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El Camino College Compton Center opens library after seven year delay

The Library-Student Success Center is finally open after being upgraded to meet the building code.

Compton gets a taste of Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution

The wellness and diabetes group from the Martin Luther King Jr. outpatient center has climbed on board to take part in Jamie Oliver's food revolution.

New era for business in Leimert Park

Within a month, Leimert Park has seen Zambezi Bazaar close and Papillion gallery open on the same block of Degnan Boulevard.

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

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Hearing on Cutting Down of Crenshaw Trees!

Posted by Dee Dee Roulhac on April 10, 2014 at 11:29am 0 Comments

Hello Family,

 

I received this email from Mark Glassock from the CHC:

 

Joint Empowerment Congress West Area/Park Mesa Neighborhood Council Task Forcemore than 150 trees to be cut down on Crenshaw Blvd by mta Let’s build the crenshaw rail without blighting our community SPEAK UP FOR OUR COMMUNITYAttend the Board of Public Works Commission Hearing Monday– April 14, 2014 9:30am

Edward R. Roybal BPW Session RoomRoom 350 City Hall200 North Spring Street Los…

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Leimert Park Village African Arts and Music Festival

Posted by Linda Fiaga on April 4, 2014 at 10:37am 0 Comments

Does any one know who I can contact about the 2014 Leimert Park Village African Arts and Music Festival? Members of the Los Angeles Cameroonian Community would like to participate in this coming year's event.

Putting more PARK into Leimert Park this SUNDAY during Leimert Park Art Walk

Posted by enhager on March 28, 2014 at 11:00am 0 Comments

During this coming Sunday's Leimert Park Art Walk, the legendary corner of 43rd and Degnan will go green.

A community coalition that involves Ben Caldwell of KAOS and USC, LA Cultural Affairs and Los Angeles Council District 10 will be installing five re-made street objects between the Vision Theater and Leimert Plaza…

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Interested in volunteering in your community? Please apply to be a tutor for School on Wheels!

Posted by Stefanie Aguilar on March 26, 2014 at 12:28pm 2 Comments

School on Wheels in a non-profit dedicated to providing educational support to students K-12th grade who are homeless. We need volunteers in the…

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GRAND PARK CELEBRATES LA’S LOVE FOR LOCAL AUTHORS, PUBLISHERS AND BOOKSELLERS AT SECOND ANNUAL GRAND PARK DOWNTOWN BOOKFEST

Posted by Terri Dixon on March 20, 2014 at 3:20pm 0 Comments

Los Angeles’ only book festival that focuses exclusively on the local community, the second annual Grand Park Downtown Bookfest offers Angelenos of all ages access to the largest coalition of Los Angeles-based presses and publishers in an outdoor bookstore setting.  The…

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L.A. CARE INVITES LOS ANGELES COUNTY RESIDENTS TO ENROLL BEFORE ENROLLMENT ENDS MARCH 31

Posted by Terri Dixon on March 12, 2014 at 12:19pm 0 Comments

L.A. Care Health Plan, the nation’s largest publicly operated health plan, will host a healthcare enrollment fair at Faithful Central Bible Church on March 22, 2014, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Los Angeles County residents will have the opportunity to enroll in L.A. Care Coveredä, the organization’s Covered…

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Zambezi closes as Leimert Park Village meets to plan its future

Posted by enhager on March 1, 2014 at 3:49pm 0 Comments

Zambezi Bazaar, the Africa centric gift and fashion shop in Leimert Park Village with the great mural sign has closed, according to Najee Ali. The community activist took these photos and posted the news on his Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/NajeeLAactivist), where he posted the photos at the bottom of this story.

Over the years, the Kimbrough sisters have been some of the most outspoken and…

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Los Angeles Times Festival of Books this weekend at USC

Fourth year on the USC campus expected to draw more than 150,000 attendees

WHAT: The 19th annual Los Angeles Times Festival of Books, the largest and most prestigious public literary event in the country.

Visit…

South LA Kids Bike Festival - April 13 - 11a-2p at Foshay Learning Center

Come one! Come all! Foshay Learning Center this

Sunday, April 13, 2014 from 11a-2p

South LA Kids Bike Festival! Fun, Family, Food - FREE!…

BIKE RIDE TO GRAND PARK - DOWNTOWN LA - SUNDAY MARCH 9 @ 11AM

Grand Park Bike Ride Downtown LA/Meet Up: Explore Downtown L.A. on a bike! USC Bicycle Coalition is hosting a group ride on Sunday, March 9th from Exposition Park to Grand Park in Downtown Los Angeles. 

The ride is open to all, and is a great chance to safely practice riding on the street with a large group. A small lunch will be provided, to be enjoyed at Grand Park. 

We roll out at 11am from the Expo…

Do you have a story for KPCC's new First Person series?

