January 2011 Blog Posts (25)

STAPLES TO OPEN AT BALDWIN HILLS CRENSHAW PLAZA IN 2011

Office supply store signs lease; will occupy new building adjacent to the mall

 

The new year is off to a great start at Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Plaza with the signing of a lease with Staples, the world’s largest office products company.     

The addition of Staples to Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Plaza builds on the leasing momentum that started in 2010 with the announcements of several new retailers at BHCP, including theater operator Rave Motion…

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Added by Jason Lombard on January 31, 2011 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Obama Supporters vs. Cheerleaders

BENEATH THE SPIN • ERIC L. WATTREE

There are two types of people who support president Obama. There are his supporters who want to see him be a success, and then there are the cheerleaders…
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Added by Eric L. Wattree on January 31, 2011 at 6:30am — 2 Comments

Is Sarah Palin More Dangerous than the Average Guy in the Hood

BENEATH THE SPIN • ERIC L. WATTREE

 Date: January 15th, 2011

Name: Caroline Miniscule
Subject: Is Sarah Palin more dangerous than the average guy in the hood?
Comment: I don't think so.
"If you read all the information that…
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Added by Eric L. Wattree on January 31, 2011 at 6:00am — No Comments

The Messenger



BENEATH THE SPIN • ERIC L. WATTREE…



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Added by Eric L. Wattree on January 31, 2011 at 5:35am — No Comments

Anyone Who can't See that the GOP is Purposely Provoking violence is an Idiot

BENEATH THE SPIN • ERIC L. WATTREE

 

Anyone Who can't See that the GOP is Purposely Provoking violence is an Idiot
 
 

It was my intent to do part IV of my… Continue

Added by Eric L. Wattree on January 31, 2011 at 5:30am — No Comments

Tribute to Fred Horn - R.I.P.

Tonight my heart grew heavy as I stopped by Sika’s shop during the Art Walk and saw a memorial tribute honoring Fred Horn, this was the firs time I heard that Fred Horn had passed away. He passed a couple of weeks ago due to health complications related to diabetes and high blood pressure.

I last saw Fred at Kaos Network two Art Walks ago in November. Ben Caldwell was holding a filmmaker’s symposium where Fred and I had a chance to share some laughs with the crowd and give props to…

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Added by Stevie Mack on January 31, 2011 at 3:33am — 4 Comments

Crenshw/Watts Rotay Club

On Friday January 28th 2011 Crenshaw/Watts Rotary Club, Inglewood Rotary, SouthWest Rotary and Hemosa Beach Rotary donated $8,000.00 to the Jr. Blind of America to help with their Children's Vision Screening Program. For more information of how you can help and be part of Rotary, e-mail mrrotay1@yahoo.com

Added by LeRoy Jones on January 29, 2011 at 5:05pm — No Comments

8th District People's Convention - No politicians allowed

Damien Goodmon of FixExpo, who fought against the Expo Light Rail, is leading a Town Meeting on Sunday for the 8th District.

 

The Hyde Park homowners group that tried to block the Fresh and Easy and Crenshaw and is planning to sue to stop the grocery store from opening will also be there.

 

Betty Pleasant of the…

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Added by enhager on January 29, 2011 at 11:00am — No Comments

March 8 School Board Election: Vote for Marguerite LaMotte in District 1



OPINION: The School Board Election: What L.A Unified doesn’t want you to know 

 

 

By David LyellL.A. Unified Substitute Teacher

 

Please vote March 8 for UTLA-endorsed Los Angeles Board of Education candidate Marguerite LaMotte, District 1.

 

Unlike their opponent, LaMotte doesn't favor abdicating her…

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Added by David Lyell on January 29, 2011 at 6:30am — No Comments

Bernard Parks Campaign kick off Saturday jan. 29

Saturday's Campaign Kickoff for Bernard Parks re-election for City Council.

 

Campaign Office Grand Opening

Saturday, January 29, 2011

11:00 AM - 2:00 PM

4371 Crenshaw Blvd.

Los Angeles, CA 90008

(On the Corner of Crenshaw and Vernon Ave. across the street from Leimert… Continue

Added by enhager on January 28, 2011 at 6:08pm — 1 Comment

Fan Farm Fresh on Facebook and local schools get $1

Farm Fresh delivers organic produce from the central valley to my doorstep every other Tuesday. They send a newsletter with recipes for the sometimes exotic fruits and vegetables they send.

