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ICYMI: South LA voices and views at USC

Journalists, activists and city workers discussed past changes in South LA, and the changes that could come next.

104-year-old celebrates birthday in South LA + Taste of Soul Festival takes over Crenshaw

  104-year-old woman celebrates birthday: First AME church member Rosie Tilles turned 104 at the Saint John of God Retirement and Care Center in South L.A. (CBS) Taste of Soul takes over Crenshaw: The 9th annual arts street festival filled the Crenshaw district with more than 350,000 people. (CBS) South LA barber turns life around […]

Untold LA: West Adams homes through a photographer’s lens

Jett Loe documents the architecture of past eras in an e-book

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
LA City Beat
- Tour of Leimert Park in 2005
NY Times - Soul Central from 1993

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One Compton
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Najite and Olokun Prophecy
Vocalist Dwight Trible Los Angeles Jazz LA Jazz Society
Eso Won Books

Leimert Park Movie

Ernest Hardy
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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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La Brea Corridor Community Workshop Wed.,Oct. 15, 6-8pm @ Baldwin Hills Public Library

Posted by Marie Michele Montano on October 13, 2014 at 12:30pm 0 Comments

This Wednesday, October 15th is the last community workshop for the La Brea Corridor Planning Study 

6 - 8pm at the Baldwin Hills Public Library

Come and actively participate in visualizing a pedestrian and bike friendly S. La Brea Corridor.



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Got Junk? Donate it to upcoming fundraiser for Mayme Clayton Library and Museum

Posted by Mayme Clayton Library and Museum on October 10, 2014 at 2:26pm 0 Comments

On Saturday, October 25, 2014, the Mayme Clayton Library and Museum of African American Culture will be collecting donations to its Goodwill Donation Drive Fundraiser.

Come and drop off gently used apparel, household items, books, DVDs, electronics (working or not) at the Goodwill Collection Truck parked in the parking lot of the Mayme Clayton Library and Museum from 9 AM to 1 PM.  

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Onaje Allan Gumbs - Bloodlife: Solo Piano Improvisations

Posted by ColoredPeople.net on September 29, 2014 at 10:00am 0 Comments

 

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

Posted by Jose Ubaldo on September 26, 2014 at 1:30pm 3 Comments



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…

Posted by Marie Michele Montano on September 16, 2014 at 3:24pm 0 Comments

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

Posted by ColoredPeople.net on September 4, 2014 at 2:30pm 0 Comments

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Coliseum street closure

City Councilmember Curren Price and the University of Southern California invite you to an informational meeting of the proposed street closures for the remaining 2014 USC home football games.
Date: October 15th, 2014
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Hoover Union Triangle Plaza meeting tonight!

GILBERT A. CEDILLO COUNCILMEMBER, FIRST DISTRICT
Invites you to a
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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…

...live performances!

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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…

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Times Gives Voice to Die-Hards, But Ultimately Favors Safe Diverse Streets

An L.A. Times editorial invokes tired arguments from proponents of San Francisco’s Proposition L as a “cautionary tale” for Los Angeles. But what about Proposition L’s many critics? Don’t ask the Times. Image via No on L via SBSF Yesterday, the Los Angeles Times published the editorial Sharing the Roads in L.A. Ultimately the Times favors moving patiently [...]

Center Cities Drawing Young College Grads Even in Shrinking Regions

The central cities of America’s urban areas have seen a 37 percent increase in young, college-educated residents over the last decade. Image: City Observatory In another striking sign of shifting generational preferences, the number of young college graduates is on the rise in central cities across the country — even in regions that are shrinking overall. That’s [...]

The Week in Livable Streets Events

Another full week of activities. If you haven’t yet registered to vote, do so now. Literally stop what you are doing, and register to vote. The link is right here… Today – Today is the last day to register to vote, or change the address at which you are registered to vote, and be counted for [...]

Eyes on the Street, er, Rails: Foothill Gold Line Extension Tracks Complete

Celebrating the final e-clip on the Metro Foothill Gold Line Extension tracks. Left to right: Doug Tessitor (Glendora), Sam Pedroza (Claremont), John Fasana (Duarte and Metro), Elias Avila (Gold Line construction crew), Habib Balian (Foothill Gold Line Construction Authority), and Andy Peplow (Kiewit Infrastructure.) Photo via The Source Last Saturday, Foothill communities celebrated a Track Completion [...]

New Jersey’s Response to Suicide Attempt: Close Bridge to Pedestrians

Without access to the Route 35 Victory Bridge, the path between Perth Amboy and Sayreville gets a whole lot longer. Via WalkBikeJersey/Google Maps Today’s featured post from the Streetsblog Network is a case study in overreaction and unintended consequences. John Boyle at WalkBikeJersey reports that after a suicide attempt on the Route 35 Victory Bridge, officials in [...]

Culver City Times

Where Am I in Culver City? Game 082

Periodically, I post a picture of something in Culver City that is 'hiding in plain sight.' -- asking Culver City Times members if they know where it is. 

