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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


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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 3:56am on July 23, 2014, Connie Muhammad said…
Are artist submissions still being sought for the jazz festival you just posted?
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.

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311 swarm: Community celebration and Jefferson Blvd. clean up on Saturday

Posted on March 6, 2015 at 10:52am 1 Comment



Let’s celebrate our community, meet some neighbors and clean up Jefferson Boulevard this Saturday.

The neighborhood council for that area, NANDC, is focusing on the stretch from Vermont to Western and has enlisted local partners to help transform this main boulevard.

We’re also providing lunch from Earlez Grille.

I’m on the executive board of NANDC and we…

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Where do I vote? Who should I vote for?

Posted on March 3, 2015 at 8:00am 1 Comment

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…

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From a kitchen table in Leimert Park - There's a lot going on (with or without you)

Posted on January 17, 2015 at 1:00am 2 Comments



Find more photos like this on University Park Family

Today is the Empowerment Congress. Wait - don't tune out yet. 

Thousands of people from our area attend to learn about how Los Angeles runs - AND WHO RUNS LOS ANGELES. 

What I'm trying to say is that this is a special opportunity to get to…

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

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

Posted 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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