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LAPD prepares for grand jury decision in Ferguson shooting: Los Angeles police chief Charlie Beck said the department is preparing for demonstrations when the verdict of the Ferguson shooting is announced. (L.A. Times) Potential endangerment charges: A mother who left her three-year-old son in the car while she went to the ATM near Vermont and […]

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Bernard Parks aims to fix 400 broken-up sidewalks in South LA’s District Eight.

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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
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LAist - Neighborhood Project in 2007
Curbed LA - West Adams on the down low in 2007
LA Observed
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LA Observed - Winds knock down the sycamore trees on 42nd in 2006

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Metro to Close Crenshaw Boulevard for 30 days to excavate box for light rail Crenshaw/Expo underground station

Posted by Jose Ubaldo on November 12, 2014 at 12:00pm 0 Comments



Metro and Walsh/Shea Corridor Contractors tonight will close Crenshaw Boulevard, between Jefferson Boulevard and Coliseum Street, for 30 days to begin excavation of Crenshaw/Expo underground station for the Crenshaw/LAX light rail line.



Metro encourages residents, commuters, business owners…

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FILMS AT CAAM – BEHIND THE VEIL FEATURES FILMS HIGHLIGHTING A POLITICAL SCANDAL, NATIONAL CRISIS AND DREAMING WHILE BLACK

Posted by Terri Dixon on November 3, 2014 at 5:45pm 0 Comments

One of the California African American Museum’s (CAAM) signature programs is Films at CAAM, which screens mostly first run, thematically linked, award-winning and critically-acclaimed documentary films during the months of April, June, August, and November.  November's Films at CAAM presents its series Lifting the Veil, showcasing several films throughout the month that reveals the truth and aftermath of a political sandal, a national crisis beyond one company and…

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Finally! Rodeo Road will closed for two weeks beginning Friday, Oct. 24 at 9 p.m.

Posted by Jose Ubaldo on October 24, 2014 at 7:00am 0 Comments

Metro’s contractor for the Crenshaw/LAX Transit Project Walsh/Shea Corridor Contractor (WSCC), will implement a full street closure at Rodeo Road and Crenshaw Boulevard for 14 consecutive days beginning Friday, Oct. 24, to finish construction of the wall perimeter for the future underground Crenshaw/Expo light rail station.

Continuing work has been schedule around the clock from 9 p.m. Friday, Oct. 24 through Friday, Nov. 7.

During this time north and south bound traffic traveling…

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La Brea Corridor Community Workshop Wed.,Oct. 15, 6-8pm @ Baldwin Hills Public Library

Posted by Marie Michele Montano on October 13, 2014 at 12:30pm 0 Comments

This Wednesday, October 15th is the last community workshop for the La Brea Corridor Planning Study 

6 - 8pm at the Baldwin Hills Public Library

Come and actively participate in visualizing a pedestrian and bike friendly S. La Brea Corridor.



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Got Junk? Donate it to upcoming fundraiser for Mayme Clayton Library and Museum

Posted by Mayme Clayton Library and Museum on October 10, 2014 at 2:26pm 0 Comments

On Saturday, October 25, 2014, the Mayme Clayton Library and Museum of African American Culture will be collecting donations to its Goodwill Donation Drive Fundraiser.

Come and drop off gently used apparel, household items, books, DVDs, electronics (working or not) at the Goodwill Collection Truck parked in the parking lot of the Mayme Clayton Library and Museum from 9 AM to 1 PM.  

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Onaje Allan Gumbs - Bloodlife: Solo Piano Improvisations

Posted by ColoredPeople.net on September 29, 2014 at 10:00am 0 Comments

 

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Rodeo Road at Crenshaw Boulevard set to close for two weeks beginning Friday, Oct. 3

Posted by Jose Ubaldo on September 26, 2014 at 1:30pm 3 Comments



Metro’s contractor for the Crenshaw/LAX Transit Project Walsh/Shea Corridor Contractor (WSCC), will implement a full street closure at Rodeo Road and Crenshaw Boulevard for 14 consecutive days beginning Friday, Oct. 3, to finish construction of the wall perimeter for…

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University Park Family for USC and Expo Park neighborhoods

We offer Free Resume workshops to Community members and parents with children in the USC Family of Schools, Neighborhood Academic Initiative (NAI), Kid Watch, and other USC programs. Please visit us …

We offer Free Resume workshops to Community members and parents with children in the USC Family of Schools, Neighborhood Academic Initiative (NAI), Kid Watch, and other USC programs.
Please visit us at our new location within the Gateway building on Figueroa, between Jefferson and 32nd St. to schedule an appointment. Also available for drop in assistance, weekly on Tuesdays at 7pm-8pm.
Please note, to better assist you, before you arrive:
To update a current resume, email the resume to yourself…

Game day street closures meeting y en espanol

Coliseum street closure

City Councilmember Curren Price and the University of Southern California invite you to an informational meeting of the proposed street closures for the remaining 2014 USC home football games.
Date: October 15th, 2014
Time: 6:00 – 8:00…

Hoover Union Triangle Plaza meeting tonight!

