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An ex-gang member on curtailing South LA’s recidivism rate

BLOOM (Building a Lifetime of Options and Opportunities for Men) creates a positive and productive future for young Black males in South L.A.

Parents launch new South LA high school + Documentary on Grim Sleeper examines law enforcement

Parents launch South L.A. high school: Parents collaborated to launch Nava College Preparatory Academy this fall to fill the need in South L.A. for quality high school education. (L.A. Times) Black women’s lives matter: Film reveals little-known story of Grim Sleeper: A documentary examines the attitude of law enforcement towards the murders of Black women […]

Tornado tears through South LA, ripping five roofs and spooking all

While minor, the tornado still inflicted damage -- and caused not a small bit of surprise.

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

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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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One More Week Needed to Complete Decking for Future Crenshaw/LAX Transit Project Underground Station

Posted by Jose Ubaldo on December 17, 2014 at 1:30pm 0 Comments

Due to recent rains the detour on Crenshaw Boulevard for construction of the Crenshaw/Expo underground station will need to be extended for an additional week in January. The extra time is required so that the decking can be completed for the Crenshaw/LAX Transit Project Expo station.

Crenshaw Boulevard between Rodeo Road and the Metro Expo Line tracks will close from 9 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 4, to 6 a.m. Monday, Jan. 12.

Excavation, installation of steel beams and installation of…

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Aspiring Olympian Pushes Adult Swimmers As Coach

Posted by Elizabeth Artley on December 12, 2014 at 3:29pm 0 Comments

Nineteen seconds. For most of us, that’s not a lot of time to accomplish much, maybe fill up a glass of water, walk up the stairs, or get a leash for the dog.

 

But for aspiring Olympian Derek Toomey, that’s enough time to swim two laps of the…

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Remember to Eat, Shop & Play in the Crenshaw for the Holidays!!

Posted by Heather Lee Presha on December 9, 2014 at 11:30am 0 Comments

Let's support the local businesses in the Crenshaw District during the Holiday Season and especially during the construction of the Metro Line...Click here today to make the pledge and see special discounts!…

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Call for Musicians & Singers

Posted by Dorsay Dujon on December 10, 2014 at 6:30pm 0 Comments

MMLA is calling out to all local musicians who are students, professionals and amateurs along with singers, choirs, groups and individuals to perform Holiday music.  The event is open to artists of all ages, all levels of ability, and primarily wind instruments to join in this…

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CicLAvia in Leimert Park TODAY!

Posted by Heather Lee Presha on December 7, 2014 at 9:28am 0 Comments




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Are you going to Ciclavia in Leimert Park tomorrw? What's a Ciclavia? Get the Full Ciclavia Route

Posted by enhager on December 6, 2014 at 10:00am 0 Comments

One of the greatest community events to hit LA - Ciclavia - comes to Leimert Park Sunday.

Ciclavia (pronounce it as you like) closes major streets to cars and opens them to walkers, bikers, strollers, unicyclists and the like. Click here for all the details.

This is a slideshow of my trip from Leimert Park to the 2011 Ciclavia that spanned from Boyle Heights to East…

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THE CALIFORNIA AFRICAN AMERICAN MUSEUM JOINS CICLAVIA, EXPO CENTER AND ASCAP FOR A SPECIAL TARGET SUNDAY!

Posted by Terri Dixon on December 4, 2014 at 4:30pm 0 Comments

The California African American Museum’s (CAAM) Target stage is moving  to Expo Center at the CicLAvia Expo Park hub of activity on Sunday, December 7, from 12 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.  CAAM is partnering once again with CicLAvia and ASCAP, along with Expo Center in celebration of their 10th Anniversary. 

CicLAvia is a neighborhood celebration that closes city streets to cars encouraging people to walk, skate, or bike along a mapped route. This will be the first time CicLAvia's route will…

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In memoriam: Lark Galloway-Gilliam, a force for good in Leimert Park

Posted by enhager on December 5, 2014 at 11:22am 0 Comments

Lark Galloway-Gilliam just worked and worked and worked. I saw few people more in the community over the past decade. She was doing things and getting things done, according the community organizations.



I didn't know her personally - but she made my life better because she made Leimert Park better and that's where I live.

Recently she was an important part of the group at the ECWANC that spearheaded the mitigation agreement with the California Science Center after…

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Ciclavia comes to our neighborhood tomorrow - MLK Blvd. Closed to Cars Open to Bikes

One of the greatest community events to hit LA - Ciclavia - comes to South LA, Expo Park and University Park Sunday.

Ciclavia (pronounce it as you like) closes major streets to cars and opens them to walkers, bikers, strollers, unicyclists and the like. Click here for all the details.

This is a slideshow of my trip from Leimert Park to the 2011 Ciclavia that spanned from Boyle Heights to East…

We offer Free Resume workshops to Community members and parents with children in the USC Family of Schools, Neighborhood Academic Initiative (NAI), Kid Watch, and other USC programs. Please visit us …

We offer Free Resume workshops to Community members and parents with children in the USC Family of Schools, Neighborhood Academic Initiative (NAI), Kid Watch, and other USC programs.
Please visit us at our new location within the Gateway building on Figueroa, between Jefferson and 32nd St. to schedule an appointment. Also available for drop in assistance, weekly on Tuesdays at 7pm-8pm.
Please note, to better assist you, before you arrive:
To update a current resume, email the resume to yourself…

Game day street closures meeting y en espanol

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
Time: 6:00 – 8:00…

Hoover Union Triangle Plaza meeting tonight!

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

LA Streetsblog - LA Mass Transit News

Here’s How Much Safer Transit Is Compared to Driving

Traffic fatality risk by transportation mode. Image: Journal of Public Transportation Keep this in mind the next time a high-profile train crash generates more press coverage than a year’s worth of car wrecks: Despite the media sensationalism and overwrought regulatory responses that follow such events, transit is already a lot safer than driving. Looking at traffic fatalities [...]

