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A forestry themed place setting earned Cheryl Nelson of Crenshaw County first place and $150 in the State Tablescapes Contest sponsored by the Alabama Farmers Federation Women’s Leadership Division. The contest was part of the Federation’s 43rd Commodity Producers Conference in Montgomery July 30-Aug. 2.
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Additional neighborhood safety comes with Price

District 9 Councilman helps bring new traffic light to 56th and Figueroa.

Ron Finley’s latest South LA garden grows renewed community interest in fresh foods

Just months ago, the lightly browned yard behind the oldest operating library in LA sat unused, save for the handful of individuals who relaxed in it. The inconspicuous lot may have seemed to some just another unused public space like the many scattered throughout the city, but Ron Finley, the self-titled “gangster gardener,” saw gold […]

South LA teacher earns national acclaim for ethnic studies advocacy

The push to make ethnic studies a staple within the California education system received nationwide attention when a South Los Angeles teacher was named Social Justice Activist of the Year.

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
Washington Post - Tour of Leimert Park in 2006
Los Angeles Times - Tour of Leimert Park in 2005
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NY Times - Soul Central from 1993

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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

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Don't overlook estate planning: Tamiel Holloway, Attorney

Posted by Leimert Park Beat on July 29, 2015 at 8:51am 0 Comments

When most people start family planning, they consider buying homes, picking the right schools and choosing a health insurance plan. An important but often overlooked consideration is estate planning. An estate plan typically involves a will, trust and power of attorney.

If you are unsure of where to start, make a simple will. A will can help you dispose…

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Business Interruption Fund spotlight: Lula Washington Dance Theater

Posted by Jose Ubaldo on July 21, 2015 at 1:00pm 0 Comments

Associate director Tamica Miller with co-founders Erwin and Lula Washington. (Photo: Gary Leonard/Metro)

Metro’s Business Interruption Fund was started to assist small businesses that may be impacted by construction of

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Images of the Crenshaw/LAX Project construction progress

Posted by Jose Ubaldo on July 17, 2015 at 9:00am 0 Comments

According to Bryan Pennington, Metro Executive of Director Engineering and Construction, the Crenshaw/LAX Transit Project has reached 33 percent completion!

The $2.058 billion Crenshaw/LAX Transit Project continues to move forward in July along…

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Century Boulevard near LAX to close nightly for 2-weeks to install falsework to build aerial platform for light rail station

Posted by Jose Ubaldo on June 30, 2015 at 12:00pm 0 Comments

REVISED SCHEDULE:

The nightly closure scheduled on Century Boulevard near LAX will begin Monday, July 13, due to a revised construction schedule.



As early as Monday,…

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Celebrating 5 Years of Leimert Part Art Walk Comedy Show

Posted by Stevie Mack on June 28, 2015 at 12:00am 0 Comments

This Sunday, June 28th, 2015 marks our 5th anniversary of producing the Leimert Park Art Walk Comedy Show!

Hosted by Comedian Stevie Mack, and Produced by Ben R. Caldwell, The Leimert Park Art Walk Comedy Show is a fun and entertaining comedy showcase touching upon a wide range of topics by a diverse group of comedians.

in a unique learning experience, bringing together people from…

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Metro Invites Small Businesses Along Three Rail Construction Project Corridors to Participate in Metro’s BIF Workshop

Posted by Jose Ubaldo on June 26, 2015 at 7:53am 0 Comments

Metro Invites Small Businesses Along Three Rail Construction Project Corridors to Participate in Metro’s Business Interruption Fund Workshop

Metro will be hosting a pilot Business Interruption Fund (BIF) workshop series for three Metro Rail construction projects areas starting Tuesday, June 30, in the Little Tokyo area of the Regional Connector, Crenshaw/LAX Transit Project corridor during July and the Purple Line Extension in Sept. 2015.

Workshop participants will learn about the…

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Triathletes 'Lap Up' Organized Swim Workouts

Jason May and Melanie Webber, two local triathletes, have excelled in competition and both started out in the pool. One has reached the elite level and the other is a novice swimmer, but they both enjoy the sport and the time they spend swimming laps.

Triathlon season is approaching! And they’re gearing up…

Computer Class Registration Begins!

