April 2011 Blog Posts (25)

Lucy Florence Cultural Center closes ...

The end result of a dispute that has been simmering for a while is that Leimert Park will be losing a treasure.



Lucy Florence Coffee House and Cultural Center has been evicted from their space in Leimert Park Village after a protracted three year legal battle with the property’s…

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Added by enhager on April 30, 2011 at 5:30pm — 13 Comments

Lost dogs

Since moving to Leimert Park a few months ago I've ended up taking a handful of stray dogs I find wandering the streets, to the South LA Animal Shelter.  All of the dogs I've taken there were clearly someone's pet, but none were neutered and only one of them had a microchip.  I took two earlier this week that are still there, and are now both available for adoption.  One was a older unneutered male white poodle,…

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Added by Becca Cross on April 29, 2011 at 8:51pm — No Comments

Eighth District Spring Clean-Up Saturday

Sat, Apr 30th 8:00 am - 11:00 am
 
 
 

Added by enhager on April 29, 2011 at 5:36am — No Comments

Eighth District Spring Clean-Up Saturday

Sat, Apr 30th 8:00 am - 11:00 am
 
 
 

Added by enhager on April 29, 2011 at 5:36am — No Comments

Spike Lee returns to Leimert Park TONIGHT along with hip hop writer Sister Souljah

 

"Spike Lee wants to come back.  That's the call we got a few days ago, that Spike wants to sign 'If God is…

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Added by enhager on April 27, 2011 at 6:00pm — No Comments

Lucy Florence Lockout: Business or Personal?

Lucy Florence Cultural Center wants to thank the community for its continued support. Our goal has always been to serve the community with dignity and integrity, and to that end want clear up some rumors and lies that have been spread about our lockout from the space in Leimert Park.



It is not true that we have not paid rent to the landlords, Fred and Virginia Calloway. When Mr. Calloway first issued a Notice to Pay Rent or Quit in September of last year, we informed him in writing… Continue

Added by richard/ronald harris on April 27, 2011 at 1:40pm — No Comments

Free po' boys sliders for Harold and Belle's Facebook fans!

You'll need to go to facebook and fan Harold and Belle's to print out the computer and get the detail. But more or less, come to every…

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Added by enhager on April 25, 2011 at 3:10pm — No Comments

Fresh & Easy

Dearest Neighbors:)

 

On the issue of Upgrading the 'quality' of Life in our community, the expectation of having the Fresh & Easy franchise locate here is an exciting. The atmosphere that would be created for us of having healthy choice's in the food we eat could not be coming at a better time.

 

After an engagingly warm exchange with "enhager", our developer, 

 

Im curious.  

 

What concerns do The 54th St HomeOwners Group have…

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Added by AJea L on April 22, 2011 at 4:15pm — No Comments

Spring in Health Festival at MLK Park on Saturday from 10 to 2

 

Spring Into Health –

A health, fitness, & Family Fun Festival

10am - 2pm, April 23rd

MLK Rec Center

3916 S. Western Ave.

(213) 847-0878



• Youth Spring Zone

• Egg Hunt

• Arts & Crafts

• Carnival Games

•…

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Added by enhager on April 21, 2011 at 5:00pm — No Comments

LATimes Festival of Books comes to USC April 30 and May 1

The Los Angeles Times Festival of Books is coming to our neighborhood and we're all invited.

 

One of Southern California’s most cherished and engaging weekend celebrations kicks off its 16th storied year in a new home on USC’s University…

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Added by enhager on April 21, 2011 at 1:03pm — No Comments

From McDonald's to Chess Mecca in Leimert Park

View more videos at: http://nbclosangeles.com.

NBC's Cary Berglund found out that the games, which used to be in the park in Leimert Park Village, moved into the McDonalds during a rainy period and just never moved… Continue

Added by enhager on April 20, 2011 at 10:40pm — No Comments

Up to 50 percent off at Lucy Florence on Monday and Tuesday

Monday, April 18 - 6PM to 10PM

Tuesday, April 19 - 11AM to 10PM



There's a storewide sale at Lucy Florence, part of the Historic Leimert Park Village for 10+ years.

Save 20-50% off anything and everything. Jewelry, home and garden decor, original works of art,…

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Added by enhager on April 17, 2011 at 9:50am — No Comments

Barbara Morrison and Leimert Park Village featured in JazzTimes

Barbara Morrison was celebrating her new center and her new home, Leimert Park, in JazzTimes recently.

