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South L.A. out in force for the 2016 Kingdom Day Parade

The South L.A. community gathered Monday to celebrate culture, heritage and civil rights during the 2016 Kingdom Day Parade.

Afterschool programs teach students tech as LAUSD restructures

Many groups are trying to increase the exposure to technology and its practical applications in daily life to students living in South Los Angeles.

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

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

Stuff to Check Out

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


LA Observed
Los Anjealous

The Eastsider
The Bus Bench

Sunny's Spot



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JUSTO ALMARIO Jazz Quintet · DwighTrible Presents: "Summer" Jazz Concert Series @ The 'new' World STAGE Fri., Jun. 30th 9PM

Posted by DojO- on June 27, 2017 at 3:33pm 0 Comments

 Presented by Dwight Trible, Executive Director "Summer" Jazz Concert Series ~

 Band Leader Justo Almario - saxophone(s),

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"A great player & one of my favorite flutist." - Derf Reklaw



The BOBBY WEST Trio @ The 'new' World STAGE Fri., Jun.16th 9PM [African-American Music Appreciation Month]

Posted by DojO- on June 16, 2017 at 8:21am 2 Comments

   Dwight Trible Presents "Spring into Summer" Concert Series

   Band Leader Bobby West - piano "Bobby 'best-in-the' West"  

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    Featuring: John B. Williams - bass & Jimmie…


SPECIAL "Father's Day Concert" w/ Saxophonists M B Hanif & Ralph Gibson @ STAGE Sun., Jun. 18th 5PM

Posted by DojO- on June 16, 2017 at 10:46pm 2 Comments

 Tired of getting ties for Father's Day? (socks, underwear etc) Try "Saxophones for Father's Day"Tired of getting ties for Father's Day? Try these 'dad-themed' activities

  Presented by Dwight Trible, Executive Director "Spring into Summer" Concert Series - African-American Music Appreciation Month  No automatic alt text available.  MB Hanif    



GEORGE BOHANON "Summer" Jazz Concert Series - DwighTrible Presents @ The 'new' World STAGE Sat., Jun. 24th 9PM "African-American Music Appreciation Month"

Posted by DojO- on June 23, 2017 at 1:27pm 1 Comment

Dwight Trible, Executive Director Presents:  Sprung into "Summer" Concert Series ~

  Prof. George Bohanon, Band Leader - trombonist "Seasoned 'Finger Lickin’ Good', '1st-call' studio-session musician" received "Most Valuable Player"  award by National Association of Recording Arts and Sciences '80

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The CONNIE HAN Trio feat. Edwin Livingston & Bill Wysaske Presented by Dwight Trible @ The 'new' World STAGE Sat., Jun.10th 9PM until 12midnight (all ages welcome/NO 2 drink min.)

Posted by DojO- on June 9, 2017 at 10:56pm 1 Comment

 At The 'new' STAGE a 501 (c) 3, non-profit in Leimert Park Village, "the heart of LA's African American cultural community." - L.A. Times  Image may contain: 1 person, indoor  Ms. Connie Han on…


CHARLES OWENS @ The "new" World STAGE "Spring into Winter" Concert Series" [kick-off] Fri June 2nd 9PM-12Midnight + ¡special guest! Dwight Dickerson

Posted by DojO- on June 9, 2017 at 4:28pm 1 Comment

 Dwight Trible, Executive Director Presents: Charles Owens, Band Leader & woodwinds Feat. Bobby West - piano, James Leary - bass, Don Littleton - drums + verrry "Special Guest" Dwight Dickerson - piano ahso - 

  Expectin' classic Freddie Hubbard comps on the choppin'…


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Paul Beaubrun "Live Music" @ CAAM Sun., Jul. 2nd 2-4PM (free)


 California African American Museum - All Public Programs at CAAM  are FREE!  - RSVP: 213.744.2024


 Haitian musician Paul Beaubrun treats us to the transfixing music he calls Roots/Blues. Beaubrun plays at many of the most coveted…

LA Streetsblog - LA Mass Transit News

Peter Flax L.A. Times Editorial Nails Playa Del Rey Controversy

Peter Flax has penned a must-read editorial on recent Playa Del Rey street safety controversies. He concludes: "When cars race through neighborhoods where people live, shop and play, speed kills. Taking steps that force us to slow down isn’t an outrage or a conspiracy, it’s making L.A. a better place to live."

Atlanta Advocates Campaign to Set Aside Some Transit Funding to Keep Housing Affordable Near New Lines

Now that new transit projects are coming to Atlanta, advocates want to ensure the people who supported the investment will be able to benefit from it. The Partnership for Southern Equity is leading a campaign to reserve 5 percent of the money from a recent ballot measure - about $120 million - for a fund to subsidize housing near transit.

Today’s Headlines

Vision Zero Needed In South L.A. Though Enforcement Concerns Persist (KPCC) LAT Op-Ed: Hey Manhattan Beach, Ped Deaths Matter More Than Speed Culver City Plans To Implement Metro Bike Share In 2018 (Urbanize) 20 Ways To Fix L.A. – From Parking To Bicycling To Housing (L.A. Weekly) Hypocrite Councilman Koretz Calls For Climate Mobilization (Biking in […]

Ancestors v. Polka Dots: Some Thoughts on Approaches to “Place-Making”

In many historically marginalized urban neighborhoods, decades of disenfranchisement and the repressive policing that accompanied it created great insecurity in the public space and, over time, eroded bonds of social trust between neighbors. With the public space essentially rendered off limits for too many, community had to be nurtured in private spaces.

“Open Streets PDR” Pushes Pro-Car Backlash Against Councilmember Bonin

Irate drivers calling themselves "Open Streets PDR" are working to undo recent safety improvements in Playa Del Rey. Councilmember Bonin has responded that "We should never buy into the notion that convenience is worth endangering lives."

Culver City Times

City Proclaims "Germany Kent Day" in Mississippi

At a homecoming celebration Tuesday, Mayor Errick D. Simmons read aloud a proclamation stating June 20, 2017 shall hereafter be known as "Germany Kent Day" in Greenville.…

BUSTER WILLIAMS 75th Birthday Tour Concert w/ "Something More" @ Nate Holder Performing Arts Ct. Sat., Jun. 24th 8PM

   Buster Williams - "George! Is that you George?! Is that U?!" (as told by) "GA" (special story, inside joke 'bout _?_) 

   JazzB Buster

 “Bassist Buster Williams is one of the key players in modern (J)azz with a rock-solid grounding in harmony, counterpoint and orchestration. Buster's musicianship is impeccable and his rhythmic…


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Silver Lake Star


Walk through a home that has just been listed. Owned and shown by Realtors, the Tiaos will be sharing all their inside secrets for how to prep a house for sale -- where to spend and where not to spend your time, money and energy. Refreshments for all…

Author Don Simkovich Reading L A Detective Novels

L A County Store to host reading

Don Simkovich, President of Los Feliz Business Networking Parnters and Brand Journalist is reading excerpts from his Tom Stone detective novels. His mysteries take place in Los Angeles. Reading to finish by 6pm. Stay…

Los Feliz Estate Sale for Hollywood Actress

Silver Lake's own MUSH chosen to host living estate sale for actress Roma Maffia this weekend.…



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