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Inglewood is a city in southwestern , in the . As of the , the city had a population of 109,673. It was incorporated on February 14, 1908. The city is in the region of , near .


History

The earliest residents of what is now Inglewood were who used the natural springs in today's Edward Vincent Jr. Park (known for most of its history as Centinela Park). Local historian wrote that these springs took the name ''Centinela'' from the hills that rose gradually around them and which allowed ranchers to watch over their herds "(thus the name centinelas or sentinels)".


Spanish era

Waddingham traced the written history of Inglewood back to the original settlers of Los Angeles in 1781, one of whom was the Spanish soldier , "a 23-year-old from Los Alamos in ". These settlers, she wrote, were ordered by the officials of the San Gabriel Mission "to graze their animals on the ocean side of Los Angeles in order not to infringe on Mission lands." As a result, the settlers, or ''pobladores'', drove some of their cattle to the "lush pasture lands near Centinela Springs", and the first construction there was done by , who received a permit in 1822 to build a "corral and hut for his herders." The area that is now Inglewood was divided into two : and .


Mexican era

Later Avila constructed a three-room adobe on a slight rise overlooking the creek that ran from Centinela Springs all the way to the ocean. According to the LAOkay web site, this adobe was built where the present baseball field is in the park. It no longer exists. In 1834, Ygnacio Machado, one of the sons of Jose Machado, built the , which sits on a rise above the present Interstate 405 () and is used as the headquarters of the Centinela Valley Historical Society. Two years later, Waddingham writes, Ygnacio was granted the even though this land had already been claimed by Avila.


American era


Through the years

acquired the rancho and was a founder of the Centinela-Inglewood Land Company in 1887, which developed the city. , a widely used cemetery for the entire region, was founded in 1905. The city has been home to the from 1938 to 2013, one of the premier horse racing venues in the United States. , the first ice cream chain in California, was founded by George Foster in 1946 in Inglewood. Inglewood was named an by the in 1989 and yet again in 2009 for its visible progress.


Ku Klux Klan

activities in Inglewood during the 20th century were highlighted by the 1922 arrest and trial of 37 men, most of them masked, for a night-time raid on a suspected and his family. The raid led to the shooting death of one of the culprits, an Inglewood police officer. A jury returned a "not guilty" verdict for all defendants who completed the trial. It was this scandal, according to the ''Los Angeles Times'', that eventually led to the outlawing of the Klan in California. The Klan had a chapter in Inglewood as late as October 1931.


African-American influence

"No blacks had ever lived in Inglewood", Gladys Waddingham wrote, but by 1960, "they lived in great numbers along its eastern borders. This came to the great displeasure of the predominantly white residents already residing in Inglewood. In 1960, the census counted only 29 'Negroes' among Inglewood's 63,390 residents. Not a single black child attended the city's schools. Real estate agents refused to show homes to blacks. A rumored curfew kept blacks off the streets at night. Inglewood was a prime target because of its previous history of restrictions." "Fair housing and school busing were the main problems of 1964. The schools were not prepared to handle racial incidents, even though any that occurred were very minor. Adults held many heated community meetings, since the Blacks objected to busing as much as did the Whites." In 1969, an organization called "Morningside Neighbors" changed its name to "Inglewood Neighbors" "in the hope of promoting more integration." On February 3, 1969, Harold P. Moret (of Louisiana Creole Ancestry) became Inglewood's first black police officer. A full year later Jimmy Lee Worsham became the second. He was followed by Barbara Harris, the first black female officer, then Otis Hendricks, Melvin Lovelace and Eugene Lindsey. The seventh black officer was He became Inglewood's first black Motorcycle Traffic Enforcement Officer, first black lieutenant, captain and only black deputy chief in the history of the department. Butts left Inglewood in September 1991 at the age of 38 to become the first person of color to command the Santa Monica Police Department as Chief of Police, and the youngest ever to do so. Twenty years later, on February 1, 2011, Butts returned to Inglewood by being elected as its fourth black mayor. On July 22, 1970, Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Max F. Deutz ordered Inglewood schools to desegregate in response to a suit filed by 19 parents. At least since 1965, said Deutz, the Inglewood school board had been aware of a growing influx of black families into its eastern areas but had done nothing about the polarization of its pupils into an eastern black area and a western white one. On August 31, he rejected an appeal by four parents who said the school board was not responsible for the segregation but that the blacks "selected their places of residence by voluntary choice." The first black principal among the 18 Inglewood schools was Peter Butler at La Tijera Elementary, and in 1971, Waddingham wrote, "Stormy racial meetings in 1971" included a charge by "some real estate men in the overflowing Crozier Auditorium" that the Human Relations Commission was acting like "the Gestapo." In that year, Loyd Sterling Webb, president of Inglewood Neighbors, became the first black officeholder when voters elected him to the school board. In 1972, Curtis Tucker Sr. was appointed as the first black City Council member. That year composer LeRoy Hurte, an , took the baton of the Inglewood Symphony Orchestra and continued to work with it for 20 years. became Inglewood's first black mayor in 1983. In that decade, in increasing numbers, and Inglewood became the first city in California to declare the birthday of a holiday. Since the term of Edward Vincent Jr. (1983–1997), Inglewood has consecutively elected African-American mayors: (1997–2010), (2010–2011), and (2011–Present).


