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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

Stories about Leimert Park


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
LA City Beat
- Tour of Leimert Park in 2005
NY Times - Soul Central from 1993

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Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Plaza Farmers Market - 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. EVERY Saturday
One Compton
Babe and Ricky's Inn
World Stage
Project Blowed
Najite and Olokun Prophecy
Vocalist Dwight Trible Los Angeles Jazz LA Jazz Society
Eso Won Books

Leimert Park Movie

Ernest Hardy
Leimert Park Book Fair
Crenshaw Chamber

Black Book Expo
Leimert Park Chargers
Mark Ridley-Thomas blog
LAPD Crime Map
Adopted by Aliens
West Adams Heritage Association

Los Angeles City Neighborhoods West Adams-Normandie

Neighborhood Council

Save Leimert

Coro

Metro
LA Observed
Los Anjealous
BakitWhy

The Eastsider
The Bus Bench

Sunny's Spot

 

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Hearing on Cutting Down of Crenshaw Trees!

Posted by Dee Dee Roulhac on April 10, 2014 at 11:29am 0 Comments

Hello Family,

 

I received this email from Mark Glassock from the CHC:

 

Joint Empowerment Congress West Area/Park Mesa Neighborhood Council Task Forcemore than 150 trees to be cut down on Crenshaw Blvd by mta Let’s build the crenshaw rail without blighting our community SPEAK UP FOR OUR COMMUNITYAttend the Board of Public Works Commission Hearing Monday– April 14, 2014 9:30am

Edward R. Roybal BPW Session RoomRoom 350 City Hall200 North Spring Street Los…

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Leimert Park Village African Arts and Music Festival

Posted by Linda Fiaga on April 4, 2014 at 10:37am 0 Comments

Does any one know who I can contact about the 2014 Leimert Park Village African Arts and Music Festival? Members of the Los Angeles Cameroonian Community would like to participate in this coming year's event.

Putting more PARK into Leimert Park this SUNDAY during Leimert Park Art Walk

Posted by enhager on March 28, 2014 at 11:00am 0 Comments

During this coming Sunday's Leimert Park Art Walk, the legendary corner of 43rd and Degnan will go green.

A community coalition that involves Ben Caldwell of KAOS and USC, LA Cultural Affairs and Los Angeles Council District 10 will be installing five re-made street objects between the Vision Theater and Leimert Plaza…

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Interested in volunteering in your community? Please apply to be a tutor for School on Wheels!

Posted by Stefanie Aguilar on March 26, 2014 at 12:28pm 2 Comments

School on Wheels in a non-profit dedicated to providing educational support to students K-12th grade who are homeless. We need volunteers in the…

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GRAND PARK CELEBRATES LA’S LOVE FOR LOCAL AUTHORS, PUBLISHERS AND BOOKSELLERS AT SECOND ANNUAL GRAND PARK DOWNTOWN BOOKFEST

Posted by Terri Dixon on March 20, 2014 at 3:20pm 0 Comments

Los Angeles’ only book festival that focuses exclusively on the local community, the second annual Grand Park Downtown Bookfest offers Angelenos of all ages access to the largest coalition of Los Angeles-based presses and publishers in an outdoor bookstore setting.  The…

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L.A. CARE INVITES LOS ANGELES COUNTY RESIDENTS TO ENROLL BEFORE ENROLLMENT ENDS MARCH 31

Posted by Terri Dixon on March 12, 2014 at 12:19pm 0 Comments

L.A. Care Health Plan, the nation’s largest publicly operated health plan, will host a healthcare enrollment fair at Faithful Central Bible Church on March 22, 2014, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Los Angeles County residents will have the opportunity to enroll in L.A. Care Coveredä, the organization’s Covered…

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Zambezi closes as Leimert Park Village meets to plan its future

Posted by enhager on March 1, 2014 at 3:49pm 0 Comments

Zambezi Bazaar, the Africa centric gift and fashion shop in Leimert Park Village with the great mural sign has closed, according to Najee Ali. The community activist took these photos and posted the news on his Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/NajeeLAactivist), where he posted the photos at the bottom of this story.

Over the years, the Kimbrough sisters have been some of the most outspoken and…

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The WORLD STAGE Saturday Jazz Workshop ♪ Sensei LATIF - Jazz Appreciation Month [Apr 19th CANCELED] at The World Stage

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LEGACY---a short play in one act written by SHARON D. JOHNSON at Hudson Theatre

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LEGACY written by Sharon D Johnson Saturday, April 26, 2014 (12 noon) & Sunday, April 27, 2014 (3 p.m.) Featuring Tiffany Thomas (Marti), Lauren-Joy Goss (Freida), and Anjelika Washington (Serena). Peter J. Kuo, Director Part of the Acting Out INK FEST! festival of women playwrights April 25-27, 2014 (Produced by 2Cents Theatre/ KBP in association with The Los Angeles Women's Theatre Project) LEGACY Three sisters come to terms with…See More
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SOUL DOGS w/John Kito @ NORTHRIDGE FARMERS' MARKET, Wednesday, April 30th, 2014 - 5 PM - 9 PM

SOUL DOGS is Back @ NORTHRIDGE FARMER'S MARKET with Special Guest JOHN KITO!! 

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Culver City MOMS Club hosts Alex’s Lemonade Stand, contributes to fight against childhood cancer

In an effort to join the battle against childhood cancer, the MOMS Club of Culver City West will host an Alex’s Lemonade Stand on Saturday, April 26, 2014 from 11am-2pm at 5389 Dobson Way (the corner of Dobson Way and Jefferson Blvd).

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Saturday, April 26th I 2 PM I Concert: Pinkie Washington Salutes Ella and Her Fellas



Mayme Clayton Library and Museum continues its Jazz Appreciation Month and celebrates the birthday of jazz icon, Ella Fitzgerald, with a special matinee performance of "Ella and Her Fellas" conceived and presented by cabaret artist, Pinkie Washington.

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ANNENBERG COMMUNITY BEACH HOUSE 5th ANNIVERSARY WEEKEND

On Saturday, April 26 and Sunday, April 27, the City of Santa Monica will celebrate the 5th Anniversary of the Annenberg Community Beach House, a 5-acre public beach facility nestled along the Santa Monica coastline, with spectacular ocean views, a children's playground, art gallery, historic pool, and the original Marion Davies Guest House. This weekend-long community open house will feature a variety…

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