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Despite odds, a boost in heart health for South LA

By Belinda Cai, Diana Crandall, Bentley Curtis, Taylor Haney, Daniel Jimenez, Kevin Mallory, Ken Mashinchi, Jonathan Tolliver and Yingzhi Yang The Baldwin Hills Crenshaw community is changing shape. The South L.A. neighborhood has received various grants within the past several years to start programs aimed at reducing its relatively high rates of diabetes, heart disease and obesity while improving access to nutrition and […]

Redefining environmentalism in South LA 

By gardening and keeping lights low, a family in Watts challenges mainstream notions of “environmentalism.”

40 years for four shots

Brandon Spencer is paying a 40-year price for four shots that killed no one

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
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Los Angeles Times - Tour of Leimert Park in 2005
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NY Times - Soul Central from 1993

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Leimert Park Village African Art and Music Labor Day Festival 2014

Posted by enhager on August 31, 2014 at 9:00am 0 Comments

Leimert Park Village African Art and Music Labor Day Festival 2014 - A Los Angeles Tradition goes on all weekend long.



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THE CALIFORNIA AFRICAN AMERICAN MUSEUM’S EXHIBITION VISIBLY INVISIBLE FOCUSES ON THE PLIGHT OF THOSE AFFLICTED WITH ALBINISM

Posted by Terri Dixon on August 20, 2014 at 5:02pm 0 Comments

Photo Credit: Superstition, 2011, Mixed media on paper, by artist Yrneh Gabon Brown

THE CALIFORNIA AFRICAN AMERICAN MUSEUM’S EXHIBITION VISIBLY INVISIBLE FOCUSES ON THE PLIGHT OF THOSE AFFLICTED WITH ALBINISM

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Inglewood area Artists - Register for the Inglewood Open Studios ! Deadline 8/31

Posted by R.k. Shuquem on August 20, 2014 at 7:54pm 0 Comments

Register for the 8th Annual Inglewood Open Studios. Deadline is August 31, 2014. Register now...Don't miss the deadline!



Event is weekend of November 8th and 9th.

The event, hosted by Inglewood artists and nonprofit Inglewood Cultural Arts (ICA), will allow visitors to personally tour the studios of established and emerging artists working in drawing, painting, sculpture, mixed-media, photography, print making, installation, video and performance. A printed catalog…

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U.S. Labor Secretary Thomas Perez tours Crenshaw/LAX Transit Project

Posted by Jose Ubaldo on August 20, 2014 at 9:55am 0 Comments

Metro CEO Art Leahy, Metro Board Member Jackie Dupont-Walker, LeDaya Epps, U.S. Labor Secretary Thomas Perez and James Martinez at the Crenshaw/Expo Yard. Photo Luis Inzunza/Metro.



U.S. Labor Secretary Thomas Perez yesterday…

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Garage Sale in Leimert Park...8/23

Posted by Heather Lee Presha on August 12, 2014 at 7:10am 0 Comments

Hey Folks...

Just spreading the word for a friend.  See below.

Hope you can make it out!

~HP…

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Michael "Bing Bing" Taylor announces Historic 33mile walk from Altadena to Long Beach on August 20th, 2014 (Video)

Posted by Pasadena Music Scene on August 14, 2014 at 8:45am 0 Comments

"Look what it's come to," says Bing Bing. "I have to walk 33 miles to get people's attention." Local artist Bing Bing has officially announced that he will be walking 33 miles from the mountains in Altadena, Ca to the Aquarium of the Pacific in Long Beach, Ca for #empowerment. The kid wants people to recognize the power that you have within yourself as an individual and to use that power for the betterment of…

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Do you want FREE online Access in Leimert Park? Do YOU CARE?

Posted by MADELEINE WALTERS on August 16, 2014 at 11:30am 0 Comments

Do you desire FREE online service access in the Crenshaw Community? 

Do you care if it exists or not? Either way THE CITY wants your input, so:

Log on to www.empowerla.org and fill out the anonymous  …

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Community Presentations, Workshops, Surveys & Links

Posted by Marie Michele Montano on August 5, 2014 at 9:00am 0 Comments

Upcoming Community Workshop Dates....Mark it on your calendar and join us! 



The meeting scheduled for Aug. 2nd was postponed and is now scheduled for Sat. Sept. 6th @ 9:30am and will be a part of the #ECWANDC Sept. agenda. 



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Welcome Sayda Trujillo to our Teatro del Pueblo (Theatre of the Neighborhood) Team!