Rise of Latino population

The 1990 census showed that Hispanics in Inglewood had increased by 134 percent since 1980, the largest jump in the South Bay. Economic factors apparently played a role in where new arrivals settled, said David Heer, a USC professor of sociology and associate director of the university's Population Research Laboratory. "Housing is generally less expensive here than elsewhere . . . and I would say that they receive a warmer welcome here", said Norm Cravens, assistant city manager in Inglewood, where the white population dropped from nearly 21 percent in 1980 to 8.5 percent in 1990. In the 2000 census, blacks made up 47 percent of the city's residents (53,060 people), and Hispanics comprised 46 percent (51,829), but the Census Bureau estimated that in 2007 the percentage of blacks had declined to 41 percent (48,252) and that of Hispanics of any race were at 52.5 percent (61,847). Whites declined from 19 percent (21,505) to 17.7 percent (20,853). But that year, only one of the city's five City Council members was Latino: Jose Fernandez. There were no Latinos on the five-member Board of Education.


Geography


Location and area

According to the , the city has a total area of . Downtown Inglewood is from (LAX). It is part of the .


Landmarks

was built in 1967 and designed by architect Charles Luckman, who also designed ."The Forum." The Forum. The Madison Square Garden Company, n.d. Web. March 31, 2015. The Forum was intended to evoke the in Rome. For decades the Forum was one of LA's biggest concert venues; Elvis Presley, Led Zeppelin and the Jackson 5 were among the superstars to headline the arena. The Forum also achieved its greatest fame as the home of the 's and the 's . In 1999, both teams moved to the and the Forum was sold to the Faithful Central Bible Church, which used it for Sunday services and rented it out for concerts or sporting events. In 2012, the Forum was purchased by , owners of New York's Madison Square Garden, for $23.5 million; MSG announced plans to spend $50 million to refurbish and renovate the arena for use as a "world-class" concert venue. The "Fabulous" Forum re-opened on January 15, 2014, with the first of six historic performances by the . The reinvention of the Forum has created the largest indoor performance venue in the country designed with a focus on music and entertainment. On February 24, 2015, the Inglewood approved plans for the construction of an -capacity stadium, later named , with a 5–0 unanimous vote to combine the plot of land with the larger Hollywood Park development and rezone the area to include Sports/Entertainment capabilities. of Hollywood Park were devoted to Lake Park, a naturally-replenishing water feature which is claimed to recycle 26 million gallons of water annually. This cleared the way for developers to begin construction on the venue as planned in December 2015. On January 13, 2016, one day after the NFL approved of the return to Los Angeles, construction began on the Inglewood site. SoFi Stadium opened in 2020.


