Hasani
Schenck of Locke).
Eastern League
Jordan, one of two Division I
teams (Garfield is the other) in
the Eastern League, is at Bell Friday in a regular-season finale.
The Bulldogs (5-4, 4-2) are in
third place, trailing Garfield (54, 5-0) and South East (7-2, 4-1)
in the standings. Garfield hosts
South East Friday.
Bell (5-4, 2-3) is in the hunt for
a Division II playoff berth. The
Eagles are tied with Roosevelt
(5-4, 2-3), a half-game ahead of
Huntington Prk (3-7, 2-4), which
has completed its season.
Sophomore quarterback Justin
Lewis has thrown for 1,486 yards
and 13 TDs for Jordan. He’s also
thrown 13 interceptions and completed 48.4 percent of his passes.
Wide receiver/defensive back
Robert McCovery is having
a solid all-around year for the
Bulldogs with 32 catches for 521
yards and seven TDs and four
interceptions and seven passes
defensed from his spot in the secondary.
They’ll be facing a Bell team
that is guided by one of the City’s
leading passers in Adrian Lopez
(1,527 yards, 17 TDs).
Marine League
Carson (7-2, 4-0) can close out
a perfect Marine League season
when it hosts Washington Prep
Friday.
The Colts clinched no worse
than a share of the title and the
league’s top seed in the upcoming playoffs with last week’s 2719 win over San Pedro.
Player of the week honors are
becoming a habit for two of the
better community college running backs in Southern California.
East L.A. College’s Isam Pegues took offensive honors in the
American Division Mountain
Conference for a second consecutive week after leading the
Huskies to a 34-8 victory over
Compton.
The sophomore from Lynwood
High School carried 22 times for
120 yards and three touchdowns
against the Tartars, a week after
rushing for 151 yards and a score
on 34 carries in a victory over
Victor Valley.
Pegues, a 5-foot-10, 230pounder, is coming on strong of
late and goes into Saturday’s season finale against San Bernardino
Valley with 483 yards and seven
TDs on 109 carries.
While he didn’t take similar
honors in the Central Division
West Conference, it could have
been a case of trying to spread
the wealth around when it comes
to L.A. Harbor’s John White.
White, who had won offensive
honors the previous three weeks
and has four such honors over
the season, was simply a nominee for this week’s award despite
rushing for 228 yards and two
touchdowns in a 53-48 victory
over Antelope Valley.
White is having a remarkable
season, having rushed for 1,418
yards and 15 TDs for the 7-2 (4-0
in conference) Seahawks.
Other honorees
West L.A. wide receiver Joseph Hyman took offensive
Photo by Mario Villegas
East L.A. College’s Isam Pegues repeats as the Mountain
Conference offensive player of the week.
player of the week honors in the
American Division Pacific Conference after catching 10 passes
for 151 yards and two TDs (16,
64 yards) in a 27-21 win over
Santa Barbara.
East L.A. punter Julio Segura
took Mountain Conference special teams/all-purpose honors
after averaging 43.8 yards on six
punts. The South East High grad
had a long punt of 67 yards and
dropped two kicks inside the 20.
East L.A. defensive end Gary
Rubalcava (St. Paul) was a
nominee for defensive honors
after recording nine tackles (six
solo), 2.5 tackles for loss and 1.5
sacks.
Long Beach City wide re-
ceiver Willie Bobbitt (Downey)
was a nominee for Central Division West Conference offensive
honors after catching five passes
for 123 yards and a TD in a 35-30
loss to Chaffey.
National Division Northern
Conference special teams/allpurpose honors went to Cerritos’
Keith McGill for his part in the
improbable ending to the Falcons
game with Bakersfield.
McGill blocked a 47-yard field
on the final play of the game.
Tyrone Taylor picked the ball up
and ran it down to the 30. Just before he was about to be tackled,
he lateralled back to McGill, who
took it the rest of the way for the
winning score in a 27-21 final.
Phillips’ main target was Joseph Hyman, who caught 10
passes for 151 yards and both
scores.
Kyle Augustin led the West
L.A. defense with 14 tackles
(five solo) and two tackles for
loss.
West L.A. (5-4, 3-2) hosts
Santa Monica (4-5, 2-3) at 1
p.m. Saturday.
East L.A. 34,
ECC Compton 8
Isam Pegues carried 22 times
for 120 yards and three TDs
and Michael Allen caught six
passes for 106 yards and scored
TDs on a reception and run from
scrimmage as East L.A. topped
Compton, 34-8 in the Mountain
Conference game.
Donald Malone (17 carries for
75 yards) scored Compton’s TD
on a seven-yard run in the second quarter. He then ran in the
two-point conversion.
Jeremy Edwards, Lamonta
Green and Curtis Johnson combined to complete only eight
of 25 passes for 61 yards for
Compton.
Compton (1-8, 0-4) is at San
Diego Mesa (0-9, 0-4) at 6 p.m.
Saturday.
Cougars win in overtime, 63-56
JC from page A9
game.
Theron West (Centennial)
added another 98 yards and a TD
on five carries for the Seahawks
(7-2, 4-0). Antelope Valley is 27, 1-3.
Harbor hosts Moorpark (6-3,
3-1) at 6 p.m. Saturday.
West L.A. 27,
Santa Barbara 21
Spencer Phillips completed
27 of 34 passes for 281 yards
and two TDs to lead West L.A.
past Santa Barbara, 27-21 in an
American Division Pacific Conference game.