Hello All,

 

Our next session of Adult Computer Basics Classes begins soon! Register Today!

* Gain valuable new Computer Skills!

* Receive a USC Certificate of Completion!

* Free Refurbished Computer for Parents of students in USC Family of Schools!

Class time: 7pm til 9pm. 5 week session, Tuesdays & Thursdays (or as…

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.…

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This Week In Livable Streets

The city of L.A.’s Mobility Plan faces its first city council vote, Metro’s Active Transportation Plan, Lincoln Boulevard, and a Westside CicLAvia all mean it is a packed week. And if you read and appreciate Streetblog, come support us on Saturday! Monday 8/3 - Today is Mobility Monday in anticipation of tomorrow’s L.A. City Council committee hearing on the [...]

Transit Union Slams DRIVE Act

The Amalgamated Transit Union wants more protections for transit in the multi-year transportation bill. Photo: ATU Yesterday, the Senate passed both a three-month transportation extension and a six-year reauthorization bill (albeit with three years of funding), which the Senate hopes to workshop with the House in the fall. The bill’s name itself — the DRIVE Act [...]

Today’s Headlines

It’s Mobility Monday With Mobility Plan At Council Committees Tomorrow (Biking in L.A.) …Koretz: This Isn’t Your Parents’ Westwood (HuffPo) More Photos Of Metro Bike-Share Demo (The Source) CicLAvia Opens Culver City This Sunday August 8 (The Source) Metro Boardmembers Excuse Themselves From Votes On Campaign Donation Items (LAT) Opinion: L.A. Transportation Choices Not Making It A Great City (Bloomberg) Orange [...]

Photo Essay: Pacoima’s Opening Celebration For Bradley Plaza

L.A. City Councilmember Felipe Fuentes (left in light blue shirt) along with many others, including LADOT GM Seleta Reynolds, cut the ribbon to open Bradley Plaza. All photos by Joe Linton/Streetsblog L.A. Yesterday, the community of Pacoima celebrated the opening of the city of L.A.’s latest car-free space: Bradley Plaza. The plaza closes to cars one [...]

The Subduction Zone(ing), or [Tectonic] Platers Gonna Plate

This week we have Talking Headways alum Tanya Snyder back on the podcast to talk about a few things that were in the news over the last few weeks. We talk about all the new streets babies that have been born recently which leads to a discussion about living in cities with kids. We also ponder [...]

Culver City Times

New Development Proposed for Culver City Expo Station Parking Lot

Currently, there is a nice big parking lot next to the Culver City Expo Station -- a parking lot that by 8:30 am every weekday is full of the cars of happy commuters. And it remains full each day as people use it park-and-ride to the Staples Center, the Galen Center and other hot downtown…

Actors' Gang Performs "Harry Potter Hamlet" in Media Park in Culver City All August

It has become a very welcome tradition: each Saturday and Sunday in August, the Actors' Gang theater troupe performs a family-friendly adaptation of Shakespeare play in Media Park in Culver City. Last year, it was My Little Pony version of A Midsummer…

Backpacks for Kids Program Will Collect Food This Weekend at Pavilions Culver City

The Program Serves More Than 80 Culver City Students

 and Their Families Every Week!

 

Did you know that more than 39% of CCUSD students receive free or reduced price lunches at their schools every day? For many students, this vital resource includes free breakfast. In some circumstances, healthy, reliable meals on the weekends are not a guarantee.

 

Since 2013, the CCUSD Backpacks for Kids…

Cerveteca in Culver City Makes LA Eater's List of LA's 10 Hottest Cheap Eats Restaurants

According to LA Eater, Culver City's Cerveteca is one of the 10 best place in the whole city to get inexpensive food. Here's what LA Eater had to say about the restaurant:

This low-key tortas and taco spot is open late every night, which is a relief for Culver City…

Rock Musical Based on Matthew Sweet's "Girlfriend" Opens at the Kirk Douglas in Culver City

Ok, this one is kind of crazy in a great way. If you're of a certain age (mine), you may well have fallen in love with a largely unheralded 1991 album by Matthew Sweet. The album is full of classic pop melodies (AllMusic cites "the Beatles, Big Star, Byrds, R.E.M., and Neil Young," and, uh,…

Rancho Park Online

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Not sure but I think it's a Jack/Parsons Russel poodle(?) mix

Westwood Greenway…Open Space next to the Expo Line

If you go by the Expo Line construction in Rancho Park/West LA you’ll see test trains, new crossing gates, and lots of construction vehicles and workers between Overland Ave. and Westwood Blvd.  This wide swath of public land has been a staging area for the Phase 2 construction and is now a dumping ground for extra asphalt, unused catenary poles, and broken-down equipment.

