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Man builds tiny houses for South LA’s homeless + South LA teacher honored for musical passion

Tiny houses for homeless: Elvis Summers built a tiny house on wheels for a homeless women in his South L.A. neighborhood and has launched a GoFundMe campaign to help more homeless individuals. (Ventura County Star) Music teacher honored: Southern California Honda Dealers surprised music teacher Aaron Stanley by building him a new music room at […]

Earthquake hits Baldwin Hills + Construction begins on retail center in South LA

Earthquake hits South L.A.: A magnitude-3.8 earthquake shook residents in the Baldwin Hills area on Sunday morning. (KTLA) Construction begins: A $200 million retail center will soon fill a South L.A. lot that has been empty since the 1992 riots. (CBS) Three shot: Two men and a woman were shot on Friday around 10 p.m. […]

OPINION: Why Latinos need to speak out for Black lives

Community Coalition's Alberto Retana calls for solidarity between Black and Latino communities all around the country.

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

Coro

Metro
LA Observed
Los Anjealous
BakitWhy

The Eastsider
The Bus Bench

Sunny's Spot

 

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The California African American Museum Celebrates National Children’s Book Week with Heads are Turning, Children are Learning Literacy Event

Posted by Terri Dixon on May 15, 2015 at 10:28am 0 Comments

The California African American Museum (CAAM) will host a free event for children with special celebrity book readings, writing workshops, art and more. Heads Are Turning, Children Are Learning Literacy Day will take place on Saturday, May 23, 2015 at CAAM from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Actor…

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Do you want to get a contract on the Crenshaw/LAX light rail line now under construction?

Posted by Jose Ubaldo on May 12, 2015 at 1:30pm 0 Comments



For those interested in bidding for a contract or contracts for the Crenshaw/LAX Transit Project now under construction, Walsh/Shea Corridor Constructors (WSCC) is inviting the public and businesses to participate in the third annual Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE)…

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2015 Ocean Swim Series

Posted by Elizabeth Artley on May 8, 2015 at 3:30pm 0 Comments

This year, Southern California Aquatics (SCAQ) has expanded its 2015 Ocean Swim Series to include safe, high quality; affordable and fun swim options during the week as well as both morning and evening sessions. SCAQ is an adult swim club that also offers pool practices at nine locations,…

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Crenshaw/LAX Transit Project Construction Update May 2015

Posted by Jose Ubaldo on May 5, 2015 at 12:30pm 0 Comments



Construction work continues on the Crenshaw/LAX Transit Project with several new more working construction locations in May such as a closure at Aviation Boulevard and Imperial Highway, steel pile installation at Park Mesa Heights and excavation and decking of the Crenshaw/Vernon station,…

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Satchmo At The Waldorf Arrives In Los Angeles

Posted by Jacqueline Sosa on April 29, 2015 at 2:48pm 0 Comments

Described as “an absorbing and uplifting new play,” Terry Teachout’s Satchmo at The Waldorf makes its debut in Los Angeles this May at the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts. Running from Tuesday, May 26 through Sunday, June 7 for a limited 15-performance engagement at the Lovelace…

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Social Night Of Art and Fundraising

Posted by Zahib Ziaweet on April 25, 2015 at 7:00pm 1 Comment

Join us in celebrating as we honor humanity's ancestral roots through the expressions of Kemetic visual artists Marwho Hasati, Imaib Ziaweet and LA street artist GENERAL BLACK aka Zefouba Meznkhepra. 



This event is celebrating the grand opening of…

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Closure at Crenshaw Boulevard between Exposition Boulevard and Coliseum Street extended three weeks

Posted by Jose Ubaldo on April 23, 2015 at 1:00pm 0 Comments

Redondo Boulevard at Florence Avenue to permanently close beginning May 1



Due to unforeseen soil conditions, Walsh/Shea Corridor Constructors (WSCC) has extended the current closure on Crenshaw Boulevard between Exposition Boulevard and Coliseum Street…

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Ocean Swim Series 2015

This year, Southern California Aquatics (SCAQ) has expanded its 2015 Ocean Swim Series to include safe, high quality; affordable and fun swim options during the week as well as both morning and evening sessions. SCAQ is an adult swim club that also offers pool practices at nine locations, including USC.…

Ocean Swim Series 2015

This year, Southern California Aquatics (SCAQ) has expanded its 2015 Ocean Swim Series to include safe, high quality; affordable and fun swim options during the week as well as both morning and evening sessions. SCAQ is an adult swim club that also offers pool practices at nine locations, including USC.…

2015 Ocean Swim Series

The 2015 Ocean Swim Series has expanded to include safe, high quality; affordable and fun swim options during the week as well as both morning and evening sessions.  

2015 CALENDAR

Tues Morning - 6am - Hermosa Beach - 13th Street Tower, STARTING May 12

Thurs Morning - 6am - Santa…

FREE EVENT: Intro to Robo hosted by Living Advantage, Inc.

