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The South Los Angeles Report

Racial profiling claims by USC campus security fuel demand for investigations

The National Action Network demands action after claims of racial profiling at USC, including one involving son of Empire actress Taraji Henson.

Why the fast food ban failed in South LA + Pot shops thrive in South LA

Why the fast food ban failed: A recent study by the Rand Corporation shows that the 2008 ban that prohibited fast food chains from opening new locations in South L.A. was unsuccessful in curbing obesity rates. (The Atlantic) Marijuana dispensaries flourish: L.A. dispensaries are shifting from the San Fernando Valley and East L.A. to the South […]

Fresh & Easy to close South LA store

Fresh & Easy on Central and Adams is closing.

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

 

A special message


The community and our city partners have transformed a portion of 43rd and Degnan in Leimert Park Village into a plaza park.


This space will be used for concerts, dance classes and art festivals. The community is now raising funds to purchase umbrellas for the outdoor cafe seating, lights for the performing arts stages and planter boxes for the urban gardens.


This is our opportunity to preserve the legacy of Leimert Park - the Soul of Los Angeles.


Check out the grassroots fundraising site on go Fund Me created by Heather Presha to learn more and donate today.


Check out this Streetsblog story for the latest.

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Go Metro to the “Eat, Shop, Play Fest” in Leimert Park on Saturday, March 21

Posted by Jose Ubaldo on March 19, 2015 at 9:30am 0 Comments

Metro is inviting the public to spend a Saturday in the park -- Leimert Park -- March 21, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., to enjoy live music, delicious food and fun activities at the Eat, Shop, Play community festival in Leimert Park Village. Not only will it be fun, it will be an opportunity to support local businesses impacted by construction of the Crenshaw/LAX Transit Project.

At the festival, project-area merchants will display and sell their wares, making it easy for us to help others…

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CAAM CELEBRATES WOMEN'S HISTORY MONTH AND HOSTS DISCUSSION WITH EDWARD LEWIS--CO FOUNDER OF ESSENCE

Posted by Terri Dixon on March 15, 2015 at 2:00pm 1 Comment

A Discussion with Ed Lewis, Co-founder of ESSENCE Magazine will discuss why he and three other men wanted to give black women a “voice,” and to depict their various facets of beauty, intelligence and passions.  He will share the unique journey of founding Essence and his take on the modern “Beauty Culture” as it relates to black women.  The program will be moderated by Kathleen McGhee Anderson, pioneering writer of television, stage and film.  RSVP at 213.744.2024. CAAM exhibitions…

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Road detours to accommodate excavation, decking of second Crenshaw/LAX underground light-rail station to begin March 15

Posted by Jose Ubaldo on March 9, 2015 at 9:44am 0 Comments



The Crenshaw/MLK station -- the second underground station to be built for the Crenshaw/LAX light-rail project--, will begin excavation and decking operations at 9 p.m. Sunday, March 15, requiring full closure of Crenshaw Boulevard between Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard and…

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ThaWilsonBlock Magazine Issue25 "MoM Ridaz" Bicycle Club (Echo Park)

Posted by Pasadena Music Scene on March 13, 2015 at 12:09pm 0 Comments

We are pleased to announce the release of ThaWilsonBlock Magazine Issue25 featuring the "MoM Ridaz" bicycle club in Echo Park. PLUS: Extensive Interview w/ Watchyatone + Q&A w/ McSteezy + Scribes One Album Review + Rinnegan's 'Tips to Avoid the Domino Effect' and what it does to your mix + Local Artists leverage exposure through participation in community outreach + From a Local Artist's…

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311 swarm: Community celebration and Jefferson Blvd. clean up on Saturday

Posted by enhager on March 6, 2015 at 10:52am 1 Comment



Let’s celebrate our community, meet some neighbors and clean up Jefferson Boulevard this Saturday.

The neighborhood council for that area, NANDC, is focusing on the stretch from Vermont to Western and has enlisted local partners to help transform this main boulevard.