Climate


Demographics


2010 census

The reported that Inglewood had a population of 109,673. The population density was 12,062.1 people per square mile (4,657.2/km). The racial makeup of Inglewood was 55,449 (50.6%) Hispanics or Latinos (of any race), 48,165 (43.9%) , 25,563 (23.3%) (2.9% Non-Hispanic White), 751 (0.7%) , 1,484 (1.5%) , 350 (0.3%) , 28,860 (26.3%) from , and 4,502 (4.1%) from two or more races. The Census reported that 108,171 people (98.6% of the population) lived in households, 987 (0.9%) lived in non-institutionalized group quarters, and 515 (0.5%) were institutionalized. There were 36,389 households, out of which 15,315 (42.1%) had children under the age of 18 living in them, 13,095 (36.0%) were married couples living together, 8,987 (24.7%) had a female householder with no husband present, and 2,937 (8.1%) had a male householder with no wife present. There were 2,318 (6.4%) , and 234 (0.6%) , and 9,346 households (25.7%) were made up of individuals, and 2,776 (7.6%) had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.97. There were 25,019 (68.8% of all households); the average family size was 3.59. The age distribution was spread out, with 29,293 people (26.7%) under the age of 18, 11,853 people (10.8%) aged 18 to 24, 31,650 people (28.9%) aged 25 to 44, 26,621 people (24.3%) aged 45 to 64, and 10,256 people (9.4%) who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 33.4 years. For every 100 females, there were 90.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 86.8 males. There were 38,429 housing units at an average density of 4,226.5 per square mile (1,631.9/km), of which 13,447 (37.0%) were owner-occupied, and 22,942 (63.0%) were occupied by renters. The homeowner vacancy rate was 1.5%; the rental vacancy rate was 5.5%, while 43,040 people (39.2% of the population) lived in owner-occupied housing units and 65,131 people (59.4%) lived in rental housing units. According to the 2010 United States Census, Inglewood had a median household income of $43,394, with 22.4% of the population living below the federal poverty line.


2006 survey

''Source for this section is the American Community Survey conducted by the U.S. Census Bureau in 2006. Numbers may be rounded to the nearest whole figure.''
Inglewood's population of 129,900 in 2006 was relatively youthful, with a median age of 31, compared to 36 in the nation as a whole. Eleven percent of its residents were under 5 years of age, as against 7 percent in the rest of the country. Some 8 percent were 65 or older, versus 12 percent elsewhere. It was a city of renters squeezing into a limited amount of space. Of Inglewood's 37,562 occupied housing units (houses and apartments), just 39 percent were owned by the people who lived in them (compared to 67 percent in the U.S. as whole). The other units were rented out. Only 5 percent of its housing units were vacant, much less than the 12 percent across the country. The number of people living in each unit was about 3.7 persons, versus 2.7 elsewhere. Family size was 3.9 people, compared to 3.2. It was estimated that 18 percent of Inglewood families had incomes below the , about twice that of the country at large (9 percent). About 17 percent of Inglewood's residents had earned a bachelor's degree or higher (versus 27 percent across the country). Twenty-nine percent of the city's population were foreign-born, compared to 13 percent in the nation as a whole.


Mapping L.A.

In 2009, the ''Los Angeles Timess "Mapping L.A." project supplied these neighborhood statistics based on the 2000 census. "Inglewood" entry on the Los Angeles Times "Mapping L.A." website
/ref> The population was 112,482, or 12,330 people per square mile, among the highest densities for the and among the highest densities for the county. The percentage of African Americans was high for the county, and the population was moderately diverse. Median household income was $46,574, low for both the South Bay and for the county. The median age was 29, young for the county; the percentage of residents aged 10 or under was among the county's highest. Three people, on the average, lived in each household – high for the South Bay but about average for the county. There was a higher percentage of families headed by single parents than elsewhere in the county. The percentage of veterans who served during 1975–89 and 1990–99 was among the county's highest. (*) "The diversity index measures the probability that any two residents, chosen at random, would be of different ethnicities. If all residents are of the same ethnic group it's zero. If half are from one group and half from another it's .50."


Transportation


Streets and highways

A "grand avenue at least 150 feet wide" was being built in late 1887 from the end of in Los Angeles "to the new town of Inglewood on the Centinela ranch", to be "planted with a border of tropical trees, making it one of the handsomest five-mile drives" on the ."