 

For every new fan on Facebook in the month of January, Farm Fresh to You will donate $1 per fan to local schools.



Become a Fan Today:…



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Added by enhager on January 27, 2011 at 11:30am — 1 Comment

Baldwin Hills says No? or NO! to more Oil Wells. What does Ladera Heights, View Park, Culver City, Crenshaw and Leimert Park say?

The City Project reports that the Greater Baldwin Hills Allicance want to send a message to Supervisor Mark Ridley Thomas:

Say No to 600 New Wells



The Baldwin Hills Community Advisory Panel (CAP) meeting:



 • 7 p.m. Thursday, January 27, 2011

• Kenny Hahn State Park . 4100 South La Cienega Boulevard

  Map: bit.ly/gKdbEn



Michael Bauer of the Greater Baldwin Hills…

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Added by enhager on January 26, 2011 at 11:00pm — No Comments

USC student journalist covering Leimert Park this semester

 

Hello!

 

My name is Elizabeth Warden and I am a student journalist at USC. I've covered community/USC relations with the student newspaper the Daily Trojan before and usually cover South Los Angeles for my other class reporting projects. This semester, my beat/neighborhood I am reporting from is Leimert Park/Crenshaw. I am enrolled in a radio production class, which produces stories abouth South Los Angeles and airs them on Annenberg Radio News, annebergradio.org and…

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Added by Elizabeth Warden on January 25, 2011 at 12:17pm — No Comments

Neighborhood Cultural Center

I would like to know why we have a World renowned Theater and Cultural Center the Lucy Florence Culture Center and it not supported by our community what a shame

Added by LeRoy Jones on January 23, 2011 at 12:17pm — 2 Comments

Fruit tree give away Sunday at MLK Park

 

I'll be at MLK Park on Western from noon to 2 giving away fruit trees. C'mon down.

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Added by enhager on January 22, 2011 at 9:46am — No Comments

LA Tax Day - Free income tax preparation for individuals and small businesses in Expo Park Jan 29

LA TAX DAY Services Include:

FREE income tax preparation for small businesses

(gross receipts of less than $250,000)

• Sole Proprietorships (Sch. C & C-EZ)

• For-Profit Corporations (Form 1120)

• Non-Profit Corporations (Form 990)

FREE income tax preparation for individuals…

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Added by enhager on January 18, 2011 at 7:30am — No Comments

MLK King Day Parade 2011 in Los Angeles

From Arlington to Crenshaw all the way down to Leimert Park the crowds were five people deep on both sides of the parade route as Los Angeles came out to celebrate the legacy of freedom and action left to us by one of the greatest Americans, Martin Luther King Jr.

 

The weather was perfect and so were the people. A video of the event is in the works!



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Added by enhager on January 17, 2011 at 10:30pm — No Comments

Martin Luther King Parade 2011 in Los Angeles is this Monday ending with a Leimert Park Festival

The Martin Luther King Jr. Day Parade is one of the most important community events in Los Angeles and celebrates one of the most important men in American history.

 

It also happens to be one of the most fun.

 

The Kingdom Day Parade starts at Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard and Western Ave.…

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Added by enhager on January 13, 2011 at 3:04pm — 3 Comments

Jan. 15 empowerment congress features Kamala Hairrs, USC Presdient C.L. Max Nikias

The 19th Annual Empowerment Congress Summit will feature Attorney-General elect Kamala D. Harris and USC President C.L. Max Nikias .



The Jan. 15 event at USC's Bovard Auditorium  isfrom 8 a.m.  to noon.

 

The Empowerment Congress attempts to engage the communitiy, encourage participation, educating and informing the community about how government works, developing strategies that shape policy and…

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Added by enhager on January 11, 2011 at 7:30am — No Comments

Most popular of 2010 - Labor Day fest, Marlton Square blight, Juneteenth celebration, Jazz events, Drum Circles

LeimertParkBeat.com is not a blog, because it takes more than one person to tell the story of our village. All are invited to share their news, their successes and their concerns with like-mind people - their neighbors.

 

We had some amazing contributions from citizen journalists, community activists and neighbors. Please thank them! The following are the most visited stories on Leimert Park Beat in 2010.

1. The second Leimert Park African Art and Music Festival…

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Added by enhager on January 10, 2011 at 6:00am — No Comments

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