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The candidate wants to increase hospital budgets and improve the city water supply.

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A suspect is in custody in the December murder in South LA of a transgender woman.

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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
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LA Observed
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LA Observed - Winds knock down the sycamore trees on 42nd in 2006

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Young Voices at CAAM--High School Symposium: Vote for your life!

Posted by Terri Dixon on February 13, 2015 at 9:00am 0 Comments

100 high school students will spend the day at CAAM- touring the exhibits, making connections and discussing how the power to vote is integral to the maintenance of our civil liberties. For more information contact ewoodson@caamuseum.org.

Officials visit new Business Solution Center for merchants impacted by Crenshaw/LAX Line construction

Posted by Jose Ubaldo on February 11, 2015 at 12:26pm 2 Comments

Los Angeles, Monday, Feb. 9, 2015.-Los Angeles Mayor and Metro Board Chair Eric Garcetti, along with Metro Board members Los Angeles County Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas and Inglewood Mayor James T. Butts today toured Metro’s recently opened Business Solution Center to help businesses impacted by…

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Affordable Dance Classes for the Youth in Leimert Park!

Posted by Heather Lee Presha on February 7, 2015 at 1:34pm 0 Comments

Ms. Genell can keep those kids ACTIVE and ENGAGED!!! Give her a call for all the details: 818.445.6321…

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Swimming Improves Heart Health: Exercise For Any Age

Posted by Elizabeth Artley on February 6, 2015 at 12:30pm 0 Comments

Lewis Carter, 77, (right) and Jerome Smith, 71, (left) discovered a passion that boosted their health.

When Jerome Smith, 71, was in college, he admired the guys on the swim team.

 “They seemed to be the happiest and healthiest guys on campus,” he said. The team at his small college had a…

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The Dubber - Cleaning Up The Dirty South

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From a kitchen table in Leimert Park - There's a lot going on (with or without you)

Posted by enhager on January 17, 2015 at 1:00am 2 Comments



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Today is the Empowerment Congress. Wait - don't tune out yet. 

Thousands of people from our area attend to learn about how Los Angeles runs - AND WHO RUNS LOS ANGELES. 

What I'm trying to say is that this is a special opportunity to get to…

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Clean up Leimert Park...

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10th Anniversary USC Drum Day

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Come to the 10th Annual Drum Day on March 1st !  The event will kick off with a huge community drum circle where all participants, ages 3-93 can participate!  There will also be workshops on…

Swimming Improves Heart Health: Exercise For Any Age

Lewis Carter, 77, (right) and Jerome Smith, 71, (left) discovered a passion that boosted their health.

When Jerome Smith, 71, was in college, he admired the guys on the swim team.

“They seemed to be the happiest and healthiest guys on campus,” he said. The team at…

Aspiring Olympian Pushes Adult Swimmers As Coach

Nineteen seconds. For most of us, that’s not a lot of time to accomplish much, maybe fill up a glass of water, walk up the stairs, or get a leash for the dog.

 

But for aspiring Olympian Derek Toomey, that’s enough time to swim two laps of the…

Swimming Improves Heart Health: Exercise For Any Age

Lewis Carter, 77, (right) and Jerome Smith, 71, (left) discovered a passion that boosted their health.

When Jerome Smith, 71, was in college, he admired the guys on the swim team.

 “They seemed to be the happiest and healthiest guys on campus,” he said. The team at his small college had…

Ciclavia comes to our neighborhood tomorrow - MLK Blvd. Closed to Cars Open to Bikes

One of the greatest community events to hit LA - Ciclavia - comes to South LA, Expo Park and University Park Sunday.

Ciclavia (pronounce it as you like) closes major streets to cars and opens them to walkers, bikers, strollers, unicyclists and the like. Click here for all the details.

This is a slideshow of my trip from Leimert Park to the 2011 Ciclavia that spanned from Boyle Heights to East…

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South L.A. Voices Speak on Link Between the Arts, Recreation, Food, and Social Justice

George Villanueva moderates the Food, Recreation, and the Arts as Social Justice and Civic Engagement Visions and Voices panel at USC featuring Ben Caldwell, Karen Mack, Neelam Sharma, and J.P. Partida. Sahra Sulaiman/Streetsblog L.A. “Fun in the sun!” Watts resident William Fabian wrote under the prompt “My South L.A. is…” created by organizers of the Visions [...]

Safety in Numbers: Biking Is Safest in Nations With the Most People on Bikes

Countries with high cycling rates also have low rates of fatalities per distance biked. Graph: International Transport Forum [PDF] via AmsterdamizeThe more people get around by bike, the safer it is, according to the “safety in numbers” rule first popularized by researcher Peter Jacobsen. This chart from the International Transport Forum [PDF] shows how the safety in [...]

Protected Lanes Preview: Boston, Detroit, Indy, Minneapolis, Denver & More

Shelby Street in Indianapolis is a model for that city’s two latest protected bike lane projects. Michael Andersen blogs for The Green Lane Project, a PeopleForBikes program that helps U.S. cities build better bike lanes to create low-stress streets. Spring is three weeks away, and that means it’s time for one of American cities’ newest rituals: announcing [...]