We’re also providing lunch from Earlez Grille.

I’m on the executive board of NANDC and we…

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Where do I vote? Who should I vote for?

Posted by enhager on March 3, 2015 at 8:00am 1 Comment

To find out where you vote, click here -https://www.lavote.net/locator/ - and put in your address. 

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…

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Crenshaw/LAX construction update includes flurry of activities

Posted by Jose Ubaldo on February 20, 2015 at 11:05pm 0 Comments

Construction of the Crenshaw/LAX Line entered February with a flurry of activities involving tree removal, closure of a parking lot, soil boring, vibration testing, utility relocation, concrete recycling and more excavation at a variety of locations.

Walsh/Shea Corridor Constructors (WSCC) is now in the process of clearing away trees previously identified and…

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Has a stroke impacted the use of your arm or hand? You may qualify for a research study.

DOSE is an NIH funded clinical trial for people that have arm and hand weakness after a stroke.  We are testing varying doses of physical therapy using a program that involves challenging, intensive, and meaningful practice of functional tasks of your choice. 

Participation may involve 0, 15, 30, or 60 hours of focused physical therapy and assessment visits to the Bice Clinical Research center at the University of Southern California, Health Sciences Campus.

You may…

Celebration of the Arts - FREE Family Event at USC Fisher Museum of Art

I found this event on the USC Fisher Museum website. Sounds like a fun family day! Share with your family and friends so you can all go and enjoy the day together. The kids would love it! Share your pictures here on Universityparkfamily afterwards :)

Saturday March 7th

Celebration of the Arts


Join us for our…

A 311 swarm: Celebrate the community & clean up Jefferson Blvd. this Saturday


Let’s celebrate our community, meet some neighbors and clean up Jefferson Boulevard this Saturday.

The neighborhood council for that area, NANDC, is focusing on the stretch from Vermont to Western and has enlisted local partners to help transform this main boulevard.

We’re also providing lunch from Earlez Grille.

I’m on the executive board of NANDC and we…

Vote for University Park today!

To find out where you vote, click here -https://www.lavote.net/locator/ - and put in your address. 

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…

10th Anniversary USC Drum Day

TO REQUEST YOUR FREE TICKETS, CLICK HERE!

Come to the 10th Annual Drum Day on March 1st !  The event will kick off with a huge community drum circle where all participants, ages 3-93 can participate!  There will also be workshops on…

LA Streetsblog - LA Mass Transit News

Car Storage for a Few Trumps Safe Streets for All in San Diego

About 250 people packed a San Diego Church earlier this week to discuss a plan to improve street safety. Photo: BikeSD A major street safety campaign in San Diego is running up against the fierce territorial instinct that only on-street car parking can instill. After a two-year public process, a plan to create safe biking and walking [...]

Today’s Headlines

L.A. Times Editorial Board Supports Transit-Oriented Affordable Housing UCLA Parking Expert Extraordinaire Don Shoup Retiring in June (Luskin Ctr) Groundswell For More Funding for CA Bike/Ped Projects (SRTS) Curbed, CiclaValley Profile the Griffith Park/Hollywood Sign Controversy Issue To Be Aired In Park Board Meeting Tonight 6:30 p.m. The Source Posts Agenda For Today’s Metro Board Meeting L.A. River Revitalization Faces Crossroads [...]

120 Groups Call for More Funding for Active Transportation Program

California should invest more to increase biking and walking, say community groups and advocates. Photo: Melanie Curry/Streetsblog A broad coalition of organizations called today for California to increase funding for walk and bike projects. More than 120 organizations signed a petition urging the state to increase its investment in the Active Transportation Program (ATP), citing cost [...]

Making the Case for Complete Streets

This street redesign in Hamburg, New York, decreased collisions 57 percent. Photo: Smart Growth America Redesigning streets to make room for people is a no brainer. “Complete streets” projects that calm traffic and provide safe space for walking and biking save money, reduce crashes and injuries, and improve economic outcomes. Need further convincing? Smart Growth America has done some number crunching, [...]