Talking Headways Podcast: Here I Am, Stuck in Seattle With You

Stuck in Seattle or Stuck in Sherman Oaks. There are so many places to get stuck these days and so many clowns and jokers making it worse. First, poor Bertha, stuck 100 feet under Seattle. All the tunnel boring machine wanted to do was drill a 1.7-mile tunnel for a highway that won’t even access downtown [...]

Today’s Headlines

Foothill Transit Looks to Take Over Metro Lines 190 and 194 (Pasadena Star News) Cyclist Sues CicLAvia For Car-Crash Injuries During Event (Daily News) Transit Sheriff Prevents Woman From Committing Suicide on SFV Train Tracks (Nixle) Metrolink Train Hits and Kills Man in Covina (LAT) Metrolink Train Hits Man in Pico Rivera, Causing Delays (LAT) Glendale-Hyperion Bridge: The Politics of [...]

San Diego Fights CA Courts for Its Highway-Happy Plan to Increase Emissions

San Diego insists on its plans for greenhouse gas emissions to keep going in the wrong direction. Image from TransitSanDiego.org via Citylab Despite what CA’s courts say, San Diego insists on plans to widen freeways in its 2050 Regional Transportation Plan, even if it defies the state’s ambitions to reduce climate-changing car dependency. As Eric Jaffe at CityLab wrote, the [...]

Glendale-Hyperion Bridge Political Contortions Forcing Unsafe Compromise Design

Los Angeles’ latest “Option 1A” proposal for the Glendale Hyperion Bridge would preserve two sidewalks but not include the planned bike lanes. Detail – click for full page. Last night, the Citizens Advisory Committee for the design of the new Glendale-Hyperion Bridge met to discuss the city’s latest proposal. L.A.’s historic Glendale-Hyperion Bridge opened in 1927. It [...]

Culver City Times

Holiday Variety Show at Fais Do Do on Saturday, December 20th at 8:00 PM

Join Santa Claus and your favorite Los Angeles musicians at Fais Do Do this Saturday, December 20th for a wonderful Holiday variety show!

Tickets are $12
18 + w/ ID

Doors open at 8:00…

Ocean Swimmers Flock to Venice Beach on New Year's Day


Most people ring in the New Year with champagne and a late night. But a group of dedicated “Penguins” choose to…

Gallery Pick of the Week: Soey Milk at CHG Circa Gallery in Culver City

Soey Milk's new show, "Sinvaro," opens this Saturday night, December 13, at CHG Circa. An artist's reception -- always free, open to the public, and lots of fun -- will be held on Saturday from 7:00 to 10:00 p.m. Says the gallery about the show and Milk's work: 

SINAVRO: a pure…

Where Am I in Culver City? Game 083 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 "jungle cat" is?…

Annenberg Foundation Unexpectedly Retracts Its Controversial Proposal for Ballona Wetlands

Area C, a 64-acre portion of the Uplands area of Ballona Creek Wetlands, is a pretty but troubled piece of open, Culver City-adjacent land owned by State of California. The Annenberg Foundation had put a $50-million proposal on the table that offered to make extensive improvements to the land but also included a controversial interpretive center and domestic animal adoption component – a move that put them at odds with some local environmental groups. Now the Annenberg…

Rancho Park Online

Palms Park Parenting Workshop

Palms Park Rec Center is hosting a parent support workshop with child-rearing expert Karen Dudley tomorrow at 6:30 pm. Space is limited. See below for sign up details.…

Holiday Ballet Performance Not to be Missed!

Come get in the holiday spirit and show your support for the arts!

Save the date and spread the word. The Yuri Grigoriev School of Ballet (YGSB) Winter Afternoon of Dance performance will be held Saturday, December 20th at the Smothers Theater at the gorgeous Pepperdine campus in Malibu. Performances will be held at 12:00p.m. and 4:00p.m. Get in the…

Vote Today - Find Your Rancho Park Polling Place

Don't forget to vote today.

If you don't know the location of your polling place, you can look it up here.

Rancho Park's Pico Playhouse To Premiere "Adventures in Candyland" - A Play By Kids for All Ages to Enjoy

Saturday, November 1 marks the sold-out world premiere of "Adventures in Candyland", a  sugary saga written, performed and produced by a group of students from Overland Avenue Elementary School.

The delicious drama features friends on a journey, goblins up to no good, and royalty in peril.

The …

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…

 
 
 

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The Help Group’s Kids Like Me invites you to Sunday Family Fun Day on Sunday, January 25, 2015 from 1pm to 4pm at The Help Group Culver City Campus 4160 Grand View Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90066

Kids Like Me programs are created especially for children and adolescents with autism spectrum disorder and other developmental challenges. We offer programs that promote social connections, skill development through fun camps, after school enrichment classes, weekend teen activities, trips…

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This one-of-a-kind conference presents cutting-edge research and best practices for young adults transitional age young adults with autism, Asperger’s disorder, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), executive functioning difficulties, learning disabilities, and mental health issues including dual diagnosis.





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One More Week Needed to Complete Decking for Future Crenshaw/LAX Transit Project Underground Station

Due to recent rains the detour on Crenshaw Boulevard for construction of the Crenshaw/Expo underground station will need to be extended for an additional week in January. The extra time is required so that the decking can be completed for the Crenshaw/LAX Transit Project Expo station. Crenshaw Boulevard between Rodeo Road and the Metro Expo Line tracks will close from 9 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 4, to 6 a.m. Monday, Jan. 12. Excavation, installation of steel beams and installation of concrete planks is…See More
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