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Mark commented on Shelley Wenk's blog post Journalist Kevin Weston looking for bone marrow donor
"I wish I could consider it, but because I'm a cancer survivor, my blood donating days are over, and I'm sure that extends to marrow as well.  I wish him the best and will spread the word."
Feb 2, 2013
Heather Lee Presha commented on Shelley Wenk's blog post Journalist Kevin Weston looking for bone marrow donor
"Wow...thank you so much for sharing this, Shelley. I will spread the word and research the process of becoming a donor. Sounds like an amazing way to contribute. ~HP"
Jan 29, 2013
Shelley Wenk's blog post was featured

Journalist Kevin Weston looking for bone marrow donor

I was really moved by this article I saw about African America journalist Kevin Weston's fight for his life. A new father who works for New America Media in Oakland, Mr. Weston was diagnosed with a rare blood cancer, and requires a bone marrow transplant. His time is very limited (doctors originally gave him 2 weeks to live) and his only chance is to find a matching donor.The article says "Marrow matches are ethnically based and depend on one’s genetic makeup. Weston is African American and his…See More
Jan 29, 2013
Shelley Wenk posted a blog post

Journalist Kevin Weston looking for bone marrow donor

I was really moved by this article I saw about African America journalist Kevin Weston's fight for his life. A new father who works for New America Media in Oakland, Mr. Weston was diagnosed with a rare blood cancer, and requires a bone marrow transplant. His time is very limited (doctors originally gave him 2 weeks to live) and his only chance is to find a matching donor.The article says "Marrow matches are ethnically based and depend on one’s genetic makeup. Weston is African American and his…See More
Jan 26, 2013
enhager promoted Shelley Wenk's blog post Let Trader Joe's Know We Want Them!
Sep 26, 2012
Lexuses71 commented on Shelley Wenk's blog post Let Trader Joe's Know We Want Them!
"Petition signed, sealed & delivered."
Sep 25, 2012
AJea L commented on Shelley Wenk's blog post Let Trader Joe's Know We Want Them!
"Hi Shelly, Thanq for the post! Its a *GREAT* idea. Promoted> Signed> and Shared.... Let It BE-_-*"
Sep 22, 2012
AJea L promoted Shelley Wenk's blog post Let Trader Joe's Know We Want Them!
Sep 22, 2012
Michael Grodsky commented on Shelley Wenk's blog post Let Trader Joe's Know We Want Them!
"I was at Alberton's tonight--it was open. Maybe you mean they plan to close? That would be so cool for a TJ's to be at Rodeo/Crenshaw!"
Sep 21, 2012
Nina Schneider commented on Shelley Wenk's blog post Let Trader Joe's Know We Want Them!
"Yes! I don't think they understand the opportunity they are missing if they don't open a store in the neighborhood. I'm getting tired of driving to Culver City to buy coffee, olives, wine, and toilet paper."
Sep 21, 2012
Emma Hipolito commented on Shelley Wenk's blog post Let Trader Joe's Know We Want Them!
"I shop at the Trader Joe's in Culver City at least once per week.  If Trader Joes was serious, they would ask customers in the Culver City and Westchester stores for their zip codes.  This would be evidence of how many of us…"
Sep 21, 2012
Chef Marlene Myrie commented on Shelley Wenk's blog post Let Trader Joe's Know We Want Them!
"Adding Trader Joe's to our district will be quite an accomplishment, I am looking forward - love that store!"
Sep 21, 2012
Shelley Wenk commented on Shelley Wenk's blog post Let Trader Joe's Know We Want Them!
"Us, too, Eugene! Here's the direct link if you haven't yet signed the petition: http://jeffersonparkunited.org/content/yes-trader-joes-crenshaw-sign-petition"
Sep 21, 2012
Eugene Carino commented on Shelley Wenk's blog post Let Trader Joe's Know We Want Them!
"We would love a Trader joe at crenshaw bl. Please! Come On Down"
Sep 21, 2012
Shelley Wenk's blog post was featured

Let Trader Joe's Know We Want Them!

Trader Joe's Wants to Know if We Want a Store in Our NeighborhoodSylvia Lacy from Herb Wesson's office contacted my neighbor, Norman Gilmore to let him know that Trader Joe's has expressed interest in putting in a store at Crenshaw & Rodeo. (Ralph's will be leaving that location when redevelopment starts, and isn't planning to come back.)Norman is the Secretary on United Neighborhoods Neighborhood Council (UNNC,) maintains the …See More
Sep 20, 2012
Shelley Wenk posted a blog post

Let Trader Joe's Know We Want Them!

