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Herald Publications - El Segundo, Hawthorne, Lawndale & Inglewood Community Newspapers Since 1911 - (310) 322-1830 - Vol. 67, No. 49 - December 6, 2018
Local Student in the Jump Off
The final TSSSA (Taranaki Secondory Schools Sports Association) event for 2018 was Show Jumping, which was held last week at the Stratford A&P showgrounds. Liam Newton represented Inglewood High
School with his horse Quiz in the 85cm instant jump off, and his horse Sam in the 1.00m instant jump off. Photo: Inglewood High School.
Hearings on Permit Parking Net
Little Opposition from Residents
By Haleemon Anderson
A public hearing was opened at Tuesday’s
meeting of the Inglewood City Council to
consider adding several streets to permit parking
areas. Public Works Director Louis Atwell
said the proposed streets are in a business area
where parking is adequate for business owners
and employees. The issue is that street parking
is being impacted by outside parking.
Councilmember Eloy Morales said it’s an industrial
area. “The change will not affect residents,
so this change is appropriate for employees and
customers,” he noted. There were no other comments
on the matter. The public hearing was closed
and the Council voted unanimously to waive
further reading and move the ordinance forward.
The Council also passed an ordinance introduced
last week to adopt permit parking on
Long Street at 66th and 68th Streets and on 67th
Street between Gay Street and West Boulevard.
City Clerk Yvonne Horton announced her
office will host a voting center pop-up event
at City Hall on Dec. 11. Information about the
new voting system, set to roll out countywide
for the 2020 election, will be available in
Community Room A from 6-8 p.m.
Community Affairs Liaison Cinder Eller
announced the Heroes and Helpers program
(formerly Shop with a Cop) will celebrate
students with perfect attendance. Three students
from each Inglewood school will be rewarded
with a shopping trip, hosted by local Inglewood
In public comments, business owner Cheryl
McGee implored the Council to look into her
lease at 205 Nutwood. McGee said she has
been leasing the building for years and has
done substantial repairs at the commercial
property. “I received this letter,” said McGee.
She explained the building owner sent her a
letter notifying her to pay property taxes. “He
wants me to pay his property taxes,” said a
visibly emotional McGee. Mayor James T.
Butts said the City could not give advice or
legal counsel, but offered to have staff look at
McGee’s lease and clarify any discrepancies.
Councilmember Alex Padilla said there is
a busy week ahead, with several events in
District 2. The La Brea resurfacing project will
start this week, he reported. Traffic at La Brea
Avenue between 64th Street and Florence will
be affected. Padilla will also host the District
2 Toy and Canned Food Drive on Saturday
at the District 2 Community Center, and a
One-for-All fundraiser at St. Johns Church on
Dec. 15. Submissions for the Home Decorating
Contest will continue until Dec. 17. Padilla said
first, second and third prizes will be awarded.
Councilmember Ralph Franklin announced
that plans for a Norms Restaurant in District
4 at the Crenshaw-Imperial Plaza will be delayed
until at least the summer of 2019. He
cited permits and building codes as the reason.
Councilmember Morales invited everyone to
come to the Christmas Tree Lighting at City
Hall tomorrow. He thanked Inglewood residents,
companies and small businesses who helped
with the toy drives and holiday celebrations
around the city.
Councilmember George Dotson thanked
Public Works for the new design elements
and renovations at the District 1 Community
Center. He applauded his assistant for shopping
for the toy drive last week.
Mayor Butts asked if the results of the Nov. 6
election had been certified, noting the Council
will need to approve those at next week’s
meeting. Butts noted that Inglewood broke a
few records in this election cycle. “We had an
amazing voter turnout,” he said. “It was the
highest in the history of the city.” Butts said he
received 19,789 votes. He applauded Brandon
Miles, one of four candidates who challenged
him for the mayoral seat.
Butts asked for adjournment of the meeting
in honor of three longtime residents: Jeff Wilds,
a retired police sergeant; Elizabeth Wells, who
passed at 90 years; and Dr. Mayfield, a 56-
year resident. He then motioned to have City
Hall flags flown at half-mast in honor of the
passing of 41st President George H.W. Bush.
The Inglewood City Council will hold its
last meeting of 2018 next Tuesday, Dec. 11,
at 2 p.m. in the Council chambers on the 9th
floor, Inglewood City Hall. •
Prosecutors Pivot from Election
Cyberattacks to Charity Scams
By Rob McCarthy
A team of security experts and local
prosecutors fended off a massive cyberattack
last month during the November election,
the Los Angeles County District Attorney
revealed this month. The DA’s office provided
details on a 10-day operation that anticipated
and stopped the hackers, some of whom
hijacked computer systems and used them
to hide their identities from authorities.
The DA’s office assigned a team of
cybercrimes investigators to catch hackers
in the days leading up to the Nov. 6 voting.
The security team with the County
Registrar-Recorder that oversees national,
state and local elections halted more
than 280,000 attempts to gain access
to the system on Election Day alone,
according to reports. Election officials
and law enforcement around the nation,
including L.A. County, were on high alert
and monitoring their election information
systems against online attacks.
The operation reviewed more than 400,000
suspicious access attempts that were blocked
by network defense measures over one week,
including 281,339 attempts on Election Day.
While hackers regularly try to breach the
county’s computer networks, the methods
they used during last month’s elections
were more sophisticated and designed to
See Charity Scams, page 8