Shelley Wenk
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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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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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Oooh Child
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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.

 

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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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