Trader Joe's Wants to Know if We Want a Store in Our NeighborhoodSylvia Lacy from Herb Wesson's office contacted my neighbor, Norman Gilmore to let him know that Trader Joe's has expressed interest in putting in a store at Crenshaw & Rodeo. (Ralph's will be leaving that location when redevelopment starts, and isn't planning to come back.)Norman is the Secretary on United Neighborhoods Neighborhood Council (UNNC,) maintains the …See More
Sep 20, 2012

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So what brings you to Leimert Park Beat? Tell us a little bit about yourself.
I live in Jefferson Park.
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Found you on the internet via Google search!
Last song I heard or I sang:
Oooh Child
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New Media Communications Consultant
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Have lived in Jefferson Park for almost 8 years and have never gone out on the town of Leimert Park. I can't believe it! Soon to be rectified!
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Journalist Kevin Weston looking for bone marrow donor

Posted on January 24, 2013 at 4:11pm 2 Comments

I was really moved by this article I saw about African America journalist Kevin Weston's fight for his life. A new father who works for New America Media in Oakland, Mr. Weston was diagnosed with a rare blood cancer, and requires a bone marrow transplant. His time is very limited (doctors originally gave him 2 weeks to live) and his only chance is to find a matching donor.

The article says "Marrow matches are ethnically based and depend on one’s genetic makeup. Weston is African…

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Let Trader Joe's Know We Want Them!

Posted on September 20, 2012 at 4:22pm 8 Comments

Trader Joe's Wants to Know if We Want a Store in Our Neighborhood

Sylvia Lacy from Herb Wesson's office contacted my neighbor, Norman Gilmore to let him know that Trader Joe's has expressed interest in putting in a store at Crenshaw & Rodeo. (Ralph's will be leaving that location when redevelopment starts, and isn't planning to come back.)

Norman is the Secretary on United Neighborhoods Neighborhood Council (…

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Thunder Soul at the Rave a Must See

Posted on October 12, 2011 at 4:34pm 0 Comments

Last weekend my family went to see THUNDER SOUL.  Presented by Jamie Foxx, this joyful movie follows the extraordinary alumni from Houston’s storied Kashmere High School Stage Band, who return home after 35 years to play a tribute concert for the 92-year-old “Prof,” their beloved band leader who broke the color barrier and transformed the school’s struggling jazz band into a world-class funk powerhouse in the early 1970s.

 

This is an…

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Parents working to improve schools in Compton

Posted on February 15, 2011 at 1:11pm 0 Comments

If you're interested in education reform in our area, this editorial in the LA Times is informative"

"Marlene Romero watched with growing anxiety as her 8-year-old son suffered through third grade at McKinley Elementary School in Compton. She was unhappy with his progress and felt trapped at a failing school. Then, taking advantage of a state law that allows parents to band together and demand change, she signed a petition: "I did it for a better education for my son.""

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Pop up park at the Hoover Union Triangle - today - with free burritos

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Today from noon to 5 p.m. - free burritos and a preview of a community amenity that's on the way! Have you heard the good news about the Hoover Union gateway triangle place park (the name has yet to be decided) that is being rethought, remodeled, reimagined and refunded? Come by today and…

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DojO- commented on DojO-'s event THE World STAGE Saturday Jazz Workshop·Bobby West♪New Renaissance Spring Apr. '15
"L.A. Acoustic Meetup: Dolores Petersen Presents/Steve Brock "rocks" Organizer(s) " 'bout the music 'n NOT jus' allaboutJazz  ...back, w/o the fanfare, pomp & circumstance." Elderberries Cafe…"
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The Fifth Avenue Times commented on The Fifth Avenue Times's blog post In the News: Demographics Are Changing LA & 'Change' Has a Land-Use Champion: Sherri Franklin
""Sherri Franklin, founder of the Urban Design Center, has spent a quarter-century devoted to the development of affordable housing, community facility, recreational, open-space, infrastructure, economic-development, and social-enterprise…"
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DojO- commented on DojO-'s event THE World STAGE Saturday Jazz Workshop·Bobby West♪New Renaissance Spring Apr. '15
"Tribute to Jeffrey Winston Sat May 2nd  1:00 -  5:00 pm BMPAC HOSTED BY DR. BOBBY RODRIQUEZ & CHET HANLEY PERFORMERS & GUESTS Subject to availability SUGGESTED DONATION $20.00"
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Culver City Julian Dixon Library Storytime - Spring Session

Storytime is a special time to make new friends and share stories, songs, play and more. This program is for children 0-5 years of age. Babies, toddlers and preschoolers are all welconme. No registration is required. Spring session will begin Wednesday, April 22 and end on June 10, 2015. Summer session will then begin on June 24, following a one week hiatus.

