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The South Los Angeles Report

South LA residents march to protest neighborhood oil drilling

Residents take to the streets on a day when oil well operators are slated to clean the site.

Immigration documentary explores meaning of ‘American’

Jose Antonio Vargas discusses his film "Documented" and the upcoming #EmergingUS digital magazine.

South LA’s District Square: Big plans and a long waiting game

The delayed development is still hoped to boost the local economy, if it can get built.

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

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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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The Wallis Annenberg Center For The Performing Arts Presents ‘Satchmo At The Waldorf’ In Los Angeles This Spring

Posted by Jacqueline Sosa on April 22, 2015 at 1:20pm 0 Comments

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…

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Winners of the first drawing Eat, Shop, Play Crenshaw Campaign

Posted by Jose Ubaldo on April 13, 2015 at 3:00pm 0 Comments

The big winner of the first Eat, Shop, Play Crenshaw was Erin Kuechenmeister (center), left JC Lacey Metro Business Liaison and rigth Shoneji Robison owner of Southern Girl Desserts. Photo Metro.

The winners of the first quarterly drawing of the…

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In the News: Demographics Are Changing LA & 'Change' Has a Land-Use Champion: Sherri Franklin

Posted by The Fifth Avenue Times on April 6, 2015 at 9:31am 1 Comment

Check out this interview with Sherri Franklin in the Planning Report!

Make Music LA Registration is Open

Posted by Dorsay Dujon on April 1, 2015 at 12:00am 1 Comment

Hello Los Angeles!

On behalf Make Music LA Board of Directors we would like to invite all of you to come out and celebrate with your family, friends, neighbors and colleagues the 4th Annual Make Music LA.

MMLA is an all day celebration of the Summer Solstice. This special event was started in…

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DINING WITH THE ANCESTORS, WHEN HEROES COME TO DINNER - BOOK BY DR. ERIC J. CHAMBERS - (Illustration by Andre Harris)

Posted by ColoredPeople.net on March 25, 2015 at 7:15am 0 Comments

MARCUS GARVEY & CEDRIC THE ENTERTAINER...   PAINTING CREATED FOR THE BOOK   DINING WITH THE ANCESTORS, WHEN HEROES COME TO…

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South L.A. Wins Emergency Preparedness Training Program

Posted by The Fifth Avenue Times on March 25, 2015 at 9:30am 1 Comment

South LA Neighborhood Selected as the 2015 Emergency Plan / Full Scale Exercise Recipient!

March 23, 2015

EMD 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…

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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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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 …

FREE Sunday Jazz Concert "Back in the Day" @ Foshay LC

Join us at 1:00pm on Saturday, April 19th for a free afternoon jazz concert in our beautiful theater at 3751 S. Harvard Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90018
A simple potluck reception will follow the show. Bring something to share!

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…

LA Streetsblog - LA Mass Transit News

A Preview of Metro’s $5.6 Billion Fiscal Year 2016 Budget

Metro’s FY2016 budget breakdown – roughly one third each capital, operations, and financing/support. Image detail from Metro April handout [PDF]At 10 a.m. tomorrow, Saturday, April 25, the Metro Board of Directors is hosting a public meeting to receive input on the agency’s proposed budget for Fiscal Year 2016. It is expected that the Board of [...]

West Adams Neighbors Turn Out to Protest Activities at Drill Site; Studies of Environmental Impact of Unconventional Drilling Techniques Still Underway

Pipelines emanating from the drill site at Jefferson/Budlong run under many homes in the neighborhood. Spring is the season for oiling, it seems. Over the last month, I’ve been opening my email every morning to see anywhere between 10 and 20 notices from the South Coast Air Quality Management District (SCAQMD) advising me that wells across the [...]

Bike-Share Comes to Philly With the Launch of Indego

On Thursday, Philadelphia’s long wait for a bike-share system came to an end with the launch of the 60-station, 600-bike Indego system, which is set to expand in the near future. At the kickoff, volunteers and officials — including Mayor Michael Nutter — rode about half of those bikes to their docking stations. I got to talk to most [...]

