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Bicycling event CicLAvia coming to South LA + Pictures of shoes give new art project sole

NBC: Gigantic cycling event CicLAvia will come to South LA in December. Streetsblog: Artist Kim Abeles helps people understand life in others’ shoes– using the actual shoes themselves. Hartford Business: A new book follows a South LA entrepreneur as part of its narrative on rebuilding the path to the middle class. HutchinsonReport: Could a possible [...]

South LA Project Willowbrook wins national art award + LAUSD District 1 runoff election heats up

LA Times: Project Willowbrook, an in-depth assessment of Willowbrook’s artistic and creative flourishing,  won a national public art award. LA School Report: LAUSD’s runoff election for District 1, which covers South L.A., heats up before its August finale. ABC: An 8-year-old girl abducted by her biological mother outside a McDonald’s is returned home.  

Snapshots from the Watts Senior Citizen Prom

Guests shared stories about long lives spent in the ever-changing neighborhoods of Watts and South LA.

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
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

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West Adams Avenues

Posted by Donna Jones on July 16, 2014 at 9:25am 0 Comments

   Our annual Jazz Under the Stars/West Adams Avenues Music Festival it's 13th year!! It was begun by Bob Jones and has grown this year, it will be three whole evenings 6:30 PM TIL 11:00 PM starting on August 29th and ending on Sunday the 31st, the day before Labor Day!!1 We are looking to showcase talent and need a zydeco Band...this is new music for us!! We would love a recomendation..e-mail me at westadamsdonnaj@gmail.com or call Donna Jones at 213 705-3336

How do you feel about it?

Posted by Sara Newman on July 12, 2014 at 2:37pm 1 Comment

Hi, I'm a USC student and a life-long Los Angeleno. I've been to Leimert Park a few times in the past few weeks researching the new metro line that's underway along Crenshaw Blvd. I know that it's taken years to finally turn this idea into a reality, and now that it's underway I'd love to hear how you feel about it.

Whether it's thoughts about the construction or Metro's hiring policies or the future of the line, I'd really love to hear from you!

For the purposes of full…

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Porgy & Bess - Miles Davis (By Sam Pace)

Posted by ColoredPeople.net on July 11, 2014 at 9:18am 0 Comments

Our own Sam Pace 


SAM PACE is an artist, graphic designer and illustrator. He has exhibited in many ...…
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FILM REVIEW: DAWN OF THE PLANET OF THE APES

Posted by Olumide Alemoru on July 10, 2014 at 12:55pm 0 Comments

Steady lads!

BY OLU ALEMORU

For people – probably a tad to the right of Attila The Hun – who might like to turn San Francisco into a primeval wasteland where those smart, tech savvy, progressive humanoids are hunted down like wild cattle, the follow up to 2011’s “Rise of the Planet…

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La Brea Corridor Planning Study_ Connecting Communities to Parks

Posted by Marie Michele Montano on July 9, 2014 at 11:00am 1 Comment

North East Trees received a grant from the State’s Natural Resources Agency to conduct a planning study focused on the S. La Brea Ave. corridor from the intersection at Exposition Blvd. to Stocker St.…

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Metro give advance public notice for "Century Crunch" Bridge Demolition, Street Closure Near LAX July 25-28

Posted by Jose Ubaldo on June 27, 2014 at 8:37am 0 Comments

Plan ahead, allow extra travel time, or steer clear of airport-area traffic the weekend of July 25-28, 2014. These are the messages that the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro), the Los Angeles Department of Transportation (LADOT), Los Angeles World…

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CELEBRATE THE FOURTH OF JULY AT THE CALIFORNIA AFRICAN AMERICAN MUSEUM WITH COMEDIAN D’LAI, FOLLOWED BY EXPO PARK’S FIREWORKS EXTRAVAGANZA

Posted by Terri Dixon on July 1, 2014 at 12:18pm 0 Comments

The California African American Museum will celebrate America’s birthday with Gleaming at Twilight for its Target Sundays at CAAM program, on Friday, July 4th, from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m.  Co-hosted by comedian D’Lai and actor Jeffrey Anderson-Gunter, the event will be followed by Expo Park’s annual Fireworks Extravaganza, coordinated by the offices of Councilman Curren Price of Council District Nine.

Comedian D’Lai is best known as the Season 3 semi-finalist and…

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WELL HELLO DOLLY: BLACK IS BEAUTIFUL

Posted by Olumide Alemoru on June 25, 2014 at 11:03am 0 Comments

BY OLU ALEMORU

The global branding and licensing industry – worth countless billions – ended its annual Las Vegas jamboree at The Mandalay Bay as summer 2014 officially arrived.

With over 400 exhibitors representing more than 5,000 brands and catering to 15,000 attendees watch out in the next few months for the hottest things in toys, games and apparel.