What does it take to lead a healthy life? How do we build a healthy community? We know we need good clinics and hospitals staffed by skilled professionals to keep us healthy and and treat us when we're not. But it takes a lot more than that. A healthy community has good schools, plentiful park space, healthy food options, minimal pollution, few or no gangs.

Sharing experiences is one way to build a healthier community.…

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Talking Headways Podcast: Escobar’s Escalator

Did you go to the World Urban Forum in Medellín, Colombia, last week? Neither did your hosts Jeff Wood and I, but we sure found a lot to say about it anyway on this week’s Talking Headways podcast. Medellín’s remarkable urban transformation — undertaken in the midst of war — has gotten a lot of [...]

Eyes On The Street: Broadway’s Got New Bulb-Outs

Work is underway for Downtown L.A.’s Broadway “Dress Rehearsal.” The street has fresh new striping for bulb-outs, also new zebra crosswalks. Photo: Joe Linton/Streetsblog L.A. Crews are out this week doing striping and new crosswalks for a project called Broadway’s Dress Rehearsal. Broadway is, arguably, Los Angeles’ most heavily pedestrian street. The current project reallocates former [...]

More Walking and Biking, Better Health: New Evidence From American Cities

States with higher rates of walking and biking to work tend to have lower rates of diabetes. Click to enlarge. All graphics: Alliance for Biking and Walking New data from the Alliance for Biking and Walking’s 2014 Benchmarking report bears out the notion that people tend to be healthier in cities where walking and biking are more prevalent. The [...]

Today’s Headlines

Opinion: LA City Council Should Stick to Original $10M Sidewalk Repair Plan (LAT) Councilmember Bernard Parks Spending $350K Fixing South L.A. Sidewalks (NBC) Drones-Eye-View Above CicLAvia (Corbin Keegan YouTube) Flying Pigeon Loves the Recent York Blvd Bike Lane, Hates the Gap Sad, Funny, Racist: Yelp Reveiws the Metro Blue Line (Scripps Voice) A Look At the Slow and Socially Necessary [...]

TransForm to Host Third Transportation Choices Summit in Sacramento

TransForm, an organization that advocates for sustainable transportation, smart growth, and affordable housing throughout California, will host its third annual summit next week to discuss the state’s transportation priorities. The Transportation Choices Summit will take place in Sacramento on Tuesday, April 22, and feature speakers from advocacy organizations including the Greenlining Institute, Move LA, and Safe Routes [...]

Culver City Times

Where Am I in Culver City? Game 075 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 vine-covered wall is?…

Zelda the Cat Found!

Great news! Culver Citizen Jason Neroni reports that Zelda the cat is home safely. Awesome.…

Matt Saunders Show Opens at Blum & Poe Gallery This Saturday

Artist Matt Saunders' show Neon in Daylight opens at Blum & Poe Gallery in Culver City this Saturday, April 17. It's the artist's second solo exhibition at the gallery. The show comprises a new video installation as well as some startling and beautiful works utilizing a cameraless…

Help Find Zelda the Cat in Culver City

Jason Neroni (@JasonNeroni on Twitter) is looking for Zelda the cat, who's been missing for five days. Amazing-looking creature, last seen at Helms & Washington in Culver…

Where Am I in Culver City? Game 075

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 this vine-covered wall is? If you know, enter your response in the comments box of this…

Rancho Park Online

Be Part of the Solution - Attend the West of Westwood Monthly Meeting TONIGHT @ 7p.m.

The West of Westwood Home Owner's Association will hold its monthly board meeting tonight at 7p.m. in meeting room A behind food court in Westside Pavilion. Come learn about the issues facing our community and how you can help to improve the quality of life in West LA. 

If you can't attend the meeting, join WOWHOA and support the outstanding advocates working to make our community the best it can be!

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New Candy Pop-Up Shop At The Mall!

Hey Rancho Park, we're an all natural candy boutique that just opened a pop-up shop at the Westside Pavilion inside of the wonderful Jaxx Children's Boutique. None of the candy has corn syrup or artificial colors, and there's lots of options for gluten-free, vegan, kosher, and allergen-free folks. Come sample over 25 different pick-n-mix options, and over a 100 different kinds of caramels, chocolate, lollipops, licorice, taffy, and more!  …

Westside Town Hall Budget Meeting - Engaging, Informative, and Inspiring

More than 200 people packed the Mar Vista Community Center last night for Mayor Garcetti's Budget Town Hall meeting. Daniel Tamm who…

West Los Angeles Town Hall with Mayor Garcetti Tonight

The Mayor will be in Mar Vista tonight to discuss his "Back to Basics" agenda. Here are the details and a form to RSVP. If anyone goes, please post an update here.

WHEN
February 26, 2014 at 6pm - 8pm
WHERE

Mar Vista Recreation Center
11430 Woodbine St…

Rancho Park: Do you have a health story for KPCC's new series First Person?

