The City Sentinel
Archive for: February, 2014

Mayoral hopeful Ed Shadid addresses addiction, mental health and recovery issues with community groups

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter Public discussions about addiction and recovery reflect a new determination – an emerging social movement, essentially – led by local mental health advocacy and recovery groups, and strongly supported by allies in the broader community. For reasons of both public service and personal experience, the issue is a topic […]

Peace Education Institute empowers those interested in a more non-violent life

Each month on the Friday night nearest the Full Moon, the Peace Education Institute offers a Full Moon Drumming event, at MettaWing, which is open to the public. Photo provided

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter The Peace Education Institute (PEI) is a non-profit organization created to encourage people to become active in non-violent social change. It provides educational opportunities to all ages that contribute to non-violence in all aspects of living. PEI’s current focus is on sustainability as the primary path to peace. It […]

The Grammy Winning, Los Angeles Guitar Quartet to Play at OCU


Staff Report The Grammy Award-winning Los Angeles Guitar Quartet will perform at 3 p.m. March 2 at Oklahoma City University. The concert, to be held in the Bass School of Music’s Petree Recital Hall at N.W. 25th Street and Blackwelder Avenue, marks the season finale of this year’s OCU Distinguished Artists Series. The group’s “Guitar […]

Political Comedy, Parody Perfection, and good music: Gridiron 2014

Billie Rodely, a veteran radio journalist and member of the Oklahoma Journalism Hall of Fame, reprises her role as former First Lady (and Secretary of State) Hillary Clinton in the 2014 edition of the Oklahoma City Gridiron Show – Driving Blind with Earplugs … Or: Enquiring Minds Don’t Want to Know.” Performances are at Lyric Plaza Theatre, 1726 N.W. 16 St., Oklahoma City, OK, 7:30 p.m. the evenings of Wednesday Feb. 26, Friday, Feb. 28 and Saturday, March 1. 
The City Sentinel, File Photo

By Publius, for The City Sentinel Scriptwriters for the fresh 2014 edition of Oklahoma City Gridiron Show have great fun at the expense of political leaders in both parties, including President Barack Obama and Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin. As a pair of sardonic journalists (Jay and Kay), Bob Hale and David Fritze (Oklahoma Watch) are […]

An Editorial: For Mayor, Ed Shadid

Dr. Ed Shadid. Photo taken from web.

After 13 years with the current mayor in office (ten as mayor, three on the Council), it is time for a fresh voice and a stronger focus on the broader needs and issues for all Oklahoma City residents. For the first time in The City Sentinel’s history, we formally endorse a candidate for public office. […]

Vote Today, March 4.


  Staff report from the OKC Chamber of Commerce Alert Tuesday, March 4th, is a crucial day that will decide the path for our City’s future. Turnout for this election is key. Don’t let someone else decide who will be our City’s mayor. Vote on Tuesday, March 4th, and speak for yourself. Find your polling […]

State Finance Secretary says appropriations will be tight, but “the sky is not falling”


  By Patrick B. McGuigan Associate Publisher   Although the Oklahoma economy is growing and total tax revenue is up, the amount available for legislative appropriations, in the general revenue fund, is down. But the state official responsible for monitoring state government cash flow preempted critics of a proposed income tax cut, saying the state […]

Scare tactics and indoor mold: check for yourself

Bathroom mold, picture taken from web

By Mike Charles Allergy Control Sometimes we find companies that try to use scare tactics within the microbial investigation and mold remediation industry. As with any industry, there are always going to be people who try to scare people into using their services. They may do so by giving misinformation or falsehoods or exaggeration. Here […]

OK Senate income tax measure would increase taxes for some

Brian Bingman, OK Senate

By Patrick B. McGuigan Associate Publisher   OKLAHOMA CITY — The Oklahoma State Senate has advanced an income tax proposal that was characterized as a tax cut in floor discussion. Indeed, the Democratic minority has decried the proposal. However, state Tax Commission analysis of a similar (and unsuccessful) prior measure indicates the new bill could, […]

What’s that you say? It’s time for the Gridiron Show!


  by Patrick B. McGuigan Associate Publisher   Some of Oklahoma City’s finest theatrical talent returns to the Plaza Lyric stage for the 2014 edition of the Oklahoma City Gridiron – among them the inimitable Jane Hall and professional performer Terry Runnels. It is February, folks, so Gridiron is here to heat things up, at […]

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