Talking Headways Podcast: Growing Up and Out in Houston

This week and next I’m joined by Christof Spieler, a vice president of Morris Architects who serves on the board of Houston Metro, to talk about Houston. Everything is bigger in Texas, including the podcasts. Christof tells stories about how planning works in Houston, including how Intercontinental Airport was sited during a backroom deal and how people inside the city think about [...]

Culver City Times

Culver City Ice Skating Rink to be Replaced by Harbor Freight Tools?

There is a potential new tenant for the property that today houses the decommissioned Culver City Ice Skating Rink: Harbor Freight Tools. According to correspondence sent by Permit Advisors, a "permit and entitlement consulting and expediting firm" [and forwarded to me by Walter Lamb of the…

Culver City will Close Ballona Creek Bike Path for Repairs Next Week

The Culver CIty Public Works Department has scheduled the closure of the Ballona Creek Bike Path between Overland Avenue and National Boulevard from Monday, March 23, to Friday, March 27, between 7:00 am and 4:00 pm for maintenance. Maintenance, in this case, means: 

  • Removal of…

Working with Clean Air: El Marino to Address Air Pollution in Southern California

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently recognized Clean Air: El Marino and the Culver City Unified School District for its efforts in educating parents and the community about the impacts traffic pollution impacts students and ways in which the District can mitigate those impacts.

 

Nearly…

Culver City's Annual Spring Egg Hunt is This Saturday

Bring your kiddies down to Veterans Memorial Park at 9:30 a.m. this Saturday, March 21, for Culver CIty's Annual Spring Egg Hunt. This free event (designed for children up to 10 years old), will offer arts and crafts, games, two bunny photo booths -- and of course the great egg hunt! Please…

Turning Point School Launches “Toddler Program”

Turning Point School recently launched their new Toddler Program, which is designed to educate parents on topics relevant to toddlers aged 12 to 28…

Rancho Park Online

Vote for Rancho Park today!

To find out where you vote, click here -https://www.lavote.net/locator/ - and put in your address. 

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…

Graduate Research: Walkability & Quality of Life Survey

Hello to the Rancho Park Online Community

Per the request of your Facebook and website coordinator, I'm posting this outreach in hopes of gathering feedback from your neighborhood.

My name is Elizabeth Bogumil and I am a Master’s student in Sociology at California State University Northridge.  As part of the requirements for my M.A. program and Thesis I am conducting research examining the relationships between community walkability, attachment to place, sense of community and…

Rancho Park's Toddle Tunes New Policy: Only Vaccinated Children Can Attend Classes

In what may be a first for a child-focused business, Rancho Park music school Toddle Tunes announced on Tuesday evening that unvaccinated children will no longer be permitted to attend classes, unless they have a medical reason for not being vaccinated. Calling the health and safety of students, infants and pregnant mothers their number one priority, the company posted the following statement on their Facebook page:…

 
 
 

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South LA Neighborhood Selected as the 2015 Emergency Plan / Full Scale Exercise Recipient!March 23, 2015EMD is excited to announce that the United Neighborhoods Neighborhood Council (UNNC) has been selected as the partner NC for our 2015 program.  Together, we will develop a 5 Steps to Neighborhood Preparedness Emergency Plan for their area and conduct a full scale neighborhood exercise to test that plan!  Stay tuned for details and congratulations to the UNNC! …See More
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MARCUS GARVEY & CEDRIC THE ENTERTAINER...   PAINTING CREATED FOR THE BOOK   DINING WITH THE ANCESTORS, WHEN HEROES COME TO DINNER.   BOOK BY DR. ERIC J. CHAMBERS Our own Andre Harris …See More
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Liemert Park ART Walk 2-22-2015 A JazzZone Musical Experience with Percussion Artist Thaddeus Afro Cuban Jazz Ensemble in front of the Vision Theater — with Thaddeus P. Gallizzi at Leimert Park, Los Angeles, California.

