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Dog struck in South LA, new mental illness program + disabled student denied parking

Dog struck: A stolen white van hit and injured a dog while speeding during a car chase from 77th Place and Central Avenue to Manchester Avenue and Central Avenue, reports KTLA. Mental illness program: After two LAPD officers fatally shot South L.A. native Ezell Ford, a new program would favor treatment over jail time according to the […]

Trader Joe’s scouting out first South LA store

Residents are eager for new healthy grocery option near USC.

#TBT South LA: Jefferson High, 1938

An old yearbook reflects South LA's diversity more than 70 years ago.

Leimert Park Beat in the News

SoCal Connected calls Leimert Park Beat "an excellent blog that chronicles the happenings in and around Leimert Park Village." Tavis Smiley - History of the Blog in 2009 and tour of Leimert Park Village New York Times - South Los Angeles says yes to no more fast food in 2008
KCRW: Warren Olney's Which Way, LA
- County supervisor race goes uncovered by the media
LAist - Neighborhood Project in 2007
Curbed LA - West Adams on the down low in 2007
LA Observed
- WeAd is the black WeHo in 2007
LA Observed - Winds knock down the sycamore trees on 42nd in 2006

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NPR: Leimert Park's Struggle with Identity in 2006
Washington Post - Tour of Leimert Park in 2006
Los Angeles Times - Tour of Leimert Park in 2005
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- Tour of Leimert Park in 2005
NY Times - Soul Central from 1993

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Vocalist Dwight Trible Los Angeles Jazz LA Jazz Society
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Ernest Hardy
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Crenshaw Chamber

Black Book Expo
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Mark Ridley-Thomas blog
LAPD Crime Map
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Preparing for our presentation this evening with the Victoria – Sanchez – Sycamore Block Club. Meeting starts at 6:30pm we are scheduled to present at 7:20pm. The meeting is located at the Village Gr…

Posted by Marie Michele Montano on September 16, 2014 at 3:24pm 0 Comments

Preparing for our presentation this evening with the Victoria – Sanchez – Sycamore Block Club. Meeting starts at 6:30pm we are scheduled to present at 7:20pm.

The meeting is located at the Village Green Clubhouse (5300 Rodeo Rd. Los Angeles CA 90016)…stop by, say “Hi”, and get the latest information on the project status.

If you can not make it down tonight...We are also scheduled to present tomorrow 9/17, we would love to see you there.

Wednesday, September 17…

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Three Full Street Closures this Weekend on Crenshaw Boulevard to Continue Building Underground Light-Rail Stations

Posted by Jose Ubaldo on September 11, 2014 at 1:19pm 0 Comments

Work on three of the future underground Crenshaw/LAX light rail stations will shut down Crenshaw Boulevard at three different locations this weekend beginning Friday night until Monday morning. The closures are needed to reconfigure traffic lanes at Crenshaw/Vernon and Crenshaw/MLK stations and on Crenshaw/Expo, Metro and Walsh/Shea Corridor Contractors (WSCC) will begin pile installation on the south wall.

Here are the closure schedule and boundaries, detour maps (see below) and…

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Carmen Lundy - Soul to Soul

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Leimert Park Village African Art and Music Labor Day Festival 2014

Posted by enhager on August 31, 2014 at 9:00am 1 Comment

Leimert Park Village African Art and Music Labor Day Festival 2014 - A Los Angeles Tradition goes on all weekend long.



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THE CALIFORNIA AFRICAN AMERICAN MUSEUM’S EXHIBITION VISIBLY INVISIBLE FOCUSES ON THE PLIGHT OF THOSE AFFLICTED WITH ALBINISM

Posted by Terri Dixon on August 20, 2014 at 5:02pm 0 Comments

Photo Credit: Superstition, 2011, Mixed media on paper, by artist Yrneh Gabon Brown

THE CALIFORNIA AFRICAN AMERICAN MUSEUM’S EXHIBITION VISIBLY INVISIBLE FOCUSES ON THE PLIGHT OF THOSE AFFLICTED WITH ALBINISM

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Inglewood area Artists - Register for the Inglewood Open Studios ! Deadline 8/31

Posted by R.k. Shuquem on August 20, 2014 at 7:54pm 0 Comments

Register for the 8th Annual Inglewood Open Studios. Deadline is August 31, 2014. Register now...Don't miss the deadline!



Event is weekend of November 8th and 9th.

The event, hosted by Inglewood artists and nonprofit Inglewood Cultural Arts (ICA), will allow visitors to personally tour the studios of established and emerging artists working in drawing, painting, sculpture, mixed-media, photography, print making, installation, video and performance. A printed catalog…

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Hoover Union Triangle Plaza meeting

Let's discuss the “Island of Lights” project for the Hoover Union Triangle.

Meet the Artist: Sheila Klein

Friday, September 19, 2014 4-6 PM
The Velaslavasay Panorama Exhibition Hall at the Union Theater
1122 West 24th Street

Please RSVP to indiejean@att.net

The Hoover-Union Triangle itself was formed by the intersection of the original Spanish Pueblo de Los Angeles street-grid crossing at a diagonal with the later Anglo-surveyed street-grid of…

Welcome Sayda Trujillo to our Teatro del Pueblo (Theatre of the Neighborhood) Team!

