News ReleaseCity of Inglewood
Public Information Office

One Manchester Boulevard
Inglewood, CA 90301
(310) 412-5111
Fax: (310) 412-8788


Contact :Hilda J. Kennedy, Public Information Officer    310.412.5301

INGLEWOOD, CA – JUNE 20, 2005 – The City of Inglewood shined when KTLA/WB Channel 5, and KJLH Radio Station, 102.3FM did their live simulcast in Inglewood on Friday, June 17th at Inglewood City Hall, the South Mall Area.

            A crowd of Inglewood residents, high school students, senior citizens and employees from neighboring businesses joined the festivities as KTLA broadcast their morning news show live at Inglewood City Hall with celebrity news anchors, including Carlos Amezcua, Michaela Pereira, Sam Ruben and Mark Kristi.  The popular morning news team from KJLH, Cliff Winston and Janine and the Home Team concurrently did their show at Inglewood City Hall.

            The morning show featured a mouth-watering soul food contest amongst several Inglewood restaurants, including Soul Food Kitchen, the Crab Pit, Oasis Restaurant and Gumbo Shack.  Other restaurants were also featured during the show, including Jamba Juice, LAX Tacos, and Del Taco.  The judges for the soul food contest included actor Antonio Sabato, Jr., Gary Dourdan, and radio personalities from KJLH.  After a great deal of deliberations, Soul Food Kitchen won first place.

             The morning was further enriched with soulful selections from several gospel choirs in the City, and an exciting “church lady” hat show featuring designs from Donna Vinci Couture who was also on hand with his models.   Inglewood High School Marching Band and the Inglewood Black Hawks Football team moved the crowd as they celebrated their accomplishments.

            To make sure that everyone looked their best, KTLA pulled together several Inglewood beauty salons and barber shops to showcase the best in hair design and cosmetology.  Salons featured included 2nd to None; Le Shop Extraordinaire; Savvy I & II; Another Beauty Salon; Kashini; Hair, Hair, Hair Barber Shop; Woman of Color; Nu Flava Barber Shop, and Without Limits. 

            Also included in the show was special footage of Inglewood residential neighborhoods, commercial areas, economic development efforts; and future plans for growth. 

            “The entire show was a phenomenal representation of Inglewood as a City of Choice,” said Inglewood City Administrator, Mark Weinberg.  “We are grateful to KTLA and KJLH for this wonderful spotlight on Inglewood.”