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Where do I vote? Who should I vote for?

To find out where you vote, click here -https://www.lavote.net/locator/ - and put in your address. 

If you want your elected representative to care about your concerns and the issues in your community, you need to vote. 

Five percent of eligible voters decide the election and the areas they represent get more attention. Your vote helps those who are working to improve the community because it shows the people…

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Added by enhager on March 3, 2015 at 8:00am — 1 Comment

Crenshaw/LAX construction update includes flurry of activities

Construction of the Crenshaw/LAX Line entered February with a flurry of activities involving tree removal, closure of a parking lot, soil boring, vibration testing, utility relocation, concrete recycling and more excavation at a variety of locations.

Walsh/Shea Corridor Constructors (WSCC) is now in the process of clearing away trees previously identified and…

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Added by Jose Ubaldo on February 20, 2015 at 11:05pm — No Comments

Young Voices at CAAM--High School Symposium: Vote for your life!

100 high school students will spend the day at CAAM- touring the exhibits, making connections and discussing how the power to vote is integral to the maintenance of our civil liberties. For more information contact ewoodson@caamuseum.org.

Added by Terri Dixon on February 13, 2015 at 9:00am — No Comments

Officials visit new Business Solution Center for merchants impacted by Crenshaw/LAX Line construction

Los Angeles, Monday, Feb. 9, 2015.-Los Angeles Mayor and Metro Board Chair Eric Garcetti, along with Metro Board members Los Angeles County Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas and Inglewood Mayor James T. Butts today toured Metro’s recently opened Business Solution Center to help businesses impacted by…

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Added by Jose Ubaldo on February 11, 2015 at 12:26pm — 2 Comments

Affordable Dance Classes for the Youth in Leimert Park!

Ms. Genell can keep those kids ACTIVE and ENGAGED!!! Give her a call for all the details: 818.445.6321…

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Added by Heather Lee Presha on February 7, 2015 at 1:34pm — No Comments

Swimming Improves Heart Health: Exercise For Any Age

Lewis Carter, 77, (right) and Jerome Smith, 71, (left) discovered a passion that boosted their health.

When Jerome Smith, 71, was in college, he admired the guys on the swim team.

 “They seemed to be the happiest and healthiest guys on campus,” he said. The team at his small college had a…

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Added by Elizabeth Artley on February 6, 2015 at 12:30pm — No Comments

The Dubber - Cleaning Up The Dirty South

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Colored People® Network Presents: The Dubber

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Added by ColoredPeople.net on January 26, 2015 at 12:33pm — No Comments

ThaWilsonBlock Magazine Issue23 "Meet Mya Vat"

Added by Pasadena Music Scene on January 15, 2015 at 12:24pm — No Comments

From a kitchen table in Leimert Park - There's a lot going on (with or without you)



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Today is the Empowerment Congress. Wait - don't tune out yet. 

Thousands of people from our area attend to learn about how Los Angeles runs - AND WHO RUNS LOS ANGELES. 

What I'm trying to say is that this is a special opportunity to get to…

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Added by enhager on January 17, 2015 at 1:00am — 2 Comments

Clean up Leimert Park...

I hope you'll join me there!…

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Added by Heather Lee Presha on January 15, 2015 at 1:10pm — 1 Comment

Decking for future Crenshaw/Expo Station completed and Crenshaw Boulevard is open in both directions

Traffic on Crenshaw and Exposition boulevards returned to normal this past weekend after Metro on Saturday completed the decking operation for the future Crenshaw/Expo underground station for the Crenshaw/LAX Line light rail project.

Two lanes of traffic are open in both directions on Crenshaw and on…

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Added by Jose Ubaldo on January 12, 2015 at 2:01pm — No Comments

Eat Shop Play Crenshaw: Eso Won Books



Construction continues along Crenshaw Boulevard for the Crenshaw/LAX Line, which means fencing, detours and other activity that may make the neighborhood bit difficult to navigate. However, the businesses located there are absolutely open during construction and worth visiting. Plus, supporting local Crenshaw businesses will give you a chance to win some cash!

