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Domestic violence rates up + 2 dead after accidental gun discharge in South LA

  Hotel operators speak out: Hotel operators believe that a wage increase to $15.37 would hurt the industry. (Daily News) See also: City Council favors raising minimum wage for hotel workers Domestic violence increases:While other crime rates in Los Angeles have decreased in recent years, domestic violence rates have increased. (L.A. Sentinel) 2 dead in accidental […]

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Onaje Allan Gumbs - Bloodlife: Solo Piano Improvisations

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Rodeo Road at Crenshaw Boulevard set to close for two weeks beginning Friday, Oct. 3

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Metro’s contractor for the Crenshaw/LAX Transit Project Walsh/Shea Corridor Contractor (WSCC), will implement a full street closure at Rodeo Road and Crenshaw Boulevard for 14 consecutive days beginning Friday, Oct. 3, to finish construction of the wall perimeter for…

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Preparing for our presentation this evening with the Victoria – Sanchez – Sycamore Block Club. Meeting starts at 6:30pm we are scheduled to present at 7:20pm. The meeting is located at the Village Gr…

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Preparing for our presentation this evening with the Victoria – Sanchez – Sycamore Block Club. Meeting starts at 6:30pm we are scheduled to present at 7:20pm.

The meeting is located at the Village Green Clubhouse (5300 Rodeo Rd. Los Angeles CA 90016)…stop by, say “Hi”, and get the latest information on the project status.

If you can not make it down tonight...We are also scheduled to present tomorrow 9/17, we would love to see you there.

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Three Full Street Closures this Weekend on Crenshaw Boulevard to Continue Building Underground Light-Rail Stations

Posted by Jose Ubaldo on September 11, 2014 at 1:19pm 0 Comments

Work on three of the future underground Crenshaw/LAX light rail stations will shut down Crenshaw Boulevard at three different locations this weekend beginning Friday night until Monday morning. The closures are needed to reconfigure traffic lanes at Crenshaw/Vernon and Crenshaw/MLK stations and on Crenshaw/Expo, Metro and Walsh/Shea Corridor Contractors (WSCC) will begin pile installation on the south wall.

Here are the closure schedule and boundaries, detour maps (see below) and…

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Carmen Lundy - Soul to Soul

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Leimert Park Village African Art and Music Labor Day Festival 2014

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



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GILBERT A. CEDILLO COUNCILMEMBER, FIRST DISTRICT
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Your Opinion Counts!
Come Share Your Priorities for the Proposed Improvements to the Union-Hoover Traffic Triangle
Share with us your opinion on:
-Transit Shelters/seating
-Lighting
-Outdoor performance…

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Hoover Union Triangle Plaza meeting

Let's discuss the “Island of Lights” project for the Hoover Union Triangle.

Meet the Artist: Sheila Klein

Friday, September 19, 2014 4-6 PM
The Velaslavasay Panorama Exhibition Hall at the Union Theater
1122 West 24th Street

Please RSVP to indiejean@att.net

The Hoover-Union Triangle itself was formed by the intersection of the original Spanish Pueblo de Los Angeles street-grid crossing at a diagonal with the later Anglo-surveyed street-grid of…

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!…

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LADOT’s Bold New Strategic Vision: Eliminate L.A. Traffic Deaths By 2025

Cover of LADOT’s bold new strategic plan. View full document here. Today, the Los Angeles Department of Transportation (LADOT) released its new strategic plan, entitled Great Streets for Los Angeles. First, we’ll editorialize enthusiastically: this plan is excellent. And very much needed in Los Angeles. LADOT General Manager Seleta Reynolds characterizes it as a “plan [that] requires us to [...]

Brown Vetoes Road User Safety Laws Including Hit-and-Run, Vulnerable User

Jose Vasquez leaves a candle at the ghost bike memorial for Andy Garcia, killed in a vicious hit-and-run last year. Sahra Sulaiman/LA Streetsblog In the last hours before the deadline for signing legislation from this year’s legislative session, California Governor Jerry Brown vetoed a batch of bills that could have improved safety for bicyclists, pedestrians, and [...]