Crenshaw Post Office
formally renamed for
Mayor Tom Bradley
From City News Service
Ready, set … walk
Courtesy photo
Rep. Maxine Waters participated Sunday in the Alzheimer’s Association Memory Walk LA to raise awareness and funds
for Alzheimer’s care, support and research. Pictured from left to right: television personality Steve Edwards; actress Tracie
Thoms; Matt Lanter; Leeza Gibbons; Waters; Rafer Johnson; Abbe Land; Edie McClurg; and Michael Dean Shelton.
Two arrested in shock killing of 5-year-old boy
From City News Service
Two men were behind bars
Friday, suspected of killing a 5year-old boy who was shot in
his South Los Angeles yard on
Halloween while he was wearing a Spider-Man costume.
Marcus Denson, 18, and Leonard
Hall Jr., 21, were each being held
in lieu of $1 million bail, according
to Los Angeles County Sheriff’s
Department jail records. Denson
was arrested Thursday night, and
Hall was arrested this morning.
The child, Aaron Shannon Jr.,
was in the backyard of his family’s home in the 1000 block of
East 84th Street at about 2 p.m.
Sunday — showing his uncle
and grandfather his Spider-Man
costume — when two suspected
gang members opened fire from
an alley behind the house, wounding him in the head. He died
the following day at a hospital.
“An innocent 5-year-old boy...
was killed in a heartless and
senseless act of violence on
Halloween,” Mayor Antonio
Villaraigosa said at an afternoon news conference announcing the arrests of the suspects.
“I think we all know this was an
outrageous murder of an innocent
child. The loss for the family is
an unspeakable loss that none
of us would want to endure.”
Villaraigosa thanked law
enforcement officials for their
collaborative work on the killing and commended community
members for cooperating as well.
“I also want to extend my gratitude to the community who came
together in the wake of Aaron’s
murder, who stood together and
would not tolerate this random
act of violence,” Villaraigosa said.
“L.A. is safer today in no small part
because people stepped forward.”
On Tuesday, the Los Angeles
City Council offered a reward
of up to $75,000 for information leading to the suspected gang
members who fatally shot the boy.
“On a day when little kids
look forward to dressing up and
going out and knocking door-todoor and going to parties to get
candy and have some fun, this
child was shot in the head by two
people,” said Councilwoman Jan
Perry, who proposed the reward.
“It is a horrible, heinous thing
that these two people did and
all we ask is that anybody who
knows anything or saw anything
or may have some information, to please call 77th Division
(police detectives) and offer
your information,” Perry said.
The Los Angeles County
Board of Supervisors offered a
$25,000 reward on Wednesday.
LAPD homicide Detective
Eric Crosson of the LAPD’s 77th
Street Station, said bullets grazed
the boy’s grandfather’s arm and
an uncle’s leg, but the boy was
shot in the back of the head.
The shooting was linked
to a gang rivalry between the
Kitchen Crips and Swan
Bloods, investigators said.
The neighborhood where
Aaron lived is an active gang
area, but his family had no ties
to gangs, according to police.
Deputy
Chief
Patrick
Gannon described the shooting as a “tragic, tragic, tragic
and senseless, senseless act.”
“We had hoped through the
publicity in this particular case
and the senseless act that we
would get a lot of cooperation
as we moved forward and that’s
exactly what we got,” Gannon
said at a news conference. “We
also received dozens of calls from
the community not only from
concerned citizens that just wanted to help. but we also received
information from gang members.
“Nobody, absolutely nobody,
thinks that this is acceptable in
any possible way and if you do
you’re just not right and you do
not belong on the streets,” Deputy
Chief Patrick Gannon said.
Fox11 reported the shooting
occurred when two Crips members crossed west across Central
Avenue on Sunday, looking for
Bloods to target when they opened
fire on Aaron and his relatives.
Hall was arrested early this
morning at an apartment in the
200 block of West 27th Street,
police said. Denson was taken
into custody without incident
after sheriff’s deputies spotted him leaving a home in the
1100 block of East 83rd Street.
“We will never be able to
give back this family what was
taken from them,” Villaraigosa
said. “And I can tell you that
what we can say is that these
two killers are off the street
and will be brought to justice.”
The Crenshaw Post Office
was
formally
renamed
Saturday in honor of former Mayor Tom Bradley.
Bradley was Los Angeles’
longest
serving
mayor
and the only AfricanAmerican to hold the post.
President Barack Obama
signed a bill sponsored by
Rep. Diane E. Watson, D-Los
Angeles, on Oct. 13 authorizing renaming of the post office.
Bradley “dedicated his life to
public service,’’ Watson said.
He began his career as a Los
Angeles Police Department
officer, and rose to the rank of
lieutenant. He was a city councilman from 1963-73 and mayor
from 1973-93. He died in 1998.
“The Tom Bradley Post
Office will serve as a testament to his unprecedented
years of dedication to the city
of Los Angeles,” Watson said.
City Councilman Bernard
Parks, City Council President
Eric Garcetti, Bradley’s
daughters,
Phyllis
and
Lorraine and Watson were
among those participating
in the ceremony at the post
office, 3894 Crenshaw Blvd.
A special pictorial postmark
will be available for 30 days
commemorating the event.
Photo via Bernard Parks/Facebook
Los Angeles City Councilman Bernard Parks spoke
Saturday at the newly renamed Tom Bradley Post Office
on Crenshaw Boulevard.