December 2011 Blog Posts (19)

Al Sharpton to keynote Empowerment Congress

The 20th Annual Empowerment Congress Summit on Saturday, January 14, 2012 at USC will feature the Rev. Al Sharpton. Register here!

Let's get a Leimert Park delegation together - let me know if you're going and we can set up a place to meet there and/or carpool over.…

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Added by enhager on December 31, 2011 at 9:14am — 1 Comment

Another stumbling block?

A number of upcoming neighborhood projects, as well as those that have started (e.g. Marlton Square), will probably be affected by the latest decision from the CA Supreme Court (thanks to today's Curbe- LA for reporting):

http://la.curbed.com/archives/2011/12/ca_supreme_court_votes_to_kill_local_redevelopment_agencies.php

For a complete list of…

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Added by Nina Schneider on December 30, 2011 at 5:30pm — 2 Comments

Don't throw that Christmas Tree in the median! Leave it on the curb on your normal trash day

The City of LA Bureau of Sanitation has expanded CURBSIDE collection for Christmas trees. If your Christmas tree is too big to cut and place it inside the green waste bin, simply place the tree next to your green waste bin on collection day.



Using your green bin to recycle Christmas…

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Added by enhager on December 29, 2011 at 7:00pm — 2 Comments

Los Angeles Kwanzaa recommendations from EsoWon Books in Leimert Park

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Added by enhager on December 26, 2011 at 8:35am — No Comments

9th Street residents without water 'for a few days;' Water mian busted once again

A sink hole has formed at 9th and Garthwaite after a water main ruptured once again, according to Leimert Park resident Heather Presha.

"Firemen said that we will be without water for a FEW days!! Awful!!" she reports.

Heather said the water main break was repaired just a few months ago after another rupture.
Best to avoid the area.
We had a similar issue on Sutro and Garthwaite a few years ago. Every few month the water main would need repair and we'd…
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Added by enhager on December 22, 2011 at 11:00pm — No Comments

Post & Beam soft-opening January 3 *Updated - now opening Dec. 31

Post & Beam's facebook now says the soft opening with a limited menu is Saturday (NYE) in Leimert Park from 6 to 11!

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According to Post and Beam's Facebook page and an article by Urban Daddy, Leimert Park's newest restaurant is finally supposed to open "around" January 3.

After the Urban Daddy report, …

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Added by enhager on December 22, 2011 at 10:00am — 3 Comments

I've Known Bullshit: A Political Commentary

Beneath the Spin * Eric L. Wattree…





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Added by Eric L. Wattree on December 22, 2011 at 5:30am — No Comments

Ah! Here Again

Ah! Here again

Like an old friend

Faithful, Steadfast until the end

Only bringing to the beginning again

 

At last, Here again

As the days descend

Across the keys of my Flute

A melody haunting, joyous, bittersweet

Awaiting a listening ear, an…

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Added by Kim Vinson on December 21, 2011 at 5:17pm — No Comments

WHEN LEIMERT PARK WAS REALLY BLACK.

 

First, I'd like to say," I LOVE LEIMERT PARK AND HAVE SINCE I MOVED HERE FROM NEWARK, NJ IN 1980.  I REMEMBER WHEN IT WAS REALLY " BLACK OWNED."  I DIDN'T REALIZE IT AT THE TIME, BUT IT WAS SOMETHING I FELT GOOD ABOUT,( AT THAT TIME I DIDN'T KNOW WHY )  NO.W THAT SO MANY OF OUR BUSINESS'S ARE MISSING, I NOW UNDERSTAND.  THEY SAY WE DON'T PATRONIZE EACH OTHER, BUT WHEN WE DO, THEY INVADE OUR COMMUNITIES.  WHY???????????????

Added by Francine Hill on December 20, 2011 at 9:58am — 1 Comment

Post & Beam restaurant opening imminent near Crenshaw/King; Celebrity chef to bring healthy elegance to Leimert Park

An on-site garden. A wood-burning oven. At the Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Plaza mall!

Dinner anyone?

This what we've been waiting for - a locally owned, sit-down restaurant in our neighborhood!

Post & Beam is slated to open late this year, offering the kind of cuisine (California-style comfort food) and ambiance rarely found in our immediate area. The 2,500 square foot restaurant will have outdoor patio seating, an open-hearth broiler, and the planting of an on-site herb…

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Added by enhager on December 16, 2011 at 7:30am — 1 Comment

EsoWon Presents the Best Books of the Year

Our good friend, James Fugate, owner of our favorite bookstore, made a list of his top books of the year. Remember to shop local!…

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Added by enhager on December 15, 2011 at 8:00am — No Comments

2012 African American Heritage Month Calendar & Cultural Guide

CALLING EVENT & ARTISTS SUBMISSIONS FOR CITY OF LOS ANGELES 2012 AFRICAN AMERICAN HERITAGE MONTH



The Department of Cultural Affairs (DCA) is a proud supporter of

Los Angeles’ 2012 African American Heritage Celebration, which begins on January, 27, 2012 in honor of the legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr., and concludes on March 31, 2012 during National Women’s Month.



... This celebration promotes and encourages awareness of the significant contributions made by…

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Added by Isabel Rojas-Williams on December 14, 2011 at 2:00am — No Comments

FELA! comes to town - last performances this weekend!!!

FELA! is the Broadway play that's coming to The Ahmanson theater at the Music Center.  It was sold out in NYC for 2 years, and won 3 of the 11 Tony awards it was nominated for.  In an effort to put butts in seats, the Center Theater Group is offering $39.00 tickets ($49.00 on Saturday/Sunday).  This is the link for the offer:…

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Added by Yvonne Hill on December 13, 2011 at 12:00am — 4 Comments

The Building of a Jazzman

Beneath the Spin * Eric L. Wattree





The Building of a Jazzman …

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Added by Eric L. Wattree on December 9, 2011 at 8:30pm — No Comments

12/8/11 CAC meeting

  For the past 7 years, I've had the opportunity to attend quite a few CAC/CRA meetings.  They've been interesting affairs, crazy spirited at the height of the Marlton Square debacle when there were questions on whether Chris Hammond would be a no-show.  I've got notes, agendas, and minutes I can't bear to toss.  I haven't been to many meetings over the past couple years, but I'm happy I made this one.

  One of the State of California's budgetary plans is to dissolve every…

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Added by Yvonne Hill on December 9, 2011 at 1:22am — 2 Comments

Loan Scam Alert

Loan Modification Scammers can take your money and your home if you’re not cautious and well-informed. Anyone can be a victim-but you don’t have to be.



If you’re worried about keeping your home, AVIOD anyone that:

1. Ask for a FEE IN ADVANCE

2. GUARANTEES that they’ll stop a foreclosure or modify a loan

3. Tells you to STOP PAYING your mortgage company and to pay them instead

Know the signs. Get the facts. Call the Los Angeles Urban…

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Added by Walter Pittman on December 2, 2011 at 3:30pm — No Comments

An Open Letter to President Obama

Beneath the Spin * Eric L. Wattree

An Open Letter to President…
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Added by Eric L. Wattree on December 2, 2011 at 11:00am — No Comments

OCCUPY... LET'S ROLL...

Added by AJea L on December 1, 2011 at 7:00pm — No Comments

Trees down in Leimert Park on King

Photo courtesy of http://ravensorvino.tumblr.com

 

Any other damage you've spotted? Please post pics and send in alerts.

Added by enhager on December 1, 2011 at 10:00am — 2 Comments

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