Today’s Headlines

City of El Monte’s First Bike Lane Opens Tomorrow (BikeSGV Twitter, Midvalley News) Metro Board Budget Forum Public Meeting Tomorrow (The Source) Maybe DTLA’s Empty Retail Is Due To Bad Design (Medium) Horrific Hit-and-Run Car vs. Bike In East L.A., Police Seek Info (Biking in L.A.) Video: L.A. Mayor Eric Garcetti Remarks On Potential Measure R2 (The Source) Metro Will [...]

Talking Headways Podcast: Those Roads Won’t Pay for Themselves

This week we’re joined by Kevin DeGood of the Center for American Progress, who along with Andrew Schwartz recently wrote a report called Advancing a Multimodal Transportation System by Eliminating Funding Restrictions. Sound too wonky? I call it the “Roads Don’t Pay for Themselves Report.” When approximately 5.5 percent of roads carry 55 percent of the traffic, you would expect them to support [...]

Culver City Times

Tribute to the Stars 2015!

This year's Tribute to the Stars will take place on

Saturday May 2, 2015 as we return to the popular Sony…

Please help! Daisy is Missing and her family is desperate

DAISY IS STILL LOST IN WEST LA! PLEASE SHARE far and wide.

The only hope we have to find her is to have a sighting of her to help direct our search. We desperately need your help. Daisy is a 45 lb. tan terrier mix who was last sighted on 4/16/15 on the 10 freeway near the La Cienega exit. She is the dog…

Gallery Pick of the Week: The Psychedelia of Charlie Rubin and Tabitha Soren at Kopeikin Gallery in Culver City

"A good photograph blurs the line between reality and fantasy. When I look at a picture, I love it if ... it has a dream quality to it, as if it transcends the real life moment when it was taken." So said Charlie Rubin in a recent interview with foam magazine. And by that definition,…

Culver City Rotary Hosts Healthy Family & YMCA Healthy Kids Day 5K Run/Walk on April 26 at West LA College

Members of the Culver City Rotary Club, will be checking in race participants and hosting Culver City’s Healthy Family and Culver/Palms YMCA Healthy Kids Day 5K RUN/WALK, and will be on hand to hand out T-Shirts, collect entry fees and more, at the

Run/Walk on April 26, 2015, 9 am to 1 pm at the West LA College Campus,

9000 Overland Avenue, Culver City, CA 90230.

     Culver City Rotary is also providing an IN & OUT Burger…

Guess Which Culver City Made Thrillist's List of Best Bacon Dishes in Los Angeles

Thrillist's most recent list of the best of LA surveyed the city's best bacon dishes. And one Culver City establishment made their list. I'll give you a hint: the dish was Brown Butter Candied Bacon Ice Cream. 

That's…

Rancho Park Online

Please help! Daisy is Missing and her family is desperate

DAISY IS STILL LOST IN WEST LA! PLEASE SHARE far and wide.

The only hope we have to find her is to have a sighting of her to help direct our search. We desperately need your help. Daisy is a 45 lb. tan terrier mix who was last sighted on 4/16/15 on the 10 freeway near the La Cienega exit. She is the dog of our wonderful transporter who is beyond devastated and was lost outside of Century Vet Group in Palms/Culver City/Helms Bakery District. Please take a screen capture of Daisy's lost…

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…

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…

 
 
 

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STREET ARTISTS PANEL DISCUSSION at California African American Museum

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Join CAAM and street artists Ayumi “Sanoizm” Chisolm, Rufus “Castro” Davis, Adah “AfroPuff” Glenn and Eric “Cre8” Walker in panel discussion on street art.  The panelists were part of a five-day event, where they tagged CAAM’s gallery walls to form the exhibition, FlashTag.   The exhibition FlashTag is on view at CAAM through August 2, 2015.  Street art, aerosol, tagging and urban hieroglyphics are just a few of the terms used to describe what is often labeled as “Graffiti” art.  This is an art…See More
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THE World STAGE Saturday Jazz Workshop·Bobby West♪New Renaissance Spring May. '15 at The World Stage - Art, Education & Performance Gallery "The heart of L.A.'s African-American cultural community." - L.A. Times