Some…

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Added by Jose Ubaldo on January 9, 2015 at 2:22pm — 2 Comments

Start a new career as a Teacher – Apply Today

Start a new career as a Teacher – Apply Today

Happy New Year! Are you looking for a new career? I am currently recruiting to fill 50 teacher positions in Los Angeles – No Experience needed!  Follow the link to attend an upcoming Information Session to learn more details on how you can start making an immediate difference in your community.  

-          Receive $35,000 (up to) living stipend (first year)

-          Teacher…

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Added by LaMar S. Brown on January 2, 2015 at 11:00am — No Comments

Eat Shop Play Crenshaw: Post & Beam

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Construction continues along Crenshaw Boulevard for the Crenshaw/LAX Line, which means fencing, detours and other activity that may make Crenshaw north of Stocker Street a bit difficult to navigate. However, the businesses located there are absolutely open during construction and worth visiting.

Some of the businesses in the area have been around for quite some…

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Added by Jose Ubaldo on December 29, 2014 at 10:20am — 1 Comment

Kwanzaa Festival and Candle Lighting Ceremony (Dec. 27th)

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The Kwanzaa Heritage Festival and Block Parade.  A unique African American Cultural. Noon time Candle Lighting Ceremony, live music, community dancing, authentic crafts, continuous drum circle, exotic foods,  special children’s village and health…

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Added by Heather Lee Presha on December 22, 2014 at 6:00pm — 1 Comment

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

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

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

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

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Where do I vote? Who should I vote for?

To find out where you vote, click here -https://www.lavote.net/locator/ - and put in your address. If you want your elected representative to care about your concerns and the issues in your community, you need to vote. Five percent of eligible voters decide the election and the areas they represent get more attention. Your vote helps those who are working to improve the community because it shows the people care.So for you and for…See More
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Where do I vote? Who should I vote for?

To find out where you vote, click here -https://www.lavote.net/locator/ - and put in your address. If you want your elected representative to care about your concerns and the issues in your community, you need to vote. Five percent of eligible voters decide the election and the areas they represent get more attention. Your vote helps those who are working to improve the community because it shows the people care.So for you and for…See More
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Santa Monica Airport ArtWalk at Santa Monica Airport

March 14, 2015 from 12pm to 5pm
Explore open studios, watch art and ceramicdemonstrations, participate in art and theater workshops, and enjoy live musicand food trucks in the airport’s converted airplane hangars.ArtWalk will be at the Santa Monica Airport, along Airport Avenue between Bundy Drive and 23rd Street, Santa Monica, CA 90405 Free admission, parking and bike valet. Open to all. For more information visit www.smgov.net/airportartwalk. Follow the ArtWalk on…See More
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Opening Tribute Concert to Duke Ellington with Marcus L Miller Freedom Jazz Movement for "Love You Madly" - A Portrait of Duke Ellington at William Grant Still Arts Center

March 7, 2015 from 3pm to 6pm
Come check out the new exhibit and enjoy the music of Duke Ellington performed by members of Freedom Jazz Movement and Project World Drum. Joining Marcus L. Miller on the band stand are Edwin Livingston - Band Page (bass), Sabine Pothier (piano), & Greg Brown (vibes).The opening reception and concert…See More
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THE New Renaissance World STAGE Saturday Jazz Workshop·Bobby West♪African-American Her-History Month Feb '15 at The World Stage - Art, Education & Performance Gallery "The heart of L.A.'s African-American cultural community." - L.A. Times

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Free Live! Music at Baldwin Hills Crenshaw at Baldwin Hills Crenshaw, Center Court

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Crenshaw/LAX construction update includes flurry of activities

Construction of the Crenshaw/LAX Line entered February with a flurry of activities involving tree removal, closure of a parking lot, soil boring, vibration testing, utility relocation, concrete recycling and more excavation at a variety of locations.Walsh/Shea Corridor Constructors (WSCC) is now in the process of clearing away trees previously identified and approved for removal on Crenshaw Boulevard between 48th and 59th streets. This activity will continue for two more weeks from 7 a.m. to 3…See More
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