Space for stortyimes generously donated by the City of Culver City's Parks, Recreation and Community Services Department…

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DojO- commented on DojO-'s event THE World STAGE Saturday Jazz Workshop·Bobby West♪New Renaissance Spring Apr. '15
"Friends of Jazz The Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz Performance at the UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music presents Brownie Speaks A Screening of the Clifford Brown Documentary Featuring a Q&A with filmmaker Don Glanden Wednesday, April 15…"
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Winners of the first drawing Eat, Shop, Play Crenshaw Campaign

The big winner of the first Eat, Shop, Play Crenshaw was Erin Kuechenmeister (center), left JC Lacey Metro Business Liaison and rigth Shoneji Robison owner of Southern Girl Desserts. Photo Metro.The winners of the first quarterly drawing of the year for the Eat, Shop, Play Crenshaw campaign were announced today. Prizes…See More
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USC JazzReach Concert by Thornton Outreach

Request tickets here!

Come see these amazing youngsters perform at Newman Recital Hall!

Performers will include elementary jazz choirs from 32nd Street and Science Center Schools, jazz band and pop combo from Foshay Learning Center, the Los Angeles Youth Jazz Ensemble and a performance by USC Thornton mentors.

Dinner will be served at 6pm and the concert is at 7pm.

Tickets are $5 and…

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Mural Gets a Facelift! Community Participation Welcome!

World Mural Renovation April 16 - 20th! Earth Day Week is the PERFECT time to get out in the fresh air and give our mural a fresh face! Sign up for multiple days if painting is your gig and you want to really get your brushes funky.(All brushes and paints supplied!) We will have snacks & drinks for all of our volunteers.

Register & more info here (sign up…

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Leimert Park Village Plaza, the Peoples Street Plaza

A street was turned into a park and now it needs to be transformed into a place for the people. To do your part and get involved, visit LeimertParkVillage.or...
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DojO- commented on DojO-'s event THE World STAGE Saturday Jazz Workshop·Bobby West♪New Renaissance Spring Apr. '15
"Sat Apr 18th - Chuck Johnson Quartet Trinity Lutheran Church of Hawthorne 6:00 pm, Donation Chuck "Bari" Johnson-saxophones Al Daniels-piano Sherry Luchette-bass Perry Lopez-drums 4783 W. 130th Street, Hawthorne, CA  90250 Info: …"
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~~ Mar Vista Library Book Sale Spectacular ~~

The Friends of the Mar Vista Library are holding a spectacular book sale! 



Saturday, April 18,  9:30AM-3:30PM

Over 8,000  books including fiction, non-fiction, DVDs, music CDs, children's books, and more.

Huge selection of gently used books. 

Books start at $ .25!!

Bring sturdy boxes a you will find dozens of reading treasures. 

Location: 12006 Venice Boulevard Los Angeles, CA 90066…





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P.C.I. People for Community Improvement 6th Annual Walk For Life Community Festival at THE AUDREY & SYDNEY IRMAS YOUTH ACTIVITY CENTER

July 25, 2015 from 9am to 1pm
The 6th ANNUAL WALK FOR LIFE & COMMUNITY FESTIVAL is hosted by P.C.I. People for Community Improvement. The Walk will also feature a Health Fair and Entertainment. This year's theme is: PROSPERING THE COMMMUNITY THROUGH UNITY. We prosper the community through highlighting Community Resources that assist in building wealth and incorporate the goals of First Lady …See More
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Finding Beauty Through The Struggle at California African American Museum

April 22, 2015 from 7pm to 9pm
The California African American Museum (CAAM), in collaboration with The Eli and Edythe Broad Stage at the Santa Monica College Performing Arts Center invites you to a very special evening panel discussion anchored by the topic "Finding Beauty Through The Struggle," which explores how the inherent and resilient strength of the human spirit can give rise to creativity.   The panel will feature playwright, actor, and professor Anna Deavere Smith who can be seen in the upcoming Broad Stage…See More
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Poetry / Essay Contest at Los Angeles

April 25, 2015 from 10am to 1pm
April is National Poetry Month !The 4th Annual Poetry / Essay Event is Open to Everyone !Cash prizes !To request information, send an email to sbmg@earthlink.netSee More
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