May 2007 Blog Posts (8)

WW II soldier from Leimert finds the man who saved his life 60 years ago

Jim Garbett, who grew up in Leimert Park, reunites with the WWII soldier who saved him, Tiburcio Ordorica, who lives in Gardena.


Added by enhager on May 29, 2007 at 6:57pm — No Comments

From Watts to Leimert Park ...

Found this amazing piece of poetry by Mike the Poet.

He's also the host on a tour of the neon signs in LA and while you see the glitz, he does his spoken word thing. He has three performances listed on his…
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Added by enhager on May 25, 2007 at 5:21am — No Comments

The sirens Tuesday night? Car vs. bus in LP

Fourteen people were injured - two critically - when a bus collided with a small sedan on Arlington

near 40th Street at 11:30 p.m.



Air bags and seat belts saved the lives of the car passengers, officials said.





Dozens of emergency personnel were on the scene.



The cause of the incident is under investigation by the Los Angeles Police and the L.A. County Sheriff's office.



For the entire report, visit the L… Continue

Added by enhager on May 23, 2007 at 8:37am — No Comments

Who will replace Juanita?

The race has begun to replace Congresswoman Millender-McDonald, who died of cancer last month. Head to the polls on June 26.



Veteran scribe Betty Pleasant of The Wave has an… Continue

Added by enhager on May 17, 2007 at 2:58pm — 1 Comment

Ackee Bamboo discovered in the Leimert Park Village - Best Caribbean Food in LA!

The Mad Professah giving props on LA VOICE to an LPV restaurant:

Our nation's long nightmare is now over. My ongoing quest for good Caribbean food in Los Angeles has been…
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Added by enhager on May 16, 2007 at 1:54pm — No Comments

Medusa on Leimert's "gentrification"

In the latest LA Weekly, Medusa, the self-described gangsta goddess of hip-hop, talks about living in Leimert Park and being a part of Project Blowed, home of the progressive hip hop music movement born in the Village in the early 1990s.

Ernest Hardy interviews Medusa, who after a yearlong stint in prison almost 15 years ago was reborn… Continue

Added by enhager on May 11, 2007 at 10:35am — No Comments

Historical Photos

UCLA's Department of Special Collections has put online 5,700 of the images spanning the past 70 years from the Daily News and the L.A. Times in a searchable new website. Here's a beautiful shot: Darryl Strawberry at bat during Crenshaw High School game in Los Angeles, Calif., 1980 Thanks LA…

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Added by enhager on May 11, 2007 at 10:18am — No Comments

Leimert Park makes the news in France

To commemorate the 15th anniversary of the 1992 riots, the AP parachuted in a couple of reporters to do their quick, routine, mandatory story:



"Leimert Park has become a serene enclave in the 15 years since a race riot tore apart its neighborhood in south-central Los Angeles.

Under the surface, things aren't so calm. But today's escalating neighborhood tension has nothing to…

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Added by enhager on May 3, 2007 at 4:49pm — No Comments

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