GILBERT A. CEDILLO COUNCILMEMBER, FIRST DISTRICT
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Come Share Your Priorities for the Proposed Improvements to the Union-Hoover Traffic Triangle
Share with us your opinion on:
-Transit Shelters/seating
-Lighting
-Outdoor performance…

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Eyes on the Street: Avalon/Gage Pocket Park Continues to Take Shape

The pocket park at Avalon and Gage takes shape. Sahra Sulaiman/Streetsblog L.A. As much as I genuinely adore South L.A., I have to admit it isn’t always the sparkliest of places. Years of neglect by the city, a lack of investment in infrastructure, the seemingly haphazard zoning (or lack of enforcement of codes) that allows for toxic [...]

What a Vermont Avenue BRT Line Could Look Like

Future Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) on Vermont Avenue could resemble the Emerald Express BRT line in Eugene, OR. Photo: ITDP At this month’s board meeting, Metro staff reported that they are hiring consultants to shepherd two Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) projects. Today, SBLA previews one of those: Vermont Avenue BRT. For the uninitiated, what is BRT? Bus Rapid [...]

Friday Job Market

Looking to hire a smart, qualified person for a position in transportation planning, engineering, IT, or advocacy? Post a listing on the Streetsblog Jobs Board and reach our national audience of dedicated readers. Looking for a job? Here are the current listings: Associate Director, Progressive Transportation Services, District Department of Transportation, Washington, DC Plans, directs and manages program operations of [...]

What Would a National Vision Zero Movement Look Like?

About 300 street safety leaders attended Transportation Alternatives’ first-ever Vision Zero symposium last Friday. Photo courtesy of TA. Earlier this week, New York-based Transportation Alternatives released a statement of 10 principles that emerged from the Vision Zero symposium the group sponsored last Friday. It was the first-ever national gathering of thought leaders and advocates committed to [...]

Federal Housing Administration Still Tips the Scales Toward Sprawl

The vast majority of federal subsidies for housing flow to single-family homes. Image: Smart Growth America There’s a notion that remains very pervasive in certain quarters — *cough* Joel Kotkin *cough* — that the reason so many American cities are sprawling and suburban is the natural result of market forces. Essentially, Americans love driving and big yards [...]

Culver City Times

Free Classical Music Concert in Culver City this Sunday

The Los Angeles Doctors Symphony Orchestra will perform a free concert this Sunday, November 23, at 3 pm at Veterans Memorial Auditorium in Culver City. The program will include excerpts from Tchaikovsky’s “Swan Lake” and “Sleeping Beauty;” Brahms’ “Hungarian Dance;” Stravinsky’s…

East Borough: Culver City's Best Brunch?

Thrillist just named East Borough Culver City's Best Brunch, saying "Because your brunch game needs a bit of Vietnamese flair, this recent addition drops creative and farm-fresh dishes into your weekend, like their beer-battered crêpe with Dungeness crab, steamed bao with bacon and quail…

Roller Derby Returns to Culver City This Saturday

This Saturday, November 15, the Culver City Veterans Auditorium will be home to a doubleheader of roller derby action: Shore Shots & Road Ragers vs. West Coast Derby Knockouts.

Here's how the organizers describe the event:

The Angel City Derby Girls are a group…

Will the Former Culver City Courthouse Be Turned into an Extension of LACMA?

Plans are still preliminary at best, but it's such an exciting prospect, I have to pass on the info: The Los Angeles Times has reported that Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors member Mark Ridley-Thomas wants spend $8 million to convert Culver City's former courthouse on Overland…

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Vote Today - Find Your Rancho Park Polling Place

Don't forget to vote today.

If you don't know the location of your polling place, you can look it up here.

Rancho Park's Pico Playhouse To Premiere "Adventures in Candyland" - A Play By Kids for All Ages to Enjoy

Saturday, November 1 marks the sold-out world premiere of "Adventures in Candyland", a  sugary saga written, performed and produced by a group of students from Overland Avenue Elementary School.

The delicious drama features friends on a journey, goblins up to no good, and royalty in peril.

The …

Eat at Pitfire Pizza on Westwood Blvd Thursday 10/23 Good Food for a Good Cause

Join us for a Night of Great Food, Friends, Family and Fundraising

 

Who: Everyone is welcome.

 

What: Support the  Los Angeles Center for Enriched Studies (LACES is an LAUSD public middle and high school) while you and your family enjoy delicious artisan pizzas, fresh chopped salads made with locally grown ingredients, fantastic pasta and paninis!

When: 5:00 – 9:00 pm, Thursday, October 23. Arrive anytime…

The Book Truck at Children's Book World - Bring or Buy Books for Underserved Teens

Children's Book World Rancho Park's Children's Book World and The Book Truck are holding a teen book drive to reach readers all across Los Angeles. Stop by tomorrow to donate new or gently used books to this great cause.…

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.

 
 
 

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Art Devotionals is a book filled with drawings and illustrations inspired by Scripture. These cute and funny drawings will make you smile and think about how you can apply the Bible to your life. Included on the back of each drawing is a short devotional along with application questions. This book will encourage you to practice your creativity and build a deeper relationship with God. It's a great book to read with others and suitable for all ages. 



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Please Support our Culver City Based American Roots Music Band as we perform for your Listening and Dancing enjoyment:

SATURDAY, NOV 22, @ TYPHOON RESTAURANT, SM

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Rubato-Elegante Ensemble at The Industry Cafe

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