Public transportation

A $3,000 train station, described as a "natty and attractive building", was constructed in 1887 at the temporary end of the outward bound from Los Angeles. The tracks were to continue west through the to the ocean. The 18.03-mile line was opened for business on September 7, 1887, with stops (from northeast to southwest) at Ballona Junction, Nadeau Park, Baldwin, Slauson, Wildeson, , Inglewood, Danville, Mesmer, and . A train left Los Angeles at 9:15 a.m. on the one-hour journey and returned from Port Ballona at 4 p.m. In that year the ''Los Angeles Herald'' noted that Inglewood was "at the junction of two railroads, one branch going to Ballona Harbor and the other to the beautiful seaside resort, . . . . Two trains a day now pass Inglewood station." The Centinela-Inglewood Company used a four-horse coach to bring prospective buyers from Los Angeles, leaving at 9:30 a.m. and returning at 2 p.m. Being planned were "frequent fast trains between Los Angeles and Inglewood over the . The is expected to open through Inglewood with three stations in 2021, which will provide for direct connections within the system. The south side of the city is served by the nearby on the . The city is planning the , an that will connect the city's sports and entertainment venues to the forthcoming downtown rail station.


Sports


Professional sports

Inglewood is home to the and of the who play at . The stadium will host in 2022. The and played their home games at until the completion of in . On July 26, 2019, the announced plans to build a new arena and entertainment center in Inglewood. The announcement explained that the new arena would be completed in the fall of 2024, the same time their current leasing agreement with is set to expire.The privately financed project includes the arena, the team's business and basketball offices, training facility, community and retail spaces. Weeks later, on September 10, 2019, Clippers owner announced plans to invest $100 million into the city of Inglewood as part of the arena deal. The investment includes $80 million for affordable housing, assistance to renters and first-time homebuyers. Another $12.75 million will be invested into school and youth programs.


Olympics

During the , the opening and closing ceremonies will be held at the SoFi Stadium. The venue will also host games during the Olympics while the grounds outside the stadium will host . The Forum will host all the gymnastics events during the games.


Sports media

Hollywood Park is the home of NFL Media which consists of , , , and the NFL . Formerly located in , the NFL Los Angeles campus is located adjacent to Sofi Stadium.


Neighborhoods

Inglewood consists of ten neighborhoods which are indicated by symbols on street signs. The neighborhoods are the following areas: , Downtown Inglewood, , Arbor Village, Hollypark Knolls, Centinela Heights, Sports Village, Century Heights, Inglewood Knolls, and Lockhaven.


Crenshaw-Imperial

The Crenshaw-Imperial district was a later annexation to Inglewood, California. It has its own branch public library and an important shopping center for the area. (Also see Inglewood Knolls)


Morningside Park

Morningside Park is a in the eastern part of the city. Though the city of Inglewood does not define the district's boundaries, it may be delineated by on the north, on the east, on the south and Prairie Avenue on the west. The major streets that run through the area are Manchester and Crenshaw boulevards. It is six miles (10 km) from and about two miles (3 km) from , the home of the NFL's and the . The district is also the location of , an entertainment venue and where for 32 years the NBA's and NHL's played and . This neighborhood was once the site of the . It is also the home to three gated-communities called Carlton Square, Briarwood Village & The Renaissance.


North Inglewood and Fairview Heights

North Inglewood is a neighborhood north of the former railroad tracks, where the will soon be. In 2009, it was reported to be the site of a "burgeoning arts scene" at East Hyde Park Boulevard and . Fairview Heights is a signed area north of Florence and east of La Brea Avenues.


Inglewood Knolls

Situated in the southeastern corner of the city, Inglewood Knolls is a subdivision of tract homes built in 1953–54. It is bordered by . on the west, 108th St. on the north, Spinning Ave. on the east, and on the south. A shopping center on the northeastern quadrant of the intersection of Crenshaw and Imperial was also constructed in the mid 1950s, originally including a Food Giant grocery store, Thrifty Drug, J.J. Newberrys, and Lishon's Music Store, among others. Century Park Elementary School on Spinning Ave., although fully within Inglewood city limits, is actually part of the L.A. school district.


Government and politics


Government


Municipal government

The City of Inglewood has a council–city manager type of government. The mayor is an elected office and is the chief executive officer, but in all other regards is an equal member of the city council. The current Mayor of Inglewood is who took office after unseating Daniel K. Tabor who completed the term of . The is the city's police department. Inglewood has contracted fire service with the .


Federal representation

In the , Inglewood is split between , and .


State representation

In the , Inglewood is in , and in .