Want to learn about the exciting world of robotics? Here's a fun introduction to science and technology for all who are interested! Join Living Advantage, Inc. on Sunday, May 3 at the USC Galen Center for a day of demonstrations, entertainment, food and giveaway, not to mention fun for all ages!

For more information and to register CLICK HERE or visit…

Pop up park at the Hoover Union Triangle - today - with free burritos

Today from noon to 5 p.m. - free burritos and a preview of a community amenity that's on the way! 

Have you heard the good news about the Hoover Union gateway triangle place park (the name has yet to be decided) that is being rethought, remodeled, reimagined and refunded?

Come by today and learn more. The next chance to get your ideas considered - 

Triangle Design Workshop:

Tuesday April 21st at 5:30 pm …

LA Streetsblog - LA Mass Transit News

First Metro Countywide Sustainability Annual Report, With Plenty Of Graphs

Cover of 2015 Metro Countywide Sustainability Annual Report [PDF]At yesterday’s Metro Board of Directors Ad Hoc Sustainability Committee meeting, Metro staff shared the agency’s first Metro Countywide Sustainability Annual Report [PDF]. The report establishes a baseline to “track sustainability progress going forward for Metro’s own actions and broader measures of sustainability throughout the county. The Countywide Performance [...]

Damien Talks Episode 3: Oakland’s Uber Advocate Chris Kidd

Welcome to the third episode of Damien Talks, our podcast about the people and politics behind the Livable Streets Movement throughout California. Our first month broadcasting coincides with Bike Month, so we’ve been working up the coast, talking to bike advocates throughout the state.  Chris rides off into the sunset from LADOT in 2011. Image: LADOT [...]

Applying the Parklet Strategy to Make Transit Stops Better, Quicker

Planners are looking to use the parklet model to deliver bus bulb-outs at low cost. Muni and AC Transit (shown) are developing programs with different takes on the concept. Image: Ben Kaufman San Francisco’s parklet revolution has broadened the possibilities for how curb space can be used. Now, city planners in SF and the East Bay are [...]

Today’s Headlines

Enviros Sue To Get EPA To Reduce Particulate Matter In L.A. Air (KPCC) L.A. Walks Congratulates L.A. City Councilmember Elect David Ryu Studies Examine Gold And Expo Line Ridership (The Source) Before-After Images Of Some Recent L.A. Building (Curbed) Image Of Possible Future L.A. Convention Center Make-Overs (Urbanize) L.A. Weekly Looks At L.A. and L.B. Park Rankings One Korean City Banned [...]

Translating Road Engineer-Speak Into Honest English

Graphic: Scott White/Andy Boenau Scott White at Velo Paso in the great state of Texas has been developing these “snarky pseudo infographics” based on some of his observations of the traffic engineering world. He’s been Tweeting them under the hashtag #TransPedia, a satirical take on the language of road widening and car-centric street design. Graphic: Scott White/Andy Boenau The images, [...]

Culver City Times

CCUSD, City Create New Traffic Patterns to Enhance Safety Near High School Complex

Working with the City of Culver City and the Culver City Police Department, Culver City Unified School District is implementing new traffic patterns on Elenda Street in front of the Culver City High School and Middle School complex.

 

“We know pick-up and drop-off times in this area can be busy and chaotic,” said Superintendent Dave LaRose. “Our primary concern is student safety, and we believe the new traffic patterns will encourage drivers and pedestrians to co-exist more…

An evening to remember: Culver City Education Foundation's annual gala, Tribute to the Stars 2015 at Sony Pictures Studio

On Saturday May 2nd, the legendary Sony Pictures Studio was transformed into a festival of merrymaking to…

Red Hen Press at Annenberg Community Beach House

Four master storytellers examine life’s many twists and turns, from the mundane to absurd. Ron Carlson’s The Blue Box, a collection of flash fiction, uses small space to tell big stories whose themes run the gamut from finding love to finding lake monsters. In Kids in the Wind,…

Red Hen Press at Boston Court Performing Arts Center

Red Hen Press partners with Boston Court Performing Arts Center, a venue dedicated to presenting works that are creative, bold, and daring. It strives to challenge the audiences of Pasadena and the San Gabriel Valley with diverse programs in an intimate setting.

This…

Red Hen Press at ROSEGALLERY

The Poetry Society of America (PSA) and Red Hen Press present an evening of powerful, multicultural art—both visual and aural—at Santa Monica’s internationally renowned ROSEGALLERY. Binational poets William Archila, Amy Uyematsu, and Fady Joudah explore culture, ethnicity…

Rancho Park Online

!!!Daisy has been found!!!

I want to thank the Rancho Park Community for their help. Special thanks to Rancho Park Online for featuring this post. 

I am thrilled to annunce that Daisy has been found and is now safe.  