The Enormous Promise of a Carbon Tax-and-Dividend

Absent any foreseeable action from Washington, some states and localities are stepping up with policies that put a price on carbon. And that has a number of exciting implications for cities and sustainable transportation. California is using revenue from its cap-and-trade program, for instance, to subsidize housing near transit. Enacting a carbon tax in Oregon would require [...]

Opinion – Hollywood’s Biggest Eyesore: Blame Developers? No, Blame NIMBYs

Unfinished Target construction site at Sunset and Western, as of this morning. Photos by Joe Linton/Streetsblog L.A. Once upon a time, Target had an ambitious plan to build a new shopping center at the southwest corner of Sunset Boulevard and Western Avenue. Rendering of what the completed Target would look like. Image via Larchmont Buzz The complex would offer a [...]

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Culver City's A-Frame Returns to Los Angeles Magazine's "Where to Eat Now" List

Los Angeles Magazine's "Power-Ranking" of new L.A. restaurants serves as a guide to the hottest eateries in the city -- and its rare when a 5-year-old (!!) restaurant makes the last. But thanks to chef Roy Choi's decision to rethink the menu to emphasize the Hawaiian-ness that Choi says was…

Culver City Symphony Presents Works by Stravinsky, Schumann, Mozart This Saturday

This Saturday, February 28, at 8:00 pm, the Culver City Symphony will perform works by Mozart, Wieniawski, Stravinsky and Schumann at Veteran's Memorial Auditorium. 

The program will include: 

Mozart: Overture, "The Magic Flute"…

Turning Point Community Leadership Team Selected for International Youth Summit


Turning Point School's Level 8 Community Leadership team, along with advisor Mr. Matt Kline, will be visiting Dana Point’s renowned Ocean Institute on February 27th, for an intensive three-day Plastic Ocean Pollution Solutions (POPS) Leadership Summit.

They will join 90 youth leaders from all over the…

Multiple Gallery Openings in the Culver City Art District This Saturday

If you've been waiting for the right time to spend a Saturday evening in the Culver City Art District, this weekend (February 21) is it. George Billis Gallery, Western Project, and Luis De Jesus Gallery are all having openings. And in my experience, that means there'll be a lot of activity at all…

Culver City Architect Steve Ehrlich to Speak This Monday

Architectural writer Thomas Aujero Small will moderate a lively discussion with renowned architect and founding partner of Ehrlich Architects, Steven Ehrlich -- with an emphasis on how firm renovated Culver City's Kirk Douglas Theatre. The talk will take place at the Kirk Douglas Theatre on…

Rancho Park Online

Proposed Zoning Change Decreasing Property Values in our Neighborhood Could be Effective Mid-March

On February 12, 2015, the City of Los Angeles for the first time publicly issued a proposed interim control ordinance, prohibiting the issuance of building permits for home construction in our area for up to two years if certain restrictions are not followed.  These restrictions include removing the 20% bonus density so that homeowners will only be able to build up to 50% of their lot size, as well as counting mandatory covered parking, detached accessory buildings, porches, patios, and…

Nordstrom is Leaving the West Side Pavillion for Century City in 2017

The rumors are true.

Nordstrom announced yesterday that after 30 years in the area, they are leaving their anchor location at the West Side Pavillion…

Graduate Research: Walkability & Quality of Life Survey

Hello to the Rancho Park Online Community

Per the request of your Facebook and website coordinator, I'm posting this outreach in hopes of gathering feedback from your neighborhood.

My name is Elizabeth Bogumil and I am a Master’s student in Sociology at California State University Northridge.  As part of the requirements for my M.A. program and Thesis I am conducting research examining the relationships between community walkability, attachment to place, sense of community and…

Rancho Park's Toddle Tunes New Policy: Only Vaccinated Children Can Attend Classes

In what may be a first for a child-focused business, Rancho Park music school Toddle Tunes announced on Tuesday evening that unvaccinated children will no longer be permitted to attend classes, unless they have a medical reason for not being vaccinated. Calling the health and safety of students, infants and pregnant mothers their number one priority, the company posted the following statement on their Facebook page:…

2015 West Los Angeles Chamber of Commerce Business Directory & Community Guide Available Online - Features Rancho Park and Rancho Park Online

Celebrating 70 years of service, the West LA Chamber of Commerce has released their 2015 Business Directory and Community Guide.

Thepublication, available in hard copy and …

 
 
 

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Swimming Improves Heart Health: Exercise For Any Age

Lewis Carter, 77, (right) and Jerome Smith, 71, (left) discovered a passion that boosted their health.

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 “They seemed to be the happiest and healthiest guys on campus,” he said. The team at his…

Local Artists organize an Echo Park Artist Market

A new venue for local artist to show their wares is premiering on Friday, January 30th at the MCAU Gallery, 220 Glendale Blvd from 6pm to 9pm. Besides the works of up and coming local artists (painters, ceramicists, jewelers, clothiers) there will be live music and food. This will be an on-going event, to give the public a chance to meet local artist and buy their works, as well as an opportunity to build community. For more details, and for artists interested in…

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