Los Angeles County

Inglewood is part of , for which the is defined and authorized under the , , and the Charter of the County of Los Angeles. The county government is primarily composed of the elected five-member , other elected offices including the , , and , and numerous county departments and entities under the supervision of the chief executive officer.


Regional

The city is a member of the .


Politics

Inglewood has the highest percentage of registered Democrats of any city in California, with 75.6 percent of its 48,615 voters registered in May 2009 as Democrats. Seven percent were registered as Republicans, and 14.1 percent declined to state a preference. In 2005, the , a nonpartisan organization in , ranked Inglewood as the sixth-most-liberal city in the United States, after , and just ahead of . Researchers examined voting patterns of 237 American cities with populations over 100,000 and ranked them on liberal and conservative scales. In the past three decades, the presidential candidates nominated by the have all carried Inglewood with over 80% of the vote. The last seven elections results are listed below:


Infrastructure


Government offices

The operates post offices in Inglewood. The main Post Office is at 300 East Hillcrest Boulevard in downtown. and the Morningside Park Post Office at 3212 West 85th Street is the secondary office. The North Inglewood Post Office at 811 North La Brea Avenue, was converted to a Dollar Tree in 2013. The county government provides countywide services such as elections and voter registration, law enforcement, jails, vital records, property records, tax collection, public health, and social services. Fire protection is provided by the stations 18, 170, 171, 172, and 173. The operates the Curtis Tucker Health Center in Inglewood. The city was served by the for more than five decades, from 1954 until its closure in 2007. Inglewood is still served and the home to .


Public libraries

The City of Inglewood operates a main library in the city's , in addition to a branch in the southeastern corner of the city, near the intersection of Crenshaw and Imperial.


Education


Public and private schools

Most of Inglewood is served by the . The district has two zoned high schools, , , City Honors High School and an alternative high school, Inglewood Continuation High School (formerly Hillcrest Continuation High School). Some of it is zoned in the . LAUSD operates one school in the Inglewood city limits, Century Park Elementary. When the Inglewood Union High School District, now known as the , opened in 1905, the Inglewood School District, then only operating primary schools, was within the high school district. The Centinela Valley district received its current name on November 1, 1944. On July 1, 1954, the Inglewood elementary school district withdrew from the Centinela Valley district, becoming a unified school district. Public charter schools include: * of * of Green Dot Private schools include: *St. John Chrysostom Elementary School is a private . *, "In 1966 St. Mary's Academy left its home of many years on t Crenshaw Boulevardin Los Angeles for a new building on Grace Avenue across from anielFreeman Hospital". See also *, 1936–2003


Schools history

In 1888, a school district was organized, trustees were elected and a building was chosen. The school opened on May 21 that year on the second floor of a on Grevillea Avenue between Regent Street and Orchard (today's Florence Avenue), with 17 boys and 16 girls. The first teacher was Minnie Walker, a graduate of Los Angeles State Normal School. The schoolroom, named Bucephalus Hall, after a horse belonging to town founder , was also used for community meetings. Meanwhile, a permanent school building was erected on Grevillea Avenue a block to the south, between Regent and Queen. It remained Inglewood's only school until 1911. It was destroyed by an earthquake in 1920. The was organized in 1904 to bring secondary education to the town. Inglewood High opened in two rooms of the school building with 15 students taught by Nina Martin, principal, and Anna McClelland. Four years later, a new building rose on of land, and the first graduation of one boy and four girls took place in 1908. Until 1912 there was a new principal every year at the , but on May 8 of that year George W. Crozier was named principal, and he held the post for 20 years. The school was renamed in his honor in 1932. In 1913, George M. Green was appointed principal of Inglewood Union High School; he retired from that position in 1939. In 1914, voters approved bonds for high school improvement. Four more buildings and a were erected, "joined by walks and arcades." The improvement included a "five-room model flat in the Home Economics Building." Nine acres of land were bought at Kelso Avenue and Damask (now Inglewood Avenue) for an experimental agricultural statement, thenceforth known as "The Farm." There were gardens, an orchard and an alfalfa field. In 1915 Inglewood High won a first-place Los Angeles County prize for its beautiful ivy-covered brick buildings. These buildings were destroyed in 1953 to make room for new ones. In the mid-1920s, the high school district stretched all the way south to El Segundo, so two women teachers were asked to live in El Segundo and ride the school buses with the students every day to and from that city – for an extra dollar a day in pay. In 1923 girls adopted a school uniform, "a dark blue skirt with a white middy." In 1925 a new fine arts building for the high school was erected on the southwest corner of Grevillea and Manchester, replacing the Truax Candy Kitchen, but it was severely damaged by the of 1933. It was "later rebuilt with WPA help but lost its magnificent stairway and all its fireplaces." Temporary classrooms were built on Olive Street, "all too cold in winter and too hot most of the time." The athletic field on the west side of the campus, later called Badenoch Field, was used for physical education and sporting events. In 1937, agricultural classes were ended at the Farm and Sentinel Field was dedicated there for sports activities. By 1938 there were more than 3,000 students and 141 teachers at the high school. The "startling news" of 1948 was the dismissal "of the entire administrative staff at Inglewood High School, beginning with Principal James R. Haines." He was replaced by Forrest Murdoch of Everett, Washington, as superintendent and Fred Heisner as principal. In 1952, another secondary school campus in Inglewood was opened in the east side neighborhood of Lockhaven as . Center Park School of Los Angeles became part of the Inglewood School District in 1961 when its area (Crenshaw-Imperial) was annexed to the city. In the 1970s, its name was changed to Worthington School to honor Frances and William Worthington.