May 2, 2015 at 12pm to May 30, 2015 at 2pm
New Renaissancew/ Bobby West, New Coordinator"Always excellent...!" - Reg- G. the officially unofficial Ambassador of Workshop & Mayor of Fri. nite Jazz @ LACMAHonor us w/ Your Presents...FYI:  allaboutJazz  Jazz·near·you  Los Angeles Home>>Calendar Upcoming -What's Hot - High Interest/Most…See More
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Closure at Crenshaw Boulevard between Exposition Boulevard and Coliseum Street extended three weeks

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 for the next three weeks to continue excavation and installation of…See More
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The Wallis Annenberg Center For The Performing Arts Presents ‘Satchmo At The Waldorf’ In Los Angeles This Spring

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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SOUL DOGS @ FISHERMAN'S VILLAGE • Marina Del Rey • Saturday, MAY 9th, 2015 • 2:00PM-5:00PM

SOUL DOGS is Back @ FISHERMAN'S VILLAGE in Marina Del Rey!!!



Saturday, MAY 9th, 2015

2:00 PM-5:00 PM



FISHERMAN’S VILLAGE

13755 FIJI WAY, MARINA DEL REY, CA 90292 ( in The Plaza)

2 Hours Free parking with Validation 

(or park at Dock 52 which is Free all day)…





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

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 for the next three weeks to continue excavation and installation of…See More
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L’Oréal Paris Providing Complimentary Blowouts at THE SALON at ULTA Beauty - April 25th

L’Oréal Paris Advanced Haircare recently launched #POWERON, an empowerment campaign that revolves around the insight that when a woman experiences her most beautiful hair, she can harness a very special kind of power that’s extraordinary.   As part of the campaign, L’Oréal Paris Advanced Haircare is providing women with complimentary…





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The Wallis Annenberg Center For The Performing Arts Presents ‘Satchmo At The Waldorf’ In Los Angeles This Spring

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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Kemetic Creations: A Night Of Visual Arts at Ingelwood

April 25, 2015 from 7pm to 10pm
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 The Earth Center Los Angeles, a 501(c)(3). A silent art auction will be held to benefit The Earth Center’s international projects. For more information on these projects visit our website.…See More
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STREET ARTISTS PANEL DISCUSSION at California African American Museum

April 25, 2015 from 1pm to 3pm
Join CAAM and street artists Ayumi “Sanoizm” Chisolm, Rufus “Castro” Davis, Adah “AfroPuff” Glenn and Eric “Cre8” Walker in panel discussion on street art.  The panelists were part of a five-day event, where they tagged CAAM’s gallery walls to form the exhibition, FlashTag.   The exhibition FlashTag is on view at CAAM through August 2, 2015.  Street art, aerosol, tagging and urban hieroglyphics are just a few of the terms used to describe what is often labeled as “Graffiti” art.  This is an art…See More
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Winners of the first drawing Eat, Shop, Play Crenshaw Campaign

The big winner of the first Eat, Shop, Play Crenshaw was Erin Kuechenmeister (center), left JC Lacey Metro Business Liaison and rigth Shoneji Robison owner of Southern Girl Desserts. Photo Metro.The winners of the first quarterly drawing of the year for the Eat, Shop, Play Crenshaw campaign were announced today. Prizes…See More
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In the News: Demographics Are Changing LA & 'Change' Has a Land-Use Champion: Sherri Franklin

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STREET ARTISTS PANEL DISCUSSION at California African American Museum

April 25, 2015 from 1pm to 3pm
Join CAAM and street artists Ayumi “Sanoizm” Chisolm, Rufus “Castro” Davis, Adah “AfroPuff” Glenn and Eric “Cre8” Walker in panel discussion on street art.  The panelists were part of a five-day event, where they tagged CAAM’s gallery walls to form the exhibition, FlashTag.   The exhibition FlashTag is on view at CAAM through August 2, 2015.  Street art, aerosol, tagging and urban hieroglyphics are just a few of the terms used to describe what is often labeled as “Graffiti” art.  This is an art…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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