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
Babe and Ricky's Inn
Najite and Olokun Prophecy
Vocalist Dwight Trible Los Angeles Jazz LA Jazz Society
Eso Won Books
Leimert Park Movie
Leimert Park Book Fair
The California Community Foundation (CCF) will celebrate the one-year anniversary of its Building a Lifetime of Options and Opportunities for Men (BLOOM) initiative with a town hall meeting at the Los Angeles Trade Technical College on Wednesday, June 26, 2013, from 5:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Actor and BLOOM spokesperson Larenz Tate will tweet live from the event and will take questions via twitter, @LarenzTate.
A blueprint initiative for other cities across the nation, BLOOM is a…Continue
This Saturday will be the third weekend in the month of June so you know what that means right? Well yes. Sunday is Father's Day. But I'm talking specifically about the state holiday that takes place each year on the third Saturday in June ever since Governor Gray Davis signed into law Assembly Bill 1749 in 2002 and Senate Bill 812 in 2003. What? You need a hint? Okay..."They" say that on this day the appropriate thing to eat is barbeque and red soda water.…Continue
As I become older the desire for a simpler, cleaner life is becoming more appealing. After watching tons of videos on the "eminence" of economic collapse and total anarchy the idea of being able to feed and sustain myself and my family has become somewhat of a passion.
Now, don't get me wrong, I am not saying these disaster scenarios will happen but they could. In any case, the idea of living clean with fresh foods that have not been genetically modified excites me.…Continue
The California African American Museum (CAAM) invites the public to attend a special tribute to the late legendary attorney Leo Branton, Jr., who passed away of natural causes on April 19, 2013, at the age of 91. The tribute will take place on Friday, June 7, 2013, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. at CAAM, 600 State Drive in Exposition Park.
Branton was most famous for his successful defense of the black political activist Angela Davis, who was accused of conspiring against a Marin County…Continue
The MTA Board with a 10-1 vote approved stops at Leimert Park and Hindry on the Crenshaw-LAX Line the day after the L.A. City Council…Continue
Like most of us, I know too many people whose lives have been touched by cancer. Quite frankly I believe that cancer is big business which is why in all this time scientists and doctors have not come up with a cure. In the meantime I've started participating in the annual Relay for Life event.
They are held in communties across the United States. I will be participating in the Baldwin Hills Relay For Life…Continue
Robert and Danny the owners of Bacaro LA, along with executive Chef Lior Hillel, are opening Nature's Brew, two doors down from the wine bar.
Nature's Brew, 2316 S. Union Ave., is their "Coffee and Kitchen concept."
What is the Coffee and Kitchen concept you ask?
We are celebrating Foster Youth Awareness Month with our event USC Foster Youth Day, which is next Thursday 5/23. We would love for anyone to come out and support.
For more information please call Living Advantage Inc. @ 323-731-6471
Here is our link on FB https://www.facebook.com/events/618338674845556/
If you live in the Los Angeles area, please join 89.3 KPCC on Saturday, May 13 for a panel discussion on what makes a medical condition "invisible": What is unique about the suffering of someone who has R.A. or chronic migraine headaches? What challenges does that person face in communicating her or his condition to a health provider? And is this a matter of public health?
Conditions like cancer, heart disease and AIDS strike fear into the…
On Thursday, May 2, the Empowerment Congress NANDC neighborhood council voted to award a $2,000 grant to ECCLA's 22nd Annual Teacher Awards. We honor K-12 educators who go above and beyond the call of duty at an elegant event at the Natural History Museum of L.A. County. With all of the challenges facing education, this is our opportunity to highlight the many teachers who do extraordinary work every day with very little attention or recognition. We hope to stream the event live, so stay…
This video, from SmileTV, shows volunteers and tech professionals helping senior citizens with iphones, computers, ipads and more at Culver City Senior Center in Culver City. People helping people.
Culver City is home to more than 30 art galleries, but the art also spills into the street -- especially in and around the Art District. As I've observed several times …
In the comments section of the recent post about the Tattle Tale room, Culver City Times member…
In “Unseen,” his latest show at the Corey Helford Galley, street artist HUSH presents a series of figures that embody contradictions of ancient and modern, figurative and abstract, power and powerlessness. The paintings are gorgeous and complex, and the show only runs until June 15, so get over…
The actor is Tom Gurnee, but the real star of the new one-minute, national TV ad for Fidelity Life Insurance is downtown Culver CIty. In the commercial, a man walks distractedly out of Tender Greens (I believe):…
The Los Angeles Fire Department CERT Unit is hosting today's Sidewalk CPR Da…
This Memorial Day weekend, local Rancho Park brownie troops joined with other area Girl and Boy Scouts to honor those who served our country by participating in a flag planting ceremony at the Los Angeles National Cemetary in Westwood.…
Tomorrow's election day. We've been bombarded with mail and tv, millions of dollars worth, and it still seems to me (and I usually try to follow these things) about very few tangible effects for the neighborhoods.(Interestingly, almost all the millions on the mayoral campaign have come from our neighbors on the westside.) The differences between the mayoral candidates are…