Religion

In 2007, the area served by the Inglewood post office (including Lennox) had 98 churches, temples, mosques, chapels and other houses of worship, according to the AreaConnect.com website. The first church service was held on April 22, 1888, in the Inglewood House hotel on Commercial Street (today's La Brea Avenue), popularly called Mrs. Belden's Boarding House, when Inglewood had only 300 residents and 112 registered voters. Later services were in Bucephalus Hall, but eventually the congregation moved to Hyde Park, which left Inglewood with no church. On January 19, 1890, Inglewood's first permanent church – Presbyterian – was established on Market Street. A bit later the [United] Brethren constructed a building on South Market Street. In 1907, a group of Episcopalians began services in a private home, and a few years later the first Catholic services were held in Bank Hall. In 1910, the Presbyterians moved their two buildings, a sanctuary and a manse, to the corner of Grevillea and Nutwood "because the streetcars [on Market Street] were so noisy and threw so much dust and sand fleas in the windows." In 1923, St. John Chrysostom Catholic Church was founded. The current church at the intersection of Centinela and Florence was built in 1959 and is the tallest point in the city. It is the largest congregation in the city, consisting of almost 10,000 registered families. Next door is St. John Chrysostom School, educating children since 1927 from Pre-K through 8th grade. By 1940, the Methodists had built a structure at Manchester and La Brea, but in that year they moved to a new building at Kelso and Spruce.


Controversies and criticism

Despite additions to the Inglewood such as the renovated Forum, SoFi Stadium, and a new light rail line through the city, some critics have expressed skepticism as to whether these additions will contribute to any "local growth".


Senator Wright voter fraud

In 2014, former Senator Rod Wright resigned from the California Senate and served approximately seventy-one minutes of jail-time following his conviction of eight felonies, including perjury and voter fraud. Additionally, Wright lived outside of the district for which he campaigned. In 2018, a senate bill was introduced with the purpose of clarifying that "a domicile is determined solely by where an individual is registered to vote and no other factors".


2016 shooting of Marquintan Sandlin and Kisha Michael

The shooting of Kisha Michael, 31, a single mother of three sons, and Marquintan Sandlin, 32, a single father of four daughters, occurred on February 21, 2016, when police responded to a call of a suspicious vehicle parked on Manchester Boulevard around 3:10 am. When police arrived, they engaged in a 45-minute-long standoff before opening fire on the man and the armed woman inside the vehicle, killing them both. Michael was shot thirteen times and pronounced dead at the scene. Sandlin was shot eight times and died at a hospital shortly thereafter. Law enforcement officials involved in the shooting have claimed that Michael had a gun in her lap, although authorities have not stated whether either victim reached for or touched the weapon. There has also been no indication that the victims' vehicle was used in a violent manner toward the officers. Mayor James T. Butts Jr. said that the couple were unconscious when police first encountered them. After an investigation, the City of Inglewood fired the five officers involved in the shooting in May 2017, while the district attorney's office had yet to reach a decision regarding criminal liability of those officers.