Sayda Trujillo came on board for Teatro del Pueblo, working with our community members on their ensemble process and acting techniques. We are also pleased to announce that Sayda will join our After Cool Teaching Artist team this fall!…

Welcome Sayda Trujillo to our Teatro del Pueblo (Theatre of the Neighborhood) Team!

Sayda Trujillo came on board for Teatro del Pueblo, working with our community members on their ensemble process and acting techniques. We are also pleased to announce that Sayda will join our …

The Flip Side / La otra cada de la moneda

Thanks to all of you for the lovely messages and emails about …

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In Tenth Year of Park(ing) Day, Parklets Bloom on Six Continents

Cities on six continents are celebrating Park(ing) Day today, now in its tenth year of temporarily transforming curbside space for cars into public spaces for people. Some of the pop-up parks that caught our eye this Park(ing) Day include: Photo: JGPilgrim, via Twitter Providence pulled out all of the stops this year, with 32 parklets — and [...]

WisDOT Falls Back on Old Data to Justify Double-Decker Urban Highway

Does this chart cry out for more roadway capacity to you? Image: U.S. PIRG and Frontier Group U.S. PIRG and the Frontier Group released a report yesterday, “Highway Boondoggles: Wasted Money and America’s Transportation Future.” In it, they examine 11 of the most wasteful, least justifiable road projects underway in America right now. Here’s the latest installment [...]

What AASHTO’s “Top Projects” Tell Us About State DOT Leadership

If you can build a project fast and under budget, AASHTO will love it, no matter how little sense it makes. Photo: Citizens Transportation Commission Who can build the biggest road slab the fastest? Those seem to be the major criteria used by the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials to determine the “best” [...]

Grab That Placard and Go Park! It’s Park(ing) Day, L.A.!

Parking Day happening now at Contreras High School! Photo via @Mr__Zuniga Twitter Grab granny’s disabled placard, Los Angeles, it’s Park(ing) Day! But, in Los Angeles, Every Lane is a Bike Lane, and, well, Every Day is a Parking Day. No, it’s not just everyday Parking Day — that was yesterday, last week, tomorrow, and next week — but [...]

Norwegian Town Pays Cyclists and Pedestrians “Reverse Toll” Money

How’s this for bike- and pedestrian-friendly? A town in Norway is paying people to bike and walk. Cyclists in Lillestrøm, Norway, got a bonus in the form of “reverse tolls.” Photo: Wikipedia It only lasted for a week, but Eric Britton at World Streets says it’s a completely rational economic policy response: As part of Norway’s ongoing European [...]

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“CELBRICAT” LIL BUB MAKES SPECIAL VIP MEET & GREET APPEARANCE AT ADOPT & SHOP

Fans Have the Opportunity to Meet and Take Photos with LA Feline Film Festival Host

 

Interviews, Photos, and Video Footage Opportunities Available

 

WHEN: Saturday, September 20, 2014 at 4:00 p.m.

 

WHAT: Lil Bub will have LA-based fans purring as she makes a special appearance the day before the LA Feline Film Festival at Adopt & Shop…

Where Am I in Culver City? Game 081

Periodically, I post a picture of something in Culver City that is 'hiding in plain sight.' -- asking Culver City Times members if they know where it is. 

Today the question is: Do you know where in Culver City this moon is? If you know, enter your response in the comments box of this…

Culver City Historical Society Hosts Car Rally & Scavenger Hunt This Saturday

The Culver City Historical Society presents its Car Rally & Scavenger Hunt fundraiser on Sunday, September 21st, from 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. 

Participants will start at the Society’s Archives and Resource Center in back of the Veterans Memorial Building at 4117 Overland Ave, where they…

Pitch In for Coastal Clean-up Day at Ballona Creek in Culver City This Saturday

The Ballona Creek Cleanup is the City of Culver City's contribution to Coastal Cleanup Day -- this Saturday, September 20, from 9:00 a.m. till noon.

To participate, just show up at one of these locations, where there are gates affording access to Ballona Creek:

  • Syd Kronenthal…

m0851 Concept Store Now Open in Santa Monica

Long term Culver City resident, Carole Yu has opened a new leather goods store in Santa Monica.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

m0851 Concept Store Now Open in Santa Monica 

Santa Monica, September 15, 2014- There is a new exclusive m0851 concept store at 1426 Montana Avenue, Unit 2, in Santa Monica.

Established in 1987, m0851 is a Montreal-based company…

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Watch Willy Wonka Under the Stars Tonight at Palms Park

Join your friends and neighbors for a night time screening of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.

When:  dusk, Wednesday, August 6

Where: Palms Park, 2950 Overland Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90064

No charge for attending. Bring your own chairs and blankets. Popcorn and candy can be purchased.

