Frank Denkins Awarded
Named businessman of the year
Frank Denkins, (center shown accepting the award, along with his wife Rosemary) CEO of Office Furniture L.A., was recently named businessman of the year by State Senator Curren Price (left) during a Sacramento ceremony. Denkins opened his first business, a gasoline station, in the Leimert Park area in 1956. From there, he opened a cleaners in 1969 that eventually morphed into a chain of 12 stores. The highlight of that business was being named the official dry cleaners of the 1984 Olympics. That enabled Denkins to provide services to more than 6,800 athletes from 140 nations.
Today, his 22-year-old company sells new and used office furniture.
View Park resident and retired Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) police officer David Anthony couldn’t believe his eyes when he entered the Lock n’ Load gun and ammo store in Henderson, Nev.
But there it was right in plain view, a pristine 60mm machine gun positioned high on a shelf for sale; a weapon, he feels, that kept him and his platoon alive during his tour of duty as a 19-year-old machine gunner in 1968 in the Vietnam War.
After four years as a state legislator and at the beginning of his first full term as a state senator, Inglewood politician Curren Price was unanimously elected chair of the California Legislative Black Caucus and among his top priorities for his two-year term are first to monitor all the legislation that comes before the state government for its impact on African Americans. Then the eight-member body will place special emphasis on health, education and economic development.
LOS ANGELES, Calif. — The Los Angeles City Council today unanimously approved $55 million in transportation funds to build rail stops in Leimert Park and Westchester, with hopes of securing more funding from the region’s transportation agency.
The City Council committed $40 million in Measure R funds for the proposed Leimert Park station in south Los Angeles and $15 million for a station in Westchester.
LOS ANGELES, Calif. — A man in his early 20s suffered life-threatening wounds to his upper back this morning in a shooting in the Leimert Park, police said.
The shooting in the 3800 block of Third Avenue, near 39th Street, was reported around 12:20 a.m., said Lt. H. Fanfassian, watch commander of the Los Angeles Police Department’s Southwest Station.
The victim, who was hospitalized “in extremely serious condition,” did not provide police details of the shooting or a suspect description, Fanfassian said.
A new community plan for the West Adams, Baldwin Hills, Leimert Park and Hyde Park communities is proposing to roll back current limits on the number of stand-alone fast food restaurants in Council District 10 for up to 20 years.
In 2008, the City Council passed an ordinance restricting new fast food restaurants from being constructed within 0.5 miles of an existing fast food restaurant.