 

"This is my new neighborhood and my new family," Morrison told Lee Mergner of JazzTimes.

 

The Barbara Morrison Performing Arts Center can hold 100 and entertain more…

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Added by enhager on April 15, 2011 at 10:30pm — No Comments

Earth Day Festival at Normandie Elementary on Saturday

Earth Day South LA - music, art, food & culture - is April 16th Normadie Avenue Elementary School, 4505 S. Raymond Ave. The Center : South LA is partnering this year for the Earth Day South LA with Community Services Unlimited (CSU).

"We're all very excited,last year was amazing!" writes Jess of…

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Added by enhager on April 14, 2011 at 7:08am — No Comments

President Obama, Cornel West, and Poverty Pimps

Beneath the Spin*Eric L. Wattree

 
President Obama, Cornel West, and Poverty Pimps…


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Added by Eric L. Wattree on April 14, 2011 at 5:52am — No Comments

Brewery Artwalk this weekend April 16-17

Don't let the name fool you - the Brewery Artwalk is focused on showcasing the art in one of the largest art colonies in the world. The cool thing is that it's in the old Pabst Brewery just northeast of downtown Los AngelesOne of the best events of the year in Los Angeles happens this weekend.

This unguided tour is a maze of artists' lofts like you've never see. There's a restaurant on the sprawling campus that serves beer and wine. There's a library and a…

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Added by enhager on April 13, 2011 at 7:16pm — No Comments

The Living Legends Pavior* Night finds a home in Leimert Park



The Jammin Foundation & Linda Morgan, Ms. SmoothAhead Jazz Presents....

Living Legends Pavior* Night

"Honoring those that have paved* the way for others while creating memories that will last"

 

May, 26, 2011, June 30, 2011 & July 28, 2011

(Last Thursday of the month)…

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Added by Linda Morgan on April 10, 2011 at 9:16am — No Comments

April is Earthquake Preparedness Month

April is National Earthquake Preparedness Month (just in case March didn't scare you into action), according to Orli at Rancho Park Online

 

Do your best to get you and your family as ready as you can…

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Added by enhager on April 10, 2011 at 7:00am — No Comments

Expo Line Track Testing Begins

Expo train testing activities are schedules to start this week and continue in the area for the next several months. Testing will take place intermittently along the light rail alignment.

Safety Tips from Metro:



·        Please obey all warning signs and traffic signals when crossing the tracks.

·        Always look both ways before crossing any street

·        Never walk on the railroad tracks

·        Watch for trains from both directions

·        Use the…

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Added by enhager on April 9, 2011 at 7:00am — No Comments

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Satchmo At The Waldorf Arrives In Los Angeles

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Described as “an absorbing and uplifting new play,” Terry Teachout’s Satchmo at The Waldorf makes its debut in Los Angeles this May at the Wallis Annenberg Ce…

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Is photographing a police officer a crime? How isolated is police misconduct? If this is what happens today, what was going on before citizens had cameras? Does it really matter what happened before the video started when an unarmed man is shot in the back as he was running away? Find out on Photography Is Not A Crime!

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Cultural historian at the Getty Museum Sunday

Getty Perspectives: Sarah Elizabeth Lewis

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The Harvard cultural historian gives a free talk at the Getty on May 3.

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Say something to get your kid in the gifted program!

Asian, white students overrepresented among LAUSD's gifted

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Asian and white students are labeled as gifted in disproportionately higher numbers than black and Latino students, according to data released by...

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First 5 California talks Garden Party with the Los Angeles Neighborhood Land Trust

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Join us for a very special #First5Chat Twitter "Garden" Party next Tuesday, May 5 from 11 am - 12 pm PST! Los Angeles Neighborhood Land Trust will be our guest host and we'll be chatting about everything from #gardening with #kids to…

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Truth to power in Baltimore

Activist smacks down Wolf Blitzer: ‘You are suggesting broken windows are worse than broken spines’

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CNN host Wolf Blitzer seemed determined to make the focus of his Tuesday interview with Deray McKesson about the amount of trouble protesters had caused in Baltimore, but the…

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Health can be improved with parks - The California Endowment Reporting on Health

Playgrounds emerge from vacant lots in South LA

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Vacant and abandoned lots in Watts and other parts of South Los Angeles are being turned into parks for children and families.