Trash hauling pact

In 2018, an investigation began into a 2012 trash hauling pact contract. The contract, valued at $100 million, went to a bidder with connections to current mayor James T. Butts. The bidder, Consolidated Disposal Services, secured the contract soon after hiring Michael Butts, brother of Mayor Butts, as an operations manager.


Councilman Morales conflict of interest

In May 2018, the Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office announced it was investigating a complaint that accused Inglewood Councilman Eloy Morales, Jr. of conflicts of interest in voting to award contracts to his own clients. Since 2015, Morales has earned an approximate $60,000 to $600,000 from two companies connected with Inglewood. Under California law, no city council member may directly or indirectly benefit financially from their votes.


Community resources

, an international education program that seeks to prevent use of controlled drugs, membership in gangs and violent behavior, has its headquarters in Inglewood.


Cultural resources


Symphony

The Association is a non-profit, musical and cultural association in Inglewood, founded in 1948 to create an orchestra that welcomes African-American musicians.


Open Studios

The annual Open Studios event features "drawing, painting, photography and more", organized by a volunteer group of artists with support by the Inglewood Cultural Arts, Inc. (ICA) organization. The first year of the event saw six artists featured, but at the November 2011 event "more than 30" were expected, said Renee Fox, gallery director at the Beacon Arts Building on North La Brea Avenue. The structure has been turned into 14 artists' studios, with 16 more to be added by the end of 2011. A nearby former auto showroom has also been turned over to artists.


Newspapers

* ''The Morningside Park Chronicle'', ''Inglewood News'' and ''Inglewood Today'' circulate in the city. * ', defunct


Sister cities

Inglewood is affiliated with the following * * , Italy * * , Australia * , , Mexico


Notable people


Born in Inglewood

* , retired NBA player * , baseball player *, former fashion model, television personality, talk show host and actress * (born 1927), All-American Girls Professional Baseball League player * , actor * , musician and political activist * , recording artist, producer * , All-American Girls Professional Baseball League player * , NFL player *, retired NBA basketball player * , baseball player * , medical historian and curator"Obituaries: Patricia Peck Gossel, Museum Curator"
''Washington Post'' (June 24, 2004): B06.
*, actress and singer * , actress * , volleyball player * , actress and comedian * , rapper * , retired MLB player and manager * , rapper * , actress *, rapper * , voice actor and announcer * , baseball player * , wrestler *, basketball player * , R&B singer, songwriter, dancer and actor * , NFL player * , Olympic and World champion in long jump * , retired NBA player * , American-Israeli Olympic sprinter * , recording artist, singer-songwriter, actor * jazz saxophonist * , singer * , retired NBA player * , musician * Bishop of the Diocese of Sacramento * , comedian * , a goofy-footed American skateboarder * , swimmer and motion picture actress * , musician, singer, songwriter, and record producer * , actress/television personality known for '


Other residents

* , drag queen, lived in Inglewood in 2015 * , singer, actor, and congressman * , actress * , credited as the founder of Inglewood * , hip hop group * , retired WNBA basketball player * , actor *, rapper * , municipal court judge * , retired NBA basketball player * , American anti-war activist * (Lonnie Kimble), rapper * , football player


Filming locations

Inglewood has been in several movies and such as: * Inglewood City Hall (1 Manchester Boulevard): The interior of City Hall was the fictional IADC (Inter-Agency Defense Command) Headquarters for ' and also the coroner's office in 's 1970s television drama series ' * The city was a filming location for ', a 1999 movie about three African-American men recalling their childhood in 1980s Inglewood. * The 2015 film ' is set in the Darby-Dixon neighborhood (nicknamed "The Bottoms") of Inglewood.


See also

* , for a time capsule placed in the Inglewood City Hall * *


References


Further reading

* Constance Zillgitt Snowden, ''Men of Inglewood'', 1924. * Roy Rosenberg, ''The History of Inglewood'', published by Arthur Cawston, 1938. * Lloyd Hamilton, ''Inglewood Community Book'', 1947.


External links

*
Inglewood Chamber of Commerce

WikiMapia: Inglewood, California

Online Archive of California.org: Images of Inglewood
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