What does it take to lead a healthy life? How do we build a healthy community? We know we need good clinics and hospitals staffed by skilled professionals to keep us healthy and and treat us when we're not. But it takes a lot more than that. A healthy community has good schools, plentiful park space, healthy food options, minimal pollution, few or no gangs.

Sharing experiences is one way to build a healthier community.…

 
 
 

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Jazz Concert: Pinkie Washington Salutes Ella and Her Fellas



Saturday, April 26th I 2 PM I Concert: Pinkie Washington Salutes Ella and Her Fellas



Mayme Clayton Library and Museum continues its Jazz Appreciation Month and celebrates the birthday of jazz icon, Ella Fitzgerald, with a special matinee performance of "Ella and Her Fellas" conceived and presented by cabaret artist, Pinkie Washington.

Ms. Washington and Her Fellas will take you on a journey through the life and music of Ella Fitzgerald, who was born on April…

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ANNENBERG COMMUNITY BEACH HOUSE 5th ANNIVERSARY WEEKEND

On Saturday, April 26 and Sunday, April 27, the City of Santa Monica will celebrate the 5th Anniversary of the Annenberg Community Beach House, a 5-acre public beach facility nestled along the Santa Monica coastline, with spectacular ocean views, a children's playground, art gallery, historic pool, and the original Marion Davies Guest House. This weekend-long community open house will feature a variety…

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Films at CAAM Series: Survivors of the Games at California African American Museum

April 10, 2014 from 7pm to 9pm
Tyson (2008, 90 min) Tyson combines original interviews with archive footage to shed light on the tumultuous life and times of the former professional heavyweight champion who was the youngest boxer to win the WBC, WBA and IBF heavyweight titles. Director, James Toback. CAAM is located at 600 State Drive, Exposition Park, Los Angeles, CA 90037. For more information visit www.caamuseum.org.RSVP preferred at 213.744.2024.See More
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Culver City Symphony Orchestra/Eco-Composer Beethoven

The CULVER CITY SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA continues its 2013-14 Season with the concert: For Young Musicians. The concert is Sat., April 26, 2014, 8PM, Veterans Memorial Auditorium, 4117 Overland Ave. at Culver Blvd., Culver City. 

CCSO continues its support of young musicians by featuring two young Winners from our Parness Concerto Competition: Aileen Chung, Age 14, Violin, and Yu Chao Weng, Age 16, Violin. The orchestra works are…

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Hearing on Cutting Down of Crenshaw Trees!

Hello Family, I received this email from Mark Glassock from the CHC: Joint Empowerment Congress West Area/Park Mesa Neighborhood Council Task Forcemore than 150 trees to be cut down on Crenshaw Blvd by mta Let’s build the crenshaw rail without blighting our community SPEAK UP FOR OUR COMMUNITYAttend the Board of Public Works Commission Hearing Monday– April 14, 2014 9:30amEdward R. Roybal BPW Session RoomRoom 350 City Hall200 North Spring Street Los Angeles, California  90012(If you want to car…See More
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Hearing on Cutting Down of Crenshaw Trees!

Hello Family, I received this email from Mark Glassock from the CHC: Joint Empowerment Congress West Area/Park Mesa Neighborhood Council Task Forcemore than 150 trees to be cut down on Crenshaw Blvd by mta Let’s build the crenshaw rail without blighting our community SPEAK UP FOR OUR COMMUNITYAttend the Board of Public Works Commission Hearing Monday– April 14, 2014 9:30amEdward R. Roybal BPW Session RoomRoom 350 City Hall200 North Spring Street Los Angeles, California  90012(If you want to car…See More
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SILENT WITNESSES

Silent Witnesses —Writer/performer Stephanie Satie gives voice to four extraordinary women in her award-winning solo play. How do cataclysmic events affect personal lives? Based on interviews and conversations with child survivors of the Holocaust,Silent Witnesses paints an uplifting portrait of human resilience shaped through the eyes of children and infused with the wisdom of the adults they’ve become. Winner of the Women in Arts…

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All politics are local in Echo Park - Neighborhood Council elections Sat. April 12

Take charge of your community and vote from 10:00am - 4:00pm Tomorrow
  • Edendale Branch Library, 2011 Sunset…

Echo Park: Do you have a story for KPCC's new First Person series?

What does it take to lead a healthy life? How do we build a healthy community? We know we need good clinics and hospitals staffed by skilled professionals to keep us healthy and and treat us when we're not. But it takes a lot more than that. A healthy community has good schools, plentiful park space, healthy food options, minimal pollution, few or no gangs.

Sharing experiences is one way to build a healthier community.…

Bing Bing leads 7 people 21 miles through South Central LA to End Gang Violence on his 24th Birthday (Footage Included)

On January 19th, 2014, Martin Luther King smiled upon the step that 8 individuals took in attempt to fulfill his dream. Pasadena artist Bing Bing led 7 people on a 21-mile trek through some of the nation's…

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