Sayda Trujillo came on board for Teatro del Pueblo, working with our community members on their ensemble process and acting techniques. We are also pleased to announce that Sayda will join our After Cool Teaching Artist team this fall!…

The Flip Side / La otra cada de la moneda

Thanks to all of you for the lovely messages and emails about last week’s story on the passing of Papa Willie. We’re glad it touched so many of you, just as Willie touched so many folks…

Discussion: Proposed street closures for USC football games

City Councilmember Curren Price and the University of Southern California invite you to an informational meeting of the proposed street closures for the 2014 USC home football game schedule
Date: July 30th, 2014
Time: 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Location: Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum Boardroom
Parking: Enter Exposition Park at 39th/Figueroa St to park,
walk through Gate 33 of Coliseum to enter boardroom.
For more information call:…

Of the Landed Gentry / De la Aristocracia Terratenientepor

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…

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California Legislation Watch: End-of-Session Update

Here is Streetsblog’s weekly highlight of California legislation related to sustainable transportation. A substantial crop of bills relating to safe and sustainable streets successfully wended its way through this year’s legislative session. Governor Jerry Brown has until September 30 to sign the following bills so they become law in January 2015. Alternatively, he can veto them–or [...]

The Week in Livable Streets Events

It’s a short week, but the things that are on the calendar are all major events, starting with the Milt Olin advocacy ride. Wednesday – The Los Angeles County Bicycle Coalition (LACBC), Yield to Life, and Ghost Bike Foundation will host a ride and vigil for Milt Olin to call on District Attorney Jackie Lacey to [...]

The Problem With “Infrastructurism”

Have you ever heard someone say that building a new transit line will increase ridership by so many thousands of riders? An ad for DC’s new Silver Line shows riders dancing into the train. Photo: WMATA Jarrett Walker at Human Transit calls folks who subscribe to that idea “infrastructurists,” and he says it’s a mistake to attribute too [...]

Meet the Mom on a Mission to Bring Sidewalks to Nashville

Stacy Dorris became an advocate for safer streets after a failed attempt to walk to the park by her home in Nashville, not far from Vanderbilt University. Stacy Dorris, a doctor and a mother, is trying to fill the gaps in Nashville’s sidewalk network. Photo: Vanderbilt Like most streets in Nashville, there were no sidewalks along the [...]

Today’s Headlines

L.A.’s Crumbling Infrastructure (NYT) Carnage: Don’t Stand on a Freeway Shoulder, 1 Killed, 4 Injured on 5 Freeway in Castaic (LAT) Jogger Critically Injured on PCH in Malibu, Sheriffs Mis-Idenify Nonexistent Bike Lane (Malibu Times) Amended Uber, Lyft Insurance Bill A.B. 2293 Passes Legislature (LAT)  Sad Empty SFV L.A. River Bike Path Photos (LA Register, The Source) Metrolink Ridership Generally [...]

Culver City Times

New Beats by Dre Headquarters in Culver City Draws Praise for Being Cool

The new headquarters that Beat's By Dre just opened in the Hayden Tract area of Culver City isn't too much to look at from the outside -- just a couple of industrial-looking buildings. But according to some design sites on the web, the inside of the two buildings -- home to 650 employees -- is…

Art Show to See this Saturday: Corey Helford Gallery's "2nd Annual Art Collector Starter Kit"

The new show at Corey Helford Gallery features all new 12" x 12" works by 36 of artists on the gallery's roster of "New Contemporary" artists, including pieces by Sas Christian (see above), Carlos Ramos (see below), and Lola (see farther below. The show's opening celebration is this Saturday,…

Where Am I in Culver City? Game 80 Solution

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

See Shakespeare Remixed in Carlson Park in Culver City This Saturday

Rogue Artists Ensemble will present a free family performance of HYPERBOLE: bard in Culver CIty's Carlson Park at 11 a.m. this Saturday, August 23rd.  Here's how Rogue Artists describes their take on Shakespeare:

"HYPERBOLE:…

Fiesta La Ballona in Culver City is This Weekend

Fiesta La Ballona presents three days of carnival rides, live music, food trucks, games, and a beer and wine garden for the adults this August 22 - 24 -- Culver City’s annual “Party in the Park” at Veterans Park.  Veterans Park is located at 4117 Overland Avenue in Culver…

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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.

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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Register for the 8th Annual Inglewood Open Studios. Deadline is August 31, 2014. Register now...Don't miss the deadline!Event is weekend of November 8th and 9th.The event, hosted by Inglewood artists and nonprofit Inglewood Cultural Arts (ICA), will allow visitors to personally tour the studios of established and emerging artists working in drawing, painting, sculpture, mixed-media, photography, print making, installation, video and performance. A printed catalog will include an image and…See More
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