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So what brings you to Leimert Park Beat? Tell us a little bit about yourself.
I moved to the Leimert Park area near Crenshaw and Martin Luther King about six years ago and was overcome with the culture that now surrounds me.

I started this online community for my neighborhood as part of the master's program in online communities I am in at USC. I created Leimert Park Beat in April 2007.

It was always a dream of mine to have a newspaper. But here the community decides what's important by contributing the content. Leimert Park Beat strengthens the community by providing a virtual town square. Leimert Park Beat also empowers the community by giving it a voice in this big city.

After spending most of my life working at newspapers, I am now a media relations representative at a top research university.

I'm proud to be the chaplain, an elected position, in the Sutro Avenue Block Club. Our yearly barbecue is in August, holiday potluck is December and Yard Sale is in May.

I am also on the North Area Neighborhood Development Council, the city's neighborhood council which represents the area just east of Leimert Park.

Other neighborhood social networks I created:

SilverLakeStar.com
University Park Family.com
Echo Park Online


CulverCityTimes.com
http://RanchoParkOnline.com"">
RanchoParkOnline.com
http://SanPedroNewsPilot.com"">
SanPedroNewsPilot.com

If you would like to suggest a story, sponsor the site, contribute a blog post or if you would like to have help building your own online community, please contact me.
Who referred you?
Eddie North-Hager
Good times at:
Pete's Cafe at Fourth and Main Downtown, http://www.petescafe.com/
or to see the Zone, http://zonejams.com/, a friend's band. Or finding unknown adventures in Los Angeles and environs.
My other Website:
http://www.universityparkfamily.com
Last song I heard or I sang:
Femi Kuti: Do Your Best
Profession:
Media relations
My Leimert Park Secret:
I first tell people I live in Leimert Park to see what they know.

Then I tell them I live near Crenshaw and King to see what they think they know.

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If you live in the 90008 area code, you can use Leimert Park as the city of your address instead of Los Angeles. Only a few neighborhoods have this perk, such as Hollywood and Venice.
Hometown:
Louisville, Ky.
Block Club:
Sutro Avenue
Relationship Status
Married

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At 8:55am on June 6, 2014, DangerMan Urbansuperhero said…

Hey Eddie it was great to see you recently, can you tell me again when the next Community Counsel meeting is.

At 12:46pm on April 23, 2014, Linda Morgan said…

Hello again, it's me. I tried what you told me to change the picture, but it didn't work.  The link you provided was to the Culver City site, not Leimert park beat. Please help, are is there a support group that can assist? Thanks

At 10:10am on March 29, 2014, Linda Morgan said…

Hi Eddie, I can't seem to change my profile picture, can you assist please?

At 10:58am on October 21, 2013, ColoredPeople.net said…

Thank you for approving our posts! We value our collaboration with you.

At 9:01am on July 8, 2013, AJea L said…

Dear Eddie,

Thank you so much for your kind and welcomed comment on my Freedom Of Ideas post! Peace Be With You my Friend <3

At 11:44am on November 18, 2012, Jonathan Burdeshaw said…

Thank you so much for the welcome Eddie. Lauren and I should be in the house after the holiday. Have a great Thanksgiving as well and we for sure will meet soon. Check out my website. jonathanburdeshaw.com. Cheers and hope your having a Sunday fun day!

At 11:28pm on October 31, 2012, noah rappaport said…

Do you work with a non-profit or are you associated with one?

I belong to a charitable fundraising platform of a private funding group.  Our mission is to raise funds, for personal requirement, sending kids to college, get out of debt, charitable needs, etc...

 

At 11:14pm on October 25, 2012, noah rappaport said…

My background is in managing businesses and in PR and Marketing & Advertising.  Let's work together to make LA a better place.  Let's plan some events & work with non-profits & raise money, etc...

At 11:12pm on October 25, 2012, noah rappaport said…

I am new, would like to meet more people on the committees.

At 10:16pm on October 25, 2012, noah rappaport said…

Do you ever have live meetings?

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Crenshaw line and LAX - The saga and construction continues

Posted on June 18, 2014 at 6:30am 0 Comments

 

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The LADWP will implement a full closure of Crenshaw Bl during night time hours, between King Bl and Stocker St, in order to relocate a water line.  Crenshaw Bl will be closed on a nightly basis between King Bl and Stocker St during the hours of 10 pm to 6 am starting June 16.

This Monday June 23 METRO will have a press conference to  announce  the demolition of the Century Boulevard Bridge and Aviation Boulevard, one of the main arteries to…

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Neighborhood prosecutor for Leimert Park/ South LA community meeting TONIGHT

Posted on June 4, 2014 at 6:55am 0 Comments

     Community Coalition (8101 S Vermont Ave) will be hosting a meeting to introduce the new neighborhood prosecutors assigned to each South…
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Crenshaw closed Friday night (again)

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Metro Rerouting Traffic on Crenshaw, Exposition Boulevards for Underground Station Construction

Construction will begin on Friday, May 30, with a 15-hour full street closure between Jefferson Boulevard and Coliseum Street beginning at 10 p.m. on Friday, May 30, through 1 p.m. on Saturday, May…

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Neighborhood council elections are now but the committment to your neighborhood is ongoing - vote!

Posted on May 10, 2014 at 8:00am 0 Comments

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