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Plant vegetables in your parkway! It's easy and legal - for details ...

In L.A., Now You Can Use City Land For A Free Vegetable Garden

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Instead of driving to the store to get quality produce, L.A. residents can now plant gardens sandwiched in between sidewalk concrete and asphalt.

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Cali-Fresh! The California Endowment Reporting on Health First 5 California

Mark Bittman Revels in California Produce

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The writer, a new resident of the Bay Area, takes a joyful look at the region’s fresh fruit and vegetables.

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LADWP Offers $10 To Go Paperless For a limited time, LADWP is offering a $10 bill credit for new paperless billing customers. Customers who sign up for paperless billing through ladwp.com will receive a $10 credit on their next…

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At-Risk Fathers Investment Request for Information - First 5 LA

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Closing Date for Responses: April 1, 2015 by 5:00 p.m. PSTELIGIBLE APPLICANTS:This Request for Information (RFI) is opened to all agencies which pr...

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Cut Down on Plastic Pollution a Sip at a Time: 'No Straw, Please'

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Worried about that giant plastic patch the size of Alaska that's floating in the Pacific Ocean? Your beverage habits might well…

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A tribute show in Leimert Park Village for the original king of Rock n' Roll Johnny Otis

The New Johnny Otis All-Stars LIVE @ BMPAC 2015 Concert Series! (Sundays 3/29, 6/28, 9/27, & 12/27)

The New Johnny Otis All-Stars LIVE @ BMPAC 2015 Concert Series! (Sundays 3/29, 6/28, 9/27, & 12/27)

HEY! HEY! HEY! HEY! (as Johnny would say!) Come celebrate the life and legacy of the 'godfather of R&B' himself…

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Annual Fundraiser Douglas Micheal Fuller Foundation for Research for Neuroblastoma A Childhood Cancer at 120th and Crenshaw at Park and Ride lot Los Angeles,CA

May 16, 2015 from 8am to 5:30pm
 This our annual trip to Viejas Casino and Outlets. Please join us for a little trip to Viejas..gamble and shop til you drop to benefit Childhood Cancer Research!! The trip takes off from the Park and Ride at 120th and Crenshaw Blvd (west side of the street) at 8 AM on May 16th and returns at 5:30 PM. the cost is small at $21.00 per person but the benefit is tax deductible and a great support to an important program!!  Further information is available from Raquel Fuller-Green at 323 755-2315.…See More
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Free Live! Music at Baldwin Hills Crenshaw at Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Mall

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Shoes for the Homeless 3rd annual charity benefit

Shoes for the Homeless, Inc., a Culver City based nonprofit, is holding its 3rd annual benefit on Tuesday, April 28, 2015 from 6:00 - 8:00 PM at the Wende Museum located at 5741 Buckingham Parkway in Culver City. We are honoring Justin Jampol, founder of the Wende Museum.…





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Go Metro to the “Eat, Shop, Play Fest” in Leimert Park on Saturday, March 21

Metro is inviting the public to spend a Saturday in the park -- Leimert Park -- March 21, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., to enjoy live music, delicious food and fun activities at the Eat, Shop, Play community festival in Leimert Park Village. Not only will it be fun, it will be an opportunity to support local businesses impacted by construction of the Crenshaw/LAX Transit Project. At the festival, project-area merchants will display and sell their wares, making it easy for us to help others while…See More
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CANCELLED - "Tossed Salad" by Storyteller Katy Rydell and Musician Robert S. Hilton at Institute of Musical Arts

March 22, 2015 from 3pm to 5pm
This unique program of stories and music has been cancelled due to an injury to our featured storyteller. Katy has been a storyteller, writer, musician, and recording artist for over twenty-five years. She is author of a children's bedtime story called Wind Says Good Night. With folk musician Ross Altman, she is creator of Two for the Road, a CD of stories and songs. She has taught storytelling at universities, delighted audiences at festivals, performed at libraries, museums, and symphony…See More
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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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