Los Angeles Summer of Learning comes to the West Side

Mayor Eric Garcetti, in partnership with Los Angeles Unified School District Superintendent John Deasy, JPMorgan Chase & Co., The California Endowment, and the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, have launched of the Los Angeles Summer of Learning program, a citywide initiative to keep youth engaged in learning this summer. 

Los Angeles youth age 3 - 24 can access 100 valuable learning opportunities online and in person at City parks and libraries, LAUSD schools,…

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Rancho Park's Best Spot for Fireworks

Head to Cheviot Hills Park on this Fourth of July to for a low-key, crowd-free celebration courtesy of the Hillcrest Country Club. You may have to be a member to golf there but the club's annual fireworks display lights up the Rancho Park sky for all to see. The best seats in the house are free - across the street at Cheviot Hills Park on Motor Ave, just south of Pico.

The fireworks begin at 9:00 pm but the fun starts earlier. You can bring picnics, blankets, sports equipment…

 
 
 

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Piccolo's Books in Long Beach, California has donated 85,000 Children's Books to Jamaica.  Volunteers will transform the cargo shipping container the books come in into a children’s reading center.  The Cedella Booker-Marley Basic School in Nine Mile; Jamaica will be the home of the very first Gift of Knowledge Children’s Center.With the assistance of the Minister of Education and the guidance of the Golden Sands Foundation and their gifts to supply the library with Solar Power, the tools and…See More
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Free Disaster Awareness Course (DAC). DAC is designed to educate and empower individuals, families and communities to prepare for and respond to emergencies. It will teach you how to prepare to survive a major disaster. The Los Angeles reg...ion is overdue...we want to be ready when a major emergency occurs. The course is 3 hours, one meeting only, taught by staff from LAFD Homeland Security Division. Great experience and fun. Don't miss it. See you there and tell your friends, family, and…See More
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House on the Hill: Mary Ellen Pleasant's Story," at Mayme Clayton Library and Museum

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Saturday, September 20, 2-3:30 pm I A Staged Play Reading"House on the Hill: Mary Ellen Pleasant's Story"MCLM presents a staged reading of "House on the Hill: Mary Ellen Pleasant's Story," by Sharon L Graine, Dr. Mayme Clayton's goddaughter. Don't miss this play about the19th-century African American entrepreneur.The play features Sharon L. Graine as Mary Ellen Pleasant; Kevin Dulude as Thomas Bell; Geraldine Fuentes as Theresa Bell; Chester A. Graine III as William; and singer Sylvia Boyd.…See More
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“The Trip to Bountiful” tells the story of Mother Watts’ (played by Cicely Tyson). She is an elderly woman forced to live with her overprotective son (Blair Underwood) and domineering daughter-in-law (Vanessa Williams). Her dream is to return for one last time to her small hometown in Bountiful, Texas. Her journey becomes a heartbreaking but ultimately life-affirming and inspiring tale that examines the fragility of memory and celebrates the enduring power of hope, faith and family.Performance…See More
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Three Full Street Closures this Weekend on Crenshaw Boulevard to Continue Building Underground Light-Rail Stations

Work on three of the future underground Crenshaw/LAX light rail stations will shut down Crenshaw Boulevard at three different locations this weekend beginning Friday night until Monday morning. The closures are needed to reconfigure traffic lanes at Crenshaw/Vernon and Crenshaw/MLK stations and on Crenshaw/Expo, Metro and Walsh/Shea Corridor Contractors (WSCC) will begin pile installation on the south wall.Here are the closure schedule and boundaries, detour maps (see below) and press releases…See More
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Preparing for our presentation this evening with the Victoria – Sanchez – Sycamore Block Club. Meeting starts at 6:30pm we are scheduled to present at 7:20pm.The meeting is located at the Village Green Clubhouse (5300 Rodeo Rd. Los Angeles CA 90016)…stop by, say “Hi”, and get the latest information on the project status.If you can not make it down tonight...We are also scheduled to present tomorrow 9/17, we would love to see you there.Wednesday, September 17 Presenting @ 7pm…See More
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“CELBRICAT” LIL BUB MAKES SPECIAL VIP MEET & GREET APPEARANCE AT ADOPT & SHOP

Fans Have the Opportunity to Meet and Take Photos with LA Feline Film Festival Host

 

Interviews, Photos, and Video Footage Opportunities Available

 

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Hello all you beautiful laughers! We're excited to bring you another great comedy show at the Blind Barber, a secret speakeasy bar behind an old-timey barbershop. The show isWednesday, September 24th at 8 pm. It's free, but you have to be on the list to get in. If you're not on the list, you won't make it past the barbershop!
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Work on three of the future underground Crenshaw/LAX light rail stations will shut down Crenshaw Boulevard at three different locations this weekend beginning Friday night until Monday morning. The closures are needed to reconfigure traffic lanes at Crenshaw/Vernon and Crenshaw/MLK stations and on Crenshaw/Expo, Metro and Walsh/Shea Corridor Contractors (WSCC) will begin pile installation on the south wall.Here are the closure schedule and boundaries, detour maps (see below) and press releases…See More
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