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Inglewood, California has been home to the Hollywood Park Racetrack since 1938. Fosters Freeze, the first Soft Serve ice cream chain in California, was founded by George Foster in 1946 in Inglewood. Other landmarks include the Los Angeles Forum and Randy’s Donuts, featuring the sculpture of the giant donut on the roof. Inglewood has a population of 119,053 and is bounded on the north by Culver City, Crenshaw, and Baldwin Hills; on the south by Lennox, Hawthorne, and El Segundo; on the west by Los Angeles International Airport, Westchester, Marina Del Rey, Playa Del Rey, Playa Vista, and the Pacific Ocean; and on the east by Westmont, South Central Los Angeles, and Florence-Graham. Near Hollywood Park is the famous Inglewood Forum, where the Los Angeles Lakers used to play before they moved to downtown Los Angeles’s Staples Center, yet which continues to be used for performances and community events.
In 1927, a swath of Inglewood ranchland was transformed into an airport called Mines Field. The airport was later renamed LAX, or Los Angeles International Airport, which features what is likely the most recognizable airport-related landmark in the world, the science-fiction inspired Theme Building, currently home of Encounter Restaurant & Bar. The building looks like a flying saucer suspended by graceful, arched landing gear. The building opened for business in 1961 and represented the futuristic mindset of the time. This mindset was, at this time, already a couple decades old in Inglewood, which was enjoying prosperity and growth for as long. As with the case of Hawthorne, Inglewood was transformed from an agricultural center into a significant hub of development for aircraft and missile design and manufacture, and the people brought in to work in that field established homes and re-created the communities around those industries. World War II and the resulting need for aircraft and weapons systems was the major catalyst for this transformation, and the resulting rapid growth of satellite businesses caused the population and economy of Inglewood to explode through the early and middle part of the 20th century.
Just around twenty minutes from Inglewood by car, our law office is awaiting your call in the event you have lost your job due to discrimination based on your race, sex, disability, or as a result of your becoming pregnant. Also, call us at (323) 857-5900 if you are owed unpaid wages such as overtime pay for work done beyond the eighth hour per day. Our lawyers specialize in fighting for workers’ rights.