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From Watts to Walla Walla: The burdens and the blessings of my college education

A student at Whitman College in Walla Walla, Wash., reflects on a diversity recruitment system that both nurtures and neglects.

Activists protest deportations of Central American immigrant children

Activists are urging Congress to keep laws in place that protect children who emigrate alone from Central America.

Obama coming to LA Trade-Tech, South LA high school catches fire + reward for fatal beating

Fox LA: Obama is hitting L.A. tomorrow with a stop at LA Trade-Technical College just south of downtown. LA Times: A roof fire yesterday destroyed the building of Animo South Los Angeles Charter High School on Western Avenue. NBC: A $10,000 reward is being offered for information about the June attack of a man on [...]

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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

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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
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NY Times - Soul Central from 1993

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One Compton
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Najite and Olokun Prophecy
Vocalist Dwight Trible Los Angeles Jazz LA Jazz Society
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Ernest Hardy
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NINA DANIELS: HER COMEDY IS SET TO KILL

Posted by Olumide Alemoru on July 21, 2014 at 2:08pm 1 Comment

By Olu Alemoru

Two years before she appeared in the same professional orbit of Kim Wayans – one of her artistic idols – rising alternative comedienne/actress Nina Daniels gave the poor woman a hell of a fright.

Spotting the “In Living Color”…

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FOURTH ANNUAL SHORTS AT CAAM OFFERS INDEPENDENT FILMMAKERS THE OPPORTUNITY TO SHOWCASE THEIR WORK TO NEW AND DIVERSE AUDIENCES

Posted by Terri Dixon on July 22, 2014 at 12:48pm 0 Comments

The California African American Museum (CAAM) encourages all independent filmmakers to submit their short films to be featured in CAAM’s fourth annual Shorts at CAAM. Directors, producers, writers, actors, and editors will be given the opportunity to showcase their work to new and diverse audiences, and speak about the creativity that sparked each film. Shorts at CAAM begins Saturday, August 16 through Sunday, August 17, from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Submissions accepted will…

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La Brea Corridor Community Presentations, Workshops & Surveys

Posted by Marie Michele Montano on July 21, 2014 at 10:00am 0 Comments

The importance of community participation can not be stressed enough. The success of the project is determined by the involvement of the community. In the end, this planning study will be a reflection of the needs and vision of the Baldwin Hills, West Adams, Leimert Park, Windsor Hills, and surrounding communities. Although this is simply a vision plan, it can become the catalyst for the transformation of this important S. La Brea Avenue corridor. We encourage…

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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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Of the Landed Gentry

 by Jay McAdams

News travels fast on the streets. The coroner hadn’t even arrived yet when a sobbing neighborhood drunk stumbled into our lobby Monday to tell us that Papa Willie had died. “Show me”, I said, needing more proof. He led…

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…

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LAPD: No Public Record Evidence That Bike Lanes Delay Emergency Response

Los Angeles Police Department Captain Jeff Bert testifies against North Figueroa bicycle lanes at a May 8, 2014, community meeting. Based on LAPD’s response to a public records request, Captain Bert’s anti-bike lane assertions were not based on any LAPD analysis regarding bike lanes. Photo via Fig4All Flickr There is new evidence that the testimony given [...]

RFP Goes Out for Terminal Island Freeway Removal Project; Marks SoCal’s First Freeway Removal Project

Will the Terminal Island Freeway be Southern California’s first freeway removal? It’s been named one of the top “Freeways Without Futures” in the nation and described as a “perfect example of obsolete infrastructure.” Its removal has been fought for by City Fabrick founder Brian Ulaszewski since 2010, long before the existence of Fabrick itself. It has been a [...]

9 Years After Katrina, New Orleans Transit Still Struggling to Recover

The frequency and coverage of New Orleans transit service is nowhere close to pre-Katrina levels. Maps: Ride New Orleans Next month will mark nine years since Hurricane Katrina devastated New Orleans, flooding nearly 80 percent of the city. In the wake of disaster, the city has demonstrated remarkable resilience. Its population has rebounded to about 86 [...]

The Bayou Greenways Plan: A Game-Changer for Houston?

The Bayou Greenways project will add 150 miles of biking and walking paths, but will Houston residents be able to safely access it via local streets? Image: Kinder Foundation Houston’s Bayou Greenways plan is perhaps the largest active transportation project in the country right now — if residents can actually use it for transportation when it’s [...]

Today’s Headlines

RFP Released For Teardown of Terminal Island Freeway (LongBeachize) Skepticism About Great Streets, Better to Widen to Reduce Congestion (LAT) Carnage: Koreatown Multi-Car Hit-and-Run Crash Driver Flees on Foot (LAT) Planning South East L.A. Multi-City CicLAvia Not Easy (LA Register) Graphics: Discrepancies Between Metro Ridership Estimates and TAP Cards Tapped at Stations (LAT) Metro Approves $4M Pedestrian Bridge for Regional Connector [...]

Culver City Times

Culver City Will Host CicLAvia Next July

The City of Culver City received notification from Metro last week that the city has been awarded a $453,600 grant to host Culver City CicLAvia in July 2015. 

During these CicLAvia events, whole streets are shut down to car traffic, encouraging bicyclists and pedestrians to explore the…

Free Composting Workshop in Culver City this Saturday

The Culver City Public Works Environmental Programs and Operations Division is offering a Beginning Home Composting Workshop this Saturday, July 26, from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. at the Veterans Memorial Complex, Garden Room.

The workshop will provide hands on instruction in…

Where Am I in Culver City? Game 079 Solution

Periodically, I post a picture of something in Culver City that is 'hiding in plain sight.' Last week ago I asked: Do you know where in Culver City this colorful wall is?…

Culver City Council Will Consider Designating Ice Rink as Cultural Resource at TONIGHT's Meeting

On April 22, 2014, the Culver City Cultural Affairs Commission considered an agenda item pertaining to the nomination of the Culver City Ice Arena for designation as a 'Culver City Cultural Resource.' After reviewing the material of record (which included a historic resource evaluation)…

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…

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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…

 
 
 

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