Today the question is: Do you know where in Culver City these "Waves"  are? If you know, enter your response in the comments box of…

Culver City Architecture: Coombs House

 

"The Craftsman-style house at 4245 Duquesne is a 1920s landmark structure. Dan Coombs, a contractor and member fo the city's early board of trustees, built it for his family. A park and a street both carry the Coombs name in honor of the family."

-from the book "Culver City" by (Culver City…

Progress Report: Artist Patrick Marston Creating Magical Mural in Culver City

Artist Patrick Marston has been working away on his mural at the corner of Washington Place and McLaughlin Ave. Here's an overview of his progress. When complete, it's going to be magnificent.…

Los Angeles Times Reviews Drucker and Ernst at Luis De Jesus Gallery in Culver City

Los Angeles Times art critic Christopher Knight devoted a recent column to the new show by photographers and filmmakers Zackary Drucker and Rhys Ernst, "Relationship," at the Luis De Jesus Gallery in Culver City.

Explaining that the show features two videos and 62 photographs that were…

Rancho Park Online

Eat at Pitfire Pizza on Westwood Blvd Thursday 10/23 Good Food for a Good Cause

Join us for a Night of Great Food, Friends, Family and Fundraising

 

Who: Everyone is welcome.

 

What: Support the  Los Angeles Center for Enriched Studies (LACES is an LAUSD public middle and high school) while you and your family enjoy delicious artisan pizzas, fresh chopped salads made with locally grown ingredients, fantastic pasta and paninis!

When: 5:00 – 9:00 pm, Thursday, October 23. Arrive anytime…

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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November 8, 2014 from 2:30pm to 4:30pm
Hiram Sims is a poet extraordinaire!  Don't miss this event. He is a busy fellow-- and we are pleased to have him come to LAPL to present his work to an appreciative audience of library patrons, readers, and budding writers, poets and authors.Hiram will read from his latest work: Photoetry:  Poetry and Photography From South Central LA.  This is an amazing collaboration between Hiram and five photographers:  Sam Bendall, Adam Tillman Young, Ameer Espy, Charisse Sims, and Kim Soria.  Hiram will…See More
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"In The Village" · THE World STAGE Saturday Jazz Workshop w/ Sensei LATIF ☾Oct.☽ at The World Stage - Art, Education & Performance Gallery "The heart of L.A.'s African-American cultural community." - L.A. Times

October 11, 2014 at 12pm to October 25, 2014 at 2pm
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Looking for a scary read to put you in the Halloween spirit?  Join us for the inaugural meeting of the Pulp Fiction Graphic Novel book club! 

 

This month’s theme - HORROR

 

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Halloween ComicFest 2014

Halloween ComicFest - FREE COMICS for everyone!

 

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FREE all-ages comics for everyone who visits us on Hallween ComicFest 2014!  Plus meet Tony Fleecs, artist of the My Little Pony comic, who will be autographing his books, doing sketches and entertaining all his fans!

 

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ONE LAST LOOK at FAME CHURCH

October 18, 2014 from 3pm to 6pm
LIVE THEATER.  "ONE LAST LOOK"  is a comedy about Eustace Baylor who dies and leaves to morn his two families: A wife and Kids and a Mistress and Kids.  They all show up at the funeral and that's when the Comedy and Drama begins.Food may be purchased at our concession.See More
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"It Takes Two, an Afternoon of Stories & Songs" by Jayon Anthony and Jon Kevin Jones at Institute of Musical Arts

October 18, 2014 from 2pm to 4pm
Taking their cue from the Marvin Gaye/Kim Weston hit song of the 1960s, Jayon and Jon Kevin will present a lyrical and musical storytelling concert, exploring the power of two.  Jayon and Jon Kevin are both professional musicians.  Jayon is a classically trained vocalist and Jon Kevin, an accomplished guitar/bass player (with a wicked sense of humor).  Through stories and songs, they will weave tales of couples that span history, cross cultures, evoke fantasy and celebrate real life, showing us…See More
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Emmy Winner Keith David in "Paul Robeson" at Nate Holden Performing Arts Center

October 16, 2014 at 8pm to October 19, 2014 at 10:30pm
Back by popular demand!!! One week only! Ebony Repertory Theatre presents “Paul Robeson” starring two-time Emmy Award Winner Keith David, in a powerful chronicle of his life. Written and Directed by Phillip Hayes Dean. October 16 – October 19, 2014. Various times. Nate Holden Performing Arts Center, 4718 W. Washington Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90016. For more information: www.ebonyrep.org or 323-964- 9766.   Description: A powerful chronicle of the life of…See More
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West Africa Ebola Outbreak: Faith and Community Based Partners Call at Conference Call - 11 am - 12 Noon Eastern Daylight Time

October 18, 2014 from 11am to 12pm
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) will hold a conference call on Oct. 18, 2014, from 11 am -12 noon EDT (Note the eastern time zone) to discuss CDC's ongoing efforts to respond to the Ebola outbreak in West Africa. The attached flyer provides all the necessary information.    Please pass the info along to others.  Thank you.DebraDisaster Preparedness Group DAC92714@gmail …See More
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Pet (and Human!) Costume Contest, Prizes, Face painting, Photo booth, A Paw-some Raffle Giveaway, Sweet Treats & Drinks, and More!

 

FREE Gift Bags for the First 40 Guests!

 

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