However, a group of dedicated community members has been looking beyond the construction and envisioning the…

Another Angle on Our Drought

Californians keep hearing about the drought all over the news and lots of us have taken steps to address this dire situation but as we already know, there's still plenty of room for improvement.  

Wanted to share this fun infographic created by SERVIZ, an on-demand home services booking tool, because it addresses how certain cities in California are handling their water usage at the local level, plus has some home conservation tips that everyone should be implementing if they're not…

Overland Traffic Safety on NBC News

Last week an accident on the corner of Overland and Esther led to a car landing on its side on the sidewalk. Some residents feel Expo Line construction, specifically the the loss of a curbside parking lane along Overland may be partly responsible for the crash.

NBC 4 spoke to…

 
 
 

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La Niña/Cali drought/Tropical Storm Dolores/Blue Moons ~ New Renaissance: Summertime — Billy StewartNEW Sub-Coordinator" Billy McCoy — BWRIP: A moment of silence was respectfully called by BW For: fellow Stage musician's ascendance...Ormar Rashad, Iman - surgical tech (ret.), drummer & "really good guy" — ReggG♪ "...arrived safely in... adapted…See More
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LOS ANGELES – An exclusive panel discussion with writers from the hit FOX-TV show “Empire” is among the events being featured this weekend during the Leimert Park Village Book Fair. The annual event celebrates the literary legacy of African-Americans with panel discussions,…

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Isabel Brazon & Derek Taylor Kent Spanish Music & Storytime Fun

SEPT. 5: ISABEL BRAZON & DEREK TAYLOR KENT SPANISH MUSIC & STORYTIME FUN

10:30 a.m., ages 3 - 7, FREE

Please join us for a fun, educational morning with Isabel Brazon, the creator of Baila Baila Spanish Music for kids and Derek Taylor Kent, author of El Perro en Sombrero: A Bilingual Doggy Tale. Come sing and dance with Isabel while you learn some Spanish in her very interactive and dynamic show, followed by a reading with…

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Star Wars: Absolutely Everything You Need to Know Celebration

SEPT. 4: STAR WARS: ABSOLUTELY EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW CELEBRATION

4:00 p.m., all ages, FREE

Join authors Adam Bray and Michael Kogge for a celebration of the publication of Star Wars: Absolutely Everything You Need to Know! There will be Star Wars trivia questions,  with giveaway prizes for winners, and bring your cameras since Luke Skywalker and Darth Vader will be there too! Star Wars: Absolutely Everything You Need…

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Drew Daywalt "The Day the Crayons Came Home" Storytime & Book Signing

AUGUST 22:  DREW DAYWALT THE DAY THE CRAYONS CAME HOME  STORYTIME & BOOK SIGNING

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Duncan’s crayons sure are a colorful bunch of characters. Having soothed the hurt feelings of one group in the bestselling The Day the Crayons Quit, Duncan now faces a whole new group of crayons asking to be rescued!  Join author Drew Daywalt for a fun-filled storytime as he shares his hilarious new…

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Don't overlook estate planning: Tamiel Holloway, Attorney

When most people start family planning, they consider buying homes, picking the right schools and choosing a health insurance plan. An important but often overlooked consideration is estate planning. An estate plan typically involves a will, trust and power of attorney.If you are unsure of where to start, make a simple will. A will can help you dispose of your assets as well as…See More
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When most people start family planning, they consider buying homes, picking the right schools and choosing a health insurance plan. An important but often overlooked consideration is estate planning. An estate plan typically involves a will, trust and power of attorney.If you are unsure of where to start, make a simple will. A will can help you dispose of your assets as well as…See More
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2015 Young Artists Award Ceremony at Historic West Adams District

August 8, 2015 from 5pm to 6:30pm
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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…

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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