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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…

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Added by Jose Ubaldo on December 17, 2014 at 1:30pm — No Comments

New Year's Resolution: Swim Like A Penguin

Most people ring in the New Year with champagne and a late night. But a group of dedicated “Penguins” choose to commemorate it with a cold dip in the ocean.

 

Cecelia Kilger, a Los Angeles transplant, began the tradition in 1952.  As a child, she swam in the frigid waters of Lake…

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Added by Elizabeth Artley on December 15, 2014 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Aspiring Olympian Pushes Adult Swimmers As Coach

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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Added by Elizabeth Artley on December 12, 2014 at 3:29pm — No Comments

Call for Musicians & Singers

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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Added by Dorsay Dujon on December 10, 2014 at 6:30pm — No Comments

sign my petition to insisting that school districts run pilot test using the (Math Maze) math skills development card game to help students who are struggling to learn math.

I just created the petition "School Board Members: Run pilot test using the (Math Maze) math skills development card game to help students who are struggling to learn math." and wanted to see if you could help by adding your name.



Our goal is to reach 1000 signatures and we need more support. You can read more and sign the petition here:…



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Added by Ronald Glymph on December 9, 2014 at 3:56pm — No Comments

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

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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Added by Heather Lee Presha on December 9, 2014 at 11:30am — No Comments

CicLAvia in Leimert Park TODAY!




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Added by Heather Lee Presha on December 7, 2014 at 9:28am — No Comments

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

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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Added by enhager on December 6, 2014 at 10:00am — No Comments

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

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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Added by enhager on December 5, 2014 at 11:22am — No Comments

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

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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Added by Terri Dixon on December 4, 2014 at 4:30pm — No Comments

Ron Harris of Lucy Florence passes

According to the Lucy Florence Facebook page, one of the world famous Aswirl Twins, Ron Harris passed away suddenly.

Our thoughts are with his family and especially his twin, Richard Harris.

Ron and Richard were pioneers of the Leimert Park renaissance that we are now witnessing. Things…

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Added by enhager on November 25, 2014 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Art from the Heart...

Added by Heather Lee Presha on November 24, 2014 at 12:01pm — No Comments

Good news: Zambezi Bazaar announces triumphant return to Leimert Park Village

 The sisters sent the following message: "We know you've been waiting a long time for us to come back, and it's been a long and dedicated journey.  Please join us and share this announcement with your neighborhood, friends and family.  We looking forward to continuing our relationship with our community."…

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Added by enhager on November 20, 2014 at 3:53pm — 2 Comments

Metro to Close Crenshaw Boulevard for 30 days to excavate box for light rail Crenshaw/Expo underground station



Metro and Walsh/Shea Corridor Contractors tonight will close Crenshaw Boulevard, between Jefferson Boulevard and Coliseum Street, for 30 days to begin excavation of Crenshaw/Expo underground station for the Crenshaw/LAX light rail line.



Metro encourages residents, commuters, business owners…

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Added by Jose Ubaldo on November 12, 2014 at 12:00pm — No Comments

FILMS AT CAAM – BEHIND THE VEIL FEATURES FILMS HIGHLIGHTING A POLITICAL SCANDAL, NATIONAL CRISIS AND DREAMING WHILE BLACK

One of the California African American Museum’s (CAAM) signature programs is Films at CAAM, which screens mostly first run, thematically linked, award-winning and critically-acclaimed documentary films during the months of April, June, August, and November.  November's Films at CAAM presents its series Lifting the Veil, showcasing several films throughout the month that reveals the truth and aftermath of a political sandal, a national crisis beyond one company and…

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Added by Terri Dixon on November 3, 2014 at 5:45pm — No Comments

Dia De Los Muertos cultural and muscial celebration in University Park

Added by enhager on October 31, 2014 at 7:11am — No Comments

Halloween Party for the Children...

Added by Heather Lee Presha on October 29, 2014 at 2:51pm — No Comments

Finally! Rodeo Road will closed for two weeks beginning Friday, Oct. 24 at 9 p.m.

Metro’s contractor for the Crenshaw/LAX Transit Project Walsh/Shea Corridor Contractor (WSCC), will implement a full street closure at Rodeo Road and Crenshaw Boulevard for 14 consecutive days beginning Friday, Oct. 24, to finish construction of the wall perimeter for the future underground Crenshaw/Expo light rail station.

Continuing work has been schedule around the clock from 9 p.m. Friday, Oct. 24 through Friday, Nov. 7.

During this time north and south bound traffic traveling…

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Added by Jose Ubaldo on October 24, 2014 at 7:00am — No Comments

La Brea Corridor Community Workshop Wed.,Oct. 15, 6-8pm @ Baldwin Hills Public Library

This Wednesday, October 15th is the last community workshop for the La Brea Corridor Planning Study 

6 - 8pm at the Baldwin Hills Public Library

Come and actively participate in visualizing a pedestrian and bike friendly S. La Brea Corridor.



What are we…

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Added by Marie Michele Montano on October 13, 2014 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Got Junk? Donate it to upcoming fundraiser for Mayme Clayton Library and Museum

On Saturday, October 25, 2014, the Mayme Clayton Library and Museum of African American Culture will be collecting donations to its Goodwill Donation Drive Fundraiser.

Come and drop off gently used apparel, household items, books, DVDs, electronics (working or not) at the Goodwill Collection Truck parked in the parking lot of the Mayme Clayton Library and Museum from 9 AM to 1 PM.  

Mayme Clayton Library…

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Added by Mayme Clayton Library and Museum on October 10, 2014 at 2:26pm — No Comments

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