We’re talking about the big guns; Disney Consumer Products, Hasbro, Martel, Twentieth Century Fox Consumer Products,…

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Los Angeles Summer of Learning comes to the University Park Area

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…

Meet the neighborhood prosecutor tonight and get things done

     Community Coalition (8101 S Vermont Ave) will be hosting a meeting to introduce the new neighborhood prosecutors assigned to…

LAUSD District 1 Candidate Forum at the CAAM Tuesday May 20

 LAUSD District 1 Candidate Forum at the California African American Museum on Tuesday May 20

Hear from candidates running for the School Board District 1 seat of the Los Angeles Unified School District. Invited candidates include: Genethia Hudley-Hayes, Alex Johnson, Rachel C. Johnson, Omarosa O. Manigault, Hattie B. McFrazier, George McKenna, and Sherlett Hendy Newbill.

Tuesday, May 20, 2014
5:30 p.m.

California African American Museum
600 State Drive,…

LA Streetsblog - LA Mass Transit News

Protected Bike Lanes Grow in CA as Cities Face Down Old Concerns

A protected bike lane in Long Beach, California. Photo: Allan Crawford More and more California cities are looking to bring protected bike lanes to their streets, and a growing body of research showing the benefits they provide are giving city leaders a stronger case in the face of opposition to change. The demand to make streets better [...]

Answers to Your Top 6 Questions About Obama’s New Infrastructure Initiative

Last week, President Obama announced that amid Congressional dysfunction around transportation funding, he was taking action to foster infrastructure investment and economic growth. The Build America Investment Initiative will provide technical assistance to communities looking for guidance on how to leverage private dollars to build public works. But the initiative doesn’t actually provide any dollars itself. Here’s the [...]

Hit-and-Run on Cesar Chavez Sidewalk Kills 66-Year-Old Woman

The site of a hit-and-run last week. Click to enlarge. Sahra Sulaiman/Streetsblog LA Normally, you think of a sidewalk as a relatively safe place to be. They have their problems, and are often in pretty lousy shape, but they usually manage to provide a sufficient buffer between pedestrians and the cars whizzing by in the adjacent roadway. Not [...]

Study: People Living Near Biking and Walking Paths Get More Exercise

Walking and biking activity increased among people living near new bike/ped infrastructure in three UK communities. (Connect2 is the name of the nonprofit group that helped install the infrastructure. Graph: American Journal of Public Health People who live near safe, high-quality biking and walking infrastructure tend to get more exercise than people who don’t, according to [...]

The Week in Livable Streets Events

A mix of a hugely important Metro Board meeting, some great bike events, a Streetsie party and some news from some other Westside cities. Monday – Does a Pacoima Pedestrian Plaza qualify as “P3″? Attend and give your input for the planned People Street Bradley Avenue Plaza. Meeting tonight! Get the details, here. Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday – [...]

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Hear Tchaikovsky, Prokofiev, and Mussorgsky Under the Stars This Thursday

The Summer Music Series in Marina del Rey's Burton W. Chace Park continues this Thursday, July 24, with a "symphonic celebration" featuring the Marina del Rey Summer Symphony playing "Violin Concerto" by Tchaikovsky, "Romeo and Juliet" by Prokofiev, and "Pictures at an Exhibition" by…

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,…

New Show by Hikari Shimoda Opens at Corey Helford Gallery in Culver City

A new show by Hikari Shimoda, "Fantastic Planet, Goodbye Man," will open this Saturday, July 19, at the Corey Helford Gallery in Culver City. The opening reception will run from 7 pm to 10 pm and -- as always -- is free and open to the public. 

Says the gallery about Shimoda's…

Where Am I in Culver City? Game 079

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 colorful wall is? If you know, enter your response in the comments box of this post.

If…

Jessica Fichot and Los Pinguos Perform at the Culver City Music Fest This Thursday.

French chanteuse Jessica Fichot will perform at the the Culver City Boulevard Music Summer Festival this Thursday, July 17, at 7:00 pm. It's the second of six free concerts presented in the Culver City Hall Courtyard this summer. 

Here's…

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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…

President Obama to Visit West Los Angeles

May 7, 2014 - LAX & Bel Air…
 
 
 

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Hello Community!!!!The Friends of Angeles Mesa Public Library will have a  book sale Saturday, July 19th 10a-2p.   There will be GREAT gently used books, videos, books on tape, and other forms of media- hot off the library shelves.  Prices range from .25 cents -$4.  Please bring your recyclable bags for the books you purchase:)All proceeds from the  book sale are given to the Friends of Angeles Mesa Public Library to fund educational programs, cultural programs and activities for children,…See More
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Palms-Rancho Park Library Book Sale

Looking for great and affordable Summer reading material?



The Friends of the Palms- Rancho Park Library are holding their quarterly book sale. Amazing selection of fiction and non-fiction for adults and children. Books start at $.25 cents!



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Theatre Palisades Youth is excited to announce its latest youth play,  “SHREK THE MUSICAL” (book and lyrics by David Lindsay-Abaire and music by Jeanine Tesori) will be opening on July 25th at the Pierson Playhouse in Pacific Palisades. 

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Bing Bing leads 7 people 21 miles through South Central LA to End Gang Violence on his 24th Birthday (Footage Included)

On January 19th, 2014, Martin Luther King smiled upon the step that 8 individuals took in attempt to fulfill his dream. Pasadena artist Bing Bing led 7 people on a 21-mile trek through some of the nation's…

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