Thanks again! :)…

LOST DOG TODAY

PLEASE HELP

WE LOST A MIN PIN/CHIHUAHUA

FROM 10584 PUTNEY ROAD AT MANNING AVE

FRIENDLY BUT TIMID, CALL HIM LITTLE BOY OR TINY DUMBY AS HE IS VERY…

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If you want your elected representative to care about your concerns and the issues in your community, you need to vote. 

Five percent of eligible voters decide the election and the areas they represent get more attention. Your vote helps those who are working to improve the community because it shows the people…

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…

 
 
 

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The California African American Museum Celebrates National Children’s Book Week with Heads are Turning, Children are Learning Literacy Event

The California African American Museum (CAAM) will host a free event for children with special celebrity book readings, writing workshops, art and more. Heads Are Turning, Children Are Learning Literacy Day will take place on Saturday, May 23, 2015 at CAAM from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Actor Donis Leonard Jr. from Showtime’s House…See More
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ONE PEACE Family Art Show at William Grant Still Arts Center

June 13, 2015 from 11am to 4pm
m.a.m.a. earth proudly presents its 3rd Annual ONE PEACE charity art event at William Grant Still Arts Center in Los Angeles, CA. The ONE PEACE art events are a beautiful way for families to spend time together and have fun with art for a good cause. The weekend will include a hands-on art project, DJ's and live music and art exhibition. The ONE PEACE exhibit features new offerings from Loren Holland, Yu Maeda, Nzuji Magalhaes, Ise Lyfe, Ronda Brown and Marley Van Peebles and will raise funds…See More
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Mènage Á Trois an Erotic Trilogy at Theatre Theater

June 30, 2015 from 7pm to 9pm
Poet’s Jazz House & Inner City Cultural Center II is honored to present Mènage Á Trois June 30th, 2015, 7:30 p.m. at Theatre Theater, 5041 West Pico Blvd., Los Angeles 90019. 3 short plays presented by poets to inspire inner desire and lessons on being free, a Q&A with the writers, directors and actors, a cocktail reception with aphrodisiac waitresses, a no-host bar and free gifts.  Join us for a sensual evening of storytelling.  Mènage Á Trois will change the stigmata of…See More
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Evangelist Beverly Broadus Green - Snoop's Mom at McCarty Memorial

May 24, 2015 from 4pm to 5pm
Meet Snoop Dogg's Mom - Sunday May 24, 2015 join Evangelist Beverly Broadus Green discussing Her new book.See More
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WASHINGTON IRVING LIBRARY - 2015 LITERARY SERIES at Washington Irving Branch Library

May 30, 2015 from 1:30pm to 4pm
POETRY AS HEALING:FROM TRAUMA TO TRANSFORMATIONLuis J. Rodriguez and Peter J. Harris “make poetry a revolutionary and healing act…an everyday, every occasion, thing.” See More
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Satchmo Arrives in Los Angeles at The Wallis Annenberg Center For The Performing Arts

May 26, 2015 at 8:30pm to June 7, 2015 at 7:30pm
Described as “an absorbing and uplifting new play” by the Boston Globe, Terry Teachout’s Satchmo at The Waldorf, makes its debut in Los Angeles this May at the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts. Running from Tuesday, May 26 through Sunday, June 7 for a limited 15-performance engagement at the Lovelace Theater, Satchmo portrays the racial struggles and musical triumphs of the man who invented jazz, Louis Armstrong. Starring Obie-winner John Douglas Thompson as Armstrong, Miles…See More
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Crenshaw / Lax Transit Project - DBE Outreach at Inglewood City Hall

May 19, 2015 from 9am to 11:30am
Join us for an update on upcoming bid opportunities for Disadvantaged Business Enterprises - DBEs on Crenshaw / Lax Transit Corridor Project.http://www.walsh-shea-corridorconstructors.comSee More
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2015 Ocean Swim Series

This year, Southern California Aquatics (SCAQ) has expanded its 2015 Ocean Swim Series to include safe, high quality; affordable and fun swim options during the week as well as both morning and evening sessions. SCAQ is an adult swim club that also offers pool practices at nine locations, including USC and Echo Park. Ocean…See More
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The Age of the Black Superhero?

By Olu AlemoruDepending on your point of view feisty Fast and Furious actress Michelle Rodriguez may or may not have put her foot in her mouth not so long ago admonishing “minority” thesps for “stealing white people’s superheroes.” The instant backlash brought an apology and explanation exhorting black creatives to come up with our own superhero mythologies.Historically, we did. Outside the mainstream Marvel/DC duopoly, the modern day black superhero movement was given a boost by the likes of…See More
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Swimming Strokes the Strokes Away

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

State University of New York says swimmers have lower heart rates compared to those of non-swimmers.  Swimming was also found to be a viable workout for people in cardiac…

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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