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Say Happy Mother's Day with a visit to Leimert Park Village

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Zambezi Bazaar offers the best in African American cultural gifts, books, jewelry and much more. It’s the perfect place to pick up a special gift for Mothers’ Day this year!

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Celebrate a legend

Stand By Me Music Video

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"Stand By Me" by Ben E. King Music Video from the Stand By Me DVD { River @ 1:34 haha} ENJOY! ----- LYRICS "When the night has come And the land is dark And ...

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Shredding San Pedro

San Pedro Shred: Festival of Skate 2015

San Pedro Shred: Festival of Skate 2015

San Pedro Shred is back again this year and free for all skaters and families. "San Pedro Shred has been in existence for a mere two years, but the skateboard festival is already the coolest reason to visit the harbor area," wrote the LA Weekly. The summer event, which last year went down on June 14,…

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Know justice. Know peace.

Prosecutors Charge 6 Baltimore Officers in Freddie Gray Death

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The state’s attorney in Baltimore described repeated mistreatment of a 25-year-old man whose killing has set the city on edge.

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Vermont Village!

Vermont Entertainment Village Breaks Ground; Residents Ask That Local Hiring Be Cornerstone |...

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At yesterday’s groundbreaking at Manchester and Vermont, South L.A. resident Dana Gilbert…

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Citizen journalism

New ACLU Cellphone App Automatically Preserves Video of Police Encounters

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Even if the cops seize a phone and destroy it, the video will be saved.

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Conversations at CAAM - "Sweet" Alice Harris at California African American Museum

May 16, 2015 from 1pm to 2:30pm
Join CAAM for the May 16th installment of Conversations at CAAM featuring Alice Harris, known fondly as “Sweet Alice,” in an interview conducted by Ruby Quallsgray, current Secretary of CAAM’s volunteer History Council. Ms. Harris is a community organizer and founder and Executive Director of Parents of Watts (POW), a local outreach organization with multiple programs serving mainly women and children. A native of Detroit, Mrs. Harris relocated to Watts to care for her ill mother, and soon…See More
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Santa Monica Festival at Clover Park

May 9, 2015 from 11am to 6pm
For the 24th year in a row, the City of Santa Monica presents the Santa Monica Festival on Saturday, May 9, from 11 a.m. – 6 p.m. at Clover Park. This free, family-friendly festival honors the City’s vibrant creative community and commitment to sustainability and wellbeing through a wide range of activities and performances, including an eclectic musical lineup, healthy culinary demonstrations, heart-pounding fitness activities, crafts, games, food…See More
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Satchmo At The Waldorf Arrives In Los Angeles

Described as “an absorbing and uplifting new play,” Terry Teachout’s Satchmo at The Waldorf makes its debut in Los Angeles this May at the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts. Running from Tuesday, May 26 through Sunday, June 7 for a limited 15-performance engagement at the Lovelace Theater, Satchmo portrays the…See More
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Happy Hour at The Detour Bistro Bar

The Detour Bistro Bar celebrates Happy Hour daily from 3pm to 7pm. The farm fresh menu changes weekly, but samplers include small plates such as the lamb and goat cheese flatbread, roasted curry cauliflower, and shrimp tacos. Drink specials include classic cocktails, wine, and beer. The Detour Bistro Bar combines farm-to-table produce with California seasonal and a variety of regional European dishes to create a unique dining destination in Culver City. The new westside restaurant is…

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Happy Hour at The Detour Bistro Bar

The Detour Bistro Bar celebrates Happy Hour daily from 3pm to 7pm. The farm fresh menu changes weekly, but samplers include small plates such as the lamb and goat cheese flatbread, roasted curry cauliflower, and shrimp tacos. Drink specials include classic cocktails, wine, and beer. The Detour Bistro Bar combines farm-to-table produce with California seasonal and a variety of regional European dishes to create a unique dining destination in Culver City. The new westside restaurant is…

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Santa Monica Festival at Clover Park

May 9, 2015 from 11am to 6pm
For the 24th year in a row, the City of Santa Monica presents the Santa Monica Festival on Saturday, May 9, from 11 a.m. – 6 p.m. at Clover Park. This free, family-friendly festival honors the City’s vibrant creative community and commitment to sustainability and wellbeing through a wide range of activities and performances, including an eclectic musical lineup, healthy culinary demonstrations, heart-pounding fitness activities, crafts, games, food…See More
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