Madrid Moves Toward a Car-Free Center City

Drivers who don’t live in the center city will no longer be able to drive through Madrid’s core neighborhoods. Map: City of Madrid Beginning in January, Madrid will enact new policies to keep cars out of almost 500 acres in the core of the city, part of a long-term plan to entirely pedestrianize the center city. El [...]

How Colorado DOT’s Dubious Traffic Projections Could Soak the Public

C-470 as it exists today. Congestion benefits to adding additional lanes won’t be felt for 18 to 26 more years. Photo: AA Roads A recent report by U.S. PIRG and the Frontier Group, “Highway Boondoggles: Wasted Money and America’s Transportation Future,” examines 11 of the most wasteful, least justifiable road projects underway in America right now. Here’s the latest installment in our [...]

Today’s Headlines

Eyes on the Street: Pop-Up Broadway celebrating in the new bulb-outs of Broadway’s Dress Rehearsal yesterday. Photo: Joe Linton/Streetsblog L.A. Great Streets and Ending Ped Deaths Are LADOT’s Goals (Daily News) Regional Connector Groundbreaking Today (Pasadena Star News) Garcetti Ends Skyscraper Helipad Rule (LAT) L.A.’s New Adopt-A-Stairway Program (Eastsider) Jewel City Tour Bikes Its Way Through Glendale (Glendale News Press) Cartoon [...]

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Culver City Restaurants and Stores Score in the Argonaut's Best of Westside 2014 Issue

The Argonaut newspaper just published its Best of the Westside 2014 issue, and Culver City held its own. Here’s a survey of the categories Culver City placed in:

Best Cheap Eats & Best Tacos

1st Place: Tito’s Tacos at 11222 Washington…

Where Am I in Culver City? Game 081 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 moon is?…

Own a Piece of Culver City's Roll n Rye Deli

Culver City's Roll 'n Rye Deli closed this month after more than 50 years in business. Many will miss the restaurant's always-dependable matzo soup or pastrami burger. But now you have an opportunity to keep a bit of the restaurant in your life. The restaurant is liquidating its equipment and…

Chef Kaumudi from Un-Curry Restaurant to Demonstrate Delicious Rice Recipes at Culver City Library This Saturday

Celebrate National Rice Month with Chef Kaumudi from Un-Curry Restaurant, who will give a demonstration of delicious rice recipes at the Culver City Julian Dixon Library this Saturday, September 27 from 3 pm to 4 pm. There will be samples of rice dishes and recipes to take home. The event is free…

Culver City's Ramen Yamadaya Makes List of LA's Best Ramen

The latest Thrillist.com survey focuses on LA's best ramen -- and begins with Culver City's own Ramen Yamadaya. Here's what the site has to say about the restaurant:

To make the intensely rich soup at this place, they boil pork bones for TWENTY…

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The Book Truck at Children's Book World - Bring or Buy Books for Underserved Teens

Children's Book World Rancho Park's Children's Book World and The Book Truck are holding a teen book drive to reach readers all across Los Angeles. Stop by tomorrow to donate new or gently used books to this great cause.…

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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Free Parent Education Event: Michael Thompson, Ph.D.

Bestselling author Emily Bazelon will be appearing this month at Culver City's Turning Point School as part of the school’s 2014-15 Parent Education Series.

Dr. Thompson is a renowned author, clinical psychologist, school consultant, and international speaker on the subjects of children, schools, and parenting. He is the author of New York Times bestseller Raising Cain: Protecting the Emotional Life of Boys

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Bestselling author Emily Bazelon will be appearing this month at Culver City's Turning Point School as part of the school’s 2014-15 Parent Education Series.

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The day is finally upon us...Tonight the first of two community workshops for the La Brea Corridor Planning Study will take place from 6 - 8pm at the Kenneth Hahn State Recreation Area Community Room. Come and actively participate in visualizing a pedestrian and bike friendly S. La Brea Corridor.What are we investigating?What are the existing issues & concerns of the community?Where are the connections needed?What is the vision of the community for the corridor? Tonight's Agenda Includes:La…See More
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Rodeo Road at Crenshaw Boulevard set to close for two weeks beginning Friday, Oct. 3

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Onaje Allan Gumbs - Bloodlife: Solo Piano Improvisations

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